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Tokyo Anime Center to Open in Akihabara

posted on 2006-01-25 10:16 EST
Tokyo Anime Center, the largest Center for Anime in Japan, to open in Akihabara this March

The “Tokyo Anime Center,” a comprehensive facility for Japan's animation, games, characters and other affiliated industries is scheduled to open on March 15 in the “Akihabara UDX” building in the Akihabara ward of Tokyo. The center aims to become the largest center for the distribution of anime information in Japan. The facility will include a digital theater built to accommodate 170 people, a goods store, and a radio and dubbing studio.

The digital theater will hold about 200 events a year, including preview and normal screenings of anime, concerts, and more. The radio and dubbing studio will hold live recordings of radio shows and anime dubbing, while the goods shop will sell limited edition goods and items.

Intermediary corporation “Association of Japanese Animation (AJA)” will manage the center, along with the formation of a company consortium of 45 Anime production companies. Relevant government ministries, broadcast companies, publishers, toy makers, game makers and others will work with the center as well.

The Tokyo Anime Center's billingual website is now online here.

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