Wednesday, March 2, 2016

"KochiKame" at Jump Festa 2016

Jump Festa 2016 was held at Chiba’s Makuhari Messe convention center outside of Tōkyo, from 19th
to 20th December 2015. An exhibition of popular manga works took place in the venue delighting the many fans who gathered at the event. Over the two days, about 153,000 people attended the festival.

The event was put together as a thank you for the fans who support the five Jump magazines: Weekly Shōnen Jump, Shōnen Jump+, V Jump, Jump Square and Saikyō Jump. This year was the 17th edition of the festival and featured all kinds of exhibitions themed around each of the franchises plus original merchandise too.

In the “Jump Genga World,” other than popular manga series like One Piece and Naruto, KochiKame which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016, was also featured, and the original art of the Shitamachi scenery was exhibited as well.

"Jump Genga World" entrance
Giant portrait of Kankichi Ryōtsu using the covers from most of the tankōbons

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