Smithsonian Event to Feature Manga and Anime Seminar


A seminar titled "Manga to Anime: From Astro Boy to Spirited Away" will take place during the "Japan WOW!" Smithsonian event (March 31 to June 9):

Manga and anime are now two of Japan's biggest cultural exports—as evidenced by the popularity and record-breaking sales associated with the 2001 animated movie "Spirited Away." In this seminar leading experts and industry veterans will explore the development of these interconnected art forms, commenting on the creative process, styles, characters and the effect these popcultural creations have on United States markets and trends.

Source: ActiveAnime