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MANGA LIVE!


A unique opportunity to meet bright young manga talents direct from Tokyo and discover that manga is not all tits and tentacles. Can Japanese comics conquer the UK? Meet: Hisaki Sakurai, who has adapted The Ring and features in new anthology Manga Mover; Kan Takahama, rising star of ‘Nouvelle Manga’, creator of the sexy slice-of-life Kinderbook and Mariko Parade, the tender break-up of Frederic Boilet and his model, Mariko Konno, who will also be present. Joining them and others in conversation are artist Kiriko Kubo, manga publisher and writer Sean Michael Wilson, and Paul Gravett.

Where: ICA, The Mall, London
When: Friday, September 3, 2004


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