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Anime 2018: 15-17 June, World Forum, The Hague

Anime 2018: 15-17 June, World Forum, The Hague

Posted on 25/08/2017
Our reigning monarchs, Marieke and Clara, hereby invite you to the court city The Hague for their 20th anniversary. Their festival, Anime 2018, will be held from Friday the 15th of June until Sunday the 17th in the World Forum, The Hague. They ... Read more
Winners Dutch Manga Awards 2017

Winners Dutch Manga Awards 2017

Posted on 03/06/2017
The Winners of the NEW Dutch Manga Awards are in! Winners Short Story Cy – (untitled) Webbelart – Spacebunny: Memories Bamiboy Design – Bamiboy vs Debt Demon Lynyster – I Am Weak MS Pol - ... Read more
Judges - EuRika

Judges - EuRika

Posted on 29/05/2017
  New Guest announcement! Sj & Ping from EuRika 愛 are the final two judges for 2017 and they hail all the way from The Phillipines Our two lovely ladies have been the first WCS team from their country and this is their first trip to ... Read more
Solid Snake

Solid Snake

Posted on 25/05/2017
New Judge announcement! Check Solid Snake's interview now! Read more
The Taste of Taiwanese Whisky

The Taste of Taiwanese Whisky

Posted on 14/05/2017
This year, we're exploring Taiwanese producer King Car whisky and their Kavalan label. We'll be exploring their award winning single cask expressions at cask strength. 6 of these unique drinks will be on the table for you to try. Sollist ... Read more
House of Cards

House of Cards

Posted on 13/05/2017
Did you ever want to join that table of card flinging people but had no idea how to join or even play? Do you have a collection of cards but no idea what else to do or what they are worth? Or are you just looking to meet other people who are ... Read more
Maintenance work on the road to Anime 2017

Maintenance work on the road to Anime 2017

Posted on 11/05/2017
During the weekend of Anime 2017, the city of The Hague is carrying out major maintenance work on the arterial road Raamweg-Koningskade-Zuid Hollandlaan. This means that the Raamweg will be closed in both directions between Javastraat and Laan ... Read more
Final Fantasy Tournament

Final Fantasy Tournament

Posted on 11/05/2017
Bring your own deck! Gamers of the West will host a Final Fantasy tournament at Anime 2017. Each round is 45 minutes, the number of rounds depends on the number of participants. All participants will get a small participation pack of cards. The ... Read more
Weiß Schwarz tournament

Weiß Schwarz tournament

Posted on 09/05/2017
Bring your own deck. Gamers of the West hosts a Weiß Schwarz tournament. Each round is 45 minutes, the number of rounds depends on the number of participants. All participants will get a small participation pack of cards. The winners get the ... Read more
New judge interview: Pion Kim

New judge interview: Pion Kim

Posted on 08/05/2017
Our roving reporter, Marieke, did an interview with talented Korean cosplayer Pion Kim. She was gracious enough to let Marieke in to her home to ask her a number of questions. Aside from judging some of the competitions at AnimeCon, Pion will also ... Read more
Gophers needed for Anime 2017!

Gophers needed for Anime 2017!

Posted on 06/05/2017
Hello everyone! Quick message from the Gopher team, looking for new volunteers during the weekend of Anime 2017 (and perhaps following editions in the years after this one?) If you have been to a previous edition of AnimeCon, you've probably ... Read more
Workshop: Fandubs

Workshop: Fandubs

Posted on 05/05/2017
Team FanDubFans is a fairly new group, consisting of different voice actors within the fandubbing community. Because fandubbing is fun to do, FanDubFans is giving workshops to get more people excited in this particular field. Have you always wanted ... Read more
Workshop: Onigiri bij Taji the Chef!

Workshop: Onigiri bij Taji the Chef!

Posted on 03/05/2017
A magnificent onigiri workshop, by Japanese sushi chef “Taji”. If you like high-quality onigiri, Taji will show you how to make onigiri with different fillings. This is very fun and easy to learn so you can do it at home! Don't forget ... Read more
Dutch Manga Awards Deadline extended to May the 15th!

Dutch Manga Awards Deadline extended to May the 15th!

Posted on 02/05/2017
Wacom will sponsor the Dutch Manga Awards by awarding all winners free access to one of their Master classes - including travel expenses! They will also host a digital guest book where all Anime 2017 visitors can leave their congratulations for ... Read more
Workshop: Side7 Gundam and Gunpla Entertainment

Workshop: Side7 Gundam and Gunpla Entertainment

Posted on 02/05/2017
Come and join the fun! This year too side7 will be providing your Gundam and GunPla entertainment. (now 3 times faster!) Join our workshop to discover your inner builder, with our experienced coaches we will guide you through your very first build. ... Read more
Lecture: How to make a succesful manga

Lecture: How to make a succesful manga

Posted on 01/05/2017
West Givner has successfully published comics for 8 years running. He will explain the differences to look for between drawing for online publication versus paper and the differences using comic versus manga style. How do you print your comic and ... Read more
Workshop: Trading Card Games 101

Workshop: Trading Card Games 101

Posted on 30/04/2017
Enthousiastic about Trading Card Games? And you just love to collect Pokémon Cards? Or do you just want to be part of your friends’ hobby? Start with caution and come visit our small lecture! We’ll teach you the basics of how to ... Read more
Meet and Greet: Mikaru (G.L.A.M.S)

Meet and Greet: Mikaru (G.L.A.M.S)

Posted on 28/04/2017
Always wanted to meet Mikaru or G.L.A.M.S? Want to hear their stories or ask them questions about their favorite animal or what they like to eat? Then come to the meet and greet session, and hear all the stories they will tell you! This session ... Read more
Saké Tasting

Saké Tasting

Posted on 22/04/2017
We all know saké as the great Japanese alcoholic beverage made from rice, but very few know how to appreciate it. Therefore we introduced the sake tasting to show (and let you taste) how wide a variety of sake's there are. To paticipate ... Read more
Workshop: LED Animation (no programming skills needed)

Workshop: LED Animation (no programming skills needed)

Posted on 20/04/2017
Have you always wanted to know how to control LED’s using an Arduino microcontroller? Come join our introduction workshop LED programming. You don’t have to be a programmer or even have any programming skills whatsoever to participate. ... Read more
Lecture: Dōjinshi Culture in Japan

Lecture: Dōjinshi Culture in Japan

Posted on 19/04/2017
Comiket (Komiketto) is probably the best known amateur manga (dōjinshi) fair in the world. Spanning three days, with well over 500.000 visitors and 35.000 publishing groups, it is the largest dōjinshi fair in Japan and the main event for Japanese ... Read more
CCM Escape Room at Anime2017

CCM Escape Room at Anime2017

Posted on 17/04/2017
CCM is back with another Escape room! As organizers of the first Escape room on a Dutch convention, they hope to welcome you at their newest room at Anime2017. Completely in theme of this year’s AnimeCon, we hope everyone who will attempt the ... Read more
Third Live House Artists: G.L.A.M.S.

