Manga festival kicks off in Singapore this weekend for the first time
Fans of manga, a Japanese style of comics, are in for a treat with the inaugural Manga Festival In Singapore this weekend.
The three day festival kicks off with an afternoon-long lecture on the future of manga publishing on Friday from 2pm onwards in the ballroom of the Mandarin Orchard Singapore.
The lecture is free to the public, who can register for the event on the festival's website at www.mangafestival2013.com.
The festival also features a free exhibition of manga at The Arts House - where visitors can browse through more than 400 Japanese manga - and an autograph signing with award winning manga writers including Yaro Abe and Mine Yoshizaki - best known for his manga series Sgt. Frog (Sergeant Keroro) - at Kinokuniya's Orchard Road store on Saturday starting at 2pm.