We are Germany's biggest non-profit event for Japanese popculture. Our volunteer staff is made up of dedicated fans of anime and manga and connoisseurs of Japanese culture. Together we aim to bring Japan and Germany closer together. At Connichi you will be able to meet manga artists and animation industry veterans, enjoy band performances, cosplay-theatre troupes, internationally acclaimed competitions like WCS and ECG and many more "Things Japanese".
Friday: 14:00 - 00:30
Saturday: 10:00 - 00:30
Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
Friday: 12:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 14:00
Friday: 14:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30
The Connichi takes place annually in the Kongress Palace Kassel since 2003.
Kassel is located in the very heart of Germany and can be reached easily by public transportation from all directions. The ICE station and the main station are each less than a kilometer away from the Kongress Palais Kassel.
Address of the Location:
Kongress Palais Kassel - Stadthalle
Saturday tickets in our online store are already sold out. However, you will be able to buy a ticket for saturday at our box office as long as supply lasts.
There are still tickets available for Friday and Sunday until 1st August 2017 when we close our online store. After that, only the box office at the venue will hold a couple more single-day tickets at revised prices.
Any tickets ordered and paid for by 1 August 2017 will be send out by postal service around end-August.
For our english-language ticket sale system please click here.
Box Office Ticket Prices:
(all prices including VAT)
- Single Day Ticket for Friday or Sunday: 35,00 Euro.
- Single Day Ticket for Saturday: 45,00 Euro.
We do not sell multi-day tickets at our box office. Tickets can only be purchased on the same day they are valid on.
For example: A Single Day Ticket for Saturday can only be purchased on saturday.
Box office may run out of tickets on our most frequented day (usually saturday). We advise you to show up early.
Members of Animexx e.V. are eligible for a discount of 1 Euro at the box office.For further information please contact us at email@example.com
In the coming weeks and months we will publish here the latest news available about the Connichi. Be surprised, when we present interesting information to you regarding special guests and the general program.
We are happy to announce that the japanese rock-band Mardelas will be performing at Connichi 2017. You can watch their introduction-video for Connichi on our Youtube-Channel. For more information about Mardelas please see their official page.
A more detailed schedule of when Mardelas will be performing will be given at a later date on our website and social-media accounts.
Every year we welcome special guests from Japan and other countries. Voice actors, manga artists, directors and animators or japanese artists contributed to our program every year. Our guests will usually hold panels, give autographs or perform on stage. Apart from very few exceptions all fees are included in your convention ticket.
We are happy to announce Uta Wagener as a guest at Connichi 2017 in cooperation with SailorMoonGerman. She is best known for her German voice acting of Sailor Pluto in Sailor Moon.
Picture:(c) Volker Metzler; (c) Toei Animation, Naoko Takeuchi / P.N.P.
Like every year, you will get the chance to present your cosplay on our big stage. We offer three big competitions, one on every day. More information on rules and registration will be published here at a later date.
We start on Friday with our own Connichi Cosplay Contest. There are no restrictions on costumes and up to 10 individuals and 10 groups will be able to compete for fantastic prizes.
On Saturday we present you the German preliminaries for the World Cosplay Summit 2018 in Nagoya, Japan. 10 pairs will compete for a place in the finals to be the German representative,
Finally, on Sunday, the preliminaries for the European Cosplay Gathering will take place. You will compete as an individual or as a group of up to 3 people for a place in the finals in Paris.
Participants of the Connichi Cosplay Contest 2016
We offere several places to look for your favorite merchandise at our convention. There are two areas for conventional merchants, our manga markt with fan artists who sell their own comics and creative items, the lolita and design market for beautiful dresses and accessoires and of course the famous bring & buy, where you can look for gems that are no longer availible on the market.
There are dozens of activities to enjoy at Connichi. If you like to have some physical interaction with your games, how about learning the ancient game of Go from our experts? If you are more into cards, try the newest trading card games from Japan.