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Friday, 3rd April 2009
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A treat for anime fans in Kyoto

The Kyoto International Manga Museum will be hosting a number of events over the next few weeks for fans of the iconic Japanese animated films.

From now until May 24th, the attraction is holding a special exhibition to celebrate the 100th anniversary of influential manga artist Sugiura Shigeru, reports the Nihon Sun.

His surreal style is similar to that of Salvador Dali, said a museum spokesperson, who told the news source: "His well rounded works were known for a cheerful painting style and original fantastic ideas as well as contrary elements such as the depiction of an otherwise classical world."

Also taking place is the Kyoto Manga Festa 2009, which aims to bring the art of manga to life through music and calligraphy.

On April 11th, Iku Miwa will be playing the music of Nodame Cantabile from the animated TV series, while on May 3rd, the Kyoto Northern Hills Wind Instrument Orchestra will be performing a collection of classic anime songs.

The museum is open daily from 10:00 - 18:00 local time.

Written by Susan Ballion

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