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My Margaret Exhibition

50th-anniversary

Margaret 50th Anniversary Exhibition

My Margaret Exhibition (わたしのマーガレット展 () Watashi no Māgaretto-ten) was a series of events held in Japan that showcased the history of the shojo manga magazine, Margaret. The first exhibits were originally held as Margaret 50th Anniversary Exhibition (マーガレット50周年展 () ) during 2013 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Margaret.[1] The exhibition closed the "My Margaret" website and social media accounts after the Nagoya exhibit on May 28, 2016.[2][3] A special edition of the exhibit was held for four days in June 2016 in Sendai.[4]

Manga series from Margaret and its sister magazine, Bessatsu Margaret, were showcased at the exhibits. This includes several popular manga, such as Attack No. 1, Switch Girl!!, Itazura na Kiss, The Rose of Versailles, Boys Over Flowers, Love Com, Kimi ni Todoke, High School Debut, and My Love Story!!.[1][5][6]

The events provided a variety of special features, such as a statue depicting characters from the The Rose of Versailles and a "Kaleidoscope Theater" featuring moments from the manga series in Margaret.[7] Many items related to Boys Over Flowers were available for purchase, including the Saturn necklace.[8]

Exhibits

Venue City Prefecture Start End
Marunouchi Hall & Conference Chiyoda Tokyo April 26, 2013 May 6, 2013
Shiinoki Cultural Complex Kanazawa Ishikawa November 9, 2013 November 10, 2013[5]
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower Tokyo Minato September 20, 2014 October 19, 2014[6]
Kitakyushu Manga Museum Kitakyushu Fukuoka March 14, 2015 May 17, 2015
Hankyu Department Store Osaka Osaka July 15, 2015 July 27, 2015
Niigata Manga Animation Museum Niigata Niigata August 1, 2015 September 23, 2015
Urasoe Art Museum Urasoe Okinawa October 3, 2015 November 22, 2015
Mitsukoshi Sapporo Hokkaido December 27, 2015 January 11, 2016
Meitetsu Miza Kanazawa Ishikawa February 24, 2016 March 7, 2016
Matsuzakaya Museum Nagoya Aichi April 29, 2016 May 28, 2016
Sendai Mediatheque Sendai Miyagi June 18, 2016 June 21, 2016

Features

The exhibit showcased over three-hundred original drawings from the manga series' published in Margaret and Bessatsu Margaret. Attack No. 1, Aim for the Ace!, Itazura na Kiss, The Rose of Versailles, Hot Road, Boys Over Flowers, Kimi ni Todoke, and Blue Spring Ride were among the featured works.[6] After the exhibit ended, Yoko Kamio's art was returned to her.[9]

My Margaret also had several special attractions, such as a life-size statue of Oscar and André from The Rose of Versailles, a "Kaleidoscope Theater" titled "100 kiss ··· Love & Kiss Forever", and a "Margaret Post" to send letters to the manga artists.[7]

Merchandise

Hanadan-Exhibition

Various Hana Yori Dango items

Various merchandise of past and present titles from Margaret and Bessatsu Margaret were sold at the events. Periodically, new items were added for a specific exhibit.[8] A special book, LOVE and... was sold exclusively at the exhibit and featured examples of love throughout Margaret, including Boys Over Flowers.[10]

References

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