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AFATH 2016 AHEAD!

Guys, AFATH is returning! Bangkok will be the host of Anime Festival Asia for the second time! After their success on 2015, AFATH 2016 back on next August! SOZO proudly presents AFATH 2016 at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon Shopping Center. We’re calling all anime manga game cosplay fans in ASEAN right now! Having Thailand on your destination list? You must be don’t wanna miss this event! General Overview as below:

AFATH 2016 – Anime Festival Thailand 2016
19th (Fri), 20th (Sat), 21st (Sun) August 2016
Venue: Siam Paragon, Bangkok
Venue URL: www.siamparagon.co.th/

I LOVE ANISONG REGIONAL CIRCUIT

First of all, AFATH 2016 will have the extraordinary Anisong Live Concert featuring top Japanese anisong artistes. Anisong concert is the most wanted program on AFA every single year. Full line-up announced already! For ticketing, you may check below details to choose on which most suited you to the event.

VIP
CONCERT VIP + EXHIBITION + STAGE
PRIVILEGES:

• VIP PREMIUM access to I LOVE ANISONG concert.
• Autograph chance for one I LOVE ANISONG artiste of day purchased.
(2 day VIP package is entitled to one autograph chance for one artiste performing on 19 Aug and one autograph chance for one artiste performing on 20 Aug.)
• Entry into AFATH16 main exhibition grounds.
• Full access to exclusive main stage activities and content.

PRICE:
19 AUG 2016 FRI : 3300THB*
20 AUG 2016 SAT : 3300THB*
2 DAY VIP PACKAGE : 6200THB*
19 AUG 2016 FRI + 20 AUG 2016 SAT
EARLYBIRD SPECIAL!
2 DAY VIP PACKAGE : 6000THB*

19 AUG 2016 FRI + 20 AUG 2016 SAT

*All prices exclude 5% admin fee and 15THB online charge.

ON SALE:
Online sales start

• EARLYBIRD SPECIAL! 2 DAY VIP PACKAGE
18 MAY 2016 WED, 10AM local time
to 31 MAY 2016 TUE, 11:59PM local time

• NORMAL PRICE PACKAGE & TICKETS
1 JUNE 2016 WED, 10AM local time

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GA (General Admission)
CONCERT GA + EXHIBITION + STAGE
PRIVILEGES:

• General admission access to I LOVE ANISONG concert.
• Entry into AFATH16 main exhibition grounds.
• Full access to exclusive main stage activities and content.

PRICE:
19 AUG 2016 FRI : 1900THB*
20 AUG 2016 SAT : 1900THB*
2 DAY GA PACKAGE : 3500THB*
19 AUG 2016 FRI + 20 AUG 2016 SAT

*All prices exclude 5% admin fee and 15THB online charge.

ON SALE:
Online sales start

1 JUNE 2016 WED, 10AM local time

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ES (Exhibition & Stage)
EXHIBITION + STAGE
PRIVILEGES:

• Entry into AFATH16 main exhibition grounds.
• Full access to exclusive main stage activities and content.
* Does not grant access to I LOVE ANISONG concerts.

PRICE:
19 AUG 2016 FRI : 390THB
20 AUG 2016 SAT : 390THB
21 AUG 2016 SUN : 390THB
ON SALE:
Closer to the event date

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Exhibition
EXHIBITION ONLY

• Entry into AFATH16 main exhibition grounds.
* Does not grant access to Main Stage or I LOVE ANISONG concerts.

