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Chihayafuru Exhibit Debuts With Original Art, Manuscripts in Spring

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

Yuki Suetsugu's Chihayafuru manga is receiving an illustration exhibit next spring. The exhibition, titled "Chihayafuru no Sekai ~Suetsugu Yuki Hatsu Genga-ten~" (The World of Chihayafuru: Yuki Suetsugu's First Original Art Exhibit), will feature Suetsugu's original materials.

As part of the manga's 10th anniversary celebration, the exhibit will display Suetsugu's original illustrations, manuscripts, and storyboards, as well as a recreation of Suetsugu's studio and a video showing production of the exhibit's main visual. The exhibit will offer reproduced illustrations and exclusive merchandise for purchase.

The exhibit will debut at Seibu's main department store in Ikebukuro, Tokyo in March; at Abeno Harukas in Osaka in April; and at Mitsukoshi department store in Nagoya, Aichi in May.

Suetsugu launched the manga in Kodansha's Be-Love magazine in December 2007, and Kodansha published the manga's 36th compiled volume on November 13. The first 2018 issue of the magazine will publish a message from theme song performer Perfume and tribute illustrations from 33 other artists. The manga has more than 16 million copies in print in Japan. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally in English.

The manga has also inspired two 25-episode television anime series. Additionally, the 22nd volume of the manga bundled an original anime DVD when it shipped in September 2013. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime and released the first season with an English dub on September 12.

NTV will air 11 episodes from the television anime adaptation beginning on January 9 in anticipation of the third live-action film adaptation's premiere on March 17. The selected episodes will be linked to the first two live-action films, and will include the original episode that bundled with the manga's 22nd volume.

Source: Comic Natalie


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