Two worlds collide, rival fandoms.There’s so much at stake. Does the crowd understand? Is it East versus West, or man against man?
Saturday, August 4 2018, 1:30pm to 3:30pm, Ballroom A – Main Events
Join us in this titanic clash of fandoms from the east and west and we determine will rule your hearts! Watch our contestants shake, shimmy, and slide their way into the DMs of your hearts in this three day battle royale! (PG-13)
A Vancouver based music ensemble that arranges and performs anime soundtracks. Being excited about anime and the music within, their repertoire includes loyal interpretations of background music from your favourite anime shows as well as arrangements from popular series. Through the musical instruments, the group hopes to recreate and share beautiful and memorable moments from anime across eras and genres.
Friday, August 3, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, Ballroom A – Main Events
We are a group of avid professional and semi-professional musicians who enjoy arranging music. We have performed at Anime Evolution 2016, Anime Revolution 2017 as well as Bellingham Convention Spring 2017.
Come on down to see contestants perform covers of their favourite Japanese tunes in front of loving fans, as they face off against each other for the title of AniRevo Idol 2018!
Schedule: Preliminaries: Friday, August 3, 4:00pm to 6:00pm, Panel Room 3 – Meeting Room 121
Finals: Sunday, August 5, 2:30pm to 4:00pm, Ballroom A – Main Events
The best of the best in Anime Music Videos will be on display this year! You’ll laugh, maybe cry, perhaps scratch your head… it’s all for the fun and creativity! Help decide who will win this year at this special event, or just come to kick back and watch some great videos!
Saturday, August 4, 4:00pm to 5:30pm, Panel Room 1 – Meeting Room 109
Highly-anticipated cosplay duo Baozi and Hana is joining the Anirevo 2018 lineup!
Coming to us from China, Baozi and Hana are most popular for their gorgeous cosplays from Free!, Yuri on Ice, Cardcaptor Sakura, 10 Count, and more. While Baozi is known for his incredible prop-making skills, Hana is recognized for his amazing makeup mastery. Anirevo 2018 will be their first visit to Vancouver, Canada and we can’t wait to meet them this summer!
Have you ever watched a Cosplay Contest an thought “this is great… bit it would be better if it were the exact opposite?”. Well, like a version of the Cosplay Contest from the Darkest Timeline, we bring you the return of the Worst Cosplay Contest!
Sunday, August 5, 10:00am to 11:30am, Ballroom A – Main Events
The Worst Cosplay Contest is a just-for-fun cosplay improv show where audience members are the contestants. Get up on stage, make a fool of yourself and join us all in having a laugh in a series of wacky quizzes, games and general weirdness.
Sarah Wiedenheft is a North American voice actor most widely known for her role in Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid as the lovable dragon Tohru. Her other roles include cute characters such as Aika Tenkubashi (Gonna be the Twin-Tail!!), Ruby Kurosawa (Love Live! Sunshine!!) and Popuko (Pop Team Epic). She grew up as an anime fan herself and her favourites are Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball, Card Captor Sakura and Inuyasha. Continue reading…