If you’re an otaku, listen up.

A new convention is coming to Abu Dhabi: ANI:ME is an event that’s all about celebrating Japanese entertainment and pop culture.

ANI:ME will take place from October 27 to 29 at the du Forum on Yas Island.

Expect anime, manga, Japanese cinema, music, games, fashion and food – as well as performances from well-known J-Pop bands, cosplayers, artists and talks from some of the most popular anima and manga titles.

Not kawaii enough yet?

There will be mini-workshops about all elements of Japanese culture, including calligraphy, traditional sword fighting, art and even candy making.

Oh, and naturally, there’s going to be a big ‘ol cosplay competition where the winner will be sent to Japan to compete in the finals of the World Cosplay Summit.

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Aww, カワイイ huh?

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Details on the event’s special guests, line-up and activities will be announced in the coming weeks.

Organisers of the event The Alliance are the masterminds behind the popular Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) and GAMES Middle East, so we can expect ANI:ME to be of a similar calibre.

Ticket prices TBA, available soon from animeabudhabi.com.

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