Manga Comic Con Vietnam 2023 (Production Exhibition for Youth about Manga and Comic) will take place in 2 days, July 29 and 30, 2023, at Sky Expo Vietnam International Convention Center (Park). Quang Trung Software, District 12, Ho Chi Minh City), with the participation of Noboru Kaneko – Japanese actor who plays the role of “Red Gao” in the series Superman Gao.
“Although this is only the second season in Vietnam, however, in the world, Manga Comic Con events have existed since the 1970s. Until now, markets such as the US, Korea or Japan, Manga Comic Con festivals attract hundreds of thousands of spectators, not inferior to any other music festivals,” said Pham Minh Toan, head of the organizing committee (BTC) Manga Comic Con 2023, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vietfest said at a press conference on the morning of May 5.
Noboru Kaneko – Japanese actor who plays “Red Gao” in the series Superman Gao will hold a fan meeting with about 40,000 fans in July 2023
BTC wishes Manga Comic Con Vietnam 2023 event to become a true festival. From there, creating a larger and more professional playground for content creators, comics, cartoon lovers…
What will “Red Gao” do with 40,000 fans?
Mr. Nghi To – Deputy Organizing Committee in charge of content, who has a lot of experience in superhero events from FM STUDIO said, Manga Comic Con 2022 has made great strides when it comes to 13,000 people pre-registered. In the first season, the show’s attraction sometimes exceeded the organizer’s own expectations.
With this year’s Manga Comic Con 2023, the general festival will have many activities such as exhibitions, fairs, cosplay, talkshow, contest, music show and food. In particular, in the fair – exhibition segment, BTC is confident to be the place to display many of the largest models in Vietnam up to the present time. As for cosplay, Manga Comic Con is also the only event to successfully organize 3 seasons of cosplay specializing in superheroes with the name “Cosplay Super Hero The Champion Vietnam”.
Noboru Kaneko – Japanese actor who plays “Red Gao” in the series Superman Gao
Meanwhile, at talk shows, the appearance of director Charlie Nguyen with his enthusiastic comic project, inspired creativity for the community. A music show with the participation of domestic and foreign artists at the end of the day will help everyone fully enjoy a day of fun and discovery at the festival.
One of the special features of this year’s Manga Comic Con is the appearance of actor Noboru Kaneko, who plays the legendary “Red Gao” in the series. Superman Gao familiar to many generations of Vietnamese audiences.
Responding to the PV’s question about what specific activities actor Noboru Kaneko will have at the festival, the organizers shared, “Red Gao” will participate in fan meeting activities, sign autographs and take photos with Vietnamese fans. . He will also have a talk about the memorable roles in his career.
“In order to invite a famous Japanese actor to Vietnam, the organizers also spent a lot of time negotiating travel and accommodation requirements. We have done music festivals with such international artists in the past. Anyway, with cinema, we also have similar problems. We hope to bring in famous actors from around the world, familiar with many generations of Vietnam,” said Mr. Pham Minh Toan, Head of the organizing committee added.
No long queues, “break the battle” like last year
That is the confirmation of the BTC to the press and guests at the press conference announcing the event, although this year the festival is expected to welcome nearly 40,000 participants, nearly 3 times higher than last year.
This year, the festival was held at Sky Expo Vietnam International Convention and Exhibition Center (District 12, Ho Chi Minh City). Explaining that the venue is quite far from the city center, the BTC representative said that the event venues to ensure order and organization on such a large scale are relatively few, except for the SECC (District 7). was scheduled at the same time. Sky Expo Vietnam International Convention Exhibition Center can meet BTC’s standards in terms of traffic, parking space as well as the ability to expand when the audience is crowded.
“The venue we have chosen is currently hosting many programs and is very successful. FPT College regularly organizes music festivals with up to 25,000 people. The hall has a capacity of more than 20,000 people, the traffic volume is Within 2 days, up to 50,000 people. This will no longer be a barrier for young people to participate,” added Mr. Truong Gia Bao – Chairman of the DTS Group Digital Transformation Alliance.
The organizers confirmed that the festival also takes into account compliance measures against the Covid-19 epidemic. With an area of up to 17,000 m2, the event is held in 2 days, the special content will be divided into different times, with a sufficient stretch. BTC limits the number of people at the same time by means of streaming, online registration, digital conversion to ensure the festival runs smoothly, without “breaks”.