An art exhibition dedicated to manga artist Hirohiko Araki featuring his original illustrations and artwork will be held in late July in Sendai and in Tokyo in late October, it has been revealed.
The content of the Hirohiko Araki JoJo Exhibition 2012 will be different in the two cities, the organizer says.
In Sendai, the exhibition will run from July 28 to Aug. 14 on the sixth floor of the Sendai Mediatheque cultural complex. Other details will be updated at the official website.
Araki is one of Japan's leading manga artists and is internationally known for his "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" series that started its run in 1987.
The exhibition will be held as part of a series of anniversary events that started in April last year. 2011 marked the 30th anniversary of Araki's manga career after he made his professional debut with a short manga titled "Buso Poker" (Armed pokers) in 1981. In 2012, the "JoJo" series celebrates the 25th anniversary of its serialization.
Other events included a special exhibition held in September 2011 in Tokyo's busy Shinjuku district. It featured Rohan Kishibe, one of the main characters from the "JoJo" series, and was held with the support of fashion brand Gucci and Japanese fashion magazine Spur.
"JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" started serialization in 1987 in the Shonen Jump weekly comic magazine published by Shueisha Inc.
The epic manga follows various generations of the Joestar family and their misadventures. The manga series has created an enthusiastic fan base across the world for its stimulating story developments, unique character designs, posing, use of onomatopoeic words and dialogue.
The eighth story arc in the series, "JoJolion," is currently running in the Ultra Jump monthly comic magazine.
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