40 exhibitors and 19 works to be showcased during the September 19 weekend
The Kyoto International Manga and Anime Fair announced on August 5 that its 2020 event will be going ahead on September 19 and 20 at Miyako Messe in Kyoto. Other than Wonder Festival in February, this will be the first big anime event in Japan since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit the country, which saw Anime Japan and Comiket get canceled.
The fair is scheduled to have 40 exhibitors, including Kadokawa, Aniplex, and many more anime companies, exhibiting at least 19 works over the two days. More information on stages and the like will be announced soon.
KyoMaf's website released a set of guidelines to deal with the coronavirus infection, which has been increasing in cases in Japan over the last few weeks, pushing some prefectures, including Aichi and Okinawa, to call their own State of Emergencies over the rising cases. KyoMaf asks visitors to make sure they are not sick before attending the event, to wear a mask and have hand sanitizer, to not attend if you're elderly or have a high risk of infection. Attendees' temperature will be taken on entry to Miyako Messe and only a limited number of people will be allowed into the halls at one time.
Advance tickets have already gone on sale for the event, with priority tickets currently be applied for through a lottery system.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.