AnimeJapan 2021 will be Held Offline and Online

AnimeJapan 2021's latest information from tickets to access

Key visual of AnimeJapan 2020

AnimeJapan, the biggest anime event in Japan, is coming back to Tokyo in March 2021. AnimeJapan 2021 will be held at Tokyo Big Sight and online following the 6th event in 2019. Unfortunately, the 7th AnimeJapan event was cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020. However, the long-awaited festival have been decided to revive with infection control in 2021.

The theme of the 8th AnimeJapan is “connection”, and the official website of AnimeJapan 2021 says “Using the number 8 and the symbol ∞ (infinity) as our inspiration,
we will do our best to make sure this event will also continue from now on.”

Japan and Japanese culture including Anime, Manga and Cosplay are being much more promoted and developed than ever before under the support of rapidly-increasing fans of Japan.

It is expected that AnimeJapan 2021 will offer new and unique experiences, which consists of attractions from both offline and online.

In addition to the public, AnimeJapan 2021 also focuses on the business side. If you talk to some anime-related companies and groups, additional two days for only business are provided online (29th and 30th March).

The photos and details below are those in the past, so the information will be updated once the additional announcement with a key visual is released.

Booth Exhibitions

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You can see hundreds of Japanese anime from classic to the latest ones at Exhibitor’s Booth Areas. For example: Dragon Ball, Bleach, Sword Art Online, Monogatari Series, Detective Conan, Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World, One Punch Man, Captain Tsubasa, Fate/stay night, Cells at Work!

Here are only a part of the anime and companies exhibited at the convention.

Aniplex (Fate Series, Monogatari Series, Sword Art Online, etc), Kadokawa (Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World, KonoSuba, OVER LORD, etc), Comix Wave Films (Makoto Shinkai’s works including Weathering With You), Toei Animation (One Piece, Dragon Ball, etc), SQUARE ENIX, Attack on Titan, 22/7, Love Live! Sunshine!! Premium Shop and more booths.

AJ Stage

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There are two enormous stages in AnimeJapan: a 1000-person-capacity stage and a 700-person-capacity one where you can enjoy live show performances and talk shows related to the latest and upcoming anime. In addition, AnimeJapan offers two more stages which are available for any visitor.

Cosplayer’s World

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The popular event Cosplayer’s World will be held this year, too. It shows you the cosplay parade with numerous cosplayers that anyone at the convention can participate in. Check more info about Cosplayer’s World at its Twitter’s account!

Family Anime Festa

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No worry even if you come to the event with kids. Family Anime Festa offers the chance to play with adorable anime characters that kids love and enjoy some workshops and the food park .

Special Items

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At AnimeJapan, you can get exclusive anime goods related to the event’s theme “Japan” which are never sold except there.

Production Works Gallery

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Production Works Gallery has hold the unique exhibitions where you can go behind the scenes of anime. There are lots of items that especially creators enjoy watching and learning about Anime.


Tickets for AnimeJapan are on sale from the late January every year. Pre-ordered tickets are a little cheaper than same-day tickets, so please check out the official website or Twitter for the info about the advance tickets.

How to Get to AnimeJapan 2021 at Tokyo Big Sight

Tokyo Big Sight is located within 7 mins walking distance from Kokusai-Tenjijo Station (国際展示場) of Rinkai Line or 3 mins from Tokyo Big Sight Station (東京ビッグサイト駅) of Yurikamome Line.

Access Map to Tokyo Bug Sight
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Location: Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Centre)


Date (Public Day): 27th and 28th March, 2021

Time (Public Day): 9:00–17:00

Date (Business Day): 29th and 30th March, 2021

Time (Business Day): 10:00–19:00

Official Website:

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