Tokyo Animation Business Accelerator


Tokyo Animation Business Accelerator | Support for animation production companies aspiring to succeed in the international market

Tokyo Animation Business Accelerator:
Project Outline

Tokyo is home to a thriving animation industry, but much of its highly creative output is unknown outside of Japan.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government wants to change all that. And that's why we have been supporting the efforts of these very creative teams and promoting the Tokyo animation industry to join MIFA.

We can open the door to an entire rainbow of Tokyo talent that is not represented in the global animation market. Unique and technically outstanding, they have so much to offer. We do hope you'll take this chance to work with them!

Tokyo Animation Pitch Grand Prix: Outline

Results from the 18th of Feb, 2021

In the Tokyo Animation Pitch Grand Prix, participants showcased the advanced know-how and skills, that had acquired through a series of seminars and workshops.

Entrants competed for prize money and the opportunity to exhibit their animation work in overseas markets. The winning companies have now taken their first steps toward gaining global recognition.

Top Prize Winner

Name of Company Address Project/Production Title
JET SET GO LTD. Chuo-ku Republic of Cats

Prize Winners

Name of Company Address Project/Production Title
Kanaban Graphics, Ltd. Nakano-ku Papara & Anni
UK&M Limited Liability Company Komae-city Mariko's UK Sketchbook:A Japanese Expat's Experiences
Recommendation,inc Nishi-Tokyo-city The travel of Fu and Sasuke to the east

(Note) Companies are listed in the order of Japanese syllabary.

Our exhibitors in 2020

MIFA 2020 Tokyo Virtual Booth Outline

  • The venue (2019)
  • Territory Focus (2019)
  • Business meetings at exhibition booth (2019)
Exhibition: Marché international du film d'animation (MIFA)
Date: June 15-30, 2020 (16 days)
Location: Online exhibition on Annecy Festival website (
About MIFA Tokyo virtual booth: At MIFA 2020 online, In addition to exhibiting properties, the Tokyo Animation Business Accelerator facilitated business progress by arranging negotiations, offering pitch session support and more.
About Tokyo Pitch Session: Tokyo Metropolitan Government teamed again with MIFA 2020 to present its fifth Tokyo Pitch Session taking place online on Monday, June 15, 2020. Five celebrated Tokyo-based animation studios – Kanaban Graphics, Ltd., UrumaDelvi Studio, Ltd., CinemaLeap Inc. PICONA, Inc. and Alunite, Inc. – showcased their newest works at the pitch event.
About MIFA: MIFA2020 was held online in order to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus infection. MIFA supported the development of the global animation business while providing various programs like a virtual exchange platform, etc.

Approximately 2,100 companies, organizations and 4,130 participants from 90 countries and regions attended MIFA which ended successfully.