Madman Anime Festival – Perth 2018

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March, 2018

Madman Anime Festival took place over a huge weekend at the Perth Convention & Entertainment Centre, in Perth WA on the March 4-5, 2018.

The event played host for stars and celebrities of the anime culture, and included exhibitors, Artists, Theatre screenings, cosplay and dance performances.

MadFest, as many have called the event, played host to the Preliminary round of “Madman National Cosplay Championships 2018”, in which the winner qualifies to participate in the finals in Madman Anime Festival, hosted in Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on September 16, 2018.

Highlight appearances included Shingo Adachi (Japan) the character designer of Sword Art Online, Go Suzuki and Tomoya Nishiguchi (Japan) Production Staff member of Sword Art Online, Ray Chase (USA) voice actor of Noctis from Final Fantasy XV, and many more!

Myself with Kim Kine, who alongside with her partner Adrian, guest performed their dance performance routine as Faye Valentine and Spike, based on Cowboy Bebop.

Selfie taken by That Gypsy Geek as I am photographing Ellie Christina!

Strike a pose!

AnimeLab Arena celebrated the Australian premiere of the movie, Attack of Titan: Roar of Awakening, and was screened in Japanese with English subtitles. It was a screening that was welcome to the public, not exclusive to MadFest attendees.

Also screening was Fairy Tail: Dragon City, and premiered at MadFest Perth in English Dub, and it brings the series on a climatic finale.

Posing side to side with Ellie Christina alongside the characters of the animated series, Cowboy Bebop!

The Cowboy Bebop: The Exhibition showcased incredible artwork from the series, photo areas to pose with your favourite characters, games, and some freebies to pick up along the way, this will be your chance to get up close with Spike, Jet, Faye, Ed and Ein.

Attack on Titan The Exhibition – Wall Australia gave fans a unique insight into the manga created by author and artist Hajime Isayama that has spawned over 90 chapters, spin-off stories, including Before the FallLost GirlsNo RegretsSpoof on TitanAttack on Titan Jr High, as well as a tribute anthology from world renowned comic artists.

The Sword Art Online Exhibit, exclusive to Madman Anime Festival gave a look into their world! View key scenes, large-scale artwork, cosplay backgrounds and life-size standees, all from the iconic series and new film, Ordinal Scale.

Myself with cosplayer and fellow photographer, Redscarf Photography!

Want more in 2018? Madfest Brisbane will be held on June 2nd and 3th at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. And Madfest Melbourne will host their event on September 15th and 16th.

The event was supported by Madman, AnimeLab, GoodSmile Company, Australian Government, Australia-Japan Foundation, SBS PopAsia, and CoFesta.

For more information on Madman Anime Festival across Australia, visit their website at http://www.animefestival.com.au

MadFest Perth Photo Gallery 2018

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