Here is Everything about Anime. AnimeJapan 2018 2018.3.22[THU]-25[SUN]

Cosplay Entry

For those who would like to cosplay, it is necessary to register for "Cosplay Entry".

[Cosplay Entry]

Registration Fee
¥1,000 (tax incl.) *Use of the changing room and luggage storage service is permitted.

Usage Period
- Changing Room 10:00 -17:00 (Last registration 16:30)
- Luggage Storage 10:00 -16:30

[Cosplay Photo Area]

Indoor Cosplay Area (East Hall 8, East Hall 3)

Outdoor Cosplay Area (Outside of East Hall 3, others)
*Opening time may vary based on the preparations and circumstances of the day.

*Images are for illustrative purposes only.

Early Morning Changing Room

This year, AnimeJapan will once again open the "Early Morning Changing Room" before the official start of the event.
Let's get changed a bit early before the event and enjoy cosplay!
Availability period: Both days at 7:00 - 9:00 (Complete withdrawal from the area by 9:00)
*After using this service, you must continue to general admission gate.

Early Morning Luggage Storage Service

This year, we will provide an early morning luggage storage service for those who utilize the early morning changing room.
Availability period: Both days at 7:00 - 9:00 (Complete withdrawal from the area by 9:00)
※*After using this service, you must continue to general admission gate.
※*This service is available to those who have registered for cosplaying only.

Photoshoot Backdrops

Use the limited backdrops for a photo shoot only available at AnimeJapan, as well as pose and take photos with the commemorative 5th-anniversary characters the "AJ Brothers".

  • *Background design is for illustrative purposes only.

  • ©2018 AnimeJapan

5th Year Anniversary Celebration! AnimeJapan Cosplay Parade

Cosplayers will circle around the inside AnimeJapan venue for a cosplay parade!

Date and Time:
March 24 [Sat], 25 [Sun] 15:00~16:00 (planned)

*If there is a large number of applicants, participation will be decided by lottery.

[How to Participate]

To apply: "Cosplay genre, number of people, cosplay name, gender, and date of participation" is needed to enter.

[Date of Selection]

February 14 [Wed] - March 12 [Mon], 2018

[Date of Announcement]

Applicants will be contacted on March 14th, 2018 in order.

Twitter Project

Cosplayer's World Offical Twitter Account!
All information regarding AJ Cosplay will be tweeted from here, so please follow us!
Twitter Account @AnimeJapan_Cos
*Used to announce official information. Please note that this account cannot respond to replies or DM messages.

Cosplay Participation Announcement

Those who will cosplay at AnimeJapan, please feel free to post it on twitter! Let's get excited about AnimeJapan together!

5th Year Anniversary Celebration! Let's make Mosaic Art

Upload pictures to Twitter of your 2017 and 2018 cosplay pictures with the hashtag "#AJCosplaybattleready" "#AJCosplaybattleready" Pictures of the cosplay that you plan to wear during AnimeJapan is ok as well. With everyone's pictures, we plan to make a picture of the "AJ Brothers".

  • ©2018 AnimeJapan

5th Year Anniversary Celebration! Make "Zero's Mask" from
"Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion - Rebellion" with Cosplayers! - Added on Jan 29

A sudden decision to hold this project during the January 26th AJ presentation!
A member of the AnimeJapan Organization, Mr. Yamasaka from animate corporation will try and make props just like cosplayers usually do.
The sate of the production will be updated on the cosplay official Twitter!

Twitter Account⇒@AnimeJapan_Cos

  • コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュⅡ 叛道
  • コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュⅡ 叛道

©SUNRISE/PROJECT L-GEASS Character Design ©2006-2017 CLAMP・ST


Please follow the regulations below in order to prevent the disturbance of other attendees. Organizers are not responsible for any accidents and trouble. Public disturbance and dangerous acts are prohibited. If you do not follow the rules and instructions of the staff, you may be ask to leave and registration fee will not be returned.

