Suginami Anime Museum, Japan

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You’ve closeted yourself away to watch Akira, Ghost in the Shell and countless other classic Japanese animations. But given the opportunity, could you make anime worth watching?

Tokyo’s Suginami Animation Museum gives visitors the opportunity to find out, with a well-equipped anime workplace, the latest digital production technology, an exhaustive library and exhibitions, small cinema and, for serious fans, workshops with and talks by the experts themselves. Other gimmicks include a dubbing booth where you can be a voice actor for one of your favourite anime characters.

The district of Suginami-ku is nicknamed anime town, on account of the many animation companies based there. So it’s an appropriate location for the world’s first and only anime museum.

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