ANIMANGAKI IDOL

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Calling all aspiring singers! Your journey to stardom starts right here, right now! Celebrating its 16th year in existence, it is the oldest and most well sought after of its kind in Malaysia ACG event. Showcase your vocal prowess and dazzle a panel of judges and a live audience. This is your chance to follow in the footsteps of many local ACG singers who began their careers on this very stage!

Prepare for an electrifying experience as participants face off in intense 1-on-1 battles, climbing their way to the top. AniManGaki 2024 proudly offers over RM4,000 worth of prizes to our champion.
A preliminary round will be held before the Finals, where the Top 25 contestants will battle it out at the Semi-Finals this August 3rd, 2024, at <Venue TBC>.

Entry is free, so don’t miss your chance to shine!

Get ready for an explosion of talent and energy on stage—AniManGaki Idol Competition awaits you!

Competition Prizes

1st PLACE

RM 1,500
worth of cash & goodies

2nd PLACE

RM 1,000
worth of cash & goodies

3rd PLACE

RM 750
worth of cash & goodies

Crowd Favourite

RM 750
worth of cash & goodies

Rules & Regulations

This competition is open to all regardless of nationality, but contestants must be a resident and living in Malaysia.

This competition is open for individuals ages 14 years and above. For those under the age of 18, please seek parental/guardian consent before participating.
Singing is the minimum required act for this competition. Only solo acts are allowed. Duets, groups and bands are not qualified for this competition.

No participant can join more than one entry in this competition.
AniManGaki 2023 Idol Top Winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) are not allowed to join this year. A grace period of one (1) year is required for all winners of this competition.

For all rounds (ie. Preliminary Online Audition, Semi Finals, & Finals), songs chosen & submitted must be from the following:

CATEGORYLANGUAGE
Official Anime/ Cartoons / AnimationAny Language
Official Live Action Series (adaptation of anime, cartoons, animation, manga, or comic series)
Video Games
Japanese Pop Culture Icon (ie. Hatsune Miku, Hello Kitty, etc.)

Songs must be in their original language, variations of the songs in other languages are
not allowed.

(Songs from Vtubers are not allowed for this category)
*Top 12 (Final Round) will be contacted via email for song submissions.

Participants entering the competition will go through the following process:

COMPETITION REGISTRATION

Closing Date: 26/07/2024

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION EMAIL

3 working days from Submission Date

PRELIMINARY ROUND (ONLINE AUDITION)

28/07/2024 (Sunday)

SEMI-FINAL (TOP 25)

Event Date: 03/08/2024 (Saturday)
Venue TBC

Final Round (TOP 12)

Event Date: 24/08/2024 (Saturday)
AniManGaki 2024

Non-compliance would result in disqualification.

Results of the Preliminary Round (Top 25) will be announced on AniManGaki’s social media platforms on 29th July 2024, Monday. Further instructions will be emailed to the Top 25 participants advancing to the Semi-Finals.

For the Semi-Final round at <Venue TBC> on 3rd August 2024, Saturday, the Top 25 participants selected by the Judges, will go through the following:

    1. be physically present for the competition held at <Venue TBC>
    2. check-in at the Venue no later than 30 minutes before the competition start time, and be on standby at the venue.
    3. perform the same track as per their Preliminary Round submission

announcement of the Top 12 advancing to AniManGaki 2024, will be on 05th August 2024, Monday on AniManGaki’s social media platforms. Further instructions will be emailed to the Top 12 advancing to the Finals.

For the Finals, happening at AniManGaki 2024 on 24th August 2024, Saturday at 2:30pm, the Top 12 participants, will go through the following:

 

    1. be physically present for the competition held at Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC), Seri Kembangan
    2. check-in at the Venue no later than 30 minutes before the competition start time, and be on standby at the venue.
    3. song selection for Finals may differ from the song performed during Prelims and Semi-Finals

Competition Registration

To Enter the competition:

Kindly fill out the Registration Form with the required details. Should you encounter any submission difficulty, please email us at [email protected]
Registration officially ends on 26th July 2024, Friday at 11:59 (GMT+8). Registration is on a first-come, first-verify basis. *Subject to change
Should you need to make any changes, please RESUBMIT a new form and recording file before the deadline! The latest entry will automatically replace any previous entry. Post-deadline (re)submissions will not be entertained.

No walk-ins allowed.
Every submission is final; kindly ensure all details provided are complete and accurate. Incomplete and inaccurate submissions will be disqualified.
An acknowledgement email will be sent to you within three (3) working days from registration submission, confirming your participation in the competition.

By participating in this competition, each participant accepts the conditions stated in the rules and agrees to be bound by the decisions of AniManGaki and their partners. 

By entering and/or accepting the prize, participants and winners agree to hold AniManGaki and its partners harmless for liability, damages or claims for injury or loss to any person or property relating to, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, participation in this competition, the acceptance and/or subsequent use or misuse, or condition of the prizes awarded, or claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. 

