This August the worlds of anime, manga, music and cosplay will collide with a SMASH!

An event not to be missed, Sydney’s premiere Japanese pop culture convention, SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show is returning for a huge two-day event from 8th to 9th August at Rosehill Gardens.

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Since 2007, SMASH! has been a driving force in Australia’s anime and manga community, attracting thousands of like-minded visitors every year. With a focus on bringing the best of Japanese pop-culture to Australia’s shores. It is a non-profit organisation created by fans, for fans – sure to be an unreal and unique experience like you’ve never seen before.

This year, special guests for the event include Japan’s most popular cosplayers, Reika and KANAME, renowned for their high quality and realistic character portrayals, and the Japan Foundation Sydney is proud to present voice-actor Noriaki Sugiyama, best known for his roles on Naruto, Bleach and Fate/Stay Night.

Also making an appearance will be Creative Intelligence Arts’ CEO, Hiroaki Yura, who raised over $1 million USD through crowd funding for CIA’s first indie video game Project Phoenix and international entrepreneur and director and host of Culture Japan, Danny Choo.

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The show will feature cosplay events, screenings of the latest anime releases, video gaming events, karaoke, guest panels and workshops, card gaming events and much more.

Fans can also visit the Exhibitors and Artists Market, where a collection of handcrafted merchandise, artworks and manga will be on sale.

With more than 13,500 fans attending in 2014, SMASH! is attracting a growing number of fans every year and giving enthusiasts the chance to celebrate their fandom in a social environment.

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WHAT: SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Convention

WHEN: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th August, 2015

WHERE: Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill

TICKETS: Available via www.smash.org.au or at the door

TICKET PRICES:

Advanced Purchase: 2 day ticket: $50 / Saturday ticket: $35 / Sunday ticket: $30

On The Day: 2 day ticket: $55 / Saturday ticket: $40 / Sunday ticket: $35

Children under 7 attend free

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