PRICE:
19 AUG 2016 FRI : 150THB
20 AUG 2016 SAT : 150THB
21 AUG 2016 SUN : 150THB
ON SALE:
Closer to the event date
  • Concert tickets and packages above will be charged an additional 5% ticketing charge and 15THB online.
  • Please read the CONCERT TICKET FAQ on purchasing before making your purchase.
  • Please note that the Exhibition + Stage wristbands given to VIP and Standard concert ticket holders area are also used as proof for concert entry, together with the e-ticket.
  • The exhibition + stage ticket comes in the form of wristband, all wristbands are to worn before entry into the exhibition area, stage area or concert area. Entry will be refused if wristbands are not worn before entry. Entry will also be refused if wristbands are worn loosely and can be slipped off easily. Replacements will NOT be given in these cases.
  • Once the wristbands have been clipped together, the clip and wristband cannot be removed unless the band is cut. Please only clip it only your wrist before you use it. Replacements or refunds for clipped and intentionally damaged wristbands before or during the event will not be entertained.
  • All times stated are in Bangkok time (GMT+7).

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Let’s sneak and peak to up close and personal with all upcoming performer! this is one concert fans of Japanese anime and gaming music should not miss! They will perform on Saturday and Sunday only at AFATH 2016!

Eir Aoi

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Eir Aoi is a vocalist from Sapporo, Hokkaido in northern Japan. Since her major label debut in October 2011 with single “Memoria,” the hits know no end, with “Innocence,” “Sirius,” “Ignite,” and “Lapis Lazuli” among her many popular tracks. Her three albums to date have all enjoyed chart debuts in the top ten on Oricon. July 2015 marked the start of a world tour from Paris and London through San Francisco to Mexico. Her bilingual Facebook page has garnered 500,000 Like’s so far, building increasingly solid legions of fans around the globe. Her first Budokan headliner in November was a huge success, and various TV performances have left a lasting impression on music lovers. With looks of an unattainable beauty and a voice that packs a heckuva punch, she’s got what it takes as she makes sure that her songs are heard around the world.

 

GARNiDELiA

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GARNiDELiA is a music project from toku, a successful music composer who wrote hit songs of Angela Aki, LiSA, AnCafe and MARiA, a singer who sang many anime theme songs and performed with several musicians such as JIN as guest vocal. They met in 2010 and formed GARNiDELiA together. The videos MARiA shared on local video site recorded more than 2millions views and her voice has attracted a lot of people. MARiA also has talents in dance with her first dance video “Girls” recording more than 1millions views. Besides, toku’s representative song “SPICA” recorded 1millions views and the total views of all his videos exceed 10 million views. His collaborative song with MARiA “COLOR” was chosen to be the theme for the animation “Freezing”. They released their first major debut single “ambiguous” in March 2014, which was chosen as the opening song of the popular TV animation “Kill La Kill”. The single immediately reached the first place on iTunes store and most of the local downloading services. They have also created a live-action music video for “ARiA”, the song that can be called their ‘beginning’, which is a must-see video!

 

Luna Haruna

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Luna Haruna gained tremendous popularity as a finalist in the “4th Anisong Grand Prix” and on May 2012, she made her major debut with the song “Sorawa Takaku Kazewa Utau” (Ending theme song for the second season of animation “Fate/Zero”), written and composed by Yuki Kajiura. In January 2015, Luna Haruna released her 7th single, “Kimiiro Signal” (Opening theme song for the animation “Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata”). Her other notable songs are “Overfly” (Ending theme song for the animation “SWORD ART ONLINE” -Fairy Dance-), “Aiwoutae” (Ending theme song for the second season of “ series” produced by the popular creator, Jin), “snowdrop” (Ending theme song for the animation “Koimonogatari”) and more recently, “Startear” (Ending theme song for the animation “SWORD ART ONLINE II”). Her popularity is not only contained within Japan, having been invited to perform at various live events in Asia, Europe and America, and attracts people with her strong vocals as well as as her cute look. In May 2016, she released the ending theme song “Ripple Effect” for the brand new animation series “High School Fleeti”.

