When Azumanga Daioh ended 11 years ago in 2002, people waited for another manga masterpiece from author Kiyohiko Azuma, and almost a year later in 2003, he did not disappoint. 2003 marked the debut of ‘Yotsuba &!‘ which introduces us to a very peculiar 5-year old girl named Yotsuba Koiwai and of course, Danbo, which is now not only an icon for anime and manga but also an internet meme. Heck, Danbo is even more known than the series itself!
In commemoration of the manga’s 10th anniversary, an exhibit named ‘Yotsuba and Danboard: the exhibition’ will be held. The exhibit will take place in the Parco Museum in Shibuya and the exhibit will be displayed from August 31 until September 16.
The exhibition will feature original figures and other ‘Yotsuba &!‘ goods as well as artworks, sketches and production materials by Azuma. There is also a video screening planned in Shinekuinto.
‘Yotsuba &!‘ is a 4-panel manga written by Kiyohiko Azuma and serialized in Dengeki Daioh magazine. It made its debut in January 2003. It won several manga awards including the ‘Japan Media Arts Festival Manga Division Excellence Award‘ in 2006. It has currently 12 volumes released and sold more than ten million copies.