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BL Manga Events January 2020: futekiya Listing

Stay up-to-date with all the BL manga events this January

Happy New Year from futekiya! We are back with a list of BL manga events in January 2020. Every month, we will be listing all the BL manga events happening in the month and we hope this helps you plan your activities (and budget).

Sensei de Asonja Ikemasen! Launch Fair: Nov 18-Jan 19 in Tokyo

To celebrate the release of Chiko Yumoto’s latest work, Sensei de Asonja Ikemasen! an autographed color proof paper will be exhibited in the fair.

DETAILS

Date and time November 18, 2019 until January 19, 2020
Place Shosen Book Tower Akihabara 7F (Access Map)
Shosen Grande Jimbocho 2F (Access Map)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.shosen.co.jp/fair/111362/ (in Japanese only)

 

Dear+ × Gratte WINTER FAIR: Nov 28-Jan 26 in Tokyo and Osaka

Dear+ is collaborating with Animate’s Gratte and will be featuring commemorative goods drawn by various popular BL manga artists in their WINTER FAIR. Character print Grattes and icing cookies will also be sold during the fair.

DETAILS

Date and time November 28, 2019 until January 26, 2020
Place Animate Cafe Gratte Kichijoji (Access Map)
Animate Cafe Gratte Osaka Nihonbashi (Access Map)
Animate Cafe Gratte Okayama (Access Map)
Comicomi Studio Machida (Access Map)
Entrance Fee None. Food and drinks sold separately.
Official Site https://www.animate.co.jp/gratte/294989/ (in Japanese only)

 

overlap LiQulle 4th Anniversary Fair: Dec 6-Jan 31

Purchasing 2 LiQulle comics in the fair will get you a 4-page leaflet (3 types in total) as a giveaway.

DETAILS

 

Date and time December 6, 2019 (Friday) 14:00 until January 31, 2019 (Friday) 23:59
Place ComiComi Studio Online
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://comicomi-studio.com/fair/c_overlapLiQulle4th_fair (in Japanese only)

 

Finder Fair 2019: Dec 10-Jan 10

To commemorate the release Ayano Yamane’s Finder no Mitsugetsu, the latest installment in the Finder Series, a fair will be held in various bookstores nationwide. Purchase of 1 copy of Finder no Mitsugetsu gets you a “secret card” which you can use to register in the LINE app. The card will give you access to Akihiko’s “LINE account” in which you can send messages to Asami.

DETAILS

Date and time December 10, 2019 until January 10, 2020
Place ComiComi Studio Online
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://comicomi-studio.com/news/detail.php?id=1142 (in Japanese only)

 

B-Boy Fair in Animate 2020: Dec 10-Jan 13

“B-Boy Fair” will be held in all Animate stores nationwide. For every 1,000 yen purchase of a B-Boy label product (manga, magazine, CD, DVD, BD, Goods) an A5 picture reproduction of the best scenes selected by B-Boy mangakas will be given as freebies.

DETAILS

Date and time December 10, 2019 until January 13, 2020
Place Animate Stores Nationwide and Animate Online
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/corner/corner.php?corner_id=1568&transactionid=307b448bbd73d9adbc5c9c758021f49be52f9a04 (in Japanese only)

 

Charles Comics Sakaru Kemono no Shitsukekata Release Commemorative Autograph Session Application: Dec 20-Jan 20

To celebrate the release of Hyougo Kijima’s Sakaru Kemono no Shitsuke, an autograph session will be held in Animate Akihabara on February 8, 2020.
Application forms will be handed out to customers who pre-ordered Sakaru Kemono no Shitsukekata, which will be released on January 24, 2020.
Winners will be notified around late January 2020.
(This event is only for applications done via CLUB Animate)

DETAILS

Date and time Application Period: December 20, 2019 until January 20, 2020
Place All Animate stores nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103324 (in Japanese only)

 

Senpai wa Joshikousei♂ Release Commemorative Autograph Session Lottery Application: Dec 20-Jan 27

An autograph session by Niboshiko Arai will be held in Animate Shibuya on February 16, 2020 to celebrate the release of Senpai wa Joshikousei♂.
Application forms will be given to customers who made reservations for the manga, which will be released on January 31, 2020.
Winners will be notified around late January 2020.
(This event is only for applications done via CLUB Animate)

