- Romain Lemaire: the author of Everdark, new phenomenon of French manga, will be meeting you at the festival (with Pika Édition)
- Masaki SATO: come meet the key animator of Dragon Ball Z and chara-designer of Slam Dunk, and don’t miss his live drawing!
- Shirogane-sama: an expert in cosplay, Shirogane-sama is a member of the World Cosplay Summit 2020 French selection jury
- Cosplay Shows: cosplayers bring your favorite characters to life on Friday and Sunday on the new Ichigo stage, launched in 2019
- Cosplay Show Sailor V: cosplayers from the association CoSA bring the world of Sailor V to life on stage with a colorful show!
- Japan Style Collection Fashion Show: the latest trends of Japanese fashion for the 2020 Spring/Summer season on stage
- World Cosplay Summit 2020 French selections: the French representatives of one of the biggest international cosplay contests are selected at Japan Expo Sud
Create your personal schedule for the festival: click here to have a look at the festival schedule and choose the events you want to add to your schedule!
Activities and events
- Chara-design: discover how video game characters are brought to life with the chara-design demonstrations of GAME ACADEMY
- Dioramas: Star Hill Team brings to life your favorites worlds as dioramas
- Drawing: take part in manga drawing workshops and contests organized by Art & Mouvement!
- Final Fantasy Exhibit: FF Museum show you their collection of board games derived from Final Fantasy
- Freeplay video games: retro or current hits, from Mario to Sonic and Crash Bandicoot, let’s play with Gamers du Cœur
- H.P. Lovecraft Exhibit: let’s take a trip in the world of Ctulhu’s author following Howard Black and his team of of investigators with Atelier des flammes noires
- Lightsaber initiations: learn how to handle a lightsaber like a jedi avec ASSL-Provence
- Martial arts: let’s visit the Budô Area to try aikidô, bujinkan, karate, kendô, shôrinji kenpô, and Takeda Ryu disciplines
- SOS Cosplay: Aoi Sora Cosplay fixes your damaged costumes during the festival and answers all your questions about cosplay!
- The Wizard Experience, J.K. ROWLING exhibit: let’s visit the world of Harry Potter and feel the magic with Ludo Collection
- Video game tournaments: you’re the best at Street Fighter or Mario Kart? Let’s prove it with Gamers du Cœur
- Vinland Saga: don’t miss the screening of the first episode of Vinland Saga!
- Virtual Reality: try VR with the rhythm game Beat Saber, with GAME ACADEMY
- Well-being: try a reiki session and relax with Reiki Harmonies
- Ticketing: 1-day tickets, week-end and 3-day passes, and Zen Tickets are on sale on our website. Book them now to get the best rates!
- First visit: all the information you need to discover Japan Expo Sud with a peaceful mind are on this page.
- Opening hours, rush hours, services, jens…: all the information to organize your visit is in our attendee’s guide.
- Stages and areas: let’s get to know the venue right now and discover the stages and spaces of the festival on this page.