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“ANI-ROCK FES.2016” Will Be Broadcasted Live in 37 Theaters in Japan!

“ANI-ROCK FES.2016” will be held on 7/16 (Sat) and 7/17 (Sun) in Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo. With the legendary artists on stage to sing theme songs of “Gintama” and “Naruto”, the internationally famous popular comics, avid fans swarmed as soon as the tickets went on sale, and naturally as you have expected, they have been sold out immediately.

Responding to this awesome, hot interest in the “ANI-ROCK FES.2016”, a new arrangement was made in a jiffy among the concerned parties. “ANI-ROCK FES.2016” will be broadcasted live in 37 cinemas in Japan! For those who couldn’t obtain the tickets to “ANI-ROCK FES.2016” or others who was forced to give up on this rare occasion because the event hall is too distant, this is great news beyond expectation!

The tickets for the live broadcasting shows will be pre-released by a lottery, and applications could be made between 6/11 (Sat) and 6/21 (Tue) on the official “ANI-ROCK FES” website. Furthermore, general ticket sales will start on 7/2 (Sat) at 10AM through Fami Port located in Family Mart stores across Japan, so don’t forget checking out the Family Mart near you.


“Gintama Live Carnival 2016”


【Live Broadcast Show】

Date & Time: 7/16 (Sat), starting at 4PM

【Performing Artists】

“Aqua Timez”
“CHiCO with HoneyWorks”


“Naruto The Live 2016”


【Live Broadcast Show】

Date & Time: 7/17 (Sun), starting at 4PM

【Performing Artists】

“Sambo Master”
“Sukima Switch”
“NICO Touches the Walls”


37 Live Broadcast Locations across Japan

  • Hokkaido: Dinos Cinemas Sapporo
  • Aomori Prefecture: Aomori Korona Cinema World
  • Iwate Prefecture: Morioka Chuo Gekijou / Miyagi Prefecture: TOHO Cinemas Sendai (Opens 7/1, Fri)
  • Tokyo: Shinjuku Wald 9 / TOHO Cinemas Nihonbashi / TOHO Cinemas Minami Osawa
  • Kanagawa Prefecture: Yokohama Burg 13 / TOHO Cinemas Ebina / 109 Cinemas Kawasaki
  • Chiba Prefecture: Cineplex Makuhari
  • Saitama Prefecture: Aeon Cinema Urawa Misono
  • Ibaraki Prefecture: Cineplex Mito
  • Tochigi Prefecture: MOVIX Utsunomiya
  • Gunma Prefecture: MOVIX Isesaki
  • Niigata Prefecture: T ・Joy Niigata Bandai
  • Ishikawa Prefecture: Aeon Cinema Kanazawa
  • Toyama Prefecture: TOHO Cinemas Fabore Toyama
  • Nagano Prefecture: Nagano Grand Cinemas
  • Shizuoka Prefecture: Cinecity Zart
  • Aichi Prefecture: 109 Cinemas Nagoya / Midland Square Cinema
  • Mie Prefecture: 109 Cinemas Yokkaichi
  • Gifu Prefecture: Aeon Cinema Kakamigahara
  • Osaka Prefecture: Umeda Burg 7 / TOHO Cinemas Nanba
  • Kyoto Prefecture: T ・Joy Kyoto
  • Hyogo Prefecture: TOHO Cinemas Nishinomiya OS
  • Okayama Prefecture: TOHO Cinemas Kounan
  • Hiroshima Prefecture: Hiroshima Wald 11
  • Tokushima Prefecture: Ufotable CINEMA
  • Kagawa Prefecture: Aeon Cinema Ayagawa
  • Ehime Prefecture: Cinema Sunshine Kinuyama
  • Fukuoka Prefecture: T ・Joy Hakata
  • Nagasaki Prefecture: TOHO Cinemas Nagasaki
  • Oita Prefecture: T ・Joy Park Place Oita
  • Kagoshima Prefecture: Kagoshima Mitte 10


“Gintama” and “Naruto” are loved by many fans, not only in Japan but also in many countries around the world. The artists will sing many theme songs live in this event, including songs sung by musicians who sung main theme songs of past episodes. This is the much anticipated chance avid fans cannot afford to miss! Listen to their voices while reminiscing of your favorite animation scenes and you can enjoy unforgettable experience at this event.

For more details, please visit the official website at

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Favorite genres are various aspects of Japanese otaku culture. Having been away from Japan for some time, there are many scenes where Azuki realizes the differences between international culture and Japanese culture. Through her own experience and knowledge, she hopes to deliver useful information to the international community who are interested in Japan.

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