FEATURE: Mansai - Kochi Manga Festival Photo Report Part 1

Mascot character, voice actor, dealers room, figure, and more!

"Mansai - Kochi Manga Festival" is a yearly event held in Kochi-city, Kochi Prefecture on Shikoku island. The event features various aspects of Japanese manga/anime culture. The ninth festival was held at Kochi City Culture-Plaza Cul-Port, where National High School Manga Championship of Japan is also held, on November 5-6.


Here's some photos from the second day. There were some nice cosplay events in the festival, but taking photos of the cosplayers was strictly prohibited by the event organizer unfortunately.


The flyer


The most popular guest, Kochi's mascot character "Katsuo-Ningen (Tuna-man)"


Talk show by voice actor Daisuke Sakaguchi (Shimura Shinpachi in Gintama)


Dealers room


Katsuo-Ningen character goods


Kochi Indies Magazine (local manga magazine only available in Kochi)


The newest issue (vol.10)


Manga workshop


Figures provided by Kaiyodo Hobby Museum Shimanto


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