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15 April 2010

Report: Tokyo Anime Fair/TAF2010

I was at Tokyo Big Sight to visit the Tokyo Anime Fair[TAF] 2010.

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[Overall impression]
First of all, TAF2010 was totally disappointing. The number of exhibitors was less than that of TAF2009. Moreover, some major studios(ex. IG, GAINAX) didn't even take part in the TAF2010 although GONZO still had its own booth in TAF2010. Many exhibitors occupied almost the same booth spaces as seen in the last TAF2009. It's not because eco-consciousness but because of cost cutting.

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Worse of all, there were fewer female promoters (booth babes such as cosplayer models).

The key theme for TAF2010 was 3D. There were much content rendered for 3D display, such as "Pretty Cure".

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GARO would be an anime made for the 3D format. Of course, NHK had a no-glass 3D display. (Please note, NHK had a long history of conducting R&D in 3D-TV/Display.)

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[Exhibitions and booths]
Here's my comments on the booths:

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*Aniplex
Undoubtedly, It's one of the biggest booths in TAF2010. Upcoming "Welcome to space show" is displayed near the entrance. "Senko- no Night Raid" is also exhibited.


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*Bones
Had a very tiny booth for business talks.

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*Bushiroad
It' nothing special.


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*Douga Kakumei Tokyo
It's known as an indy anime promoter/investor. I am highly appreciative of the activities of "Douga Kakumei Tokyo". I saw Mr. Takeuchi(CEO, the man in a black suit) there.  (Personally, I met him in my "Anime forum" era. He worked for Marvelous Entertainment.)

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*Gonzo
To my surprise, Gonzo has its own booth this year.

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*Kamikaze Douga
It had a very flashy booth, the only one having a decorated car on display(eg. Itasha). There were many visitors gathering around here. I saw a TV reporter of a foreign media there.(please see a photo)

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*NHK
It was promoting some upcoming anime like Major, Baku-man, Shinre-tantei Yakumo.

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*Satelight
The booth had almost the same design as in TAF2009. It introduced Kawamori's research trips to overseas, and displayed some tribute artworks of Kawamori's friends.

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*Studio Ghibli
It had some image works for long awaited "The Borrower Arrietty".

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*Sunrise/Bandai
It's not so special. The large scale Gundam model was on display again.

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*Tatsunoko
More than half of the space was dedicated to Ms. YOSHIDA Suzuka's artworks.

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*Universal Geneon
It had a very large booth. But nothing special.


[Cosplayers]

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*China girl/China booth
I think that she was NOT Chinese.

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*Booth girl/GARO the 3D anime

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*Maid-san/Moe miyage

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*Cosplayer/Saki

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*Booth girl/Satelight

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*School girl/Nippon Engineering College[NEEC]

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*Maid-san/Universal Geneon

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*Booth girl/Unknown

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*Misc/Ms. YOSHIDA Suzuka(吉田すずか、visual creator/celeb)
Yes, She's all in pink as seen in TAF2009. Please note, she is much older than me(^^;!
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