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JACLab is partnering with the International Comics Arts Forum (ICAF) and ArtsFund to present an exclusive lecture by manga artist, Hagio Moto. Hagio is considered by many as one of the pioneers of shojo manga, a genre aimed at young girls. She has also illustrated video games and sci-fi manga. Learn about Hagio's career and famous works before meeting her in person!
We are excited to announce a rare performance by four former members of the prestigious Takarazuka Revue. They will perform pieces from the revue's iconic production, Rose of Versailles, as well as traditional Japanese dance (nihon buyou). As former members, Erina Mariho, Rei Ayaka, Nanami Shihou and Mayura Tama have undergone rigorous singing, dancing and performance training. Considered a theater company unique to Japan, state-side performances by current and former members are extremely rare. See our performers below and discover the "World of Dreams"! Get a closer look and watch the official interview below (English subtitles included).
*Listed in descending order of graduation and grade year of the Takarazuka training academy*
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