Special Exhibition"The World of Manga Experienced Through Science"- Meet the Dream Heroes of All Times

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Exhibition Outline "The World of Manga Experienced Through Science"

Experience Manga Through Science

Japanese manga culture developed dramatically from post-war to the period of rapid economic growth. In particular, the leading characters that made their appearance in works created from the 1960s to the 1970s inspired grand and ambitious dreams among many children. Those dreams and aspirations stirred up the imagination of people and became the driving force toward the realization of dream worlds. Could we not say that they had created the Japan of today?

This exhibition uses science and technology to recreate the powers of superheroes and heroines depicted in the manga works that have motivated and driven people. It communicates the power to paint a picture of the future, the wonders of manga culture, as well as science and technology and its potential, not only to children but also to the grownups who were once children.

The exhibition brings together five manga titles--"Cyborg 009" by Shotaro Ishinomori, "Doraemon" by Fujiko F. Fujio, "Himitsu no Akko-chan" (Akko-chan's Got a Secret!) by Fujio Akatsuka, "Kaibutsu-kun" by Fujio Fujiko (A) and "Tetsuwan Atomu (Astro Boy)" by Osamu Tezuka (*listed in alphabetical order), and uses science to recreate superhero or heroine powers. It is a realistic hands-on exhibit that will provide fun and enjoyment for visitors across all ages.

July 7 (Sat.) - October 15 (Mon.), 2012
1F Exhibition Space a & b, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Opening Hours
10:00 - 17:00 (Please enter at least 30 minutes before closing time.)
Every Tuesday (Open during summer holiday season)
Admission Fees
Adults: 1,300 yen, 18 years and under: 700 yen / Groups (8 people and over): Adults: 1,040 yen, 18 years and under: 560 yen
* Permanent exhibitions can be viewed.
* For those viewing the Special Exhibition only: Adults: 1,000 yen, 18 years old and under: 600 yen.
* Free admission for those in possession of a disabled person's certificate and up to one accompanying person.
* Free admission for preschoolers
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), "Experience Manga Through Science" Exhibition Production Committee (ASATSU-DK, Shogakukan, Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Lawson HMV Entertainment)
Special sponsor
Shogakukan (as an event celebrating the 90th anniversary of its establishment)
Special support by
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Special cooperation
ISHIMORI PRODUCTION INC., FUJIKO PRO CO., LTD., Fujiko Studio, Fujio Productions Ltd., Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. (listed in alphabetical order)
Planning cooperation
Google, Hideyuki Ando (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology), Junji Watanabe (Research Specialist, NTT Communication Science Laboratories), Mariana Verdaasdonk (media performance unit 66b/cell), Masahiko Inami (Professor, Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University), Masayuki Sasaki (FBC Co., Ltd.), Microsoft Japan, Tetsutoshi Tabata (media performance unit 66b/cell) (listed in alphabetical order)
IMAGICA IMAGEWORKS, McRAY Corporation, NOMURA Co., Ltd.,TYO-ID Productions (listed in alphabetical order)

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