This year’s anime convention set to be bigger and wilder

MALAYSIA’S most anticipated anime and Japanese pop culture convention – Animax Carnival Malaysia 2016 – is back.

Organised by anime channel Animax, the carnival is set to bring local fans a slice of authentic Japanese culture for free with two days of anime-themed activities at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre Hall 2 & 3 on March 26 and 27 from 10am to 6pm daily.

Following the success of attracting more than 25,000 visitors during last year’s carnival, Animax is set to make this year’s carnival extravaganza bigger and wilder with more thrills and excitement.

Animax Carnival 2016 will feature free live performances from three renowned ani-song artistes: angela, GARNiDELiA and yanaginagi.

Fans will be able to catch them perform hits from popular anime series and get up close and personal with them during the fan meetings.

The carnival will also feature the return of the annual Animax Cosplay Competition.

Animax will set the stage for cosplay aficionados from all over Malaysia to showcase their costume-making talents and to role play their favourite anime characters.

Participants will stand a chance to win exciting prizes such as Sony XperiaTM Z5 and Sony PlayStation® 4.

The Animax Cosplay Competition will be held on March 26 at 1pm at the carnival.

Participants can register online now until March 18 at or register in person on the day of the competition between 9am and 10.30am.

Since the introduction of the cute and bubbly channel mascot OO-Kun, he has captured the hearts of many fans with his funny antics in the animated sketches.

This year, Animax will be launching an all-new series of sketches featuring their mascot and is giving fans the opportunity to be involved in his latest adventure.

Fans can vote for their favourite scenes, characters and props; the most popular choices will be included in the next animated sketch which will be released at a later date.

Popular merchandise of OO-Kun such as water bottles, soft toys, folders and a new two-in-one cushion-blanket will be made available for purchase during the carnival.

Fans who purchase over RM100 worth of items will even receive an additional customisable OO-Kun tote bag worth RM20.

Also made available at the carnival are original anime merchandise from favourites such as Fairy Tail, Black Bullet, One Punch Man and Assassination Classroom.

All visitors will also receive an exclusive OO-Kun flipbook animation notepad as a door gift.

This year’s theme for the carnival games is “Animax Academy”, consisting of myriad activity booths that will put visitors’ strength, dexterity and intelligence to the test.

To graduate from the academy, visitors will have to complete all the challenges and exchange their score cards for exciting prizes.

Anime lovers will also get the opportunity to step into the worlds of their favourite shows through the experiential zones inspired by two blockbusters: One Punch Man and The File of Young Kindaichi R.

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