FROM TOKYO TO PARIS: THE MANGA REVOLUTION
In France, manga has conquered a huge market, accounting for one in every two comic books sold. This Japanese literature was introduced in the 1970s, with Goldorak on television in 1978, but it wasn't until the 1990s, thanks to Jacques Glénat, that Japanese comics were successfully imported, notably with the first manga to be published in France, Akira. Despite the controversy surrounding violence, manga continued to grow in popularity, giving rise to specialist publishers and magazines such as Animeland.
The programme will travel to Japan to meet authors and fans who will explain that the success of manga lies in the values it conveys, such as friendship, love and adventure, adapted to all ages. Schools for training future mangaka masters will also be explored in Japan and France. Finally, we'll be discovering the talent of French mangaka such as Tony Valente, and plunging into the world of fans through key events such as Paris Manga and the Angoulême Comics Festival, with the doors of enthusiasts' collections opening.