AniManGaki 2019: What to do at the event?

by Sammy Chan
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AniManGaki 2019 is just four days away! Happening this weekend at The Mines International Convention Center. It’s a two day event beginning August 31 until September 1. Checking the event out for the first time? Here are a few things that you absolutely cannot miss if you attend!

Meet the panelist

Yoko Taro & Taura Takahisa

Have you played NieR: Automata? Don’t freak out but Yoko Taro and Taura Takahisa are both attending AniManGaki 2019! They are both game directors that heavily influenced the critically acclaimed adventures of 2B, 9S and (no spoiler).

Yoko Taro! (Source: Animangaki Official Site)

Get the chance to meet them and hear what they have to say about game direction and story telling!


Want to up your cosplay game? Come sit in for Q&A session with Saida! She’s a South Korean cosplayer known for her amazing cosplays and costume making. She got recognized internationally from cosplay Disney princesses and chic male characters.

Saida is one of the top 100 cosplayers on Cure World, a website featuring cosplayers and their work. Take a look at her work here.

Kei Takebuchi

Inspired by the likes of Utada Hikaru, Shiina Ringo and Celine Dion, Kei Takebuchi is a Japanese singer. She was previously the vocalist of Goosehouse, for 8 years! But now Kei has decided that she wants to focus on her solo career.

Kei Tekebuchi will be the headline of AniManGaki mini live. Catch her on the first day, August 31 at 7:30PM.

Cosplay or take pictures with cosplayers!

Every year without fail, cosplay enthusiasts will take this opportunity to show off their skills! If it’s anything like last year, you’ll witness a hall full of of your favourite characters.

If you’ve been wanting to try cosplay, this is the perfect time to start. Pick a character to cosplay and head on down to the event. This is the best place to exchange tips from fellow cosplayers. Don’t worry about being a beginner as the events have both beginners and veterans alike.

Plus, there’s always the cosplay competition you can join if you’re feeling bold.

Check out the Maid Cafe

Besides meeting notable individuals at the panel, there’s also a Maid Cafe by TUKUYOMI! Your hosts for this year’s cafe are PLUS Meido, Idol Cultural and ACG fans. Their objective is to promote understanding and appreciation for the Meido and Idol culture. There will be overseas Meido and Idol experts!

Members of TUKUYOMI (Source: Animangaki Official Site)

Hinako, TUKUYOMI’s CEO has 15 years of cosplay and stage performing experience. They have branches all over Asia – Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Shanghai. With 300 performances under their belt, this Maid Cafe will definitely be grade A. It’s their first time visiting Malaysia so go give them a welcome!

Hinako, TUKUYOMI’s CEO (Source: Animangaki Official Site)

You can check them out here.

Visit the Collector’s Corner

Up on the second floor of AMG 2019, will be a dedicated space to showcase local talents and their artworks! Here’s are the talents’ participating.

  • Left Julian & Lip Wei
  • Sheldon Goh
  • Redcode
  • Kael Ngu
  • Zehe Abd Rahman
  • Hoi Mun
  • Santa Fung
  • Adifitri Ahmad
  • Rachel Kong
  • Tricia Wee
  • Norman Noh

See any name you know? If you’re their fan, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

There you have it! Some of our recommendation of things you absolutely cannot miss when attending AniManGaki 2019 this weekend. See you there!

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