Manga Museum Meanderings

It’s only on for a few weeks more but if you do get a chance to grab tickets to the Manga exhibition then do it. If not then here is a little peak of what is hidden inside The British Museum.

   

The Mr is a huge fan of Manga and I would be lying if I didn’t indulge in the odd Studio ghibli movie (although technically that’s anime) so we managed to squeeze in a little trip up to town to the largest exhibition of Manga outside of Japan. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the exhibition but what was really amazing was the history behind Manga and how it wasn’t created by one specific person. It was a great insight into a style of art that dates back way before the 1800’s and how some of it’s roots come from the Japanese version of Punch magazine.

I have to say I am more interested in the art work than the story lines but was amazed by how many political, LGBTQ+ and handicapped sports storylines there were. They have a huge library in the middle of the exhibition packed full of different manga’s for people to read from absolute classics to modern publication giving great examples of the art styles and how the medium has progressed.

I don’t want to give too much away in case you are planning on going so let me know in the comments if you’ve been or are planning too.

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