The 20th Barcelona Manga Festival will take place from Thursday the 30th October to Sunday the 2nd of November in Fira Barcelona. This year the festival will extend again his space and his schedules. Already has been confirmed the participation of Kengo Hanazawa and Ken Niiumura, two important authors. Hawazawa is very known by his manga I am a Hero. The Barcelona Manga Festival will have contests of cosplay, karaoke, musical concerts, manga workshops, Japanese ciusine and many other activities about the popular Japanese culture.
32 International Barcelona Comic Con, celebrated from May 15 to May 18, has been a great success. It’ve had 06.000 visitors and 150 exhibitors. The exhibition on the War in the Comic showed more than original pages 550 of authors of different times and countries. Also there were exhibitions on Batman, Wolverine, Popeye or autobiographical graphic novels. The Comic Con have had the participation of important out-standing authors come from The United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France and Italy.
El gran autor de manga japonés Yoichi Takahashi ha confirmado su participación en el XIX Salón del Manga de Barcelona. Nacido en Tokyo el 28 de julio de 1960, empezó a publicar el manga titulado "Captain Tsubasa" en la revista semanal "Jump" de la editorial Shueisha en 1981, que encendió el boom del fútbol en todo el Japón. Otras obras destacadas son: "Sho no densetsu (Leyenda de Sho)", "CHIBI", "ACE! ("As" en ingles"), entre otros títulos.