 

Suzuko Mimori

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In the midst of her participation in various anime and units such as “Tantei Opera Milky Holmes” and “Love Live!”, she debuted as a singer in April 2013 with her single, “Aitai yo… Aitai yo!”. She performed the OP/ED for anime series such as “Outbreak Company”, “Ace of Diamond”, “Magimoji Rurumo”, released her first album in April 2014, and her second in February 2015. In October 2015, she sang the opening theme song “Light for Knight” for TV anime series “Lance N’ Masques”, which ranked 6th on the Oricon charts. Her 6th single “Xenotopia” will serve as the ending theme song for TV anime series “Cerberus” and will be released on May 25th. On top of that, for the first time in July she will be holding a national tour. In Tokyo, she will perform for 2 days at the Nippon Budokan. With her refreshing singing voice and graceful dancing, she is unmistakably the voice actress-artist to watch.

 

Aimer

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Aimer teamed up with the “Agehasprings” group, which has worked with, produced, or provided music for various artists, including YUKI, Mika Nakashima, Flumpool, Superfly, Yuzu, and Genki Rockets. In 2011, her musical career began in earnest. In May 2011, she released the concept album “Your favorite things”. It covered numerous popular works, including works in various genre such as jazz and country western music. The number 1 record cover was based on Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”, and was the first song to appear in the lead album chart for the jazz category in the iTunes Store. The album reached number 2. In 2016, her 9th single “ninelie” featuring chelly who is a vocalist of EGOIST was released on May 11th. This song is an ending theme for “KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS” on NOITAMINA in Fuji TV network and written and produced by Hiroyuki Sawano who makes the soundtrack for this Anime.

 

Lia

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With Lia’s tone and vocal skill, she is known as the “Crystal Voice Songstress”. She was featured in many hit anime and game songs. In 2010, the title track of the popular anime Angel Beats! “My Soul, Your Beats!” was #3 on Weekly Oricon (the Japan trusted music publication similar to Billboard). She is also one of the Grammy winning soloists in the album “Calling All Dawns” that year. In 2015, the theme song of anime Charlotte “Bravely You” debuted #4 on Oricon and #1 on Billboard Japan Anime Chart. In addition to her professional singing career, Lia also provides voice source for IA, the VOCALOID.

 

livetune+

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Beginning with the release of Google Chrome’s Hatsune Miku promotional video “Tell Your World”, kz’s solo project ‘livetune’ has led the Hatsune Miku wave with his numerous works. Together with popular model-artiste Anna Yano, who has performed in 13 cities all over the world, they have formed a new live unit, livetune+. They have already provided the theme songs for several works, such as “Soft Touch”, in the DVD of the popular character “Omochi Alien” sold at Village Vanguard outlets nationwide in Japan, as well as “Milky Rally” for the doll animation short “MILPOM★”.

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On top of “Tell Your World”, which has gained over 12 million views since its release, he has used his producing talents for many theme songs to popular anime (Nisekoi, Inari Konkon Koi Iroha etc.) and games (Tokyo 7th Sisters, Tokyo Necro etc.) as well! He has also produced music in partnership with other well-known brands such as Toyota, Shu Uemura and wacom. With his vast expertise and quality of sound produced, kz has been creating numerous collaborations and performing at numerous DJ festivals!

Anna Yano
Having a friendly personality, sense of transparency and a carefree smile, has always attracted people to Anna Yano, whose natural girly and casual styling, makes her popular among teens and young adults alike. In August 2013, she released a song “Shape My Story”, which was produced by kz. It was also used as the theme song to the anime Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division Class C³. Prior to the formation of livetune+ in November 2015, she has already provided vocals for some of livetunes’ works .

 

May’n

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Although her artiste name ‘May’n’ was originally derived from her real name, she has always had the desire in her heart to be able to “become the main theme of everyone’s lives and sing for them.” May’n has taken on countless roles in TV Anime, drama series, performing theme songs for movies. Having completed 4 successful overseas world tours, her largest-scale world tour as of yet was in February 2014, in which she held over 70 performances across the 47 prefectures of Japan as well as overseas venues.

On 26 August 2015, May’n held her 10th Anniversary concert at the Japan Budokan. It was her 4th time performing at the prestigious location. At the same time she released her first Best Album “POWERS OF VOICE”. Her ever-powerful and stunning voice will continue to capture the hearts of people who hear her songs, not just within Japan but all over the world.

