Kyomaf 2018 Announces Return with “Re:Zero,” “Lupin the Third,” “Peacemaker Kurogane” Promo Art
© Nanae Chrono / Mag Garden / Peacemaker Kurogane Production Committee
© Tappei Nagatsuki / Kadokawa, Inc. / Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World Production Committee
Original Work: Monkey Punch © TMS / NTV © Monkey Punch / TMS / NTV
The Kyoto Manga and Anime Festival 2018 (Kyomaf), western Japan’s largest manga and anime event, will be returning to Kyoto on September 15th and 16th.
The yearly festival combines the traditional Japanese city of Kyoto with the latest anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture, featuring exclusive merchandise, themed food, and events that can only be found in Kyoto. Last year’s installment set attendance records, with 81 companies and 34,058 visitors in attendance.
This year’s festival will be even bigger than ever, expanding the array of stage events, exclusive merchandise, and anime-themed food and drinks. To advertise the event, the first promotional images combining popular anime and Kyoto landmarks have been revealed. The image lineup includes cross-themed visuals of “Peacemaker Kurogane” and Hokanji Temple; “Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World” and Toji Temple; and “Lupin the Third Part 5” and Daikakuji Temple. The second wave of images will be released in June.
The festival will span three venues. The main exhibition area and sponsor booths will be located at Miyako Messe. ROHM Theatre Kyoto, accessible via random ticket drawing, will host anime series announcements and live events. Additional exhibitions and family-oriented events will be held at the Kyoto International Manga Museum.
Other facets of the festival will include general admission stage events; the Kyomaf Shop, which will sell exclusive merchandise from Kyoto-based anime and manga creators; traditional handicraft workshops; the Chara Cafe, serving food and drinks based on manga and anime series; a cosplay area; special exhibitions; a tour of the editorial department of a manga publisher; and the Kyoto International Manga Awards.
The festival will be open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on September 15th, and from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the 16th. Admission is 1,500 yen per day.