Anime Dating Game

Anime Dating Game Applications Are Closed!

What is the Dating Game, you ask? It’s a game show where in-character cosplayers compete with each-other to win the heart of a bachelor or bachelorette that is also cosplaying, and responding in-character. The lucky Bachelor or Bachelorette, usually a popular and recognizable character like Sailor Moon or Duo Maxwell, will sit on one side of a screen and ask questions to three contestants they don’t know the identities of! At the end of the match a contestant is chosen based solely on the answers they gave during the round. For example…

Duo Maxwell (Bachelor): So some may consider me the God of Death, does this sound intimidating to you?

Ryuk (Contestant 1): No, but you better not just sit around and play poker like the rest of us.

To make the game more interesting, the hosts are also cosplaying and in-character!

Once again for 2018 there will be a 18+ version of this panel with even more shenanigans! Both events will be on Saturday.


Before Applying, please take the time to read through our rules and regulations!

  1. All costumes must abide by NashiCon’s rules and regulations.
  2. All participants must drop by the panel room 30 minutes ahead of time for a quick debriefing. The Dating Game is traditionally held after Cosplay Contest on Saturday in the evening.
  3. All participants must be at least of 16 years of age by the time of NashiCon. (Participants of the 18+ panel will need be to 18 by the time of the con)
  4. Participants must be in cosplay, no original characters unfortunately.
  5. Participants must be registered attendees of NashiCon.

Still a bit confused on how this works?  Here is a video from a prior year’s dating game:

Credit for the video goes to Empleh Fraley