At the AnimeGO! Japan Pop Culture Festival you'll experience a large arrange of activities and events ranging from award ceremonies, workshops*, fashion show, arcade games, exhibitions, a stamp rally, personalized guest video messages, plus much more.
Check the schedule to ensure you don’t miss out on any of the amazing things to see and do.
Almost all events are free with your ticket purchase.
Make sure to get in early to not miss anything!
*tickets for the workshops are $10 and spots are extremely limited.
Short Anime Film Competition
1:30 pm - Main Stage
☆ “GANBARU” ☆
You’ve all done your absolute best and submitted some truly amazing short anime film entries. Find out the winner of a trip to Japan at this year’s award ceremony!
4-Koma Manga Competition
1:00 pm - Main Stage
☆ “GANBARU” ☆
The creativity and talent we’ve seen submitted in this year’s 4-Koma Manga competition is absolutely astounding. See the $300 prize money winner announced LIVE at the award ceremony!
Workshops and Demonstrations
Kawaii Decoden Workshop
2:00 pm - The Workshop
Come along an turn an daily item into a trendy Japanese inspired treasure at the AnimeGO! Decoden Workshop. So kawaii!
Tickets $10. SOLD OUT
Live Artist Demonstration
4:00pm - The Workshop
Join the talented Olivia Wilson for a LIVE artist demonstration and Q&A. This is a workshop you don’t want to miss! ❀❀❀
AnimeGO! Fashion and Cosplay Parade
3.15 pm - Main Stage
Join us for our Fashion and Cosplay Parade! This is a chance to show off any cosplay, fashion styles (like Lolita, Harajuku, Mori Kei, and more), traditional looks, and any other celebrations of Japanese culture.
To register for the fashion parade, visit www.animego.com.au/fashionparade
Dance Dance Revolution Competition
4:00 pm - AnimeGO! Arcade
Are you the best dancer in Adelaide? ♛
Show us what you’ve got at the AnimeGO! Dance Dance Revolution Competition. Bring it on!
Meanwhile at the Abandoned Factory
Anifex Short Animation Film
12:00 noon - Main Stage &
5:00pm - The Workshop
Anifex is one of Australia's leading Animation Companies, specialising in Stop-Motion Animation for TV commercials and Short Films.
They will be screening there latest short film 'Meanwhile at the Abandoned Factory'.
All Day Events
Steamkittens has been one of the biggest names in Australian cosplay photography. Come dressed in your very best and pop by for a photo by this highly-esteemed Australian cosplay photographer!
🎮 GAMES GALORE 🎮
Visit the FREE Games Arcade and challenge your friends to a whole series of popular Japanese games. This year at AnimeGO! Japan Pop Culture Festival is going to be so much fun!
Digital Artists Content
Most popularly known for their vocal arrangements for Touhou, BUTAOTOME is a doujin music circle characterised by their J-pop and rock sound.
Alice Nine / アリス九號
アリス九號。 (Alice Nine) is a visual kei band that has musical repertoire that covers a variety of styles and is known for their charming appearances.