Welcome to the home page for Anime North: Canada's premier fan run Anime convention!

Anime North is an anime convention located in Toronto, Canada that celebrates anime, manga, music, games and all other forms of Japanese Culture!
Anime North will be the weekend of May 22 - 24, 2015 at the Toronto Congress Centre and International Plaza Hotel.


Events Moving to the North Building of the TCC

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 11:25

Starting this year, Anime North will be using the Ballroom in the North Building of the Toronto Congress Center as our Main Stage. This full ballroom, which seats over 2000 people, will be the new location of our Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Friday Skit Contest, Saturday Masquerade, Anime Hell, Music Videos, performances by the 404s, Pop Idol, and AN Idol.

This ballroom is located in the TCC North Building, just north of the South Building, with the entrance on the west side. Times of events there will be listed in the pocket program.

 
 

2015 Fashion Show Time Change

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 11:20

The 2015 Fashion Show will now be on Saturday at 1:00PM. The location is still Hall A of the Toronto Congress Centre. Most importantly, the Fashion Show and the Skit Contest are no longer scheduled against each other, so individuals interested in participating in both now can.

 

Guest Update: Hitomi Nabatame

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 11:02

Anime North is pleased to welcome Japanese voice actress Hitomi Nabatame, best known as the voice of Mana Aida, or Cure Heart, in Dokidoki! Precure, Mikoto Suo in School Rumble, Arcueid Brunestud in Lunar Legend Tsukihime, Kazusa Touma in White Album 2: Shiawase no Mukogawa, Margery Daw in Shakugan no Shana, and Cindy Campbell in Squid Girl to the convention this year.

Message from Hitomi Nabatame

Hello everyone, nice to meet you. I'm a voice actress, my name is Hitomi Nabatame. Mai Goto, who participated in this event last year, told me, "Canada is a wonderful place, the event was a lot of fun". So even though I'm nervous to go somewhere I haven't been before, I'm looking forward to it! I think it's so great that all of us who live in different places and speak different languages get to meet through anime. I loved acting, but somehow ended up in voice acting. I'm happy and surprised that that one step I took has grown so much. Sometimes I get letters from oversea fans, but I rarely get to meet them, which is why I'm so grateful to have this opportunity. I know there are a lot of people who don't know me. It would be great if more people could get to know myself and other Japanese voice actors through this event. I hope I can have a great time with everyone! Thank you.

Original Japanese

皆様、はじめまして。声優をやっております生天目仁美と申します。昨年このイベントに参加していた後藤麻衣ちゃんから『カナダはとても素敵な場所だった。イベントも楽しかった』と聞いているので、初めての土地で緊張もしていますが、今から楽しみにしています。生きている場所も言葉も違う私たちが、『アニメ』というものを通して出会えること、とても幸せに感じます。お芝居が好きで気付けば声優という世界に足を踏み入れていましたが、その一歩がこんなに広がっていたことに、驚きと喜びがあります。時々、海外のファンの方からもお手紙をもらいますが、なかなか海外のファンの方とお会いする機会はないので、今回このような機会をいただけたことに感謝しています。私のことを知らない方も沢山いらっしゃると思います。今回のイベントで、日本の声優のこと、私のこと、少しでも知って貰えれば幸いです。当日はみなさんと楽しい時間が過ごせるといいなぁと思ってます。よろしくお願いします。

 
 

Enter to Win Tickets to Mr. Burns

Monday, 27 April 2015 21:38

You and a friend can win one of five (5) pairs of tickets to Mr. Burns - an apocalyptic play about The Simpsons, staged entirely without electricity! The tickets are for the performance on May 13 at 8:00PM, at the historic Aztec Theatre, 1035 Gerrard St. E. To enter, email your name to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with Mr. Burns Contest in the subject line. One entry per person, multiple submissions will not be accepted. Contest closes May 6th, 2015.

Mr. Burns - a post-electric play!

In a post-apocalyptic world devoid of electricity, a small group of survivors band together in search of food, shelter and the most precious resource of all—classic lines from The Simpsons. Part pop musical, part chilling contemporary allegory, and part Simpsons celebration, MR. BURNS is a live, animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era evolves into the mythology of another.

Mr. Burns starts May 9th at the historic Aztec Theatre. For tickets and more information, visit mrburns.ca.

 
 

Guest Update: The 404s

Monday, 27 April 2015 21:35

Canada’s Premiere geek improv comedy troupe, the 404s return to Anime North again this year.

 
 

Message from guest Asami Shimoda

Monday, 27 April 2015 21:23

Message from Asami Shimoda

Hello everyone. Nice to meet you. I'm Asami Shimoda, and I'm a voice actress. When it was decided that I would be attending Anime North, I was so happy it felt like I just won the lottery. I have been to an oversea event once in the past, but it will be my first time visiting Canada. I will be with a translator, but I would like to be able to say something in a language the locals understand. I'm not sure I will be able to speak correctly, but please be nice and watch over me (laughs). I hope I'll get a chance to talk to everyone, I'm looking forward to it. I'm very excited to meet a lot of people for the first time, and wonder what kind of people I will get to meet. Those who are going from Japan,I realize it's a lot of trouble, but your support really encourages me! Since it's a rare chance, I want to eat delicious food and see the beautiful scenery too! Oh, and what souvenir should I get? I'm just so excited! I hope the weather will be good, and that everyone will be in a good health when we meet. I will go in perfect condition too☆

Thank you!

Original Japanese

みなさん、初めまして。声優の下田麻美です!今回出演が決まったときは、まるで宝くじが当たったかの如く、嬉しい気持ちでいっぱいになりました。海外でのイベントは過去に一度ありますが、カナダは初めてです。通訳さんもご一緒ですが、せっかくなので、当日は、現地の方に直接分かる言葉で何かお伝えできたらと思っています。正しくしゃべれるかは分かりませんが、温かく見守ってくださいね(笑)。当日は、みなさんとお話をする機会もあるのかな?と今から楽しみです。現地の方はどんな方がいるのかな?と、初めての出会いにワクワクしていますし、日本からきてくださる方は、何かと大変だと思うのにありがたくて、心強いです!せっかくなので、美味しいものも食べたいし、景色の綺麗なところに行きたいです。あと、お土産は何がいいでしょう?今から楽しみで仕方ありません!あとは、当日のお天気がいいことと、皆さんの体調が万全でお会いできると何よりです!私も万全にして行かなきゃね☆

よろしくお願いします!

 

Tables Still Available for the 2015 Fashion Swap

Monday, 27 April 2015 21:12

Japanese street fashion cluttering up your closet? Tables still available for the 2015 Fashion Swap.

 

Nominoichi 2015 is Sold Out

Monday, 27 April 2015 11:17

The Nominoichi 2015 is now SOLD OUT. All tables have been assigned, and the waiting list is now full. See you on Friday, May 22, at 7:00 pm in TCC Hall A!

 

A message from musical guests Umbrella

Monday, 27 April 2015 11:07

A message from Umbrella.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1W0vLqGquM

 

Guest Update: Pete Ellison

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 02:22

Hit the dance floor at Anime North this year with DJ Pete Ellison.

 
 

Chie Nakamura

Friday, 17 April 2015 02:08

Anime North is excited to announce Chie Nakamura, best known as the voice of Haruno Sakura from Naruto, Brita from Darker than Black, and Rebecka Hallstrom from Eureka Seven AO, to the convention this year. Please note, Ms. Nakamura will be only at the convention on Saturday and Sunday.

 
 

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