Anime Screenings at SMASH 2013

This weekend at SMASH 2013 several anime series had their official premiere screenings in Australia, with titles from Madman Entertainment, Hanabee and Siren Visual taking part in the free anime screenings at the event. At Madman’s Panel Room, titles from all three major distributors were screening. Anime fans pooled into the panel room to watch the premiere screenings of the following title...

Improve Your Drawing Workshop – SMASH! 2013

Cecilia Jin is a teacher, a storyboard illustrator, a concept artist and she works a great deal in magazines, not to mention that she’s an all around incredible artist and Anime/Manga-lover so it’s only natural that she had her own, seemingly little, workshop on the Main Stage of the Art Room at SMASH! 2013. Cecilia sat on stage, on her own and, despite a few technical difficulties, ro...

Cosplay Life Drawing and Art Room Events – SMASH! 2013

Anime/Manga fanatics and artists seem to go hand-in-hand and you definitely saw that this year at SMASH! 2013 in the “Art Room” which was a dedicated, let’s say, sanctuary for all us artists out there, a place where we could come in, sit down and bust out some awesome Anime and Manga style drawings. Let’s just say that I was lucky to have been able to spend most of my day i...

How To Produce Manga Panel – SMASH! 2013

Homegrown Manga artists Kelly Green and Ngoc Han Nguyen ran the “How To produce Manga” panel at SMASH! 2013 this year and what a great job they did at it! You know a day is going to be fantastic when it, more or less, begins with a panel on how to produce Manga and when it’s a panel as good as this one you know that what follows in the day will be just as good. Both Kelly and Ngo...

Hanabee’s SMASH 2013 Announcements

At their industry panel at SMASH 2013, Hanabee Entertainment made several major announcements regarding future releases and license acquisitions. They revealed that they have acquired the following titles: Princess Knight – the Osamu Tezuka anime classic, planned for release in September on both DVD and Blu-Ray with English audio only. Hakuoki: Dawn of the Shinsengumi – the third seaso...

Madman’s SMASH 2013 Announcements

Madman Entertainment made several acquisition and release announcements during their industry panel at SMASH 2013. Alongside updating on previously announced titles, Madman confirmed that they have acquired the license for the following anime titles: Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division Class C3 – Commonly known as C3-Bu, while they did not confirm any plans for a physical rele...

Vocaloid Night 2013 Pre-Sale Ends Soon

People looking to attend the Vocaloid Night event over in Sydney, hosted by SMASH!, might need to get a move on with the purchasing of their tickets online. Event pre-sale tickets close soon, meaning that they will no longer be able to purchase tickets online to the event. The pre-sale ends on the 5th of August, which is a Monday. What’s interesting is that anyone that purchases a pre-sale t...

The countdown to SMASH 2013 has begun!

In a month’s time, Sydney’s Darling Harbour will once again become host to the wild world of manga and anime culture as it invades the Sydney Convention Centre when the Sydney Manga and Anime Show takes place on August 10th, 2013. This year may just very well be the biggest year in SMASH! convention history, with a plethora of major anime guests heading down under for the show. Attende...

WIN – A Ticket To Vocaloid Night 2013

We have 1 ticket to give away for the upcoming Vocaloid Night 2013 dance party hosted by SMASH! The party is being held at the Pontoon Bar in Darling Harbour in Sydney on the 10th of August 2013. To win simply leave a comment below answering the following question and we’ll pick a lucky winner for each title: Which is your favourite Vocaloid song and why? We’ll pick our lucky winners on the 14th o...

Vocaloid Night 2013 New Teaser Image Released

A short while ago, the Vocaloid Night team have shared a new teaser image for their upcoming event hosted by SMASH! on their official Facebook Page. This image is similar to the previously released images of the show, but is a lot more condensed and is straight to the point on what people can expect from the Vocaloid themed dance party. Vocaloid Night 2013 is a dance party themed on the Vocaloid p...

Vocaloid Night 2013 – Presented by SMASH! Announced

Moments ago, one of the bigger Anime conventions here in Australia, SMASH! announced that they will be hosting an Anime dance party themed on the popular Vocaloid music selection inside of Japan. This party will be held in Sydney and is open to all Anime (and non) fans aged 18 and over. The dance party itself will be host to a wide variety of music from the immensely popular virtual Vocaloid popst...

Matsubara Hidenori Attending SMASH! 2013

SMASH! has just confirmed that director Matsubara Hidenori will be attending the convention this year, joining Japanese voice-actors Masakazu Morita and Haruka Momoi on August 10. Hidenori-san is also a famous character designer and illustrator for well-known classics like Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ah! My Goddess and Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo. It will be his first time visiting Australi...

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