Tokyo Int’l Anime Fair to Return March 22-25, 2012

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 日曜日, 7月 31, 2011 - Save & Share - One Comment

The executive committee of Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) announced that the event will return next year from March 22 to March 25. TAF will once again take place at East Halls 1, 2, 3, and other venues at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center on Odaiba island at Tokyo Bay. As in previous years, the first two days are business days that are only open to industry and press representatives, while the last two days are public days that are open to everyone.

This year’s TAF was cancelled five days after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster of March 11. If it had been held, it would have run from March 24 to March 27 of this year.

According to the rescheduled Hakurei Jinja Reitaisai 8 event, Tokyo Big Sight suffered unspecified damage during the earthquake. However, the center has since temporarily housed earthquake evacuees and held several events.

This year’s TAF became part of a controversy due to Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s amendment to its Youth Healthy Development Ordinance. The amendment is expanding the number of manga and anime that fall under “harmful publications,” the legal category of works that must not be sold or rented to people under the age of 18. Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara is a major advocate of the amended Healthy Development Ordinance and the head of the executive committee for the TAF.

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One Response to “Tokyo Int’l Anime Fair to Return March 22-25, 2012”

Comment from Kym
Time 02/09/2011 at 18:15

So the anime convention in tokyo will definently be held on March 22-25 2012? Because me and my partner want to go to this, so we dont want to book flights and miss it, because we are likely to miss the cherry blossoms too 🙁

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