For shojo manga fans in the UK, especially if you find yourself in London at any time until June, there’s a wonderful exhibition starting in King’s Cross tomorrow, March 18th and running until June 12th. Called Shojo Manga: The World of Japanese Girls’ Comics, you can buy tickets here at the exhibition’s web page, and while normal opening hours are 10:00am-6:00pm it should be noted that it’s closed on Monday, except for bank holiday Mondays when doors are open from 11:00am-5:00pm.
Here are some more details on the event from its web page:
The first major exhibition to explore Japanese shōjo (girls’) manga in the UK
Discover the world of Shōjo Manga (girls’ comics in Japanese) in the UK’s first major touring exhibition of the genre, from its ‘golden era’ to the present day.
Japan’s shōjo manga culture dates back to the post-war years but only evolved into its broad-ranging and hugely-popular form of today as a result of the innovative work of a small group of artists in the 1970s. This exhibition explores the work of pioneering 1970s artists Akiko Hatsu and Keiko Takemiya, and contemporary artist Yukiko Kai, through elaborate Genga'(Dash) prints. In association with the Kyoto International Manga Museum and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
Standard adult tickets cost £7, while it’s £4 for children with concessions and family tickets also available.