After previously announcing that the event would go ahead at Tokyo Big Sight in March, the organizing committee behind AnimeJapan revealed today that the 2021 event would be online only. In a post on the website for the event, the committee says that after “examining the health and safety of all visitors and related parties while looking at the current situation with COVID-19 and the state of emergency issued by the government” “we have decided to cancel the event and make it ‘online only’.”
Furthermore, it was announced that Japanese artist Takanori Nishikawa, also known as T.M.Revolution, will be the ambassador for AnimeJapan 2021, and will be participating in an online presentation on February 18 at 7:30 PM with voice actors Ryota Suzuki (Yu Ishigami in KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR) and Mayu Mineda (Hazuki Yuiga in We Never Learn: BOKUBEN) to talk about the upcoming event and its “charm.”
— AnimeJapan 2021 (@animejapan_aj) February 10, 2021
The official website for AnimeJapan 2021 states the event will still be held from March 27 to 30.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.
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