Aug. 19, 2020 UPDATE
Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair- 京まふ -
The fair takes place in Okazaki, where there are many sightseeing spots, and in Karasuma, which is in the center of Kyoto, so it’s very easy to get to Kyomaf. Their homepage is also available in English and other languages.
Japanese and English, plus other languages through machine translation.
Some staff members can speak English, Chinese, and Korean.
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PeriodSeptember 19-20 2020
VenueMiyako-Messe and Kyoto Manga Museum.
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Once a year, anime fans from all over the world gather to Kyoto to take part in Kyomaf
Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair, often shortened to Kyomaf, is one of the biggest anime events in west Japan. This fair was originally started to promote manga and anime culture all over the world, from the always popular ancient capital of Kyoto. During this fair there are all kinds of events at Miyako-Messe in Okazaki and Kyoto Manga Museum in Karasuma. There are many booths by Japanese companies showcasing the latest anime and manga series, panels by anime voice actors, and at the Character Café you can enjoy food and drinks inspired by popular anime and manga characters. And you shouldn’t forget about cosplay, so this event is sure to please those interested in Japanese culture.
Kyomaf Stage with popular voice actors and “Open Stage”
The event takes place over a two day period, and on the event stage you get to see panels with voice actors and short live performances by artists. There are two stages: the Kyomaf Stage, for which you have to enter a lottery to enter, and an Open Stage you can freely go and see.
Publishers and animation companies all have booths where they PR their latest works. There are panels with posters on them, merchandise on sale, and many mini-events, so there is a lot for you to enjoy at the booths.
Take a break at the Character Cafe
At the Character Café they sell food and drinks inspired by the animes Fate/Grand Order and Ensemble Stars. The foods and drinks are all unique and must-haves for fans of these animes.
The basement floor of Miyako-Messe is reserved for cosplay, and here you can freely take pictures of the cosplayers. Note that you can only take pictures on the basement floor, but can walk around the event hall wearing cosplay. To cosplay, you need to buy an additional 1,000 yen cosplay ticket in addition to the entrance fee.