DETAILS

Date and time Application Period: December 20, 2019 until January 27, 2020
Place All Animate stores nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103271 (in Japanese only)

 

Haruhi Sakiya Debut 20th Anniversary Collaboration Cafe “Strelitzia”: Dec 20-Jan 13 in Tokyo

A collaboration cafe for Haruhi’s Sakiya 20th anniversary since debuting as a mangaka will be held in Comicomi Studio Machida. Collaboration goods will be released as well. Further details of the cafe will be announced later.

DETAILS

Date and time December 20, 2019 until January 13, 2020
Place Comicomi Studio Machida (Access Map)
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://info.comicomi-studio.com/blog/?p=20656 (in Japanese only)

 

Tokyo Mangasha Winter 2019 Winter Fair Ruby and Sapphire Versions: Dec 20-Jan 31 in selected bookstores nationwide

Purchasing one item from the fair will get you a comic booklet especially drawn for the fair. Titles are different for each version.

DETAILS

Date and time December 21, 2019 until January 31, 2020
Place Sapphire: http://tokyomangasha.com/fair/2019winter_s.pdf
Ruby: http://www.tokyomangasha.com/fair/2019winter_r.pdf
Entrance Fee
Official Site http://www.tokyomangasha.com/fair/2019winter.html?keepThis=true&TB_iframe=true&height=470&width=680 (in Japanese only)

 

“Kinou Nani Tabeta?” Exhibition: Dec 28-Jan 13 in Tokyo

In commemoration of “Kinou Nani Tabeta?” New Year’s Broadcast Special, “Kinou Nani Tabeta? Exhibition is back at Ikebukuro PARCO with added parts from the New Year Special Drama! There will be a reproduction area of the drama stage sets, props, scene photos and exhibition of the original artworks from the manga, as well as original event-exclusive goods.
New limited edition goods will also be available. If you missed the exhibition last time, this is your chance to go and visit!

DETAILS

Date and time December 21, 2019 until January 13, 2020 10:00-21:00
Entry is every 30 minutes.
Place PARCO FACTORY Ikebukuro 7F (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Advanced tickets: 800 yen (Available via Lawson Ticket)
On-site tickets: 1000 yen
Preschoolers: Free
Official Site https://art.parco.jp/parcomuseum/detail/?id=341 (in Japanese only)

 

Akira Sugano 25th Debut Anniversary Fair: Dec 28-Jan

A fair will be held in commemoration of Akira Sugano’s 25th Anniversary as a mangaka. When buying manga and books from ComiComi Studio released between December 28, 2019, until January 2020, collect 3 application tickets from Okura Publishing, Shinshokan, and Tokuma Shoten to receive a fair booklet as a present.

DETAILS

Date and time Purchase period: December 28, 2018 until January 2020
Deadline: Postmarked by February 29, 2020
Place ComiComi Studio Online
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://comicomi-studio.com/fair/suganoakira_25th/ (in Japanese only)

 

Sono Koi, Ikemen Haitatsuin ga Otodokeshimasu! Hisashi Hirasumi Web Autograph Session Lottery Application: Dec 28-Jan 13

Purchase a copy of Sono Koi, Ikemen Haitatsuin ga Otodokeshimasu! to get a chance to join the lottery for Hisashi Hirasumi’s web autograph session. The winner gets a signed copy with his/her name written.

DETAILS

Date and time Application date: December 28, 2019 10:00 until January 13, 2020 23:59
Place Animate Online
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/products/detail.php?product_id=1742024 (in Japanese only)

 

drap Comics Valentine Fair 2020 Turn Up the World Release Autograph Session Application: Dec 28-Jan 20

An autograph session by Kumaneko-sensei will be held to commemorate the release of “Turn Up the World”. Application forms will be given upon pre-order of “Turn Up the World” which will be released on February 3, 2020. (Event is only for applications done via CLUB Animate)
Winners will be notified around late January.

