Anime Events

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On this page, we will introduce you to best anime eventsi!

Comic Market (Comiket)

Anime enthusiasts and fans of Japanese pop culture should definitely consider attending the number one anime event, Comic Market, commonly known as Comiket! Comiket is held twice a year, in August and December, at Tokyo Big Sight. It is one of the most exciting anime and doujinshi (fan-made comics) events in Japan. If you're in Japan or planning to visit during these times, attending Comiket is a must!


The second event is "Anime Japan"!! Anime Japan is one of the largest anime events in Japan, ranking second in popularity after Comic Market! The most significant difference between these two is the absence of doujin goods. (Doujin goods refer to self-published materials such as doujinshi, created by individuals.) At "Anime Japan," only official merchandise from companies is sold as official goods, and there are no doujin goods available. Additionally, Anime Japan features stage events that are not present at Comic Market. These stage events offer opportunities to see popular voice actors and other attractions. Moreover, the content primarily revolves around anime and cosplay. So, if you're not particularly interested in anime, then Comic Market might be more suitable for you!

Animelo Summer Live

The anime event I highly recommend for the third spot is "Animelo Summer Live," commonly known as Anisama! Anisama is the world's largest event with numerous participants, featuring prominent anime song artists, popular voice actors, and unexpected secret guests who have made significant contributions in the year leading up to the event! It's a fantastic opportunity to hear your favorite anime songs live and discover new tunes that you might not encounter in your usual playlist!

World Cosplay Summit

The forth event chosen is the World Cosplay Summit (WCS)! It's the world's largest cosplay-only event, held annually in Nagoya. This year (2023), it took place from August 4th to 6th! It's an event where cosplayers from around the world gather to enjoy various cosplay-related activities such as stages, parades, championships, photo shoots, and of course, cosplay itself!

Aniplex Fest

The fifth event is Aniplex Fest! This event started in 2020 and, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been held online every year until this year! However, it has been announced that next year, in celebration of its 20th anniversary, it will be held offline as "Aniplex 20th Anniversary" on January 7, 2024 (Sunday)! The participating artists and cast include: Aimer, Galileo Galilei, ClariS, Kessoku Band, Masayuki Suzuki, DOES, Shoko Nakagawa, MAISONdes feat. Kaf, Tsumiki, LiSA, Reol, and many others!

Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair

The sixth event selected is the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair! It's the largest celebration of anime and manga held in western Japan. This year, it took place in mid-September, specifically on September 16th and 17th in 2023. The event features numerous stage events and activities related to Kyoto Animation. If you're a fan of anime, especially Kyoto Animation works, or if you reside in western Japan, be sure to attend!

Wonder Festival

Wonder Festival is the largest figure event held twice a year in Tokyo, Japan, during the winter and summer. The event features the sale and exhibition of various limited-edition figures, with particularly impressive large-scale figures like Gundam. Cosplay is also welcomed and encouraged at Wonder Festival!

Comic Treasure (Comitore)

Comic Treasure is an all-genre doujinshi (self-published works) sales event organized by Seibu Boo-Boo Tsushinsha and managed by Kei Corporation. This event, which started in 2003 as an all-genre doujinshi sales event aimed at men, takes place every January (Winter) and September (Summer) at Intex Osaka, following the Comic Market. Originally starting with around 500 spaces, it established itself as a supplementary event after Comic Market and gradually expanded in scale. After the conclusion of Comic Communication in 2013, it became the largest doujinshi sales event in western Japan! It is often abbreviated as "Treasure" or "ComiTore."


Hololive Super Expo

Hololive's biggest event, Hololive Super Expo, will also be held in 2024! However, as of now, the specific date has not been determined, so let's await the official announcement on the official website! You can check the official site through the link below. We will promptly update this page with information from the official source as soon as it is confirmed. (Written as of October 21, 2023) Furthermore, as a prediction for the date, if it follows the pattern of the first and second editions, it is likely to be in mid to late March. Large-scale events of this kind often stick to a relatively fixed annual schedule, so unless there are significant issues, the third edition is likely to take place around the same time! Moreover, the venue is also expected to remain consistent, and it is likely that the event will be held at Makuhari Messe in 2024!

Nijisanji Fes

"Nijisanji Festival" is the largest Nijisanji-exclusive event. To all Nijisanji fans, consider joining the event! This year, the 2023 event is scheduled for December 23rd and 24th! Tickets will first be available through a fan club pre-sale lottery, followed by general sales (first-come, first-served). General sales usually sell out quickly every year, so be sure to stay alert!


Tokyo Game Show

Japan's largest gaming event, Tokyo Game Show! This gaming event is scheduled to take place in Tokyo (Makuhari Messe) on September 23rd and 24th. Additionally, during this period, there is also a live concert for Magical Mirai (featuring Hatsune Miku), so after attending Tokyo Game Show, you can also participate in Magical Mirai. While same-day ticket sales are usually available, there is a possibility they might not be, so it's recommended to reserve tickets before going.


Magical Mirai

Magical Mirai is the biggest live concert event for Vocaloids like Hatsune Miku, and it is held three times a year in Tokyo, Osaka, and Hokkaido! The schedule for Magical Mirai varies from year to year. For 2023, it took place in early February in Hokkaido, early August in Osaka, and early September in Tokyo! Typically, ticket reservations start around a month before the event. Be cautious when purchasing tickets, as they tend to sell out quickly!

