Madman Entertainment’s Anime Festival Sydney 2021 Event Cancelled

Citing the “ongoing uncertainty surrounding events and social distancing” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Australian anime publisher Madman Entertainment has confirmed they will be cancelling their Anime Festival 2021 event in Sydney. This unfortunately follows the postponement of their 2020 program.

Given it is uncertain when international travel will be permissible once more, the number of patrons required to at least break even and staff resources to put together the event – this is entirely understandable. At this point, none of the other 2021 legs of the Anime Festival have been cancelled.

Anime Festival Sydney 2022 will be going ahead, and has been dated for 12-13 March 2022. You can read the full statement below:


With consideration to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding events and social distancing, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel Anime Festival 2021 – Sydney.

We feel that planning and delivering an event to the standard anime fans expect just isn’t possible under these circumstances, and although this will come as a disappointment, the news isn’t all doom and gloom!

While 2021 is off the cards, Anime Festival WILL RETURN to Sydney – we’ll be seeing you March 12-13, 2022!!!

As always, we’ll keep you up to date through email, Facebook and Twitter on all future events.

We thank you again for your support and understanding. We can’t wait until this is all over, and we can go back to being PLUS ULTRA!


Related Articles

Onii-chan wa Oshimai! Receives January 2023 Release Date in New Trailer

Based on the adorable manga by Nekotofu, Onii-chan wa Oshimai! (お兄ちゃんはおしまい! | Loc: Onimai: I'm Now Your Sister!) will be receiving an anime adaptation in January 2023 according to this first trailer for the animation project.

CrunchyRoll Make Swath of New Announcements at Sixth CrunchyRoll Expo

From iconic animated feature films going live on the service this month to brand...

Programming Line-Up Confirmed for Aniplex Online Fest 2022

For the third year running, Aniplex will be hosting their online fan festival Aniplex...

My Hero Academia Season 5 OVAs to Stream on CrunchyRoll From Tomorrow

After making their North American debut at Anime Expo 2022 earlier this month, CrunchyRoll...