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How to post and report a “Japanese Anime 88-Spots Certification Plaque”

Q. Is it OK if something other than a "Japanese Anime 88-Spots Certification Plaque" is shown?
A. No problem, but if the content is against public order and morals, or the content violates laws and regulations, the certificate will not be awarded. Please check the Application Page Notes for details.

Q. Can photos taken before February 20 be used?
A. No problem.

Q. Is it OK to post photos on SNS before February 20?
A. Only those posted on SNS after February 20 can be used to make an Achievement Report.

Q. Is it OK to post with a hashtag other than "# ANIME 88"?
A. There is no problem provided that the hashtag "# ANIME 88" is also attached.

Q. Can I post to any SNS?
A. To verify the contents of the post, the SNS must satisfy the following conditions:
"The SNS used for posting must be open to the public (not private)"
"The SNS used for posting must be accessible from within Japan"
[Examples of SNS] Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Weibo, etc.

Q. What if more than one “Japanese Anime 88-Spots Certification Plaque” appears in one photo?
A. We will count the number of plates. However, if there are multiple posts for the same "Japanese Anime 88-Spots Certification Plaque", it will be counted as one.

Q. Can I split an Achievement Report into several parts?
A. In principle, there is no problem if the posting schedule satisfies the conditions, 2 plates (one-star tourist), 5 plates (two-star tourist), and 10 plates (three-star tourist) that are the achievement conditions. However, if the number of reports increases (for example, you report every time you add one plate), it will take time from verification to certification, so we recommend submitting an Achievement Report after 2, 5 and 10 plates.

Q. I don't know how many Achievement Reports I made, can you tell me?
A. We can confirm the number of individual plaques only when your achievement is certified. The number of plates is specified in the reply email to an Achievement Report, so please do not delete this email.

About "Japanese Anime 88-Spots Certification Plaques"

Q. What is a "Japanese Anime 88-Spots Certification Plaque"?
A. It is a plaque presented by the Anime Tourism Association to about 50 anime spots nationwide.

Q. Where is the "Japanese Anime 88-Spots Certification Plaque"?
A. Please see the "Find the plate" page.


How to participate

Q. Can I participate without applying?
A. To make an Achievement Report and Certificate, you must apply for participation.


About "Anime Tourist Certificates"

Q. What is an "Anime Tourist Certificate"?
A. This is a certificate issued by the Anime Tourism Association to anime fans around the world in order to recognize their activities.

Q. How can I get it?
A. Digital data will be sent to the registered e-mail address for "ANIME 88 GO & POST 2020".

Q. Can I get it on paper?
A. Only digital data will be presented.

Q. If I delete my data, can I have it reissued?
A. In principle, we do not reissue certificates.


About "ANIME 88" and "Japanese Anime Spots"

Q. What is "ANIME 88"?
A. "ANIME 88" refers to "Japanese Anime 88-Spots" or 88 places associated with anime works, selected by the Anime Tourism Association in consultation with anime producers and regional communities, and based on the results of annual polls from anime fans around the world. Anime-related facilities and events are also selected.

Q.What does 88 represent?
A. We select "Japanese Anime Spots" associated with 88 anime works every year. Since more than one region may be selected for one work, the "Japanese Anime 88-Spots" actually covers more than 88 regions.

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