Two full days of Niigata City being covered in manga and anime!

GataFes (the Niigata Anime and Manga Festival) is a festival held in Niigata City, home to a great number of many manga artists and anime creators.

In 2010, Niigata’s big three manga and anime events - the Niigata Manga Competition Festival, the Niigata International Anime and Manga Festival, and the Cosplay GataKet (massive cosplay photography event) - started off simply by being held around the same time but since 2013 they all fall under the new moniker “GataFes.”

There are stages for popular voice actors and anime song singers, art exhibitions, a line-up of itasha (vehicles wrapped in character decals), a cosplay parade, and other events that take over the Bandai, Furumachi, and Hakusan areas of the city as we present Niigata as a city of manga and anime.

GataFes Vol.10(The 10th Annual Niigata Anime and Manga Festival)Event Outline

WhenSaturday, October 12nd and Sunday, October 13rd, 2019

Furumachi, Hakusan, Bandai Areas

SponsorsThe Niigata Anime and Manga Festival Committee
(Which consists of: The City of Niigata, Japan Animation & Manga College JAMGataKet (Niigata Fan Comic Market) Executive OfficeNiigata Manga Competition CommitteeGodHand Tools
Free(some events have a fee)