Photo/IllutrationPero, the mascot of Toei Animation Co., greets visitors at the Toei Animation Museum in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward. (Provided by Toei Animation Co.)

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Pero, the mascot of Toei Animation Co., Japan’s leading anime studio, stands on a water fountain to greet visitors at the Toei Animation Museum in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward.

The museum, which was remodeled from the Toei Animation Gallery, opened on July 28 inside the premises of the company’s Oizumi Studio.

The museum displays valuable materials from animated works produced by the company. Visitors can search anime titles and view footage on a large touchscreen.

The event space is currently dedicated to the “Pretty Cure” (aka “Precure”) magical girl anime series. Fans can get a chance to take pictures with all 55 members of the Precure All Stars, play a big puzzle and get hands-on experience with toys.

A blackboard for children to draw on is set up in a courtyard, while a museum shop deals in character goods.

Admission is free. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Wednesdays.

For more information, visit the official website at (https://museum.toei-anim.co.jp/guide/).

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