The Attack on Titan Manga Gallery made its debut this past weekend at Anime NYC, but that won’t be the last of it. Its next stop is the Anime Frontier con in Fort Worth, Texas, which takes place December 3-5.
The convention is really pushing the gallery, and noted on its site, “We’re thrilled to welcome Kodansha to Anime Frontier, and they’re coming in colossal fashion with an official Attack on Titan Manga Gallery! To celebrate the conclusion of the most devastating shonen manga of the decade, this massive exhibition will showcase the evolution of the art of series creator Hajime Isayama and also feature messages from fans who have supported the series over the past 11 years with a special message board.”
What’s this about a message board? Kodansha explains that they’re collecting “all posts with this hashtag [#ThanksAttackonTitan] from across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and even TikTok, to spotlight online and even on a dedicated wall of the Attack on Titan Manga Gallery showing messages from fans like you!”
So in other words, if you use the hashtag #ThanksAttackonTitan and talk about what the franchise means to you, your message just might be selected for inclusion in the gallery exhibition.
Misaki Kido, the Kodansha USA Events Director, remarked, “We’re very excited to bring the Attack on Titan Manga Gallery to Texas[.] Rarely do fans in Texas get to take part in experiences like this, and it’s important for us to share this celebration with you, too. Texas is known for having a huge anime and manga community, and we want to recognize it by showcasing this testament to Attack on Titan’s meaning to fans around the world with fans at Anime Frontier.”
Peter Tatara, Anime Frontier Show Director, added, “We’re honored and humbled to be able to share this moment with fans in North Texas, linking audiences in DFW with Japan for a remarkable celebration of Attack on Titan’s evolution, popularity, and legacy.”
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.