MANGA from France changes the future of Japanese manga

'Lastman': Transmediational movements now and in the future

© Euromanga / Vivès-Balak-Sanlaville

© Casterman / Vivès-Balak-Sanlaville

© 板橋しゅうほう

Here at the Kyoto International Manga Museum, we are holding a talk show event with three French creators: Bastien Vivès, Balak, Michaël Sanlaville who are authors of 'Lastman'and a Japanese manga artist, Itahashi Syuho. 'Lastman' is said to be a fusion of Japanese manga and French Bande déssinée (comics in French language, as written as BD) and has been in the spotlight in France and beyond.

This talk show is a co-hosted event with 'Week-end of Bande déssinée in Kansai' by the Institut français Kansai.

Date and Time

October 16, 2016, 2-4pm

Venue Kyoto International Manga Museum, 1F, multipurpose hall

200 people (first come basis)

Artists Bastien Vivès, Balak, Michael Sanlaville and Itahashi Syuho

No pre-registration required

* Numbered tickets will be distributed in the museum from 10 am.

Kyoto International Manga Museum ,
Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center


'Lastman' was created by three young artists: Bastien Vivès, Balak, Michaël Sanlaville who were influenced by not only French BD, but also by Japanese manga, anime and video games while growing up. This title is professed as 'French style MANGA' , is called the first shonen MANGA in France, and got the prize for a series of the Angoulême International Comics Festival 2015. It is loved by a wide range of fans.

This title, which is well mixed with French BD style and Japanese manga techniques, will be discussed by Syuho Itahashi, who is an enthusiast of American comics and BD and is famous for his works, which are like a mixture of American comics and French BD.

The artists will be talking about the beginnings of their works and about differences in visual expression between Japanese manga and French BD. We are holding a signing session after the talk show.

*There will be a consecutive interpretation between Japanese and French.

A signing session featuring Bastien Vivès, Balak and Michael Sanlaville.

Date and Time

October 16, 2016, 4.30-5.30pm

Venue Kyoto International Manga Museum, 1F, multipurpose hall
Capacity 50 people (first come basis)

Numbered tickets will be distributed to the first 50 visitors who purchase a related publication from the museum shop (You will need your ticket from the talk show event to join this event).
* Signing session will be held after the talk show event.

*You also need an additional numbered ticket to join the signing session.
*One numbered ticket will be given per person.

*You will get the signatures of 3 artists together on a card that the museum provides. You cannot request autographs on other items such as books and cards.

*Your name must be written on the card when you get their signatures.

Please note that the schedule, performers, and contents are subject to change.
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