Ever wanted to see a real-life version of your favourite anime character — in a bikini?

This year’s hottest Anime Evolution event was the Anime Swimsuit Competition.

The contestants included a sultry Madam Red, a sweet Little Mermaid and a partially sheared Aries. The contest featured the talents of a contortionist and a belly dancer.

More than 5,700 anime fans were expected at this year’s anime convention held over the weekend at the University of B.C.