Crunchy Roll has reported that the Ishinori Manga Museum will reopen on November 17th! It was damaged during the March 2011 earthquake/tsunami and repairs are almost done. More:
In November 17th, the museum in his honor will be holding a reopening ceremony – with branding that draws the connection to Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex director Kenji Kamiyama’s new reminagined Cyborg 009 anime movie 009: Re Cyborg.
The Ishinomori Mangattan Museum is built by corporation of national government and Ishimaki City in 2001 and became a tourist destination, attracting 180,000 visitors annually. During the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, many of the building around the museum were destroyed and its facilities were substantially damaged.
With the help of public fundraising efforts, repair efforts are now nearing completing.
A November 17th reopening ceremony is free and open to the public.
A special renewal exhibit opens March 23, 2013.