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DoKomi anime convention Düsseldorf

DoKomi anime convention Düsseldorf

Jun 08, 2019Jun 09, 2019
Dusseldorf

DoKomi anime convention Düsseldorf

DoKomi is an annual anime convention in Düsseldorf. This two-day fan convention features Japanese movies, video games, characters and merchandise. Last year, the festival welcomed 45.000 visitors and this year is set to attract even more.

It is the biggest and most popular anime event in Germany. Since Düsseldorf has one of the largest Japanese communities in Europe, a festival of this type and size seems only natural. For this year's DoKomi, the 11th edition of the event, the theme is "Retro". 

Celebrating Japanese pop culture in Düsseldorf

For two days in June, DoKomi brings you an impressive variety of activities that set it apart from other conventions of its kind! Celebrating the promotion of Japanese pop culture, or J-Pop, it is the second-largest Japan-related event in Germany after Japan Day

So many events to choose from at DoKomi

You will not have a chance to get bored at DoKomi, as there will be karaoke, talks, workshops, lectures, concerts, food and drinks, speed dating, a pub quiz, an animation workshop for aspiring anime artists, food tasting and even prop-making!

Costumes and cosplay at DoKomi

There will be all sorts of activities centred around costumes, whether you buy, borrow or make costumes yourself. You can also get tips on how to pose better for photos, to bring out the best of your costume, and how to take better portraits with limited time.

Cosplay Ball

The term “cosplay” originated in Japan in the 1980s, inspired by conventions like this one. The special costume party, the Cosplay Ball, is one of the highlights of DoKomi and the theme for the evening is “In a Galaxy far, far away.“ It takes place on Saturday, June 8, 7pm-2am.

J-Rave

Party like there’s no tomorrow with fantastic electro-pop DJs who’ll be spinning Japanese rave music on Saturday, June 8, 8.30pm-12am. Note that this event takes place at the same time as the Cosplay Ball, so visitors will have to choose wisely between the two!

DoKomi opening times

  • Saturday, June 8: 10am-8pm
  • Sunday, June 9: 10am-6pm

Buy your AnimeCon tickets now

Buy your DoKomi tickets online on the event website. Tickets are free for children under the age of seven, and children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.