Manga Artists, Voice Actors, and Singers Appear at Taipei Comic Exhibition 2013

Makoto Shinkai, Eir Aoi, Kensho Ono featured

The 14th annual Taipei Comic Exhibition was held from August 15th to 20th at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 in Taipei, Taiwan. The first day of the event recorded nearly 10,000 attendees, the biggest first day numbers in the anime and manga convention’s history.

 

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Continuing on from last year’s strong presence, luminaries from Japan’s anime and manga industry made appearances at the event, including “5 Centimeters per Second” director Makoto Shinkai, “Kuroko no Basuke” (playing Tetsuya Kuroko) voice actor Kensho Ono, “Attack on Titan” (playing Misaka Ackerman) voice actress Yui Ishikawa, “Sword Art Online” opening theme singer Eir Aoi, and “Date A Live” (playing Yoshino) voice actress Iori Nomizu, among others.

 

One highlight of the exhibition was the revealing of the live action “Mobile Police Patlabor” film’s official logo, followed by the attendees receiving free postcards printed with the artwork.

 

The event was attended by a total of 580,000 people, a 26,000-person increase over last year’s figures. The 15th annual event will be held from August 7th to 12th, 2014, at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.

 

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The event was packed to overflowing with excited fans.

 

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Singer Eir Aoi, who learned how to greet her fans in Chinese, received a warm welcome on her first visit to Taiwan.

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

Fans were excited to get Eir’s autograph.

 

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14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013 藍井エイル

 

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The scene at director Makoto Shinkai’s signing.

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

The Japan Tourism Agency set up a quiz show at its booth, with correct answers earning an anime-themed postcard.

 

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14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

The One Piece special exhibition booth.

 

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14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

A custom-designed One Piece scooter.

 

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Umbrellas for sale.

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

The “Kuroko no Basuke” shooting game.

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

The figure exhibition drew big crowds on the last day.

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

Sculptor Takeshi Miyagawa demonstrating his craft.

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

Attendance was still strong well into the afternoon.

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

Free postcards were handed out displaying the live action “Mobile Police Patlabor” film logo.

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

Illustrations

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

Crayon Shin-chan is also popular in Taiwan.

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

The convention drew crowds bigger than the events being held at other parts of the venue.

 

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Booth representatives.

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

 

14th Comic Exhibition 台湾漫画博覧会2013

 

Link:
14th Comic Exhibition 2013 OFFICIAL WEB SITE

 

Source: YATTAR JAPAN

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