The China International Animation Festival, a major annual event for the National Day, is due to open on September 28. At a press conference on September 16, organizers said that the upcoming animation festival will have a broad range of fascinating events, including an animation show themed on World War II at Guangzhou Library.
The animation festival will open with the 11th Golden Dragon Awards Presentation Ceremony to be staged at Xinghai Concert Hall on Ersha Island. And the most popular event is set to be the animation and gaming show which will be staged from October 1-5 at Pazhou Poly World Trade Exhibition Center. Other major events will include a concert by super-hot stars, drawing by leading animators, a recruitment event for COSER independent travelers, a Manciyuan COSPLAY Competition, and the national finals for the Golden Dragon Award COSPLAY.
A new addition to the animation festival will be the WWII-themed animation show to be staged on September 27 at Guangzhou Library. The show will consist of the internationally-acclaimed "Flowers That Never Wither – Show of Comfort Women-themed Animation" by Koreans; "Sanmao Joins the Army" show by Zhang Leping; a "scar"-themed animation show by Li Kunwu; and an animation show featuring former WWII battlefields in Guangzhou.