Premium Events


Anime Iwai is proud to offer our attendees a selection of exclusive events that can take your convention experience to a level not seen at other Florida anime conventions.  Tickets are extremely limited and sell out every year. We suggest you reserve your spot by buying your pass and tickets soon! A valid pass into Anime Iwai is required in addition to the event ticket.  Remember that two-star and three-star passes have an admission to one of these events of your choice included!

Koto and Japanese Whiskey Tasting    Buy Tickets

The Anime Iwai orignal event series returns. Koto and Whiskey!

Focusing on the rich and lush landscape that is the new world of Japanese Whiskey, our very own con chair, Paul Cohen, as well as other guest are bringing extensive knowledge and passion for whiskey to those who attend. There are two offerings for as we do expect these events to sell out.

The Chamise: Iwai's Executive Teahouse    Buy Tickets

Participate in a traditional Japanese-inspired tea ceremony with games, while our musician plays koto in the background. Event length is one and a half hours. Food and tea will be served. Everyone must wear traditional attire, either bring your own outfit or choose from a collection generously loaned to us for the day.  Participation is limited to 30 people. There are three price options:

Option 1- participation only, bring your own kimono/haori/etc. -  $15 or an included option with two-star passes

Option 2- participation plus haori rental - $25 (max 10 people)

Option 3- full kimono dress up with early access - $35 (max 5 people)

Cafe Kira Hoshi Buy Tickets

Maid cafes are great, but tickets to Japan are expensive and the maids on Angie's list are usually the opposite of kawaii. Worry not, you moe-deprived soul - Anime Iwai is teaming up with Cafe Kira Hoshi (sparkling star) to bring that maid magic to you.

There will be one session this year with only 40 tickets available.

A fellow South Florida native, Cafe Kira Hoshi boasts years of experience and an accomplished staff of maids and butlers.

The cafe will offer light refreshments alongside adorable outfits and sweet smiles. Be sure to check their Facebook page to see what they're... maid of.