“Bible Manga is one of the most contextualized mass-media presentations of the gospel in the history of Christianity in Japan."
New Life League Japan (NLLJ) is publishing an exciting series of books called “Bible Manga.” These books are are genuine full-color manga, created by Japanese artists with text in Japanese. The first of the five books in the series, Manga Messiah, has already been published in English and is being translated into at least twenty other languages. It is getting a good deal of attention in mainstream, manga related blogs and news sites.
According to Roald Lidal, NLLJ will publish the original Japanese version of Manga Messiah in early 2008. This meeting with the publisher is a strategic opportunity to learn more about this important new resource. We want the Christian community in Japan to know as much as possible about this tremendous opportunity to artistically communicate the gospel to millions of Japanese manga readers.
Roald Lidal (Director of NLLJ) and his associate, Toshi Iwaoka (Assistant General Director of NLLJ), will make a presentation. They will also bring samples of Manga Messiah for attendees and a copy of the artwork for the next book in the series. There will be about an hour of time allocated for Q & A. This meeting will be conducted in English. If there is enough interest we will schedule another meeting in Japanese.
When: Thursday, September 27, 2007 10:00 AM to Noon
Where: Harvest Hall, Matsukawa Place, Higashi Kurume, Tokyo
(Matsukawa Place is located next to Christian Academy in Japan)
Cost: 500-yen donation
Registration: None needed – just come, you are welcome to bring others with you
Sponsor: CAN (Christians in the Arts Network)
Bible Manga Home Page
Questions? Contact Paul Nethercott firstname.lastname@example.org or call 090-9845-0091