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Villains Ban and Sai by book-sage
- Matsuri - by book-sage
Anime Mascot Contest 6 by AMP-97
Anime Mascot Contest 4 by AMP-97
2019 Mascots
Anime Banzai Mascots 2019 by peore
Anime Banzai 2019 mascot contest by fizzywaterss
Sai 2k19 by book-sage
Ban 2k19 by book-sage
2018 Mascots
Villains Mascot Contest by AMP-97
Heroes Mascot Contest by AMP-97
Villains Ban and Sai by book-sage
2017 Mascots
Anime Banzai girl Mascot 2017 by rabbs
Anime Banzai boy Mascot 2017 by rabbs
Anime Banzai Mascot 2017 by blaqueandstuff
Chibi Ban 2017 by ShiningForceKaya
2016 Mascots
2k16 Sai by book-sage
2k16 Ban Mascot by book-sage
Yup by mangalover1351
Banzai2016 characters by Kathisofy
2015 Mascots
BanZai 2015 by NomadicStardust
Anime Banzai: Fantasy RPG, Table Top and Card Game by Kathisofy
Anime Banzai: Sci Fi, Racing, Action, FPS by Kathisofy
CE: Anime Banzai Mascot Contest Entry: Ban by Captain-Kiryu
2014 Mascots
Anime Banzai 2014 contest 1/3 by phation
Anime Banzai 2014 contest 2/3 by phation
Anime Banzai Mascot Contest 2014: Ban by WafflezNFries
Anime Banzai Mascot Contest 2014: Sai by WafflezNFries
2013 Mascots
commission for A-B anime con by phation
Banzai Mascot Art 2013 by Ty-Chou
Ban.Sai.2013 by dr4yc05
Anime Banzai Mascot 2013 - Sai by blaqueandstuff
2012 Mascots
Anime Banzai 2012 submission 1: Koi Mermaid by DarkenedDaybreak
Anime Banzai 2012 submission 2: Crane Bon by DarkenedDaybreak
Anime Banzai 2012 submission 4: Tails by DarkenedDaybreak
Anime Banzai 2012 submission 3: Chibis by DarkenedDaybreak
2011 Mascots
Anime Banzai Mascots 2011 by lawlietlk
Ban.Sai by dr4yc05
steam punk theme by MeiMeiHughes
Steampunk Pair by CheleKat
2010 Mascots
J-Rock Ban and Sai by tekitsune
Anime Mascot Contest 2 by AMP-97
Photos from the Con
Anime Banzai Sakura and Fai by ShiningForceKaya

Gallery Folders

2018 Artshow winners by Anime-Banzai-Group
2017 Art Show winners by Anime-Banzai-Group
Banzai DevMeet 2012 by Anime-Banzai-Group
Banzai DevMeet 2011 by Anime-Banzai-Group
Other Banzai Sponsored Events
At the FMA movie by Anime-Banzai-Group
AB at FMA showing by Anime-Banzai-Group
Photos from the Con 2019
Photos from the Con 2018
Banzai '18 by Anime-Banzai-Group
Banzai '18 by Anime-Banzai-Group
Banzai '18 by Anime-Banzai-Group
Banzai '18 by Anime-Banzai-Group
Photos from the Con 2017
Banzai 2017 - Catheana, Shining Force Exa 2 by LysanderxX
Banzai 2017 - Catheana, Shining Force Exa 1 by LysanderxX
Banzai 2017 - Neir Automata: 9S by LysanderxX
Banzai 2017 - Ancient Armor Link by LysanderxX
Photos from the con 2016
Banzai '16 by Anime-Banzai-Group
Banzai '16 by Anime-Banzai-Group
Banzai '16 by Anime-Banzai-Group
Banzai '16 by Anime-Banzai-Group
Photos from the con 2015
Anime Banzai 2015 - Skull Kid by LysanderxX
Anime Banzai 2015 - Monster Hunter 2 by LysanderxX
Anime Banzai 2015 - The Keeper by LysanderxX
Anime Banzai 2015 - Link by LysanderxX
Photos from the con 2014
Sophie and Richard 3 by LysanderxX
Sophie and Richard 2 by LysanderxX
Sophie and Richard 1 by LysanderxX
Sophie by LysanderxX
Photos from the con 2013
Banzai (8) by LysanderxX
Banzai (9) by LysanderxX
Richard Cosplay 6 by LysanderxX
Banzai (10) by LysanderxX
Photos from the Con 2012
Xion by mersong
Puu by Blacksinger
Fear Me! by Blacksinger
Cat Merida! by Blacksinger
Photos from the con 2011
Anime Banzai 2011 (Part 5) by Ink--It
Photos from the Con 2010
Goomba Squad Auron Anime Banzai 2013 by Goomba-Squad
Mascot Art
Chibi Ban Sai 2019 by ShiningForceKaya


The mascot contest is a chance for artists to win free entry to the convention by redesigning Banzai's mascots, Ban and Sai, in their own style incorporating the year's theme.

