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Quick Reminder - Madman Anime Festival on in Perth this Weekend

posted on by Jon Hayward
The second Madman Anime Festival hits Perth tomorrow from 10am at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre with Australian Premiere screenings of Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale and Sailor Moon R and special guests Erica Mendez and Crispin Freeman.


  • Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA 6000.
  • When: Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of March 2017. Saturday from 10am to 6pm, Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
  • Cost: Tickets start from $40 for a day or $60 for the weekend [Buy Online] Ticket pricing is the same at the door.
  • Website: http://www.animefestival.com.au/.


Erica Mendez

A relatively new voice actor, Erica Mendez is no stranger to excellent work as you will know her best as Ryuko Matoi in Kill la Kill, Gon Feeecs in Hunter × Hunter and Aladdin in Magi: The Kingdom of Magic. Erica's other anime roles include Yuuki in Sword Art Online II, Cyborg 001 in Cyborg 009 Call of Justice, Akko Kagari in Little Witch Academia, Tsubaki Sawabe in Your Lie in April, Nico Yazawa in Love Live! School idol project, Inko Amifumi in Aldnoah.Zero and Diane in The Seven Deadly Sins. Erica has most recently bee the voice of Sailor Uranus in the VIZ Media re-dub of Sailor Moon and Cracker Griffon in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.

Her video game works include Nagisa Shingetsu in Danganronpa Another Episode, Eryn in Fairy Fencer F, Saki Hoshino in Akiba's Beat and Naotora Ii in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round. You can also hear her in other titles such as Street Fighter V, Skullgirls 2nd Encore, Disgaea 5, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Trails of Cold Steel II, Omega Quintet, Demon Gaze, Operation Abyss, Hyperdevotion Noire, Atelier Escha & Logy, The Witch and the Hundred Knight, Ar nosurge, God Eater: Resurrection, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, Dust: An Elysian Tail and Pac-man and the Ghostly Adventures.

You can find more on Erica Mendez at her website or on her Twitter @tsunderica and on animefestival.com.au.

Erica's events are as follows;

  • Saturday Signings - 2:00pm and 4:30pm.
  • Saturday 12:00pm - Erica Mendez Guest Q & A
  • Saturday 4:00pm - Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Australian Premiere with forward by Erica Mendez
  • Sunday Signings - 2:00pm and 4:00pm.
  • Sunday 12:00pm - Erica Mendez Guest Q & A
  • 12:00pm - Erica Mendez Guest Q & A

Crispin Freeman

Voice actor extraordinaire Crispin Freeman has been in the industry since 1997 and has worked on over 120 different anime titles. You will know Crispin most recently as Kirei Kotomine from Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Shizuo Heiwajima from Durarara!! and of course Itachi Uchiha from Naruto Shippūden. However his roles include Kyon from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumaiya, Hideki Motosuwa in Chobits, Zelgadis Greywords from Slayers, Holland in Eureka Seven, Togusa in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Tylor from The Irresponsible Captain Tylor and Alucard from Hellsing.

Crispin has been responsible for creating the adaptation scripts on several older anime titles including Pokemon, His and Her Circumstances, Witch Hunter Robin and Boogiepop Phantom and ADR Director on Scrapped Princess and Strawberry Eggs.

He has also been responsible for voices in many popular video games including most recently Winston from Overwatch. Crispin has also supplied his voice to Xenosaga, Final Fantasy, White Knight Chronicles, Star Ocean 3 and 5, Metal Gear Solid 5 and Bayonetta 2.

You can find more about Crispin Freeman's work at animefestival.com.au or check out what he thinks of Australia on twitter.

Crispin's events are as follows;

  • Saturday Signings - 11:00am and 3:30pm.
  • Saturday 1:30pm - Crispin Freeman Guest Q & A
  • Sunday Signings - 11:00am and 3:00pm.
  • Sunday 1:30pm - Anime Mythology with Crispin Freeman


Tokyo Ghoul Art Exhibition

A showcase of original storyboards, sketches, character settings and more from Tokyo Ghoul.

