LARP Pre-registration is now open.

How to pre-register

To pre-register for the LARP please use the following email body template and  email it to with the subject heading:  AnimeNEXT LARP 2020 Pre-registration.

Your request MUST be sent to this email to be considered and processed.

At the AnimeNEXT LARP, we allow all anime and manga characters, as  well as some video game or webcomic characters on a case-by-case basis.

Email Body Template:

 Your Full Name:
Your preferred email address:
Your Primary Character Choice & Originating Series:
Your Secondary Character Choice & Originating Series:
Your Tertiary Character Choice & Originating Series:
Any Comments or Questions you may have:

About LARP

AnimeNEXT LARP is a Live Action Role Playing game with a single plot spanning the weekend starting on Friday and coming to a conclusion on Sunday.  It is open to all attendees with online pre-registration and at-convention registration available through Saturday of the convention.  We have open attendance and you can come and go as you wish.

Every year we put together a plot exclusively for AnimeNEXT and its attendees. Characters are pre-generated and we have a rules meeting on Friday as well as New Player events throughout the weekend to get people started.

You can choose characters that are made from anime, manga, some video games and some webcomics.  If you pre-register for the LARP we can also vet and create a character from those genres if they’re not already made.  A partial list of pre-made characters already available for pre-registration is here.  Pre-Registration for the event will be opening January 2020.

We are a theatrical LARP with rock, paper, scissors conflict resolution. Describing your character’s actions or improvising a speech on the fly are both encouraged. Please no touching, stunts, or use of props/weapons (including foam ones). We love seeing cosplay, but it is not required and you do not have to play who you cosplay as.

2019 was a hit and we can’t wait to see everyone again next year.  Please check the facebook group “Anime Next LARP” for updates and keep an eye out for teasers we’ll be releasing starting November 2019 for 2020’s story. 

If you have any questions about our LARP, you can reach us at