A Record Number of 132,492 People Visit TAF2010

Official character for 10th “Tokyo International Anime Fair 2011” to be “10th TAF-chan” designed by Mr. Takashi Yanase!

— TAF2011 scheduled from March 24 (Thu) to 27 (Sun), 2011 at Tokyo Big Sight —

The 9 “Tokyo International Anime Fair 2010” (Chairman: Shintaro Ishihara, Governor of Tokyo), one of the largest total animation events in the world, was closed on March 28 (Sun), 2010 at Tokyo Big Sight, winning great popularity and drawing record attendance with 132,492 visitors. The following is a report on TAF2010 and the plan for the 10th “Tokyo International Anime Fair 2011”, together with an introduction of official character.

“Tokyo International Anime Fair 2010” draws record attendance!

We have 132,492 visitors for TAF2010 this year, which is 102.06% increased as compared with the figure for the previous year.

Anime related companies/organizations gathered at the venue of the Tokyo International Anime Fair. Symposiums and business meetings for business visitors were held on the Business Days of March 25 (Thu) and 26 (Fri), and various events where anime-song singers and voice actors appeared were held on the Public Days of March 27 (Sat) and 28 (Sun). Moreover, many new animation programs and feature films were introduced in booths and on the stage. These animation programs are due to start from this April when many new TV- programs are launched.

10th TAF-chan for “Tokyo International Anime Fair 2011” was introduced! New Official Character was designed by Mr. Takashi Yanase!

The 10th anniversary “Tokyo International Anime Fair 2011” will be held on March 24 (Thu) to 25 (Fri) for Business Day, and on 26 (Sat) to 27 (Sun) for Public Day in 2011 as a festival for the further development of animation culture in Japan. It will be an even more impressive venue to expand the animation industry market and as a platform for exchange with foreign countries through animation. Recruitment of exhibitors and the latest information will be announced as it becomes available, on the official website of “Tokyo International Anime Fair” (http://www.tokyoanime.jp/en/). To kick-off the “Tokyo International Anime Fair 2011”, Mr. Takashi Yanase designed a special official character and this was announced at TAF2010 on March 28. The 10th TAF-chan, created with “Anime” and “Tokyo” as its concepts, will set the mood for the milestone

“Tokyo International Anime Fair 2011”. The ideas for the naming of this character will be sought from the public, so please look out for the entry information on the official website.

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