Tokyo Anime Fair 2010
The Tokyo Anime Fair 2010 was held from March 25-28 in Tokyo Big Sight in Odaiba.
Entrance fee was 1000 yen. Total attendance was over 132,000 visitors, slightly up from last year.
As this was family event, there were lots of cute characters running around and getting photographed …
… and of course, the venerable Pokemon was very popular.
Dentsu had an interesting booth with a cute green blob, what?
There were several booths featuring independent studios and schools offering instruction and careers in drawing anime and manga, as well as voice acting.
There were a few booths with cutout characters (budget cuts due to the recession?).
China had a very large booth, and had cute Panda characters. Please read this article from Japan Today about China’s aggressive push into the anime market.
There were lots of different types of figures – cute, not cute and strange (the last one is full scale).
One of my favorites was the large Gundam displays.
Read my coverage of last year’s event.