ANIME NEWS: JoJo art exhibition to showcase at Gucci Museum in Italy

July 30, 2012

Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the serialization of Hirohiko Araki's "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" manga series, the Hirohiko Araki JoJo Exhibition has added the Gucci Museum in Florence, Italy, to its travel schedule.

The date and other details have yet to be revealed, but the exhibition is certain to attract attention of manga fans in Italy, where the artist enjoys great popularity.

The news was surprise announcement at a news conference held in Tokyo's Roppongi Hills complex earlier this month.

The exhibition will be hosted by the fashion house Gucci at its newly opened museum inside the 14th century Palazzo della Mercanzia in the Piazza Signoria.

At the news conference, Gucci Japan CEO Christophe de Pous said that the exhibition combines manga and the Gucci tradition, adding, "The exhibition is certain to give a beautiful surprise to Florence."

In September 2011, Gucci hosted a special exhibition dedicated to Araki at its outlet in Tokyo's Shinjuku district, which attracted 23,000 visitors in 20 days.

Araki, who was also present at the news conference, introduced key visuals for the Tokyo, Sendai and Florence exhibitions.

The illustration for the Florence installment features Jolyne and Buccellati from the long-running manga series on horseback in front Florence's Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. The pair are dressed in the latest fashion items from Gucci, with the saddle also sporting the brand logo.

Hirohiko Araki JoJo Exhibition will run July 28-Aug. 14 in Sendai. In Tokyo, it will be held Oct. 6-Nov. 4.

For more information, visit (www.araki-jojo.com/gengaten/tokyo/).

Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.
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