Japan Pop Culture Takes Centre Stage at AFA SINGAPORE 2020 ONLINE!

  • Featuring over 40 international guests — look forward to 2 days of star-studded contents from Japan and the region, ranging from talk-shows, exclusive messages, product reveals, and more!
  • Free-to-watch event made possible with the support of key industry organisations for all AFA fans across SE Asia

SOZO Pte Ltd, the organiser of (AFA) Anime Festival Asia, is delighted to announce the first AFA SINGAPORE 2020 ONLINE – to be held on 5th and 6th December 2020 via Youtube as well as on animefestival.asia/online2020. #AFAONLINE2020 will be available free to view for audiences in South East Asia. Participants who wish to chat and interact with the show to win special giveaways and prizes will have to register for an account for free on animefestival.asia/online2020.

This year’s theme is “Isekai Masquerade” — welcoming fans to a brand new dimension of Anime Festival Asia! The new key visual to reflect this concept features two versions of Seika — a magnificent artwork that is a special collaboration between Seika’s signature illustrator NOB-C, and for the first time ever popular illustrator LAM!

Over 40 Guests and Top Industry Brands to be Featured
With Two Days of Non-stop Japanese Pop Culture Entertainment Showcased Online!

This year’s AFA SINGAPORE 2020 ONLINE will feature a wealth of guest appearances, featuring the top names from Japan’s entertainment industry! Confirmed participation includes and is not limited to: 22/7, Aimu Sora, Amy Sakaguchi, Anly, Artgerm, Asaka, ASCA, Ayaka Ohashi, BLUE ENCOUNT, Burnout Syndromes, COALAMODE., DISH//, Eir Aoi, EXiNA, FLOW, halca, JUNNA, KANAME☆, KISIDA KYODAN & THE AKEBOSI ROCKETS, KOEDA, Koji Saito, LiSA, Liyuu, Lozareena, May’n, Miki Saito, Moona Hoshinova, Nekota Ashu, ORESAMA, PELICAN FANCLUB, ReoNa, Rithe, Ryokuoushoku Shakai, Seven Billion Dots, Shogo Yano, SPYAIR, SUKIMASWITCH, the peggies, Tomori Kusunoki, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, yanaginagi, YOASOBI, Yui Ninomiya, and more!

Updated! Star Studded Music Artiste Showcase!
The top names from Japan’s Music industry say hello to fans in South East Asia!

Featuring exclusive messages to Singapore and regional fans, as well as specially curated music programs to be broadcasted! The featured artistes above are confirmed as of publication, with much more to be announced.

New! A Taste of Singapore with May’n & AIMU SORA!
Remember to tune in to May’n X Sora’s Senpai Club: AFA SINGAPORE Special Edition!

May’n – the most iconic Anisong artiste of AFA, is the upcoming senpai for Aimu Sora Sora’s Senpai Club! And this time, we have an event exclusive segment catered to all things AFA, as the veteran shares her experiences in her countless appearances in AFA Singapore!

New! Amaki Sally (22/7) takes on the Singapore Quiz Challenge!
Will she bring honour to us all?

This candid and humorous idol is back at AFA to talk about her experience in Singapore as well as knowing this country a little better! Tune in this weekend as she may deliver some memorable quotes during this LIVE segment.

New! Hey Moona Hoshinova from Hololive Indonesia!
Join her as she tackles the “Can You Spot The Anime?” Challenge!

The audience can join in the challenge via the Community Chat as well! Some of you may even be lucky enough to walk away with sweet prizes from Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO)!

Announcing a Special Collaboration with AFA and Anisama!
Special Anisong Segment to feature Anisama Product Koji Saito, supported by Anisong Artist Asaka!

Animelo Summer Live — Japan’s biggest anisong concert, is joining forces with Anime Festival Asia — Southeast Asia’s biggest Japan pop culture festival, to bring fans an unprecedented collaboration! This special show is scheduled to take place during AFA Singapore 2020 Online! Stay tuned as more details will be revealed including how to get your hands on exclusive merchandise!

