AniManGaki 2018 is back again this year! In fact, they’re touting it as their biggest one yet. Back then in 2009, AniManGaki made its debut in a multipurpose hall of a local university, Sunway University.
They’ve certainly come a long way since then and this year. With a bigger locale and even more activities, the 2018 rendition of the event is going to be huge! AniManGaki 2018 will be happening this weekend on August 18 to August 19 at Sunway Pyramid Convention Center! Here are the activities you can look forward to checking out this weekend.
RPG theme for 2018
If you’re already familiar with the event, you’ll know that every year it comes up with its own theme to set the event around. As for this year, the theme is RPG! So if you’re big on cosplay, remember to come as your favorite character from a Role-Playing Game!
Next, fans will also get the chance to meet several special guests. Donna Bruke and Ganime Jazz will be there to drop some sick tunes. Then there’s Serg Loki Mirage, Chinnie and Yugana Senshi Uon to make up the panel of famous cosplayers. Aspiring to be an illustrator or manga artist? Make sure you meet up with Moriyama Daisuke, #kendylife, Rachelhofs and Keith and share their shake! Maybe you’ll get a boost from their magic touch, who knows. So make sure to come on down to the Sunway Pyramid Convention Center to support your favs (and discover new ones) this weekend!
What to do at AniManGaki 2018?
Besides an awesome line up of special guests, the event also has lots of great activities prepared for you. Certain activities will be held on different days so make sure you attend both days! Here’s a full list of what’s going down this weekend:
- AniManGaki Idol – Show off your singing skills.
- Art Competition – This is a pre-event competition. Winning entries get featured during the event and the champion take home a brand new drawing tablet.
- Collectibles Display Hall – Go check out all the cool collections and learn a few tips about starting your own from the exhibitors.
- Cosplay Competition – Compete against other cosplayers to get a chance to go up against other big-time cosplayers at the annual Cosplay Invitational.
- Doodle 4 AniManGaki Contest – If you think you’ve got great doodling skill, give this a shot and take home the RM 1000 worth of Sakura products.
- Doujin Alley – Booths of artists selling their crafts, be careful – you might leave with an empty pocket but it’ll be so worth!
- Exhibitors – Other booths from various products and services for you to spend on.
- Lawak Kampus 15 Anniversary Exhibition – Fans of this locally-made comic can go celebrate with its cartoonist, Keith at LG2 Central Avenue of Sunway Pyramid Mall.
- Omatsuri – Game booths for you to impress that date by winning them the prize ;).
- Special Interest Panels/Workshop – Various workshops conducted by different brands to give event-goers an insight into their products/services.
- Stage & Band Performance – The line-up includes Tokimeki JUMP, Hayshiforest, Harmonia ACG, Nandemo ii, Mystical Mirage, The Crestfall Band and 02 Pro. Don’t miss out if you’re a fan!
- The Trading Card Game of Thrones – Duke it out TCG-style in four special tournaments featuring Pokemon, Vanguard, Battle Spirits and Weiß Schwarz.
- Video Game Arena – A live tournament featuring games like Tekken and Street Fighter.
As you can see, this event is ready to show you a good time! Make sure to come on down this weekend. For more information such as event schedule, head over to AniManGaki 2018’s official Facebook page. Follow them to keep updated!