The 14th annual Taipei Comic Exhibition was held from August 15th to 20th at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 in Taipei, Taiwan. The first day of the event recorded nearly 10,000 attendees, the biggest first day numbers in the anime and manga convention’s history.
Continuing on from last year’s strong presence, luminaries from Japan’s anime and manga industry made appearances at the event, including “5 Centimeters per Second” director Makoto Shinkai, “Kuroko no Basuke” (playing Tetsuya Kuroko) voice actor Kensho Ono, “Attack on Titan” (playing Misaka Ackerman) voice actress Yui Ishikawa, “Sword Art Online” opening theme singer Eir Aoi, and “Date A Live” (playing Yoshino) voice actress Iori Nomizu, among others.
One highlight of the exhibition was the revealing of the live action “Mobile Police Patlabor” film’s official logo, followed by the attendees receiving free postcards printed with the artwork.
The event was attended by a total of 580,000 people, a 26,000-person increase over last year’s figures. The 15th annual event will be held from August 7th to 12th, 2014, at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.
Source: YATTAR JAPAN