Anime Madness Is HERE!

In the hard-hitting world of anime and manga, only one title can reign supreme. We are pleased to announce Right Stuf’s first annual Anime Madness Tournament, where YOU get to decide which release has what it takes to be crowned champion! There is a lot of tough competition this year as brand-new limited edition releases take on fan-favorite titles!

We’ve asked 16 of the top anime and manga publishers to each submit two titles to compete in the tournament. When voting starts on March 24, you’ll be able to vote for which anime or manga release you like best in each of the initial 16 match-ups. After we’ve tallied up those votes, the victors will advance to the next round and voting will continue until eventually we make it to the FINAL ROUND where the WINNER will be determined!

But what kind of tournament would this be without prizes? Prizes like Wagnaria!!2 Premium EditionJin-Roh: The Wolf BrigadeRevolutionary Girl Utena, autographed K posters and more! How can you enter to win? Easy! Download this blank bracket form in either pdf or jpg format, fill it out with your name and picks to win each match, and send it to before midnight central time March 23. Then, vote for your favorites during each round!

If the program you are using to view the bracket PDF does not allow you to edit or save text fields, we suggest using Foxit Reader, a free and secure PDF reader that allows saving.

Check out our Anime Madness website for more coverage as the tournament goes on!

Contest Rules

To be eligible to win, your bracket must be completely filled out and emailed to before March 23, 11:59 pm Central. When sending in brackets title your email with “Your Name – Anime Madness.” Only one entry is allowed per person.

The top-scoring brackets will be determined via a point system. Each correctly predicted match-up is worth a certain number of points depending on the round, with up to 16 points available each round and 80 points possible in total.

Points are awarded as follows:

First round: 1 point per correct match-up
Second round: 2 points per correct match-up
Third round: 4 points per correct match-up
Fourth round: 8 points per correct match-up
Championship round: 16 points

When the tournament is over, the bracket with the top score will win! If more than one entry is tied for the top score, the winner will be selected randomly from the top-scoring brackets.

Vertical Contest Rules

We also have a special set of prizes from Vertical. To be eligible for these prizes, your bracket MUST choose either Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin or Chi’s Sweet Home as the winner of the Anime Madness Championship. Prizes are then awarded randomly depending on how far a Vertical title goes in the tournament.

If no Vertical title advances past the first round, 4 random winners who selected a Vertical title for the Championship in their bracket will each receive a copy of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin and Chi’s Sweet Home.

If a Vertical title makes the Sweet Sixteen, 16 winners will each receive a set of the 2-volume Sickness Unto Death series.

If a Vertical title makes it to the Great Eight, 8 winners each receive a complete Buddha paperback manga set. (8 volumes!)

If a Vertical title makes it to the Final Four, 4 winners will each receive a 5-volume Gundam: The Origin set.

If a Vertical title becomes the runner-up, 2 winners will each receive a 16-book Vertical collection!

If a Vertical title is crowned Champion, 1 winner will receive a 32-book Vertical collection!!

*This contest is open to anyone 14 years and older. (See Official Rules below for details). By submitting the following information you are stating that you are 14 and over.

No purchase necessary. Employees and relatives of employees of Right Stuf, Inc. are ineligible. Right Stuf, Inc is not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected entries. Duplicate entries will be discarded. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are all void and will not be accepted. All entries must be individually completed and no automated entries will be accepted. Right Stuf, Inc. is not responsible for any typographical errors in the contest. The contests only are intended for legal residents of the United States and Canada. Minors under the age of seventeen (17) must obtain the signed consent of their parent or legal guardian to receive the grand prize. By entering, participants release Right Stuf, Inc. and their subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize or participation in this contest. Except where prohibited by law, participation in the contest shall constitute and signify the winner's consent that Right Stuf, Inc. may use the winner's name, address, likeness, photograph, statements made by the winner about the promotion or Right Stuf, Inc. and/or prize information for promotional purposes without further payment or consideration. The grand prize winner shall be notified by e-mail within 10 days of the conclusion of the contest. If a prize is won by a minor, prize will be awarded to a parent or legal guardian on the minor's behalf. In the event of noncompliance with these requirements, prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternative winner. Prize notifications returned as undeliverable or unclaimed will be deemed forfeited. Void where prohibited.