About Cosplay and Admission

  • In order to cosplay, an “AnimeJapan admission ticket” and Cosplay Entry fee (1,000 / day) are required.
    *Cosplay Entry will be taken at the Cosplay Reception (in front of the changing room).
    *It is possible to use the changing room multiple times, as long as it is on the same day of your admission.
    *If you lost your Cosplay Entry Badge, you are required to purchase one again. It is not possible to reissue the same lost badge.
  • Leaving and entering the venue or returning home in costume is prohibited.
  • You must change from cosplay to regular clothes when leaving Big Sight.

About Changing

  • Please use the changing room located in the venue. Cosplay Entry (charged) is required for the service.
    *Changing and makeup in the venue’s restrooms or neighboring buildings is prohibited.
  • The changing room is available from 10:00 – 17:00 (Last admission is 16:30).
    *No personal belongings can be left in the changing room. Please use the luggage storage service.
    *Photography is prohibited in the changing room, regardless of device.
    All camera lenses must also be covered with caps.
    *No volatile / strong-smelling items such as hair spray and nail polish are allowed in the changing room.

About Personal Belongings

  • Luggage storage will be provided. Cosplay Entry (charged) is required to use the service.
    *It is possible to deposit and withdraw your luggage multiple times, as long as it is on the same day of your admission.
    *There is a limit to the luggage storage space. We may be unable to take your personal belongings.
  • The service is available from 10:00 – 16:30.
  • We will not be responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items. Please keep all of your valuables with you.
  • Luggage storage service is for cosplay participants only.

About Prohibited Items

  • All props must not violate the Swords and Firearms Control Law.
  • All Weapons must be concealed while moving to prevent disturbing other attendees.
  • Long or large items must be disassembled while moving to prevent disturbing other attendees.
  • Extremely sharp items and loaded toy-guns are prohibited.
  • Items that could cause damage or soil the venue and other attendees are prohibited inside the venue.
  • No flammable items are allowed inside the venue.
  • Actions such as swinging or throwing weapons, baseball bats, rackets, or other tools are prohibited.
  • No items that could break and scatter such as glass products or potteries are allowed.
  • No items that could violate the Penal Code Article 175 / Child Pornography Act are allowed.
  • Any items that are assumed dangerous or disturbing by staff may be confiscated during the convention.

About Clothes

  • Costumes that expose your body, or may disturb other attendees are not allowed.
    If seen, you may be asked to leave or stop photography. Registration fee will not be returned.
  • The Uniforms of currently used by public authorities, such as police, fire department, and Japan Self Defense Force are not allowed.
  • Items that restrict your vision (mask/eye patch/etc) or movement (large paper-mache/character suit/oversized sleeves/large decorations/etc) are not allowed to wear outside of the Cosplay Area.
  • Staff may decline your costumes if judged inappropriate.

About Photo Shooting

  • Photo sessions must be carried out only in the designated areas (indoor/outdoor Cosplay Area).
    Cosplay photos are not allowed outside of the permitted areas.
  • Please ask for a permission of the cosplayers when taking their pictures.
  • Please refrain from taking photos that cause disturbance to other attendees and/or inappropriate posing.
    Please do not force the cosplayers to take certain poses.
  • Items such as large size strobe lights, stands, or flash lights are prohibited.
  • Commercial usage of the photos taken in the venue is prohibited.

About the Cosplay Parade

  • If you are wearing a kigurumi, mask, or any item that interferes with your vision please bring one attendant with you at all times. Organizers will be unable to provide an attendant.
  • During the parade please obey the instructions of those in charge.
  • Please put all large luggage in the luggage storage service. Do not carry them during the parade.
  • Please carry all of your valuables with you.

About Media Coverage

  • Press members will be in the venue. If they ask you for coverage, please make sure to confirm their “PRESS Badge” and act based on your own responsibility. Also, for recording and promotional purposes, there may be photography by the organizers, which may include your picture. We appreciate your understanding.

Early Morning Usage of Cosplay Changing Room

  • Before the opening of AnimeJapan, the ”Cosplay Changing Room“ will be available for use.
  • The room is available from 7:00 – 9:00 (Complete withdrawal by 9:00).
  • After using of this service, you must continue to general admission gate.
  • You cannot use the luggage storage service during this time.