Manifest 2012!

Melbourne Manga Anime Fest

A bit of info:

Manifest is run by the not-for-profit group, Melbourne Anime Festival Incorporated (MAFI) which is organised and run entirely by volunteers. These hard-working people spend thousands of hours behind the scenes putting together Manifest throughout the year, as well as on the days of Manifest each year.

Manifest had its humble beginnings as an anime screenings festival back in 1998. This was achieved by several university clubs coming together at the University of Melbourne. It has been known as Manifest since 2000 and has been steadily growing, increasing the activities, competitions and events available on this amazing weekend each year.


Friday, Aug. 17th 2012 at 9am to Sunday, Aug. 19th 2012 at 7pm

Showgrounds, Melbourne, Flemington, Victoria, Australia

Flemington, VIC

Melbourne Anime Festival – or "Manifest" for short - consists of a three full day festival focusing on arts of anime, manga, Japanese culture, and in more recent times video games. It is run annually at the Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne, Australia. This year (2012), it will be run on the weekend of Friday 17th to Sunday 19th of August.

Opening Hours


Friday - 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday - 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Traders Hall:

Friday - 10:00 AM* - 6:00 PM
Saturday - 10:00 AM* - 6:00 PM
Sunday - 10:00 AM* - 6:00 PM

* Golden Ticket Holders from 9:30 AM