Third Live House Artists: G.L.A.M.S.

Posted on 14/04/2017
Today is a good day to announce our third Live House artists: G.L.A.M.S. Singer/songwriter MIKARU (G.L.A.M.S), well-known for having been the leader and vocalist of the bands DIO – Distraught Overlord and BLACK LINE, will perform for the ... Read more
AnimeCon RMX by INVAZI

AnimeCon RMX by INVAZI

Posted on 13/04/2017
Imagine all your favourite anime characters having the best time of their life while they are jumping, dancing and enjoying. And you can be a part of all that greatness. This event is organised by Invazi, the biggest K-pop concert promoter and one ... Read more
Workshop: Different Manga Styles and Model Drawing

Workshop: Different Manga Styles and Model Drawing

Posted on 11/04/2017
Do you love drawing manga, and would you like to challenge yourself? Then this workshop is just right for you! Whether you're an amateur or an advanced artist, this workshop can be of use to you. You'll learn more about choosing the right style ... Read more
Lecture: Japanese Game Industry in the 90's

Lecture: Japanese Game Industry in the 90's

Posted on 11/04/2017
From 1991 to 1995, Noriko Aoki worked for Nintendo games as a game designer (Super Nintendo and Gameboy). For example, she drew all background of Fatal Fury for the Gameboy. Therefore many game geeks show interest in her working experience regarding ... Read more
Lecture: Magical Girls: Pioneers of Female Friendship and Sexuality

Lecture: Magical Girls: Pioneers of Female Friendship and Sexuality

Posted on 09/04/2017
This panel looks into a wide array of magical girls - their history, deconstruction and appropriation in American culture. Since Osamu Tezuka's Princess Knight, magical girls have explored gender, female friendship and sexuality. Magical girls have ... Read more
Karaoke at Anime2017

Karaoke at Anime2017

Posted on 08/04/2017
Performous-NL will be hosting karaoke at Anime 2017 this year together with Asgard sings. Sing your favourite songs with friends and participate in the karaoke competition! Our database contains well over 5000 songs. Current song lists can be found ... Read more
Lecture: How to Survive Comiket - a practical guide

Lecture: How to Survive Comiket - a practical guide

Posted on 07/04/2017
Your first time in Tokyo! You've visited Akihabara, you've seen the Tokyo Sky Tree and you planned your trip in such a way that you would be able to visit otaku festival nr. 1: Comiket. This festival is not for the faint of heart. Scorching sun, ... Read more
Dutch Manga Awards: Submissions are now open!

Dutch Manga Awards: Submissions are now open!

Posted on 05/04/2017
It is now possible to submit your entry for the Dutch Manga awards 2017, to be held at Anime2017! For the seventh time the J-Pop Foundation proudly presents the Dutch Manga Awards. This year, the rules were changed slightly compared to the past, ... Read more
Livehouse: Desi

Livehouse: Desi

Posted on 05/04/2017
Introducing our next Live House singer: Desi "「命 · Inochi 」- Darkness. A time in eternal night before the birth of the stars. When life itself, Inochi, finally awakens, it finds nothing but solitude and impenetrable shadows. It starts a ... Read more
Lecture: Figure Collecting

Lecture: Figure Collecting

Posted on 02/04/2017
Buying a figure can be fun, but what are the things you need to watch out for when you want to start collecting? Which sort of figurines exist? What are "bootlegs"? In this lecture, you will get the answers to these questions and much more. This is ... Read more
Kpop Dance Studio

Kpop Dance Studio

Posted on 01/04/2017
The duo Jimmydreamer and Ho Yin will be attending Anime 2017! Together they are called BURNIN’, and these dancers will be hosting a Kpop dance workshop where they will teach you amazing moves as seen in music videos all the way from Korea! ... Read more
The Taste of Japanese Whisky 7th Edition

The Taste of Japanese Whisky 7th Edition

Posted on 31/03/2017
This year we are organising the seventh Japanese whisky tasting event at the Anime Festival. To enter you will have to buy a separate whisky ticket. This ticket covers all consumptions that are part of this tasting event (cost of all bottles, tax ... Read more
Writing lecture/workshop: Pindakaas en Sushi

Writing lecture/workshop: Pindakaas en Sushi

Posted on 30/03/2017
Pindakaas en Sushi 3 writing lecture / workshop Writers, assemble! With Pindakaas en Sushi 3 completing the YA geek novel series, author Roderick Leeuwenhart shares his secrets about the writing process. It's more than just a behind the scenes ... Read more
Workshop: Papercraft

Workshop: Papercraft

Posted on 29/03/2017
A small introduction to papercraft. We have paper, scissors, glue and randomness. With these unique ingredients, you can make your very own papercraft model! It doesn't matter if you already know how to papercraft or if you are just starting; for ... Read more
Workshop: Calligraphy

Workshop: Calligraphy

Posted on 29/03/2017
Calligraphy is the Japanese (and Chinese, and even Western) art of writing. Of course with Japanese Calligraphy (and Chinese Calligraphy, which are almost identical), characters are written rather than English words. This traditional kind of ... Read more
First two judge interviews are up!

First two judge interviews are up!

Posted on 27/03/2017
Magical girl Marieke has temporarily taken over from Clara Cow in the interview department. She has had talks with two of our cosplay judges: Hoku props and Fabricator Djinn. So if you've always wanted to know what makes our tow armoured heroes ... Read more
Panel: 48TALK & live podcast

Panel: 48TALK & live podcast

Posted on 26/03/2017
From YouTube, the 48TALK podcast gives information and experiences about Japanese idols. Mainly about AKB48 group, Nogizaka46, Keyakizaka46. If you ever wondered what idols actually do/are, this is the perfect place for your questions to be ... Read more
Looking for Volunteers

Looking for Volunteers

Posted on 25/03/2017
AnimeCon is still looking for new volunteers! To help with our ever growing organisation we are looking for volunteers for the following positions: - Senior Videotech gopher - Senior gopher catering - Stage Hand / Tech team gopher - ... Read more
Lecture: 18+ Merchandise

Lecture: 18+ Merchandise

Posted on 23/03/2017
You may know Maakie for her Figure Collecting Lecture or from other lectures about merchandise from Japan! Well, it's time for something a bit more daring!  In this lecture, she will show you tons of wacky and interesting adult items from ... Read more
Lecture: Studying in Japan

Lecture: Studying in Japan

Posted on 22/03/2017
Curious about studying abroad, and especially in Japan? Then this lecture is perfect for you! During this lecture you'll learn about two opportunities to study in Japan: high school and university. Ambaran will tell you about their experience with ... Read more
Anime 2017 needs you!

