World’s Biggest Anime Event AnimeJapan 2021 Heads Online

25.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME

The world’s biggest anime event, AnimeJapan, is heading online for 2021 where it will run on March 27 and 28 in JST. The full program for the AJ Stage and AJ Studio has been released, both of which will featured in a paid stream online. The AJ Stage will feature 33 events while AJ Studio will have 21. Both days will also be archived for 24 hours for those unable to watch the stream live.


The theme for AnimeJapan 2021 is “Connection,” which is captured in the key visual for the event featuring popular anime characters. This exclusive illustration will also be featured on merchandise sold at the event.


The full stream list for the AJ Stage and AJ Studio can be viewed on AnimeJapan 2021’s official website.


Lots of exciting content to be binged online


Three special streams will be hosted by ProductionWorksChannel which will look into the processes of creating anime. Their themes are as follows:


  1. Pre-Production

The preparatory steps taken before actually beginning production, i.e. writing the script which will act as the framework for the project. This episode will look at the pre-production phase of the 2020 romance anime film Cider no Yō ni Kotoba ga Wakiagaru.


  1. Production

This episode will dive into what staff do in a Japanese animation studio and what elements are layered together to create the visual piece. It will use Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash as reference.


  1. Post-Production

The final episode will look at the sound work that takes place in post-production by using the TV anime series Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon as reference.


Cosplayer’s World

A program created by Japanese cosplay magazine COSPLAY MODE will showcase how to cosplay. It will cater to beginners wanting to get into cosplay to experts, so there’ll be something for everyone. It will shine a spotlight on Sword Art Online and Detective Conan cosplays with outfits provided by ACOS.


4th Manga We Want to See Animated Ranking

Every year, AnimeJapan’s official website holds a fan vote of the manga they most want to see turned into an anime adaptation. This year’s ranking, taken from February 18 to 28, will be showcased at the event.


This is just a small look at what’s to come at AnimeJapan 2021. For the full schedule, be sure to visit the official website.


  • Upcoming Chained Soldier Anime Series Announces Three New Cast Members

    05.April.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    Premiering in Shonen Jump+ in January 2019, Chained Soldier (Mato Seihei no Slave) has been a certified hit, selling over 1 million copies. Some cast members for the upcoming anime series were announced at Jump Festa 2022, and during the recent AnimeJapan 2022 event, three new cast members were announced. 


    The new cast members all play characters that are part of the 6th Anti-Demon Squad. They include Maaya Uchida as Tenka Izumo, the chief of the 6th Squad; Nene Hieda as Yachiho Azuma, Himari’s sister and the 6th Squad’s executive officer; and Reina Ueda as Sahara Wakasa, the most carefree member of the Squad.


    It was previously announced that Yuya Hirose (Takuya Yamamoto in Tokyo Revengers) would play Yuki Wakura, while Akari Kito (Nezuko in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) would play Kyoya Uzen. Other cast members include Yume Miyamoto as Himari Azuma, Mari Hino as Shushu Suruga, and Hina Tachibana as Nei Okawamura.


    Shueisha published the manga’s ninth compiled book volume on December 3. The 10th volume will be released on May 2, 2022.




  • Yowamushi Pedal Easter Merchandise to Appear at AnimeJapan 2022

    23.March.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    Yowamushi Pedal fans will be able to pick up some exclusive Easter-themed merchandise during AnimeJapan on March 26 and 27!


    Pins (Random, 9 varieties)

    Acrylic Figure Stands (9 varieties)

    Chibi Character Pins (Random, 16 varieties)

    Chibi Character Acrylic Stands (16 varieties)

    Metalic Postcards (10 varieties)

    Bonus Round Stickers (25 varieties)



    The merchandise will be on sale at the event and also available for preorder at Chugai Online. Items are scheduled to ship in June.



  • Netflix Anime Presentation at AnimeJapan 2022 to Include 21 Voice Actors

    09.March.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    Netflix is all set to participate in Japan’s largest anime festival AnimeJapan 2022, which will be held at Tokyo Big Sight on March 26 & 27. The details and guest information for the Netflix Anime Booth have been released, with 21 voice actors from more than nine popular works set to take the stage.

    This year’s Netflix Anime Booth will feature a number of new and classic titles set to be streamed worldwide. The featured voice actors will talk about their new roles, including those in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, Baki the Grappler, Tiger & Bunny 2, Thermae Romae Novae, Vampire in the Garden, Spriggan, and Ultraman. Surprising information is also set to be revealed during the showcase!


    Mariya Ise, Yuki Kaji, Junichi Suwabe, Kenjiro Tsuda, Megumi Han, and Seitaro Mukai will also appear at the Netflix Anime Special Presentation on March 27. 


    The event will be streamed on the Netflix Anime YouTube channel!

  • Pony Canyon to Put on 11 Events at AnimeJapan 2022 Including Tokyo Revengers and Tokyo Mew Mew Panels

    28.February.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    AnimeJapan 2022 is coming in March and more information about the Pony Canyon booth has been revealed! Airing on March 26 and 27, fans can expect more information about Tokyo Revengers, Tokyo Mew Mew, Odd Taxi, Mato Seihei no Slave, and more. A total of 11 events will be held, and tickets will be available in advance. The event will be broadcast live on YouTube, with Shunichi Toki and Yuya Hirose acting as MCs. 


    Detailed information regarding the timetable and performers is now available on the special website. Anime Japan 2022 is one of the world’s largest anime events and returns this year after being impacted by the pandemic. Which series are you most excited to see?







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