Anno Hideaki ’s latest film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon A Time, which he directed, was a blockbuster success with a box office of over 10 billion yen. This exhibition showcases the director’s past works, including those he was involved in during his time as an animator. It also includes his latest works as a director and producer, and delves into the secrets of his creative processes. The exhibition showcases for the first time, a wide variety of Anno’s production materials – valuable original drawings and miniatures of anime and tokusatsu works, which were the origin of his work, as well as original notes and illustrations, scripts, settings, image sketches, storyboards, layouts and key animation from his early years to the present.

[ Past ] The Origins of Hideaki Anno and the Works He Admires

Exhibits a collection of precious paraphernalia from manga, anime and special effects movies such as Ultraman, Kamen Rider, Space Battleship Yamato and Mobile Suit Gundam, which Hideaki Anno has loved and admired since his early days. Here you will also vicariously experience the works made by Hideaki Anno, as he revisits the visual works that he loves and admires, through a gigantic 10 ft tall by 49 ft wide LED screen.

[ Present ] Tracing the Steps from His Amateur Years to the Present

Follows the trajectory from his obscure amateur years to his sweeping the world with Neon Genesis Evangelion and his record-setting Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon A Time, which garnished a box office of over 10 billion yen. It also retraces several decades of his creative work through never-before-seen materials, reaching at what Hideaki Anno envisioned and gave life to, and explores the zeal which he poured into making his movies and the trial-and-error processes involved.

[ Future ] Archive for Future Generations

Showcases projects started by Hideaki Anno for future generations to take on, such as Anime Tokusatsu Archive Centre(ATAC), based on his wish that anime and special effects movies should continue even after the demise of the current torchbearers. It also introduces his latest works including Shin Godzilla, Shin Ultraman and Shin Kamen Rider, through larger-than-life statues and other arts.

Date October 1 (Fri.) – December 19 (Sun.), 2021
Closed on Tuesdays (except for November 23)
Opening Hours 10:00-18:00
*10:00-20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Venue The National Art Center, Tokyo,
Special Exhibition Gallery 1E
7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558
Organized by The National Art Center, Tokyo; The Asahi Shimbun Company; Nippon Television Network Corporation; NTV EVENTS Inc.; Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan; Japan Arts Council
With the sponsorship of Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
Special Cooperation with khara, Inc. ; GroundWorks: ; Non-Profit Organization Anime Tokusatsu Archive Centre (ATAC)



(tax included)
General 2,100 yen (Adults), 1,400 yen (College students), 1,000 yen (High school students)
  • 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.
  • It has been decided that there will not be free entrance days for high school students for this exhibition.
  • In order to ease congestion, an Advance Reservation System for "specified date/time tickets" has been implemented. For more information regarding tickets, please visit the ticket page on the exhibition website. (These services are only available in Japanese.)
  • 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 current exhibition at The National Art Center, Tokyo; Suntory Museum of Art; or Mori Art Museum (Art Triangle Roppongi). Please show the ticket stub at the "HIDEAKI ANNO EXHIBTION" exhibition ticket booth.
  • Students, faculty and staff, of “Campus Members”, can view this exhibition for 1,200 yen (students) and 1,900 yen (faculty/staff). Please purchase tickets at the "HIDEAKI ANNO EXHIBTION" exhibition ticket booth.
  • 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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