Curtains Rise on Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2016; Tickets on Sale Now!

At long last, the largest manga and anime trade fair, Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2016 (Kyomaf) is set to open its doors in Kyoto! It will be held on Sept. 17 and 18 at Miyako Messe (Kyoto Kangyokan). This year marks the event’s fifth anniversary, and it has even grown 119% since last year with more publishers, anime companies, and educational institutions appearing than ever, and 50 display works planned (as of Sept. 14).

It’s not just the scale that’s increased this year, though, as more content than ever is also being prepared! This includes a gallery dedicated to the fifth anniversary of Hozuki’s Coolheadedness, cosplay booths, an Ojarumaru stamp rally and workshop, and fun playground equipment, meaning that there are plenty of family-oriented activities, as well.
More than 350 items will be available for limited-time purchase, pre-order, and general sale, designed as a part of collaborations between popular manga and anime with Kyoto’s own businesses with the aid of Animate, the largest anime specialty shop in Japan. Funtom Cafe, the wildly popular cafe from Harajuku and Osaka, will also be appearing at Kyomaf in the form of the Black Butler Yuki Chaya. In addition to collaborative burgers, Kyoto-style udon, Japanese-style parfaits, and other items you won’t get to enjoy anywhere else, there will also be Kyoto-exclusive original goods on sale, also designed in collaboration with Kyoto businesses.

Kyoto is especially popular as a tourist spot during Silver Week, and if you happen to be in the area, you should definitely visit Kyomaf.

For details on the exhibitors and works on display, please see the official site.

Exhibitors at Exhibit Zone (3F)
(63 businesses and groups at 138.5 booths in Japanese syllabic order as of Sept. 14)

Works on Display
(50 works in Japanese syllabic order as of Sept. 14)

● Advance Tickets
Sale Period: Aug. 29 at 9:00 a.m. to Sept. 16 at 11:59 p.m.
Selling Price: 1,200 yen each day (tax included)
Selling Locations: Lawson Ticket, Ticket Pia, CN Play Guide, 7ticket, DMM.E, Animate, Tokyo International Manga Museum, Kyoto Amanone

For details, please see the official KyoMaf admission ticket page.

● Same-Day Tickets
Same-day tickets are limited. The selling area will be extremely busy on the day of the event, so it’s recommended to buy your tickets in advance.

Location: In front of Miyako Messe (same-day ticket counter)
Selling Period:
- 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 (tickets for both days will be available)
- 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 (only tickets for the 18th will be available)
Selling Price: 1,200 yen per day (tax included)

Location: Loppi at Lawsons and Ministops Nationwide
Selling Period:
- 12 midnight to 1:00 p.m. on Sept. 17 (tickets for both days will be available)
- 12 midnight to 1:00 p.m. on Sept. 18 (only tickets for the 18th will be available)
Selling Price: 1,200 yen per day (tax included)

For details, please see the official Kyomaf Admission Tickets page.

[Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2016 Exhibit Details]
■ Miyako Messe (Kyoto Kangyokan)
▼ Kyomaf Stage (Raffle System)
Entry to this stage will be based on a raffle system, and it will feature a variety of panels and events related to manga and anime. To enter, visitors must purchase tickets which include an entry into the raffle, and only selected people will get to see the events. Approximately 900 people will be admitted, including both seated and standing room.

▼ Open Stage
Anyone and everyone can check out this stage. The capacity is around 300 people, including both sitting and standing room. (Spectators can’t trade spots.)

▼ Kyomaf Shop
More than 350 items will be available for limited-time purchase, pre-order, and general sale, designed as a part of collaborations between popular manga and anime with Kyoto’s own businesses with the aid of Animate, the largest anime specialty shop in Japan. Some early sale goods will also be available.

● Six Osomatsu-san Fragrances Based on the Matsuno Siblings
These collaborative stick-type fragrances bring together Osomatsu-san and Kyoto’s fragrance shop Shoyeido. These fragrances are based on each character and gently fill the air around you. Six types are available based on each character. These are expected to cost 1,000 yen each (tax included). It will be available for early sale at Kyomaf.

Tsukiuta the Animation Tsukiuta Sealed Letter Notebook
This collaborative item is based on the TV anime Tsukiuta the Animation. This hand-made notebook features Japanese-style binding prepared by artisans. This item costs 1,600 yen (tax included). It will be available for early sale at Kyomaf.

Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru Oil-Absorbent Paper (2 types)
These collaborative oil-absorbent papers bring together the upcoming anime Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru and Kyoto’s Kami-ya. These shine with the talent, quality, and tradition of Kyoto’s paper artisans. There are two versions available based on characters with connections to Kyoto: Yamatonokami Yasusada and Kashuu Kiyomitsu. These will be 400 yen (tax included) each. They will be available for early sale at Kyomaf.

Nintama Rantaro Nishijin-ori Coin Purse (4 types)
These coin purses are based on the anime Nintama Rantaro and feature Kyoto’s Nishijin-ori textile. Each is chic with the symbol of each grade. These will be 2,500 yen (tax included) each. They will be available for early sale at Kyomaf.

Bungo Stray Dogs Kyoto Sliding Door Paper Dust Jacket (4 types)
These collaborative items are based on the popular anime Bungo Stray Dogs. Japan’s classic sliding door paper is given Kyoto-inspired motifs, paired with the modern inspiration of Bungo Stray Dogs. These will be 950 yen each (tax included). They will be available for early sale at Kyomaf.

For other goods, please see the official KyoMaf shop page.

▼ Food Area
● CharaCafe
Kyomaf Food and Goods Sale Area

Black Butler Yuki Chaya
Enjoy food and drinks that you can’t find anywhere outside of Kyomaf including collaborative burgers, Kyoto-style udon, and Japanese-style parfaits. Also on sale are items created as a part of collaborations with Kyoto’s businesses, including a Black Butler x Sione Yomu Utsuwa and Black Butler x Gofun Nail nail polishes!

Official CharaCafe Page


©Yana Toboso/SQUARE ENIX

Animate Cafe Kitchen Car
*Ensemble Stars!* x Animate Cafe Kitchen Car will be visiting Kyomaf! Ensemble Stars! x Animate Cafe will be selling four of its most popular collaborative drinks! There are nine kinds of bonuses that come with drink orders. With each drink order, you’ll receive one randomly chosen. There will also be Animate Cafe-exclusive items on sale!

Official CharaCafe Page


©2014 Happy Elements K.K

▼ Cosplay Area [NEW]
This year, for the first time ever, Kyomaf will offer a cosplay area and dressing room in Miyako Messe. Backgrounds have been specially set up, and cosplayers and fans of cosplay are sure to love this!

Usage Fee: Cosplay registration fee of 1,000 yen per day (tax included)
Cosplay Dressing Room Hours:
- 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sept. 17
- 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sept. 18
Operation Support: Go-Tan!
Background Support: HacoStudio

▼ Visiting Manga Editorial Departments
Aspiring mangaka can bring their works and get advice from editorial department pros on Sept. 18 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Number of Visiting Departments: 65 (59 last year)

▼ Specially Planned Exhibits
Hozuki's Coolheadedness Fifth Anniversary Commemorative Exhibit in Kyomaf
In honor of Hozuki’s Coolheadedness and its five years of serialization, there will be a special illustration exhibit! In addition to colored illustration, there will also be printed manuscripts and rough drafts on display, making this a wonderful setup for fans. Original goods will also be on sale featuring specially drawn illustrations by Eguchi himself! Check out the official page for the Hozuki's Coolheadedness exhibit to learn more.

Entrance Fee: 500 yen (tax included)
*Please be aware that a Kyomaf entrance fee of 1,200 yen is also required.*


©Natsumi Eguchi / Kodansha Ltd.

Ojarumaru Stamp Rally for Families
*Ojarumaru* Stamp Rally and Denbo’s Heart-Pounding Epic Battle! ~Let’s All Cheer on Love~
Visit the zoo and see the elephant Fuyumi Tonkun as you help Denbo! You’ll run around crepe shops near ROHM Theater Kyoto and Kyoto Municipal Zoo, talking to Ojarumaru and friends while coming up with a date plan to help Denbo on the quest for love! This is a great event for families. At ROHM Theater Kyoto, you’ll get to enjoy coloring a white ceramic version of Ojarumaru, so bring everyone along!
Planning Support: Ritsumeikan University


©Rin Inumaru, NHK, NEP

Source: @Press

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