Anime 2017 needs you!

Posted on 20/03/2017
Anime 2017 is only a few months away and the applications for Stewards are rolling in. We have already surpassed the number of Stewards from last year, but we are eager to expand even more! Do you have people skills? Do you work well under ... Read more
Bring and Buy at Anime 2017

Bring and Buy at Anime 2017

Posted on 19/03/2017
A long time ago, in a country far, far away... Well OK, it was just a hop across the pond actually.... one of our festival organizers saw something that he thought would be interesting to implement at our own festivals. This amazing little feat was ... Read more
Livehouse: Shiroku

Livehouse: Shiroku

Posted on 17/03/2017
There are many things to see and do at Anime 2017, but did you know there is also plenty to hear? One of our artist for the Live House event will be Shiroku. Find more information here. Read more
Our very first employee!

Our very first employee!

Posted on 08/03/2017
Most of our visitors find it hard to believe that all members of our staff are volunteers. Thankfully they no longer need to believe us. As of today we signed our first employment contract with Lydia Triet, one of our long-time volunteers. ... Read more
Manga Kissa returns to Anime 2017

Manga Kissa returns to Anime 2017

Posted on 28/02/2017
Of course we couldn't miss the Manga Kissa at Anime 2017! Our friends will bring their magical collection of manga with them, which you can read while relaxing with a nice cup of tea. They will also be hosting several great and interesting events. Read more
New C4 partner: Czech Republic

New C4 partner: Czech Republic

Posted on 27/02/2017
New partner announcement! For the 2017 finals, we've added Animefest in Brno, Czech Republic. Their preliminary will be between 19 and 21 May. Check them out if you live in the Czech Republic. Read more
Animecon Glow in the Dark Wristbands for sale at Anime2017

Animecon Glow in the Dark Wristbands for sale at Anime2017

Posted on 21/02/2017
We want to be able to give our visitors a little something to remember us by. And what better and magical way to do so than with a wristband that glows in the dark? Now, you won't even be able to forget about our amazing festival at night! The ... Read more
Kyaraben and Shojin Workshops

Kyaraben and Shojin Workshops

Posted on 17/02/2017
Kyaraben or charaben, a shortened form of character bento, is a style of elaborately arranged bento (Japanese boxed lunch) which features food decorated to look like people, characters from popular media, animals, and plants. This year we will host ... Read more
History Lecture: Mongolia vs. Japan

History Lecture: Mongolia vs. Japan

Posted on 16/02/2017
Lets start announcing events, lectures and workshops. Today we start with a history lecture: Mongolia vs Japan 1274-1281 by Matijs de Jong. This lecture will describe how the Mongols came to rule most of the world at the time. The main timeline of ... Read more
Italy joins C4

Italy joins C4

Posted on 14/02/2017
New country announcement for C4! Italy, by way of Romics joins the team! Italian cosplayers can win a trip to The Netherlands this April. Good luck to all of you. Read more
Special cosplay guest announcement

Special cosplay guest announcement

Posted on 01/02/2017
Emergency update! Before announcing our last two judges, we have an additional cosplay guest this year! Flying in from Korea, to please all those Overwatch gamers, is World Cosplay Summit 2015 contestant: Pion Kim! Read more
WCS prelims return to Animecon

WCS prelims return to Animecon

Posted on 28/01/2017
WCS returns home this year! The World Cosplay Summit preliminaries for 2018 will be held at Anime 2017 this June. People who have already joined other cosplay competitions at AnimeCon this year, do NOT mail us, we'll e-mail you shortly ... Read more
The second armoured hero: Hoku Props

The second armoured hero: Hoku Props

Posted on 24/01/2017
  Our second knight in cosplay armour also hails from the USA. Hoku Props will join the other judges for the cosplay competitions at Anime2017. Read more
Our third cosplay judge will be: Fabricator Djinn

Our third cosplay judge will be: Fabricator Djinn

Posted on 23/01/2017
There will be two armoured heroes present at Anime2017 to judge our cosplay competitions. The first one is Fabricator Djinn from the United States. Read more
AMV submissions open

AMV submissions open

Posted on 10/01/2017
A little later than previous years, but we're ready: the AMV contest lives again! In 2017, we will have another edition of our famed AMV-competition, for which submissions are now officially open. For more information and the submit form, please ... Read more
New Format for Dutch Manga Awards

New Format for Dutch Manga Awards

Posted on 09/01/2017
After seven years of Dutch Manga Awards we decided to completely change the format. Previously we judged already material already published in print. Now we decided to start judging work not yet published. The main difference is that instead of ... Read more
Second cosplay judge announced!

Second cosplay judge announced!

Posted on 08/01/2017
We are very pleased to announce our second cosplay judge and guest. Welcome back to Animecon: Reika Arikawa! This judge hails from Japan, is in love with cream cheese and is just an over all awesome person. Read more
First cosplay judge for 2017: Solid Snake

First cosplay judge for 2017: Solid Snake

Posted on 07/01/2017
Announcing our first cosplay guest and judge for this year: Solid Snake. Hailing from Hungary, this costume and prop maker will be joining us to judge several cosplay competitions at Anime2017. Read more
Winners Dutch Manga Awards 2016

Winners Dutch Manga Awards 2016

Posted on 11/06/2016
Here is the report by the jury on the Dutch manga Awards 2015 Short Comic Ringeldingen II by Emma Ringelding: Hilarious comics inspired both by everyday life and pop culture. A great mix of the absurd and relatable. Would however benefit from ... Read more
Nominations Dutch Manga Awards 2016

Nominations Dutch Manga Awards 2016

Posted on 07/06/2016
The Dutch Manga Awards jury has announced the nominations for 2016. Our congratulations for the nominees! Original Story Cotton Candy Latte by Lae Schäfer Quest of Yin by Isabel Baele Bitter by Valerie Chang Fan ... Read more
Manuel Capitani

Manuel Capitani

Posted on 17/04/2016
  Manuel Capitani, together with Luca Buzzi represented Italy for the World Cosplay Summit in 2015 in their awesome Evangelion suits. Manuel will be judging cosplay events at AnimeCon this year. More information on Manuel can be found here. Read more
Kev

