Chara Hobby C3xHobby is one of the largest Japanese anime/game character goods events, hosted by Hobby Japan, Ascii Media Works and Sotsu. It has been held every summer at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture since 2004. This year's event was held on August 22 and 23. Check the photo report part 1 after the jump.
Every summer, Sunshine City, a commercial building complex located in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, holds a special event featuring each year's PreCure TV series. This summer's event for the ongoing Go! Princess PreCure is titled, "KiraKira Princess World." Check the photo report after the jump!
Kyoto Animation has posted a 150-second digest video for the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray "Free! - Eternal Summer - Special Event Iwatobi, Samezuka Godo Bunkasai" to be released on August 19. The event was held at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena on March 22. Check the clip after the jump.
The official website for the ongoing TV anime Re-Kan! has announced that a special concert event featuring its character songs, titled "Aki no Re-Kan! Matsuri" (Re-Kan! Festival in Autumn) will be held at Zepp Diver City Tokyo on September 6. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for the Tiger & Bunny anime series has posted a key visual for the upcoming live concert event "The Sound of Tiger & Bunny" to be held at Pacifico Yokohama (Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama) on September 19 and 20 as the fourth anniversary of the series. Check details of the event after the jump.
Following yesterday's TV anime ones, here's the flyer collection of the upcoming anime films and OVAs. It covers from the first Tamayura film to be released next Saturday to the movie edition of Detective Opera Milky Holmes whose release date is still unknown. Check the upcoming titles after the jump!
One of the fun things at huge commercial manga/anime events like AnimeJapan is various kind of freebies you can get at company booths. Most of the companies tried to hand out colorful flyers of their new titles to as many visitors as possible. Check the latest TV anime flyer collection after the jump.
In addition to our own photo reports, English-language newspaper The Japan Times has also posted a three-minute video report of the AnimeJapan 2015 event held at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center between March 20 and 22. Check the exhibits and crowd after the jump.
According to the organizer's official announcement on Monday, Anime Japan 2015 attracted 121,540 visitors in three days between March 20 and 22, which was 11,000 up from last year. And the 2016 event is already scheduled at the same venue for March 25 to 27. Check the photo report of East Hall 6 after the jump.
Toei Animation and Sunrise, two of the internationally well-known anime production companies set up their huge booths at the East Hall 5 of the Tokyo Big Sight for AnimeJapan 2015. When their popular characters and cosplayers appeared, visitors rushed for photo opportunities with them. Check the photo report from East Hall 5 after the jump.
One of the most crowded exhibitor booth at AnimeJapan 2015 was the one for the Kadokawa group, which featured its ongoing popular anime series such as Kancolle, as well as many upcoming titles for the spring season. Check the photo report from East Hall 3 after the jump.
Same as last year, AnimeJapan 2015 used all six halls of the Tokyo Big Sight convention center's east block. Check the photo report of East Hall 2 after the jump.
It is confirmed today that popular anime voice actress/singer Maaya Sakamoto will hold a one night only concert titled "20th Anniversary Special Live Open Air Museum 2015" at Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima Prefecture, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Japan's National Treasures. Hit the jump for more details.
A special event for the Maria-sama ga Miteru/Maria Watches Over Us franchise, titled "Lillian Girls' Academy Graduation Event," is scheduled to be held at Yomiuri Hall in Tokyo on March 29. The nine voice actresses of the well-received anime series will also join the event. Hit the jump for more details.