Anime and Manga Related Events, Winter 2016

Jump Festa and Comic Market (Comiket) will be held as usual in December, and Wonder Festival in February 2017.

If you like Japanese anime, manga, and figures, join those popular events to check out the latest trend and information about your favorite artists and works!

1. Comic Market (Comiket) 91

Dates: December 29, 30, 31, 2016
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm (Last day until 4pm)
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight
Train: Kokusai Tenjijo Station on Rinkai Line, Kokusai Tenjijo Seimon Station on Yurikamome
Admission: Free (Purchase of the official catalogue is recommended.)

Official Website

http://www.comiket.co.jp/

*Get the catalogue at CDJapan.co.jp!!

Comic Market 91 Catalogue [Leaflet Edition]
Comic Market 91 Catalogue [DVD-ROM Edition]


2. Jump Festa 2017

Dates: December 17, 28, 2016
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm (Entrance close at 4:30pm)
Venue: Makuhari Messe
Train: Kaihin-Makuhari Station on JR Keiyo Line
Admission: Free

Official Website

http://www.jumpfesta.com/

Since 1999, Jump Festa is held on the 3rd weekend in December every year. This festival is organized by Shueisha, the publisher of the 5 Jump magazines: Weekly Shonen Jump, Shonen Jump+, V Jump, Jump SQ, and Saikyo Jump. This 2-day event is everything about the comics and the characters from the Jump magazines. The fans can take a close look at the original drawings of the popular comics, play and experience new games and attractions, and buy limited goods only sold at the event.

For some tips for foreign visitors, read our post Jump Festa


3. Wonder Festival 2017

Dates: February 19, 2017
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
Venue: Makuhari Messe
Train: Kaihin-Makuhari Station on JR Keiyo Line
Admission: 2500 yen

Official Website

http://wf.kaiyodo.net/

Wonder Festival is the world's largest event of plastic figures and models held in Japan twice a year. The highlight of the event is the display and selling of the "garage kits", which are kits of plastic models produced by both pros and amateurs.


These events are very popular. Be aware that it's going to be very crowded and that popular products will be sold out quickly. Plan ahead and enjoy the winter events in Japan!

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