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Pop-Culture Extravaganza
Smash Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2017
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Due to popular demand SMASH! SYDNEY MANGA AND ANIME SHOW, Australia's premier Japanese pop culture convention, is back for another enormous year this August 19 – 20 at Rosehill Gardens.

Celebrate Japanese pop-culture, Australia's #1 anime convention is the ultimate festival of cosplay, animation, fashion, gaming and entertainment cultures.

Smash Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2017
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"For fans of Japanese pop culture, SMASH! is one of the greatest experiences of the year," says Andrew Qiu, President at SMASH! "SMASH! offers something for fans of all ages to love, and hopefully expand their knowledge of Japan's unique culture."

Smash Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2017
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This year promises fans something even bigger and more exciting. Get ready to see the biggest names in Japanese pop culture. SMASH in Sydney will include cosplay superstars Baozi and Hana.

Smash Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2017, Baozi and Hana
Baozi-and-Hana - image: www.smash.org.au


Meet Voice actors Shizuka Itoh, Daisuke Sakaguchi and Shiori Mikami, manga illustrator Asami Hagiwara, illustrator Redjuice, gaming CEO Hiroaki Yura, character designer Yusuke Kozaki, and Japanese DJs Yui Kanan and Teddyloid.

Smash Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2017, DJ Yui Kanan
DJ Yui Kanan - image: www.smash.org.au


Smash Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2017, DJ TeddyLoid
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An exciting jam-packed program of workshops, panels, cosplay competitions, gaming tournaments, the Gundam Builders World Cup, a Maid Cafe and lots more.

Smash Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2017
Maid Cafe - image:www.smash.org.au


Get dressed up in your favourite cosplay outfit. Stride down the stage in a fun non-competitive Cosplay Catwalk.

Smash Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2017
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Smash it out against your favourite characters in the captivating Cosplay Battle Royale, or put it all on the line and compete for the chance to represent Australia in the World Cosplay Summit Competition in Nagoya.



Hungry and thirsty devotees can chill out with the team of maids and butlers at the SMASH! Maid Cafe. This fantastic cafe has been modelled after popular host clubs in Japan. From personalised table service and mini-games to a special idol dance performances, the Maid Cafe is uniquely Japanese. Gundam fanatics have not been forgotten, get in and build the ultimate model to compete against 12 other countries for the prestigious Gundam Builders World Cup. There is still much more with awesome live music, wild and colourful performances, cosplay and gaming to be had at the After Hours SMASH.

Smash Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2017
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SMASH! 2017 is a pop-culture extravaganza not to be missed full of colour and excitement. Hurry get your tickets now!

Smash Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2017
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When: August 19-20, 2017
Where: Rosehill Gardens

Online Ticket Prices:
Saturday: $40
Sunday: $35
Weekend: $55
Online ticket sales will close on Monday August 7

On-the-day ticket prices are:
Saturday: $45
Sunday: $40
Weekend: $60
** If you wish to buy tickets on the day, queue experience may be longer than expected

SMASH! After Hours Ticket Prices:
Tickets for SMASH! After Hours are only available as part of a bundle. Tickets are limited.
Saturday After Hours Bundle: $60
Weekend After Hours Bundle: $75

For more info about SMASH! 2017, visit smash.org.au/

You can follow SMASH on the following platforms:

Twitter: twitter.com/smashcon
Instagram: instagram.com/smashcon
YouTube: youtube.com/smashconvention
Tumblr: smashcon.tumblr.com/
Flickr: flickr.com/photos/smashcon

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Why? Japanese Pop-Culture Convention
When: Saturday 19th August - Sunday 20th August
Where: Rosehill Gardens, James Ruse Dr, Rosehill
Cost: Advanced online tickets available until 7 Aug: Saturday: $40 Sunday: $35 Weekend: $55, At the door: Saturday: $45 Sunday: $40 Weekend: $60
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