Japanism 2018

Japanese entertainment in the city center

Sunday 1st of July 2018

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Japanism - "Balkan Asia Convention" is being held at the Youth Center (Dom omladine) from 5th to 8th July. For fans of different aspects of Japanese pop culture, this is a great opportunity to enjoy Japanese animated films - anime and comics - manga. The convention lasts four days, and discussions, lectures, creative workshops and other interactive programmes are organized.

The traditional exhibition of the works selected at the competition is of competitive type, and the highlight is the cosplay competition. The convention includes other Asian cultures, so the programme will also include András Szekeres's lectures on Chinese warriors and South Korea. The guest of the event is Rambutan - an illustrator from Germany, and on the first day of Japanism, you can enjoy the wildest Japanese advertisements. Manga, manhwa, manhua are the themes for the first announced discussion - the Asian comic. You will get acquainted with Japanese writing system, but also test your manga drawing skills on the manga workshop "Art Jam". The promotion of Sakura editions, a story about Haiku poetry and the phenomenon of Asia - South Korean pop music.

On the second day, the youngest can enjoy the show "Mouse Wedding", followed by two anime series Nanatsu no Taizai vs Akame ga Kill! On the programme there is the film "The place promised in our early days", but after all the festival activities, there is recommendation for a gastronomic adventure - KADEI Ramen Ambasador, the story about noodles. For fans of the cosplay there are ideal programmes Make what you see, not what it is and Cosplay budgeting - do it yourself.

Sunday is reserved for reckoning - a cosplay spectacle. The characters from video games, comics, movies and series under the spotlights, with light effects and music will revive in front of your eyes. The winners will be selected in 5 categories, but only one gets the Grand Prix of the Festival.