The Connichi is an annual, three-day anime convention organized by the Animexx association. It is the largest fully voluntary anime and manga event in the German-speaking world and has been held in the Kongress Palais in Kassel since 2003 .
The number of visitors rose from approx. 1,500 in 2002 to approx. 12,000 in 2006. A total of 13,500 visitors were stated for 2007 and 14,300 for 2008. An extension of the town hall, the so-called colonnade, enabled strong growth to 25,000 visitors in 2014. In 2019, as in the previous year, 27,000 visitors visited the event.
The program of Connichi includes among others a Japanese festival with fireworks, "Bring and Buy" (flea market), exhibitor and distributor areas, a market for Focus, Go - and trading cards regions as well as numerous competitions (the oldest German Anime Music Video - Competition, cosplay , doujinshi , video games, noodle slurping competition, poetry slam etc.). In addition, visitors have the opportunity to attend lectures and workshops on various topics from the anime and manga scene (e.g. cosplay, photography, drawing, dubbing ) and Japanese culture (e.g. origami , Japanese tea ceremony , calligraphy , topics of the Japanese Studies or Japanese Language ).
German and Japanese artists and show groups will perform on both stages. In addition, guests of honor from Japan, Germany and other countries take part in discussions and autograph sessions.
Since 2005 the Connichi has also been the venue for the German preliminary round of the international cosplay competition World Cosplay Summit , the final of which is held and broadcast annually in Nagoya .
The public city hall garden , which connects to the Connichi event area, can be visited without an admission ticket. Many disguised visitors meet here. In order to be able to enjoy the program offered in the town hall, the inner courtyard and in the rose garden (this is where the Matsuri takes place), visitors must purchase tickets in advance or on site from the day ticket.
Previous guests of honor
Connichi 2019 (September 6-8, 2019)
Anime: Taku Kishimoto
Cosplay: December Wynn, Astarohime
Music: FLOW , Minichestra
Other: Super Eyepatch Wolf
Connichi 2018 (September 7th - 9th, 2018)
Anime: Seiji Kishi, Makoto Uezu, Tomohisa Taguchi, Nao Hirasawa, Yoshinari Asai + Hiroyuki Yamaga (Gainax)
Cosplay: Yuegene Fay, Cowbutt Crunchies
Music: Hitoshi Sakimoto, Benyamin Nuss , Mardelas
Others: Karasu, Christian Hanisch, Robert Weber
Connichi 2017 (September 22-24, 2017)
Manga: David Füleki , Nana Yaa, Gin and Ban Zarbo, Anna Backhausen & Sophie Schönhammer
Cosplay: TWIN Cosplay, Shiro & Shunske
Music: Mardelas, Chii Sakurabi
Others: Karasu, Patrick Rodriguez & Miles Luna (Rooster Teeth)
Connichi 2016 (September 16-18, 2016)
Music: Fubito Endo with Kurumi Fujioka, U-Ya Asaoka
Others: Takeshi Miyagawa, Utsumi Ikko & Yuta Toshihiro, Karasu and Kaneta Rena
Cosplay: Taeyon, Lenneth, Enji Night
Connichi 2015 (September 18-20, 2015)
Anime: Kazuhiro Soeta, Hiroyuki Yamaga, Shouji Saeki
Manga: Rihito Takarai, Jasmin Puschacher, Anna Hollmann
Music: angela, Kazuya Sato and Chie Hanawa
Other: Takeshi Miyagawa
Cosplay: Reika, TaeYeon and Elffi
Connichi 2014 (September 12-14, 2014)
Manga: You Higuri , Kazihiko Shimamoto (Gainax) Music: Kaori Oda, Nagareda Project, Toni Clark, Naoko Kikuchi and Yūta Toshihiro Voice actors : Asami Sanada, Sabine Bohlmann, Ulrike Jenni, René Dawn-Claude, Anette Potempa Others: Takamasa Sakurai
Connichi 2013 (September 13-15, 2013)
Anime: Yasuhiro Irie, Hiroyuki Yamaga + NOIR (Gainax), Yoshinori Asao (Kichijôji Tron) Manga: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Music: Nagareda Project, Shuhei Kita, Takayoshi Tanimoto, Hiroshi Kubo and Yūta Toshiheasure Others: Akira Yamaguchi and Guilt
Connichi 2012 (September 7th - 9th, 2012)
Anime: Mamoru Yokota, Yasuhiro Irie, Studio GAINAX: Hiroyuki Yamaga Manga: Ayano Yamane and Hinako Takanaga Music: Faylan, Yoko Ishida, Chihiro Yonekura and Naoko Kikuchi Voice actors : Toru Furuya Others: Naoko Kikuchi, Yayaa Han and Mona I. Thren
Connichi 2011 (September 16-18, 2011)
Anime: Michihiko Suwa (Yomiuri TV), Osamu Kobayashi, Studio GAINAX: Hiroyuki Yamaga Music: May'n, Kouhei Tanaka and Cécile Corbel Others: Kumiko Uehara and Akinori Isobe Voice actors : Kaya Matsutani
Connichi 2010 (September 10-12, 2010)
Other : Kumiko Uehara Anime:
Connichi 2009 (September 18-20, 2009)
Anime: Manga: Robert Labs Music Anime: : BACK-ON and Gothika
Connichi 2008 (September 12-14, 2008)
Connichi 2007 (September 7th - 9th 2007)
Voice actors : Nobuyuki Hiyama and Tetsuya Kakihara
Connichi 2006 (September 15-17, 2006)
Manga: Makoto Tateno Music: Toru Tanabe
Voice actors : Yukari Fukui and David Turba
Connichi 2005 (September 16-18, 2005)
Anime: Studio GAINAX : Kazuhiro Takamura and Hiroyuki Yamaga
Manga: So-Young Lee and Sanami Matoh Music: dream and Toru Tanabe
Connichi 2004 (September 10-12, 2004)
Connichi 2003 (September 5-7, 2003)
Anime: Yasuhiro Takeda + Hiroyuki Yamaga ( Gainax )
Connichi 2002 (May 3-5, 2002)
- Among angels and devils. on: HNA Online. September 15, 2008.
- 18,000 Manga fans at Connichi in Kassel. on: Bild.de
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- 25,000 Manga fans in the Kongress Palais Kassel. (No longer available online.) In: Website of the Kongress Palais. Archived from the original on November 12, 2014 ; Retrieved November 12, 2014 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- NH-J: Connichi 2018 review: Mythical creatures enchant Kassel anew. Accessed November 19, 2018 (German).
- 27,000 visitors came to the Connichi manga fair in Kassel. September 9, 2019, accessed December 23, 2019 .
- Connichi 2020 has been canceled. In: anime2you.de. April 20, 2020, accessed April 20, 2020 .
- Connichi 2019 - advance sales start on January 26th! - Connichi 2020. Accessed December 4, 2019 (German).
- Connichi archive. Retrieved November 19, 2018 .