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Kariya-City Kariya Anime Collection

Date : 10/28/2023

  • Kariya Anime Collection
  • Kariya Anime Collection
  • Kariya Anime Collection
  • Kariya Anime Collection
  • Kariya Anime Collection
  • Kariya Anime Collection
  • Kariya Anime Collection
  • Kariya Anime Collection

This autumn, Kariya comes alive—Anime style!

Kariya Anime Collection is a comprehensive anime/manga event held around Kariya Station. A cosplay event held at the Kariya City Industrial Promotion Center served as the launching pad for the Cosplay Festa in Kariya beginning in 2010, which then expanded to include anime and other such contents to become the all-inclusive anime/manga event that it is today.
Festivities include talk shows by voice actors and actresses as well as anime-related booths, and some 2,000 cosplayers make an appearance. Food and drink vendors too offer tasty treats as the cherry on top of a myriad of events!!

◆Event details (partial)◆

◎Special talk stage (advance ticket-style):
10:30 am Toshio Furukawa (Piccolo in Dragon Ball Z, etc.)
12:30 pm Eimi Naruse (Hikaru Hoshina/Cure Star in Star Twinkle PreCure, etc.), Kariya Castle Hype Troupe
2:30 pm Hirokazu Hanai (animation director from Kariya) × Jun'ichi Yanagita (Guston Parche in Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury, etc.)
4:00 pm Tsubasa Yonaga (Sangaku Manami in Yowamushi Pedal, etc.)

Venue: Small hall, Kariya Cultural Center
Price: Free to view (all seats reserved)

◎Cosplay photography
Reception: Kariya Cultural Center and Kariya City Industrial Promotion Center for cosplay participation / Kariya Cultural Center and Aioi Hall for photography
Price: JPY 500/person for cosplay participation (two changing rooms available) / Free of charge for photographers

◎Lottery wheel raffle for cosplay photographers only!
Time: From 10:00 am and 12:30 pm (Both raffles held on a first-come, first-served basis for the first 100 people.)
Venue: Kariya Station Front Tourist Information Center (first floor of the Kariya City Industrial Promotion Center)

◎AR experience / Anime booths
An AR sports (HADO) experience booth and anime-related booths set up for your enjoyment!
Venue: Aioi Hall, Kariya City Industrial Promotion Center

◎Special open stage (advance reservation required)
Venue: Large hall, Kariya Cultural Center

1) Open cosplayer stage
Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm and 3:30 pm–5:00 pm
Participation fee: JPY 800/group (20 min. Advance application required.)

2) Anime theme song karaoke competition
Time: 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Participation fee: JPY 300/group (for one song with two mics available)

◎Japan Ground Self-Defense Force appearance
Venue: Minakuru Square

Check the official Kariya Sightseeing Association site (External link. Japanese only.) for details.


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Date : Sat, Oct 28, 2023
Holding time : 10:00 am–7:00 pm
Place : Area around Kariya Station
Location : 〒448-0028
Sakura-machi, Kariya-shi, Aichi

• The Access Map shows the location of JR Kariya Station.
Fee : Some events require a fee.
Parking : Paid parking available (parking at Kariya City Hall free of charge)
Use the Kariya Cultural Center, Aioi, Kanda, and other nearby parking lots.
Phone number : 0566-23-4100 (Kariya City Tourism Association - Weekdays from 8:30 AM to 5:15 PM)
0566-23-4100 (Kariya Sightseeing Association, available weekdays 8:30 am–5:15 pm)
0566-45-5833 (Kariya Station Front Tourist Information Center, available daily 10:00 am–6:00 pm, excluding the second Wed of each month)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.


  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    Get off at Kariya Station. All events and booths are just a short walking distance.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 25 min. (6.8 km) south from Toyoake Interchange on the Isewangan Expressway via Route 23.

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