Japanese Manga X Anime in Singapore
A talk on Japanese manga & anime in Singapore by Lim Cheng Tju & Mishelle Lim

13 February 2018

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)

© Foo Swee Chin and Singapore Philatelic Museum

Join us for an exclusive session on Japanese manga and anime in Singapore by comic reviewer, Mr Lim Cheng Tju and Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM) curator, Ms Mishelle Lim, at Japan Creative Centre (JCC)! They will be speaking on the consumption of manga and anime in Singapore through events, fans and local appropriations, as well as going behind-the-scenes at the Anime X Stamps Exhibition in SPM. Be sure to catch and register for this talk with us!

About the event

© Foo Swee Chin

Consumption of manga and anime in Singapore: events, fans and local appropriations by Lim Cheng Tju

This presentation seeks to fill the current gap in the global manga and anime studies which tend to focus on manga and anime consumption in the West. By looking at how manga and anime are consumed in Asia outside of Japan, we get a sense of how fans, promoters and artists participate and appropriate both visual media to create their own voices, events and engagement with the original content and producers. Such local engagement are framed in their own terms of celebration, creation and resistance in the case of Singapore.

© Singapore Philatelic Museum

Anime X Stamps Exhibition: Behind-the-Scenes with the Curator by Mishelle Lim

Discover how Anime X Stamps Exhibition at Singapore Philatelic Museum is put together. The exhibition features more than 900 anime stamps, collectibles and original production artwork from Studio Ghibli and Naruto. The curator, Mishelle Lim, will share the creative process and personal stories behind the exhibition as well as interesting information about anime from her research.

Details of the event


Tuesday, 13 February 2018


7pm - 8:30pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm)
Light refreshments will be served after 8pm


Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372



Register for the event

To register for the event, please email the following details to jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp with the subject Manga X Anime Talk 2018:

1. Full Name
2. Number of persons (including yourself)
3. Organisation
4. Mobile Number

Please register early to avoid disappointment. We regret that as there is limited seating, seats will be confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email from JCC. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

About the speakers

© Lim Cheng Tju

Mr Lim Cheng Tju is an educator who writes about history and popular culture. His articles have appeared in the Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science, Journal of Popular Culture and Print Quarterly. He is the country editor (Singapore) for the International Journal of Comic Art and also the co-editor of Liquid City 2, an anthology of Southeast Asian comics published by Image Comics. He is one of the authors of The University Socialist Club and The Contest for Malaya: Tangled Strands of Modernity (Amsterdam University Press/National University of Singapore Press). He writes, edits and curates comics sometimes.

© Mishelle Lim

Ms Mishelle Lim has more than 11 years of curatorial experience at Singapore Philatelic Museum. She attained a Masters in Museum Studies from University College London in 2013. Her latest exhibition, Anime X Stamps, brings together more than 900 anime-themed stamps and philatelic materials, supplemented by collectibles such as figurines from pirate anime One Piece, rare original production artwork from Hayao Miyazaki's film My Neighbour Totoro (1988) and an electronic guitar that plays the Doraemon theme song. She hopes she will always be an anime fan.

Where is Japan Creative Centre (JCC)?

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Getting to Japan Creative Centre
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Tel: +65-6737-0434

By Public Bus:
Bus services: 7, 36, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 174E, 502, 502A, 502B (Alight in front of Delfi Orchard)
For latest information on bus routes and fares, please refer to SBS Transit.

By the MRT:
You may also take the MRT to the nearest MRT station, Orchard (NS22).
Train fares, travel times and route maps are available on the SMRT website.

Driving to JCC:

Nearest parking is at Orchard Hotel, Delfi Orchard and Orchard Parade Hotel.

Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434 / jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard
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