AnimeJapan is the largest anime convention in Japan, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world. However, with the outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the Japanese government has proposed the cancellation of all large-scale events in the country. And with that, the Anime Japan staff is complying with the proposal, meaning the upcoming event is now unfortunately cancelled.

The event was supposed to happen at the Tokyo Big Sight from March 21-24. However, the cancellation has put a damper on things, as many fans were expecting some big anime announcements during the event. They will begin offering refunds for admission tickets starting March 6, 2020.

AnimeJapan 2020 is just the latest in a string of big events cancelling because of the outbreak. These include the 14th Annual Seiyuu Awards, as well as Japan’s largest Cosplay event, the Nippombashi Street Festa. Several anime have also delayed an episode over virus concerns, and they include Infinite Dendogram and A Certain Scientific Railgun T.

The concerns are growing ever serious, as it even threatens the Olympics.

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