The World of Sword Art Online

Character standees, art stills and an in-depth look at the character from Ordinal Scale.

Love Live! School Idol Movie and Love Live! Sunshine!!

Life sized standees of the characters from both series, exclusive merchandise will also be available from the Madman Entertainment booth.


Madman National Cosplay Championship

The West Australian preliminary round will be held at the Madman Anime Festival for it's 9th year. The competition will be run from 3:30pm in the AnimeLab Arena on Saturday.

Mai Wish! Maid and Butler Café

Madman Anime Festival will be running a Maid and Butler cafe both days of the festival, seat reservations can be made from 10am each day and sessions will run for up to an hour. You can view more information here.

One-Punch Man Experience

Test the strength of your punch against other MadFest attendees, complete the One-Punch Man hero quiz to determine you knowledge of the series, and strike your best hero pose to claim a free One-Punch Man poster!


Ichiban Kuji

Banpresto's Ichiban Kuji merchandise range will again be available at Madman Anime Festival Australia . They will be running a dedicated stall where attendees can purchase a ticket for a particular set and exchange the ticket for the winning good displayed. Sets including Neko Atsume - RunRun Summer, Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary, Love Live! Sunshine!! and One Piece – Zou Island. Find out more here.

Dagashi Shop

The Dagashi Shop will be stocking Japanese snacks including Kit-Kat, Meiji chocolate, Pocky, Ramune, Hello Panda and more.


Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale - Australian Premiere

In 2026, a new machine called the Augma is developed to compete against the NerveGear and its successor, the Amusphere. A next-gen wearable device, the Augma doesn't have a full-dive function like its predecessors. Instead, it uses Augmented Reality (AR) to get players into the game. It is safe, user-friendly and lets users play while they are conscious, making it an instant hit on the market. The most popular game on the system is “Ordinal Scale” (aka: OS), an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma.

Asuna and the gang have already been playing OS for a while, and soon Kirito decides to join them. However, they're about to find out that Ordinal Scale isn't all fun and games…

The screening will run from 6pm on Saturday in the AnimeLab Arena. You will need to obtain a ticket to watch the premiere, Madman VIP pass holders can get tickets for free while regular festival attendees will need to pay $15 for a ticket. Anyone can purchase a ticket, not just attendees! Both can be obtained from the Madman Anime Festival ticket booth from 9:00am on Saturday. More information can be found here.

Sailor Moon R: The Movie - Australian Premiere

Long before Mamoru found his destiny with Usagi, he gave a single rose in thanks to a lonely boy who helped him recover from the crash that claimed his parents. This long-forgotten friend, Fiore, has been searching the galaxy for a flower worthy of that sweet gesture long ago. The mysterious flower he finds is beautiful, but has a dark side- it has the power to take over planets. To make matters worse, the strange plant is tied to an ominous new asteroid near Earth! Faced with an enemy blooming out of control, It's up to Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians to band together, stop the impending destruction and save Mamoru!

The screening will run from 11am on Sunday in the AnimeLab Arena. All festival attendees can watch the movie at part of their entry. More information can be found here.


IA is a virtual artist brought to life as part of the VOCALOID™3 library “IA -ARIA ON THE PLANETES-” and “IA ROCKS -ARIA ON THE PLANETES”, which are both ranked #1 on Amazon Japan Music Software chart.

IA has also provided vocals for anime such as MEKAKUCITY ACTORS as well as the CD included with the final volume of the NEON GENESIS EVANGELION manga. IA is also the featured singer of KAGEROU PROJECT, a multi-content project created by the multi-talented JIN. IA will also have a merchandise booth at the event for you to pick up some amazing original goods!

IA's concert will be screened on Sunday at 2:30pm in the AnimeLab Arena.

Final Details

You can find the schedule for Madman Anime Festival here and further information on MadFest including location, travel and parking, floor-map & ticket prices.

And finally you can visit MadFest's website or facebook page or twitter for further information.

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