Wedge Holdings: Mr. Erdenebayar, a Mongolian Comic Artist Will Visit Vietnam Starting Promotion to the World

“Bumbardai” the story a million people moved to tears makes a journey
to Southeast Asia

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wedge Holdings CO., LTD (JASDAQ:2388) (HQ: Chuo-ku, Tokyo Japan) would
like to announce that we start activities in regard to an exclusive
management contract with Mr. Nambaral Erdenebayar, a representative
comic artist of Mongolia.


The first destination to visit is Vietnam. We invite him to “Japan
SPRING Festival 2017 in Viet Nam” and introduce his work “Bumbardai” at
our exhibition booth.
* “Bumbardai” animation movie on TV: https://youtu.be/qVzeoWM56aI

Mr. Erdenebayar will visit at various places in Southeast Asia as the
activity “A journey of Bumbardai in Southeast Asia”. We deliver the
movie of his journey throughout Asia. His representative work which
received the highest award at 8th international Manga Award in 2015 and
its popular main character will be introduced in Southeast Asian
countries. And also places to visit in Southeast Asia will be
introduced. This is a promotion campaign for his work releasing early
next year and also a journey to stretch his imagination.

Moreover, we will invite him to “Thailand Comic Con 2017” (21 April 2017
– 23 April 2017) in Thailand and “ENNICHISAI” (13 May 2017 – 14 May
2017) and introduce him and his works at our exhibition booth.

Overview of “Japan SPRING Festival 2017 in Viet Nam”
• Event dates:
15 April 2017 (SAT) – 16 April 2017 (SUN)
• Event hours: 9:00AM –
10:00PM
• Venue: Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long, 19 Hoang Dieu,
Hanoi, Vietnam
• Hosts: Japan Festival Executive Committee, Wedge
Holdings Co., Ltd. and others
• Remark: Approximately 200 thousands
visitors every year

Mr. Erdenebayar will serve as one of judges at an illustration contest
called “Illustrator contest Asia” in Mongol, Thailand, Vietnam and
Indonesia.
We will actively secure exclusive management contracts
with talented creators in Asia and give them full support of promotion
and marketing to worldwide.

Detailed profile of Mr. Nambaral Erdenebayar

Mr. Erdenebayar holds a personal belief that he wants to tell the
lifestyle and history of Mongolians as a nomad race and also express
their pride and points of view to next generations and people all over
the world. In Mongol, he is not only famous for being an artist of
satirical comics on social and political issues, but also a leader in a
field of comic art.

He is currently working on a series of “Bumbardai.” The story is about
5-year-old boy named “Bumbardai” who growing up as a nomad race. The
story introduces lives of nomad race through his interactions with many
people and issues confronting his growth.

“Bumbardai” was received the highest award at 8th international Manga
Award in 2015 hosted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. It was the
first time ever to give an award to Mongolian work. Since February of
2017, the series has been broadcasted on TV in Mongol and achieves high
popularity.

We have actively interacted and communicated with Mr. Erdenebayar and
Nordic Comic group (Mongol NGO) which acts as his agent. We have signed
a contract with him since we strongly feel attracted to his talent and
genuinely empathize for his philosophy and attitude that he shows on his
works.

We will wholeheartedly support and market Mr. Erdenebayar and his works
to all over the world. We hope you are looking forward to his future
success.

Reference “Bumbardai” animation movie on TV: https://youtu.be/qVzeoWM56aI

Contacts

Wedge Holdings Co., Ltd.
Yasuhiro Kotake, +81-3-6225-2207
IR
Representative
wedge-ir@wedge-hd.com