Following last year’s successful Animax Carnivals in Malaysia, Taiwan and the Philippines, Animax (Astro Ch 715), Asia’s first channel specializing in anime, is set to bring its signature event back to Kuala Lumpur. To be held on 16th and 17th March at Sunway Pyramid, Animax Carnival 2013 will be graced by Japanese guest star, J-pop and “Anisong” (songs featuring in Japanese anime programs) diva, May’n (Macross Frontier, Shangri La, Accel World).
Starting from 10am on 16th March 2013 (Saturday), at the Blue Concourse of Malaysia’s first themed shopping and entertainment mall at Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya, Animax will offer Astro customers and all visitors to Sunway Pyramid a weekend of traditional and modern carnival games and fun activities from Japan.
Headlining Animax Carnival Malaysia 2013 is a special showcase by Japanese songstress May’n who is best known as the singing voice of character Sheryl Nome in the hit anime series, “Macross Frontier”. From 1pm on 16 March (Day One of the event), May’n will be making an exclusive appearance and performing live. Following May’n’s performance from 3pm, Animax will celebrate the launch of its latest, third season of hit anime series “Fairy Tail” (premiering 13th March, airing Mondays to Fridays at 7.30pm on Animax), with a screening of the “Tenrou Island” arc episodes of the long-running series at the Animax Carnival Malaysia stage.
On 17th March 2013 (Sunday), Day Two of the event, Animax’s Fairy Tail extravaganza continues into cosplay as the event will be the stage for some of the most colourful local cosplayers to show off their Fairy Tail costumes. Cosplay contestants will have to be at their best in putting together and donning the costumes of their favourite Fairy Tail character and perform to compete for prizes worth over RM10,000
Catch the cosplay contest semi-finals from 1pm and the finals from 4pm.
Off stage, the event lives up to being a carnival as attendees can try their hands at new and traditional Japanese carnival games throughout both days. Participants who complete all carnival games can get their “Game Card” fully stamped to win prizes. In addition, visitors can get a unique anime themed picture of themselves as a memento of Animax Carnival Malaysia.
Day One of the event (16th March), Animax Carnival Malaysia 2013 is open only to Astro customers from 10am – 6pm, and open to the public from 6pm. Astro customers should present their January, February, or March 2013 Astro bill to redeem admission tickets for four, with the first 500 Astro Variety Pack customers entitled to a special gift.
Day Two of the event (17th March) is open to the public from 10am to 10pm.
For more infomation, visit their website or keep a look out for theAnimax Carnival promos airing on Animax (Astro Ch 715).