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Blythe 9th Anniversary Charity Exhibition

Manga Girls Inspiration
at Kyoto International Manga Museum

The Kyoto International Manga Museum will hold an exhibit of customized Blythe Dolls based on characters from Japanese manga, as described below.

This is a charity exhibition that is part of the philanthropic efforts of Cross World Connections, Ltd. (CWC); the dolls will later be sold in an auction, and the money gathered will be donated to charity. Already having been shown in Tokyo and Taipei, the exhibition now comes to the Manga Museum.

Blythe Dolls that been styled based on inspiration from manga and anime are one of the many expressions of the world of manga. Please enjoy this collaboration between manga and Blythe dolls.


January 15 - 30, 2011
10am - 6pm (The last entrance is at 5:30pm.)
Regularly scheduled closures on Wednesdays

Location Kyoto International Manga Museum, 2nd Floor, Galleries 1 and 2
Admission Free
*However, a General Admission ticket to the Museum is required.
Thirty dolls that have been styled based on inspiration from manga and anime.

Click here for pictures of the featured works

Examples of Featured Works
Participating artists (in order by the Japanese alphabet)

  • Fujio Akatsuka "AKKO-CHAN'S got a SECRET!" by ICHIGOYA
  • Rascal by Yoshieda
  • Shotaro Ishinomori "Cyborg 009" by @nai+La. TOMO
  • Kaori Ozaki "Meteoh, Methuselah" by Mugendou
  • Machiko Satonaka "Rainbow in the Sky" The legend of Emperoress Jitoh
  • Yukiru Sugisaki "Ascribeto Heaven" by Kitten
  • The Mystic Archives of DantalianXGAINAX X BABY, THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT by Miyuki Odani
  • Toriko Chiya " TOKYO ALICE" by Aya Fujimoto
  • Osamu Tezuka "BLACK JACK" by Junie Moon
  • Buichi Terasawa, Jane from "COBRA" by team GUILD
  • Go Nagai  [AIRA from MAZINKAISER SKL]  by GIL-D & Junie Moon
  • Eico Hanamura 「Happy Girl」 by Aketsun! + Asian Beat
  • Kamui Fujiwara "Love Sync Dream [LSD] "by MIELE DOLCE
  • Leije Matsumoto "Galaxy Express 999" by MOMOLITA x mitsubachi@BabyBee
  • Fairy Princess Minky Momo by Junie Moon
  • The Great Adventure of Hutch the Honeybee by Junie Moon
  • MORI CHACK "Mischievous Gloomy Bear"
  • Monkey Punch "Lupin the 3rd" by mitsubachi@BabyBee × SILVER BUTTERFLY
  • - fashion brand &creator -
    ALICE and the PIRATES
    Miyuki Odani
    Saki Yamashita
    Junie Moon
    Noriya Takeyama with picopico
    devil-pockets ~Shinichiro Kitai & Ayumi Urayama
    Hello Kitty Designer Yuko Yamaguchi
    Naito Yamada

Click here for learn more about Cross World Connections Ltd. (CWC)

-IMRC- 国際マンガ研究センター
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