Executive committee of Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (Kyo-Maf), the largest manga and anime comprehensive trade fair in the West Japan started in 2012, announced today that its sixth event attracted a total of 34,895 visitors in two days of September 16 and 17. See the official photos from the venues in Kyoto-city after the jump!
Following the very successful first one last year, OLINAS, a shopping mall located in Kinshi-cho, Tokyo, plans to hold the second collaboration event with the SCHOOL-LIVE! anime franchise in this year's Halloween season. Among the fans, OLINAS is believed to be the model for the TRON mall appeared in the TV anime. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the very successful one for Rem in February, the Shibuya Marui department store in Tokyo will hold another special time-limited event for the birthday of Emilia, one of the main heroines in Tappei Nagatsuki's popular light novel series Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- from September 15 to October 2. Hit the jump for more details.
The Anime Next 100 project announced today on August 7 that a three-day event "Anime Film Festival Tokyo 2017" is set to be held in Tokyo on October 13, 14 and 15. The project was launched in November 2016 to celebrate the 100-year history of Japanese animation since 1917. Hit the jump for more details.
Pony Canyon's official anime YouTube channel has posted a 10-minute preview for the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray "Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! ALL STAR!" that includes the special live event held at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena in Tokyo on March 18, featuring the anime series' nine main voice cast members. Check out how the voice the fans after the jump!
At last year's Nico Nico Chokaigi held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture for two days on April 29 and 30, 2016, virtual singer Hatsune Miku performed her first live kabuki show "Cho Kabuki Hanakurabe Senbon Zakura" with acclaimed kabuki actor Shidou Nakamura on the stage. Kadokawa has posted a short preview for the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray of the well-received performance.
Mixi Inc.'s XFLAG Studio, the developer of the mobile game Monster Strike and the publisher of the anime Monster Strike, has announced that its annual live entertainment event "XFLAG PARK 2017" will be held at the 1st to 6th Halls of the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba Prefecture for two days on July 8 and 9. Hit the jump for more details.
This year's Nico Nico Chokaigi was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, the same venue as the previous years, for two days on April 29 and 30, attracting 154,601 visitors in total. Many of its events were live-streamed via the Nico Nico Live service and were viewed by 5,059,976 people on the net. Check out the official photos from the event after the jump!
Here at Crunchyroll, we’re keeping the momentum going with the next stop on our convention tour -- Sakura-Con! Read on for details on events, swag, and much more!
The official website for the Osomatsu-san/Mr. Osomatsu anime series announced yesterday that special screening events of its selected TV anime episodes will be held at theaters across Japan this April. And a newly-produced short episode is confirmed to be included in the lineup. Hit the jump for more information!
Three members of VA unit Aqours from the Love Live! Sunshine franchise, Rikako Aida (Riko Sakurauchi), Kanako Takatsuki (Hanamaru Kunikida) and Aina Suzuki (Mari Ohara) visited Seoul, Korea, on December 10, 2016, for "Special Event: Aqours in Seoul." Bandai Channel's official YouTube channel has posted a 25-minute video report of the event.
The official Japanese website for the TV anime Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! today posted a main visual for the upcoming event "Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! ALL STAR!" featuring its characters to be held at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo twice on March 18. Hit the jump for more details.
As reported, the special events titled "Re:Life of Rem's Birthday from Zero" to celebrate the birthday for Rem have been held in Akihabara and Shibuya till the end of this month. The official Twitter of the franchise reported that the Shibuya store had attracted over 5,000 visitors by Sunday. Hit the jump for the special present campaign and photos from the store.
While Kadokawa will hold the previously-reported store events in Akihabara and Shibuya, Banpresto will also offer a special birthday cake set for Rem, one of the main heroines in Tappei Nagatsuki's popular light novel series Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, for a limited time of three days between January 31 and February 2. Hit the jump for more details.