Dear Fans and Friends

What makes awareness about a person, place or thing broaden in popularity? It is the connection one feels or experiences from it. Similarly, Japanese animation and its pop culture can only grow with the connection fans have to them.


There is no doubt that anime and manga continues to grow in popularity outside of Japan. I am honored to have the opportunity to be among the few that brings awareness to the community. I am also excited to bring one of the world’s favorite art forms to Houston, Texas – Japanese pop culture. From fans of anime to cosplay, manga, comic books, video games, tuning, fashion and music, it is certain Anime Matsuri will be a celebration for all in attendance.


Each year we strive to give our Anime Matsuri attendees what they want and deserve. We aim to bring you famous anime, amazing cosplay, beautiful fashion, and amazing voice and musical artists from all over the world. Please take the opportunity to participate in contests, workshops, role-playing, video gaming competitions, karaoke, cosplay, as well as attending exclusive screenings and phenomenal music acts.


I invite you to join us for the 8th annual Anime Matsuri. Embrace the fandom, and create a unique experience you will remember and treasure.


Deneice ‘Trinity’ Leigh