Illustration by Yoh Yoshinari
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Japanese manga, anime, games, and SFX films (tokusatsu) reflect the distinctive characteristics of Tokyo and the changes that occur in the metropolis. To what extent has the city itself spawned and shaped these fictional depictions? On the other hand, to what extent have these characters and works enhanced and affected the image of Tokyo? While focusing on manga, anime, games, and SFX films (tokusatsu), this exhibition traces the way in which these works have altered people’s memories of “Tokyo” with a host of original pictures, models, and films.

Date *Dates Changed
August 12 (Wed.) – November 3 (Tue.), 2020

Closed on Tuesdays
*Open on September 22, November 3 and closed on September 23 instead.
Opening Hours 10:00-18:00
*10:00-20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays No extended hours until further notice
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Venue *Venue Changed
The National Art, Center, Tokyo Special Exhibition Gallery 1E
7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558
Organized by Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan; Japan Arts Council; The National Art Center, Tokyo
Co-organized by TBS
With the support of Organization for Promoting Manga and Animation; TBS Radio; The Japan Foundation
Guest Curator MORIKAWA Kaichiro, Associate Professor of School of Global Japanese Studies at Meiji University
Admission(tax included)
General 1,600 yen (Adults), 1,200 yen (College students), 800 yen (High school students)
Advance / Group 1,400 yen (Adults), 1,000 yen (College students), 600 yen (High school students)
Ticket refund information for Advance Tickets will be announced on the exhibition website (in Japanese only).
Refunds will only be possible for tickets with the stub still attached. No refunds for tickets without stubs. Please do not lose or discard your ticket if you wish to apply for a refund.
  • Visitors who are junior high school students or younger will be admitted for free.
  • Disabled persons (along with the one assistant) will be admitted for free upon presenting the Disabled Person’s Booklet or an equivalent form of government-issued ID.
  • Free entrance to the exhibition for high school students from August 14 (Fri.) to August 16 (Sun.), 2020, upon presenting student ID.
  • Advance tickets on sale from February 27 (Thu.) - July 7 (Tue.), 2020.
  • Tickets, both Advance and General, are available through the exhibition website (ONLINE TICKETS), and Ticket Pia. Service charges may apply.

  • Group tickets (for groups of a minimum of 20 people) can only be purchased at the National Art Center, Tokyo.
  • Reduction (100 yen off) applies to visitors who present the ticket stub of a concurrent exhibition at The National Art Center, Tokyo; Suntory Museum of Art; or Mori Art Museum (Art Triangle Roppongi).
  • Students, faculty and staff, of “Campus Members”, can apply for group discounts.
  • Credit card (UC, Master Card, VISA, JCB, AMEX, Diners Club, DISCOVER), e-cash (Suica, PASMO, ICOCA, etc.), iD, J-Debit and Union Pay are available for purchasing tickets.
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