 

Featured Anime & Special Guest

ANIMATE CHANNEL FEAT. DAISUKE HIRAKAWA

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For a small monthly subscription of 500JPY (excluding tax)※, Animate Channel gives access to a whole database of anime, drama CDs, variety programmes featuring seiyuus, and even online viewing of live events happening at Animate stores! It’s an all-inclusive video viewing experience! Fans who love anime and seiyuu will definitely enjoy this amazing buffet of audio-visual experiences! Animate Channel will be bringing to fans in Thailand a preview of what Japanese fans are able to see from this online service. As part of this program, AFATH is proud to host Daisuke Hirakawa as part of the stage program.
※Animate Channel is currently only available in Japan.

Daisuke Hirakawa was born in Niigata on June 4. A veteran in his field, Daisuke Hirakawa debuted in 1998 and has accomplished a wide plethora of voice acting roles, not just in anime and video games but also doing voiceovers for popular overseas drama series and movies. Some notable anime roles he has taken on over the years include:

– Shizuma Mayuzumi (Prince of Stride: Alternative)
– Rei Ryugazaki (Free!)
– Noriaki Kakyoin (JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure)
– Naoki Irie (Itazura na Kiss)

He finds therapeutic joy and comfort in playing with his two pet cats. Daisuke Hirakawa will be appearing on the ANIMATE CHANNEL special stage this AFATH! Don’t miss it!

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HUNDRED FEAT. YOSHIAKI HASEGAWA 

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“Hundred” – the only weapon capable of fighting the Savages, mysterious life forms attacking Earth. Hayato enters the battleship university Little Garden in hopes of becoming a Slayer… but his roommate Emile Crossfode, who seems to know a lot about him for some reason, awakens a sort of unsettling nostalgia within him. What’s more, right after he joins the school, the strongest Slayer at Little Garden, the “Queen” Claire Harvey, challenges him to a duel!

Yoshiaki Hasegawa is voice actor of Hayato Kisaragi from Hundred. He was born on 21st October in Tokyo. Over the years as a voice actor, he started off with a large focus on narration, stage performances and movie visuals. He joined a seiyuu agency in 2010, gradually moving on to more anime voice acting roles.

Some of his notable anime voice-acting characters include:
– Hayato Kisaragi (Hundred)
– Yura Mikage (The Lost Village)
– Satoru Enishi (Cardfight!! Vanguard G GIRS Crisis/ Stride Gate-hen)

In his free time, he is a skilled boxer, high-jumper, alto-sax player and bartender. Be sure to catch Yoshiaki Hasegawa at the Hundred stage this AFA Thailand!

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KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS FEAT. TASUKU HATANAKA

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The world is in the middle of the industrial revolution. Just when technology advancements have begun to show their results, hordes of undead monsters called Kabane suddenly appeared from nowhere. These monsters can only be killed if the iron cage surrounding their glowing hearts are pierced, and humans who get bitten by them get turned into Kabane as well. Soon enough, their numbers grew and spread across the whole world. The people of a far-eastern island nation called Hinomoto thrived by confining themselves in strongholds known as ‘Stations’ and defending themselves against the Kabane invasion. The only way for people to travel between Stations is on specially-equipped steam trains known as ‘Hayajiro’. Capable of transporting goods and wares across long distances, the Hayajiro were key to the people’s survival.

A young male blacksmith called Ikoma lives in Aragane Station, which specialises in the production of steel and steam engines. Wanting to defeat the Kabane, he has been developing a solo weapon called the “Piercing Gun Barrel” while waiting for the day he gets to prove his strength on the battlefield. One fateful day, a single armoured train pulled into Aragane station. Ikoma who was helping with the maintainence of the train cars met with the the extraordinary girl Mumei, whose sole mission was defeating Kabane. That very night, a train hijacked by Kabane crashed into the station and the city was overrun by chaos!

The Kabane soon overwhelmed the city from within. Running against the flow of panic was young Ikoma. “I’m not going to run away this time. I…I’ll defeat the Kabane with the Piercing Gun Barrel!” –With that, carrying the determination to shine the young man began his battle.

