Anime Festival Gathers Fans of Asian Culture in Sofia

Culture | March 29, 2018, Thursday // 10:57|  views


This Saturday begins the 13th Festival for Asian Culture Enthusiasts. It is expected that thousands of anime and manga fans, gamers, dancers and many others will gather in the Universiada Hall in Sofia.

The grand festival will be held on March 31 and April 1 at 9:00.

AnimeSexpo once again expanded its shape, this year for the first time being a World Cup Qualifier in Japan. The best group to represent Bulgaria in Nagoya, Japan, will be chosen. For this purpose, an international jury from three different continents has been formed, which has a huge experience on the world stage and will be able to separate the best participants.

These include:

Kinpatsu Cosplay is a South African basketball player and crafter known for its huge League-of-Legends (LoL)

AmenoKitarou (A.K. Wirru) / Australia / - Teacher, fitness instructor who has won over 63 awards from various competitions. He knows excellent English, Chinese and Japanese. He has participated as a model in multiple ads.

Sweet Angel, an Italian costume designer, shifting from sewing skills to making requisites and make-up.

Tokumaru Oguri - CEO and Founder of the World Cosplay Summit (WCS). Founder of World Cosplay in Japan that comes personally from there  to monitor the implementation of the qualification.

The AnimeS Expo will use all the spaces in Universiada Hall, which includes both halls, corridors and floors, as well as the grounds and car parks around the hall - over 5,000 square meters in total. The main hall will have an impressive huge concert scene, where all basketball competitions and different types of dancing will take place. 

The second hall of the event is the gaming hall. There will be a League of Legends tournament (LoL) with 64 teams on the ground. Also different electronics manufacturers will show the latest gadgets on the market. For fans of older games, a retro area will be built where visitors can choose between over 500 classic games from the past. Fans of board games are also not forgotten. On-site there will be demonstrations of various popular games at the moment and everyone will have the chance to experience their strengths and luck.

The organizers have prepared many awards in the form of raffles, exhibition stands, art alley, technological zones and many others.

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