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Anime Cel, Art Archive Anime Tokyo to Open in Ikebukuro

Anime Cel, Production Art Archive to Open in IkebukuroA new facility aimed at preserving cels and other anime production materials will open in October in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The facility, called Anime Tokyo Station or just Anime Tokyo, will “promote the recognition of anime culture and industry,” reports Comic Natalie.

Aside from archiving historical anime materials, it’ll also feature workshops and exhibitions aimed at visitors.

A pre-opening reception for the facility was attended by the likes of voice actors Miina Tominaga and Koichi Yamadera, as well as Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike. Koike remarked that she hopes “hope to make [Anime Tokyo] a place where people can come together and foster their imaginations,” reports SoraNews.

Sounds great — but why did they choose such an ungoogleable name?

Anime Tokyo Station opens October 31.

Source: SoraNews

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.