Opening Ceremony

Join us in the Archonia room, for a welcome from the staff. We will start with the festival kick-off where we will tell you a little about all of the things we have planned for the weekend: the video program, the events and some special rules, which you may need to know about. And of course there's the return of the special surprise festival opening movie. What will it be this time? How will the festival turn out? A surprise for you, but we will be bloody insane this year!

But there is also a serious part to the opening: for the second consecutive year we will announce the winners of the Dutch Manga Awards.

So join us for the start of the festival!


Not required.


The usual rules apply.


'Whole Weekend' and 'Friday Only' visitors.


World Forum Theater / Archonia room.


Friday 18:00 - 18:30.

Ticketbooth Open

Order your tickets now!

J-POP in cooperation with:
  • Aniway
  • Archonia
  • Bit Agency
  • CrunchyRoll
  • Game Mania
  • Warner Brothers Games
  • Hercules
  • Mindscape
  • Nationaal Videogame Museum
  • Republic of Gamers
  • Samsung
  • Ziva Events
  • AFK e-Sports
  • GameRoomS
Design & development by Bit Agency