Preview Night

Friday October 20, 2023

7:00pm-7:50pm Room 2504 AB – WTJ: WHAT THE JAPAN

Everyone knows about the weird and wacky of Japan, but what else is there? What could possibly be left to surprise you? Allow us to take you on an adventure through the world of Japan and why it’s so intriguing.


Some of your favorite Demon Slayers invite you to their sleepover, and a surprise demon sneaks in to shake things up. Come play games, learn gossip, enter a free raffle, and watch a fan favorite episode! Our group, Trinity Love Cosplay, is excited to have fun with you!

8:10pm-9:30 Room 2504 ABDeath Note VIP Event

  • NOTE: THIS IS A SEPARATELY TICKETED EVENT. YOU MUST HAVE A MEET AND GREET CREDENTIAL AND A VALID PLANET ANIME KC ADMISSION FOR FRIDAY, OCT 20 FOR ADMITTANCE.Planet Anime Kansas City is pleased to offer a private gathering of a limited number of fans with four actors from Death Note: Alessandro Juliani (L), Shannon Chan-Kent (Misa Amane), Brian Drummond (Ryuk), and Brad Swaile (Light Yagami). This VIP meet & greet will include a Q&A, photo opportunity with the guests, an exclusive Death Note lanyard, and refreshments inspired by Death Note character favorites.1) A private gathering of VIP fans with these four guests of approximately one and a half hours (1.5) hours, including a Q&A opportunity
    2) Photo opportunity with the fan’s camera of VIP fan with the four members of the Death Note cast
    3) Refreshments based on
    4) One exclusive Planet Anime KC Death Note LanyardPLEASE NOTE: This VIP meet & greet DOES NOT include admission to the convention. An admission to Planet Anime KC valid on Friday, October 20th MUST also be purchased, which may be either a Weekend Pass or Red Panda Pass admission. The meet and greet admission will have a separate credential, which must also be worn. Location of the M&G will be announced in advance on the web-site and sent to buyers, as well as posted at the show. Watch the web-site and social media for any updates or changes, plus we will e-mail any changes to the e-mail provided with the purchase.

8:30pm-10:00pm Room 3501 EFGH Planet Anime Main Stage – Drag-imé PRESENTS: SAILOR MOON’S COSPLAY CAPER!

Get ready to get your magical-girl realness on at Planet Anime! Come join Kansas City’s fiercest drag performers in the premiere of “Drag-imé presents: Sailor Moon’s Cosplay Caper”! Join us on Planet Anime’s preview night where Drag and anime collide in this one of a kind live show extravaganza. If there’s one thing Drag queens and Sailor Guardians know, it’s that Villains don’t stand a chance against a pair of killer heels. See you there!

8:30pm-9:15pm Outside Room 2502B  – COSPLAY MOONWALK!

Come join with your cosplay friends for the Planet Anime MOON WALK! A celestial parade of cosplayers who will walk the stage to kick off the Friday night Rave! You be the star! Come join the fun! Assemble at 8:30pm at the table outside rm 2502b. The parade starts at 9:00 and participants will walk to the Party stage in 1501B!


Lights out for the kiddos, open season for the adults! Join your fiery hosts Goku Guy and Krillin Kid as they delve into the sexy, risque, and oh-so-absurd side of anime. With lively interaction and crowd participation, this is an experience not to be missed.

9:00pm-1:00am Room 1501B – Flyover Events Presents The Friday Night Dance Party with Kadesh Flow!

Flyover Event Co is pleased to present the Friday evening dance party with Kadesh Flow! Kadesh Flow is a multi- faceted and multi-instrumental hip-hop artist whose “nerdcore” raps address his favorite interests, like anime, video games, and other facets of geek culture. Kadesh and his band will entertain you with a whole new vibe, weaving hip hop, rap and Anime together in their own unique way. Bring your friends and get ready to cosplay, dance and sing!

Be sure to sign up for the Planet Anime MOON WALK, the cosplay parade that will kick off the party! You will get to walk the stage and show off your cosplay! Walk it with your cosplay friends! Don’t miss it! Adult beverages and food items will be available for purchase!

9:00pm-10:30pm Room 2502 A – Anime Name that Tune

Do you think you know anime music? Then come and test your knowledge at Anime Name that Tune, where we’ll decide the best and brightest at guessing opening and closing themes. And if you don’t want to compete, it’s also fun to watch. Winners will receive prizes!