Second Kyomaf Train Added to Kyoto Subways

The Tozai Line Kyomaf Train will run until late October.
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On September 5th, the second “Kyomaf Train” promoting the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2016 was added to the Tozai Line of the Kyoto Municipal Subway.

The first train, decorated with manga and anime characters from various popular series, has been running on the subway’s Karasuma Line since August. In addition to promoting this year’s Kyomaf trade show, scheduled for September 17th and 18th, the trains are also meant to encourage usage of the Kyoto Municipal Subway.

The second train features artwork of characters from “Ojarumaru”, “Time Bokan 24”, “Bungo Stray Dogs”, and “Dagashi Kashi”, the last of which is currently the subject of an exhibition at the Kyoto International Manga Museum, a Kyomaf secondary venue. The first train includes characters from “Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans”, “Servamp”, “Twin Star Exorcists”, and various Happy Elements mobile games.

The trains, decorated inside and out with manga and anime characters, will be working on a double schedule to transport attendees to the Kyomaf venues. The Tozai Line Kyomaf Train will run until late October, while the Karasuma Line Kyomaf Train will be in operation until the beginning of October.

Additional Kyomaf-related events taking place in and around Kyoto have been recently revealed, including a “Kantai Collection” anime attraction at Toei Kyoto Studio Park, a “Kantai Collection” movie stamp collecting contest held at stations throughout the Kyoto Municipal Subway, and an “Ojarumaru” stamp collecting scavenger hunt.

Family-oriented Ojarumaru stamp collecting scavenger hunt
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Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2016 (Kyomaf 2016)