Tokyo’s own self-expressive subculture paradise, Harajuku, is getting it’s own Digimon Museum for a limited-time, from May 3rd to May 14th, 2017. Announced Tuesday, the event will take place at the Laforet Museum Harajuku and will be focused largely on the animated series that began in 1999. There’s going to be a bunch of limited-edition merchandise available, as well as some really cool photo opportunities at the event.
Based on an interactive line of toys of the same name, the Digimon animated series originally aired in March, 1999. It was a global phenomenon, taking on the likes of other smash-hit Japanese franchises at the time, such as Pokémon, which essentially controlled the market at that point. Over the course of 18 years, the franchise would go on to spawn an expansive list of video game spin-offs, manga and films. This in theory means there should be no shortage of content to put on display at the museum come it’s opening day.
Advance tickets for the museum will become available from April 8, priced at 1,500 yen for adults and 1,000 yen for students. If you miss out on an advance purchase though, you’ll be paying roughly 300 yen more. There will also be a limited amount of tickets available for purchase that will include character goods, ranging from 2,500 yen to 3,000 yen. The full list of information can be found below:
Digimon Adventure: The Real World
Duration: May 3 – May 14, 2017
Venue: Laforet Museum Harajuku (Laforet Harajuku 6F)
Operating Hours: 11:00 – 21:00
Advanced Tickets: Adult – 1,500 yen, Student – 1,000 yen
Door Tickets: Adult – 1,800 yen, Student – 1,300 yen
Further information on the museum event is available via the official website, here.