The first Penang Anime Matsuri to be a blast!
All set to bring the best of Japan’s POP Culture into Penang
Penang, 14 March 2015 – The Malaysian state of Penang will be hosting the inaugural Penang Anime Matsuri – Summer Party, PAM2015, a family friendly festival (Matsuri) focusing on Anime, Cosplay, Game (ACG) and Japan pop culture set in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town on the 23rd and 24th of May.For the first time ever in Penang, witness the colourful world of Anime, Cosplay, JPOP, DJ and more, with Professional Cosplay Celebrities from around the world, listen to top Anime song (Anisong) artistes in concert, and enjoy the music by world renown Anisong DJs.
Cosplay is an activity where the participant get to act out their favourite characters from an anime, comics, a game, or even an original character invented based on their creativity. Coordinating the designs to make the costumes a reality or making it from scratch, learning tailoring, fashion design, acting, modelling and various skills along the way. It’s a hobby where participant make the 2D in to 3D!
Special and Performing Guests will include, yanaginagi, Mika Kobayashi, Hachioji-P, DJ’TEKINA//SOMETHING a.k.a. Yuyoyuppe, Angie, Baozi & Hana, Mon, Shimo and Ying Tze, and kiDChan.
The event will also feature an indoor exhibition and stage events in the day with the most popular content from Japan, Cosplay showcase and competition! The highlights continue into the night with an outdoor concert stage, a Japanese food street, festival zone and the first Dojin (creators’) Night Market. The fun goes on after the sun sets!
PAM2015 is the brainchild of SOZO, the company behind the Anime Festival Asia, and Penang Global Tourism, Penang’s tourism bureau. It will be supported by Anime Festival Asia, the state of Penang and the Consulate-General of Japan in Penang. The organisers would do their best to bring the joy and celebration of a unique outdoor Japanese Pop Culture experience to the whole family in Penang while supporting the youth and creativity in the state! The Penang Anime Matsuri sets the bar as the event for all to enjoy regardless of age, religion and gender and attracts not only tourist but also Malaysian fans of Cosplay which has a large fanbase in Malaysia.
Event Name: Penang Anime Matsuri 2015 – Summer Party!
Date: 23rd and 24th May 2015
Venue: Esplanade, George Town
Ticket Price: Free access area – Free entry, Exhibition – RM10 per day, Concert – RM128 (Inclusive of 2 days exhibition), for more information please refer to the Annex.
Ticket sale for the concert has started via Peatix priced at RM128 inclusive of 2 days exhibition. Attendees can also purchase tickets on the event day.