On the sidelines of the World Chess Championships taking place in the Universal Exhibition. Created by Cédric Biscay and sponsored by Garry Kasparov, the manga Blitz is being offered a wonderful place of exposition from November 29 to December 5, 2021, in the Monegasque Pavilion, with an exceptional highlight, on Saturday December 4, 2021.
To celebrate its dedicated day in the Pavilion, Shibuya Productions invites you to come, meet and compete with two leading chess champions who are doing us the honor of supporting Blitz.
Sophie Milliet, International Master, six times French Champion and recent gold medalist on the 3rd board at the last European Championships in Slovenia.
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, International Grandmaster, European vice champion in the team event at the last European Championships in Slovenia, former number 2 in the world and currently in the top 10.
Festivities will start at 4pm in the temporary exhibition and in the private lounge of the Pavilion:
4pm: Chess initiation presented by our champions to the visitors.
7pm: Press conference to present the manga Blitz to international journalists with its creator Cédric Biscay accompanied by Sophie Milliet, who will intervene under the angle of female chess to make the parallel with Harmony the heroine of the manga.
An initiation to chess and a will be presented by our 2 champions to the international press. Finally, Sophie Milliet will face Gareth Wittstock, Princess Charlene Foundation’s General Secretary, in a game already memorable.
Please take a look at some scenes from the Monaco Pavilion, the Dubai Expo.
For more information about the Monaco Pavilion at the Dubai Expo, click HERE.
On November 10, an event was held at the Princess Caroline Library in Monaco to celebrate the release of the fifth volume of the BLITZ. The event included a variety of workshops and a book signing by Cedric Biscay, the author and co-author of BLITZ.
It was a great event to be able to share our time with the next generation of children through BLITZ.
Please take a look at the photos of the event.
Since a few weeks, the Blitz manga has been travelling all over France to meet its public.
From October 24th to 31st, thanks to the partnership signed with the French Chess Federation, Blitz was present during the whole French Youth Chess Championship in Agen. This dive in the heart of the competition and closer to its public was a fantastic experience. (The first 2 photos are from the French Youth Chess Championship in Agen)
Blitz was also present at the Napoleon Chess Trophy organized by the magazine Route 64. (The second 2 photos are from the French Chess Federation)
Blitz and its author Cédric Biscay were the guests of the 30th edition of Paris Manga on November 6 and 7, 2021.
The opportunity to meet many fans and journalists to talk with them about Blitz.
(The rest of the photos are from the 30th edition of Paris Manga)
Find the Cedric Biscay’s interview on TV5 Monde at 3’38”
Blitz was also present at the Napoleon Chess Trophy organized by the magazine Route 64.
In Agen, France, the “French Youth Chess Championship 2021” has been held since 24 October.
All participants in the tournament received a copy of the first volume of “BLITZ”.
Find in exclusivity the box of the first 4 volumes of Blitz in limited edition at Nature et Découvertes.
A great gift idea for Christmas.
For more information, please click here.
While waiting for the release of volume 5 in bookstores on November 12th 2021, here is a little taste of what awaits you in this fifth part of the Blitz saga. Fasten your seatbelts!
We are pleased to announce that “BLITZ” has been invited to take part in the French Youth Chess Championship 2021 in Agen, France, from 24 to 31 October, in a dedicated space.
For more information, please click here.
Our collaboration with Nature et Découvertes continues. After the success of the first volume of Blitz, the only manga sold in stores and on the website, the chain of store asked us to create a boxed set of the first 4 volumes for Christmas. It’s done, the box set will be available soon on their website and in the 80 stores in France.
The entire Blitz team will be present for the launch on November 10 at the Princess Caroline Library in Monaco from 2pm, two days before the official release date, to allow fans to enter the world of Blitz by taking part in various workshops. A signing session is planned at the end of the afternoon with the creator and the co-writer Cédric Biscay.
For more information about the Princess Caroline Library, click here.
The Paris Manga ＆ Sci-Fi Show is the first Parisian pop culture festival to reopen its doors since the pandemic.
It offers very varied themes Japanese culture and traditions, comics, video games, cinema, TV series, web culture, manga, Japanese animation, cosplay material arts and many other things! It attracts many visitors every year. This year, the event will be held for two days, November 6 and 7, 2021.
Cedric Biscay, author and co-writer of “BLITZ”, will participate as a guest in the “Animation & Manga” category. He also will give a preview of the fifth volume of “BLITZ”.
[Cédric Biscay’s Signing Session]
On Saturday November 6 from 3pm (Local Time)
On Sunday November 7 from 2pm (Local Time)
For more information about the event, please click here.
Less than a year its release, it’s now the turn of the second volume of BLITZ to exceed 10,000 copies sold in France. Thanks to all of you!
The Dubai World Expo 2020, which had been postponed due to the COVID19 pandemic, will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
The manga “BLITZ” will be exhibited in the Monegasque Pavilion throughout the World Expo. It is a great honor for Shibuya Productions to be able to contribute to the cultural diversity of Monaco through “BLITZ” to the 25 million expected visitors. It is a real opportunity for “BLITZ” to have this international influence.
We hope that the Dubai World Expo will allow “BLITZ” to grow a little more.
Here is the BLITZ Manga Trailer Expo 2020 Dubai English Version.
For more information about Dubai International Expo, please visit HERE.
Find now the new cover of the Blitz Volume 5, which will release on November the 12th!
On July 2, we were pleased to notice that Blitz Volumes 1 and 4 belonged to the TOP 9 of the “readers selections” of the famous bookstore Gibert.
IWA will keep on publishing three volumes per year for the pleasure of all our readers!
One June 19, Cedric Biscay, the co-author and producer of BLITZ, held a book signing sessions at the Monaco Book Fair.
Here are some pictures showing the event.
The back cover of the fourth volume of the manga “BLITZ,” to be released on June 25, features the palace of the Principality of Monaco.
The whole team is proud to present you the trailer of volume 4 of Blitz which will be released on June 25th in bookstores!
In an exclusive interview with Télé Monaco, Cédric Biscay, President & CEO of Shibuya Productions, talks about the company’s new strategy. Télé Monaco is a television program of the Principality of Monaco, in partnership with Monaco Telecom, which presents information on TV programs, events, movies, arts and culture in Monaco.
Cédric Biscay, co-Author and Producer of “BLITZ” will be signing copies of his book at the bookstore Gibert, 34 boulevard Sanit Michel, 75006 Paris, on June 26th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The manga is out on June 25.
The first 50 people to arrive will receive a bookplate as a gift!
For more information, click here.