What are our Indoor Events?

Despite being an outdoor events festival, we have many events that take place under the protection from the elements. Come shine or rain we have a large collection of events over the weekend. We hope to see you there!

All of out indoor events at Tokonatsu are handled by the friendly and creative Toko Retreat team.

Who are Toko Retreat?

We started out as Tokonatsu’s unofficial fan-site, but over the years, we were asked to start running events at the festival and eventually became a department in our own right.

These days, we are in charge of the panels and other indoor events and lend a hand in some other areas as well.

Our website still runs and has one of the largest collections of photos from past Tokos, so feel free to check it out!

Click here to check out the photo galleries from Toko’s past

History of Toko Retreat

So, how did we start and why? In the days pre-dating the explosion of social media, Tokonatsu used to have a popular set of Forums, but they were only open a portion of the year, taken down as the site went through its yearly re-vamp. During this time, we thought it would be a great idea to have a place that the attendees could go to, and keep in-touch throughout the year. A ‘retreat’ from Tokonatsu if you will (hence our name!)

As such, we created a site, with a set of forums, and invited people to take part. We also became the defacto photo-gallery, and barring Foxy’s Instagram, probably have the largest collection of Tokonatsu Photos spanning back to 2005.

Click here to check out the Toko Retreat Website!

With the rise of Facebook though, our role changed, and our need faded. Through 2012-2015, we mostly existed in a capacity to bring Anime reviews and snippits of news from our inside links at Tokonatsu. We did start providing the Open Air Cinema in this time, but we were still an obscure entity.

Then we were asked to provide some panels and events, which culminated in us hosting the Writing, Art, and Colouring in competitions that some of you may have taken part in. These have been huge successes in the years we’ve run them, and we received nothing but good reviews from those that

Manga Donations

Do you enjoy reading Manga? Well, we have good news for you!

If you're seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of all the events and want somewhere calm and quiet to go, we’ve provided a nice relaxing spot to drop in and read manga.

The Manga Library is supplied entirely by donated manga from crew and attendees, and if you would like to add to this collection, feel free to bring your unwanted manga down for others to enjoy.

Further Questions & Queries

If you have any questions or would like to enquire about the indoor events at Tokonatsu, please feel free to email The Toko-Retreat Team and we will try to answer as many questions as possible.

Event Attractions

Art & Colouring Contests

Calling artists of all talent! Come and put your instrument of choice to paper (or door as we've had in the past!) and show us what you've got! Lacking in confidence? We got you covered! Come join us at the 1 hour Art and Colouring in contest! Prizes up for grabs with both!


Look out! Toko has become overrun with assassins! In Assassins (also known as Killer) you must take out your target using a variety of mock weapons over the event. If you catch your target, it's then time to move on to their target. Make sure you watch your back because someone has you in their sights! If you would like to participate, please see Draco Inferno after the Opening Ceremony!


Do you want to be the next Toko Karaoke Idol? Come along to our Karaoke at the events tent and belt out your favourite songs to your heart's content. We have a large library of all your favourite anime themes, J-Pop and J-Rock song so if you want to come along and try or just sit back and listen... everyone is welcome.

Little Shrine of Mine

While preparing for the opening ceremony, get together with fellow house members to design and craft this years little shrines. The design and concepts are similar in idea to the Japanese mikoshi and will help serve as the host for the respective house guardians.

Manga Library

If you want to take a moment to kick back and relax while chilling out and reading some manga, we've got that covered too! Shhh! Please be considerate of those around you.

Silent Disco

Get your nerd on and party hard at the toko rave yard! For AMV's, Rock & Pop Alt & Cheese from the 80s, 90s and 00's, Clubland Night core and of course Intros we have it all at our silent disco! If the music is not your jam switch the channel on your headset to pick your tunes!

Toko Quiz

The highly anticipated Toko Quiz is usually one of the last events before the closing ceremony. Prove your self and put your knowledge to the test as a variety of rounds and topics as you work together in your teams to show who are the true big brains at the event.

Writing Contest

Do you have an imagination that's bursting with ideas, and no idea where to put them? Well try your hand at this year's 1 hour Writing competition, and let those ideas live! Also, there are prizes!

Photo Gallery