For the 14th time as an N.P.O. (Non Profit Organization) Stichting Promotie Japanse Popcultuur (J-POP Foundation) proudly presents "Anime 2013: To Udder Worlds", the oldest annual Japanese animation, film and culture festival of the Netherlands. As the title already suggests, this year, aside from the latest and greatest Anime from Japan, we will be focusing on films and series sporting a fitting theme and closely related subjects, which should be something else!
When, where and how
Anime 2013 will be held from Friday the 31st of May till Sunday 2nd of June 2013, at World Forum The Hague, The Netherlands. Tickets might not be available at the door. We have a fixed limit regarding visitor capacity and we can't be certain that we can offer tickets at the door, so please pre-register as soon as possible using the online ticket booth. For more instructions about pre-registering and buying tickets online, click here. At some point, the ticket pre-sale period will end. At the door sales, at this time, can not be confirmed.
Officially we will open our doors on Friday at 14.00 hrs. In order to start enjoying the event on Friday, you need to have a Whole Weekend or Friday Only ticket, or you can try to buy one at the door. On Saturday, the festival welcomes it’s Saturday Only visitors at 10.00 hrs and on Sunday, for our Sunday Only visitors at 9.00 hrs. We expect it to be crowded at these times. So please be patient while waiting. We are doing our utmost to facilitate the speediest queue processing as is humanly possible. Please have your tickets at the ready when proceeding to the entrance. Friday and Saturday Only visitors need to vacate the festival before 23.00 hrs. For our Whole Weekend and Sunday Only visitors, the festival ends on Sunday 16.00 hrs. It would be very much appreciated if people would volunteer to help clean up afterwards!
Why this theme?
Every year the staff struggles to come up with an 'original' theme. This year was no exception. We needed to choose a subject that offered at least a reasonable amount of showable material and should be mainstream enough to be interesting to a reasonable group of our visitors. As the regular visitor knows, the theme is used for only a part of the video program. There are plenty of other genres available for the visitors that don’t like the programming the theme might suggest we are showing, We endeavour to make sure that nobody will be bored!
If you are familiar with our events (if not, there is plenty of information available on this site), you might know that Anime 2013 is not just about animation and film. We also offer various (pop)cultural events like a game room with the latest console games, a dealer room with the latest goods, and last but not least, several cultural events. Please check the events pages for further details. For hotel information and how to book an arrangement check the appropriate page. If you can't find it yourself, try the "search" feature of this website.