Huddersfield University goes mad for Japanese manga

IT was manga mania at Huddersfield University this weekend.

Huddersfield University goes mad for Japenese manga

IT was manga mania at Huddersfield University this weekend.

People of all ages milled around the campus as part of a convention dedicated to the Japanese comic-strip art form.

The university hosted a range of cartoon-inspired activities for enthusiasts, while beginners learned how to draw manga characters at a workshop in Huddersfield library.

Local group Manga Management organised the event as part of this year’s Huddersfield Literature Festival.

President Tasneem Kausar, from Greenhead, said: “What I love most about manga is that it caters to all age groups and you’ll never get bored as it embraces more and more genres.

“The art form of manga is a pleasure to draw yet it requires hard work, passion and practise to perfect.

“It has been providing a seemingly endless source of entertainment for fans in the west for many years.”

The 21-year-old said the group’s main goal was to make manga more widely known and enjoyed in West Yorkshire.

The convention this weekend was the second of its kind in Huddersfield and was held at the university’s central services building on Quayside.

Some fans dressed up as their favourite ‘anime’ characters from films influenced by manga.

Others browsed manga stalls and played comic-strip inspired games and quizzes.

l Manga are comics and printed cartoons that originate from Japan.

l The word means whimsical pictures.

 

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