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October 1, 2018

"AnimeJapan 2019" and "Family Anime Festa 2019" to be held at Tokyo Big Sight March 2019!

This 6th iteration of the event will feature "ROCK" as the theme!

Anime-related domestic and international companies, organizations, and contents will gather at the world's largest anime event "AnimeJapan 2019" and "Family Anime Festa 2019" in March 2019 at Tokyo Big Sight.


AnimeJapan 2019 theme will be "ROCK"!

Celebrating its 6th year, "ROCK" will be the theme this year, and plenty of great programming is in development.


With 150,000 visitors and over 241 exhibitors, the largest exhibition area ever prepared. Four stages of either 1,000 and 500 person capacity are deployed.


Public days are March 23 (Sat.) and 24 (Sun.) 2019, while business days are March 25 (Mon.) and 26 (Tue.) Tickets will be sold starting January 2019.

■Main Area Contents (East Exhibition Hall 1-8)

【AJ Stage】

Two stages with 1,000 capacity, and two stages with 500 capacity, for a total of four entertainment stages! Finales of popular works, "talk events" of the newest anime shows, "live events" as well, various activities will take place on the stages. ※AJ Stage is an advance application lottery system stage.


【Cosplayers World】

In addition to creating the official background, the popular "Cosplay Parade" has been powered up!? On top of that, an entertaining "Cosplayers World" will be planned.

Official Twitter Account @AnimeJapan_Cos


【Official Goods】

The theme of "AnimeJapan 2019" is "ROCK"! There will be sales of unique to AnimeJapan goods based on illustrations based on the "ROCK" theme.


【Manga That You Want to See Animated Rankings!】

Held last year as well, the "Manga you want to see animated rankings!" is back! This year we are opening up to everyone nominations for works, and select nominated works for general voting.


A popular vote will be held at a later date for 2018's "Manga you want to be animated" and announce the resulting rankings during AnimeJapan 2019!


Nomination Period:October 1, 2018 (Mon.) ~ October 31, 2018 (Wed.)

Nominations:AnimeJapan 2019 Official Site and Survey Page

※Nominated works will be evaluated and selected for final popular vote.


【Production Works Gallery】

The "Production Works Gallery" has shed light on the behind the scenes work of anime production. This year's theme is "The Sound of Anime", and we will examine the work and production of various anime.



■Business Area Contents (Reception Hall 1F & 6F)

【Business Area】

Overseas buyers from 30 countries visited, various business opportunities both foreign and domestic are available. There is a consulting window on the anime business, and is a safe area for those who are in the animation business for the first time.

"Family Anime Festa 2019" will be an even more fun family event!

"Family Anime Festa 2019" is a family-only area where elementary school children and younger with their guardians are allowed to enter for free, it will be held at East Exhibit Hall 3 on March 23 (Sat.) and 24 (Sun.) 2019.

Say hello to stage characters and costumed characters, have fun in the play corner and food court, there is family-safe content for everyone to enjoy.


■Corner Stage Content


Featuring workshops and goods sales, a booth everyone can enjoy!


【Family Stage】

Characters who everyone enjoys arrive! Let's enjoy the anime stage together!


【Character Greetings】

Let's take pictures with your favorite characters!


【Play Corner】

Numerous play corners that everyone can enjoy! Photos, be active, and let's have a lot of fun!


【Kids Workshop Corner】

Let's make anime goods! Let's experience anime making!


【Family Food Park】

Lots of warm and tasty food is here! There's also space to take off your shoes and rest!

AnimeJapan 2019 Summary


  • Main Area

March 23, 2019(Sat.)and 24(Sun.) 10:00~17:00 ※Last Entry 16:30

  • Business Area

March 25, 2019(Mon.) 10:00~19:00 ※Last Entry 18:30

March 26, 2019(Tue.) 10:00~18:00 ※Last Entry 17:30



Tokyo Big Sight(Tokyo, Koto, Ariake 3-10-1)

  • Main Area

East Halls 1-8

  • Business Area

Reception Hall 1F&6F


【Admission Tickets】

Sales begin January 2019

  • Advance Sales

Junior high students and younger:¥1,800 (tax inc.) / Elementary school students and younger:Free

  • Day of Sales

Junior high students and younger :¥2,200(tax inc.) / Elementary school students and younger: Free

※"Business Visitor Registration" is required for entrance to the business area


【Official Site】


【Official Twitter】

@animejapan_aj (Hashtag:#animejapan)




"Family Anime Festa 2019" Summary


March 23 (Sat.) 2019 and 24 (Sun.) 10:00~17:00 ※Last Entry 16:30



Tokyo Big Sight(Tokyo, Koto, Ariake 3-10-1)

East Exhibition Hall 3




※Entrance is limited to elemtary school children and their guardians.


【Official Site】



※Event details subject to change

※Photographs are from previously held AnimeJapans.