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Anime Japan 2016 Photo Report: Anime Goods, Voice Actors, Cosplay… Everything About Anime Was There!!

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Anime Japan 2016 Photo Report: Anime Goods, Voice Actors, Cosplay… Everything About Anime Was There!!

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On March 26th (Sat) and 27th (Sun) at Tokyo Big Site, one of the biggest Japanese anime festival “Anime Japan 2016” was held. This year is the third opening, and the visitors increased by 111% over last year. From the gaining popularity, Anime Japan 2017 has been decided for next year! As its slogan holds up, everything about anime was there at Anime Japan, so we have reported two upcoming anime events: Natsume Yuujinchou Stage and D. Gray-man Stage. The report here puts together the whole festival with exclusive photos with remarks written by one anime otaku!

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The Main Area Booths

Anime relating companies held their booth to play the advanced screening of the promotion video, to have a pre-sale of anime goods, to welcome the guests for their original events, and more! We will introduce some of the booths that takes us back to the history of anime and also makes us seek the future of anime.

Good Smile Company & Ultra Super Pictures Booth

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The tower of Nendroid, a short sized deformation figure series, box amazed us before even stepping into the booth! Nendroid celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with every Nendroid and Nendroid Petit Series displayed in the booth.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Bunny Girl Nendroid Set

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Bunny Girl Nendroid Set

Lucky Star Nendroids

Lucky Star Nendroids

Hatsune Miku Append Nendroid

Hatsune Miku Append Nendroid

TMS ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD. Booth
TMS Entertainment opened a booth mainly for two pushing anime this year! One is “Bakuon!!”, story about bike riding high school girls who enjoy their school life with their bike.

The booth welcomed the guests with the bike (model bike drawn in the anime).

The booth welcomed the guests with the bike (model bike drawn in the anime).

Also, Allen and Lavi distributed the new visual handouts for D. Gray-man Hollow that will be on air this summer!

Cosplay Of Allen Walker

Cosplay Of Allen Walker

Cosplay of Lavi

Cosplay of Lavi

Panels of main three characters stood behind the new visual poster as well.

From the left hand side: Yuu Kanda, Allen Walker, Lavi

From the left hand side: Yuu Kanda, Allen Walker, Lavi

Megumi Kato Project Booth
From the anime “Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata”, a project featuring the heroine Megumi Kato appeared here at the Big Site. This project is a trial display where you can experience dating Megumi Kato, who is drawn by Kurehito Misaki’s graphic design, and acted out by Kiyono Yasuno and latest synthetic technology voice, using Sony’s forefront interactive projection technique.

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Fate/Grand Order Booth
Fate/ Grand Order opened up a booth with a big booth: displaying an ita-sports car with cosplayed models and life-sized figure of treasure tool.

Saver on Fate Sports Car

Saver on Fate Sports Car

Rin Tosaka on Fate Sports Car

Rin Tosaka on Fate Sports Car

Cosplay of Rin Tosaka from Fate series

Cosplay of Rin Tosaka from Fate series

Matthew's treasure tool.

Matthew’s treasure tool.

ANIPLEX Booth
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Almost 25 panels from famous to new anime characters appeared to add a touch of color to the ANIPLEX Booth, which is one of the biggest booth this year at the event. It displayed special goods in the past and latest goods that fans could get at the booth.

Satsuma Kiriko Cut Glass from Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls

Satsuma Kiriko Cut Glass from Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls

Character Reference Set from Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls

Character Reference Set from Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls

Naruto and Sasuke Figures

Naruto and Sasuke Figures

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Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai Panel

Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai Panel

Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai Movie Goods

Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai Movie Goods

3D Kara No Kyoukai Movie Blu-ray and Shiki Figure

3D Kara No Kyoukai Movie Blu-ray and Shiki Figure

Shiki figure only available at Aniplex Website when buying Kara no Kyoukai Blu-ray.

Shiki figure only available at Aniplex Website when buying Kara no Kyoukai Blu-ray.

Movie Doukyuusei Postcards Given to visitors at the movie theater.

Movie Doukyuusei Postcards Given to visitors at the movie theater.

The Cosplay Area

We saw many people cosplaying at the booth and the cosplay area. Long lines were created to shoot the cosplayers who have changed in favorite characters.

Because of the renewal work coming up, we saw many D. Gray-man costumes. Here is Lenalee Lee from D. Gray-man.
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From LoveLive!, we found school uniform version, which is very popular from the start of the project.

