The National Art Center, Tokyo has been putting a great deal of effort into introducing Japan’s distinctive culture, starting with “MANGA*ANIME*GAMES from JAPAN” (June 24 - August 31, 2015), followed by the same exhibit held in Thailand and Myanmar. In 2018, as part of “Japonismes 2018: les âmes en resonance”, we held the MANGA⇔TOKYO exhibition (November 29 – December 30, 2018) in Paris, France, which attracted over 30 thousand highly appreciative visitors. This time, we will bring the renovated exhibition back to Japan.

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.
Due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), sadly it has not been possible to prepare this exhibition as originally planned. Therefore, the exhibition will no longer be held from July 8 (Wed) to September 22 (Tue), 2020.
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
With the sponsorship of AKITA PUBLISHING CO.,LTD.; Aniplex Inc.; CHIZU, Inc.; CoMix Wave Films Inc.; COAMIX Inc.; Cork, Inc.; CRYPTON FUTURE MEDIA, INC.; GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.; HAKUSENSHA; KADOKAWA CORPORATION; KING RECORD CO., LTD.; KODANSHA LTD.; Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.; Nitroplus Co., Ltd.; PAPIER JT estate; Polyphony Digital Inc.; Production I.G, Inc.; SEGA GROUP CORPORATION; Shogakukan Inc.; SHORT PEACE COMMITTEE; SHUEISHA Inc.; Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.; TAITO CORPORATION; TOHO CO., LTD.
With the cooperation of ISHIMORI PRODUCTION INC.; BANDAI NAMCO Arts Inc.; Comic Market Committee; Fuji Television Network, Inc.; GENCO, Inc.; HEADGEAR; JR East Retail Net Co., Ltd; khara, inc.; Kinema-Junposha. Co. Ltd; nadeshicopro inc.; NHK Enterprises, Inc.; NIHEI SOGO LAW OFFICE; NIPPON ANIMATION CO., LTD.; SEIZO WATASE INC.; Shin-Ei Animation Co., Ltd.; SOTSU CO.,LTD.; SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.; SUNRISE INC.; TEZUKA PRODUCTIONS Co., Ltd.; TMS ENTERTAINMENT Co., Ltd.; TOEI ANIMATION Co.,Ltd.; Warner Bros. Japan LLC
Planning The National Art Center, Tokyo
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 1,400 yen (Adults), 1,000 yen (College students), 600 yen (High school students)
<Advance Reservation System (specified date/time ticket)>
In order to ease congestion, this exhibition requires everyone - including those who already have exhibition tickets- to make an online reservation for a "specified date/time ticket". Please check here for details.

<Same-day ticket sales>(Updated September 29, 2020)
Same-day tickets (with time specified, valid only on the day) are sold at the entrance of the exhibition gallery, whenever time slots have not filled out. Cash payment available. Hourly admission restrictions still in place, so advance online reservation strongly recommended.
You can check the tickets availability at the "ONLINE TICKET" grey button below.

<How to use tickets you already have and how to obtain a refund>
You can use purchased tickets or free-admission tickets that display the old exhibition dates to access the exhibition during its new dates (August 12 to November 3, 2020). However, please note that to enter this exhibition you will also need a separate "specified date/time ticket", which can be reserved for free online. *Free admission ticket which display a specific deadline may also be used to access this exhibition throughout the new exhibition period.
Furthermore, those who wish to have a refund can complete the refund procedures through the respective Play Guides or stores where the tickets have been purchased. Please visit here for details (in Japanese only).
  • 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. It has been decided that there will not be free entrance days for high school students for this exhibition.
  • Advance tickets on sale until August 11 (Tue.), 2020.
  • Tickets, both Advance and General, are available through the exhibition website (ONLINE TICKETS).

  • Group tickets (for groups of a minimum of 20 people) can only be purchased at the National Art Center, Tokyo. It has been decided that Group Tickets will not be sold for this exhibition.
  • 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 view this exhibition for 1,000 yen (students) and 1,400 yen (faculty/staff).
  • 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.
Inquiries (+81) 3-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)

List of Works

作品リスト 日本語 [PDF]

List of Works English [PDF]

Related Events

Information about the exhibition related events can be found below.
Cosplay Event
*The websites above and events information are in Japanese only