Anime Boston 2020 is one of the greater shows out there for fans to join in, yet visitors can drop their arrangements for the occasion this year. The show was scheduled to happen toward the beginning of April, however, the occasion has affirmed it won’t be occurring one month from now because of worries over the coronavirus event. The declaration went live through the occasion’s legitimate site a day or two ago.
Anime Boston said it was left with no decision after President Donald Trump named the flare-up a national crisis. The event was planned to have four-part musical gang GIRLFRIEND, hip-hop bunch m-flo, voice entertainer Minami Takahashi, and Studio Trigger staff individuals Hiroyuki Imaishi, Hiromi Wakabayashi, and Shigeto Koyama.
The statement declares: “As you may be aware, Governor Charlie Baker recently announced a ban on all gatherings of 250 people or more in Massachusetts. This ban is set with no current end date until the governor announces otherwise,” the event confirmed. With Anime Boston 2020 scheduled for less than four weeks from now, it is highly likely this ban will still be in place. Given the uncertainty around these new circumstances, we have no choice but to cancel Anime Boston 2020.”
Our executive board has reviewed the possibilities of postponing the 2020 convention for later in the year. After careful consideration, we have decided it would not be feasible to reschedule Anime Boston 2020 and meet the same high standards you have come to expect from us. We are a complete volunteer organization and all of the preparation is done in our personal time. Retooling the convention for later this year would be extremely difficult to achieve, given the need to coordinate the availability of the Hynes Convention Center, Sheraton Boston hotel, other hotels, guests, and exhibitors. One of the possible options we were given was in December, which would take away preparation time for Anime Boston 2021 and cause it to suffer in quality as well.