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Museum Celebrates 30 Years of "Corocoro," Anthology of "Pokemon," "Doraemon" and More

The Suginami Animation Museum in Tokyo will host an exhibition beginning Feb. 27 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the launch of Shogakukan’s Corocoro Comic manga magazine in 1977. The anthology helped popularize children’s comic phenomenons including Pokemon, Beyblade and Doraemon. Earlier franchises included Kaibutsu-kun and Obake no Q-taro.

The free event is aimed at both parents and children, will run until May 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and will include screenings, autograph signings and displays of original manuscripts. For directions in English see the museum Web site.

[via Tokyo Anime Center]

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