Tasuku Hatanaka is voice actor of Ikoma from Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. He was born on 17 August in the Kanagawa Prefecture. Since his debut in 2006, he is best known for being the original Japanese voice actor of Yuma Tsukumo in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal series. Aside from being well-versed in movie and game dubbing roles, he has played the protagonist’s role in many popular anime series over the years.

Some of his notable voice acting roles include:
– Ikoma (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)
– Go Nagakura (Battery: The Animation)
– Denki Kaminari (My Hero Academia)
– Hisato Sasamori (World Trigger)
– Ushio Aotsuki (Ushio and Tora)
– Yuma Tsukumo (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal/ Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II)

His special skills include karate, basketball, singing and dancing. Don’t miss the chance to meet Tasuku Hatanaka at the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress stage this AFATH!

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LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE!! FEAT. AQOURS

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Uranohoshi Girls’ High School, a private school in the seaside neighbourhood of Uchiura in Numazu city, Shizuoka prefecture. A small high school in a corner of Suruga Bay, it is home to nine young girls. They are led by second-year student Chika Takami and driven by one huge dream: That is: To become the next generation of bright, sparkling “School Idols”! As long as we don’t give up, any dream can come true~ All we have to do now is keep pushing hard for glory! Now their “School Idol Project” begins to make their dreams come true! Aqours Members:

Chika Takami (CV. Anju Inami)
Riko Sakurauchi (CV. Rikako Aida)
Kanan Matsuura (CV. Nanaka Suwa)
Dia Kurosawa (CV. Arisa Komiya)
You Watanabe (CV. Shuka Saito)
Yoshiko Tsushima (CV. Aika Kobayashi)
Hanamaru Kunikida (CV. Kanako Takatsuki)
Mari Ohara (CV. Aina Suzuki)
Ruby Kurosawa (CV. Ai Furihata)

This year, we are pleased to welcome Kanako Takatsuki (Voice of Hanamaru Kunikida) and Ai Furihata (Voice of Ruby Kurosawa) from Aqours to AFA Thailand! Hanamaru: A first-year student, the daughter of a family who’s run a nearby temple for generations. A fan of reading, she has a deep fondness for Japanese literature. She’s also a gifted singer, earning her a spot in a choir and gentle and caring for those around her. Ruby: A first-year student who’s almost always nearby her good friend Hanamaru. Fearful and tends to cry a lot, but still has a tough interior, forged by her role as a girl in a rich, well-known family.Always looked up to pop idols. Needlework is the only thing she’s really great at. What will happen when Kanako Takatsuki and Ai Furihata come together on stage? Come join them at the AFA Thailand Love Live! Sunshine!! special talk stage to find out!!!

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MY HERO ACADEMIA FEAT. MIYAKE KENTA

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“Dreams” become “Reality’! This is the story where I become the best hero! It all began, in Qingqing City, China, with the news of the birth of the “light-emitting baby”. From then on “superpowers” were discovered in various places, and time passed without the identification of the actual cause. The world became a superhuman society, where 80% of the world’s population have some kind of special trait. While “Villians”, using their “Quirks” attained at birth for crime have been increasing in numbers, the “Heroes”, who make use of their own “Quirks” to stand against them as well as disaster has resulted in a society where many people are rescued.

Once a person who daydreams about being a “Hero” that he looks up to, the young Izuku Midoriya, aka Deku, aims to enter the hero school that has produced many renowned heroes. However, Deku is part of the 20% of the population, the ”Quirkless” that does not have any abilities… One day Deku meets the No.1 hero that he looks up to the most, All Might, and his fate has undergone a great change. Friend, Master, Rival, and Villians… While undergoing numerous training and challenges facing these numerous characters, Deku grows into the best hero that he can be. The new Hero Story, begins!

Kenta Miyake is voice actor of All Might from My Hero Academia. He was born 28 August in Okinawa. He made his debut in 1999. Some of his main roles include the following like Thor from Marvel’s Avengers series, or Mohammed Avdol from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, and more.

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ONE PIECE FILM GOLD

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It has been 19 years since ONE PIECE began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997. It has set numerous records, garnered major publicity countless times, and gain popularity throughout the world. This summer, the highly-anticipated laster cinematic installment in the franchise- the first film in three and a hald years – will finally be released. The author, Eiichiro Oda, will serve as the film’s executive producer, as he did with the previous feature. The “ultimate entertainment” even more thrilling and exciting that STRONG WORLD and Z is coming soon.

Story:
Set in Grantesoro, an independent country chartered by the World Government, home of the world’s greatest entertainment city where well-known pirates, Navy soldiers, and millionares throughout the world gather in an “absolute sanctuary” that even the World Government can’t touch. There, Luffy and others meet the ruler of the country, the golden emperor Guild.Tesoro who easily wins pirates,the Navy and even the World Government over to his side with money. He is about to take action to satisfy his bottomless ambition which may result in major changes in power relationships in the New World…

AFA is pleased to work together with DEX to provide to fans a special bundle, allowing fans to enjoy One Piece Film Gold, and then participate in AFATH’s exciting stage program. For more information, please check out DEX information outlets respectively!

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QUALIDEA CODE FEAT. AYAKA FUKUHARA

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About thirty years ago, a first-of-its-kind invasion of earth occurred. Caused by creatures referred to as the UNKNOWN, Humanity was driven into a corner as the world around them collapsed. Fighting against these foes with overwhelming strength, an all-out war ensued. Even after the war ended, the current state of the world is still plagued with sporadic invasions from the UNKNOWN. Selected children, who were evacuated to a cold sleep facility during an UNKNOWN invasion a few decades back awake to find themselves with supernatural abilities.

These children then organized their own self-defence forces in the Tokyo, Kanagawa and Chiba prefectures. Making full use of their powers, these young men and women join the battle against the UNKNOWN. The children are not just carrying the responsibility of the world on their backs, they also have to maintain their contribution rankings and protect the strongholds. In such an extreme situation, what should they focus on and protect?… That is the shared world of “QUALIDEA”!

Ayaka Fukuhara is voice actress of Hotaru Rindo from Qualidea Code. She  was born on 31 December in Kagoshima. Best known for her being the voice of Rin Shibuya from The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, she has taken on a variety of character roles and holds internationally recognized qualifications in calligraphy and English proficiency.

Some of her notable voice-acting roles include:
– Hotaru Rindo (Qualidea Code)
– Rin Shibuya from (The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls)
– Grea (Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends)
– Myoko (Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova DC/ Cadenza)
– Lugh (Trinity Seven)

Her hobbies include cooking dishes that appear in manga and singlehandedly acting out short skits from anime. Be sure to catch the talented Ayaka Fukuhara at the Qualidea Code stage this AFATH!

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REWRITE FEAT. MASAKAZU MORITA

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The green city, Kazamatsuri. Kotaro Tennouji lives a normal life in this city of the ideal co-existence between civilisation and nature, together with friends such as Kotori Kanbe and Haruhiko Yoshino. In this peaceful city, a lively, annual event is approaching. The Harvest Festa, organised by the city. Similar to a very large cultural festival, Kotaro is collecting stories for articles to publish. From information on unidentified lifeforms in Kazamatsurui, to rumours of occultic occurences, informations trickles into his knowledge.

At the same time, unexplainable events begins to occur around Kotaro. Asking Akane Senri, the President of the Occult Club for help, he begins his investigation, involving his fellow classmates. For Kotaro, it was a mini adventure. As long he can pass time with friends, it was all good. Kotaro has yet to realize. It was connected to the search for the “Truth” that no one else knows about. Is he able to rewrite? Her fate.

Masakazu Morita is voice actor of Kotaro Tennouji. He worn October 21 in Tokyo, Masakazu Morita has a rich background in voice acting. His credits include being the voice of Tidus in “Final Fantasy X”, Ichigo Kurosaki in “Bleach”, Shin in “Kingdom”, and Whis in “Dragon Ball Super”, just to name a few.

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Guest Cosplayer

Anime festival cannot be more merrier without cosplay! Yes, absolutely! This year also AFATH will present to you all some international guest cosplayer for 3 days! Meet them to take a two shot, buy their photobook, or just greet them directly. Line up for this year as below! Don’t forget to bring up all your cosplay kit and have fun while cosplaying!

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Angie (Malaysia)

Rising cosplay star in SEA, Angie has cosplayed more than 100 anime characters since 2008, with each cosplay more impressive than the last through her portrayals of each character. Currently with a whooping 30,000 Facebook fans, she has attended multiple international cosplay event. Angie proves to hold strong support from cosplay fans in South East Asia with her anime like features.

Baozi & Hana (China)

Baozi forms the second half of the Chinese cosplay duo with Hana and is a prop-making fanatic. Their cosplay photos have been featured in many cosplay magazine such as “拓普志” and “菠萝志”. Hana is part of a cosplay duo with Baozi, he is the adorable make-up wizard of the pair. Hailing from China, they are both frequent guests/judges for anime conventions and cosplay competition within the country.

ELY (Taiwan)

Popular Taiwanese cosplayer, Ely shot to fame in the cosplay community with her poignantly beautiful and accurate portrayals of Sakuya from the Touhou series. With many other portrayals of well-loved characters from games and anime series, each with their own definitive charms and personalities – from the feisty Asuka in the Evangelion series, to the charming Yudachi from Kantai Collection, and the adorably shy Gokotai from Touken Ranbu – Ely continues to charm her fans and supporters with her cosplays, each one better than the last.

Hikarin (Canada)

One of rising star in cosplay world. His famous cosplay as Mikaela from Owari no Seraph and Slaine from Aldnoah Zero made he often invited to overseas cosplay/anime events.

Konomi Akira (Japan)

Konomi Akira’s intense love for 2D has paved the way into bringing the same passion for making characters come to life. Konomi Akira uses creative costuming and make-up techniques to transform into a totally different person, without prejudice for genders. A renowned pioneer of cosplay performances, Konomi Akira has been honoured twice as the Japanese representative to the World Cosplay Summit — the first time in 2007, and again in 2010. Konomi Akira is also a professional voice actor, having debuted in 2013 in “Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy”; further roles in games and animated shows soon followed. Currently, Akira splits time between being a writer, a singer, and a producer, as well as continuing the pioneering spirit of the cosplay world.

Liui (Philippines)

Liui Aquino (commonly known as “Liui”) from the Philippines is the rising cosplay star that fans and cosplay enthusiasts around the region have gradually gotten to know and love in the recent few years. Liui is blessed with features that allow him to realistically portray well-known favourite characters like Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon series, Tadashi from Big Hero 6 and Jack Frost from Rise of the Guardians, amongst many others. The results are simply amazing – liken to having these characters come to live and walk out from the screens!

Sansin (South Korea)

Korean cosplayer Sansin has been rising in the cosplay ranks with her handsome portrayal of Gintoki from the Gintama series.

Siutao (Hong Kong)

小桃 Siutao is renowned for her attention to detail as well as her versatility, especially when it comes to replicating characters from Kantai Collection. Her wide repertoire of character cosplays is sure to amaze.

Tomia (South Korea)

Tomia is one of Korea’s most popular cosplayers. Famous for cosplaying sweet and cute characters from League of Legends, Vocaloid, Sword Art Online and more! Her sweet looks will charm both male and female fans alike.

While enjoying the performance by guest stars whose come to AFATH, you can take e look at photo spots or buying some fangoods on creators hub area! Don’t forget to visit all booth and stand with fabulous contents around AFATH. Waste your time no more and grab your ticket now, here at AFATH official ticketing partner.

See you all at AFATH 2016!

Source:
AFA Official Website for AFATH

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