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You may have gone to an anime convention back home. Why not go to one in the country that started it all? AnimeJapan 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. This year’s theme is Rock – but as the poster small print helpfully notes, this is not a music concert! The event is split into two parts – the 23rd and 24th are public days and the 25th and 26th are ‘business days’ which is a good idea if you’re interested in the industry. Note that usually it’s the other way round, with business days help leading up to the event, but this year it’s afterwards.

A note to cosplayers: like winter and summer Comiket, you have to pay a fee (¥1,000). BUT, you do get to enjoy access to a changing room and a luggage storage service that sweetens the deal.

Admission is free for children 12 years old and under (oh, the benefits of youth!). Tickets are also valid for one day only, so if you want to go both days you’ll have to cough up more cash.

Event takes place in East Halls 1-8 of Tokyo Big Sight.

Venue: Tokyo Big Sight
Advance sales: ¥1,800
At the door: ¥2,200
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Closest station(s): Kokusai Tenjijo, Kokusai Tenjijo Seimon
Area: Ariake
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