SMASH! Sydney Anime and Manga Show! Approaches

For anime and manga fans all of over Sydney, Australia this weekend comes what is one of the biggest conventions of the year, the Sydney Manga and Anime Show!, or SMASH!. This years event marks the eighth year of its run and it is set to be one of the biggest events ever. The show promises to have a bunch of international guests and events for attendees to participate in.

One of the biggest draws of an anime convention is in its guest appearances. This year we will be seeing a bunch of awesome guests from within the anime industry attending the show and hosting panels. Of interest are Japanese Voice Actors: Shizuka Itoh, Daisuke Sakaguchi and Shiori Mikami, that have voiced many popular anime characters from popular series’. Even more, there will be a Japanese manga artist, or mangaka, Asami Hagiwara, and an anime character designer: Yusuke Kozaki. This is as well as a couple of cosplayers and a renown artist.

These aren’t the only things of interest with there being a plethora of activities, such as karaoke, cosplay battles and more being held for attendees to participate in on the day. What’s most fun about the event though is that there will be an after-hours party, which will essentially be a night of anime viewing, booze, and a small nightclub with the renown Japanese EDM artist, Teddyloid (yessssss) running a set alongside another Japanese DJ, Yui Kanan and many local talents.

Be sure to check out the official SMASH! website for more info and ticket prices.

Benjamin Webb

Gaming and anime reporting mostly.