Damnit I'll be there a month earlier Tokyo Int'l Anime Fair, Anime Contents Expo Unite to Form AnimeJapan
A new major anime event named "AnimeJapan" will debut next spring as the merger of two previous events — Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) and Anime Contents Expo (ACE). The event will promote the anime industry among businesses and fans with exhibitor booths, stage events, and industry areas. The announcement was made at the "Anime Industry's New Event Press Conference" at the Hyatt Regency Tokyo in Shinjuku on Wednesday.
Next year, the new event will run from March 22 to March 23 in all six East Halls of the Tokyo Big Sight complex. TAF was also scheduled for March 19-22 at East Halls 1-3 in Tokyo Big Sight, but it will no longer be held. Similarly, ACE will not be held next year.
The new event is sponsored by the AnimeJapan Executive Committee in cooperation with the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) and 11 comic publishers. AJA once co-managed TAF, while Aniplex and Kadokawa are two of the major companies that once sponsored ACE before collaborating on AnimeJapan. The 19 sponsoring companies of AnimeJapan include Toei Animation, Tezuka Productions, Sunrise and other anime production companies, as well as King Records, Bandai Visual, Pony Canyon, and other video distributors.