Tokyo Anime Fair 2013 Draws 105,855
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) reported the attendance numbers for this year.
There were 24,414 total visitors on Thursday and Friday, the event's business-only days. Attendance was down Thursday with 10,969 visitors, 11.54% less compared to last year. The number grew on Friday with 13,455 attendees, up 8.9% compared to last year. Overall the first two days saw a 1.36% decrease in attendance. Comparatively, 2012 had 12,402 attendees for Thursday and 12,348 for Friday. While there were 30.5% drop in overseas attendees (900), there were 3.7% more press (392).
Attendance grew on Saturday, the first day open to the general public. 41,632 attended on Saturday, a rise of 32% from 2012's attendance of 31,549. However, Sunday's attendance was 39,809, 6.6% less than last year's 42,624.
In all, TAF reported a four-day attendance of 105,855, 7.01% more than last year's 98,923. Both years were down from 2010's 132,492.