Yokosuka Shenmue Animation Commemoration Project
In this project in Yokosuka, Shenmue shops will feature exhibitions of valuable anime and game materials and offer shopping promotions.
Gacha gacha vending machines will offer memorabilia of famous scenes from the animation.
In addition, online visitors can enjoy digital material from virtual Gacha gacha vending machines on their browsers.
A prize drawing will be held to give away great gifts.
Please note the project will be organized into 3 different phases, each with different novelties and exhibition materials. Please take this opportunity to enjoy the world of “Shenmue the Animation”
|Date||Saturday, 23 April – Sunday, 26 June 2022|
Phase 1: Saturday, 23 April – Friday, 13 May
Phase 2: Saturday, 14 May – Friday, 3 June
Phase 3: Saturday, 4 June – Sunday, 26 June
|Contact us||Tourism Division, Culture, Sports and Tourism Department, Yokosuka City|
＜Yokosuka Anime Pilgrimage Map＞
To commemorate the anime adaptation, an “Animation Version” will be distributed on 7 April, which introduces locations featured in the anime.
“Anime Japan 2022” will be previewed at the Anime Tourism Association booth at Anime Japan 2022, one of the world’s largest anime events, taking place from March 26th to 27th.
Please come and visit us.
Distribution points from April 7 : Yokosuka Tourist Information Centre / Dobuita Station / Yokosuka City Tourist Section / Keikyu Yokosuka Chuo Station Tourist Rack
＜Opening distribution event＞
To celebrate this project, we will have a live broadcast on YouTube in cooperation with IGN Japan, welcoming several special guests.
Date of streaming: Friday, April 29, 2022 (public holiday) 18:00- (TBD)
Guests: Masaya Matsukaze (Ryo Basuki), Yu Suzuki (YS NET), Yu Kiyozono (Telecom Animation Film)
MC: Clave Esra (game writer for IGN Japan)
Profile of performers
Masaya Matsukaze: Voice actor from Aoni Productions
Main representative works:
Gaelio in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans,
Valtom in Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion,
Saiko Metori in the Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
Colt in Attack on Titan,Ren Ichimoku in Hell Girl.
Yu Suzuki: Representative director of YS NET.
A legend in the gaming world who has led the industry with innovative games.
His many hit titles include “Hang-On”, “Space Harrier”, “Virtua Fighter”, and “Shenmue”.
Yu Kiyozono: President of Telecom Animation Film. Producer.
Formerly worked for TMS Entertainment before assuming his current position.
Has worked on “Lupin the 3rd Part V”, “Lupin the 3rd” series, and “Blue Thermal”.
Chief producer of the film “Shenmue the Animation”.
MC: Clave Esra
Born 30 April 1987 in the Netherlands
Game writer for IGN Japan
This game writer came to Japan as a child and is an enthusiastic fan of “Shenmue”.
8 stores on Dobuita Street
Background paintings of Yokosuka from the animes and character setting materials from the game will be exhibited in the shops on Dobuita street.
The exhibited items will change at the end of each exhibition period.
Shops participating in the exhibition of materials:
Dobuita Station / Mikasa vol.2 / Daisho sewing machine embroidery shop / Honey Bee / Hanamatsu Yokosuka Chuo shop / Ship Mania Yokosuka / Kakita / Mikasa Cafe (in no particular order)