Kev

Posted on 17/04/2016
  A stage actor and cosplayer from the United States is our third judge! His interview with Clara can be found here Read more
fripSide

fripSide

Posted on 17/03/2016
This year's live event is from one of the most popular bands in Japan at this moment. It's their first ever performance in Europe! Put your hands together for fripSide Read more
Luca Buzzi

Luca Buzzi

Posted on 03/02/2016
Our next Cosplay Judge is Lucca Buzzi from Italy. This shy young man got chosen to represent Italy for the World Cosplay Summit twice and ended up winning it once and becoming second last year with the superb rendition of Evangelion. Luca will be ... Read more
Novotel and Bel Air

Novotel and Bel Air

Posted on 24/11/2015
First, some bad news for those who aim for a room (nearly) on top of the World Forum: there are currently no rooms available in the Novotel and Bel Air hotels near the venue. The reason is simple: they’ve either been booked already or are ... Read more
Cosplay registration open on December 22

Cosplay registration open on December 22

Posted on 24/11/2015
Dear Cosplayers, On December 22 (that's a Tuesday), we will open registration for all our Cosplay Competitions at 8 o’clock in the morning. Call it an early Christmas present.  Please note: only complete registrations will be ... Read more
First Cosplay Judge announced!

First Cosplay Judge announced!

Posted on 21/11/2015
  Originating from Russia, living in the USA, our first Judge for Anime 2016 is a cosplayer with more than 10 years of experience in cosplay. Etaru does cosplays from all genres, including western Super Heroes. We've sent Clara, our ... Read more
CosVille

CosVille

Posted on 30/09/2015
The J-POP Foundation, the organisers of AnimeCon presents World Cosplay Summit selections for The Netherlands at CosVille Together with Blammo Entertainment, the J-Pop Foundation will present various cosplay and game related events at Firstlook ... Read more
"Moolah" devaluation - get your old coins refunded!

"Moolah" devaluation - get your old coins refunded!

Posted on 26/08/2015
In our visitor survey, many of our visitors remarked that the 2015 "Moolah" coins were too expensive and that this led to high prices at the food stalls. We knew we would make mistakes the first year we had a hand in the catering and the number of ... Read more
Winners Dutch Manga Awards 2015

Winners Dutch Manga Awards 2015

Posted on 23/06/2015
Here is the report by the jury on the Dutch manga Awards 2015 Short Comic Squabe by Abe Borst has a nice own style and good jokes but is very in-crowd.  Thessa Blijleven has greatly improved her drawing skills in Voor de wetenschap 2 ... Read more
Nominations Dutch Manga Awards 2015

Nominations Dutch Manga Awards 2015

Posted on 08/06/2015
The Dutch Manga Awards jury has announced the nominations for 2015. Our congratulations for the nominees! Original Story The mirror master by Marcitach in Feeding the soul van CrackBrained Doujinshi A song called city by Rik ... Read more
Pindakaas & Sushi 2

Pindakaas & Sushi 2

Posted on 04/06/2015
Roderick Leeuwenhart's newest novel "Pindakaas & Sushi 2" will premiere at Anime 2015. Come to the dealer room at Anime 2015 to claim your copy! Read more
Locked without a key

Locked without a key

Posted on 22/05/2015
As of now you can reserve a rented locker for personal use at Anime 2015! We are a Japanese convention and thus we are interested in the latest gadgets, so we opted for lockers with electronic locks that use a numeric code to open. This neatly ... Read more
New Judge!

New Judge!

Posted on 18/05/2015
  Minemes from Korea returns to Anime 2015! The lovely TaeYeon, also known as Minemes returns to Anime 2015! This awesome Korean cosplayer will again attend Anime 2015 and will help out with some of the judging of our cosplay ... Read more
Anime 2015 Photography contest

Anime 2015 Photography contest

Posted on 05/04/2015
DomoDomo and J-Pop Foundation are happy to announce our 2015 Cosplay Photography Contest and invite photographers from all over to enter. For details on how to enter please look here. Read more
Hotel accomodations by ITO Tours

Hotel accomodations by ITO Tours

Posted on 01/04/2015
One reason to chose The Hague as a location was the large availability of hotel rooms, with a wide range of prices. However, we never had the capacity to inform our visitors about more than a fraction of the available hotels. ITO Tours has offered ... Read more
Dutch Manga Awards 2015

Dutch Manga Awards 2015

Posted on 25/03/2015
The fifth jury for the Dutch Manga Awards consists of the comics artists Aimée de Jongh and Marissa Delbressine and Silvio van der Loo, president of Silvester comics publishing. You will find more information on the jury and their works on ... Read more
C4 news!

C4 news!

Posted on 23/03/2015
Stichting J-Pop will of course continue Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup in 2016. For the 2016 preliminaries we have some changes to announce. The Dutch preliminary for 2016 will be held at Abunai! con August 28 - 30 2015 in Veldhoven. The Belgian ... Read more
Banners!

Banners!

Posted on 02/03/2015
We have some Anime 2015 banners for you to use! You can download them by a right click and save with your mouse   Find them here Read more
BACk-ON

BACk-ON

Posted on 14/02/2015
The J-Pop Foundation is pleased to announce that BACK-ON, the Japanese rock band that combines rock with electronic music and rap that is mostly known for their many Anime opening and ending songs will perform live at the Anime festival. ... Read more
Origa deceased

Origa deceased

Posted on 18/01/2015
We were shocked and incredibly saddened from the news that Russian singer and composer Origa died at the young age of 44 from the relentless disease that is lung cancer. We were honoured to have her perform at Anime 2014 last year and most of ... Read more
Cosplay Registration Open!

Cosplay Registration Open!

Posted on 10/12/2014
Dear Cosplayers, On 23 December, as an early christmas present we will open registration for all our cosplay competitions. Please do note that if, in 2014, you have pulled out of the competition just before anime 2014, you will be placed on the ... Read more
Whisky Tasting 2015

Whisky Tasting 2015

Posted on 17/11/2014
The taste of Japanese Whisky Part V This year, for the 5th year in a row, there will be a whisky tasting at Anime! We have carefully selected some awesome beverages for our audience and we hope you will enjoy them as much as we ... Read more
Changing the rules - again

Changing the rules - again

Posted on 31/10/2014
With only hours to go until the ticket booth opens, it is time to announce that - as in all recent years - we have made some small changes to our house rules to reflect things we have learned we have to explain to some - usually a very small ... Read more
CCCC Announced!

CCCC Announced!

