Magnology, the third manga and games convention, gets underway in HafenCity’s Cruise Center from June 9-11, 2017. Organised by the Hamburg-based Threaks games company, the manga J-Store, and Hiro Yamada, founder, the event offers delegates a mix of blockbuster and indie games, live shows and virtual reality themes and hopes to attract fans to all kinds of stands, play stations, workshops, food trucks and stage events.
Highlights of manga, anime and Japanese culture
Jens Unrau, Senate Chancellery – Media Department noted: “Hamburg is a gaming capital. We are delighted to support Magnology, which is now in its third year. The convention reveals how new ideas and business models are created in such a unique ecological system of media workers and creative people and the breathtaking speed at which various media are growing together thanks to digitalisation.”
Around 4,000 participants are expected this year. The highlights include manga, anime and Japanese culture. Artists such as Yuki Shirono, Nightmaker, Mikko, Carlsen Manga, Hummelcomic, Kujumi und Pyramond will be presenting their work.
The Hamburg-based Carlsen Verlag, a manga publisher, is expected as well as Nintendo, Capcom, Daedalic, Nordic THQ, Razer, Kickstarter and Frozenbyte. The Hamburg-based live-stream channel Rocket Beans TV is an official media partner and exhibitor. Advance tickets can be purchased until June 4, 2017.
The organisers of Magnology have a wealth of experience. Threaks has developed and produced video games for over seven years and also helps organise the indie Arena Booth at the gamescom as well as the 2016 IGJAM. Hiro Yamada is a rock in the scene and has translated all kinds of Japanese games into German and launched Magnology in 2015. The J-Store has branches in Hamburg and Berlin is a magnet for manga fans with all kinds of anime, manga and Japanese products.