The Nerima Anime Carnival 2016 will be held for two days on October 15 (Sat) and 16 (Sun) at the facilities around the north exit of Nerima Station in Nerima-ku*, Tokyo.
Nerima-ku is the birth place of Japan Animation that started the authentic anime production in Japan. The event wants to showcase anime and allow people to enjoy on of Japan’s most representative cultural phenomenons. This is the 10th consecutive year of the Nerima Anime Carnival.
In recent years, the carnival is trying to exceed all expectations. It tries to incorporate events aimed to both families and anime fans. Last year only, 12,000 people attended the event.
The theme of 2016 is “enjoy legend and frontier!” and the various events will be held at the three facilities located within a three-minute walk from Nerima Station.
In ‘Anime no Gakkou @ Nerima’ you can experience anime-making from hand-drawn to digital ones. The place will be filled with various talks and screening programs dedicated to titles that appeal to all generations.
Dragonball is already past its 30th anime anniversary, and its event will start from 3:00 p.m. on the 15th (Sat). Masako Nozawa (Son Goku) will join as a guest!
Lupin the Third, one of the most representative anime works of all time, will appear in Nerima as well. The series has been loved over 45 years, and last year it started broadcasting its new TV anime series. Kazuhide Tomonaga, the general director of the new TV anime series, is invited as a guest. Works selected from the second season and the new series will be aired on screen. The program starts from 4:00 p.m. on the 16th (Sun).
ALL OUT!! is a new rugby anime that will start its broadcast at TOKYO MX, MBS and BS11 on October 6. A special screening and talk show will be held at 1:00 p.m. on the 15th (Sat). This is the first TV anime series that features the sport. It rapidly became popular thanks to the brilliant achievements of the Japanese team. Shouya Chiba (Kenji Gion) and Taishi Murata (Masaru Ebumi) will appear on the stage as guests.
You can also enjoy many other programs including the stage of Maji-Kyun! Renaissance, a TV anime that will start its broadcast on October 2nd.
This year will also host a free-of-charge lecture meeting on anime technology.
It will start at 3:00 p.m. on the 16th (Sun.). It’s a must-attend meeting for both anime fans and those who want to get anime related jobs.
You have to book a seat for each program in advance using a form you can find on the official website. Due date is 6:00 p.m. on October 5 (Wed). You can find the website at the end of the article.
*Nerima-ku is really the birthplace of anime. Toho Animation that produced Hakujoden, Japan’s first long anime series, and Mushi Production which produced the TV anime series Astro Boy, are both based there. Also, over 80 anime-related companies are based in Nerima-ku. Nerima-ku is supporting the locals as the “birthplace of Japan’s animation”.
■Nerima Anime Carnival 2016■
Date : 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on October 15 (Sat) and 16 (Sun), 2016
Venue : Around the north exit of Nerima Station (Nerima Culture Center Small Hall, Kumin-Sangyo Plaza and Heisei Tsutuji Park)
Entrance Fees : Free
Organizer : Nerima Anime Carnival Suishin Renrakukai; Nerima Sangyo Shinko Kosha