Fresh off the insanity of DesignerCon, we now look eastward to the first ever Tokyo Comic Con which will be held at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba, Japan from December 2nd through the 4th. As with other Comic Cons, the Tokyo show promises to be a celebration of pop culture and collectibles from mainstream to art centric. With noted celebs including Stan Lee and Jeremy Renner as invited guests and exhibitions of movie props from Batman, Terminator and more, Hollywood will be will represented.
Beyond blockbusters, Tokyo Comic Con will showcase indie artists and designers. While we’re waiting on the official exhibitor list, we know that Art Toys will be rep’d with live mural painting from featured artist kaNO and releases from Tomenosuke, ToyQube, Blackbook Toy, Unbox, Yamakichi-Ya, Uamou, The Skull Toys, Shon, Banana Virus, Dril One, Tokyo Jesus, and Mirock Toy. With his love for art toys and Sci-Fi films, Tomenosuke’s Shinji Nakako is working behind-the-scenes to help make the show a success.
Look for more in-depth news leading up to the convention. Plus, we’re amped that Vinyl Pulse will be making the trip to Tokyo for complete coverage, from setup through all three days of fun.