New Anime Museum Opens In Tokyo

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Iconic anime studio Toei Animation is opening a new museum later this month. It’s located in Tokyo and called Toei Animation Museum.

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Toei, of course, is responsible for the One Piece, Dragon Ball, Galaxy Express 999, Mazinger Z and Sailor Moon anime shows.

At the museum’s various exhibits, visitors can learn how anime is made and check out original drawings and animation cells.

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The museum is currently in a preview, but will officially open to the general public on July 28. Below are maps, showing how to get there.

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A special Pretty Cure exhibit is being held from the opening.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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ThePalmtopTiger
The Palmtop Tiger

This seems kind of, I don’t know, cheap? A carpet, some ottomans, a ball pit, 100 yen paper ornaments, and a series of cardboard cutouts. Meh.