About AnimeGo!

Coming this October, JAFA, the team that brought you the Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival, will be bringing you an exciting new event AnimeGo!

AnimeGo! is an Anime film festival based in Adelaide Australia. showcasing some of the latest and greatest anime, with screenings of classic anime, exhibitions, stalls, and Japanese food and drinks.

AnimeGO! is proud to be one of the 48 recipients of the Australia-Japan Foundation Grants program. The $8000 grant will go towards the inaugural Festival to be held on 22 October 2016. The Festival aims to encourage and motivate interest in the Australia Japan relationship through the art and film of anime. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's media release on AJF Grants can be found here.

We are an event funded and supported by the local organization JAFA (Japan Australia Friendship Association). JAFA began in 1998 and has run Japanese cultural events for the last 18 years including the multiple award winning Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival. We also run the JLPT (Japan Language Proficiency Test) and hold informal social gatherings "J-Kai" every month.

More information about the festival will be added as we build our event.

Keep up to date with our social media where we will announce all of the latest updates about both the site and the event itself.


Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets will be $10 per Movie session per person.
You can buy your tickets for the movie here online using the Eventbrite page or via the App on both Android and IOS stores. The tickets will arrive in digital form and can be printed or displayed on your phone for entry to the event.


Descriptions of the Movies on Show

The Boy and the Beast

From acclaimed director of Summer Wars and Wolf Children, comes the tale of a young boy and his relationship with a lonely beast. Kyuta, a young orphan on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastical world of beasts. Here he goes under the tutelage of a gruff, troublesome warrior named Kumatetsu. The story revolves around their slowly developing father-and- son like bond amidst the potential darkness that could swamp the beast and human worlds.

Psycho-Pass the Movie

Gen Urobuchi’s acclaimed Sci-Fi anime series culminates in a dramatic action-packed film. It is set in a futuristic Japan where society is governed by the Sibyl System. The Sibyl System uses data from human biology and psychology to determine risks to society. The police hunt down these risks with weapons called Dominators. The system has been seen as extremely successful by the Japanese government and now they look to import it overseas. However, terrorists from the state of SEAUn have infiltrated the system undetected and Inspector Akane Tsunemori is sent to investigate. In the process she will come to face an old ally.

Patema Inverted

From up and coming master-director Yasuhiro Yoshiura comes a tale of love and friendship in an overturned world. A disastrous event causing gravity to be inverted and the people survive by living underground. A curious young girl named Patema enjoys exploring the caves and caverns of the underground but after a suprising discovery finds herself falling into the sky. Luckily, a young man named Age saves her. Patema and Age together will discover the secrets of their world.

Only Yesterday

Only Yesterday is a Ghibli classic directed by Isao Takahata. Taeko is a single woman living and working in Tokyo and decides she needs a life change. She quits her desk job and moves from the big city to the country. This vacation to the country gives her time to reflect on what she wants to do in her life, all the while stirring memories of her childhood in the countryside from 1966.

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Retrospekt’s Super High Score Trivia Challenge: Anime Edition

Our good friends at Retrospekt are bringing their epic game show to AnimeGO!  Experience the fun and laughter as two teams compete to see who knows more anime and game trivia. Also, bring your thinking cap as you can win prizes for getting questions correct!

Maid Café

Do you like cake?  Do like Japanese maid and butler cafes?  Do you enjoy cute entertainment?  Come and relax in AnimeGo!’s Maid Café and grab a bite to eat. Located in the Irish Harp Room.

Stalls and Perfomances

Just watched a film and looking for something to keep you pumped up before the next film starts?  Throughout the day will be some exciting performances such as Matsuri Taiko, bringing their energetic traditional Japanese drumming performance to AnimeGO!
Or try some Japanese food while looking at what’s on offer at stalls by great people like the mob from Greenlight Comics. And come meet the team and chill out in JAFA’s J Pop area.

Meet the AnimeGO! team

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Thanks to these amazing sponsors for helping to support this event