June 25, 2018

The 2018 Arkansas Anime Festival will be held at the Doubletree and Four Points Sheraton in Bentonville, Arkansas.

On June 29th, 30th and July 1st... This year's Arkansas Anime Festival known as A2F will be held at the Doubletree and Four Points Sheraton in Bentonville, Arkansas. The Arkansas Anime Festival is Arkansas' largest and longest running anime and gaming convention. Check out some of the guest below and go here to register today!  

Announced guests:
Voice Actor Jeremy Inman!
Voice Actor Jeremy Inman is known for voice of Android 16 of DragonBall Z,  JJ in Yuri, on Ice, Taurus in Fairy Tail, Magellan in One Piece and Yo in Dagshi Kashi.   Jeremy is doing full time voice directing for Funimation.   Go here for more info on Jeremy Inman.  

Cosplay Guest
Fighting Dreamers Productions

Fighting Dreamers Productions (FDP) is a cosplay group from Vancouver, British Columbia. For the past 10 years, they have been cosplaying a wide range of genres including anime, manga, video games, comics, film, and cartoons. FDP is known for their cosplay YouTube channel, which has over 180,000 subscribers and provides viewers with series shows, parodies, cosplay skits, CMV’s, convention happenings, and tutorials.  Click here for more information on Fighting Dreamers Productions.

Musical Guest  
International rock band from Japan, Kazha!
Kazha is a 3 piece rock band from Japan. Members of the band are lead singer and bassist Kazuha Oda, guitarist Hideki Matsushige and drummer Futa Sugano.  Kazuha Oda has worked with world wide performers including Grammy award winner Bob James.  The band's work has appeared in iTunes top 100 charts in several different countries.  The band's first album was released in 2010 "Overture" and released a second album "Evolution" in 2013 and they are working on their third.  
The band has been touring nationally throughout North America and will play for the first time in Bentonville.  Click here to listen to one of their songsYou can keep up with everything KAZHA by going to any of these links:

Sci-Fi/Fantacy Author
E.M. Ervin

E.M. Ervin has been reading sci-fi/fantasy since she was in 4th grade...Now she joys sending people on their own adventures in the Nasaru Chronicles while attending a few real-life adventures of her own.

Special Guest
Andy Vu
Andy Vu lived in the northern island of Hokkaido, Japan. There, he joined a Yosakoi troupe in the tiny town of Nakashibetsu where he was staying. Although, he is currently teaching drama and oral communications in the NWA area, he has made time to teach Yosakoi dance at RHS. He will be teaching a few classes over the weekend.

Cosplay Guest
Kimberly Cosplay

Well known for her Catwoman and Grell Sutcliff cosplays, Model/Producer Kimberly Cosplay has made close to 200 cosplays since 2009. With a background in theater and modeling, she coaches other inspiring cosplayers.

Phoenix Down
Phoenix Down is a variety of multi-propped entertainers.  Prepared to be in awe with inspiring LED experience creating thrills, illusion and wonder! An experience you don't want to miss.

DJ Guest
DJ Azrael

DJ Azrael has over 20 years of experience ranging from the Midwestern rave scene, Central and Northern club scene, gothic/industrial scene in the Midwest and South, local anime conventions, music production, music recording and various other events. He is known to spin an arrangement of styles ranging from electro house, complextro, house, hardcore, DnB, dubstep, psytrance, gothic/industrial and various other styles.

The Arkansas CW
The Arkansas CW Crew

Stop by The Arkansas CW booth: 

Meet the Arkansas CW Crew, Jeremy, Morgahn, Devante and Dustin! Plus, free giveaways and chance to win other prizes!

The Arkansas CW is the home of well received shows such as Flash, Riverdale, Arrow, legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Supernatural, The 100, and iZombie.  You will also find other shows like...Family Guy, Bob's Burger, American Dad, The Cleveland Show and King of the Hill.


There is so much to do at the festival please Go to http://arkansasanimefestival.com/ for tickets and other festival information.  The Arkansas Anime Festival is Arkansas' largest and longest running anime and gaming convention.