Posted on 01/10/2014
Stichting Promotie Japanse Popcultuur proudly announces CCCC Clara Cow's Cosplay Cup! For more information check out the special page on our website http://www.animecon.nl/CCCC Read more
2015 3rd Judge announced

2015 3rd Judge announced

Posted on 25/09/2014
Our third Judge is our only European judge, from Poland, Shappi! Check her interview out here Read more
2015 2nd Judge announced

2015 2nd Judge announced

Posted on 17/09/2014
As second Cosplay Judge today we would like to announce A.K. Wirru from Australia! Wirru is great at all kinds of cosplay but specialises in armour cosplays. His craft foam props are not toilets! (As he mentioned at WCS 2014). A FREE and easy ... Read more
2015 Judge announced!

2015 Judge announced!

Posted on 17/09/2014
Tsubaki from Australia is our first announced Judge for our cosplay competitions in 2015! Check out Clara's interview with her here... Read more
Buy 2015 tickets at Atsusacon: 19 & 20 July!

Buy 2015 tickets at Atsusacon: 19 & 20 July!

Posted on 14/07/2014
This weekend we will start selling tickets for Anime 2015 at Atsusacon in Antwerp. The reason to start so early in the year is because we listen to you! Especially to what you tell us in our online survey at: enquete.animecon.nl Three of you ... Read more
Winners Dutch Manga Awards 2014

Winners Dutch Manga Awards 2014

Posted on 14/06/2014
Here are the reports by the jury on the winners of the Dutch Manga Awards 2014. Short comics Willem Gladbeek in Asbest had an absurd combination of characters. Sharks! Well not sharks with freaking laser eyes, but sharks! Voor de ... Read more
Video program online

Video program online

Posted on 30/05/2014
You can now see our full video program for 2014 online at our program timeline page. Check out the Mississippi and the two Yangtze rooms and the theater at midnight for more than 75 features! What is new or special this year? Well... we manage to ... Read more
Dutch Manga Awards 2014

Dutch Manga Awards 2014

Posted on 06/05/2014
The jury for the Dutch Manga Awards 2014 consists of Flo de Goede, Amin Gemai and Marissa Delbressine. The Dutch Manga Awards Contest page tells their background details and also contains a list of all eligible works that we know of. Check quickly ... Read more
Crunchyroll sponsors the Anime 2014 Video program

Crunchyroll sponsors the Anime 2014 Video program

Posted on 18/04/2014
The Anime, Manga and Asian Drama streaming platorm Crunchyroll will be sponsoring a large part of the Anime 2014 video program. Crunchyroll is the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media. Crunchyroll has ... Read more
The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

Posted on 14/04/2014
Stichting Promotie Japanse Popcultuur is proud to announce that they will show Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises at the Anime festival. In cooperation with Lumiere, the Dutch distributor, we have decided to hold a cool competition for the ... Read more
Origa GO!

Origa GO!

Posted on 07/04/2014
Stichting J-Pop is proud to confirm singer Origa's concert at Anime 2014. Origa will perform on Friday evening. We want to thank all the fans that made this happen for their support! We still need a lot of money to break even on this ... Read more
Game of Thrones Fan-art

Game of Thrones Fan-art

Posted on 02/04/2014
A new contest for graphic-artists! Dark Dragon Books and the J-POP Foundation announce the Game of Thrones Fan-art Competition. Send in your fan-illustration from Game of Thrones. All will be published on our site and the best will get published in ... Read more
Alfred J. Kwak

Alfred J. Kwak

Posted on 16/02/2014
Alfred Jodocus Kwak - also known internationally e.g. as Alfred Jonathan Quack - will make a double appearance at Anime 2014. The Jodocus collective will tell in songs the story about Alfred becoming a father at last. These performances on Saturday ... Read more
Origa fund raiser

Origa fund raiser

Posted on 07/02/2014
Stichting J-Pop presents it's first ever fund raiser. In order for Russian singer ORIGA to attend Anime 2014 we need your help! We need to raise about €7.000 to make it happen and you can help us with that! Check out our ORIGA ... Read more
Partners Against Piracy

Partners Against Piracy

Posted on 22/01/2014
The J-POP Foundation announces: Partners Against Piracy The sale of bootlegs products is a constant source of irritation for us and other festivals in the Netherlands. We discussed this with some of them and decided to open a new front in the ... Read more
Main Music Act Announced!

Main Music Act Announced!

Posted on 08/12/2013
J-Pop is proud to announce their Musical Guest of Honor for Anime 2014 Click play to see Read more
2014 ticket prices announced

2014 ticket prices announced

Posted on 14/10/2013
Every year visitors ask us: will our ticket prices go up, down or stay the same? As the J-POP Foundation always tries to please all visitors to the convention for 2014 the answer is a resounding YES! The prices will go up, down and stay the ... Read more
Anime 2016 announced!

Anime 2016 announced!

Posted on 09/10/2013
Yes! you read that correctly! Anime 2016! Of course we'll first have to organize Anime 2014 and 2015, but both the World Forum and the J-POP Foundation had such a good time organizing Anime 2013 that we have signed a contract for the next three ... Read more
Winners Dutch Manga Awards 2013

Winners Dutch Manga Awards 2013

Posted on 06/06/2013
Here are the reports by the jury on the winners of the Dutch Manga Awards 2013. Short comics Like last year this category did not stand out by its quantity, but very much made this up by the quality of the short comics. The jury was ... Read more
Powered by Mountain Dew

Powered by Mountain Dew

Posted on 29/05/2013
Hello everyone, our friends at PepsiCo Netherlands are sponsoring Anime 2013 with a truckload of Mountain Dew! If you want to enjoy your free bottle of Mountain Dew, please buy a Friday or Weekend ticket and arrive on Friday. The first 2000 ... Read more
50 hours left

50 hours left

Posted on 29/05/2013
In less than 50 hours Anime 2013 will start! Information for all convention visitors Thank you for coming! Going to The Hague was a big gamble for us as the location is more expensive. Would you come / could you come? Yes you ... Read more
Only one hundred hours left

Only one hundred hours left

Posted on 27/05/2013
In less than one hundred hours Anime 2013 will open the doors! We have prepared an information item at fifty hours for all our visitors, but here we have some information for those coming to an Anime convention for the first time. Information for ... Read more
Only 150 hours left

Only 150 hours left

Posted on 25/05/2013
In less than 150 hours Anime 2013 will start! We have prepared an information item at a hundred hours for all our new visitors and at fifty hours one for all our visitors, but we start with some information for the grizzled veterans of our ... Read more
The jury has spoken

The jury has spoken

Posted on 17/05/2013
The nominees After long deliberation and evenings full of discussions, the jury has narrowed down the contestants for the Dutch Manga Awards to 3 or 4 remaining works per category. Original Story Lotte by Merwilla in ... Read more
Anime 2013 changes the rules

