Manga Barcelona Limited Edition

Trade fair/Congress

Due to COVID-19 this year 2020 we will not be able to enjoy an edition of Manga Barcelona as we have known it for 25 years. But the organizers have not remained with their arms crossed and they present us Manga Barcelona Limited Edition, a completely online and free edition with a program almost identical to that of the usual editions: guest authors, editorial presentations, concerts, round tables, conferences, contests (Otaquiz is back!), and an online exhibition. The Manga Barcelona Limited Edition programming can only be seen during the three days that the event will last.

Manga Barcelona Limited Edition can be followed through a website created for the occasion. The programming can be seen live, but other content will also be accessible (conferences, workshops, exhibition, etc.).


Description of the last edition (2019)

The 25 Manga Barcelona organized by Ficomic will be held at the Fira Barcelona Montjuïc site and will have, in this edition of 2019, 78,000 square meters. In addition to the exhibitors that show their products or services in the stands of Fira Barcelona, ​​in the Salón del Manga there are many activities organized: exhibitions, conferences, signatures of outstanding manga authors and workshops.

The 25th anniversary edition

In this year of celebration of the 25th anniversary, the Manga Salon in Barcelona is renamed Manga Barcelona and will feature special activities: the Manga Barcelona Quest, an exhibition dedicated to the 25th anniversary; OTAQUIZ, a second mini stage dedicated to the Japanese tradition, in which every day they will propose a Challenge. Among the most prominent guests, in the 2019 edition of the fair we have two high-level mangakas: Atsushi Ohkubo (Fire Force) and Mizuho Kusanagi (Yona Princess of Dawn). In the musical section, on stage we will see The 5,6,7,8s, the Japanese rock band formed in 1986 in Tokyo that became world famous thanks to its interpretation in the movie Kill Bill Volume 1 by Quentin Tarantino.

More participatory activities

This year they offer us more participatory activities than ever so that Manga Barcelona is not only the great festival of manga, anime, cosplay and Japanese culture, but also a great festival in which the main part is the public.

Japan Experience and Manga Kids

Japan Experience offers activities that reflect the passion for everything that comes to us from Japan. A place where traditional and modern culture coexist perfectly. For the little ones in the family, we have Manga Kids, a playful space where you can learn drawing, script and design techniques, play, read and create sleeves, among other activities.

The setting of the Plaza Univers

In this space, cosplay contests will be held (with the Spanish finals of the World Cosplay Summit, Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup and the European Cosplay Gathering), the Children's and Youth Cosplay parade, concerts and exhibitions related to Japanese culture. Univers Plaza is the place where you can find food trucks.

Japanese gastronomy

In the Japanese gastronomy space, in the morning you can attend free open Japanese cooking classes and in the afternoon you can see show cooking.