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Madman Entertainment Announces Madman Anime Festival 2016

posted on by Jon Hayward
Madman and AnimeLab to hold a new two day festival on the 3rd and 4th of September 2016 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre including special guests Yuko Miyamura, Tiffany Grant, Matt Greenfield and Shingo Natsume.

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Madman Entertainment and AnimeLab have announced the first Madman Anime Festival, the event is intended to celebrate anime and Japanese culture as well as commemorate Madman's 20th birthday. The event will feature international guests and exhibitors, cosplay, live stage performances, screenings, exclusive anime events and the Tokyo Ghoul Art Exhibition.

“Madman was founded because we loved anime and wanted to share it with audiences in Australia. Our twentieth birthday is this year (hip-hip hooray!) and we could think of no better way of celebrating it than creating an amazing event to bring Australian fans even closer to the genre we all love. We are working hard with Madman's many partners and contacts to make this event truly an exceptional one!” - Tim Anderson, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Madman Entertainment.

Confirmed guests at this stage are Yuko Miyamura (Asuka Langley in Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Tiffany Grant (Nojiko in One Piece, Martel in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood), Matt Greenfield (Writer and Producer for Seraphim Digital, Co-founder of ADV) and Shingo Natsume (Director of One Punch Man and Space Dandy). More guests will be announced closer to the festival.

Bandai Namco Entertainment will be attending with new and upcoming titles from Square Enix, NIS America and Bandai Namco Entertainment themselves.

The Madman Anime Festival will also be hosting the Victorian round of the 8th Madman National Cosplay Championship.

  • What: Madman Anime Festival.
  • Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  • When: Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of September 2016
  • How Much: $40 for a single day pass or $60 for a weekend pass, $290 for 1 of 200 limited Madman MegaFan Passes. Tickets on sale now at the website.
  • Website: www.animefestival.com.au

If you would like further information, you can read Madman's press release or visit www.animefestival.com.au.

Guests

Yuko Miyamura

Yuko Miyamura is an actress, j-pop singer and director. She is famously known as the Japanese voice-actor for Asuka Langley Shikinami in Neon Genesis Evangelion and the rebuild of Evangelion films including most recently Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo. Yuko Miyamura has voiced characters in a long list of anime and video games including Casca in Berserk, Kazuha Toyama in Detective Conan, Alyssa Searrs in My-HiME and NieA in NieA_7. Miyamura is also well-known for voicing Chun-Li in the Street Fighter game series.

Tiffany Grant

Tiffany is quoted as being the first voice actor hired by ADV back in 1994 and since then she has been responsible for the iconic voice of Asuka Langley in Neon Genesis Evanglion and most recently the Rebuild of Evangelion film series (Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo). However Tiffany has over 160 voice acting credits to her name including Koko in tsuritama, Christiane Friedrich in Majikoi - Oh! Samurai Girls, Kaorin in Azumanga Daioh, Kudryavka Noumi in Little Busters! Nojiko in One Piece and Martel in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. And she has a couple of English translation scripts under her belt with over 200 credits encompassing series like Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy, Infinite Stratos and Angelic Layer.

Matt Greenfield

Matt is an anime producer, part-time voice actor and co-founder of anime company A.D. Vision which, amongst many other titles, first released Neon Genesis Evangelion outside Japan. Since ADV Films shut down Matt has continued to produce and localise anime through his production company Seraphim Digital in Houston, Texas. Matt has handled ADR scripting and directed the English dub of over 100 different anime series including Excel Saga, Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 and Neon Genesis Evangelion and has personally provided voice acting in a much smaller number of titles.

Shingo Natsume

While Shingo Natsume came from key animation and storyboarding work, he made his mark as a director for 2012's Hori-san to Miyamura-kun. Natsume has been involved with Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, The Tatami Galaxy, Gurren Lagann and Welcome to the NHK among others. But after he directed anarchic sci-fi comedy Space Dandy alongside anime legend Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope) he went on to direct the popular anime adaptation of One-Punch Man at MADHOUSE.

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