The Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM) celebrates the centenary of Japanese anime with its latest pop-culture themed exhibition Anime X Stamps from 16 November 2017 to 15 April 2018. This colourful and immersive exhibition features for the first time in Singapore, a comprehensive collection of stamps and philatelic materials from Japan and Singapore, limited edition collectibles, and one-of-a-kind original production artworks specially put together for the exhibition.
Covering the gamut of anime genres from comedy and action, to magic and sci-fi, the exhibition promises a journey of discovery, where stamps and anime open windows to new worlds. Highlights of the exhibition include:
- A collection of over 700 stamps that depict anime, which cover about 80 different titles. Get up-close to stamps of beloved classics like Astro Boy and Doraemon, all-time favourites like Dragon Ball, Gundam, Pokémon, works by Studio Ghibili, as well as more recent series like One Piece, Naruto and Attack on Titan.
- Rare one-of-a-kind original production artwork from Naruto and My Neighbour Totoro.
- Limited edition collectibles, toys, costumes and figurines from the Dragon Ball and Mazinger Z series, and Astro Boy collectibles from the 1960s.
- Photo opportunities in colourful immersive galleries featuring Fifi, the exhibition mascot, who cosplays iconic scenes from different anime. Look forward to loads of fun at Animania Sunday on 19 November and 17 December 2017. There will be interesting activities, including a musical performance of classic anime pieces by local pianist and YouTuber Pianominion, a cosplayers walkabout, a yukata and cosplay dress-up booth, a sushi and kushikatsu (Japanese vegetable skewers) making demonstration, and much more.
Also from 16 – 19 November 2017, take part in a contest to win tickets to C3AFA Singapore 2017 or the movie Fireworks, Should We See It From The Side Or The Bottom. In January 2018, look forward to I LOVE ANIME! contest and stand a chance to win fantastic prizes such as limited edition stamp sets, goodie bags, comics and toys!
During the November and December 2017 school holidays, children aged between seven to 12 years of age will have the opportunity to discover more about anime and Japanese culture, as well as to create anime characters though fun, hands on activities and games at An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Overnight and Day Camps. Please refer to Annex B for the full list of programmes. Fans can also purchase an exclusive Anime X Stamps postcard with an event date stamp during the period of the exhibition.
Details of Anime X Stamps exhibition
Venue: Singapore Philatelic Museum
23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
Date: 16 November 2017 to April 2018
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday
10.00am – 7.00pm
Admission charges: Free admission for Singaporeans and Permanent
Admission charges for tourists:
Child (3 – 12 years) $6
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