Anime Japan 2025

★ Staff recommendation
9:00am – 5:00pm
¥2,300 (advance sales)¥2,600 (on the door)

You may have gone to an anime convention back home. Why not go to one in the country that started it all?

Along with winter and summer Comiket, it’s one of the biggest events on the anime calendar.

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What happens?

Anime Japan has everything you’d expect: exhibitions, goods, special anime-business collaborations, and stage appearances and performances by some of the biggest names in the industry.

In addition to booths from all the major animation studios, there will be dozens of live events, split over three stages over the two days. Highlights include appearances by voice actors from Kimetsu no Yabai (Demon Slayer), Spice and Wolf, and Pokémon.

Important: The number of people admitted to each live stage event is limited and awarded by lottery. To enter the lottery, you need to purchase an advanced ticket (¥2,300) by February 25, 2024.

Tickets to Anime Japan

Tickets are ¥2,300 and can be purchased online in advance — this is cheaper than on-the-day tickets which cost ¥2,600. In addition to admission, you can also purchase an additional “fast ticket” (¥3,900) for priority entry.

Admission is free for children 12 years old and under (oh, the benefits of youth!). However, kids do need their own advance ticket for a chance to see the live events. And also their own fast ticket to skip the queue.

Tickets are valid for one day only, so if you want to go to both days you’ll have to cough up more cash.

Cosplay at Anime Japan

To cosplay at Anime Japan you needed to purchase a “cosplay ticket” (¥1,000) along with your admissions ticket. You need to register and pay at the cloakroom entrance on the day. This gets you access to the changing rooms and cloakrooms. (They won’t let you in already dressed up and changing in restrooms isn’t allowed.)

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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