The Big Berserk Exhibition

Aazealh

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Hakusensha is organizing an exhibition to celebrate Berserk's 30th anniversary. It will take place in Tokyo from January 30 to February 15, 2021. Afterwards, they are planning to hold it in various other parts of Japan, although no details have been communicated at this time. Here is the official website. This thread summarizes what we know and will be used to give updates and discuss the exhibition going forward.

NOTE FROM MIURA

Except for the animations and Hakusensha-related events, I've reached this far while never having a single signing event, let alone a celebration for the 10th and 20th anniversaries. Neither having Twitter nor a blog, I can't help it if people say "is he a modern-day mangaka?"

However, this 30th anniversary is different. In addition to displaying stacks of original drawings, it seems a pleasant "Eclipse Land", which has been created by all the staff who caused love for Berserk to be worsened, will be realized. To drive away the misfortune of the coronavirus, "he comes to our time, we come to his land", please let your acquaintances know about this event and come.

October 9, 2020
Kentarou Miura


Note: This message was translated by Puella. Miura makes a joke about people's love for Berserk being like a disease, which is why he says the staff has made it worse (i.e. made people love Berserk more). At the end, he quotes what Void says at the beginning of the Eclipse.

EXHIBITS

This is the first large-scale exhibition dedicated to Berserk. Over 200 handwritten manuscripts and original color illustrations from Kentarou Miura will be featured. There will also be statues produced by Art of War, Prime 1 and Max Factory, as well as various dioramas produced specifically for this event. Everything will be arranged around the exhibition of original drawings from Miura, presented in chronological order.

FLOOR PLAN


Entrance: A photo spot featuring the Dragon Slayer, replicating the new edition of volume 1.
Chronological display: Valuable original drawings and three-dimensional objects will be displayed in chronological order.
Eclipse: The traumatizing scene of the Eclipse is reproduced with a large diorama.
Godot: A reproduction of the scene in volume 17 when Godot reforges the Dragon Slayer despite being on the brink of death.
Puck's corner: A corner that reproduces Elfhelm. Representations of Puck in his super deformed 'Chestnut' form will be placed in the trees.
Zodd: Guts' rival, Zodd, is reproduced at full scale! [Pending the success of the crowdfunding campaign]
Corridor of Dreams: Reproduces the impressive scene of the same name.

VENUE

When: From January 30 (Sat) to February 15 (Mon), 2021

Where: The event will take place in a building complex named Sunshine City. It consists of four buildings: Sunshine 60 (a 240 meters skyscraper), the Prince Hotel, the World Import Mart, and the Bunka Kaikan building. The complex was conceived as a "city within the city" and includes a large shopping mall, many restaurants, but also an observation deck for the city, a museum, an aquarium, a planetarium, a theater, an indoor amusement park and a convention center. Plus corporate offices and hotel rooms.

The Berserk Exhibition will take place in Exhibition Hall A of the convention center, which is situated on the fourth floor of the World Import Mart building.


Sunshine City, Exhibition Hall A (World Import Mart Building, 4F)
〒170-0013 3-3-1 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Official website / View in Google Maps

TICKETS

Same-day ticket: ¥2000 ($19)
Audio guide: ¥700 ($6.60)

It will be possible to buy tickets in advance that will come with special benefits. Details for those are scheduled for early December.

MERCHANDISE

Official merchandise will be sold at the venue. The products available will be announced online before the event. These won't be the same items than those offered as rewards in the crowdfunding campaign.

OTHER INFORMATION

Organizer:
"Big Berserk Exhibition" Executive Committee
Partners: Kenshin (ART OF WAR) / Prime 1 Studio / Max Factory

・ The event may be canceled or postponed to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection.
・ Information about this exhibition is subject to change without notice.
・ Depending on the attendance, you may have to wait for a long time to purchase a ticket and enter the venue. You may also not be able to enter.
・ No ticket refund or reissue after purchase.
・ The purchase of tickets does not guarantee the purchase of products sold at the venue official shop. The number of original goods sold at the exhibition will be limited each day, except for made-to-order products.
 

guuuuuuuuts

Excited for the next chapter!
So, has there been any thought on getting venue approval to have a professional photographer capture the moments for all of us stuck outside Japan?
I have no contacts in Japan, but I would be willing to contribute to a photographer if it made sense to support formally.
 

Walter

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So, has there been any thought on getting venue approval to have a professional photographer capture the moments for all of us stuck outside Japan?
I have no contacts in Japan, but I would be willing to contribute to a photographer if it made sense to support formally.
Same. I've considered the logistics of it, but also have no one in Japan to even scout out possible solutions. I'd also chip in money to make this happen.
 

guuuuuuuuts

Excited for the next chapter!
Same. I've considered the logistics of it, but also have no one in Japan to even scout out possible solutions. I'd also chip in money to make this happen.
Would it make sense to ask the venue (please no one do this just cause I asked)? Or, to contact someone else connected to the event?
 

Walter

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Would it make sense to ask the venue (please no one do this just cause I asked)? Or, to contact someone else connected to the event?

I would imagine that because it's Hakusensha's show, the vendor wouldn't have much of a say in who comes or goes. The first task would be to find out someone associated with the event at Hakusensha and ask if photography would be allowed. They could very well say no... I've heard that Japanese events tend to be like that, as it could deter anyone who might want to visit. I also would imagine they'd release some specifics as we get closer to the event. In any case, we'd need to pay for the event ticket + any hourly rate.
 
If it's anything like the Jojo exhibition I went to earlier this year, there are sections where photography is allowed and sections where it isn't....In Jojo's case that meant about 80% of the exhibition was off limits to photography. Like Walter said, it makes sense as they want people to actually visit the thing instead of just checking out pictures online. It's also seen as more respectful to enjoy the opportunity respect the art with your eyes than for everyone to be snapping photos.

I'll be going and will take pictures of anything and everything I am allowed to at the event. I can't promise how much of the actual exhibit that will be however. I figure there will at the very least be an area to pose and take photos with the Zodd statue, possibly an area or two inside the exhibit....chances are slim that it will be anything that substantive though.
 
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Aazealh

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So, has there been any thought on getting venue approval to have a professional photographer capture the moments for all of us stuck outside Japan?

Yes, I immediately thought about it. I could get it done. However like Walter and Draculoid said, the feasibility of the endeavor will depend on whether pictures are allowed inside, which isn't guaranteed.

I'll be going and will take pictures of anything and everything I am allowed to at the event. I can't promise how much of the actual exhibit that will be however. I figure there will at the very least be an area to pose and take photos with the Zodd statue, possibly an area or two inside the exhibit....chances are slim that it will be anything that substantive though.

Thanks! Much appreciated. At the entrance there's a photo spot with the Dragon Slayer that reproduces volume one's cover. Then there's the Zodd statue where I also expect photos to be encouraged. Outside of that... Like you mentioned, I expect restrictions unfortunately.
 
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