May 27, 2022


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Agency Of Cultural Affairs Opens Consultation Desk To Preserve Original Manga Drawings

Agency for Cultural Affairs

Company Of Cultural Affairs Opens Session Desk To Protect Unique Manga Drawings

The Company for Cultural Affairs, part of MEXT has opened a session desk at The Manga Genga Archive Heart (MGAC) for the preservation of unique manga and anime drawings and the gathering of knowledge on media artworks.

It’s the first-ever undertaking arrange in Japan devised to archive manga unique drawings.

The session desk serves manga artists, bereaved households, copyright holders, editors, and others guiding them to protect, donate, switch, promote, introduce in particular exhibitions, educate archiving strategies, or briefly retailer the unique drawings.

The MGAC established 4 subcommittees this year- Manga Archive Council, the Manga Genga Archive community committee, the Income/assist system building committee, and the Manga Genga archive handbook evaluate committee. Later they intend to arrange a human assets improvement program.

Curators and researchers from well-known services proficient within the subject of manga particularly Yokote Masuda Manga Museum, Meiji College Yoshihiro Yonezawa Memorial Library, Kyoto Worldwide Manga Museum, and Kitakyushu Manga Museum are participating on this undertaking.

In November 2021, the group additionally carried out face-to-face interviews with energetic manga authors and editors equivalent to Takao Yaguchi, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Hideo Kojima, Junichi Nojo, Shigeru Tsuchiyama, and Akiko Higashimura to listen to concerning the atmosphere surrounding the unique drawings and their ideas on preservation.

The MGAC undertaking was formally launched in July 2021.

Beforehand, the Company for Cultural Affairs introduced that the group has allotted a price range of a complete of 123 million yen for anti-piracy measures in 2022.

As an preliminary undertaking, they determined to arrange a session desk to assist small and medium-sized publishers and particular person creators to course of deletion requests and authorized measures in opposition to manga and anime copyright infringement by pirated websites.

Supply: Animation Enterprise Journal, Company Of Cultural Affairs report