ON THE SCENE | MADMAN ANIME FESTIVAL 2016

BY JULIA KAMBOUROPOULOS

 

Australia’s biggest names in anime, Madman Entertainment and Anime Lab teamed up together for the first time to create Madman Anime Festival 2016.

 

The festival was held in the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre from the 3-4th September to celebrate anime and Japanese culture. Inside the convention you could find plenty of exhibitions, stalls, artists, video game competitions, international guests and cosplay events to delight the fans.

 

Many of the fans participated in the cosplay events by dressing up as their favorite characters and presenting themselves to the panel of expert judges. The fact that most finds didn’t mind losing is a testament to the appeal of the festival, and the opportunity it offers fans to join in the fun.

 

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Ashleigh Laura at Madman Anime Festival 2016

 

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Sheradyn at Madman Anime Festival 2016

 

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Focus video gamers at Madman Anime Festival 2016

 

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Cosplay Parade at Madman Anime Festival 2016

 

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Madman with guest cosplayers Orochi, Tomia and others

 

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Cosplay Parade at Madman Anime Festival 2016

 

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Cosplay Parade at Madman Anime Festival 2016

 

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Cosplay Parade at Madman Anime Festival 2016

 

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Cosplay Parade at Madman Anime Festival 2016

 

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What The Frack Podcasters at Madman Anime Festival

 

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Luca, Jade, Amber and Scarlett at Madman Anime Festival 2016

 

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Amber Jepsen cosplaying as Erza Scarlet

 

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Kate Watkins cosplaying Sylvveon from Pokemon

 

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Angela Chin at Madman Anime Festival 2016

 

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Georgina and Gabby as Hakku and Chihiro from Spirited Away

 

 

Julia is a young photographer interested in music, popular culture and telling stories with her lens.  To see more of Julia’s photography press here.

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