Even if you’re not a fan of comic books and manga, you’ll have heard of Comic Con. It started out in 1970 in San Diego as the Golden State Comic Book Convention, and the original event now attracts over 130,000 visitors annually. Holding a sister event in the home of manga was long overdue and Tokyo Comic Con finally came in 2016 attracting about 50,000 visitors. The legendary Stan Lee is also expected to make an appearance at this year’s event. Advance general admission tickets are ¥3,200 for adults and ¥2,200 for students (see the official website for details). On-the-door admission are ¥300 more expensive.