Morbihan. Cosplay, manga: five good reasons to go to the Jap and co convention, in Pontivy

Back with great fanfare for Jap and co. The manga and geek convention of Central Brittany, which had not taken place for three years, returns to the convention center of Pontivy (Morbihan) on Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29, 2022. Here are five good reasons to go to this meeting. you family and festive.

1 – Recognized guests

The voice of Goku in Dragon Ball, it’s her ! Brigitte Lecordier, “rock star” of conventions in France and cartoon dubbing star, will be there. The one who is also a successful YouTuber and who thus speaks to several generations will be present on both days.

Same schedule for Miss Jirachi, with 700,000 subscribers on YouTube. The young woman is a Pokemon specialist. A great collector, she will share her passion.

The impersonator comedian, Ganesh, who also speaks video games on Twitch as well as the actor of the web series NoobFred of the dead, are also expected.

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2- A local mangaka

Medzi-O is Vannetais and mangaka. Whoever published a manga drawing method (Mangaka Goal) continues in the transmission since it will offer drawing workshops on Saturday and Sunday from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. He will also lead a conference entitled “How to become a mangaka? ”, Sunday, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

3 – A cosplay contest

If you are not yet a connoisseur or a fan, cosplay is to blend into the personality of a character by adopting his outfit, his hair, his make-up. A kind of advanced disguise.

A cosplay contest is organized on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. He usually sees clashing fifteen of participants, informs Gaelle Scelo, president of the association Jap and co.

Ahead of the competition, a cosplay masterclass is organized on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. It will be followed by a cosplay initiation in the afternoon, among other things to better understand how to make accessories.

4 – A taiko concert

On Saturday, it will still be possible to discover the taiko, a Japanese musical instrument. They are percussion, very big drumssays Galle Scelo who has also planned traditional dance.

They are Parisian artists, from the Tsunagari Taiko Center, who are invited.

5 – Food to test

And after touching the drawing, listening to the taiko, having seen and heard the guests, it will be possible to smell and taste Japan through its gastronomy. If a ramen workshop is already full, the weekend also gives the possibility of a meeting around sake (Saturday from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.) or tasting matcha tea in the afternoons.

Three service providers will present their specialties. the sushi truck Koemi sushi will offer its products. Just like the Finistère Yakici food truck which will notably sell tacoyaki, pancakes stuffed with octopus, but also with ham or prawns. Chef Takako Salaun will offer specialties such as okonamiyaki (a kind of omelet pancake), Japanese curry, karaage (fried chicken) but also desserts: mochi, dorayaki.

Names that alone reflect the convention: A change of scenery, a parenthesis in the Pontivian cultural landscape.

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May, from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Jap and co convention at the Pontivy convention center. Complete program (calligraphy, furoshiki, etc.) on japandco.com or on the page Facebook of the event. Contact: [email protected] Prices: €6 one day, €10 for a two-day pass.

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