Manga マンガ, The British Museum - ★★★★☆ - Until August 26, 2019


Manga is a phenomenon! It is not simply a style of art. It borders on the cult. Its fans love this genre and it comprises film, games, books and so much more. Ever heard of Comiket or cosplay? This is an exhibition for the aficionados, but it also serves as a great introduction for the uninitiated. It guides us through how to read manga and traces its origins to the great Japanese artist, Hokusai. The images of manga run the gamut from haunting to whimsical, and the use of manga in Japanese society goes from instruction to entertainment. The genres and sub-genres are endless from sports to fantasy and from humour to erotica. There is even travel adventure fiction such as "Professor Munakata's British Museum Adventure." Make this informative exhibition your British Museum adventure into what is the amazingly popular world-wide obsession with manga!

Reviewed by J.C.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆☆★ 

WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Until August 26, 2019
Sun - Thu: 10 am - 4 pm, Fri 10 am - 7 pm
Nearest tube: Russell Square
https://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/manga.aspx

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