This year will mark Tokyo’s second ever Comic Con! Affiliated with Silicon Valley Comic Con, this event will have cosplayers, an artists’ alley, exhibits and a Japanese food court.
As expected, there will also be celebrity guests. The line-up for 2017 has not been announced just yet, but last year’s event saw the likes of Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter films), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye from the Marvel Cinematic Universe), Billy Boyd (Pippin from the Lord of the Rings trilogy), and… the face of Marvel himself, Stan Lee. Unfortunately, these meet-and-greets are not included in the admission fee, so you’ll have to pay extra—and the fees are steep.
Even if you don’t plan to splurge on meet-and-greets, though, the cosplayers, displays, and the fact that Tokyo now has a large-scale fan convention that’s oriented more towards Western media are still good reasons to give the event a try. Stay tuned as we update this event post as more info is released.