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Anime and Manga visit India

The first day of the convention featured some of the renowned animators, game designers, illustrators, artists and related companies from countries like Japan, Hong Kong, US, France to conduct several Master classes, Workshops, Panel discussions, Talks and Presentations.

International Japanese animator Daizen Komatsuda took a session on Manga Story Board drawing; he is the key animators for many famous anime movies like, Spirited Away, Innocence, and Attack on Titans. The CEO of JI style Yoshifumi Abe also gave a presentation on his company products and the scope of Indo-Japan trade.

For hardcore gamers, PS4 gaming booth was setup to make gaming experience at its finest. The
convention also featured a Cosplay booth which had a team of professional Cosplayers with whom you can click photos, get autographs and more. The Convention offered more with anime and manga quizzes, Treasure Hunt: ‘Detective Conan’, where the participants solved the riddles to find the clue and get treasure chest.

The second day was commenced with the interactive session on Character Design by Chris Solarski , video game designer and illustrator. 3D animation fans got exclusive opportunity to meet Hiroaki Matsuura, the president and CEO of Sanzigan who introduced the Japanese art animation and 3D techniques.

Dr. Ryan Holmberg, author and art historian conducted a talk session on Pop manga; the word of Seiichi Hayashi. He said, ‘It is a delight for me to translate old Japanese comics and the goal is to get all Indian fans interested in all different styles of Manga’.

The Convention director Nitesh Rohit conducted a panel discussion on ‘the future of anime and manga business India’ and discussed about the current scenario of anime and manga business.
The 3rd and the final day of Anime Convention 2014 ended with the most awaited show of the evening The Cosplay Competition. The event was judged by panel of judges including illustrators and designers from Japan , Hong Kong.

This annual convention was whole new experience for the Indian audience to explore the enormous world of Anime and to inculcate new ideas and creativity in the young generation. It stands on the idea of bringing the fandom and experts under one roof to cherish Japanese pop culture and to create a business environment for Indo-Japanese collaboration.
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