"The World of Manga Experienced Through Science" exhibition opens in Ehime! [August 2 (Fri.) - September 1 (Sun.), 2013]

"The World of Manga Experienced Through Science" exhibition held at Miraikan from July to October 2012 will be held at emifull MASAKI (emifull Court, emifull Hall) from August 2 to September 1, 2013.

Exhibition Outline

Venue: emifull MASAKI (emifull Court and emifull Hall)
Period: August 2 (Fri.) - September 1 (Sun), 2013
Time: Weekdays 9:00 - 19:00 (Last admissions at 18:30) / Weekends 9:00 - 20:00 (Last admissions at 19:30)
Organizers: Ehime Broadcasting Co., Ltd., The Ehime Shimbun Co., Ltd.
Supported by: Fuji Company, Limited
In association with: Ehime Prefecture, Ehime Prefectural Board of Education, Matsuyama City, Matsuyama City Board of Education, Masaki Town, Masaki Town Board of Education, Ehime Prefecture Municipal Kindergarten PTA Association, Ehime Prefecture Private Kindergarten PTA Association, Ehime Prefecture Private Kindergartens Association, Ehime Prefecture Nursery School Association
Planning and production: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), "The World of Manga Experienced Through Science" Exhibition Production Committee (ASATSU-DK INC., Shogakukan Inc., Shogakukan-Shoeisha Productions Co., Ltd., Lawson HMV Entertainment, Inc.)
Special cooperation: FUJIKO PRO CO., LTD., Fujiko Studio, Fujio Productions Ltd., ISHIMORI PRODUCTION INC., Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. (listed in alphabetical order)

Exhibition Concept

Japanese manga culture developed dramatically from the 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.