Current Exhibition

"Future Boy Conan" Special Exhibition ~ Exploring the charm of manga films

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A new special exhibition, "Future Boy Conan", starts on May 28.

One of the characteristics of the works of film director Hayao Miyazaki is that "when you finish watching them, you find yourself a little more energized than before".

Drawn into a vivid world of the protagonist, the film evokes the wishes and longings that are hidden within the viewer. The exhilaration brought about by the boldness of a story set in an unrealistic fictional world, which makes it all the more relaxing and enjoyable, is exactly the source of that rejuvenating energy.

Manga films, in which the viewer becomes the protagonist of the story and feels like he or she is fully moving around in an absurd world created by imagination, are the origin and basis of Hayao Miyazaki's work.

This aspect is most strongly expressed in Hayao Miyazaki's first directorial debut, the animated television series "Future Boy Conan" (1978).

This exhibition explores the charm of manga films in the 26 episodes in two galleries, presenting the story, machinery, design materials and imageboards drawn during the creative process to unravel the fascination.

The 13-hour-long program is a "fun and entertaining animation" made to look like a single movie. We would be delighted if you could experience in the exhibition room the moment when the source of energy turns into a step towards the future.

Exhibition Period
May 28, 2022 to November 2023 (tentative)
The Tokuma Memorial Cultural Foundation for Animation
Special Sponsor
Nisshin Seifun Group, Lawson Entertainment, Nippon Television Network
Nippon Animation
Special Collaboration
Studio Ghibli
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