The autographed illustrations by manga artists in the café are also a must-see.
Additionally, museum has temporary exhibitions apart from these permanent exhibitions.
Tezuka Osamu was known as the god of manga, and the title character from his manga Phoenix warmly watches over the atrium of the museum.
The museum holds a regularly changing program of exhibitions that can alter the way you view manga culture. From exhibitions that meet your desires to see the raw manuscripts of a particular manga artist, to exhibitions that explain the depths of manga history linked to modern day popular manga.
The booming voice of a performer calling ‘the kamishibai is starting’ (‘kamishibai ga hajimaruzo~’) echoes through the museum. Follow that voice and you’ll reach a scene of Showa period nostalgia... find yourself invited by the sounds of roaring laughter, and laugh along to return instinctively to your childhood.
Do you read manga every day, but still wonder how manga is actually drawn?
In this corner, you can see an up-close demonstration of artists at work drawing manga, from their initial rough sketch and inking, to coloring of the artwork.