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The art competition is accepting entries!

Only a few months left till the AniMatsuri 2019 festival and our jolly mascots Aki, Sousuke, and Wilhelm are traveling towards Dorpat Conference Centre – but their paths cross with a merry myriad of good and not so good yōkai, Japanese mythological beings. This is the theme for the year’s […]


AniMatsuri 2019 tickets now on sale!

We are happy to announce that AniMatsuri 2019 tickets are now on sale. Please go and visit our Tickets page for more information. Be sure to read all that is written on that page and in case you have any questions, feel free to contact us at Please note […]


Registration to the AMV competition has begun!

A whole year’s worth of new anime has reached the masses which only means one thing – it’s time to cut them into a cool AMV, anime music video! Pick out your favorite anime, anime-style games, or animations and some rad tunes and fire up your video editing software to […]


“Mythological Japan” the theme for AniMatsuri 2019

We are happy to announce that this years theme for AniMatsuri is “Japanese Mythology”! Our own Aki, Sousuke and Willhelm will be channeling their inner kitsune, ōkami and tanuki. What mythological creature will you come as? This years poster is done by the talented Kutty Sark:


AniMatsuri is moving for 2019!

We have exciting news for you! After a few years break, Japanese pop culture festival AniMatsuri will again take place at Dorpat Conference Center. To comfortably fit our growing program and number of visitors, we are rewamping our usual market area to Japanese market and open it in the Tasku […]


Cosplay competition feedback

Hey there, cosplayer! → Were you at the AniMatsuri cosplay competition last year? → Were you competing or in the audience? → Were you positively surprised? → Did something bother you? One of the festival’s coolest aspects, the cosplay competition, happens all thanks to you! This means that your contribution […]