Following the great success of its first event last year, Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair, "Kyomafu" for short, came back to Miyako Messe (Kyoto International Exhibition Hall) on September 6 (business day) and 7&8 (public day open for public). The event was organized by the City of Kyoto, which had been famous for its various cultural activities featuring manga and anime including the Kyoto International Manga Museum. The official website of Kyomafu says the purpose of the event is to create a platform for business matching between the enterprises of Kansai Region and the Capital Region, to provide a market for young creators, and to increase manga and anime fans and tourists.
Regardless of the bad weather, more than 20,000 enthusiastic anime/manga fans gathered Miyako Messe and enjoyed checking various exhibitions and stage events for the latest titles again this year.
Please check the first part of our photo reports of Kyomafu 2013 below!!
*all of the photos were taken by the writer Mikikazu Komatsu with the organizer's permission
Kyomafu 2013 Floor Guide Map (illustration by CLAMP)
A waiting line for Kyomafu 2013
Miyako Messe in the rain
The reason of the emptiness of the photos is I took them just after the start of the event
The official mascot girl of the event Tomoe-chan designed by Kosuke Fujishima (You're Under Arrest, Oh My Goddess!)
Shueisha's Ultra Jump booth featuring Hirohiko Araki's "Jojolion"
"Jojo meets Kyoto" panel
The booth also featured "Gingitsune," the TV anime adaptation of Sayori Ochiai's fantasy manga
"Biorg Trinity" by Otaro Maijou and Oh!Great
The visitors could receive a free copy of the special Kyomafu edition of Ultra Jump
The 196-page magazine included the first episode of "Jojolion", "Kuroda-san & Katagiri-san",
"Gingitsune", and "Biorg Trinity."
Kadokawa announced the TV anime adaptation of Morohe Yoshida's love comedy manga "Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha"
SHAFT's booth was of course featuring the third "Madoka Magica" film
The second advance ticket for the film came with the new visual poster
1/1 scale head of Titan from "Attack on Titan". Probably the same thing we saw at Summer Comiket