Naoki Urasawa Live Event in London on June 5

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Venue is Japan House London, which is also running an Urasawa exhibition from June 5 to July 28

Naoki Urasawa, the manga artist who created Monster, Pluto, Master Keaton, 20th Century Boys and Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl, will appear at a live event on June 5, organised by Japan House in collaboration with WIRED.

The venue is Japan House London on Kensington High Street. Booking (at the link) is essential, and admission is £10. The event runs from 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m., with the conversation followed by a drink reception.

From the website:

"The exclusive one-nighter will offer audiences a rare chance to see Urasawa bring his art to life in a live drawing demonstration, and engage in discussion on his career to date in an intimate setting. Expect to have your expectations of what manga is, and who it is for, shattered by one of the industry's greatest living artistic talents.

"(...)This event features WIRED writer Matt KAMEN in conversation with Urasawa Naoki. Join us to find out more about one of Japan's greatest manga artists and for the opportunity to ask him questions yourself. Co-presented by Japan House and WIRED, the event includes after-hours' access to the ‘This is Manga’ exhibition and a networking reception with canapes and Japanese drinks."

In addition, Japan House London is running a free exhibition entitled This is Manga – the Art of Urasawa Naoki, from June 5 to July 28.

According to the exhibition's press release:

"This retrospective exhibition will introduce Urasawa's ideas from inception through development, with more than 400 original drawings and storyboards on display. Selected stories from seven of his major works will be presented, highlighting the breadth of the artist's narrative styles. There'll even be a reading corner with full English translations of his bestselling stories.

"And, through changing displays, four consecutive stories from 'Yawara!' (pictured right) will be presented over the course of the exhibition, one story every two weeks, encouraging you to return again and again to experience the work in the weekly serial style of many Japanese comic anthologies."

Via Anime UK News.

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