Anime Events

World Biggest Anime song event


The biggest anime song Live concert in Japan called Animelo Summer Live! This live concert event held in Japan every end of August at Saitama Super Arena, where it is super close to Tokyo. This event is always held in end of August. so you can just go after going to comic market. So just to make sure to reserve ticket. Very popular event so sold out very quick. The ticket can reserve month before so I will tell you here when and where you can get ticket for this event as soon as we get info! There is no info about Anisama ticket yet for 2024. (This page is written in 2024/01/03)

You can also check other event at event calendar.

Where this event are held

Basic information of Anisama


© Animelo Summer Live 2023
Animelo Summer Live, or Anisama, is the world's largest anisong (anime song) event and has been held since 2005. Anisama is held every year around the end of August, and this year, 2024 will be held over three days, on 8/30, 8/31, and 9/1.

At this year's Anisama, a ban on call and response has been removed for the past four years! Also, due to the relaxation of restrictions on infection countermeasures, wearing a mask is now optional (we recommend that you bring a mask just in case)! Furthermore, the Keyaki Hiroba Stage will be back this year! On the Keyaki Stage, there will be a karaoke stage and a special stage by anime song artists!

As for goods sales, it is expected that there will be sales this year, but it is still not clear if tickets will be available or not. However, if there is no ticket system, you may need to start lining up early. In that case, we recommend online shopping if you do not want to wait in line, as online shopping is available until 8/6 (This is goodies from anisama 2023. Click here to online shopping site)!

Dates : August 30 (Fri) ~ September 1 (Sun), 2024
Location : Saitama Super Arena (SSA), Keyaki Hiroba

Official Web:Here

[Cosplay Participation]

In live events like Anisama, cosplay is not particularly welcomed. Although there are a few individuals who cosplay every year, it's generally advisable to refrain from cosplay at such events!

The information below are about 2023! We are still awaiting details for the year 2024! The article is continuously being updated! (As of 2024/01/03) Please jump to this link for more information.

Anisama Tickets


Anisama offered several ticket lotteries and sales. Unfortunately, some reservation options are now closed. This section describes the reservation options that are currently available (as of 7/11) and the general ticket sales that are likely to take place in the near future.
For this year's Anisama, only e-tickets will be available. Please check the details from the note below1. Information on tickets available for application at this time (7/11) and on how tickets will likely be sold to the general in the future will be explained in this section. Please note that this information will be revised id there are any updates.


Pre-reserve Advance Lottery Reservations (ended)


Anyone can apply for this reservation option. Please note that there is a possibility that you may not be able to win due to the lottery.

How to get:Lottery
Application:6/30~7/9
Result:7/11 18:00~
Payment:Only Cedit Card
Where to get tickets:e-tickets, using MOALA Pocket
When to get Ticket:8/19(Sat)~
Price:Each day, 10,000 yen (tax included)


Playguide Advance Lottery Reservations


Anyone can apply for this reservation option. Please note that there is a possibility that you may not be able to win due to the lottery. You can only use Japanese phone number that starts from 090, 080, 070 and 050. You can only apply from your smartphone

How to get:Lottery (eplus Lawson ticket、Rakuten ticket)
Application:7/7~7/17 23:59
Result:Unclear
Payment:Cedit Card
Where to get tickets:e-tickets, using MOALA Pocket
When to get Ticke:Unclear
Price:Each day, 10,000 yen (tax included)

Apply From here (eplus)!!
Apply From here (Lawson ticket)!!
Apply From here (Rakuten ticket)!!



General Sales (tentative)


General sales on a first-come, first-served. Sales will end as soon as they run out. Sales are expected to start within a week after the end of playguide reservations (since the previous Anisama 2022 had playguide advance reservations from 7/11 to 7/18 and general sales on 7/24).

How to get:First-come, first-served
Sales starts:Unclear
Payment:Unclear
Where to get tickets:e-tickets, using MOALA Pocket
When to get Ticke:Unclear
Price:Unclear, May be 10,000 yen (tax included) each day


Special (equipment) open seats (tentative)


Special (equipment) open seats are located close to the equipment, so although you will not be able to see through them, you will be able to experience the atmosphere of the event. Also, unlike regular tickets, the price is about half of the regular ticket, and is recommended for those who want to save money.

How to get:First-come, first-served
Sales starts:On the day of event (8/25, 8/26, 8/27)
Payment:Unclear
Where to get tickets:e-tickets, using MOALA Pocket
When to get Ticke:Unclear
Price:Unclear (5,000 yen (Tax included) for last time)


Note

1.You can get tickets from 8/19 from app, MOALA Pocket (You must download it). When you select "pick up e-tickets via smartphone" and click on the pickup URL, MOALA Pocket will automatically launch and complete the pickup process.

Download from
iOS here!!
Google Play here!!

Artists participating Anisama


Anisama will feature a variety of artists over the three days! You can attend all days, or just the day that the artist singing your favorite anisong is on!

Artists participating may still be updated. To check the official website, click here!!