AniManGaki, in their sole discretion, reserve the immediate and unrestricted right to disqualify any entrant or prize winner, if either commits or has committed any act, or has been involved or becomes involved in any situation or occurrence which AniManGaki deems likely to subject AniManGaki, entrant or winner to ridicule, scandal or contempt or which reflects unfavourably upon AniManGaki in any way. If such information is discovered by AniManGaki after a winner has received notice of his/her prize and before the prize is awarded, AniManGaki may rescind the prize in its entirety. If a portion of his/her prize has already been awarded, AniManGaki may withdraw the remainder of the prize that has been fulfilled.

Competition Format

ONLINE SUBMISSION (PRELIMINARY ROUND) 

Each participant would need to fill up the form and attach a recording of your singing in the form of a video via YouTube or Google Drive Link. Please ensure your video is readily accessible under the shared link. You are strongly encouraged to submit high quality recording files to ensure best representation of your singing. Smule files are specifically prohibited.Should you encounter any submission difficulty, please email us at  [email protected].

The recording of your singing must be with a karaoke/instrumental accompaniment and should not exceed 2 minutes 30 seconds. You are encouraged to trim the song to enable optimal expression of your vocal talent (i.e. edit out long intro).
Lip sync and vocal effects are not allowed in your recording – we definitely prefer to hear your raw vocal sound!
Visual editing on the recording is not allowed (ie. Adding lighting effects or subtitles).

TOP 25 (SEMI FINALS)

Participants who made it to the Top 25 Preliminary Round will be informed via email by 29th July 2024, Monday, by 10:00PM.

Successful participants are to compete in the Semi-Finals held at <VENUE TBC> on the 3rd August 2024, Saturday.

Songs performed for this round will be the same as your submitted song during the Preliminary Round (duration not more than 2 minutes 30 seconds). Change in song is not allowed during this round.

Only 12 finalists will advance to AniManGaki 2024 Idol Competition. All finalists will be announced during the Semi-Finals, on 3rd August 2024, Saturday.
Announcement of Top 12 Finalists will be announced on AniManGaki’s social media platforms on 5th August 2024, Monday.
Finalists will be contacted via email and whatsapp for more details and information about the preparations for the Finals at AniManGaki 2024 on 24th August 2024, Saturday.

Judging Criteria

Vocal Ability10 pts
Charisma5 pts
Originality3 pts
Crowd Engagement2 pts
Total20 pts

Other Terms & Conditions

By entering the competition, participants have consented by default that:

    • AniManGaki is not responsible for any damages to participants’ costumes or props during the competition.
    • AniManGaki is not responsible for participant’s physical damage or injury during the competition. First-aid will be provided if necessary.
    • AniManGaki is not responsible for any property or emotional losses during participant’s participation in the competition.
    • Participants are held responsible for any damages to stage and other equipment caused during the competition.
    • AniManGaki reserves the right to use participant’s images and performance recordings for promotional purposes.
    • AniManGaki reserves the rights to alter the rules and structure of the competition as they see fit.
    • By submitting your entries, all participants agree and acknowledge that all intellectual property rights thereto shall belong to AniManGaki. AniManGaki shall have the exclusive right to use, edit, modify and publish the entry submitted by all the participants, publish or not publish the names of the participants, in any way it deems fit for any advertising, trade, promotional purpose and for any other reason whatsoever, without any further notice to the participants and the participants shall not claim ownership or any payment or compensation on the materials. For the avoidance of doubt, the submissions will not be edited for judging purposes.
    • By participating in AniManGaki competition and activities, all attendees and participants grant AniManGaki the right to capture photographs and video recordings. These materials may be used for promotional purposes, including but not limited to social media, websites, print media, and other marketing channels. Attendees and participants waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product and understand that no royalty, fee, or other compensation will be provided for such use.
    • AniManGaki reserves the right to disqualify anyone who is deemed unsuitable for the competition, and judges’ decisions are final.
    • All results given by judges are finalised and cannot be contested.
    • AniManGaki will not bear any cost related to the entry of the participants.
    • By participating in this competition, each participant accepts the conditions stated in the rules and agrees to be bound by the decisions of AniManGaki. Every submission is final, please ensure all details provided are complete and accurate. Incomplete and inaccurate submissions will be disqualified.

COVID-19 (SOP)

    • All participants must be fully vaccinated.
    • Face masks are encouraged, but not mandatory.
    • Sanitize and maintain good hygiene whenever possible.
    • A Self Covid RTK test is encouraged to ensure everyone’s safety.
    • If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please inform our staffs immediately, and we will escort you to the nearest medic bay/clinic

Common Symptoms

      • Fever
      • Dry Cough
      • Tiredness
      • Loss of taste or smell

Less Common Symptoms

      • Sore Throat
      • Headache
      • Aches and pains
      • Diarrhoea
      • A rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes
      • Red of irritated eyes

Serious Symptoms

        • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
        • Loss of speech or mobility or confusion
        • Chest pain

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