AniManGaki Idol X : Battle Royale



Nightingales and bards, the grandest AniManGaki Idol is here! Celebrating its 10th year in existence, it is the oldest and most well sought after of its kind in Malaysia ACG events. Show off your singing skills and compete in front of a judge panel and live audiences. If you need more reason to try out, our stage has jumpstarted the career of many local ACG singers!

Expect overpouring talent and crazy energy on our stage as past AniManGaki Idol winners (2009 – 2017) will be returning to compete against one another in Battle Royale mode to be crowned the Ultimate AniManGaki Idol Champion! #AllStars

How to participate


Fill up registration form

Complete form with a recording of your singing (in video file).
Closing at 11:59 PM, 18 July 2018.
Registration closed.

Who's joining?

Applicants online screening

Filter applications for Battle Royale (For AMG18 Wildcard).


AniManGaki Idol X : Battle Royale

On 18 August 2018. Prize giving ceremony will be held on the same day.

Registration Information

  • To register, please complete the registration form with complete details & attach a recording of your singing in a form of 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
  • The recording of your singing must be with a karaoke/instrumental accompaniment and should be not less than 2 minutes 30 seconds.
  • Reading or singing from a script or printed lyrics is discouraged. Participants are expected to memorise the lyrics beforehand.
  • Registration officially ends on 18 July 2018 at 11.59 PM (GMT+8). 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.
  • Accepted submissions will go through online screening and only 2 finalists will advance directly to AniManGaki Idol X : Battle Royale as wildcard participants. The wildcard participants will be announced via our Facebook page and contacted via email on/before 22 July 2018. 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!

Rules & Regulation

  • 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.
  • No participant can join more than one entry in this competition.
  • Top 3 winners of the immediate previous AniManGaki Idol are not subject to a one-year cooling period, thus eligible to join this year's competition.
  • Songs chosen & submitted must fit either categories:
    • Any Japanese song, or
    • English song with relation to ACG media.

Judging Criteria

Vocal Ability 40%
Charisma 30%
Originality 20%
Crowd Engagement 10%
Total 100%


Donna Burke

Donna Burke

from Ganime Jazz

Japan-based Australian singer and voice actress Donna Burke earned millions of fans worldwide for her 2010 hit “Heaven’s Divide" and 2015 hit “Sins of the Father” from the Metal Gear Solid game series, as well as 2015 hit “Glassy Sky” from anime Tokyo Ghoul. Her longing for a free and intimate format of performance led to the birth of the 5-piece jazz band Ganime Jazz in 2016, which combines the free beauty of jazz with songs from the Game and Anime world. This unique pairing of Australian and Japanese musicians results in a powerful show with comic relief provided by Donna between each song enjoyed by a diverse audience.

Donna Burke


from 神秘幻影 Mystical Mirage

Hailing all the way from Kuching, Sarawak, K3N is the frontman and vocalist of the award-winning alternative and rock band Mystical Mirage. Known for his energetic, husky and powerful voice as well as Chester Bennington-like screamo, K3N powers up the band to win several accolades in their repertoire such as Voice International Music Awards (VIMA) Malaysia, Battle of the Bands, Passport to Fame, etc. Associated to Warner Chappell Music (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and MACP, K3N together with band members Jimmy, Aaron AC, Daniel Subah and Jared Ng, are set to take the world and let everyone hear the sound that is truly Mystical Mirage.

Donna Burke


from Fazz and 雷神 RAIJIN

LYNN is an accomplished vocalist – previously part of Koir Kebangsaan Malaysia, she is currently the lead singer of Fazz, 7-piece exuberant piece of band; the frontman of RAIJIN, a J-Rock/Pop cover band; and part of vocal groups such as Harmonize and The Voices in Your Head. With RAIJIN, she has been actively performing in the local ACG scene, opening to J-Rock bands such as FLOW and fhána. Also an active performer of the music theater scene in Kuala Lumpur, she is a frequent traveler to cities such as Perth, Xiamen, Bali, Tokyo and Seoul for various performance setups.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

NO. This competition opens to all regardless of nationality starting in 2016, i.e. we welcome registrations and entries from participants within and outside Malaysia. However, there's something you'll need to take note!

Should you be selected as one of the 2 wildcard participants, you are required to take part in the closed rehearsals and soundcheck sessions (if any), i.e. you need to be physically present in Malaysia during that period of time. Of course, you are required to attend AniManGaki 2018 for the Battle Royale.

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

You will NOT be subject to a one-year cooling period, thus eligible to join this year's competition.