Manga Research and Reading Network to Discuss “Seinen Manga”

Manga Research and Reading Network (MaRRN) Meeting

Thursday, November 21 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30pm for drink and food orders)

RESOBOX Long Island City – 41-26 27th Street, Long Island City

Admission: One minimum order of a drink or food from the RESOBOX café

At the fifth meeting of the Manga Research and Reading Network (MaRRN), the group welcomes special guest Hidemi Shiraki. Shiraki is an editor for Weekly Young Magazine, one of the most popular seinen manga magazines in Japan. Seinen manga is manga that is marketed toward young men. “Young men” can be defined as ages 18 through 40.

This meeting has a special format, starting with a casual chat among participants at the beginning over food and drinks from 6:30 p.m. Then it will move to a mini-talk and conversation with Hidemi Shiraki, moderated by Professor CJ Suzuki. Shiraki is also curious to know the interests and experiences of reading manga in America and has prepared a set of questions for the participants as well.

The gathering will be a rare opportunity to meet and have a conversation with a Japanese manga editor.

Please note that the location of this MaRRN meeting is RESOBOX Long Island City, not the usual East Village location. For more information about the event, please visit RESOBOX’s website. Before attending, please RSVP through MaRRN’s Google form; click the link here.

About MaRRN

MaRRN is a casual organization comprised of individuals and groups who engage with manga to deepen the knowledge of the medium, industry, and culture surrounding it. Primarily a reading group meet-up, MaRRN holds lecture events, inviting artists, scholars, and professionals specializing in manga and comics. The group welcomes everyone—artists, fans, scholars, researchers, educators, editors, publishers, translators, and more—to discuss manga from diverse perspectives. Join the MaRRN Facebook Group to get the latest manga news and to share information.

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