Official Name: Monaco Anime Game International Conferences Kyoto 2019(MAGIC KYOTO 2019)
Date: November 6th 2019 (Wed) Start: 16:30-20:30
Event space: ROHM Theatre Kyoto(south Hall)
Outline: After a successful first event last year in Kyoto and coming off the back of the fifth annual event in Monaco, Magic Kyoto is back! Welcoming a whole host of famous artists/ creators and cosplayers this year will be even bigger and better than ever!
Host: MAGIC KYOTO 2019 Organising Committee
Organisers: Mind Creators Japan Inc., , Shibuya Productions, Monaco
MAGIC KYOTO Co-Founder
Shibuya Productions, CEO
2019 represents a great year for Shibuya Productions. After celebrating the 5th anniversary of our pop culture event MAGIC Monaco and the 5th anniversary of our production company, we are now preparing the 2nd edition of our event MAGIC Kyoto.
I am still living the dream and I still have to pinch myself to believe it!
Thanks again to the hard work of the Shibuya Productions team and Mind Creators, our common dream to see Kyoto as an international cultural center keeps on coming true. What an honor to have been offered the opportunity to work with high local authorities such as the Prefecture and City of Kyoto. I want to express my gratitude to Mister Daisaku Kadokawa, Mister Takatoshi Nishiwaki and Mister Keiji Yamada for their precious help on carrying this project out.
This year, I am also achieving another dream. I am very proud to announce that I have created, and I am co-writing my first manga about chess in association with the grandmaster Garry Kasparov. The manga will be released in February 2020.
Remember when manga, video games and animation were not always culturally, artistically and economically valued as highly as it should have been, those times are gone. Nowadays, artists and actors from those universes finally get the respect they always deserved which makes a huge progress for cultural diversity in our world.
I would like to thank, the very talented William Simpson, the story boarder of the famous TV series Game of Thrones who imagined and designed MAGIC Kyoto’s official poster, and who will be with us during the event.
Lastly, I would like to thank all the artists who placed their trust in us as well as the Monegasque and Japanese authorities, which supports MAGIC Monaco, our Monaco-born event and many thanks to our partners and all people involved in MAGIC Kyoto.
Now, I wish you a wonderful experience at MAGIC Kyoto 2019 and I hope to see some of you at MAGIC Monaco in 2020 for its 6th anniversary!
President & CEO Shibuya Productions
MAGIC KYOTO Co-Founder
MindCreators Japan Inc., CEO
Bienvenue à Kyoto! Welcome to Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. Contents and pop culture event in Principality of Monaco "Monaco Anime Game International Conferences" which celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2019 has come to Kyoto, Japan for its second year!
The universal theme of MAGIC KYOTO is ''Ancient Future Vision''. The oldest manga; 'Animal Caricatures' (choju-giga), which is still kept in a temple in Kyoto (creation about 800 years ago). It has been more than 150 years since the first manga was exported and 60 years since the global expansion of 'Mighty Atom (Osamu Tezuka)' . It is also over 40 years since the beginning era of Japanese gaming industry. Now, entertainment industry is from 2D manga to animation and CG gaming with 3D technology, and even games are turning into movies!
With such development of media and technologies, cultural contents have established new expressions. In time of developed expression techniques, it is highly meaningful to introduce original sense of beauty in Japanese culture, philosophy, core sense of Japanese art culture and various Japanese culture as back ground of video game, manga, animation, comics, pop culture and cinema in form of international conference. MAGIC KYOTO invites authorities of each cultural icons and introduce academic discussions from Kyoto.
We believe, that interactions through cultural experiences are what human is given as gift and also it is the source of our happiness.
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, and local advisors in Kyoto, artists and creators who will join MAGIC KYOTO 2019, our sponsors, Mr. Cédric Biscay and MAGIC MONACO team, and advisory ambassadors.