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Entertainment Goes "Pop"

Entertainment Goes "Pop"

Free symposium at UCLA will kick off ten-week lecture series and workshops on Manga and Anime

Saturday, September 27, 2003
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
147 Dodd Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA Extension, in collaboration with the Tokyo Foundation, Japan’s leading futurist think tank, presents Entertainment Goes "POP," a symposium on the future of manga and anime in the global entertainment industry.

Learn about the power of manga and anime as a worldwide cultural phenomenon, the evolution of the art form, new marketing strategies, and the business of manga and anime in the U.S.  This special event kicks off a ten-week lecture series, accompanied by optional Saturday workshops, designed for interested participants who wish to gain hands-on training in the art of manga and anime.

The program features demonstrations, lectures, and discussions by top Japanese artists: Shinji Shimizu of Toei Anime, Hiroaki Takeuchi of Comix Wave, Nobuhiko Horie of Coamix, and Tetsunosuke Inaba, cartoonist and author.


Guest speakers include:

  • Keith Boesky
    Founder, Video Game Department, International Creative Management
  • Charles Herschorn
    Founder and CEO, G4 Media
  • Kimindo Kusaka
    Founder, The Japan Foundation
  • Stuart Levy
    Founder and CEO, TOKYOPOP
  • Ronald A. Morse
    Paul I. Terasaki Professor of US-Japan Relations, UCLA
  • Don Murphy
    Producer, "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," "Domu Parasyte," "Astro Boy"
  • Shinji Shimizu
    Artist, Toei Anime

The series is offered jointly by UCLA Extension and Cal State University Northridge and held on both the UCLA and CSUN campuses. For information on the UCLA Extension program, call 310-825-9064, e-mail or visit information on the CSUN program, call (818) 677-2242, e-mail, or visit

Cost: Free

For more information please contact

Professor Ronald Morse

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, UCLA Extension and The Tokyo Foundation

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