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Anime Festival Kassel - Programm


On this page, we have compiled the most frequently asked questions about the Anime Festival Kassel for you. We update this section regularly. If you still can't find an answer to your question, we look forward to hearing from you. You can reach us best by email at In urgent cases, you can also call us at +49 (0)30 530 27 212. Please note that we do not operate a hotline and there may occasionally be waiting times until someone is available.

Questions and Answers

The Anime Festival Kassel takes place from 27th to 29th October 2023. Please note that on Friday, 27th October, only the opening ceremony will be held - You can find the programme for the exclusive ceremony here. The main festival with its schedule and exhibitors opens on Saturday and Sunday. Further information on opening hours can be found here.
The Anime Festival Kassel will take place at the Kongress Palais. The address is Holger-Börner-Platz 1, 34119 Kassel. You can find more information about the location and directions here.
Tickets for the Anime Festival Kassel can only be purchased in advance online at If not all tickets are sold in advance, there will also be a box office on site. You can find more information about the tickets here.
The e-tickets for the Anime Festival are not nominative, but only valid for one person. Please note that each e-ticket can only be redeemed once on site, and you will receive a wristband & paper ticket for it. It is not possible to transfer the ticket to another person afterwards. Accompanying persons of severely disabled persons can switch with a multi-day ticket.
Look forward to a unique programme centred around Anime, Manga, Cosplay, and Japan with concerts, shows, Anime cinema, competitions, lectures, and much more. You can find the programme for the exclusive opening ceremony on Friday here. The detailed programme will be announced step by step here. You are also welcome to watch our YouTube Trailer..
Yes, there will be differences to Connichi. Please keep in mind that Anime Festival Kassel is a completely separate event. Although there will be many similarities, we cannot and will not be an exact copy of Connichi. We would like to point out that there is a scheduling conflict for 2023, due to which we will not be able to use the entire building. The colonnade wing (inner courtyard) has been rented to someone else, which means that we will not be able to reproduce the Matsuri in the known form, among other things. There is still a chance that we will get the complete building, but we have to plan without this part of the building for the time being. Although we are not starting from scratch, the Anime Festival Kassel will be a bit smaller. However, we will organize a great event with great guests of honor for 2023. If it goes well in 2023, the event in 2024 will be even better and so on!
We are just ordinary anime fans like you, who have taken it upon ourselves to promote anime and Japanese culture in the German-speaking area. We used to meet regularly at the Connichi in Kassel 15 years ago, which led to the founding of the Anime Kultur e.V. Although the Anime Kultur e.V. is based in Berlin, our members are scattered throughout Germany and Austria, and some members also come from the Kassel region. To carry out our projects more professionally and work better with our partners in Japan, we have founded the emania Media Service GmbH. But as we said, we are just ordinary anime fans who work 100% on a voluntary basis. We are happy about anyone who wants to become part of our association and support us.
We welcome any volunteer who wants to join our team - whether as an event helper on site or already in the organizational team. If you are interested, just write us an email to and tell us something about yourself. As an anime event consists of various areas, you can also let us know your favorite area. For example: cosplay, Japan, workshops, trading card games, gaming area, maid cafe, weapons check, exhibitors, marketing, social media, partner search, and much more.
The Kongress Palais has prepared a survey of possible hotels for the Anime Festival Kassel. The rooms have been reserved exclusively for the festival. But you are also welcome to book a hotel room on a portal of your choice.

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