MCM Pop Asia

Pop Asia

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Otakus, K-Pop and J-Pop stans unite!

Pop Asia is a celebration of everything awesome about ESEA pop-culture.

Want to dance like BTS, learn to be an origami folding legend, become a Pokémon gym leader for a weekend or just gush over your new-found manga obsession? Pop Asia is your home! Think: an anime con and comic con in one.

Where? North Hall

When? All weekend! Check back closer to the show for each day’s schedule.

Pop Asia is presented by MINISO this May!

What’s on in Pop Asia?

Performance Space

Learn the steps to your favourite K-Pop track, watch jaw-dropping martial arts demonstrations, or listen to your fave Anime soundtracks re-imagined; Pop Asia is a melting pot of talent. Applications for Pop Asia at MCM London in May are now closed. Please check back later in the year for further opportunities to participate.

Travel the Globe…

…without leaving East London. Pop Asia is the place for the inquisitive to learn something new.

We’re proud to partner with some of London’s most prominent cultural groups to celebrate the best of Asian pop-culture. Try your hand at Manga drawing, take in a Martial Arts presentation or try your hand at traditional dance; the world is your oyster!


Did you know…? According to ancient Japanese legend, if you fold one thousand cranes you will be granted a wish! Get started today in our Origami workshop run by members of the British Origami Society and learn some creative paper folding skills!

Manga Drawing

Discover your inner Mangaka; figure out the basics, draw your manga-style portrait, or try out a specific technique…we’ve got everything you need to get creative!

Food Vendors

Feeling peckish? Head to one of our many food vendors and sample everything from Onigiri, Lumpia and Udon noodles to tasty Taiyaki, fluffy Bao Buns and Bubble Tea. Careful, they’re hot!

Live Music

We’ll be kicking off each day in Pop Asia with a bang, specifically…of drums, as a live band plays out your favourite J-Pop, K-Pop and Anime tunes. Check the schedule closer to the show for more details!

Have fun with MINISO all weekend

Kids' Colouring

Say hello to your inner artist at MINISO's colouring corner! Our colouring pages featuring adorable characters await your artistic touch. 🎨

Meet PenPen

Who can resist penguins! 🎉 Say 'Hello' to PenPen, MINISO's adorable flippered mascot! 

Don't miss the chance to capture a selfie and share a hug during our meet and greet sessions.

Spint the Wheel with MINISO

Join the excitement at the Pop Asia stage for MINISO's Spin the Wheel game! 

Spin to win fantastic MINISO prizes and exclusive deals. Don't miss your chance to win big. 

And then why not stop by our stand and say 'Hi'!🙂  

What’s on in Pop Asia?