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Tokyo’s Christmas Anime Events 2019

It’s finally November, which means it’s finally time to get ready for this years christmas! Although, for many, christmas is a time to spend at home with family, there are also many people who choose to travel to Japan during christmas or perhaps happen to live there, such as study abroad students, and can’t afford the flight home. If that’s you and you happen to love anime, we’re here to show you the BEST anime events that you can go to in Tokyo this christmas and make memories you’ll never forget! These are events that can only be experienced in Tokyo THIS YEAR so make sure you clear your schedule and get ready to attend some of these events!

1. Haikyu Stage Show (06/12/19 – 15/12/19)

Official poster of the event featuring the characters.
Official poster taken from official website

One of the biggest events that will be on in Tokyo this christmas time is the Haikyu Live Stage Show that will be held in Tokyo, Osaka and Miyagi, but today we will be focusing on Tokyo. If you’re interested in finding out more information on the other locations, make sure to check out the official website here. The show will be held in Shinjuku, making it super easy to access! The show will feature all the characters from the anime acting out various scenes from the anime. The scenes are acted out very well and each have their own artistic twist on them.

Characters pose for a photo in their costumes.
Actors posing for a photo.
Taken from official website

There are two types of tickets available on sale which each have a different price. The first type is called ‘A Seats’, tickets for these seats cost 7000yen and offer a standard view of the stage and show. If you’re looking to get a much better view of the show and be in with a chance of getting front row seats, you can also buy tickets which are called ‘S seats’. These cost 9000yen which is fairly expensive but promise to give you an amazing view of the show. For more information, make sure to check out the official website.

Venue

Nippon Seinenkan.

4-1 Kasumigaoka-machi, Shinjuku City, Tokyo

Tickets

A seat- 7000yen

S seat- 9000yen

Dates

06/12/19 – 15/12/19

Website

http://www.engeki-haikyu.com/autumn2019/tokyo2.html

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2. Banana Fish Pop Up Christmas Cafe (21/11/19 – 13/01/20)

Banana Fish christmas meal featuring bread, salad, roast chicken and a soup.
One dish example.
Taken from official website

Banana Fish will be holding a christmas themed pop up cafe in Harajuku this year! The title of the cafe is ‘BANANA FISH Cafe and Bar – winter in NY’. The cafe will be themed around the Banana Fish characters enjoying christmas in New York city. As you can see from the picture above, the food will be around ‘western’ christmas food. Meaning there will be a lot of roast meats, breads and soups! Everything looks super tasty!

Each dish comes with a super cute post card with the characters on that is christmas themed, perfect for gifting to your Banana Fish loving friends! On top of that, there will also be tons of original merchandise on offer in the cafe!! There will be things such as magnets and badges on offer, all featuring the characters in there super cute winter outfits!

Banana Fish Christmas Dessert, featuring a waffle with ice cream on it
Example of a dessert
Taken from the official website.

Entrance costs 650yen and each dish ranges in price from 1000yen to 2000yen. There is also tons of drinks on offer, each are character themed.

Venue

OMOTESANDO BOX CAFE&SPACE

5-13-2 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo

Tickets

650yen

Dates

21/11/19 – 13/01/20

Website

https://bananafish-cafebar.jp

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3. Pokemon Center ‘White Christmas’ (11/02/19 – 13/01/2020)

Official pokemon poster featuring the characters infront of a christmas tree in christmas outfits
Official Photo taken from official website

All pokemon centers in Tokyo have announced their official lineup of christmas goods that will be on offer this year. This year there theme is ‘White Christmas’ and they will be selling tons of original goods including the characters in various christmas outfits and also christmas goods. For example, this year there is a pokemon advent calendar and pokemon snow globes on offer! These are the perfect christmas gifts and souvenirs for your friends who love pokemon this christmas.

Pokemon plushies in christmas outfits.
Some christmas plushies that will be on offer.
Taken from official website.

The biggest pokemon center is located in Ikebukuro, so if you’re looking to get a range of items, we recommend going there!

Venue

Pokemon Center MEGA Tokyo

3 Chome−1−2, Higashiikebukuro, Toshima City, Tokyo

Dates

11/02/19 – 13/01/2020

Website

https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2019/10/191018_p02.html?page=goods

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4. PreCure Christmas Concert (22/12/2019)

Official poster of the Precure concert featuring all the characters together
Official Poster
Taken from official website.

This PreCure christmas concert will be held for ONE DAY ONLY with 3 different times to choose from. This one os for all of you who will be in southern Japan in December, as this event is located in Wakayama City. The stage show will feature all the characters in their original costumes, singing various songs and dancing! Aswell as acting out some scenes too! Like with any PreCure stage show this one is setting out to be the cutest, most colorful and fun stage show of the year whilst also including many christmas themed elements!

As if that isn’t enough, after the stage show there will be many LIMITED EDITION goods on offer that can only be bought at the stage show! Great for those of you who love collecting things!

The show looks super cute and it’s perfect for all you PreCure fans out there!

Tickets for the show will be 2,800yen which is fairly cheap compared to other anime christmas shows! If you buy your ticket on the day, it will be another 200yen so make sure to buy it before if you can! For more information, check out the official website here!

Venue

Adventure Hall

1527 Kemi, Wakayama City, Wakayama

Tickets

2,800yen

Dates

22/12/2019

Website

https://www.toei.co.jp/event/details/1215210_2622.html

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