AniFest 2018 Anime Festival

AniFest is a brand new one-day Anime Festival where you can find all the great things of a convention but with a matsuri twist, right in Torrance California! Take a look around to see all the great things you can do, and for only $10!

Location: Torrance Cultural Arts Center Date: May 5th, 2018

Badges are limited, so pre-order yours now for a discount!

Celebrating the beauty and fandom that is all things Anime

AniFest was started by an online Facebook group of fans- Anime Convention Fans, whom wished for a smaller and more intimate Anime event where they can interact with exhibitors, artists, talents, industry members, and also have an opportunity to create beautiful content.

Photo by AniFest photographer: Dennis Chu

AniFest presents a Cosplay Maid Cafe

We have partnered up with Arcane Maid Cafe to bring to you a unique experience from Akihabara! A maid cafe with staffers who are in cosplay that serve guests! Free for all AniFest guests!

Photo by AniFest photographer: Doki Press

DJ Beari

DJ Beari

Originally from the Philippines, Beari was captivated by the beauty and boldness of the Japanese Harajuku scene. Upon moving to Burbank, CA. she found many like-minded friends in the Little Tokyo district of Downtown Los Angeles and now regularly performs at festivals as a model and entertainer.

Sugoi Squad

Sugoi Squad

“Sugoi (すごい)” is the Japanese term for ‘amazing’ or ‘great’. Sugoi Squad is built upon our love for Japanese and Korean pop culture. Through hard work and dedication, we aspire to share our passion through performing arts.

Arcane Idols

Arcane Idols

Arcane Maid Cafe is an Akiba-style Maid Cafe created by a group of friends, right here in the United States! Arcane offers table top games, video gaming, food & refreshments, and on-stage entertainment dances.

Tune in Tokyo

Tune in Tokyo

DJs and promoters Tune in Tokyo founded the first monthly event in Los Angeles for Japanese and Asian pop in 2008, weaving together the vibe of Indie dance clubs with Harajuku and Shibuya-influenced fashion parties. Tune in Tokyo’s residencies have included Little Tokyo’s legendary live house 2nd Street Jazz and the renowned maid cafe Royal/T, […]

Risa Light

Risa Light

Director at Kospre, idol at Danso∞Dream and Event Organizer / Promoter at Cherry-Jelly Productions

D-Piddy

D-Piddy

Sometimes I make YouTube videos.

Dennis Chu Photography

Dennis Chu Photography

Photography is my hobby. Selling photos is not my job, and photos here are not for sale. I am, however, a volunteer for many Los Angeles charities, conventions, beauty pageants, where I take photos for them. In return, I get access in meeting great, hard working people that serve the community that I love. That’s […]

Stephanie Yanez x PLASMIC

Stephanie Yanez x PLASMIC

Stephanie Yanez is an American Jpop singer and model. She won the title of AX Idol at the Anime singing competition held at the biggest Anime convention in the United States, Anime Expo. Miss Yanez has released numerous original CD’S and singles in Japanese and English which are all on iTunes, Amazon,etc. She has toured […]

Revolution Boi

Revolution Boi

Revolution Boi was the first U.S. based Vocaloid DJ and remix artist. His work with music while he was in Japan has allowed him to become familiar with Vocaloid before Hatsune Miku herself even existed! His work over time has developed quite well, and he often partners up with other artists and DJs to create […]

Vailence

Vailence

Artist at Vailence, Model at Vailence Martyn and Model at Ideationox. Model, Cosplayer, Vocalist, and Gogo Dancer! A crazy life is the life for me! www.Vailence.com

Where and when is it?

AniFest 2018 will be held at the Torrance Cultural Center at 3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance, CA 90503 on May 5th, 2018!

🌟 Photos of AniFest 2018!

Exhibitor Signup

Interested in exhibiting? Find out more about our available spaces, pricing, and more by submitting an exhibitors application!

Industry Signup

If you are part of the senior staff of an organization dedicated in promotion Japanese culture or animation, please submit an industry application!

Food Vendor Signup

If you would like to become a food vendor at AniFest, please submit an application form found below! We have both indoor and outdoor locations just for you!

Artist Signup

Are you an artist, illustrator, or a promoter? We have many artist hall tables both in our indoor hall and also in our outdoor Maturi tents! Submit a form to apply!

Guest Signup

Are you a popular cosplayer, guest, or content creator? We you to come and experience everything that is AniFest! Apply to become a guest today!

Panelist Signup

Have a great panel or idea to share to a crowd? If you're an experienced panelist and have a fantastic presentation to fans and industry, please submit a panel form!

Press Signup

Are you part of a press group that would like to cover AniFest? Then please fill out a Press form!

Performer Signup

Do you have a fantastic stage performance that engages the crowd and excites fans? If this is you, apply now for a performance spot at AniFest!

Why should you go to AniFest!

Free Parking!

By purchasing a ticket from AniFest 2018, you will have access to Free Parking for the entire event! Never worry about trying to find parking or paying for it!

Ticket Cost

Tickets are only $10 for a full day experience of AniFest! We have gathered amazing industry exhibitors, artists, and talents to showcase their greatness to you!

E-Gaming

We've combined forces with amazing industry gaming companies to bring you an all-out experience on your favorite gaming platform! We will also have Internet!

Experienced Event Planners

We have an all-star team of amazing producers, event organizers, and staff! Our senior staff hail from great events such as TitanCon, Arcane Cafe, and Anime Convention Fans!

Amazing Photo Areas

AniFest 2018 has incredible areas for photographers and videographers! From the garden center, garden rooms, Itasha vehicles, and more! Come experience the chance of a lifetime to get the photos you want!

Exclusive Anime Screenings

We have exclusive deals with publishers to showcase their screenings with you! Find out more about our anime screenings the closer we get to AniFest 2018!

Japanese Garden

AniFest has exclusive access to the Torrance Japanese Garden right next to our Matsuri tents! Experience the peaceful and serene space that we have curated just for you!

Our Sponsors and Supporters

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Arcane Maid Cafe

Arcane Maid Cafe

Arcane Maid Cafe is an Akiba-style Maid Cafe created by a group of friends, right here in the United States! Arcane offers table top games, video gaming, food & refreshments, and on-stage entertainment dances.

Akibento

Akibento

“Aki” is a shortening of Akihabara, the capital of anime and manga in Japan. The reason we name our box as “Akibento” is because our goal is to bring the most authentic and original figures, collectibles, manga, apparel, accessories and more to our customers worldwide in our monthly subscription box. We connect our subscribers to […]