Published on May 30th, 2016 | by admin

Madman & Bushiroad Announce Anime Festival Partnership, Bushiroad Card Game Championships

Monday 30 May, 2016 – Madman and AnimeLab are very excited to welcome Bushiroad to Madman Anime Festival 2016 as a major partner and key sponsor! Bushiroad are a fantastic addition to the festival line-up, which also features international guests, cosplay, exhibitions, screenings, and more.

Bushiroad, the powerhouse Japanese producer of anime and trading card games, will bring an exciting new addition to the festival with confirmation that the Bushiroad World Championship 2016, Australia Regional Qualifier tournaments will be held alongside Madman Anime Festival. Participation in the Bushiroad World Championship 2016, Australia Regional Qualifier tournaments is free.

In addition to hosting the Bushiroad World Championship qualifying tournament, Bushiroad will also be joining the festival with booths demonstrating and showcasing exclusive products with further announcements to come regarding special guest appearances.

Games that qualify for the 5th Bushiroad World Championship qualifying tournament will consist of:
• Cardfight!! Vanguard
• Future Card Buddyfight
• Weiss Schwarz (English)
• Weiss Schwarz (Japanese)

Australian’s official distributor of Bushiroad products – Cosplay OzAnimart’s director – Sugiyono Bari is also super excited about the new partnership.

“We are thrilled to be teaming up with the Madman Anime Festival and hosting the Australian qualifying rounds of the Bushiroad World Championship. The partnership between the two companies, Madman and Bushiroad will allow us to deliver the tournaments to the large and growing trading card game fan base. The competitors will be able to perform in front of a huge audience thanks to the Madam Anime Festival. It will be a great pre-cursor to the main championship event that is held in Japan towards the end of the year.”

The winners of all four tournaments in the Australian Qualifying leg will receive a grand prize of flights and accommodation and an invitation to compete in the Regional qualifying tournaments held in South East Asia. If successful, they will then progress to Japan for the Bushiroad World Championship. The prizes are courtesy of Bushiroad and will be presented at the Madman Anime Festival.

High competitor numbers are expected across all four tournaments. Players and fans can find out more information about the tournament at

Tickets for Madman Anime Festival are available at:

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