Anime or Japanese animation is one of the most popular cultural phenomena in North America. Since the 1960’s, starting with the English adaptations of Astro Boy and Speed Racer, the popularity of Anime continued to grow in the decades that followed as new Anime TV series and movies were introduced to an ever growing North American fan base. This emerging fan base shortly began to identify themselves as “otakus” – fans of not only Anime, but of Manga (Japanese comic books), and Japanese video games. Today, Anime can be seen on local TV, movie theatres and popular streaming sites like Netflix and Crunchyroll. It is also celebrated through the large number of Anime conventions held every year, where legions of fans dress up or “cosplay” their favorite Anime, Manga, or Video Game characters.
Montreal Comiccon will celebrate this popular visual medium by having several dedicated Anime and Manga programming tracks that will appeal to both the otaku and non-otaku. These programming tracks will include screenings of a wide selection of Anime titles, discussion panels devoted to Anime, Manga, or Cosplay, and several fun filled Anime themed contests!
Come have fun by participating in our contests that will challenge your anime knowledge! Do your best to win some of our prizes!
Anime Name that Tune
In this popular contest, 4 contestants round off against each other. They test their knowledge by guessing the name of the anime song (opening or ending) being played in 15 seconds or less to gain points. The contestant with the highest score at the end wins.
Anime Dubbing Contest
How good are your voice acting skills? Two players per round will get to show off their voice acting skills by live dubbing scenes from popular anime. Scripts will be provided. Winners will be determined by the audience!
Comiccon’s guests are not the only ones who have worthwhile things to tell us. There will be several fan organized panels on Anime, Manga, or any Cosplay-related topic. Attending these panels can be a great experience, and a chance to share your passions with fellow fans and to introduce newcomers to the medium.
There will be several Anime screenings scheduled throughout the weekend showcasing some of the best that Anime has to offer and from a variety of genres – ranging from sci-fi fantasy, romantic comedies, horror and even “mecha” (big robots).