Animate Ikebukuro Gets Guinness World Record Certification as Largest Anime Store


The Guinness World Record stands as the foremost authority in documenting achievements both remarkable and whimsical. Ranging from the monumental feats witnessed at the Olympics to the delightful frivolity of constructing towering house of cards, the organization meticulously catalogs human accomplishments, captivating audiences worldwide.

Animate Ikebukuro

Across the globe, individuals and businesses alike eagerly seek innovative avenues to etch their names into the annals of Guinness World Records. Among them stands Animate Ltd., a prominent entity in Japan’s anime industry, proudly unveiling their Ikebukuro establishment as the largest anime shop in the world.

Anime News Network translated the tweet:

The challenge announcement for “Animate Ikebukuro Main Store” Guinness World Records ™ will be delivered! We will invite guests Shōta Aoi and MC Neki Matsuzawa to announce the Guinness World Records results. Come watch on 3/17 from 15:00~ [Japan time] on the Animate Times official YouTube channel.

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News of Animate Ikebukuro’s ambitious endeavor broke on February 28 through the store’s official Twitter account. With anticipation mounting, the establishment promptly submitted its claim to the Guinness World Record authorities.

After careful deliberation, a definitive ruling was delivered by a Guinness World Record adjudicator on March 17. To commemorate this historic moment, Animate Ikebukuro orchestrated a ceremonial affair at the Animate Ikebukuro Animate Theater, commencing at 3:00 p.m.

The event boasted an illustrious lineup including renowned voice actor Shōta Aoi, esteemed announcer Neki Matsuzawa, Animate Ltd. CEO Jun Fujiki, Animate Ikebukuro Manager Tomoyuki Noichi, and a representative from Guinness World Records.

The timing of this prestigious recognition couldn’t have been more serendipitous, coinciding with Animate Ikebukuro’s one-year anniversary since its grand reopening. Thus, the Guinness World Record achievement not only signifies a triumph for the brand but also serves as the crowning glory of its anniversary celebrations.

Fortunately, enthusiasts worldwide were able to partake in the festivities remotely, as the entire ceremony was livestreamed on the official Animate Times YouTube channel.

Stay tuned for more exciting anime updates!

Source: ANN


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