Check out the biggest collection of manga art outside of Japan

Manga | A huge collection of Japanese art at the British Museum

The British Museum now have the biggest exhibition of manga outside of Japan itself.

Allow us to paint you a picture of what’s involved…

They’re housing around 130 different sketches, drawings, games and more taken from the unique graphic novel genre. There are digital copies to download, a photo booth to ‘manga-fy’ your face, ‘cosplay’ costumes to try on, and – going right back to the art’s origins – a 17m curtain used in kabuki theatre with ghosts flying out of it.

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It all strives to be as authentically informative as possible – they’ve worked with over 50 artists (including the man responsible for Astro Boy), and there’s even a recreation of Tokyo’s oldest manga bookshop. You can’t buy anything from it though.

They had to draw the line somewhere.

NOTE: Manga at the British Museum is on until 26th August. Tickets cost £19.50, and can be bought at their website right HERE.


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