Summer Explorers! Manga Comes To Life

When:
July 27, 2019 – July 28, 2019 all-day
2019-07-27T00:00:00+01:00
2019-07-29T00:00:00+01:00
Where:
British Library, Knowledge Centre Theatre
96 Euston Road
St Pancras
London NW1 2DB
Cost:
£8 per screening / £20 Full Day Pass (concessions available)
Contact:
Japan Foundation / British Library
Summer Explorers! Manga Comes To Life @ British Library, Knowledge Centre Theatre

Love Japanese films and passionate about manga? This special film season will satisfy both cravings!

Manga is an art medium which has enjoyed widespread popularity both at home in Japan, as well as globally abroad, for many decades now. Countless Japanese filmmakers have reached for it as a source of inspiration due to its narrative nature which explores intricate storylines as well as animated characters. Much like literature, manga is a mirror reflecting the realities and ideas of the Japanese society.

From over the top, offbeat narratives of psychic teenagers and upstart political wrangling in a high school environment, to spectacular battles between good and evil, and stories of tender friendships Summer Explorers 2019 : Manga Comes To Life – Live Action Japanese Film Based on Manga showcases the range of plotlines that this graphic art has provided film creatives. Come and see the versatility of the influence that manga has had on Japanese cinema!

Presented and Curated by the Japan Foundation, in collaboration with the British Library.

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