Madman have today announced the inaugural Madman Anime Festival 2016, the first of its kind, two day show dedicated to all things anime and Japanese culture. It will be held on September 3rd and 4th, 2016 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
“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.Confirmed special guests so far include Yuko Miyamura (Asuka Langley in Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Tiffany Grant (Nojiko in One Piece, Martel in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood). Many more notable names in Japanese anime and pop culture are to be announced as Madman Anime Festival 2016 approaches.
But it is not just anime and manga, Bandai Namco Entertainment will also be attending the Madman Anime Festival with the latest new release and forthcoming titles from Square Enix, Bandai Namco Entertainment, and NIS America, with more details and announcements to be revealed soon!
Plus for the first time ever in Australia, Madman Anime Festival will showcase the Tokyo Ghoul Art Exhibition - featuring original storyboards, sketches, character settings and more straight from the production studio.
Tickets are on sale now with a single day costing $40, both days $60 and the very limited Madman MegaFan passes at $290, you can buy yours here.