It's this weekend, March 27 and 28, at Tokyo Big Sight. You know it's going to be completely insane, with thousands of attendees. Many of these people will be in full-on cosplay mode. Last year's fair saw a total of 129,819 visitors, which includes 1,133 foreigners and 1,472 press members.
Saturday's events include a screening of a new 3D movie, Garo-- Red Requiem, something called Kaicho ha Maid Sama (no idea) plus the "Battle of the NHK New Anime Titles." Sunday sees Mayoineko Over Run! (cat-girls in a box), a musical Minky Momo cast talk show (again, no idea) and some sort of Mobile Suit Gundam deal. And that's just a sampling. All that, plus an untold number of exhibitors.
Untold because I don't feel like counting them.
This would be a great way for you to help me celebrate my birthday. Would be. Because I can't go. But don't let that stop you. Whether you're already in Japan with time to kill or just some sort of international, jet-setting manga/anime fan with millions of dollars to lavish on your obsessions, join the frenzied crowds at Tokyo Big Sight this weekend. Enjoy it for me!