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Ryoko Kui Exhibition & "Delicious in Dungeon" Exhibition

2024 July 13 (Sat) – Oct 8 (Tue)

Kyoto International Manga Museum is honored to present an exhibition of work by popular manga artist Ryoko Kui, renowned short story writer and original author of the big hit anime ‘Dungeon Meshi’ ("Delicious in Dungeon").

What is the secret behind her excellent character portrayal, realistic settings and designs, and unique captivating story development? This exhibition centers around her most notable series "Delicious in Dungeon", with exhibits of replica original artwork and interview comments by Kui.

The "Delicious in Dungeon" exhibition will feature a selection of photo spots and three-dimensional display from exhibitions held at Tokyo Solamachi (Sumida-ku, Tokyo) April 27th to May 6th, and Nagoya Terepia Hall (Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture), June 8th to July 7th, 2024.

Notes:
• This exhibition is held in conjunction with the Kyoto International Manga and Anime Fair 2024 (commonly known as KyoMaf).

Event period

2024 July 13 (Sat) – Oct 8 (Tue)
Opening hours: 10am – 5pm (last entry at 4:30pm)
Closed: Every Wednesday.
* Except during the period from July 25 (Thu) to Aug 27 (Tue) when it will be open every day.

Venue

Kyoto International Manga Museum 2F Galleries 1, 2, 3, and spots throughout the museum.

Content

Ryoko Kui Exhibition

This exhibition will showcase replicas of original illustrations from Ryoko Kui's short story collections "Ryu no gakko wa yama no ue: Kui Ryoko sakuhin-shu" (The dragon's school is on top of the mountain) (2011); "Kui Ryoko-shu: Ryu no kawaii nanatsu no ko" (Ryoko Kui collection: Seven little sons of the dragon) (2012); and "Hikidashi ni terrarium" (Terrarium in drawer) (2013), as well as works from her serialized work "Dungeon Meshi" (Delicious in Dungeon) (2014). You can also see videos of Kui drawing the main visual created specifically for this exhibition, and the ending illustration for the anime "Delicious in Dungeon", and special interviews with Kui (text), as well as unpublished hand drawn manuscripts on display. Please read, watch and enjoy Ryoko Kui's works through this exhibition.

* As manga manuscripts have been created digitally, with a few exceptions, many of the works on display will be printed media.

    Main exhibits

  • Approx. 30 replica original color artwork.
  • Approx. 30 replica manga manuscripts.
  • Approx. 3 analog manuscripts.
  • Interview exhibits, drawing videos, etc.

©Ryoko Kui

"Delicious in Dungeon" labyrinth exploration exhibit.

Exhibits include a selection of photo spots and three-dimensional displays from the Tokyo and Nagoya venues, allowing visitors to experience exploring the labyrinth like Laois and his companions.

    Main exhibits

  • Photo spot exhibits: Kensuke, frog suit, red dragon, and life-size cutouts created specifically for the exhibition.
  • Sample food displays: Approximately 4 displays of sample food illustrations drawn for the exhibition.
  • Specially recorded voice (partial).

Food Samples of "Delicious in Dungeon" Demon Meals on Display in the Museum

Some food samples of "Delicious in Dungeon" from the first season of the TV anime will be exhibited in the museum (1st and 2nd floors).

1st floor

  • Mandrake and Basilisk Omelet
  • Jam of Treasure Worm's Nest
  • Coin Worm Crackers

2nd floor

  • Roasted Red Dragon
  • Dragon Tail Soup
*The exhibition will be located inside the museum (1st and 2nd floors), not in the exhibition galleryies of the "Ryoko Kui Exhibition & "Delicious in Dungeon" Exhibition". *The exhibition contents and locations are tentative. They are subject to change.

Original goods.

We have a wide selection of original goods available exclusively at this exhibition.

Notes on the purchase of goods

Please click here for details of precautions. (Japanese)

The original goods will be sold at the following locations during the exhibition

From July 13 (Sat) to August 27 (Tue), merchandise will be sold at a special sales corner in the museum after admission. (last entry at 4:30pm)

From August 29 (Thu.) to October 8 (Tue.), merchandise will be sold in the museum shop.

*Ticket stubs are required to purchase merchandise during the exhibition. One ticket stub is considered one bill. (If you enter the museum with an Online Ticket or Annual Passport, you will receive a paper admission ticket at the reception desk.)

Special offer when you purchase exhibition-related products.

For purchases of exhibition-related goods of 2,500 yen (tax included) or more, you will receive one special clear card randomly. The bonus content will change weekly.

* Clear cards (4 types, random)

Schedule and list of special clear card types

Original ver.

Anime ver.

Related café menu

A special menu will be available in limited quantities at the Maeda Coffee Manga Museum Store on the first floor of the museum.
The menu includes four types of meals such as "Roasted Red Dragon - with freshly stolen vegetable salad and looted bread" and "Cockatrice and egg bowl with Mandrake sauce" as well as seven types of latte art.
Click here to see the special menu

A special luncheon mat will be given to those who purchase the special menu!

*The pattern you will receive will differ depending on the menu item you order.
* One gift per order.
*The number of the collaboration menu and novelties are limited.

Food Menu

Drink Menu

About the Kyoto International Manga and Anime Fair

The largest scale manga and anime event in western Japan, this fair is held every year in September to promote the Kansai contents industry through initiatives such as acting as a forum to generate business networking between companies in the Kansai region and Tokyo region; creating a market that will foster exceptional young creators in Kansai; and attracting new groups of tourists, including local manga and anime fans, as well as foreigners. This year is the 13th installment of the fair.

Please check the official website for details including events at the main venue and shared ticket information with the museum.

Ryoko Kui

Kui debuted in March 2011, with ‘Ryu no gakko wa yama no ue: Ryoko Kui sakuhin-shu’ (The dragon's school is on top of the mountain) published by East Press. ‘Dungeon Meshi’ ("Delicious in Dungeon") began serialization by Kadokawa in Haruta magazine in 2014 and concluded in 2023. The manga is currently available as a 14-volume series.


Organizers
Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair Executive Committee

Special cooperating with
"Delicious in Dungeon" Production Committee, Haruta editorial department, Eastpress

Planning and production
Ryoko Kui Exhibition & "Delicious in Dungeon" Exhibition Executive Committee

* Please note that the schedule and contents are subject to change.