What is AniManGaki?
One of Malaysia’s largest and greatest annual animation, comics and games (ACG) convention formed by fans, for fans, AniManGaki brings thousands of ACG enthusiasts to Sunway Pyramid Convention Center each year. Experience a cultural phenomenon like no other and engage with attendees from Malaysia and abroad as you submerge in the festive atmosphere of the community-based convention.
Their mission is to be a gathering place to celebrate all things geeky; interests ranging from the edgy Japanese pop-culture to the Marvel-DC of the Western world. Held over two fun-filled days of costumes, exhibits, theme-inspired activities, guest appearances, stage performances, and more, AniManGaki is sure to give all visitors an amazing and memorable experience of a lifetime!
This year marks their 10th year in the scene and is expected to be the biggest one yet. It will be held on 18th & 19th August 2018, projecting 20,000 attendees and 100,000 foot traffic from Malaysia and its neighbouring countries. Join them as they inspire a generation of creative minds, and have fun doing it!
AniManGaki is the brainchild of Sunway University Anime Club (SUAC)’s founder, Yvonne Sing Yee Wen. The annual convention made its debut in 2009, formed by fans, for fans; with the sole purpose of bringing together animation, comics, and game enthusiasts of all ages. Branded as "The Trendsetter", AniManGaki continues to surprise visitors by bringing new contents to the event each year.
Since 2012, AniManGaki had finalized its separation from Sunway University, becoming a convention organized by the AniManGaki Organizing Committee, presently a division under Rakugaki Events PLT. Its founding members continue to actively participate in major event operations till today. They (alongside new members) have made calls to improve the structure of the event; including the painful decision to leave its birthplace for a larger venue, to accommodate the rising number of attendees.
Today, AniManGaki proudly calls Sunway Pyramid Convention Center -- home sweet home.
Cosplay Competition: An abbreviation of ’costume’ and ‘play’, cosplay is an increasingly popular hobby worldwide. Fans usually attend the event in their own tailored costumes and role-play as their favourite character. Participants perform sketches on stage and make their best impersonation of the cosplayed character. Winning team of this competition will compete against other Malaysian cosplay champions at the annual Cosplay Invitational.
AniManGaki Idol: Another popular anchor activity in which contestants show off their singing skills and compete in front of a judge panel and live audience. The longest of its kind in Malaysian ACG events, also jumpstarted the career of many local ACG singers. This year will be a Battle Royale in which previous winners of AniManGaki Idol from years 2010-2017 will return to stage and compete for the ultimate AniManGaki Idol Champion title.
Special Guests: Local and abroad, AniManGaki strives to be the event that provides talented individuals a platform to perform and to build their branding. Special guests this year features one local and three international artists: Donna Burke feat. Ganime Jazz (musician), Serg Loki Mirage (cosplay celebrity), Moriyama Daisuke (manga artist), and Chinnie (local veteran cosplayer).
Other highlights include art competition, doodle contest, omatsuri, trading card game of thrones, collectibles display hall, special interest panels/workshops, artist alley, stage performances, video game arena, and exhibitor booths.
Where to Purchase Tickets?
You are required to have an entrance ticket to attend AniManGaki for both days. Attendees can access live concert on Day 01 and unlock special privilege with selected tenants of Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall. Ticket prices are at RM30 per day and RM55 for both days.
Tickets are purchasable on event day at the venue. However, should you choose to buy it early, you may opt for these platforms:
online (Peatix: https://animangaki2018.peatix.com/), retail stores (GamesFusion, Hobility, Toyzable, and Little Harajuku), or their final roadshow at LG2, Central Avenue of Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall (on the 16th and 17th August 2018).
AniManGaki has also released a special bundle pack merchandise for fans priced at RM150 each. The Epic Loot Pack consists of a two-day ticket, a Touch ‘n’ Go card, a lanyard, a drawstring bag, an exclusive original poster, and the choice of a light stick or T-shirt.
Join Us on 16th - 19th August at Sunway Pyramid. Hope we will see you there. :)