After all the cancellations and postponements of several big events in Germany, such as Connichi and Wacken Open Air, it may not come as a surprise that the 2020 edition of AnimagiC can’t take place at the planned dates 30 July to 2 August 2020.
The organisation announced that after receiving clear information regarding the ban on large-scale events until the end of August, they decided to officially cancel AnimagiC 2020. They decided to not postpone or modify the event this year, but announced directly a new date for the next edition: 30 July to 1 August 2021 at Rosengarten Mannheim. The ticket sale for this 2021 edition is expected to start in August.
The all-female band GIRLFRIEND was announced for the 2020-edition of AnimagiC. The performance was part of a world tour where they would perform in the United States, Brazil and Germany. The tour start was supposed to take place at Anime Boston in the weekend of 10 to 12 April, but this event got cancelled. The performance at Anime Friends was also cancelled. With the cancellation of AnimagiC, the first world tour of GIRLFRIEND fell apart. Other musicians that were announced to play at the 2020 edition were ASCA, who would have planned to have her European premiere at this event, Konomi Suzuki would return to AnimagiC for another performance with live band and Anly.
The organisation of AnimagiC shared information about the tickets. They are currently working on a system to process a refund. Ticket buyers will receive an email about it.
All changes of Japan-related events and events where Japanese musicians are planned to perform are compiled in a list that you can find here. This list will be regularly updated.