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Tokyo Anime Fair 2010 Suffers Impact of Tokyo's Amended Regulations 91 companies pull out of fair, leaving only 153 left participating.
The executive committee of the Tokyo Anime Fair, slated to be held in March, announced on the 25th that the number of exhibitors this year has dwindled to 153, after 91 companies pulled out. In retaliation against the amendments to the Healthy Upbringing of Youths Law that regulate the sale of explicit manga and anime, companies canceled their participation one after another beginning from December when the amendments were announced.
According to the committee, there are 125 local companies expected to be at the exhibition, alongside 28 foreign companies. Due to the decrease in the number of exhibitors, the forecasted earnings for the event have decreased by ¥110,000,000 against the initial forecasts.
In response to the amended regulations, the "Comic 10 Society" consisting of Kodansha and Shogakukan, amongst others, declared that they would not take part in the fair. The executive committee said, "There are complaints from participating companies that if the Comic 10 Society does not revoke that declaration, exhibiting on Public Day (the day where the general public may attend) will be difficult."
Some companies that have announced that they are not participating, such as Kadokawa Shoten, are slated to hold their own private event in a different venue on the same day as the Tokyo Anime Fair on March 26th and 27th.original source
Second Edition of Anime/Manga Recipe Book on Sale 91 companies pull out of fair, leaving only 153 left participating.
Media Factory has released "Fantasy Cuisine Book 2" (Yanagita Rikao, Kentarou & Kondou Yutaka), it is selling at ¥630 per book.
Yanagita Rikao of "Fantasy Cuisine Book" and chef Kentarou seriously consider the cuisine that appears in anime and manga, which they have dubbed "Animeshi" (Anime + meshi, where meshi = food). The book revives and shares the recipes for these Animeshi and debate about various things such as "What ingredients in the Giant Stew affect one's life!?" (from Doraemon), "The Mizu Mizu Meat that Luffy and gang love is actually smoked!?" (from ONE PIECE)... The book also comes with a DVD in which Kentarou cooks up a storm and recreates the Animeshi in real life. There are 16 dishes covered in the book, including Satsuki's lunchbox from My Neighbour Totoro, Chiaki-sensei's charmed food in Nodame Cantabile and so on.
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