Day1


Here's artists participating in Day1 of Anisama!!
© Animelo Summer Live 2023

Day2


Here's artists participating in Day2 of Anisama!!
© Animelo Summer Live 2023



Here's artists participating in Day3 of Anisama!!
© Animelo Summer Live 2023

What you need for Anisama


Anisama is held in summer and there's Keyaki Hiroba stage so, you have to prepare many things!! We introduce what you need in the list below!! Also, for things that are needed, we colored them red. List below are the one we actually use in this event!

What you need for Anisama


Transportation and hotels for Anisama


This section will tell you about hotels and transportation that you’re going to use on the day of Anisama!!

Transportation (Train)


In this part, we will explain about 2 train stations that are close to Saitama Super Arena (SSA), the venue of Anisama!!



Saitama-Shintoshin Station (Keihin-Tohoku line, Takasaki line, Utsunomiya line)
The station that is the closest to Saitama Super Arena (3 minutes walking). The station has 3 lines which make it more accessible from Tokyo. Most people use this station to go to Saitama Super Arena. In addition, there’s a shopping mall that has Yodobashi camera, a movie theater, and more called cocoon city. You can buy some stuff at Yodobashi Camera and go to the live event. 

Kitayono Station (Saikyo line)
another station that is close to Saitama Super Arena (7 minutes walking). We recommend using this station if Saitama Shintoshin Station is crowded or your accommodation is close to Saikyo line station. Around Kitayono station, there are anime locations of bottom-tier character Tomozaki (Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun)!! Also, around Musashi Urawa station, which is 2 stations next to Kitayono station, there are anime locations of Call of the Night (Yofukashi no Uta)!! If you have time, why don’t you visit there??


Ⓒ2022コトヤマ・小学館/「よふかしのうた」製作委員会



Transportation (Others)


Bus
There are several bus stop around Saitama Super Arena, and there’s even a limousine bus that comes from Haneda airport, Sendai, and more!! Though there’re some bus stops around Saitama Super Arena, we recommend using trains because it is more accessible.

Taxi
Compared to buses and trains, taxis are more comfortable and making it easier to get around compared to the other transportation options described. However, taxis in Japan are expensive, so we do not recommend using them if you cannot afford them or want to spend more money on goods. Also, if you don't have a phone number in Japan, use the hotel reception or an app to call a taxi.

IC card
IC cards such as Suica, Pasmo and etc for buses and trains. We recommend to charge about ¥2,000.


Hotel around Anisama Venue


We will introduce hotels around the venue.



The above map and list provide all the hotels around Saitama Super Arena. As there are not many hotels around Saitama-Shintoshin Station, it is recommended to make reservations at the adjacent Omiya Station.


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Prohibitions in Anisama


At Anisama, and/or at live events, there are several prohibitions, such as the prohibition of the use of modified penlights, the prohibition of jumping, and so on. This page introduces what is prohibited at Anisama.

About recording and using phones


Not only at Anisama, but also at most anime events and live events in Japan, it is prohibited to record video, use recording devices at the venue, or use mobile phones or other such devices during the show. If you are found doing so, you may be asked to leave the venue. If you are participating in the event, please do not film or record, and turn off your smartphones and tablets!

About dangerous or disruptive behaviors


Similar to the above, any behavior that may disturb the people around you, the staff, or the artists (pushing people away, hitting, extreme jumping, yelling, screaming, otagei, lifting people up, etc.) is also prohibited. Smoking, drinking, coming to the event drinking alcohol, bringing dangerous items, eating and drinking for purposes other than rehydration, etc. are also prohibited. Please do not do this.

※In the past, things that have happened are: touching the voice actors directly, destroying seats, putting kimchi on the head, releasing a lot of cockroaches, etc. Never try this.

About penlight, glow sticks


At Anisama, the use of penlights and psylliums is allowed, but they are limited to straight types no longer than 30 cm in length. Therefore, modified or homemade penlights, penlights that are so bright that they obstruct the view of others, or throwing and waving them around are prohibited.

Others (Like Advices)


Call and responce
At a live concert, there is a call and response, commonly known as a call in Japanese. Especially for famous songs, there are calls, and if you remember them, you will be able to enjoy the atmosphere of the performance even more. However, since calls are not appropriate for ballad songs, etc., it is important to be aware of the genre of the song!

About penlight, glow stick
To enjoy the live concert even more, we recommend that you bring a penlight or glow stick! We recommend the Lumiace 3 by Lumica Inc. one of the Anisama sponsors! Lumiace 3 has a reserve mode that allows you to check the next color you want to change at hand, so you can change colors without making a mistake!

Keyaki Hiroba Stage
As mentioned at the beginning, this year's Anisama will revive Keyaki Hiroba Stage! In the past, the Keyaki Hiroba Stage has featured live performances by voice actor units and a karaoke stage! You don't have to have a ticket to see it, so this is a great way to just feel the atmosphere!
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This is the biggest and the most popular travel company in Japan!! You can reserve hotel at reasonable price!! There are English, Thai, Korean and Chinese version for Rakuten!! You can switch it from language. If you're using Smartphone, change website to PC version and switch the language to your language.
To stay in Japan, Japanese site is always the cheapest.