People’s Choice Award for AM Cosplay and World Cosplay Summit
We will be streaming the AM Cosplay Contest and World Cosplay Summit live on our website!.
Waveya Cosplay Costumes Revealed
At Anime Matsuri, every guest gets involved in the festivities!
Dance with Waveya during the AM Cosplay Half Time Show
Can you dance and want to be part of the AM Cosplay Half Time Show with Waveya? Here’s your chance.
2013 Tentative Schedule
This is the tentative schedule for 2013, please not this is work in progress and is constantly changing until the final version
Exploring AM2013 Photography Locations
The Skyline District of Downtown Houston has changed dramatically in the last few years.
From The Woodlands to Downtown Houston
The seventh year of Anime Matsuri will be hosted at The Hyatt Regency, Downtown Houston on March 29-31, 2013.
What keeps us going?
Today we received a message from Sumner Bukoski, a fan on Facebook:
Jump Shop at Tokyo Dome
There are many reasons for our fascination with Japanese pop culture. Last week we were reminded of another one.
Square Enix Character Goods Store
The Square Enix Character Goods Store in Shibuya-ku is a must visit for not just Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest fans but for everyone.
Cosplay at TGS 2012
Myself, Leon Keyes and Alin Danila were in Japan for six days for a bunch of scheduled meetings for Anime Matsuri. On Saturday, September 22nd, we had a few hours to spare photographing Cosplayers at the Tokyo Game Show.
AM2013 Promo Video Casting Call
Casting Call for Cosplayers for AM2013 Promo Video!
2013 Website is now live!
Thank you everyone for being patient. We have finally launched our 2013 website. As always, we strive to build a unique and interactive website each year and with this version we believe we have something cool.
Browse around, have fun and your feedback is always welcome.
Cosplay Walk On Video – Pt1
We are proud to present part 1 of the ‘Every Cosplay Walk On at Anime Matsuri 2012′
The Art of Creating a Cosplay Skit
Over the years, the cosplay contest at Anime Matsuri has gotten bigger and the quality has risen tremendously. As the Events Director, I have gotten to work with more cosplayers and tailored our production to compliment their hard work. The results are stunning. Read below and watch the video of the Winner of Best of Show for 2012 – Twinzik.
AM2012 through the eyes of the Director
It seems Anime Matsuri 2012 just ended and this is the time to take a break, spend some time with my family and celebrate another successful year. We have crossed the 10k mark of attendees.
Pre-registration for AA for 2013
A Big thank you to all the 2012 artists!!
Pre-Registration for 2013 is now open
Click HERE to pre-register online.
Please note: Registration is currently open only for Event Passes, VIP Superpasses, groups and Import Reactor. Artists Alley, Vendors and all others will be up soon.
Download registration form.
Full Schedule of Programming
The schedule page has been updated with the full schedule!
Find Your Dream
AM Studios launches the latest Anime Matsuri promo titled ‘Find Your Dream’ featuring various talented cosplayers and voice over by Stephanie Young
Tentative Schedule is now available for download.
JFashion Show Models Announced
Thank you everyone that applied, we had over 150 applicants. The designer has picked the 20 models for JFashion 2012.
Mai Yamamoto X Anime Matsuri
Mai Yamamoto, World Champion aerial silk gymnast, synchronized swimmer and performer in Cirque Du Soleil ‘O’ will be performing the opening act to JFashion at Anime Matsuri to a soundtrack Composed by Daisuke Ishiwatari and Yoshihiro Kusano.
Dolldelight joins JFashion 2012
Cyril Lumboy of Dolldelight joins the ensemble lineup of models to grace the runway in J-Fashion 2012. The existing cast already includes Special Guests Strong Machine 2, Alexis Tipton, Midori Fukasawa and others.
J-Fashion 2012 is here
Anime Matsuri is proud to present J-Fashion Show 2012 during the first day of the convention on April 6th, 2012 at 8pm! We’re also hosting various lolita panel and the highly anticipated Tea Party. Dont Miss it!!
L’Arc En Ciel Film ticket winners
We have our 20 winners to the L’Arc En Ciel Concert Film
Win L’Arc En Ciel Concert Film tickets
L’Arc En Ciel Concert Film Tickets giveaway!
Creating an Itasha
What is Itasha? Simply put, Itasha is a Japanese term for the art of decorating your vehicle with anime, manga or video game characters.
A Night Out with Hatsune Miku
It was about 4pm as we got ready to head out to Edwards MarqE to meet up with a group of over 170 fans. The occasion? Watching The Hatsune Miku: Live in Sapporro Concert, which was being streamed live from Japan.
Vocaloid Contest Winners
We have our 20 winners to the Hatsune Miku Live event!
Planet Zero’s 6th Annual Cosplay
Planet Zero’s 6th Annual Cosplay Contest was a smash hit!
Lunch at Gundam Cafe
While we are in Tokyo for meetings last month at the Tokyo Game Show, we stopped at Akihabara to pick up an Arcana Heart 3 Examu board for Planet Zero Anime Center. On the way back to the station we stopped to have a late lunch at Gundam Cafe, near the station.
Deneice at FUNimation
See our Chairman interview Justin Rojas from FUNimation on the first AM Webisode up on AMTV
Cosplay at Tokyo Game Show 2011
Myself and Alin arrived Tokyo at 5pm on Thursday for several meetings at Tokyo Game Show. The four day event was open to only business and media on Thursday and Friday and to the public on the last two days.
DJ Heavygrinder takes on Club AM
Club AM has become undoubtedly one of the biggest anime parties ever! Fantastic light effects, amazing music and thousands of glow sticks makes this a must-go-to event at Anime Matsuri!
Luci Christian joins 2012 guest list
We are proud to announce Houston based actor Luci Christian as a guest for 2012! YES!
Strong Machine is back!
For those who have seen Strong Machine 2 (and her father, Strong Machine 1) perform at AM in the past, you know how exciting their show is.