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

This year's Cosplayer's World will be held at East Hall 8 as well as East Hall 3!
From the ever popular photoshoot backdrops to the cosplay parade that attendees can participate in, we are aiming for an upgraded cosplay area.
Cosplayer's World Official Twitter Account
⇒ @AnimeJapan_Cos

Updating through other cosplay social networking sites!
■Cosplayer's Archive

■Cure World Cosplay

About Cosplay Registration

In order to cosplay, both an AnimeJapan entrance ticket and cosplay registration is needed.

[Cosplay Registration]

Registration Fee
1,000 yen (tax included) *The changing room and cloakroom

Usage Hours
○Cosplay changing room 10:00~17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
○Luggage Storage Service 10:00~16:30

[Cosplay Photoshoot Area]

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

Outdoor Cosplay Area (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.
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

Early morning luggage storage service will be available for the morning changing room users.
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 only to attendees with cosplay registration.

Photoshoot Backdrops

You can take pictures using the original AnimeJapan backdrops, or with the 5 anniversary characters, the AJ Brothers.

  • *Background design is for illustrative purposes only.

  • ©2018 AnimeJapan

5 Year Anniversary! AnimeJapan Cosplay Parade

Cosplayers will walk around the venue for a Cosplay Parade!

Mar 24 [Sat] & 25 [Sum] 15:00 - 16:00

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

[Application Period]

Feb 14 [Wed] 15:00 - Mar 12 [Mon] 23:59, 2018
*Application is closed.

[Date of Announcement]

You will receive contact, starting from Wednesday, March 14.
*Please set your device to accept emails from computers (

Twitter Project

Cosplayer's World 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

Let's get excited about AnimeJapan together!
Let's get excited about AnimeJapan together!

5 Year Anniversary! Let's Make Mosaic Art

Upload your 2017 and 2018 cosplay pictures to Twitter with the hashtag #AJコスプレ参戦 or #AJモザイクアートを作ろう Pictures of the cosplay you plan to wear during AnimeJapan are 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" with Cosplayers!

The project suddenly decided during the January 26th AJ presentation!
A member of the AnimeJapan Organization, Mr. Yamasaka from animate Ltd. will try and make props just like cosplayers usually do.
The making process 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 venue]

  • In order to cosplay, an “AnimeJapan admission ticket” and Cosplay Registration Fee (1,000 / day) are required.
    *Cosplay Registration 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 Tokyo Big Sight.

[About the Early Morning Changing Room and Early Morning Luggage Storage Service]

  • The cosplay changing room and luggage service will be available for use before the opening of AnimeJapan.
  • The room is available from 7:00 – 9:00 (Complete withdrawal by 9:00).
  • After using the early morning changing room and luggage service, you must continue to general admission gate.

[About Changing]

  • Please use the changing room located in the venue. Cosplay Registration (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 Registration (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 Costumes]

  • 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.
  • Uniforms 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 Cosplay Parade]

  • If you are wearing a kigurumi, mask, or anything that limits your vision please bring someone to assist you.
    Organizers will not provide assisting staff.
  • Please follow the instructions of the Parade staff.
  • 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 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 be sure to ask for permission when taking a photo of cosplayers.
  • 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 flashlights are prohibited.
  • Commercial usage of the photos taken in the venue is prohibited.

[About press coverage]

  • Press members will be at 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.

Follow the rules above and have fun cosplaying!