What is The 2.5 Dimensional Musical Association?

The organization was founded in 2013 with the aim of cultivating and educating more audience members to
the genre and creating and nurturing larger business opportunities both domestically and internationally.



The 2.5-Dimensional Musical is a New Genre.
The Doors will be open for everyone

We support those who create shows free from conventional theater rules and formats, and those who are
motivated to seek out new business. Members will be invited to seminars where lectures and seminars by people in the
industry, both in creative and business fields, are given, and have access to those individuals and their experience.


You are invited to our exclusive seminars
where experts give lectures and seminars.


We support your production by sending
press releases and introducing the media to
your PR team.

Market Research

We constantly research the titles of
2.5-D shows produced, and the number
of the audience attendance as well as
the demographics.


The First Modern Japanese Theater
That Appeals to the Global Market

Knowing the enormous popularity of Japanese manga, anime and video-games in the global market, we support
not only the productions that target international audience members, but also those that aim to go into the global
market, i.e. bringing Japanese productions to other countries, or licensing productions to local presenters.

Understanding Global Market

Sharing information of areas that have
potential for your show

Access to Experts

You will be introduced to those who
toured shows overseas, or those in your
considered areas.


Approaching the international communities
in Japan is probably the first step in
your global approach.


In March 2014, we founded the Japan 2.5-Dimensional Musical Association with the aim of cultivating and expanding its business in Japan and thereafter introducing the 2.5-D shows to the international market. In Japan, with the strong support of our members, we see both the numbers of the productions and the audience demand increasing every year. Furthermore, in the global market, we are proudly nurturing greater attention through touring or live-streaming our popular productions. One of our most prominent attractions known to the public is AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo (in Shibuya), an exclusive 2.5-D Musical theater, operated by our association, where audience members from many nationalities regularly fill the house.

It is not surprising to see today’s rise of 2.5-Dimensional Musical in Japan and its spread into global market. This is predominantly because what 2.5-D shows are based on and appreciated for representing the Japanese cultural iconography of today: manga, animation and video-game. They have an important role in the lives of young generations, and, in fact, they learn the essence of life from them.

t is our wish that 2.5-Dimensional Musical will introduce the joy of something real to young generations who are surrounded by digital devices and they may believe it is possible that they can learn something from it reflecting the world in which they live and speaking to them through ways in which they can identify. The young audience members at our theaters often comment after the show that they enjoyed both the live experience of the performance and sharing it with other audience members. We value this live, present experience, not only in theater but also in real life, too.

With the Olympic Games in Tokyo scheduled for 2020, the world is now paying more attention to Japan. What is Japan today? In 2020, what is unique to the country? The answer can be found in the 2.5-Dimensional Musical. It has its birth and development in Japan, it represents contemporary culture, and has strong appeals to the international market.

We sincerely hope that you will have an opportunity to experience a 2.5-Dimensional Musical very soon.

Chairman Makoto Matsuda

Theatrical Producer,
President and CEO of Nelke Planning Co., Ltd.


NAME Japan 2.5-Dimensional Musical Association
LOCATION Meguro Higashiyama Square Building, 1-2-2 Higashiyama, Meguro ku, Tokyo
TEL +81-3-6758-0871
FAX +81-3-6758-0872
URL https://www.j25musical.jp
MAIL info@j25musical.jp
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  • ・The surveying of the 2.5-Dimensional musicals and the compilation of reports.
  • ・Continuous support for the development of 2.5-Dimensional musicals.
  • ・Producing and managing the events related to 2.5-Dimensional musicals.
  • ・Participating in overseas conventions related to 2.5-Dimensional musicals.
  • ・Providing lectures with the aim of giving members opportunities to learn more about 2.5-Dimensional musicals.
  • ・The promotion of overseas business development related to 2.5-Dimensional musicals.
  • ・Management of copyrights and arrangements of granting of licenses for overseas producers.
  • ・Building networks with theater experts throughout the world.
  • ・Other projects related to 2.5-Dimensional musicals.