Since 2011, Tachikawa, located in western Tokyo Metropolis, has been celebrating its status as the "City of Anime." Generally this means that its Autumn Rakuichi notes its status as the inspiration for the Academy City setting of A Certain Magical Index/Scientific Railgun, but this year, the “Certain Municipality’s Area Promotion” got to double up with an appreciation for Gatchaman Crowds, which likewise set its action in the city.
Special Railgun cards and calendars were distributed in city shops.
A “Tachikawa x Anime Panel Exhibit” exhibit of features from the city included in the recent Index movie and life sized stand-ups were display
Participants in a “Search for Sacred Anime Spots in Tachikawa” stamp rally and local quiz were rewarded with a Paimon badge
life sized Crowds stand-ups were also display at the local culture center
Goods on sale included:
Clearfiles - 500yen
Desk mats - 1000yen
tea, condensed milk, and cider can/piggy banks
Crowds buttons - 300yen each
Honey Karinto cookies - 300yen
Paimon cookies - 300yen
Paimon pan(bread) 300yen
Paimon pancakes 450yen
Nail art 3,000-6,000yen