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  • Tokyo Character Show 2000

    Event
    Tokyo Character Show 2000
    Location
    Makuhari Messe
    Date
    2000.07.22 - 2000.07.23
    Time
    10:00 - 18:00, 10:00 - 17:00
    Cost
    1000 yen (in advance)
    1200 yen (at the door)
    • Event report version 0.4 by Hitoshi Doi, 2000.07.25

    The third (?) Tokyo Character Show took place on July 22 and 23, 2000 at the Makuhari Messe (halls 9 and 10). Just as with the Tokyo Game Show, Digi Chara Festival, etc.. there were many seiyuu events on the main stage and the various vendor booths.

    There were also many goods on sale, and most of the people were there for that. There were LONG lines at some of the popular booths, like Broccoli and Kodansha, and some of them had 4 hour waits. Of course the line to get into the TCS was worse.. So many people had camped out overnight for this that even if you went on the first train in the morning, around 5:00, there were thousands of people in front of you. It was very HOT waiting in line outside for 4 hours.

    Since I went to watch the seiyuu events, I didn't have time to buy any goods. (^_^;

    The schedule of the main stage was as follows.

    7/22
    11:30 - 12:10 Starbows stage (Morikubo Shoutarou)
    12:30 - 13:10 Kira Kira Melody Gakuen live
    13:30 - 14:10 Newtype 15th Anniversary event
    14:30 - 15:10 Elf Animation Song File (Appu Appu, Okamoto Hikari, Adachi Mari)
    15:30 - 16:10 Fill Up Horipro (Ace File, Metamo. P-Chiks)
    16:30 - 17:10 Love Hina stage (Yonekura Chihiro, Ueda Yuuji, Kurata Masayo)
    7/23
    11:30 - 12:10 Sailor Moon musical
    12:30 - 13:10 Newtype auction stage
    13:30 - 14:10 Kira Kira Melody Gakuen live
    14:30 - 15:10 Fill Up Horipro (Ace File, P-Chiks)
    15:30 - 16:30 Di Gi Charat live/Prism Palette audition

    There were also many seiyuu and idol events at the vendor booths. Some of them were as follows.

    Banpresto
    7/22, 7/23 Kira Kira Melody Gakuen
    Chara Ani
    7/22 13:30 Nyokki (Mieno Hitomi, Kobayashi Yumiko)
    Dream Japan
    7/22 15:30 Triangle Session (Yamamoto Maria, Enomoto Atsuko)
    Kadokawa Shoten
    7/22 12:00 Bomb! Bomb! Voice (Kawasumi Ayako)
    7/22 13:00 D.N.Angel (Hoshi Souichirou, Imai Yuka, Okiayu Ryoutarou, Yamamoto Maria)
    7/22 13:30 Newtype Song on Stage (Miki Shinichirou, Kawasumi Ayako, Ishikawa Hideo, Kasahara Rumi)
    7/22 16:00 Bomb! Bomb! Voice (Kuwashima Houko)
    7/23 13:00 Radio Muu (Enomoto Atsuko, Nishimura Chinami)
    7/23 15:00 Vandred (Kakazu Yumi)
    Kodansha
    7/22 14:00 Link Link Link
    7/22 15:00 Aa Megami-sama (Inoue Kikuko, Hisakawa Aya, Touma Yumi)
    7/22 16:00 Miami Guns (Toyoguchi Megumi, Tanaka Rie)
    7/23 13:00 Aa Megami-sama (Inoue Kikuko, Hisakawa Aya, Touma Yumi)
    7/23 14:00 Link Link Link
    7/23 15:00 Miami Guns (Tamura Yukari, Tanaka Rie)

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