Wonder Festival is upon us! It's that time of the year again where collectors and model studios get together for one weekend and share upcoming releases and to have a look at what new advancements the industry has to offer.
WHAT IS WONDER FESTIVAL?
Wonder festival is the worlds largest cartoon and model exhibition in the world. Hosted by Japanese model maker, the Kaikyodo Co., Ltd. Wonder Festival takes place twice a year, the first in winter, and the second in summer. This summer’s festival will be held in Shanghai at the new International Expo Centre, from June 13 to 14.
When the exhibition was first founded in 1984, it was hosted by Japan’s first SF store ‘General Products’, a famous store in Osaka. With the help from Kaiyodo, the store was later converted to an animation production company ‘GAINAX’. In the summer of 1992 Gainax relocated to Ocean Hall. And In 1995 they created the super popular TV animation series "Neon Genesis Evangelion”.
The "Wonder Festival 2020 Winter" held on February 9, 2020, achieved a record of 2,050 prototypes and 48,888 audiences. The scheduled following festivals of Summer 2020 & Winter 2021 were put on hold due to the pandemic. However, this summer it is back.
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Post by Luke Wainhouse