Italia Book Fair is the title of an event organized by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura (Institute for Italian Culture) in Tokyo from March the 29th to April the 10th.
At the core of the event there will be an exposition titled "Il Fumetto Italiano" ("Italian Comics"), with more than 40 oeuvres that, together, will provide an interesting overview of the Italian comics scene, with a particular attention paid to publishing houses such as Astorina and Bonelli, seen as paramount examples of an ongoing and vital tradition.
From classic characters such as Diabolik and Tex up to the smash hits of the 80s and 90s (Martin Mystère, Dylan Dog) and the newest titles, the exposition will be the perfect introduction for the Japanese readers to the fantastic world of the Italian comic books.

The whole program of the event (including talks and conferences) can be seen here.

  • Marvel
  • Red Sonja
  • Diabolik
  • Conan
  • Bonelli Comics
  • Top Cow