In commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the TV anime, Sunshine City in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, will hold a first large-scale art exhibition dedicated to the Girls und Panzer anime series from December 23 to 31. The event will display the key anime drawings used for all series, from the first TV anime in 2012 to the upcoming six-part OVA "Final Chapter." Hit the jump for more details.
In November of 2017, a new pub / eatery is opening in Nishi-Ikebukuro that seeks to give patrons the experience of work-weary mecha pilots meeting at a secret base to knock back a few drinks and share war stories. Hit the jump to learn more.
Animate Girls Festival 2017 - a convention aimed at women who enjoy hobbies such as anime, otome games, BL, cosplay, and more - is taking over the Ikebukuro Sunshine City commercial complex in Tokyo in November of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
J-World Tokyo, a theme park dedicated to the world of "JUMP" located in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, will start new service "J-COS!" that offers official cosplay costumes, wigs and items of 13 characters from One Piece, Dragon Ball, Naruto, and Gintama. The visitors wearing the costumes can also enjoy other facilities in the park. Hit the jump for more details.
J-World Tokyo, a theme park dedicated to the world of "JUMP" located in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, will open a new 3D attraction "Kuroko's Basketball Special Room" inspired by Tadatoshi Fujimaki's popular sports manga series on March 12. Its first period to be held till May 31 will feature Tetsuya Kuroko and Taiga Kagami. Hit the jump for more details.
Toei Animation today announced that a time-limited shop dedicated to its Ojamajo Doremi anime franchise will open on the third floor of the Ikebukuro P’PARCO department store between March 17 and April 5. The anime's original character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi provides newly-drawn illustrations for the store. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese toy company Takara Tommy announced on Tuesday that a time-limited bar for adults, "Bakuten Shoot Beyblade Bar," will open in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, in January 2017, as the 15th anniversary for the Beyblade anime series started in 2001. The bar is targeted to the Beyblade players in their early-mid twenties. Hit the jump for more details.
Yuriko Koike, a full-time politician as the governor of Tokyo, is also apparently a part-time cosplay enthusiast, because she appeared dressed as Princess Sapphire from Osamu Tezuka's manga and TV anime Princess Knight at the "Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest" event held on October 29, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
In commemoration of the release of the compilation film -Mirai-(Future), Parco Museum in the Parco Ikebukuro will hold an art exhibition dedicated to the Orange anime series from November 3 to 20. Its main visual newly drawn by the anime's character designer Nobuteru Yuuki is now online. Hit the jump for more details.
The Mamoru Oshii Film Festival at the Shin-bungeiza theater in Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo, Japan, is kicking off its 2016 series in April with a live-talk event and screenings of both live-action and animated Patlabor films. Hit the jump to learn more.
J-WORLD Tokyo, an indoor amusement park in Ikebukuro with attractions based on the works published in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump manga magazine, is getting a wintery make-over for the "Gintama Cheeky Cheeky Kabuki-cho Snow Festival" event, which runs from November 20, 2015, to January 31, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
Pepper, a humanoid companionship robot created by Aldebaran Robotics and Softbank Mobile, was spotted in Ikebukuro in a lovely (and lively) Halloween costume. Hit the jump to trick-or-treat.
An exhibit focusing on the art of Yuji Terajima's baseball manga and TV anime, Ace of the Diamond, is coming soon to the Tobu department store in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Lawson and Is the Order a Rabbit? are teaming up again for a Halloween-themed collaboration featuring original character goods. Hit the jump to learn more.