2020 Theme: Magical Girls/Guys

Round 1: Aug 31, 2019
Artwork may be used at this con to promote next year’s con. Entries not picked this round will go towards the final round.

Round 2/Final Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Any entries received after the deadline will be disqualified.

Information on our mascots:
Ban – blonde boy with green eyes; optional tanuki (raccoon dog) mask/features.
Sai – brunette girl with purple eyes; optional kitsune (fox) mask/features.
Both should be aged 16-25.

Contest Rules
To submit, you must send your artwork, along with your legal first & last name, email, and phone number to . If you have an artist name you'd like to be credited as just let us know.
Entries must be a minimum of 300 dpi (unless vectored) for best print quality. Larger is fine, but please keep in mind email size limits. You do not want to send a broken image. Vectored images are very appreciated.
Photoshop- or Illustrator-ready files (psd, tiff, ai, eps, pdf, etc.) with transparent backgrounds are a plus, and will be requested if your art is chosen. Please don't discard your work files - they're important!
Line-art only entries will be accepted, but should be cleaned up and inked. A color version will be requested if your art is chosen
Color entries MUST also have a line version included with the submission.
You are not required to use the Banzai color scheme of green and purple.
Mascots can be full-body or partial.
We have uses for both Realistic and Chibi versions, so you may submit either or both.
The mascots may be submitted singly or together. If you submit the mascots separately, you must submit both before the deadline.
Nothing copyrighted/trademarked can be a part of your image. Everything must be original or generic enough that it’s not a specific item or character. NO LOGOS (ex the Banzai one of course).
You may enter more than one set of mascots, but you may only receive one prize.

Winners/Prize Information:
Multiple entries / artists will be chosen.
If your artwork is chosen, you will receive 2 free admissions to Anime Banzai 2020 convention and a swag bag.
One artist will be given the opportunity to have a table in Artist Alley reserved for them.
If you have pre-registered before being notified that your art was chosen, there are several options that will be offered on a case-by-case basis.

Anime Banzai reserves the right to use the winning entries for any and all promotional purposes for the Anime Banzai convention and Utah Anime Promotions in perpetuity.
Examples of some of the items that need mascot art :
Web-page graphics
Posters & Flyers
Certificates & Awards
T-shirts & Other Merchandise
Convention Program Book

If you have any questions or concerns about the mascot contest, please contact

For examples of previous years mascots go to anime-banzai-group.deviantart.… (main page) and (community group).

Please remember: Submitting your art to the DeviantArt (DA) group does not count as submitting it to the contest. You must send the email to have your work considered for the contest.
Anime Banzai would like to congratulate the following people on winning our 2019 Mascot Contest!

Blake Takot

Bleached Kitten Inkk




Mackenzie Replogle

May Shen




Xander Rosendale
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katyclassylady Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey! i know its a little early for this but we're looking for OURAN cosplayers for Banzai 2015! what we're looking for is: Kyoya, Hikaru, Kaoru, Mori (preferably over 5'2" and strong).
willing to negotiate other characters outside of the host club (Lobelia, Nekozawa, and such) (NO OC'S PLZ!)
must provide your own cosplay, and have it by march unless reasonable circumstances apply.
has to come to all panel meetings unless reasonable circumstances apply. 
host club training provided!

if you're interested or have questions, contact this account or Jackbarabutt or Insanity4theDead send a note or comment on one of the pages or e-mail 
ShiningForceKaya Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Could we get 2014 photos up so I can add some please?
Maw1227 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I cant wait to go !!!! :love:
Pariahi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey artists! I'm looking to use some art in my "How to Draw Anime: Advanced" panel this year! If you have anything you'd like shown, please link me!
Salty1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cant wait for this years anime banzai!!!! >U<
ThePinkPoudo Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Me either!!! :D are you cosplaying? 
Salty1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was thinking of maybe cosplaying as dante from devil may cry >< lol but ive also got a couple of other ideas >U< how about u :3 you plan on cosplaying ?
Adrianna286 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this group alive?
mystaya171 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Yes, but like the forums it doesn't get much movement except around con time or deadlines. :(
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