Anime Festival Asia 2012 Preview
AFA12 is just around the corner and I can already see the excitement building up by the minute around the social network. This year’s event is definitely one to look forward too. AFA is celebrating its 5th year of existence and has expanded its wings, opening in both Malaysia (held in June) and Indonesia (held recently in September). The organisers made sure to take things to a whole new level; the announced special guests, featured anime and artiste line-up for the ever so anisong feels like a combination of all the AFA’s put together, basically its gonna be huge!
Haruka Tomatsu: Asuna from “Sword Art Online”, M.M. from “Kemeko Deluxe!” etc
Minako Kotobuki: Blue Rose from “Tiger & Bunny”, Tsumugi Kotobuki from “K-On!” etc
Ayahi Takagaki: Wakana Sakai from “Tari Tari”, Feldt Grace from “Gundam 00″ etc
Aki Toyosaki: Chiyuri Kurashima from “Accel World”, Yui Hirasawa from “K-On!” etc
They will also be performing at the AFA12 ANISONG WORLD STAGE: DIAMOND STAGE on the same day (nightime) at the Max Pavilion at Singapore Expo. There will be an Exclusive Seiyuu Appearance – Daisuke Kishio from Horipro Japan Future Entertainment Showcase! There’s also the chance to have an exclusive moment with the editor-in-chief of Japanese Anime Music Magazine Lis Ani – Fumiaki Nishihara! Renowned director Kenji Kamiyama will also make an appearence previewing of his recent work on the new 009 RE:CYBORG 3DCG movie which you can also catch at AFA12! The event organizers are pushing cosplay to the next level this year at AFA12 with their strongest level of competition yet, featuring top teams from 5 countries in SE Asia. What’s more check out special performances by Team Shikon (2012 WCS Champions) and Lunar Asterisk! Judging and making special appearances throughout AFA12 and on the main stage will be the stella cast to celebrity cosplayers and judges. Concerning the featured anime youll get the chance to see the exclusive screening of multiple blockbuster Anime Movies such as Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Fairy Tail: The Priestess of the Phoenix and more! Now be a part of the strongest lineup of J-Pop artistes to ever grace Anime Festival Asia at the ANISONG WORLD STAGE I LOVE ANISONG MEGA CONCERT! Featuring 10 international artistes direct from Japan, delivering close to 10 hours of your favorite Anime songs, over 3 days!
Friday 9th November: ELECTRO STAGE – T.M Revolution
Sat 10th Nov: JUMP STAGE: BABYMETAL – FLOW – fripSide – LiSa – M.O.V.E
Sun 11th Nov: DIAMOND Stage – May’n – Minami Kuriyabashi – Sea*A – Sphere
For more information on ticketing head over here. hurry seats seems to be going fast! There was a last announcement by the organisors which the DIAMOND Stage ANISONG concert with also be Featuring renowned Vocaloid DJ and Producer Hachioji-P! his first ever performance in AFA and Singapore!
- Images used are copyright to their respective owner Anime Festival Asia. Anyway just a few more days, Ill be arriving in Singapore on the 8th hope to see you there!
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