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Machi-Asobi Vol.19 plus International Animation Film Festival

Machi-Asobi, Tokushima’s animation event, started in 2009. It is filled with events where animation companies and voice actors/actresses get together at places such as the top of Mt. Bizan and central urban areas of Tokushima City. The close sense of distance between participants and guests attracts people. Many fans from all over Japan gather every time and 82,000 people, which is the record high, attended “Machi-Asobi vol. 18” held during “Golden Week” holidays in May this year.
 “Machi-Asobi vol.19 plus International Animation Film Festival” taking place this fall is the 19th event. The main attraction is the stage performance at the top of Mt. Bizan on Saturday, October 7th.  “FLOW,” a popular musicians group who composed the opening theme music of “Tales of Zestiria the X” and “Tales of Berseria,” will perform live on October 8th.
Please enjoy Machi-Asobi in fall!
 
Dates: Saturday/holiday, September 23rd to Monday/holiday, October 9th
(Main events will be held from October 7th to 9th.)
Place: Parking lot in the forest at the top of Mt. Bizan, urban areas of Tokushima City, Tokushima Awaodori Airport and etc.
 
- Stage performance
October 7th to 9th on each stage
Live performance and talk show by popular voice actors/actresses and etc. on stages at Shinmachibashi-higashi Park and at the top of Mt. Bizan will be held.  “FlOW” will appear at the top of Mr. Bizan on October 8th.
 
- Machi-Asobi plus Newtype The Moving Pictures Festival
October 7th at the top of Mt. Bizan
Collaborating with “Newtype,” a popular animation magazine, an award ceremony of each prize such as “best picture” and “best director” for 2016 and 2017 will be held and winners’ movie will be shown on an outdoor screen!  
Cosplay fashion event
Dates: undecided. To be held at the top of Mr. Bizan.
Cosplayers invited from China and Taiwan together with Japanese cosplayers will appear on stage!
 
- Itasha exhibition
October 7th to 9th in Higashishinmachi shopping street and Ryogokubashinishi Park
“Itasha (cars painted with anime characters and etc.),” gathered from around the country, will be displayed!
Anime-jack at Tokushima Awaodori Airport
September 23rd to October 31st at Tokushima Awaodori Airport
Tokushima Awaodori Airport will be decorated by animation goods such as custom maid curtains with characters of popular animation films during this event.
 
- Gourmet hunting
September 23rd to October 15th at 24 stores in Tokushima City
You will be given a special postage card if you order a special or recommended menu at the recommended restaurants in Tokushima. Let eat up Tokushima’s “Machi.”!
 
It is also filled with events with other programs including talk shows and live performances by popular voice actors/actresses and animation producers! More programs will be added! Please come to enjoy.  
Please note that some of program content may be changed.

[Event outline]
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 to Monday, October 9th, 2017
(Main events will be held from October 7th to 9th.)
Place: Parking lot in the forest at the top of Mt. Bizan, urban areas of Tokushima City, Tokushima Awaodori Airport and etc.
Contact: Animation Film Festival Executive Committee
         (Nigiwaizukuri Section of Tokushima Prefecture)
Phone: +81-88-621-2309                                         
Website: http://www.machiasobi.com/  (only in Japanese)

 
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