Anime Festival is a two-day celebration of anime, manga and Japanese pop culture, hosted by Australia’s Madman.
Featuring anime, manga, cosplay, gaming, art, character goods and more, Anime Festival caters to a diverse and highly engaged audience. Anime Festival connects fans directly to the anime industry, including voice artists, musicians, illustrators and producers.
Anime Festival will be held at the ICC in Sydney, on Saturday the 7th (10am - 6pm) and Sunday the 8th of March (10am - 5pm). Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online from animefestival.com.au.
For more information hit up the official links: www.animefestival.com.auwww.facebook.com/MadmanAnimeFestival/https://twitter.com/MadFestwww.instagram.com/madmananime/
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