Anime Japan is the Japanese animation industry's premier annual event, with hundreds of domestic and overseas anime-related companies descending on Tokyo Big Sight in late March for this 4-day event (the first two days are open to the public and the last two are business-only). Since its creation in 2014, anime fans and professionals alike have gathered at Tokyo Big Sight for the annual AnimeJapan to share the latest trends and releases from the Japanese animation industry. Whether you're going to discover the latest news, buy an exclusive gadget, or find your future career, AnimeJapan never disappoints.
Tokyo Big Sight will be showcasing most of its exhibition space to the big production companies hoping to showcase their latest efforts – Bandai Namco, Tezuka Productions, and Toei Animation among others. Special Red, Green, and Blue stages will see news of upcoming anime, talk shows, concerts, and various stage programs occurring. Spread over eight large halls, the convention caters to everyone — from fans eager to buy merchandise, to cosplayers, or even music lovers. The Family AnimeFesta area welcomes children so they can also enjoy the event with their families.
Each year, the buzz surrounding the release dates of the latest works by industry giants like Aniplex, KLabGames, and Netflix are highly anticipated. But what makes this event original is the possibility of discovering a whole hidden facet of the animation industry: the many professions that support anime, from production to promotion. This makes it possible to meet the voice actors of your favorite heroes and to attend conferences on the marketing plan of a certain series.
A special Food Park area will be serving themed food with your favorite anime characters and, of course, cosplay will no doubt be a huge part of the proceedings too.
Stay informed of the latest news of the event on the official website.
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