Looks like I have yet another reason to visit Tokyo in the future.
In an effort to gather the world's attention to Japanese art in the form of anime, manga, video games and contemporary art, as well as preserving these art forms, a budget of 117 billion yen, approximately $1,16 billion, will be used to build the "Hall-of-Fame". At the same time there will be plans to improve the transportation in central Tokyo.
When finished this will be the first national facility focusing entirely on these art forms.
Japanese source: The Asahi Shimbun: http://www.asahi.com/culture/update/...904090145.html
English source: MAL: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=78404
I think this is awesome. There are quite a few games out there I'd consider art and the same goes for certain anime and manga series as well. Do you have any games or series you'd consider art? Would you visit this place?