Jump Festa

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Jump Festa
Jump Festa Logo.png
Official logo of Jump Festa featuring its mascot Kaizo-kun.
Location(s) Tokyo
Country Japan
Inaugurated December 18, 1999; 18 years ago (1999-12-18)
Organized by Shueisha
Website www.jumpfesta.com

Jump Festa (Japanese: ジャンプフェスタ, Hepburn: Janpu Fesuta) is an annual party or exposition in Japan, all about manga and anime, sponsored by Shueisha, creator of the various Jump anthologies. The exposition was started in 1999,[1] and is held for two days in December with over 100,000 people attending every year.[2] New manga, anime, films, games, and merchandise are introduced during this event. The tradition is that of already existing material a special item or episode is produced and presented at the convention to prove the makers are not out of ideas and to experiment. Manga artists of popular current and former Jump series are often on hand, and many of them have panels where they answer questions. The festival's mascot is named Kaizo-kun (KAIZOくん) and was designed by Akira Toriyama.[3]

Although the focus of the event is around Shueisha's Jump properties, game designers, such as Bandai Namco Entertainment, Capcom, and Square Enix, have attended the event and announced new games and debuted trailers, gameplay footage, and game demos.[4][5][6]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten.
December 18–19, 1999 Tokyo Big Sight
Tokyo, Japan
December 20–21, 2003 Makuhari Messe
Tokyo, Japan
December 18–19, 2004 Makuhari Messe
Tokyo, Japan
December 17–18, 2005 Makuhari Messe
Tokyo, Japan
December 16–17, 2006 Makuhari Messe
Tokyo, Japan
December 22–23, 2007 Makuhari Messe
Tokyo, Japan
December 20–21, 2008 Makuhari Messe
Tokyo, Japan
December 19–20, 2009 Makuhari Messe
Tokyo, Japan
December 18–19, 2010 Makuhari Messe
Tokyo, Japan
165,625[7]
December 17–18, 2011 Makuhari Messe
Tokyo, Japan
163,000[8]
December 22–23, 2012 Makuhari Messe
Tokyo, Japan
December 21–22, 2013 Makuhari Messe
Tokyo, Japan
145,000[9]
December 20–21, 2014 Makuhari Messe
Tokyo, Japan
December 19–20, 2015 Makuhari Messe
Tokyo, Japan
December 17–18, 2016 Makuhari Messe
Tokyo, Japan
December 16-17, 2017 Makuhari Messe
Tokyo, Japan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "shonenjump.com". Facebook. Retrieved October 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ "創刊50周年「ジャンプ」伝説の元編集長が語る「鳥山明をめぐる社内政治」". Asahi Shimbun (in Japanese). February 17, 2018. Retrieved May 13, 2018. 
  3. ^ "ジャンプフェスタ今年も開催!オリジナルメニューなど販売". Natalie (in Japanese). September 12, 2011. Retrieved May 13, 2018. 
  4. ^ Romano, Sal (December 9, 2016). "Bandai Namco announces Jump Festa 2017 lineup". Gematsu. Retrieved January 22, 2017. 
  5. ^ Romano, Sal (November 9, 2016). "Capcom announces Jump Festa 2017 lineup". Gematsu. Retrieved January 22, 2017. 
  6. ^ Romano, Sal (November 29, 2016). "Square Enix announces Jump Festa 2017 lineup, includes Dragon Quest XI stage". Gematsu. Retrieved January 22, 2017. 
  7. ^ "165,625 Go to Jump Festa—More Than TGS, TAF's Public Days". Anime News Network. December 27, 2010. Retrieved January 22, 2017. 
  8. ^ "163,000 Attend Latest Jump Festa Event". Anime News Network. December 22, 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Jump Festa 2014 Reports 2-Day Attendance of 145,000". Anime News Network. December 28, 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2017. 

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