By: caen On: August 14, 2017 In: vaf2017-en Comments: 0

Astroboy, My neighbour Totoro, TekkonKinkreet, Your Name and Akira. Amazing line-up right

This year’s Viborg Animation Festival is a true must-see for all of you hardcore manga- and animéfans out there, offering a wealth of interesting and fun events. We’ve boiled it down to this ultra short guide with the four absolute highlights of this year’s festival.


My neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away, Ponyo and Howl’s Moving Castle are some of Studio Ghibli’s most beloved film and we give you the chance to experience all of them at this year’s VAF. We are also screening Only Yesterday by director Isao Takahata, who founded Studio Ghibli together with Miyazaki. Only Yesterday is a poetic and subtle story about a young girl, who travels back to her hometown and long-forgotten childhood memories.

KAWAII & EPIKKU – Viborg Manga and Anime Exhibition

The Japanese exhibition will, among others, include beautiful works of Osamu Tezuka, the collection Genga’(DASH) from Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center and Kyoto International Manga Museum as well as artwork from several films that will be screened in the cinema. On the top floor you can chill out and explore our Manga library.

Manga Artist Battle

The pencils have been sharpened and the hand-to-eye coordination is at top levels, when Denmark meets Japan in a fierce battle to settle once and for all, which nation has fostered the best comic book artists. Guided by drawing enthusiast and Snapchat phenomenon Lakserytteren, both students and professionals from the world of drawing meet in an epic battle for world drawing dominion. The skills and imagination of the participants will be challenged, when they are asked to illustrate one complicated subject after the other. An event not to miss!

Manga and Comics: Inspiration and Isolation

Do you want to get new insights to the development of manga? At the Manga and Comics Seminar, Japanese and Western artists and experts track how Japanese comics have influenced and have been influenced by the outside world – and what makes Japanese comics their own dialects!

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