Hundreds of fans of Japanese popular culture, including anime, video games and cosplay, converged at the Vancouver Convention Center for three days this weekend.
This is the first time in three years that Anime Revolution – popularly called Anirevo – has taken place. It is also the tenth anniversary of the event, which was first held at the center in 2012.
Anime is a form of Japanese animation that has become extremely popular in the West over the past few decades.
This weekend’s event included comics, costumes and cultural exhibits, as well as panelists such as Toby Proctor and Brian Drummond, who voiced characters in Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z respectively.
Many of the event’s attendees showed up in cosplay — short for “costume play,” which involves dressing up as their favorite characters from Japanese franchises. Here are some of the best photos from the three-day event.