Anime 2013 changes the rules

Posted on 09/05/2013
Due to the many querstions we get about our house rules, we have fine-tuned the rules to our new location. Instead of a blanket prohibition to carry bags, etc.. we will be using a zoning system specifying what is allowed where. The basics of the ... Read more
Anime Song Karaoke

Anime Song Karaoke

Posted on 04/05/2013
Stichting Promotie Japanse Popcultuur is proud to announce the participation in the Daiichikosho Anime Song KARAOKE Championships in Nagoya, Japan. We will be sending the winner of the Dutch preliminary, held on Sunday, to Nagoya Japan, to ... Read more
Team Spain

Team Spain

Posted on 23/04/2013
We are proud to announce that the 2012 team Spain will be our final two judges for the Anime festival this year. Please check out their page on our site. Photo (C) Hidrico Read more
CICAF

CICAF

Posted on 07/04/2013
China International Cartoon & Animation Festival Stichiting Promotie Japanse Popcultuur was delighted to be asked as the first 2014 preliminary round holder for The China CICAF Grand Cosplay Award International. As the second ... Read more
YCCI

YCCI

Posted on 05/04/2013
Stichting Promotie Japanse Popcultuur is proud to announce that we are joining forces with Yamato Corp of Brazil and are now hosting the Dutch preliminary round of the Yamato Cosplay Cup International. This cosplay event is open to ... Read more
Jury Dutch Manga Awards 2013 Announced

Jury Dutch Manga Awards 2013 Announced

Posted on 03/04/2013
The members of the jury for the Dutch Manga Awards 2013 will be the Dutch Comics artist Maaike Hartjes, Jacques Post, an editor working for Luitingh-Sijthoff publishing company and Marissa Delbressine: the only winner of two previous Dutch Manga ... Read more
ALTIMA

ALTIMA

Posted on 21/03/2013
The J-Pop Foundation is proud to announce ALTIMA will be performing at The Anime Festival this year. ALTIMA is known for anime Shakugan no Shana Final and Accel World and will perform in a free concert on Saturday evening 1 June. ... Read more
StarCraft 2 Championship at Anime 2013

StarCraft 2 Championship at Anime 2013

Posted on 13/03/2013
Big news everybody! After working on it for the last couple of months we can finally officially announce that we will be host to the Dutch StarCraft 2 League Championship in collaboration with DSCL! Their finals will be free to visit for both ... Read more
More Judges

More Judges

Posted on 15/02/2013
We proudly announce our second set of Judges for the Anime 2013 cosplay events. Meet WCS Team UK 2012! Lex and Laura wil help Aya and Raistlin judge our cosplay competitions. To learn more about them, please click here! Read more
Cosplay Judges

Cosplay Judges

Posted on 01/01/2013
Hello all, on this New Years day we'd like to announce our first two Cosplay Judges. At Anime we always have international Judges for our Cosplay competitions. This way we assure impartial judgement for all contestants involved For more ... Read more
Dutch Manga Awards 2013

Dutch Manga Awards 2013

Posted on 21/12/2012
As in the previous two years we will organize the Dutch Manga Awards, three special awards for the best Dutch or Belgian independently published comics in the categories Original story, Fan comic and Short comic.. As in previous years ... Read more
Hotel bookings started

Hotel bookings started

Posted on 01/12/2012
Starting today you can book rooms in the three hotel next to the convention using the special deals available on our hotels page. Compared to the past we expect a calm start of the sales as there are plenty of rooms available. Read more
Ticket booth open

Ticket booth open

Posted on 31/10/2012
Tomorrow we will start the online sales of tickets for Anime 2013. As in previous years people who buy early get a discount, but new this year is that the first 400 tickets sold will have an extra discount of one euro a day.  So the ... Read more
Questionaire winners!

Questionaire winners!

Posted on 21/10/2012
Winners for this years questionnaire Prize Draw are: * Michanne Kassels * Anthonie Khor * Suzanne Zuurman These three randomly selected lucky winners will have a free Clara Cow plush send to them to the address know to us in the Ticket ... Read more
Anime 2013 in The Hague

Anime 2013 in The Hague

Posted on 04/07/2012
Anime 2013 will take place in World Forum, The Hague from Friday 31 May until Sunday 2 June 2013. Yes! It is finally official! This move is a major operation for our convention as we've been in Almelo for the last 9 years, so please give us a ... Read more
Anime 2013 Clean-Up

Anime 2013 Clean-Up

Posted on 18/06/2012
Hi Folks, in order to prepare the site for Anime 2013 and to avoid confusion about the program, we have been taking down quite some pages. If want to see the old program you will have to visit the archive of the 2012 program. Some more pages will ... Read more
Dutch Manga Awards Winners 2012

Dutch Manga Awards Winners 2012

Posted on 18/05/2012
Here are the reports by the jury on the winners of the Dutch Manga Awards 2012. As is quickly becoming the norm, the 2012 jury decided to dole out some extra praise for some of the works. The jury decided that the story Narcissus by ... Read more
Dutch Manga Awards Nominations 2012

Dutch Manga Awards Nominations 2012

Posted on 15/05/2012
The festival is near, and so is the ultimate choice to decide who wins the Dutch Manga Awards. There has been a long and weary selection between many works of our artists, but a final selection has been made. Check out the site to see who are the ... Read more
m.o.v.e goods

m.o.v.e goods

Posted on 14/05/2012
Avex Management and m.o.v.e will have some items on sale at Anime 2012, including a Foreign tour only live CD! Read and see all about it in the special m.o.v.e goods section of the site! Read more
Red Cross

Red Cross

Posted on 14/05/2012
Stichting Promotie Japanse Popcultuur will be running a Donation scheme during Anime 2012. During the festival, we will ask you to donate to the Japanese Red Cross 2011 Tsunami Cash Crant Program This program makes it possible for the Local ... Read more
Festival program online

Festival program online

Posted on 13/05/2012
For the first time ever! The full Anime 2012 program is on-line! Click here to view the full program of all events and video's, hour by hour! Move your mouse over an item to get more detailed information, also many of the events link to ... Read more
Tom Nagae

Tom Nagae

Posted on 03/05/2012
Ève No Jikan and Pale Cocoon producer Tom Nagae will attend Anime 2012. His movie Eve no Jikan (Time of Eve) will be the opening film for the festival on Friday. Mr. Nagae will speak about the film. More info here Read more
Martin Lodewijk

Martin Lodewijk

Posted on 03/05/2012
Brilliant Dutch comic artist and scenario writer Martin Lodewijk will be a special guest at Anime 2012. Martin is one of the authors of Quark, the only professionally released Dutch comic in Manga style! Martin will be a judge on the Dutch Manga ... Read more
Noriko Aoki

