2019 Special Guests


Akidearest is an otaku/anime Youtuber with over 1.9 million subscribers. Aki’s content mainly revolves around otaku fandom and anime culture- from reviews, parodies, skits, and rants.
She has also included Japanese culture/vlog content since her recent move to Japan in January 2019.
Since the creation of her channel in 2014, Aki has committed to sharing her love and appreciation for anime and otaku culture with viewers all over the world.

Youtube: youtube.com/c/akidearest
Twitter: @akidearest
Instagram: @akidearest


The Anime Man, better known as Joey, is a Japanese-Australian YouTuber. Boasting over 1.8 million subscribers, he is known as one of the biggest Anime YouTube personalities on the internet. Predominantly covering anime analysis, critiques and discussions, he also focuses his rant, vlog, and skit-styled educational comedy videos on other topics including manga, light novels, gaming, Japanese language and culture, as well as other derivatives of general otaku cultural analysis using his fluent native-level Japanese to his advantage. He has also branched out into other departments, including voice acting, radio, music, writing and acting; more recently starting to make a name for himself under his Japanese alias: Ikuru Kamijou. He has also worked closely with many big Japanese and Western organizations dabbling in the anime industry including KADOKAWA, Kodansha, Visual Art’s/Key, Frontwing, Funimation, ViZ Media, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Fakku, Tokyo Otaku Mode and many more. Having met and collaborated with a plethora of anime and non-anime youtubers and personalities, Joey is here to get creative, get weird and have fun with everyone while it counts!

Youtube: www.youtube.com/theanimeman
Twitter: @TheAn1meMan
Instagram: @joey.the.anime.man