DESIGNS MAMORU NAGANO DESIGN EXHIBITION anime Japanimation animation manga graphic novel Heavy Metal L-Gaim Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Brain Powerd Schell Bullet The Five Star Stories Gothicmade | Visit Nagoya-Nagoya City Guide
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  • DESIGNS: Mamoru Nagano Design Exhibition

With the major piece The Five Star Stories as well as mecha and character design work for TV animes, designer Mamoru Nagano creates imaginative worlds like no other. DESIGNS MAMORU NAGANO DESIGN EXHIBITION shines a spotlight on his artistic perspectives.

Mamoru Nagano began his career in 1983, and ever since, has continued to push the forefront of artistry with his creative and innovative designs. He was part of the TV anime series Heavy Metal L-Gaim, which ran from 1984 to 1985, where he was in charge of all the mecha design—including that of the robots themselves—as well as all of the characters, bringing the piece to the attention of anime enthusiasts far and wide. The frame design of the series' articulated robots and wide array of characters' fashions would come to have an influential hand in all animes to come. In 1986, his The Five Star Stories manga started its appearance in monthly magazine Newtype, continuing the legacy of Nagano's design while evolving into new styles, and still continues to pull in readers today.

DESIGNS MAMORU NAGANO DESIGN EXHIBITION showcases Nagano's pieces before his commercial debut as well as original pictures and illustrations, character sheets, rough sketches, and other hand-selected materials from Heavy Metal L-Gaim, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Brain Powerd, Schell Bullet, The Five Star Stories, and Gothicmade.

Original merchandise is also planned to be available for purchase. This special exhibition is your guide into the world of Nagano designs.

• Exhibition held at a smaller scale than that of the Tokorozawa Venue.


Schedule Sat, Apr 27–Sun, May 26, 2024
Time 10:00 am–5:00 pm (admission until 4:30 pm)
Venue Telepia Hall (2nd floor, Telepia, 1-14-25 Higashi-Sakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi)
Cost Ticket prices

Advance tickets
Admission (general): JPY 1,800

Day-of tickets
Admission (general): JPY 2,100

Audio guidance (Same for advance and day-of tickets)
Narration (By Maria Kawamura. In Japanese): JPY 900

Sales periods / Payment methods

Advance tickets
• Period: 10:00 am; Fri, Mar 29–11:59 pm; Fri, Apr 26, 2024
• Payment method: Online (Museum Ticket)
 Museum Ticket — Telepia Hall

Day-of tickets
• Period: 10:00 am; Sat, Apr 27–4:30 pm; Sun, May 26, 2024
• Payment method: Venue box office

→Check the official website below for details on other ticket purchases.
Contact Inquiry form on the Telepia Hall website
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Access • 5-min. walk east from Exit 4A of Sakae Station on the Higashiyama and Meijo Subway Lines or Sakaemachi Station on the Meijo Seto Line
• 5-min. walk south from Takaoka Station on the Sakura-dori Subway Line
• Next to Nagoya City Bus's Toshin-cho Bus Stop
Related event • Event name: Volks F.S.S. Series Exhibition: Mini Caravan in Nagoya Showroom, Spring 2024
• Period: Sat, Apr 27–Sun, May 26, 2024
• Time: 11:00 am–8:00 pm, weekdays / 10:00 am–8:00 pm, weekends and national holidays
• Location: Volks Nagoya Showroom (Second floor of the Yaba-cho Nakakoma Building, 4-1-71 Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi)
• Admission: Requires a fee

• See the link below for more details.



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