World Karaoke Grand prix 2016

So you think you can Sing? This year, the Anime Festival has been chosen again for the international event, the World Karaoke Grand prix! Powered by Team KOE.

What is it?

Well, it is a Karaoke competition. You will be singing live to an audience and will be judged. If you happen to win, that’s totally awesome, because we will be sending you to Japan like our two WCS cosplay winners to compete for the World title in Anime Song Karaoke!
HOWEVER... In Japan you will need to wear a cosplay from the series you are singing a song of!


Ehm, yes, we will be sending you to Nagoya in Japan on August 3 - 8 (Optionally, you can depart earlier or return later at your own cost, please note that you will NEED to decide this during AnimeCon)

When is it?

The competition will be held on Sunday afternoon on the Amazon Stage

What do I have to do?

Well, if you want to compete, you have to adhere to the following rules:

  • Be a Dutch citizen or have permanent residence here.
  • Be able to sing in Japanese
  • You have to be 18 years or older at Anime 2016
  • The chosen song is limited to anime opening and closings only (TV sizes). We handle the same rules that are used at the finals in Japan.
  • A list of available songs can be downloaded here.
  • Fill out the from here.
  • You must have a weekend ticket for Anime 2016 (practice is possible during regular Karaoke hours on Friday and Saturday).
  • Remain at Anime 2016 at least until after the closing ceremony
  • IN JAPAN you will need to sing your song IN THE COSPLAY of one of the chosen anime's characters!
  • We prefer you sing in cosplay at Anime 2016 too
  • For the finals in Japan you will need to submit 3 songs, one will be chosen

When can I register?

You can register yourself by filling out the form. (Registration period ends May 26 at 12:00 CET)

What are your judging criteria?

The following rules will be taken in to account when judging
  • How you perform the song (on time, on pitch).
  • Your appearance on stage
  • Your Japanese ability

Who will judge the competition?

Unknown at the moment

This competition is sponsored by:

Daiichikosho. The Live DAM people and the company that exploits the chain of Big Echo Karaoke spots.
The execution of the preliminary round in the Netherlands is hosted by Stichting Promotie Japanse Popcultuur.

Time and Location:

Sunday from 12:00 until 14:30 on the Amazon Stage in the Aniway room.

J-POP in cooperation with:
  • Aniway
  • Archonia
  • Bit Agency
  • CrunchyRoll
  • Warner Brothers Games
  • Hercules
  • Mindscape
  • Nationaal Videogame Museum
  • Samsung
  • Ziva Events
  • AFK e-Sports
  • Vertigo 6
  • Koch Media
Design & development by Bit Agency