There will be a range of interactive mini-games and open dance lessons held throughout the Animania Festival Weekend.
The Mini-Games and Dance area will host a range of fun mini-games ranging from classic favourites to the slightly quirky including Giant Twister, the Chocobo game, Cosplay Chess, and more!
There will also be range of open dance lessons where Animania Staff and special guest experts will take anyone and everyone through a range of moves from Haruhi, Lucky Star to hip-hop, funk and RnB.
Currently planned mini-games and dance lessons are listed below, though these may be subject to change so please check closer to date for the final list and timings.
Take the Animania Passport challenge! Follow the footprints at the Festival and complete a basic mini-game to collect a stamp. Collect all the stamps and present your completed passport at the ARTspace info Desk (Section A) to score a souvenir from Animania Festival (while stocks last). Those who have collected all the stamps will also go in the running to score the Lucky Draw Prize!
Saturday Lucky Draw Prize: A complimentary high tea session on Sunday in Cafe Luciole for you & 3 friend!
Sunday Lucky Draw Prize: An Animania Festival Hamper, full of Animania Festival goodies!
There will also be special extra stamps to be collected in specific areas and specific times - collect all of these to get an extra ticket into the prize draw and increase your chances to win the Lucky Draw Prize on each day.
Saturday Draw will be held in the ARTSpace at 3pm. The Sunday Draw will be held at 2pm. Make sure
to collect all your stamps & get your tickets in before these times for a chance to win!
Much like a scavengerhunt, but instead of collecting objects, you take photos of things on the list! More Information available on the day from the Mini-Games & Dance Infodesk!
Designed for those who love a bit of competition and don't mind spending a bit of energy to do it, this race will... definitely not cause any whiplash. Space will be made clear to make room for a temporary "race track" but instead of souped up cars of mega speed, or even potato sacks, you'll have a cardboard caterpillar shell. Let's see how fast you can worm, roll or bust out your way to the finish line!
Cosplay Chess returns!
Classic Chess: A lively game of chess will feature on Animania's giant chessboard, but instead of regular chess pieces we'll use Cosplayers! Come join in or watch the drama unfold as cosplayers are strategically moved about by the chess masters, and who knows, you may see a Sephiroth Queen slay down a Pikachu Pawn.
Cosplay is a must for visitors wishing to participate in these games. Registration will be available on the day at the Mini-Games and Dance - first in, best dressed, so get in early!
Calling cosplayers to battle stations! This game will see two Cosplay teams try and sink each others "battleship".
Each team will have three cosplayers assigned to a "battleship" and one "shooter". The "battleships" must move together within the game area while the "shooters" throws plastic balls at the battleships to "sink" them. Each time a cosplayer is hit with a ball, that cosplayer must abandon team to carry on without them. The battleship is sunk when all cosplayers have been hit (and no one left to carry the battleship).
The game ends when the first "battleships" has been sunk or when time runs out. Teams members are swapped around for a second and third bout. The team that sinks the most battleships (best of three) wins.
The classic game of flexibility and giant coloured spots! The Mini-Games area will be laid out with a Giant Twister mat, so feel free to join in the game - times to be listed closer to date. Only a set number of people will be allowed to play at any one time.
It’s basically the same as RPS, except there is a helmet and hammer in front of each player. The winner must pick up the hammer and try to hit the loser on the head; the loser must put the helmet on before getting hit. Think fast and act quickly!!
A range of dance lessons will be available taught by Animania Staff and special guest instructors. These lessons will be open to everyone and will take you through classic anime routines, beginners hip-hop, RnB, funk and more.
Class timing are listed on the Festival Guide.