Wednesday, April 25, 2012

May 5, 2012: Manga Author Konami Kanata at the Japan Foundation

Attention, all manga lovers! The Japan Foundation and Toronto Comic Arts Festival will welcome Konami Kanata, author of the New York Times Bestselling manga Chi's Sweet Home. Making her first-ever North American appearance, Ms. Kanata is traveling to Toronto to attend the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2012 and will be giving a special talk (in Japanese with English interpretation) at The Japan Foundation.  She will discuss her 30-year career making manga and spread awareness of the plight of those in the Tohoku Region of Japan who are still severely affected by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.  She will be interviewed on stage by Vertical Inc. Editor Ed Chavez, and will be autographing copies of her work for attendees.

Representatives from The Beguiling will also be in attendance to sell copies of Chi's Sweet Home. $5 from the sale of each copy of Chi's Sweet Home sold at this special event will be donated to a Tohoku Region Relief Charity of Konami Kanata's choosing.

Admission to this event is free, but please note that RSVP is required:

Konami Kanata in Conversation at the Japan Foundation
Saturday, May 5, 2012
7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
The Japan Foundation
131 Bloor Street West, 2nd Floor

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