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Jump Fes

The world's largest Shonen Jump-only event is held annually in Japan! This event takes place every year at Tokyo's Makuhari Messe, and for the year 2023, it is scheduled to be held on December 16th and 17th! Ticket reservations usually begin around a month before the event, so be sure to keep an eye on the official website! Tickets tend to sell out quickly every year!

Bandai Namco Fes

One of the large-scale anime song live concerts in Japan is the Bandai Namco Entertainment Festival, commonly known as BanNam Fest! This live concert is held every year in mid-May at Tokyo's ZOZO Marine Stadium. It's a highly popular event, and tickets tend to sell out rapidly! Specific dates for the event haven't been announced yet, so we'll promptly update this page once the official site makes the announcement. (Written as of October 21, 2023)


"Fate/Grand Order Fes" is the largest Fate-only event in Japan! It is held at the end of July every year at Makuhari Messe in Chiba. While the specific dates for 2024 are not yet known, in the previous year, 2023, it took place on July 30th and 31st! This event is extremely popular, so it is recommended to reserve tickets as early as possible. While there is a lottery system, every year there are also tickets available on a first-come, first-served too! Just carefull!

Anime song live event

Animelo Summer Live

Anisama, or "Animelo Summer Live," is the world's largest event where anime song artists, popular voice actors, and unexpected secret guests who have been active in the year leading up to the event gather! It's an opportunity for fans to listen to their favorite anime songs live and discover new songs they might not have heard before. The event takes place annually at the end of August.

Bandai Namco Fes

One of Japan's large-scale anime song live concerts is the Bandai Namco Entertainment Festival, commonly known as BanNam Fest! This live concert takes place every year in mid-May at Tokyo's ZOZO Marine Stadium. As mentioned above!

LisuAni Live

LisAni Live is Japan's largest anime song-only event, delivering a "live with a focus on presence and sound" since its inaugural edition in 2010. After a hiatus of approximately four years, the 14th edition, released from constraints, featured performances from 17 artists that blended the tradition and evolution of anime music, heating up the winter Japan Budokan! With the voices of those who genuinely love anime, music, and live performances, let's create the fervor of a new era! The next installment is scheduled for January 27th and 28th, 2024!


NicoNico Chokaigi

"Niconico Chokaigi" is a large subculture event organized by Niconico Douga, where various content creators and fans come together for interaction and information sharing! The event encompasses not only anime-related content but also features aspects of Japanese subculture like Vocaloid, sumo, and games! For enthusiasts of Japanese subculture, it's sure to be an enjoyable experience! Additionally, taking place simultaneously at the same venue is the "Vtuber Fes." This is a stage event, so if you're a fan of Vtubers, be sure to check it out!


Comitia is the second-largest doujinshi (self-published works) event in Japan! This event is held approximately five times a year, not only in Tokyo but also in other locations. Compared to Comic Market, it has fewer participants, making it an ideal choice for those who want to leisurely browse and purchase doujinshi and other fan-created goods. Moreover, since it is held multiple times a year, it's very accessible for participation!


"Acosta" is a members-only paid event operated by the cosplay photo studio "Hakostadium"! While outdoor photography is allowed, participation and photography are restricted to those with a membership card from Hakostadium. It's not notably crowded compared to other cosplay events, and they ensuring that participants don't stand out excessively. The available photography spaces can vary significantly depending on the event location.

Nihonbashi Street Festa

The Nihonbashi Street Festa, also known as "StoFes," is a large-scale event held in Nihonbashi's Denden Town since 2005. It focuses on cosplay, subculture, anime, and itasha (cars decorated with anime-related graphics). The event features cosplay and character parades, maid parades, merchandise sales, and exhibitions of itasha, making it a delightful and enjoyable experience!

Comic City

Comic City is held approximately 20 times each year in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka, with Osaka and Fukuoka hosting the largest doujinshi (self-published works) sales events known in their respective regions! Especially in Tokyo and Osaka, there is a significant participation of female circles presenting works targeted towards women. The majority of the works exhibited are tailored for a female audience. The event not only serves as a platform for doujinshi sales but also functions as a space for creators and fans to engage with one another. For women who enjoy anime, BL (Boys' Love), and Otome genres, it's a must-attend event!

Yuwaku Bonbon Matsuri

The Yuwaku Bonbon Matsuri (festival) originated from the anime "Hanasaku Iroha." This Matsuri (festival), born from the world of "Hanasaku Iroha," has even been realized in the real world! At the Yuwaku Bonbon Matsuri (festival), numerous items related to "Hanasaku Iroha" are exhibited. If you're a fan of "Hanasaku Iroha" or other PA.WORKS anime works, it's an event you should definitely consider attending! Typically, it takes place in early October every year in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture.


The KPF (Kitakyushu Pop Culture Festival) is one of the largest anime events held in Japan, taking place annually in Fukuoka. Typically, it occurs at the end of November! This event is the largest anime gathering in Kyushu and features various stage events with different voice actors. Moreover, in Kitakyushu, the venue for KPF, there's a commercial facility named "Ar-Aru City" dedicated to anime, making it an irresistible place for anime enthusiasts! It even houses the Ufotable Cafe! If you're planning to visit Kyushu, be sure to check it out!


"Machi Asobi" is an unbelievably massive anime event held in the extremely rural area of Tokushima Prefecture (Shikoku) every October and May! The planning and management are handled by none other than Ufotable. Many celebrities, including Aimer, participate. It's an event so fulfilling that you wouldn't believe it's taking place in Shikoku. While participating from the Kanto and Kansai regions can be quite challenging, if you're an anime fan, it's an event you shouldn't miss at least once!
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