What To Expect At The Hawaii Anime Awards

Award Show:

The Hawaii Anime Award show will be held at the University of Hawaii Ballrooms on June 23, 2018 in the evening.

The Award Show will be a dinner format with host and show production hosted by Trivia Hawaii owner and Anime emcee, Remy Zane and Rei Jun.

Winners will be announced during the award show where they’ll receive their ANE with a short acceptance speech.

Early bird tickets will be available for $35 per person which include dinner and entrance to the event to enjoy the awards.


Students that have a valid student ID will be able to purchase tickets for $30 per person.

Tables for group parties are available for up to (10) seats which will be sold for $300 for a full table.  VIP Tables will be up front and cost $450 for a full table of (10).

VIP Seats and tables are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis.

Tickets to attend the Hawaii Anime Awards are available for purchase in our ticket area (click here for details).

Nominations are now closed.  If you wish to vote for your favorite anime, go to www.aofest.com/animeawards and we’ll see you at the award show on June 23, 2018 at the University of Hawaii.  If you haven’t purchased your tickets to Hawaii’s BIGGEST NIGHT IN ANIME, tickets are available here. 

Works of Eligibility:

Works published between January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017  will be eligible.

The Award Period:

Voting for nominations is open to the public.  Open voting to the public will go until May 31, 2018, where four finalists will compete for their respective award titles and will receive their award on June 23, 2018 at the University of Hawaii Ballroom during the live ceremony at the Hawaii Anime Awards.