As you SHOULD know, Hyper Japan is going to be held at the O2 in July. This festival is going to be the best yet because it is going to be diverse, bigger and exciting!
ALL-NEW TRIO OF J-BARS
This year for the first time, HYPER JAPAN Festival will be providing visitors with an exciting trio of “J-Bars”! These bars will offer an array of soft drinks, authentic sparkling and yuzu sakes, as well as refreshing Japanese beer.
What’s more, these hard-to-come-by refreshments can be enjoyed in different locations around the venue. Say ‘cheers’ with a cheeky round of Kirin beer out in the sunshine on our HYPER terrace, or savour some choice sake alongside tasty morsels from our Eat-Japan Food Court. You can even sip at your preferred Japanese drink whilst appreciating the amazing musical acts on our HYPER Live stage.
HYPER Live Area
This summer’s event will feature the first live concert house in HYPER JAPAN history, where an unmissable line-up of Japanese artists will perform over the weekend. Prominent among them are video game and cosplay-loving idol group Dempagumi.inc, and anime music singer Eir Aoi of “Sword Art Online” and “Kill la Kill” fame. Tokyo Girls’ Style, LOST ASH, TOMOCA, Heisei Kotohime, VANIRU, ILU GRACE, Less than Love, Die Milch and May J add their talent to this all-star musical guest list. Onstage entertainment will also be provided by dance troupe Takarabune, comedians Mukoangie and swordplay masters Katanaya-Ichi. In our HYPER Theatre, former Studio Ghibli illustrator and Godzilla expert Kihara Hirokatsu, esteemed anime director Kobun Shizuno and other famed members of Japan’s anime industry will be giving seminars on their respective fields of expertise, while Japan Anima(tor’s) Exhibition will screen a top selection of short anime films.
HYPER Game and Anime Park
This year, our HYPER Game and Anime Park will be packed with Japanese pop culture activities and goodies, including: video games, anime and manga, character merchandise and other otaku favourites. Gaming giants such as Nintendo will offer visitors the chance to play titles starring their world-famous characters, while cosplay fans can enjoy the thriving cosplay community and CosParade shows taking place on our Festival Stage.
In Collaboration with JAPAN NIGHT, VAMPS, [Alexandros], OKAMATO’s and Ling tosite sigure.
This year, HYPER JAPAN will be teaming up with JAPAN NIGHT, a J-rock event which showcases Japanese artists around the world! On the evenings of Friday 10th and Saturday 11th July, rock bands VAMPS, [Alexandros], OKAMOTO’S and Ling tosite sigure will play at indigo at The O2. HYPER JAPAN visitors can purchase tickets at a special discount price!
We will update you on more news when we get it... It's clear to say that this year we are in for a treat!!