Manga's Future Has Feminine Feel
The English-language Yomiuri Shimbun notes that the Kawasaki City Museum in Japan will be exhibiting the works of famous all-female manga studio CLAMP. Entitled “Manga Aato wa Toki o Kaeru” (translated “Manga Art That Defies Space and Time”), the exhibition is scheduled to coincide with the 15th anniversary of CLAMP’s professional debut in 1990 with RG VEDA, a story based on the ancient epic poem Rig Veda and on Indian mythology.
CLAMP began as a doujinshi (“amateur manga”) circle of twelve members but now remains four women – Satsuki Igarashi (art designer), Ageha Okawa (story writer), Tsubaki Nekoi (cute artwork drawer), and Mokona (realistic artwork) who goes by one name. Magic Knight Rayearth, X, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Chobits are among their most popular works.
CLAMP: Manga Art that Defies Space and Time
Until April 10, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays (except March 21) and March 22.
For more information: http://home.catv.ne.jp/hh/kcm/ (Japanese site)