From the left hand side; Nozomi Tojo and Kotori Minami

From the left hand side; Nozomi Tojo and Kotori Minami

Hanayo Koizumi

Hanayo Koizumi

LoveLive! rhythm game app, School Idol Festival dresses were also found.

From the left hand side; Niko Yazawa and Maki Nishikino

From the left hand side; Niko Yazawa and Maki Nishikino

Other idols were here too!

From the left hand side; Aoi Kiriya and Ichigo Hoshimiya

From the left hand side; Aoi Kiriya and Ichigo Hoshimiya

Attack on Titan Cosplay is popular from the start of animation, and we met one of the scout regiment, Mikasa Ackerman!

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Not only anime, but game characters were there as well.

Reimu from Toho game series (cosplayer: OKINO)

Reimu from Toho game series (cosplayer: OKINO)

Kashu Kiyomitsu from Token Ranbu

Kashu Kiyomitsu from Token Ranbu

Mario from Super Mario Brothers

Mario from Super Mario Brothers

Premium Collaboration

The new Japanese culture, anime, and Japanese traditional culture collaborates to create a new sense of Japanese creation. This time, “THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS” × “GIFU-WAGASA (Gifu Prefecture)”Japanese Umbrella (Sae Kobayakawa “Hana Kanzashi” Ver./Work Collaboration “Into the Dream” Ver.) was displayed for this event which many attendees carried their feet to watch this premium collaboration!

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Sae Kobayakawa “Hana Kanzashi” Ver.

Sae Kobayakawa “Hana Kanzashi” Ver.

“Into the Dream” Ver.

“Into the Dream” Ver.

Other goods were also displayed and some of the goods were on pre-sale as well.

“Rascal” × “KAGAWA-SHIKKI (Kagawa Prefecture)” Small Plate (Vermilion Ver. Black Ver.)

“Rascal” × “KAGAWA-SHIKKI (Kagawa Prefecture)”
Small Plate (Vermilion Ver. Black Ver.)

“Mr.Osomatsu” × “KYO-YUZEN (Kyoto Prefecture)” Handkerchief

“Mr.Osomatsu” × “KYO-YUZEN (Kyoto Prefecture)”
Handkerchief

“Touken Ranbu-ONLINE-” × “TAMAMUSHI-NURI (Miyagi Prefecture)” Hand mirror(Kiyomitsu Kashu Ver. / Uguisumaru Ver. / Kanesada Kasen Ver.)

“Touken Ranbu-ONLINE-” × “TAMAMUSHI-NURI (Miyagi Prefecture)”
Hand mirror(Kiyomitsu Kashu Ver. / Uguisumaru Ver. / Kanesada Kasen Ver.)

Not only Japanese Premium Collaboration goods were displayed, but also past collaborations with companies and anime were displayed at the next booth.

Zeonic Toyota collaborates with Gundam's character Char Aznable

Zeonic Toyota collaborates with Gundam’s character Char Aznable

COCOROBO (SHARP's robot vacuum cleaner) collaborates with Kuroshituji. Sebastian cleans the room for you and speaks with you!

COCOROBO (SHARP’s robot vacuum cleaner) collaborates with Kuroshituji. Sebastian cleans the room for you and speaks with you!

Elen and Levi life-sized figure created by Seven Eleven.

Elen and Levi life-sized figure created by Seven Eleven.

Right in front of the Super Colaboration, the anime apparel brand Super Groupies booth was opened with an image of otaku girl’s luxurious closet, filled with apparel goods collaborated with anime! The newest Madoka Magika lingerie were also displayed at the booth.

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Card Captor Sakura Shoes and Bag

Card Captor Sakura Shoes and Bag

The main was a collaboration dress with Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls which maintained the image of Cinderella using the color blue and added Cinderella Girls fully on the dress.

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How was the quick tour about this year’s Anime Japan! There are more booths, goods, and entertainment to show you, but for the time and space being, we would like to stop here. Next year’s Anime Japan is already decided and we are waiting for more foreign people to come and enjoy this fabulous anime festival!! Prepare for the Anime Japan 2017 from the website below.

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Anime Japan 2016 Official Homepage(ENG): https://www.anime-japan.jp/en/

Photos by Maririn

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Maririn
Maririn

one mad anime otaku is your order? Here I am! Marina from dance vocal unit "DaizyTune" is a writer of TGU.

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