DETAILS

Date and time Purchase period: December 28, 2018 until January 20, 2020
Place All Animate stores nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103279 (in Japanese only)

 

Doujinshi Fuyuyasumi Fair: Dec 28-Jan 26

A collaborate fair of Fromage, Animate and Comicomi Studio. For every 1,000 yen purchase of doujinshi, one postcard will be randomly given as a present.

DETAILS

Date and time December 28, 2019 00:00 January 26, 2020 23:59
Place ComiComi Studio Online
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://comicomi-studio.com/fair/d_huyuyasumi2020/ (in Japanese only)

 

Kure-sensei’s Yotsumoji ~Kyou mo, Ashita Mo~ Release Commemorative Twitter Campaign: until Jan 31

A Twitter campaign has been launched to commemorate the release of Kure-sensei’s Yotsumoji ~Kyou mo, Ashita mo~.
A limited-edition leaflet will be given to 5 people.
To join the campaign:
1. Follow @drap_info
2. Retweet the tweet
3. Tweet your impressions with the hashtags #限定リーフレット and #よつもじ
Winners will be notified via Direct Message (DM).

DETAILS

Date and time Deadline is on January 31, 2020.
Place
Entrance Fee
Official Site Please refer to the tweet above (in Japanese only)

 

Ogeretsu Tanaka-sensei Dear+ Comics New Release Hadakeru Kaibutsu 2 Twitter Campaign: until Jan 31

A Twitter campaign to commemorate the release of Ogeretsu Tanaka-sensei’s new release “Hadakeru Kaibutsu (Book 2)” has been launched!
A signed B2 bookstore promotional poster will be given to 3 people via lottery.
To join the campaign:
1. Follow Dear+&Chéri+ (@dear_plus)
2. Tweet your impressions with the hashtag #はだける怪物下
Winners will be notified via Direct Message (DM).

DETAILS

Date and time Deadline is on January 31, 2020.
Place
Entrance Fee
Official Site Please refer to the tweet above (in Japanese only)

 

drap Comics Valentine Fair 2020 Tsunaida Koi no Kanaekata Release Autograph Session Application: Dec 28-Feb 27

For the commemoration of Akira Yoshio’s Tsunaida Koi no Kanaekata, an autograph session will be held on March 7, 2020. Application forms for the autograph session will be given upon purchase of Tsunaida Koi no Kanaekata which will be released in March. (The event is only for applications done via CLUB Animate)
The winners will be notified around late February.

DETAILS

Date and time Purchase period: December 28, 2019 until February 27, 2020
Place All Animate stores nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103280 (in Japanese only)

 

Qpa New Year’s Greetings Fair: Jan 1-15

Comicomi Studio is holding Qpa’s New Year’s Greeting Fair. By purchasing one Qpa Comics in the fair, you will get one New Year’s illustration card of your choice (there are 10 types).

DETAILS

Date and time January 1, 2020 14:00 until January 15, 2020 23:59
Place ComiComi Studio Online
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://comicomi-studio.com/fair/c_2020qpa_fair/ (in Japanese only)

 

Love Celebrate! Higuchi Misao’s Mushi Series 10th Anniversary Event at TORICO: Jan 17-Feb 11 in Tokyo

An exhibition event for the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Mushi Series will be held at TORICO in February. The event will also have an autograph signing event (Iidabashi) and a talk show (Ikebukuro) by the series’ creator, Misao Higuchi. Only winners of the lottery can participate in the autograph signing.

DETAILS

Date and time January 17, 2020 until February 11, 2020
Idabashi: Open: 12:00 / Close 20:00
Ikebukuro: Open: 12:00 / Close 19:00
Place Iidabashi Torico (Access Map)
Ikebukuro Torico (Access Map)
Entrance Fee Iidabashi: Free
Ikebukuro: 500 yen
Official Site https://www.manga10.com/schedule/749/ (in Japanese only)

 

Core Magazine drap Comics Valentine Fair 2020: Jan 31-Mar 8

Animate will be holding “Core Magazine drap Comics Valentine Fair” from January 31, 2020. One fair point will be given for every purchase of the items included in the Fair. You will receive a special Valentine leaflet when you collected 2 fair points.

