Internationally acclaimed manga artist, Denki Amashima, was the guest of honor at the “Manga Talk Session” at Rachna Sansad College of Applied Art & Craft on April 19. The artist, best known for her manga adaptation of Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari) film, illuminated the event with her personal experiences, professional journey, and a live drawing demonstration.
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Amashima delved into her early childhood, revealing how her initial artistic explorations fueled her dream to become a manga creator. She also shared insights into the various media she employs in her artistic process, providing a unique glimpse into the world of manga creation.
The event was part of a series of special appearances coinciding with the Indian premiere of Suzume. The film was released in India in both Hindi and Japanese (with English subtitles) on April 21. PVR Inox, Mumbai’s popular multiplex, also hosted a meet-and-greet with the film’s director, Makoto Shinkai, on April 19. Shinkai further graced the film’s premiere event with his presence, where he participated in an engaging Q&A session with the audience on April 20.
Suzume, since its opening in Japan on November 11, has been making waves in the global film industry. The film debuted at #1 at the box office, selling 1.33 million tickets and raking in 1.88 billion yen (approximately US$13.49 million) within the first three days of its release.
Parallelly, the manga adaptation of Suzume, illustrated by Amashima, launched in Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon magazine on October 25. It has been receiving immense love from readers, mirroring the film’s success.
As the world of Suzume continues to expand and captivate audiences globally, the insights shared by Amashima at Rachna Sansad College of Applied Art & Craft offer a deeper understanding and appreciation of this artistic phenomenon.
Source – Super Sugoii