Drop Some Beats with “Paradox Live”!
Special segment will feature top voice actors Toshiyuki Toyonaga and Shogo Yano!

Give it up as “Paradox Live” — a hip-hop media mix project, smashes into screens with slick visuals and cool beats! Get hyped as voice actors Toshiyuki Toyonaga and Shogo Yano make an appearance at this special segment, and find out how to score exclusive Paradox Live merchandise!

Take Care of Your “Cells at Work”!
Akane Shimizu’s “Cells at Work!” are back with their biggest challenge yet!

Don’t miss the special segment for “Cells at Work!” Special Screening Edition, a film set between the previous first season and the upcoming second season of the TV anime adaptation. Cheer on our favourite microbiological heroes fighting their guts out in more ways than one!

Top Cosplayers Confirmed for AFA Singapore 2020 Online!
Featuring 2 Japanese and 1 Singaporean professional cosplayers!

Veteran AFA Cosplayer KANAME☆ is back to AFA Singapore! Whilst he is not physically present in Singapore, he will be using the wonders of technology to show us around Singapore in his special segment!
What’s more! Don’t miss an exclusive Japan Singapore special with Nekota Ashu (Japan) and Rithe (Singapore) as they talk about similarities and differences of cosplay in Singapore and Indonesia.

Updated! Visit Akiba Town Virtually!
Check out exclusive offers from our featured Brands!

AFA SINGAPORE 2020 ONLINE GOLD SPONSORS:

AFA SINGAPORE 2020 ONLINE SILVER / BRONZE SPONSORS AND EVENT SUPPORTERS:

Make sure you participate with the many sponsored contents and activities!  Brought to you by Gold Sponsors 3Dsense Media School, AFASHOP.co, Kotobukiya, MUSE, Pokelabo, Royale Ergonomics, Singapore Tourism Board, The Collector Base, Typhoon Systems, as well as Silver/Bronze Sponsors and Event Supporters Avermedia, HoriPro International, Japan National Tourism Organisation, EXSAM Live, Sony Music, XP-Pen, Anime Yorozuya, C3AFA, and SO Japan! Catch deals and discounts, exclusive merchandise, and stay up to date with the latest product news!

Your Past AFA Memories in Cosplay!
Win big with competitions to be held during the online event!

“Guess the Anime” returns to tickle everyone’s brains about their favourite anime, while a new competition “AFA Cosplay Singles: AFA Singapore Memories” is inviting all cosplayers to dig through their photo archives for their very best shots at previous AFA Singapore events! To join, register for free on animefestival.asia/online2020 for access to the chatroom for the live “Guess the Anime” segment, as well as the registration form for “AFA Cosplay Singles: AFA Singapore Memories”.

Winners of “Guess the Anime” will receive amazing prize hampers (shipping fees to be shouldered by the winners) while the winner of the “AFA Cosplay Singles: AFA Singapore Memories” will receive a prize hamper as well as $200 in cash (shipping fees to be shouldered by the winner)!

Participate with AFA Singapore 2020 Online!

AFAONLINE2020 will be a non-ticketed online event — you can watch for free on both Youtube and on animefestival.asia/online2020. Register for free on animefestival.asia/online2020 for access to the chatroom and the chance to win at exclusive giveaways and fast-paced competitions!

More to be Announced! Stay Tuned for Updates!

Fans can stay updated via the official website animefestival.asia/online2020 and on social media via youtube.com/animefestivalasia, facebook.com/animefestivalasia, twitter.com/animefestasia, and instagram.com/animefestivalasia.

For companies and businesses interested in joining AFA SINGAPORE 2020 ONLINE and other upcoming initiatives planned by SOZO, please email us at bizdev@sozo.sg.

AFA SINGAPORE 2020 ONLINE
5 & 6 December 2020, starts daily from 14:00 GMT +8
Platform: YouTube and animefestival.asia/online2020

Made for Southeast Asia — International Audiences Welcome to Join (where applicable)

* Please tune in during the broadcast time and dates. Subject to review, some contents featured may not be archived. Rewind function will be disabled during the broadcast.

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