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COMMITTEE

Chairman
▸ Frédéric Toutlemonde
Member
▸ Monkey Punch
▸ Nanako Ishido (CANVAS)
▸ Stéphane Beaujean (KABOOM!)
Supervisor
▸ Ichiya Nakamura (Keio Univ)
Manager
▸ Hisayoshi Hurukawa
General Manager
▸ Yuichiro Morinaga

COOPERATION

▸ Institut français du Japon
▸ Instituto Cervantes Tokyo
▸ Embassy of Belgium in Tokyo
▸ Delegation of the European Union to Japan
Istituto Italiano di Cultura – Tokyo
GRAPHIC Corporation

STAFF

▸ Megumi Onouchi (HumainMedia)
▸ Ikuro Shimizu (MangaVision)
▸ Yoshimichi Majima
▸ Kohei Misumi
▸ Makoto Muramatsu
▸ Hana Ikeda

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201711/3

Reima Mäkinen with Sanmagumo is joining Kaigai Manga Festa 2017!

Sanmagumo is an international manga artist group with the goal of bringing together Finnish and Japanese culture through comics.
Their latest work is a comic anthology about the Finnish salty liquorice called “salmiakki” that is beloved by Finnish people, but tends to have a strong impact on others…
The book has a variety of salmiakki-related stories of which genre ranging from Sci-Fi, fantasy, romance, folklore, horror, and to comedy.
The title of the book is… “Salmiakki Fiction”!

This year Sanmagumo joins Kaigai Manga Festa with a prominent Finnish comic artist, Reima Mäkinen.
He is one of the Finnish Comic Professionals’ Association board members and also a “Salmiakki Fiction” project participant.

Reima Mäkinen is a 54-year-old graphic designer and manga artist living in Helsinki, Finland.
During his long career he has published not only countless comic books but also manga drawing guide books in Finnish.
For Sanmagumo’s “Salmiakki Fiction” he created a fairytale called “Something Good”.
Since 2009 he hasbeen working on War Diary, a realistic historical graphic novel about the Finnish military leader Mannerheim’s early career in the Russo Japanese war.

Besides working as a comic artist, he loves to travel and to collect African art.

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