Tokyo Game Show

Tokyo Game Show

  Overview Tokyo Game Show is Japan’s biggest video game expo. It is also one of the world’s three major game shows aside from United States and German’s Gamescom.   Event Schedule Autumn Upcoming Event: Tokyo Game Show 2016 Date: September 17 (Sat) ~ 18 (Sun), 2016 Time: 10:00 A.M.~5:00 P.M.  ※The door may be open from 9:30 A.M. depending on the circumstance     How to Purchase Ticket Pre-sale Ticket JPY 1000 (about USD $8.12) On the day Ticket JPY 1200 (about USD $9.15) Elementary Students and below FREE…

Nico Nico Super Conference

Nico Nico Super Conference

  Overview Nico Nico Super Conference is an event with the concept of reproducing “Nico Nico Video” live. In addition to Nico Nico Video user, there are also various exhibitors, Sumo, Pro-Wrestlers, Police, Self-Defense Forces, jumbling together to making a chaos event.   What is Nico Nico Video? The word “Niconico” is a Japanese term meaning “to laugh” or “smile” while “Douga” denotes videos or movies. Niconico Douga is the No. 1 video community site in Japan with a plethora of fun video content that’ll have you “niconico” in no…

Wonder Festival, the largest figures exhibition and market!

Wonder Festival, the largest figures exhibition and market!

                    Overview   Wonder Festival is the world largest Garage Kit (Figures) sales and exhibition event. Regardless of being a pro or an amateur, this event allows figure makers to bring their creation to display and sell in the event. Though the main event is about exhibiting and selling figures, there are also free markets and cosplay. The highlight of this event is that companies that holds characters’s copyright allows buying selling the characters figure for a day. In other words,…

Battleground of Cosplayers from all over the world, World Cosplay Summit ~ where Anime character comes to life!

Battleground of Cosplayers from all over the world, World Cosplay Summit ~ where Anime character comes to life!

               Overview     World Cosplay Summit is the world largest cosplay festival. Cosplayers from Japan and all over the world gather in this event to meet and have international culture exchange, as well as take pictures, and enjoy the world largest cosplay parade. Moreover, there is “Cosplay Championship”, where representative cosplayer from each country prepares a stage performance to compete for the championship.             Event Schedule     Around the end of July ~ Early August Upcoming event:…

Dreams Come True at Jump Festa, where your Favorite Manga comes to life~!

Dreams Come True at Jump Festa, where your Favorite Manga comes to life~!

              Overview     Jump Festa is an event based on the theme of Japan’s Manga Magazine “Weekly Shonen Jump”. Sales of serialized manga and Anime Goods, Games Experience, Manga Writer’s Talk Event, Character’s Discussion, etc .are held in this event.   **Shonen means boy or youth             Event Schedule    Upcoming: Jump Festa 2016 Date: December 19th (Sat) ~ 20th (Sun), 2015 Time: 9:00~17:00             How to Purchase Ticket    Free Entrance  …

Lose Control . . . and Go Wild in SUMMER SONIC!

Lose Control . . . and Go Wild in SUMMER SONIC!

                Overview   Summer Sonic, or also known as ‘Samasoni’, is an urban rock festival, held every year from early to mid-August for two days in Tokyo (Chiba) and Osaka. The concept is an urban festival where you can go even for a just day trip. It is urban style festival which extruded commercial property, delivering a momentous, powerful stage.           Event Schedule   Early to mid-August for two days Upcoming: August 20~21, 2016 at Tokyo and Osaka (will…

Stomping out the Heat with FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL!

Stomping out the Heat with FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL!

              Overview   FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL, also known as ‘Fuji Rock’, is a biggest outdoor festival in Japan. It gathers more than 200 groups of musician from Japan and abroad. There are also other genres aside from Rock as well. Aside from the 6 big stages, there are also many small stages. It is a festival where various artists perform at different stages at the same time.           Event Schedule   The event will be held around end of July….

Beating Summer Heat with ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL!

Beating Summer Heat with ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL!

            Overview   Rock In Japan Festival is Japan’s largest open-air rock festival. Most of the performers are Japanese artists. Currently, there are 6 live stages, to which 6 different artist perform at the same time.           Event Schedule   The event will be held for 3~4 days in early August. For 2016, the event will be held on: Date: August 6, 7 and 13, 14 (four days) Venue: Hitachi Seaside Park   Performing Artists (as of 2015) http://rijfes.jp/2015/artist    …

Let’s Get Crazy Till the Sunrise! RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL!

Let’s Get Crazy Till the Sunrise! RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL!

        Overview   Rising Sun Rock Festival is one of Japan’s four biggest festival held every summer in Otaru, Hokkaido. The highlight of this festival is All-Night event, which is held in the field. Same like its name, along with music, the participants of the festival greet the morning altogether in the magnificent land of Hokkaido. This festival is like a genre race, thus the genre of music here is not only limited rock. In other words, there are also performances of techno, rave, and many different…

‘Save The Beach, Save The Ocean’ , a beach theme art & music festival! GREENROOM FESTIVAL!

‘Save The Beach, Save The Ocean’ , a beach theme art & music festival! GREENROOM FESTIVAL!

                Overview     GREENROOM FESTIVAL is an art and music festival based on the theme of beach and surf-culture. With the concept, ‘Save The Beach, Save The Ocean’, the event encourage us to save our precious beach for the next generation. Here, all artists, regardless of their nationality, music genre, gather together at one stage to deliver a fantastic performance.              Event Schedule      2 days in the middle of May Date: May 21 (Sat) and…