The EJ Anime Museum at Tokorozawa Sakura Town has opened up the third floor of the Kadokawa Culture Museum to host the Newtype 35th-anniversary Anime Chronicle Exhibition.
The first part of the event started on November 6, 2020, and will run until December 10, 2020. The second part of the event will start on December 11, 2020, and will run until the last day of the event on January 17, 2021.
Newtype is a monthly magazine published by Kadokawa Shoten and was first launched on March 8, 1985, with its April issue, and has since then it has had a regular release on the 10th of every month in Japan.
The name of the magazine comes from the “Newtypes” in the Universal Century timeline of the Gundam series, specifically Mobile Suit Gundam (1979) and its sequel Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (1985). Newtype magazine launched a week after Zeta Gundam began airing on March 2, 1985. – Source: Wikipedia
The Newtype 35th-anniversary Anime Chronicle Exhibition showcases various works of past and present issues. The event also displays rare materials and illustrations. The exhibition features 6 different sections. You are only allowed to take pictures in sections 4, 5, and 6.
- Monthly Newtype exhibit was dedicated to showcasing works of past and present issues. This part of the exhibit featured various original drawings, sketches, and setting materials.
- Newtype Press featured a column corner featuring active creators focusing on directors Mamoru Hosoda (The Boy and the Beast, Summer Wars, The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki) and Makoto Shinkai (Your Name., 5 Centimeters Per Second, Weathering With You). This area exhibited past interviews, articles, and production materials of their works.
- Works related to Mamoru Nagano (The Five Star Stories, Gothicmade: Hana no Utame). Mamoru Nagano’s The Five Star Stories has been serialized in the monthly Newtype since 1986. Materials related to the series was showcased here.
- The future of anime is an area dedicated to thinking about the future of anime. People in the anime industry talk about “What will happen to anime 35 years from now?”
- Newtype express is dedicated to sharing the latest information on anime from the upcoming winter anime season and information on various featured works.
- A shop corner dedicated to pleasure any anime fan.
The exhibition has a normal entry ticket and a limited ticket that includes a postcard set. For a limited time, if you are lucky enough you can get a picture ticket and bookmark set at entry while the promotion lasts.
The Newtype express area featured all Newtype covers from March 8, 1985, to the current September 2020 issue on display.
Here’s a look at some of the goods the shop had for sale.
Make sure to check out the Newtype 35th-anniversary Anime Chronicle Exhibition official website and the special promotional video below.
I’m Jake Caprino, who is more commonly known by the online alias Swaps4. I’m a business owner based in Japan. I enjoy writing about anime, video games, and bits & pieces of Japanese culture.