Anime Japan

The key expo for manga fans and those in the animation business—almost 150,000 visitors and 200 companies from…

Winter Wonder Festival

Semi-annual exhibition of “garage kits” or resin models of anime, manga, and video game characters. The models—some made…

Winter Comiket

The Comic Market (“Comiket”) is an event held in August and December where groups and individuals can exchange…

Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2022

The Kyoto International Manga Anima Fair (also known as KYOMAF) is a mid-scale event to promote the anime…

Animelo Summer Live

The world’s biggest anime song festival. “Animelo” performers are singers who specialize in singing and voicing anime games,…

Summer Comiket

The Comic Market (“Comiket”) is an event held in August and December where groups and individuals can exchange…

World Cosplay Summit

The first World Cosplay Summit began in 2003 to “create a new sense of international friendship with cosplayers…

Summer Wonder Festival

Semi-annual exhibition of “garage kits” or resin models of anime, manga, and video game characters. The models—some made…

Akiba Cultures Zone

This shopping complex opened in 2012 and is dedicated to anime and manga, including a floor dedicated to all manner of cartoon pornography (if that’s your thing…). On the 6th floor you can find Akihabara Backstage Pass Cafe, which is staffed by costume-adorned females.