Noriko Aoki

Posted on 03/05/2012
Manga-ka Noriko Aoki will be at anime 2012 Noriko worked for several artists as assistant and had her own 4-panel comic. She moved to the Netherlands a few years back, and now works again as independent artist. Read more about Noriko and her ... Read more
Lizemijn Libgott

Lizemijn Libgott

Posted on 25/04/2012
Lizemijn @ Anime 2012 Dutch Voice actress Lizemijn Libgott will be attending Anime 2012 and will hold a panel and question opportunity for our guests to ask about Voice acting. Lizemijn's panel will be held in Video Room 2 at 15:00 on Saturday! ... Read more
m.o.v.e Album

m.o.v.e Album

Posted on 24/04/2012
New Album XII on sale @ Anime2012   Of course m.o.v.e's new album, XII will be on sale at Anime 2012. And of course, you can get it signed! We will make sure the Day visitors will also have a chance to buy a signed album. Read more
Helen @ Anime

Helen @ Anime

Posted on 15/04/2012
She's BACK! We've managed to get Helen McCarthty to agree to come to Anime 2012 again! Helen is the writer of many famous books on Anime and Manga, an ace in Haiku, great at Cross Stitching in Manga style and more recently known for her one on ... Read more
Message from m.o.v.e

Message from m.o.v.e

Posted on 12/04/2012
Special Message Please listen to Yuri and Motsu's message for our visitors Read more
REMO-CON @ Anime

REMO-CON @ Anime

Posted on 10/04/2012
It's official! The famous DJ Remo-Con (Extrema, AyuTrance, Cybertrance, Velfarre, Y&Co) will be spinning a full 1 hour set on Friday Night at the Deshima Sounds Disco! As part of the Anime 2012 festival, attending this great ... Read more
J-Pop @ Shofukan

J-Pop @ Shofukan

Posted on 04/04/2012
J-Pop at Shofukan's Chashitsu opening event! On Sunday, 22 April, Japans cultureel centrum Shofukan will hold a Japan Day! This to commemorate the opening of their brand new Chashitsu. There will be loads of fun stuff to do from 11:00 ... Read more
Wintertime on YaYCon

Wintertime on YaYCon

Posted on 25/03/2012
We will be at YaYCon on April the 1st in Enschede. This year we won't be just manning our booth but we are also organizing the game room. As organizing a (good) game room takes time, we did not get round to updating the winter ... Read more
m.o.v.e

m.o.v.e

Posted on 06/03/2012
Will make an appearance at Anime 2012, Apocalypse Cow. The band will give a free concert on Saturday 19 May and will also do a Q&A Session, Signing session and will be there to sell their new Album XII. For more info follow ... Read more
Whisky Tasting

Whisky Tasting

Posted on 01/02/2012
Stichting Promotie Japanse Popcultuur is proud to announce in cooperation with Whisky Site, Bresser and Timmer and Chichibu Distillery, the Second edition of The Taste of Japanese Whisky! In the evening of 19 May 2012, you can taste 7 great ... Read more
Dutch Manga Awards 2012: Short comic category

Dutch Manga Awards 2012: Short comic category

Posted on 17/01/2012
As in 2011 the Dutch Manga Awards 2012 will celebrate the best new self published comics by Dutch artists and doujinshi circles. New in 2012 is that there is a third category: the Short Comic award. This is an award for series of e.g. 4-panel ... Read more
Sponsor Announcement

Sponsor Announcement

Posted on 13/01/2012
Stichting Promotie Japanse Popcultuur is proud to announce that....         Brother Home Sewing Europe Will be sponsoring our WCS Preliminaries with a Brother Innovis-10A Sewing Machine for the team ... Read more
Posters & Backgrounds

Posters & Backgrounds

Posted on 05/11/2011
We like Mike's new congraphic a lot! If you like them too you can download them from the Help Us page in two sizes. But that was not enough for us so we begged Mike to make us screen backgrounds as well! Yes! Read more
New prices for 2012

New prices for 2012

Posted on 31/10/2011
Tomorrow the ticket booth will open once again for 2012. The early birds can start buying their tickets. While the buying of tickets has changed little, after four years of stability we did decide to change the prices. The cheapest ... Read more
Captain America at Abunai

Captain America at Abunai

Posted on 23/08/2011
Captain America & Super 8 prizes at Abunai ticket sales kickoff   Universal Pictures has been so kind as to provide us with merchandise from Captain America: The First Avenger and Super 8 to hand out as prizes during the sale of ... Read more
AMV rules have been updated

AMV rules have been updated

Posted on 06/06/2011
The Anime 2012 website is being updated to match the new theme and events therein and the AMV-competition is the first to get its updates. The contest of Anime 2011 was great; let's make 2012 even better. We figured that we'd let you know the ... Read more
Mini afterparty at the Japanmarkt in Leiden

Mini afterparty at the Japanmarkt in Leiden

Posted on 15/05/2011
The Sieboldhuis in Leiden organises a Japanmarkt on Sunday 29 May. We will be there, manning a stand with some of the crew. You are welcome if you want to drop by and talk, have a drink or play a game of Taiko no Tatsujin if you missed out on ... Read more
Anime 2011 is over!

Anime 2011 is over!

Posted on 11/05/2011
It's sad but true: Anime 2011 is no more. The festival turned out to be the best one yet according to our visitors, and who are we to argue with that? We'd like to thank once again everybody who helped us in any way for making Anime 2011 ... Read more
Dutch Manga Awards Winners 2011

Dutch Manga Awards Winners 2011

Posted on 06/05/2011
Here are the reports by the jury on the winners of the Dutch Manga Awards 2011. The jury managed to surprise us in the reports with a last minute category change by deciding that Dear Diary by Aimée de Jongh ought to have been nominated in ... Read more
Dutch Manga Awards 2011 nominations

Dutch Manga Awards 2011 nominations

Posted on 02/05/2011
We are proud to announce the nominations for the Dutch Manga Awards 2011, as selected by our jury members: Mara Joustra, acquiring editor with Oog & Blik / De Bezige Bij, Adri van Kooten, creator with Martin Lodewijk of of Quark - ... Read more
SAS Sponsors WCS winners!

SAS Sponsors WCS winners!

