It was a beau, brillant, and sun-filled day at Parc Chanot in Marseille.
It was The almost-parfait day to wait 45 minutes in the line outside (despite having pre-ordered tickets online); the Mistral was at its peak. I was thankful to have put my hair into pigtails despite the fact that I must’ve looked like a 12-year old. At least my hair didn’t end up all snarled.
But, I fit in with this style, for I was at the Japan Expo Sud.
The Japan Expo Sud was a beau mixture of Japanese (or Japanese inspired) manga
(and animé, of course)
Full Metal Alchemist will always be my favorite animé.
and culture Japonaise.
5 Things That Définissent a Japan Expo:
- Japanese (and Japanese inspired) manga and animé.
(Even the vendeurs tap into the cosplay marché)
…and Scooby Doo…?
It must also be noted that whatever animated film/show (and even anything science-fiction) that was just released within the year (Japonais or not) will be displayed in one way or other at the Expo. Exemples: Star Wars; Deadpool…
Even vendeurs tapped into the marché.
…and the Lord of the Rings, which wasn’t released in 2016, but oh well, everyone likes a cool sword/dagger.
Oh, look! There’s Aragorn.
Though, I’m still baffled about how Scooby Doo fits into all of this…but, I love Scooby, so, I approve!
- Japanese (inspired) sports…
…and board games.
- Author signings and présentations.
L’autographe and dédicace from Reno Lemaire!
Reno Lemaire, auteur of Dreamland (Lemaire set the stage for French manga authors) .
…and Rainbow Rice Cakes.
- Old vidéo game consoles…
Oh look…there’s Scooby!
…and des jeux vidéos.
Super Mario Duck Hunt.
The Japan Expo Sud fulfilled my taste of culture Japonaise…for the day.
All I need to do now is go to Japon (and maybe my love of culture Japonaise will be fulfilled for the year…).
Ma famille-outing at the Japan Expo Sud was quite a last-minute-but-super-awesome décision.
Next time, we will dress in full costume (on vous jure ! We swear!). ♦