Anime Festival Asia — the largest Japanese pop culture convention in South East Asia, and home to the Regional Cosplay Championships and the I Love Anisong concert series, is set to take Singapore by storm from the 9th to the 11th of November 2012!
AFA 2012 brings fresh concepts plus your all-time favorite activities to a massive new venue! Singapore Expo — a sprawling complex accessible via the Expo MRT Station, will play host to this milestone event in Japanese pop culture.
I Love Anisong Concerts: Electric Groove
Anisong fans and J-pop music lovers can look forward to three evenings of star-studded concerts with powerful performances. Six artistes and artiste groups have been confirmed so far, with more to be announced later. From heavy-weight artistes making their Singapore debut to returning favourites, the wildly-anticipated concerts are a must-see, guaranteed to leave concert-goers spellbound and craving for more high quality performances.
Regional Cosplay Championship
The Regional Cosplay Championships will see top cosplayers from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines pit their skills to win the coveted championship. Helmed by a high-profile team of judges, including some of Japan’s top cosplayers, the competition is an annual highlight for local and regional cosplayers and anime fans alike.
Japan Future Entertainment Zone
AFA2012’s outreach to businesses keen to explore collaboration opportunities will continue this year. For the first time, top Japanese artiste management companies and record labels will pool together resources to showcase some of their latest artists, dramas and movies, in a Japan Future Entertainment Zone.
Convention and concert ticketing details will be out very soon. Get the inside scoop by surfing on to the official AFA website animefestival.asia, or following AFA on Facebook and Twitter. Or, you can keep it here on magnetic-rose.net — an official affiliate for four consecutive years, as we bring you news from the press room and the con floor.
See you guys in Singapore in November!