The Manga market in Europe is worth well over €280 million, and no expense is spared at this year’s Manga Fair Barcelona. Manga includes all things related to Japanese comics, gaming and popular culture. You can expect to find a whole room dedicated to Japanese culture-icon Super Mario Bros, videogame workshops, Manga workshops, as well as shiatsu classes, Japanese cuisine and plenty more throughout the weekend.This year’s festival welcomes special guest Tetsuya Tashiro, creator of the venerated Manga comic ‘Akame ga Kill!’. And there will be an opportunity to meet female Japanese pop band Tancobuchin who will perform on both Saturday and Sunday as part of their world tour. The epitome of any great Manga fair is its cosplay costume competition and Barcelona, being Barcelona, promises to go big. Dust off your favourite costume and get ready to be transported to the weird and wonderful world of Manga.
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