This year, Madman will showcase their Madman Anime Festival for two days, celebrating anime and Japanese Culture at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The festival has been organised by Madman Entertainment and AnimeLab.
The festival will be held on September 3rd and 4th and will presenting all sorts of activities and presentations in hand. This includes international guests and exhibitors, cosplay, live stage performances, pop-up shops, gamings, screenings and exclusive anime events. Rest assured, the Madman Anime Festival has a little something for everyone!
“Madman was founded because we loved anime and wanted to share it with audiences in Australia. Our twentieth birthday is this year (hip-hip hooray!) and we could think of no better way of celebrating it than creating an amazing event to bring Australian fans even closer to the genre we all love. We are working hard with Madman’s many partners and contacts to make this event truly an exceptional one!”, says Tim Anderson, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Madman Entertainment.
At the moment, the confirmed guests attending the festival include Yuko Miyamura (Asuka Langley in Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Tiffany Grant (Nojiko in One Piece, Martel in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood). There will be more guests announced closer to the festival dates.
Furthermore, Bandai Namco Entertainment will be making an appearance at the festival with exclusive releases and titles from Square Enix, Bandai Namco Entertainment, and NIS America.
For the first time ever, Madman Anime Festival will be presenting the Tokyo Ghoul Art Exhibition and this will feature original storyboards, sketches, character settings and more straight from the production studio.
And for all you cosplay enthusiasts, the festival will be hosting the Victorian preliminary round of the Madman National Cosplay Championship. Running for its 8th year, the Madman National Cosplay Championship is Australia’s premiere cosplay contest. The winner of the Victorian preliminary round will go on to the final event at Supanova Expo Brisbane in November.
For more details on the festival and ticketing prices, check below!
Ticket Prices are $40 for a single day pass, or $60 for a weekend pass
Madman MegaFan Passes are available in limited quantities at $290 each
Tickets on NOW at www.animefestival.com.au