The fourth and last Funan Anime Matsuri will be the grandest yet, with the largest number of celebrity cosplayers and artistes and new attractions. The week long festival from 6 to 12 June 2016 will create history as the biggest free-admission cosplay event in Singapore with the highest number of celebrity cosplayer appearances.
New content such as an anime-themed escape room, a Japanese horror house and Japanese fashion show will unite fans who adore all-things-Japanese.
Anisong artiste performance
For three nights from 10 to 12 June starting at 8pm, Funan DigitaLife Mall’s Main Atrium will be converted into an anisong concert venue. Popular Japanese anisong artiste, Luna Haruna, will helm the performance on 11 and 12 June. Up-and-coming sound artist and songwriter sasakure.UK, known for his skillful and meticulous use of popular vocal synthesis programmes, will also be entertaining fans at the anisong concerts on 10 and 11 June.
10 Celebrity cosplayers
Funan Anime Matsuri is the only free-to-public event that will host as many as 10 celebrity cosplayers over the weekend. Celebrity cosplayers: Ajo, Baozi, Hana, ELY, Kaname✩ , Mayu, Mon, Saffron, SeeU and Xiao Xiao Bai will hold cosplay workshops and meet-and-greet sessions with fans.
JRunway fashion show
For the first time, Funan Anime Matsuri will host a fashion show at the atrium! On 11 June 2016, Saturday at 5pm, Japanese singers and models AKIRA and Takeru will strut down the fashion runway! AKIRA and Takeru will also style and make-over 2 local cosplayers!
Real Escape Game X ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM
To make this year’s festival even more exciting, Funan DigitaLife Mall will be hosting a anime-themed escape room game titled “Escape the Assassination Classroom” based on the popular Japanese manga series Assassination Classroom, which has been adapted into anime. “Escape the Assassination Classroom” is a ticketed event and players will take part in this physical adventure game in groups of six. Locked in a room, players will have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and escape within a set time limit. This marks 2 the debut of “Escape the Assassination Classroom” in Singapore, and the first time that Funan DigitaLife Mall is hosting an escape room game.
Fans can purchase tickets from: http://reg-classroom.peatix.com/
SIX EXITS: Japanese horror house
SIX EXITS is a legendary horror house project that started in Tokyo and operated for a limited time of 6 months. SIX EXITS from Obaken is an immersive, handmade horror house with themes and timed-escape challenges direct from Japan. Players are caught in a room and must complete the challenge within the time limit (5mins
per room) before moving on the next room.
Tapping on Japan’s diverse wealth of entertainment content, SOZO has positioned itself to be the ‘bridge’, connecting Japan to SE Asia – by showcasing quality concerts, engaging retail experiences and creating meaningful online engagement to audiences and businesses across South East Asia.
Established in 2009, SOZO entertainment platforms include Anime Festival Asia, I Love Anisong, J- LIVE ASIA, Japan Music Festival and many more. Previous projects by SOZO includes solo concerts for J-Pop artistes such as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, May’n, Moshi Moshi Nippon 2015 in Singapore, Miku Expo in Jakarta, Funan Anime Matsuri, Penang Anime Matsuri and many more. In 2014, SOZO moved forward with a capital alliance with one of Japan’s largest talent management company Horipro. In 2015, SOZO also formed a capital alliance with Sony Music Entertainment (Japan).
About Funan DigitaLife Mall
Funan DigitaLife Mall is the preferred one-stop haven of digital and electronic products for the smart and savvy IT enthusiast. Our wide range of tenants will not only ensure prices are competitive, it also means you can shop with confidence. With an equally extensive range of retail, restaurants and entertainment, there is something for everyone. What’s more, the free wireless internet access at selected hotspots within the mall allows you to stay connected while grabbing the best deals available. It is where the smart and savvy IT enthusiasts, both local and tourists, can always shop with confidence. The fifth floor houses a wide array of games, toys and collectible shops for all that consumers would ever ask for – whether one is an avid gamer looking to try their hands and skills on the latest games or an enthusiastic toy collector looking to expand their collections.
For more information about Funan DigitaLife Mall, visit: http://www.funan.com.sg