THE MOST ANTICIPATED STAGE BATTLE IS BACK!

In order to broaden both musical and cultural horizons, AniManGaki Idol 2016 welcomes both Malaysian and non-Malaysian entries! This year, the challenge is much tougher as the competition is undergoing exciting transformation with the introduction of a new phase - online screening!

A huge shoutout to Monash AniManga Guild (MAG) for their continuous support to AniManGaki Idol for the second year!

RULES & REGULATIONS

  • Singing is the minimum required act for this competition. Duet & group singing are allowed, with a maximum of 3 members per group.
  • Bands are not qualified for this competition; bands will have a chance to shine on stage by registering for our "Stage Performances" online audition.
  • No participant can join more than one entry in this competition.
  • Top 3 winners of the immediate previous AniManGaki Idol are subject to a one-year cooling period, thus not eligible to join this year's competition. This is to encourage new talents to join.
    AniManGaki Idol Winners Cooling Period Eligibility in 2016
    Top 3 of 2015 One (1) Year Not eligible
    Top 3 of years prior to 2015 N/A Eligible
  • Songs chosen & submitted must fit either categories:
    • Any Japanese song, or
    • English song with relation to ACG media.
  • Participants will go through 4 stages of elimination process:

    *number of participants may change depending on Judges' discretion

    1. AniManGaki Idol Registration (until 10/07/2016)
    2. AniManGaki Idol Audition (23/07/2016)
    3. AniManGaki Idol Preliminaries (27/08/2016)
    4. AniManGaki Idol Finals (28/08/2016)

COMPETITION REGISTRATION

  • To register, please fill in the registration form with complete details & attach a recording of your singing in a form of audio or video file. We strongly encourage submission of high quality recording files to ensure that it is the best representation of your singing. Should you encounter any submission difficulty, please email us at enquiry@animangaki.com.
  • The recording of your singing is not limited to karaoke/instrumental accompaniment, however it should be not more than 2 minutes and 15 seconds. You are encouraged to trim the song to enable optimal expression of your vocal talent (e.g. edit out long intro).
  • Registration officially ends on 10/07/2016 at 11.59PM (GMT+8). Should you need to make any changes, please RESUBMIT a new form before the deadline! The latest entry will automatically replace any previous entry. Post-deadline (re)submissions will not be entertained.
  • Accepted submissions will go through online screening and only 30* participants will advance to the next stage. The Top 30* participants to advance to the AniManGaki Idol Audition will be announced via our Facebook page and contacted via email on/before 17/07/2016. Remember to check your email for more information and further instructions!
  • AniManGaki reserves the right to disqualify anyone who is deemed unsuitable for the competition and Judges' decisions are final. Have fun!

IDOL AUDITION

  • Participants who made into the Top 30* are required to be physically present on audition day to perform a full song of their choice in front of our judges. You are allowed to perform the song you have submitted for AniManGaki Idol Registration.
  • Reading or singing from a script or printed lyrics is discouraged. Participants are expected to memorise the lyrics beforehand.
  • The arrangement and sequence of the audition will be announced and conducted on the audition day itself. Early arrival for registration on audition day does not guarantee an earlier performance. Participants are expected to be present until their time of performance. Please bear with us throughout this audition!
  • Only 12 participants will advance to AniManGaki Idol Preliminaries. The Top 12 participants to advance to the AniManGaki Idol Preliminaries will be announced via our Facebook page and contacted via email on/before 31/07/2016.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Vocal ability 40%
Charisma 30%
Originality 20%
Crowd engagement 10%
TOTAL 100%

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why is there a need for online screening?

As this competition is considered to be an annual favourite, the number of entries received increases year by year. In order to cater for this demand, we decided to utilise online screening as a means to select the cream of the crop, simultaneously reducing participants' waiting time during closed audition.

Is this competition restricted to Malaysia citizens only?

NO. This competition opens to all regardless of nationality starting this year, i.e. we welcome registrations and entries from participants within and outside Malaysia. However, there's something you'll need to take note!

What should I take note of if I am entering this competition?

Should you be selected as one of the Top 30* participants, you are required to take part in the closed audition i.e. you need to be physically present in Malaysia. Subsequently if you advance to Top 12 or Top 5, you are required to attend AniManGaki 2016 for the Preliminaries and Finals.

Are my expenses borne by AniManGaki if I am selected to advance?

AniManGaki is not responsible to bear any expenses you incurred to enter this competition. However, you may contact us at binyun@email.animangaki.com should you require any assistance with regards to this matter.

If I won AniManGaki Idol 2015 as a soloist, can I enter AniManGaki Idol 2016 as a duet or group (or vice versa)?

You will be subject to a one-year cooling period, thus not eligible to join this year’s competition. AniManGaki Idol is held annually with the intention of discovering new/potential talents and providing them a venue/opportunity to blossom!

THE JUDGES

Alissa

from Harmonia ACG

Alissa has been performing at various local ACG events for more than 3 years before being crowned the winner of AniManGaki Idol 2014. She is a member of a local pop opera group known as Harmonia ACG, who has been performing song covers mostly from the Japanese vocal group Kalafina for events such as Comic Fiesta, AniManGaki, CosMart and Universal Cosplay Convention (UCC).

Since the formation of Harmonia ACG in August 2012, they were once chosen to represent Malaysia in the following year for "I Love Japanese Songs", a show aired by Japan's national public broadcasting channel NHK. The group also served as the opening act for international artists from Japan at Visual Art Expo (VAX) in 2015.

Aside from performing, Alissa, together with her group have also been invited as judges for singing competitions in said events, one of them being CosMart at e@Curve in 2014.

Website:
https://www.facebook.com/acgHarmonia

RFB

One of the most sort-after sessionists, Rfb is a local music producer, touring musician and musical director who specializes in stage performance and unorthodox stage presentation. He has been touring and backing up artists both locally and internationally in Korea, Japan, China, Europe and Indonesia. He played for Salam Musik, Dato Mokhzani, Bihzhu ,Fazz, Talitha Tan and Poova, to name a few.

Rfb worked extensively for Comic Fiesta 2013 and 2014 as a stage content producer and has established a performance concept especially for ACG based performances named “The Rfb Project”. He heavily focuses on elevating and improving the quality level of ACG based performances in Malaysia.

Website:
https://www.facebook.com/fazzmy

Lynn

from 雷神 RAIJIN

A performer, inspired vagabond, and a rock chic at heart, Lynn is in charge of the vocals in a J-Rock/J-Pop cover band called 雷神 RAIJIN, which she formed together with 3 other members out of their enthusiasm for ACG and Japanese music.

Making their debut at Comic Fiesta 2014, the band has been carrying energetic tunes, building playgrounds and establishing a common ground to express their deepest feelings for their favorite stories on stages. 雷神 RAIJIN has covered several conventions in local ACG scenes, as well as becoming the opening act for J-Rock band FLOW in Comic Fiesta 2015.

Apart from Japanese pop culture, the free-spirited Lynn is also enthusiastic for musical theater and TV productions.

Website:
https://www.facebook.com/raijinband1