Madman Entertainment has announced the Madman Anime Festival. The festival, in its inaugural year, will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on September 3 and 4, 2016.
This event is a celebration of anime and Japanese culture. It will feature international guests and exhibitors, cosplay, live stage performances, pop-up shops, screenings and exclusive anime events. Currently confirmed guests include Yuko Miyamura (Asuka Langley in Neon Genesis Evangelion), Tiffany Grant (Nojiko in One Piece and Martel in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Shingo Natsume, the director of One-Punch Man. Bandai Namco Entertainment will also be attending.
The festival will showcase the Tokyo Ghoul Art Exhibition for the first time in Australia. This exhibition will feature original storyboards, sketches, character settings and more. The festival will also host the Victorian preliminary round of the Madman National Cosplay Championship.
Tickets are available from the official website here. A single pass is $40, a weekend pass is $60 and a Madman MegaFan Pass is $290. All prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD).