Anime Festival Asia Set to Bring Japanese Popular Culture Fever to the Next Chapter.
Refreshes Celebrity Line-up and Opens New Area to showcase diverse facets.
AFASG15, the region’s biggest premier festival for Japanese Popular Culture and anime, will offer fans a refreshing line-up of celebrity performances as well as a new area for cosplayers. Held from 27 to 29 November 2015 at Suntec City Convention Centre, the updates to the experiential festival is in line with its objectives to provide a regional stage beyond Japan for high quality talent and performances and introduce the best of J-pop and anime to Singapore.
Visitors can look forward to new additions to the I Love Anisong concert line-up, new cosplay personalities, a new zone for cosplayers, alongside crowd favourites such as the latest merchandise and day stage activities. On its eighth year, the festival in Singapore has been a must-see experiential event in the region, with over 90,000 visitors last year.
“Anime Festival Asia has enjoyed strong support in both our Singapore and overseas editions, and we are very appreciative of our fans’ support. Each year, we continue to bring in content that are driven by what our fans want. We are also seeing increasing interest in Japanese Popular Culture within the industry.For example, this year, we are set to challenge ourselves to offer a regional stage to artistes who are new to Singapore, or who have not had the opportunity to offer a full-concert experience to their fans here. The intent is to continually push boundaries and bring the best and most varied J-pop and anime experience here, for all to enjoy,” said Anime Festival Asia’s Executive Festival Director and SOZO’s Founder and Managing Director Shawn Chin.
I Love Anisong REBOOT Concerts
Are you ready for over 19 artistes, delivering over 12 hours of performance, over 3 days! Do not miss the Anisong event of the year! Bringing anime music fever to a new chapter For the first time in its highly-anticipated ‘I Love Anisong’ concert series, AFASG15 will feature an almost entirely new lineup of performing artistes, many of whom will make a debut performance over three days of concerts at the festival. Titled “I Love Anisong REBOOT” anime lovers and fans can catch acclaimed performers such as BACK-ON, bless4 and Mika Kobayashi and veteran voice actresses such as Ayana Taketatsu, Maaya Uchida and Suzuko Mimori live in action alongside returning heavyweights May’n and GARNiDELiA. Tickets are available for sale now, with prices ranging from S$428 for a VIP 3-day package to S$58 for a single day Basic Ticket.
Line-up for the AFASG15 I Love Anisong REBOOT Concerts
HoneyWorks/CHiCo with HoneyWorks
Mika Kobayashi featuring Tetsuro Shimaguchi (KAMUI)
A New line-up of Cosplay guests
Avid cosplayers can look forward to seeing new faces among their favourite cosplay celebrity guests. More than half of the celebrity cosplayers gracing AFASG15 are new to the festival, including Tomia, Sansin, Otogi Nekomu and Liui Aquino. Hailing from countries such as Korea, the Philippines and Hong Kong, these celebrity cosplayers will make their appearances at cosplay showcases and exclusive meet-and-greet sessions at the festival.
Announced Guest Cosplayers as below:
Baozi & Hana (China)
JUN & NERU (Japan)
KANAME☆ ( Japan)
Otogi Nekomu (Japan)
Sansin (South Korea)
SiuTao (Hong Kong)
Tomia (South Korea)
Supporting the cosplay community
In view of the needs of the increasing cosplay enthusiasts who spread beyond the hall grounds to showcase their craft and exchange ideas, AFASG15 will create a free zone area to offer non-anime merchandise and services. Held at the entrance of Level 3 at Suntec City Convention Centre, the area will see brands such as BCL and Canon, as well as an AFA Shop booth, an all-in-one access gateway to exclusive privileges that AFA has to offer.
Exhibition and Exhibition + stage information!
★ S$13 per day Exhibition only
Grants access to exhibition grounds only. Purchase exclusive merchandise here and visit the mini stage!
*Does not grant access to Main Stage or I LOVE ANISONG concerts.
**This ticket tier will only be sold on the event days.
★ S$23 per day Exhibition + Stage
Grants full access to exclusive main stage and content, such as Special Guest Appearances, Anime Presentation, AFA Regional Cosplay Championships and more!
*Does not grant access to I LOVE ANISONG concerts.
**This ticket tier also enjoys the same access as the exhibition-only ticket.
***This ticket tier will be sold at the venue during the event. We are planning to conduct pre-sales for this tier. Details to be announced at a later date.
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AFA2015 will be held from 27 to 29 November 2015, at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre Levels 3 and 4. Please check AFA Official Website and AFA’s Facebook for more detailed info!