DETAILS

Date and time January 31, 2020 until March 8, 2020
Place All Animate Stores
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103277 (in Japanese only)

 

Ni E-sensei Web Autograph Session Lottery: Jan 9-18

Purchase a copy of Ikenai Boku wa Jouzu ni Nakitai to get a chance to join the lottery for Ni E’s web autograph session. The winner gets a signed copy with his/her name written.

DETAILS

Date and time January 9, 2020 8:00 until January 18, 2020 23:59
Place ComiComi Studio Online
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://info.comicomi-studio.com/blog/?p=21204 (in Japanese only)

 

Hinako Takanaga-sensei Web Autograph Session Lottery: Jan 9-19

Purchase a copy of Koisuru Boukun Volume 12 that comes with a paid bonus (illustration card) to get a chance to join the lottery for Hinako Takanaga’s web autograph session. Winners get a signed copy with their name written.

DETAILS

Date and time January 10, 2020 8:00 until January 19, 2020 23:59
Place ComiComi Studio Online
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://info.comicomi-studio.com/blog/?p=21164 (in Japanese only)

 

Nozomu Hiiragi-sensei GUSH COMICS Docchi mo Docchi (Same Difference) Series Book Fair 2020: Jan 10-24

Purchasing one of the products related to the fair with the description “Docchi mo Docchi (Same Difference) Series Book Fair 2020″, will get you a specially drawn 4-page leaflet.

DETAILS

Date and time January 10, 2020 14:00 until January 24, 2020 23:59
Place ComiComi Studio Online
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://comicomi-studio.com/fair/c_samedifference_fair2020/ (in Japanese only)

 

Saike Natsuhara-sensei Web Autograph Session Lottery: Jan 11-20

Purchase a copy of Omae ni Dakareru Nante Kiitenai! to get a chance to join the lottery for Saike Natsuhara-sensei’s web autograph session. The winner gets a signed copy with his/her name written.

DETAILS

Date and time January 11, 2020 8:00 until January 20, 2020 23:59
Place ComiComi Studio Online
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://info.comicomi-studio.com/blog/?p=21502 (in Japanese only)

 

Blue Sky Complex 5th Anniversary Exhibition: Jan 11-26 in Tokyo

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Blue Sky Complex, an exhibition will be held at Animate’s Flagship Store in Ikebukuro.
Aside from the manga and CDs, goods with illustrations specially drawn for the exhibit by creator Kei Ichikawa will also be sold.
All Animate stores nationwide will also be holding a fair as part of the celebration.

DETAILS

Date and time January 11 until January 26, 2020
Place Exhibition: Animate Ikebukuro 3F Event Space (Access Map)
Fair: All Animate stores nationwide
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://www.animate-onlineshop.jp/contents/fair_event/detail.php?id=103263 (in Japanese only)

 

Pipipi-sensei Web Autograph Session Lottery: Jan 16-25

Purchase a copy of Keppeki Danshi Kouryakuhou to get a chance to join the lottery for Pipipi’s web autograph session. Winners get a signed copy with their name written.

DETAILS

Date and time January 16, 2020 8:00 until January 25, 2020 23:59
Place ComiComi Studio Online
Entrance Fee
Official Site https://info.comicomi-studio.com/blog/?p=21172 (in Japanese only)

 

Harada Solo Exhibition “Happy Kuso Life Second”: Jan 16-25 in Tokyo

Harada’s solo exhibition “Happy Kuso Life Second” will be held at the Vanilla Gallery, Tokyo.
Black and white artworks and colored illustrations of famous scenes of titles such as Yoru to Asa no Uta Ec (Takeshobo), Color Recipe 2 (Shinshokan), One Room Angel (Shodensha) and the latest work “Happy Kuso Life” (Takeshobo) will be displayed. Exhibited works will be available for purchase.

DETAILS

Date and time January 17 until February 9, 2020 12:00-19:00 (Weekdays), 12:00-17:00 (Weekends and Holidays)
Place Vanilla Gallery (Access Map)
Entrance Fee 600 yen
Official Site https://www.vanilla-gallery.com/archives/2020/20200117ab.html (in Japanese only)

 

Know any BL manga events you’d like added to the list? You can submit your suggestions via our Twitter account!

 

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