What is Anime Matsuri ?

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Anime Matsuri is an annual anime, Japanese culture and related arts convention based in Houston, Texas. Whether it’s cosplay (costume in play), music, fashion, anime, art, or collectibles; you name it, we’ve got it! We strive to bring the latest and greatest from Japan’s catwalks, anime studios and concert stages, over to our own backyard here in the United States.
Anime Matsuri’s inaugural event began in 2007. Since then, Anime Matsuri has grown to over 19,000 attendees, and is one of the largest anime conventions in North America!

With so many in attendance, we have recently made the George R. Brown Convention Center our permanent home in the heart of downtown Houston. Here we host a 3 day “matsuri”, Japanese for “festival”, full of many exciting panels, workshops, contests and events. We are proud to promote Japanese culture to our attendees with our cultural panels and workshops, Lolita Tea Party, Maid Cafe, Japanese style Car Show, Japanese Concerts, and the largest Japanese Fashion Show in the United States. Our vision is to have the convention serve as a bridge from the East and West. We not only bring the excitement that is Japan, but we also try to educate the community on cultural diversity.


Anime Matsuri provides a safe, family-friendly environment, welcoming the seasoned con-veteran, as well as all who are curious about Japanese culture. We hope you and your family will come celebrate our festival with us!