Largest Anime Center to Open

Japan’s largest anime center opens in Akihabara this Wednesday.

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Tokyo Anime Center, the largest center for anime in Japan opens this Wednesday in Akihabara, Tokyo. The Tokyo Anime Center is a comprehensive facility for Japan’s animation, games, characters and other affiliated industries.

The facility includes a digital theater accommodating 170 people, a store and a recording studio.

The digital theater will hold about 200 events a year, including concerts and anime screenings. Live radio shows and anime dubbing recordings will be held in the studio, while limited edition merchandise can be bought in the shop.

The center is managed by the Association of Japanese Animation (AJA) along with a consortium of 45 anime production companies. Relevant government ministries, broadcast companies, publishers, toy makers, game makers and others also cooperate with the center.

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