The current featured anime series at Tokyo Anime Center is P.A.Works' first original robot TV anime Kuromukuro that premiered in Japan this April. The main attractions at the event are the actual key animation arts used for the anime, which the visitors can compare with the finished anime visuals. Check the photo report after the jump!
Hiro Mashima's action fantasy manga series Fairy Tail celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. To commemorate it, a time-limited special exhibition dedicated to Mashima's original manga drawings will be held on the fifth floor of Tokyo Solamachi in Tokyo Skytree Town for nine days from September 17 to 25. Hit the jump for more details.
It is officially announced today that "Osomatsu Expo," the first exhibition event for the Osomatsu-san/Mr. Osomatsu anime franchise, is scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Oskaka, Aichi, and Fukuoka in the coming August and September. Hit the jump for more details.
Special exhibitions titled "Road of Duelist" to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, that started with Kazuki Takahashi's manga series in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1996, are planned to be held in Tokyo and Osaka this August. Check the details after the jump!
The official website for "The Exhibition of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon," the first art exhibition dedicated to Naoko Takeuchi's Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon manga series and its adaptations, announced on May 11 that it had attracted 100,000 visitors in 26 days since its opening on April 16. Hit the jump for more details and videos.
Japanese otaku/doujin shop Toranoana's Akihabara B store has a small event space on its B1 floor. It is currently holding an exhibition featuring the TV anime KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! in commemoration of the releases of the first season's DVD/Blu-ray and the production of the second season. Check the photo report after the jump!
The first game from the Sakura Taisen/Sakura Wars franchise was released for the Sega Saturn platform in September 1996. Following the first one last fall, the second 20th anniversary exhibition for the franchise is now being held on the seventh floor of the Gamers Akihabara store. Check the photo report after the jump.
"Character 1" is a new trade fair dedicated to anime/game character-related content that began in 2014. It has been jointly held with an all-genre doujnshi event "COMIC 1" at Tokyo Big Sight during the Golden Week Holiday. Check this year's photo report after the jump!
To promote the ongoing rerun of the TV anime first season and the launch of the forthcoming second season, Tokyo Anime Center, located on the fourth floor of the Akihabara UDX building, is now holding an exhibition dedicated to Bushiroad's Luck & Logic franchise from April 19 to May 8. Check the photo report after the jump!
Hankyu Umeda Gallery, which is located on the ninth floor of the Hankyu Umeda Department Store in Osaka, will hold an art exhibition dedicated to the works of the late animator/director Yoshifumi Kondo, who passed away in January 1998 at age of 47 and is known as the director of the Studio Ghibli's 1995 film Whisper of the Heart. Hit the jump for more details.
Tokyo-based anime production company ufotable was established in 2000, then has produced many successful anime series such as Ninin ga Shinobuden and Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]. To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Tokyo Anime Center was holding a special exhibition focusing on its history. Check the photo report after the jump!
To promote the release of the 1st DVD/Blu-ray volume of the Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue TV anime, the Gamers Akihabara store was holding an exhibition event dedicated to the anime on its seventh floor from March 17 to April 3. Check the photo report after the jump.
To promote the second season premiered in Japan on April 2, Japanese figure maker Volks' comprehensive hobby building Volks Akihabara Hobby Paradise has set up a "Pop-Up Shop" dedicated to The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water anime series on its seventh floor's event section. Check the photo report after the jump!
Tokyo Anime Center, located on the fourth floor of the Akihabara UDX building, is holding an exhibition dedicated to the ongoing TV anime adaptation of Otomeito's PSP otome game Norn9 Norn+Nonetto from January 25 to February 7, displaying character standees, scene panels and various production materials. Check the photo report after the jump!