The National Art Center, Tokyo to Hold "JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure" 30th Anniversary Exhibition Next Summer
The National Art Center, Tokyo, the largest national museum in Japan, will hold a special event “Hirohiko Araki Jojo Exhibition: Ripples of The Adventure” in the summer of 2018. The exhibition will be held as the last project for the 30th anniversary of Hirohiko Araki’s long-running fantasy action manga series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. The manga started its serialization in 1987 and has printed over 100 million copies in Japan.
— 荒木飛呂彦公式サイト「JOJO.com」 (@araki_jojo) 2017年12月15日
This the second time for the prestigious national art facility to hold a personal exhibition for a Japanese
manga artist since Osamu “God of Manga” Tezuka 28 years ago. In addition to Araki’s original manga
works, various technologies will be used for the largest-scale displays in the history of the Jojo manga series.
Araki says, “It is a very great honor for me to show the compilation of Jojo’s 30th anniversary to everyone
at the honorary place. At the same time, I am also feeling nervous. What I have tried to draw in the Jojo
series is ‘Growth of the Spirits’ through all the phenomena in this universe and the battles between the
good and evil. This exhibition will feature images of the characters and their guardian gods gathering
together at the same time and place. In addition, I am planning to offer some new drawings. Please look
forward to the next summer.”
— 荒木飛呂彦原画展 JOJO 冒険の波紋 (@JOJOex_2018) 2017年12月15日
“JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” manga tankobon 1st volume and its 8th arc “Jojolion” 16th volume
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