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: Orbit 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 Beer Experience    Buy Tickets

An unforgettable Anime Iwai original event on Friday night!  Enjoy the plaintive sound of the koto – 13-string harp and national instrument of Japan – while tasting through a range of Japanese beers specially assembled for this event. Robert Adams from S.S. HANAMI will be playing both traditional and modern music on his koto as well as delving a bit into the instrument's colorful history and answering questions. In between songs, he will give an overview of Japan's beer culture and history and introduce each beer selection while samples are poured for you. Event length is two hours. 21+ ID required.

Nightflight to Venus Tea Party    Buy Tickets

You are cordially invited to join Aki and Haru for afternoon tea.  On Saturday, November 10th our newly refurbished ship will be departing from Anime Iwai Orbit for an exclusive passenger flight to Venus.  A traditional formal tea will be served, featuring delicacies from both Earth and Venus.  In-flight entertainment includes games and performances, and each passenger receives a souvenir of their trip. Dress to impress with your best space anime cosplay or semi-formal to formal attire for this flight.  Prizes will be given for the best outfits, with special recognition for Star Blazers cosplays!  Event length is one and a half hours.

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)