“Aniera Festa” was held annually in September since 2017, but was cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The event changed its name to “Nagano Animera Festa” and will hold the event prioritizing safety, by following the guidelines given by the government and under the limitation and cooperation provided by Nagano Pref.
The key visual for this year is designed by Yoneyama Mai, an illustrator from Nagano who is known for drawing the “Neon Genesis Evangelion” apparel brand “RADIO EVA”, the design director for “Kill la Kill”, the character designer for “Kizunaever”, and ending movie direction and design director for “Darlin in the Franx”.
She designed the visual for the theme, “After the rain”.
“Nagano Aniera Festa” will be held on September 18 and 19, 2021 at Komaba Park in Saku City, Nagano Pref.
The advanced lottery and the 1st announcement will be held at Ticket Pia at noon of June 25.
Nagano Aniera Festa Committee Leader-Kobayashi Shou
“We will do Aniera Festa”.
It took more than a year to say just one sentence. The pandemic has not ended even after a year, and I believe many people are still struggling.
While such a difficult situation continues, after thinking about what I can do as a person in the position to provide something “fun”, we made the number of visitors into half of what we usually accept to prioritize safety, and we will hold the event for 2 days to reduce the risks.
There will be new rules added to the event this year. There are many things that are different from the previous years. I believe these changes will cause a lot of troubles for you.
Even with the changes, I wanted to see the faces of anime and pop culture lovers under the sky of Shinshu. I kept thinking about how to make this happen, and the result came in the form of this event.
We repeatedly ask you to do the best care against the virus and please, please follow the rules of Nagano Aniera Festa 2020 to 2021.
Under the increasing regulations, the tasks that each staff should do is also increasing. You can imagine that the staff is overloaded with checking whether there is enough social distance, everyone is wearing masks throughout the event, whether an audience is eating food at designated places, etc…If the audience follow the rules, the work of the staff will be reduced.
Care by individual participants is important. If one breaks the rules, it will negatively affect not only Nagano Aniera Festa, but also future events that are scheduled. It will make no one happy. If a participant cannot follow the rules after multiple warnings, we will strictly react to the misbehavior. Please, please follow the rules so that everyone can enjoy the event safely.
There will be wonderful performances by artists. I am already excited even today.
I believe 2 days at Nagano Aniera Festa 2020 to 2021 will be the best experience, and I swear to myself that I will make it to the best. However, this cannot be accomplished by myself. So please, let’s make the 2 days wonderful together . Let’s make it the best.
Finally, I wish the pandemic to end as soon as possible, and I want to thank all medical workers, who work all day long to support our life.
Never stop having fun.
Because the moment you do is the moment life isn’t worth living anymore.