Posted on 29/04/2011
Our winning WCS team will be flying to Japan with SAS - Scandinavian Air Service with a brief stop at Copenhagen Airport. If you'd like to join our team and cheer them on in Japan, kindly get in touch with Shiranai Travel. Shiranai Travel will ... Read more
We broke the 2000 tickets-mark

We broke the 2000 tickets-mark

Posted on 27/04/2011
The number on the right says it all: just over two hours ago, we hit the 2000 tickets-mark! We'd like to thank everyone who has bought a ticket for the Anime 2011 festival and we will do our very best to make this a weekend to remember for you ... Read more
AMV/EMV competition closed

AMV/EMV competition closed

Posted on 23/04/2011
The deadline for submitting video's for the AMV- and EMV-competitions are now closed. A plethora of splendid video's have been submitted and nearly every video made it to the competitions; our thanks goes out to all of you who took the time to ... Read more
Great Tohoku/Kanto Earthquake

Great Tohoku/Kanto Earthquake

Posted on 16/03/2011
Japan has been hit by a enormeous series of earthquakes and a massive tsunami has struck the northeast side of Honshu. As a result, many people lost their homes and families, and entire villages have been wiped off the map, with almost 9000 people ... Read more
Dutch Manga Awards 2011

Dutch Manga Awards 2011

Posted on 07/03/2011
Doujin artists have been selling their works for years, but only this year have we started to judge them. The Dutch Manga Awards are meant to encourage the young artists that publish their own works and sell them at our (or other) conventions and ... Read more
Whisky Tasting!

Whisky Tasting!

Posted on 03/03/2011
For the first time at the Anime Festival we are bringing you some fantastic Japanese whiskies! We have a 28 year old and a 2 year old Whisky, we even have two bottles from closed distilleries! You have to be 18 years old and have a weekend ... Read more
World Cosplay Summit

World Cosplay Summit

Posted on 22/02/2011
Stichting Promotie Japanse Popcultuur has been asked to host the preliminary rounds for the World Cosplay Summit (World Cosplay Championships) in Nagoya, Japan! We're hosting this great event at the Anime 2011 festival. This event will be held ... Read more
Alternative Sleeping Location

Alternative Sleeping Location

Posted on 04/02/2011
Long time Anime festival veteran Mr.Dummy has once again opened his alternative sleeping location. More information about this can be found here: http://www.dutchanime.net/slapen/ Please note, that questions and or complaints about this ... Read more
Aural Vampire performs at Anime 2011

Aural Vampire performs at Anime 2011

Posted on 01/02/2011
Avex Entertainment and Stichting Promotie Japanse Popcultuur are proud to announce that aural vampire will be performing Live at Anime 2011! If you want to see their performance, attend Anime 2011 on Saturday! Aural vampire will be ... Read more
Hotel room prices available

Hotel room prices available

Posted on 05/12/2010
Theaterhotel Almelo has put up a page (in Dutch, opens in new window) with the hotel room pricing for 2011. Don't forget; the prices listed on that page are for the entire weekend and include breakfast and dinner. Separate dinner tickets will be ... Read more
Aki no tamashii (Spirit of Autumn)

Aki no tamashii (Spirit of Autumn)

Posted on 15/10/2010
Ticket sales for Anime 2011 will open the 1st of November, but tickets for Aki no tamashii are already available. Aki no tamashii or Spirit of Autumn is a festival organised by the European Go Centre, with a lot of help from our side. This one day ... Read more
J-POP at Abunai

J-POP at Abunai

Posted on 31/08/2010
It came as fast as it went by; the action-packed Abunai 2010 was held for the first time in De Koningshof (DKH) in Veldhoven. DKH is far from unknown territory for us: Anime 2000 through Anime 2002 were held there and the location clearly didn't ... Read more
Anime 2011 preparations have started

Anime 2011 preparations have started

Posted on 15/08/2010
Summer's holiday is over, time to get cracking. One of the first orders of business is updating the site for Anime 2011, which will again be held at Theaterhotel Almelo (THA). Since Anime 2011's weekend will be 6 through 8 May 2011, we will be ... Read more
J-Pop says: Abunai!

J-Pop says: Abunai!

Posted on 20/07/2010
Yes, please look forward to the chance to win great prizes connected to the movie: The Last Airbender. Together with Universal Pictures, Stichting Promotie Japanse Popcultuur will host a special competition at our booth at Abunai! in NH De ... Read more
About to start & Tickets available

About to start & Tickets available

Posted on 25/05/2010
Less than 24 hours to go and Anime 2010 will start! We like to thank everybody who made this possible. Crew members are already at the scene, setting up the festival which will start tomorrow! At-the-door tickets available! We still have ... Read more
Anime 2010 After-party @ Stripdagen Haarlem

Anime 2010 After-party @ Stripdagen Haarlem

Posted on 23/05/2010
Anime 2010 is over. Long live Anime 2011! But before that, for some time now we have been planning an after-party for Anime 2010. Just two weeks after the ball in Almelo we'll be hosting a small mini-festival during the Stripdagen Haarlem. We will ... Read more
Anime 2010 Begins & Tickets available!

Anime 2010 Begins & Tickets available!

Posted on 21/05/2010
Yeah! It's showtime! The doors of Anime 2010 have just opened! At-the-door tickets available! We still have whole weekend tickets and individual day tickets available for sale 'at the door'. Prices available on our ticket booth. You can call ... Read more
EMV-competition

EMV-competition

Posted on 16/03/2010
We are glad to announce a new event for Anime 2010; an event to liven up the night a bit. It's called the EMV-competition, which stands for Ecchimated Music Video, and is aimed at the adult audience on Friday night. While the term Ecchi may be used, ... Read more
Events at Anime 2010

Events at Anime 2010

Posted on 03/03/2010
We are proud to announce not one, but two big events during our festival: two Japanese bands will perform during Anime 2010! This First HITT: a rock act from Chiba prefecture in Japan currently touring through Europe. Next, new ... Read more
Enter the first real Euro Cosplay Compo!

Enter the first real Euro Cosplay Compo!

Posted on 27/01/2010
Stichting Promotie Japanse Popcultuur is proud to announce that the Anime 2010 festival has been asked to produce the Dutch qualifier for the London MCM Expo Euro Cosplay competition. This year the Animecon cosplay competition will have a ... Read more
Helen McCarthy special guest at Anime 2010!

Helen McCarthy special guest at Anime 2010!

Posted on 26/01/2010
Stichting Promotie Japanse Popcultuur is pleased to announce to have secured a special guest for the Anime 2010 festival: Helen McCarthy. Writer of books like; 'Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation', 'Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga' and 'Manga ... Read more
About the hotel arrangement...

About the hotel arrangement...

Posted on 21/01/2010
The real booking of hotel rooms at Theaterhotel Almelo will start on the 1st of February 2010. On that day, a lottery will be held among all people who have placed a reservation for a room under the special Anime 2010 hotel arrangement (see below). ... Read more

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