What's On

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.

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Award Ceremony
Short Anime Film Competition
Award Ceremony
1:30 pm - Main Stage



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
Award Ceremony
1:00 pm - Main Stage




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! ❀❀❀
Scheduled Events
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

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
Short Anime Film & 
4-Koma Manga Display
Exhibition Hall

Come see this years Short Anime Film and 4-Koma Manga competition entries, as well as the winners of previous years.

DJ Gloomy
Main Stage

DJ Gloomy is an Adelaide local who is into pastel colours, mermaids and Pokémon. She started listening to Japanese music at 14, and now it’s her favourite thing to play!

Steamkittens Photography
Main Hall
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!
AnimeGO! Arcade
All Day


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!

Stamp Rally
All Day

Collect stamps to ☆WIN☆ prizes!

Join our Stamp Rally and have a super fun time exploring the festival with your friends.

Digital Artists Content
Main Stage

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
Main Stage

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.

One Eye Closed
Main Stage

One Eye Closed aims to revolutionise music by mixing various styles together. Their work is featured in the video game, “No Straight Roads”.

Main Stage

With 23 years in the visual kei scene under their belt, MUCC has several songs used as anime opening and endings, including Naruto Shippuden.

Main Stage

The visual kei duo of Maya and Aiji have made their mark in the scene with their electro pop-rock style, which they call “new century electropop”.

Main Stage

This cute bunny from BUTAOTOME is also the artist behind their album covers with captivating visuals.

Celina Ann
Main Stage

This singer-songwriter from Tokyo first made her debut in 2015 and is the singing voice for Tuesday in the anime, Carole and Tuesday.

3:00 pm - Main Stage

GHOST GiRL is a Harajuku fashion inspired Canadian designer who regularly works and collaborates with Japanese brands such as 6%DOKIDOKI, NUEZZ, and HYPER CORE.

Main Stage

Best known as the singing voice for Angela in the anime Carole and Tuesday, Alisa is a bubbly Japanese-Australian singer with vocals that soothe the soul.

Main Stage

A talented singer-songwriter with work included in anime series such as FAIRYTAIL and Macross Frontier. She has also composed for popular artists such as Nana Mizuki, and Momoiro Clover Z.

Special Thanks To Our Supporters
AnimeGO! Japan Pop Culture Festival is brought to you by the Japan Australia Friendship Association (JAFA). 
Supported by a grant from the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
Festival Info
Queens Theatre Playhouse Ln &, Gilles Arcade, Adelaide SA 5000

Saturday, 21 November 2020

11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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