- 09 Oct 2021 - 02 Jan 2022
The new exhibition at the Fabbrica del Vapore, produced by Comicon, the Italian comic industry festival, and J-Pop, an Italian publisher, celebrates the history of Manga, its heroes, and Italy’s wild obsession for its culture. The show features more than three hundred characters, 1800 objects, and almost 400 posters and prints. The objects in the exhibition are extremely rare and are practically impossible to find even in Japan. In Italy, as in France, the Manga culture became remarkably popular from the 1980s onwards and conquered the entertainment industry with renowned titles as AstroBoy, Heidi, JigRoboto, and Lupin. The influence is mutual. Western culture has been fascinated and inspired by the Japanese comic art, and Mangas were affected by European culture in an unprecedented way.
Amination Cel, La principessa Zaffiro, private collection.