Fujiko F. Fujio is known for his famous manga series like Doraemon and Kiteretsu Daijyakka, but at this exhibit you can dive into his short stories known as ‘sukoshi fushigi’ (meaning ‘a little mysterious’ in Japanese). The drawings are similar to his usual animation, but feature an eerie plot that’s geared more towards adults.
There are rare drawings and manga from stories including ‘Minotaurus’ Plate’ from 1969, which is about a man who tries to save a girl from ‘cow-men’. Another exhibit highlights 1978's ‘Ryuketsuki’, a story about a town with a widespread virus that turns people into vampires. There's also ‘Mimitaro’ from 1976, which features a boy with psychic powers.
Take a break at the café on the first floor to try dishes inspired by Fujio's stories, including a rabbit-themed cheesecake (¥1,200) from Hyonhyoro or a bright red cassis-flavoured Ryuketsuki drink (¥680). The museum shop on the first floor has a range of exclusive merchandise including tableware, T-shirts, stationery and even a skateboard.