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Merger of Tokyo International Anime Fair and Anime Contents Expo Announced

by tsubasalover
Oct 9, 2013 4:05 AM | 22 Comments

According to a press release from AnimeJapan, it has been decided that the Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) and the Anime Contents Expo (ACE) will be merged into a new fair which will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of March 2014. This decision was made at a meeting held on October 9th. The new event will be held at the Tokyo Big Sight. Accordingly, TAF and ACE, which were planned to be held in early 2014, were cancelled. The Tokyo city government, which played a major role in the Tokyo International Anime Fair, will not be participating in the new event.

An in-exhaustive list of companies and association which in part of organizing in AnimeJapan are as follows:

Aniplex
Animate
Kadokawa Shoten
King Records (Starchild Records)
Satelight
Sunrise
Geneon Universal Entertainment
Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions Co. (ShoPro)
Tezuka Productions
Toei Animation
TMS Entertainment
NAS
Nippon Animation
Bandai Visual
Studio Pierrot
Production IG
Frontier Works
Pony Canyon
Marvelous AQL
The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA)

Official site and official Twitter account for AnimeJapan 2014.

Sources: Anime!Anime!, ITMedia

Previous related thread: Anime Producers To Hold Anime Contents Expo in Opposition to TAF

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makarov52 said:
where is shaft? :o
The list is of the STEERING COMMITTEE of the event, not a full list of participating organizations. It is probably Shaft and many other companies/organizations will take part when the event is held.

Oct 10, 2013 10:05 PM by symbv

For those who are interested in the actual news conference, it can be found here.

(You'll need an account to view it though)

Oct 10, 2013 4:36 PM by Dunois

kandiiyuutaamu said:
Edit Topic: I now remember what the thread was. If you typed in K-ON!! under the Anime tag, go on the page and click on one of the discussion threads seen on the News section titled "Father of KyoAni's Animator Horiguchi Yukiko Wins Election For Mayor".
Ok, then it has absolutely nothing to do with this piece of news then. Yeah, her father, Horiguchi Fumiaki, is the mayor of Yawata, a satellite city south of Kyoto. You can have a look at him in the city government home page:
http://www.city.yawata.kyoto.jp/outline/yokososhicho/mayor

Oct 10, 2013 8:42 AM by symbv

where is shaft? :o
hmm I really want to go to another anime festival like this :3

Oct 9, 2013 11:37 PM by Katyo-

I wish I can go... But I can't, unless I skip school, run away from home, hop onto a plane to Japan, somehow get enough money to stay for a couple nights and then hopefully onto another plane back. Oh yeah, Mom and Dad would be demanding an answer to where I disappeared the past few days while my friends would be facepalming the whole time at my obsession with anime.
Ok done rambling.

Oct 9, 2013 8:47 PM by SkyFullOfStars

symbv said:
kandiiyuutaamu said:

Hmmmm.......He is not the one I was thinking off. The mayor I was thinking about was the one who became elected for Kyo Ani's presumed most "best-selling anime" K-ON.
How come a mayor has to do with KyoAni? Do you happen to have more details about this?


I suppose I have to find it somewhere as I remembered there was a thread about it but I do not know what tag or page it came under.

Edit Topic: I now remember what the thread was. If you typed in K-ON!! under the Anime tag, go on the page and click on one of the discussion threads seen on the News section titled "Father of KyoAni's Animator Horiguchi Yukiko Wins Election For Mayor".

Oct 9, 2013 2:02 PM by kandiiyuutaamu

kandiiyuutaamu said:

Hmmmm.......He is not the one I was thinking off. The mayor I was thinking about was the one who became elected for Kyo Ani's presumed most "best-selling anime" K-ON.
How come a mayor has to do with KyoAni? Do you happen to have more details about this?

Oct 9, 2013 11:17 AM by symbv

symbv said:
kandiiyuutaamu said:
I kinda figured it was him at first but I was thinking of another mayor that is also from Japan but cannot remember the exact location.
I think you mean him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C5%8Dru_Hashimoto who used to be mayor of Osaka and now also a Diet member. He also co-chairs the radical right Restoration Party with Ishihara as they merge the two parties they formed after quitting mayor to run in the national election.


Hmmmm.......He is not the one I was thinking off. The mayor I was thinking about was the one who became elected for Kyo Ani's presumed most "best-selling anime" K-ON.

Oct 9, 2013 11:08 AM by kandiiyuutaamu

kandiiyuutaamu said:
I kinda figured it was him at first but I was thinking of another mayor that is also from Japan but cannot remember the exact location.
I think you mean him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C5%8Dru_Hashimoto who used to be mayor of Osaka and now also a Diet member. He also co-chairs the radical right Restoration Party with Ishihara as they merge the two parties they formed after quitting mayor to run in the national election.

Oct 9, 2013 8:17 AM by symbv

symbv said:
kandiiyuutaamu said:
symbv said:
komic said:
basically a f-you to Tokyo's mayor.
Too bad that he has moved on to become a Diet (parliament) member and he does not need to face it himself.
And who would that be???
You mean who is the Tokyo's mayor we are talking about? It's him:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shintaro_Ishihara


I kinda figured it was him at first but I was thinking of another mayor that is also from Japan but cannot remember the exact location.

Oct 9, 2013 8:11 AM by kandiiyuutaamu

kandiiyuutaamu said:
symbv said:
komic said:
basically a f-you to Tokyo's mayor.
Too bad that he has moved on to become a Diet (parliament) member and he does not need to face it himself.
And who would that be???
You mean who is the Tokyo's mayor we are talking about? It's him:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shintaro_Ishihara

Oct 9, 2013 8:08 AM by symbv

Now that the craziness is over, we can get some good announcements although I'm wanting some possible game announcements from Kadokawa and Marvelous AQL over anime announcements, Kancolle Kai needs an exact release date and a sequel to Senran Kagura needs to be announced. Gundam the Origin needs to be announced with an exact airing date.

Oct 9, 2013 8:07 AM by Hoppy

symbv said:
komic said:
basically a f-you to Tokyo's mayor.
Too bad that he has moved on to become a Diet (parliament) member and he does not need to face it himself.


And who would that be???
P.S. This is interesting news, too bad I can't go there and be able to see it when that happens. I wonder what type of new anime they are gonna come out with (even though I don't mind the ones coming out at the moment)?

Oct 9, 2013 8:05 AM by kandiiyuutaamu

komic said:
basically a f-you to Tokyo's mayor.
Too bad that he has moved on to become a Diet (parliament) member and he does not need to face it himself.

Oct 9, 2013 7:43 AM by symbv

basically a f-you to Tokyo's mayor.

Oct 9, 2013 7:42 AM by komic

So I guess Tokyo City Government basically pulled itself out perhaps in a sign of accepting defeat as it is no longer participating in the event.

Oct 9, 2013 7:35 AM by symbv

I want to go : (

Oct 9, 2013 7:30 AM by Chibi-Alice

Added in the official Twitter account for the event for those who might want to follow it more closely.

As for the actual event itself this is some pretty awesome news. Hopefully when the time comes we can get some good anime announcements or some really informative industry panels and judging by the companies attending it looks like we will get just that.

Oct 9, 2013 6:34 AM by Wind_Sr

Damn, I wish I could be there as well. This looks exciting.

Oct 9, 2013 5:37 AM by Stark700

wish I could go there

Oct 9, 2013 5:34 AM by Mr_Gutts