If you harbour a secret love of anime despite the fact you’re now officially grown-up, then head to the SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show this Saturday 14th July.
Get into character and battle your opponents in Cosplay chess. mikemol; Flickr
You can publicly declare your love for all your favourite characters – from Pikachu (Pokémon) and Astroboy, to Akira and Totoro, SMASH! is the place to be. Now in its 6th year, this one-day Japanese pop culture convention is a meet-up for artists, creators and fans, taking place at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour.
Whether you’re an aspiring artist or animator, a Japanese pop-culture buff, into Cosplay, or just want to meet up with like-minded anime fans, SMASH! has something for everyone. (more…)