Oshiri Tantei, or "Detective Bottom" (Photo: Ignatius Koh / JT)
Oshiri Tantei, or "Detective Bottom" (Photo: Ignatius Koh / JT)


All anime lovers, gather up!

Venue: Tokyo Big Sight When: Late Mar 2024

Whether it's to discover the latest news, buy an exclusive gadget, or find your future career, AnimeJapan never disappoints. Stay informed of the latest news of the event on the official website.

Since its creation in 2014, anime fans and professionals alike have gathered at Tokyo Big Sight for the annual AnimeJapan to share the latest trends and releases from the Japanese animation industry. With the event cancelled in 2020 due to coronavirus concerns, the 2021 edition is expected to hold a bigger online presence to allow those who cannot attend to participate.

Spread over eight large halls, the convention caters to everyone — from fans eager to buy merchandise, to cosplayers, or even music lovers. The Family AnimeFesta area welcomes children so they can also enjoy the event with their family.

Each year, the buzz surrounding the release dates of the latest works by industry giants like Aniplex, KLabGames, and Netflix are highly anticipated. But what makes this event original is the possibility of discovering a whole hidden facet of the animation industry: the many professions that support anime, from production to promotion. This makes it possible to meet the voice actors of your favorite heroes and to attend conferences on the marketing plan of a certain series. It is also common to meet students wearing suits who go to the stands to apply for jobs at these companies.

Getting there

Take the Yurikamome Line to Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon Station, or the Rinkai Line to Kokusai-Tenjijo Station and walk approximately 7 minutes.

More info

Find out more about Tokyo Big Sight.

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