Manga Barcelona

Trade fair/Congress

Manga Barcelona is the most important event in Barcelona dedicated to manga, anime, cosplay and Japanese culture in general. In addition to the exhibitors that show their products or services at the stands of Fira Barcelona (ranging from those that sell figures of manga characters, to those that offer clothing, through organizers of manga events), in Manga Barcelona countless activities are organized: exhibitions, conferences, film projections (anime of course), presentations of editorial news, signatures of prominent manga authors, contests, concerts, workshops, exhibitions of martial arts and gastronomy among others.

The Manga Barcelona edition of 2021

The most important novelty of the 2021 edition is that it will be face-to-face again, after the 2020 online edition. This year's poster, by Carles Dalmau, is representative of that transition: it presents us with a post-apocalyptic city of Barcelona rescued by optimism that brings the otaku culture.

Utaku culture

Fans of otaku culture will be able to enjoy a proposal that will include cultural activities, in addition to the usual stands of publishers, distributors, bookstores, merchandising stores, fanzines area and artist alley.

The cosplay

There will be no shortage of Cosplay contests, so cosplayers will do well to prepare and put on their best clothes for the competition. The K-Pop and Idols contests are also returning, and they will continue with the Draw This In Your Style that began in the virtual edition, where they will ask you to do a reinterpretation of this year's poster. In addition, a new edition of Otaquiz will be held.

The anime

A selection of premieres and anime classics that can be seen every day, organized by CineAsia and that has a prize at stake, the Auditorio Manga Barcelona award, which is obtained from the votes of those attending the screenings. They also work on complementary programming that can be enjoyed in streaming through the FILMIN platform.

Japanese gastronomy

A good selection of chefs will pass through the Japanese gastronomy space, Nihon Ryori, who will teach us how delicious Japanese dishes are cooked. There will be no participatory workshops, but the epic ramen eating contest will be repeated.

The awards

This new edition will feature the usual Manga Barcelona Awards ceremony, which this year comes with many new features: new categories have been added in the manga section (BL and Yuri) and most of the categories related to it have been reformulated. anime.

Tickets will go on sale during the month of October.