MCM Show Guide: If you’re cosplaying…

MCM Show Guide: If you like…Anime!

If you like anime, you're in the right place! Whether you're new to anime or a seasoned pro, there's always something new to discover. This is your guide to get the most out of the Anime and Manga content at MCM London 2022.

Pop Asia

Pop Asia is the place to be for all things Otakus, K-Pop and J-Pop throughout the weekend! Showcasing the best of the best in Asian pop culture, from anime and manga to J-pop and K-pop. 

Performance space

Here is where you can feel the energy of K-Pop to the core! We have performances, demonstrations, interactive games and more to show you how to learn the steps to your favourite K-Pop track or watch jaw-dropping demonstrations.


NEW for 2022: Pop Asia’s drop-in workshop programme will run throughout the weekend, giving you the chance to try your hand at something new. Join us at our workshops and learn to draw your favourite manga characters and even create your own original manga art. We'll show you how to fold paper into amazing shapes with our origami master!

Korean food and drink

We've got your cravings covered with a wide range of dishes from Korean cuisine. From Onigiri, Lumpia and Udon noodles to tasty Taiyaki, fluffy Bao Buns and Bubble Tea—we've got everything you need to fuel your fandom.


We have a whole host of exhibitors that will be bringing you exclusive AniManga merch and collectibles that you won't find anywhere else.


Cosplayers from all over the world will be there to show off their amazing costumes, so if you're looking for inspiration or just want to hang out with other fans, this is the place to be. You can see your favourite characters from Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon, My Hero Academia, Genshin Impact…and so much more!


Here are highlights of the anime panels and workshops you should check out at MCM Comic Con throughout the weekend:

Manga Goes Spooky with Sweatdrop Studios: Manga Workshop

Fri, Oct 28, 2022 • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Pop Asia Workshops

Manga Goes SPOOKY: Join award-winning artist and author of many how-to-draw Manga guides Sonia Leong as she guides you through a special Halloween drawing workshop! 

The Best of Anime with City String Ensemble

Fri, Oct 28, 2022 • 2:50 PM - 3:40 PM

Location: Pop Asia Performance Space

City String Ensemble is a versatile string ensemble based in London. With an enthusiasm for all genres of music, CSE are as equally happy in the classical realm, as they are performing their very own unique arrangements of modern pop songs and anything in between, all with their signature style.

GUILTY♡KISS First LOVELIVE! ~New Romantic Sailors~

Fri, Oct 28, 2022 • 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

Location: Pop Asia Performance Space

Catch 純心♡KISS (Junshin KISS)  a Guilty Kiss cover group from Love Live! Sunshine in Pop Asia, where they’ll be performing a setlist of cover dances from Guilty Kiss in cosplay of 'New Romantic Sailors'.

Hakkiyoi! Meet the British Sumo Champions

Sat, Oct 29, 2022 • 2:20 PM - 3:10 PM

Location: Pop Asia Performance Space

Discover the ancient sport of sumo wrestling, with an appearance and live demonstration from the current British Sumo Champion, Mandeep Singh Kundi.

Discover the Way of Shao: Shao Dow LIVE

Sat, Oct 29, 2022 • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Pop Asia Performance Space

Shao Dow is an independent rapper, manga author and occasional ninja. In recent years he’s self-released three albums, created a headphones brand and published a manga book series through his own company, DiY Gang.

Anime Freshmen Podcast LIVE: The Wheel of Anime

Sun, Oct 30, 2022 • 12:20 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Pop Asia Performance Space

The Anime Freshmen are a group of friends who love to sit and chat about the most random Anime topics imaginable - on a podcast!

Anime Guests

At MCM Comic Con London, you'll be able to meet some of the biggest names in anime! 

From signings to photo ops and panels, we've got all your favourite guests ready to meet you—and we can't wait for you to meet them!

Select guests are available to pre-book for photo ops and signings before the show. For more information, please click here.

We will be updating this page regularly as more guests are confirmed for MCM Comic Con London. If you're looking for information on signing times, photo ops and more, click on your favourite guest's name below or use the navigation bar above to find out more about each guest.

Here's who's coming to this year's event:

Todd Haberkorn

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Robbie Daymond

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Max Mittleman

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Helpful FAQS

Yes! All panels are included.

You can find the full schedule for panels, photo ops and signings here.

Select guests are available to prebook for photo ops and signings. Click here.

Applications have closed for this year's shows, but keep a look out for next time - applications usually open approx 3 months from the show.

No, just turn up! All Pop Asia workshops are free and first-come-first served.

You can find the full line up by clicking here.

There isn't room for ad-hoc RDP, but there will be several Random Dance Games happening across the weekend! Look out for them on the main schedule.

Yes! Head over to this page to learn more about what is allowed and what you should leave at home.

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