Anime Festival Asia archives - AFA highlights, cosplay and sub-events

Anime Festival Asia – Journey So Far 2015

A special video by AFA organiser which reflects the journey of the Anime Festival Asia which was held in Singapore since 2008. A few sub-conventions were held in other Southeast Asian countries during this period as well.

AFA has since established itself as the premier Japanese pop culture festival, bringing to SE Asia countless top performing artists and industry guests over the last seven years, with an estimated 700,000 attendees at 11 events.

The first two minutes include highlights from the AFA2014 which concluded last December. The second (six minutes) part are interviews with founder Shawn Chin and regular performers at AFA i.e. May’n, LiSA, fripSide and Eir Aoi.

I would have made the trip on its first year if not for a friend’s wedding. My interest gradually fades though, I rarely watched anime anymore back then and even less so nowadays… if they are doing some 90’s retro I may give it a go though LoL.

Anime Festival Asia Malaysia 2012 Photos

Photos by Malaysian blogger JohnDiew from the inaugural Anime Festival Asia Malaysia (June 9-10), a branch out of the Japanese pop culture event which has been held annually in Singapore since 2008. Cosplay, goodies and miscellaneous…

Anime Festival Asia Malaysia 2012

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Anime Festival Asia 2010 Photos

Photos from the Anime Festival Asia 2010 by blogger Sho@Supermelion, who described the event as “the most terrible convention experience in Singapore.” Hard to judge by these pictures but if you read his story he has some valid points.

Crowd, photographers and cosplayer at a jammed entrance…
Anime Festival Asia 2010 in Singapore

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AFA X School Days Cafe Preview

Promo photos for the school-girl-themed café for the upcoming Anime Festival Asia in Singapore. The event had a maid cafe last year amid much fanfare, and they are back again with a twist in 2010. Image via Dannychoo

Anime Festival Asia 2010 school girls cafe

Anime Festival Asia X School Days maid cafe

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Anime Festival Asia 2010 (AFA X) Lineup

The organiser for the 2010 Anime Festival Asia (AFA X) – one of the biggest anime conventions in Southeast Asia – has announced the guest-list and features for this year’s convention which will be held on November 13-14 in Singapore.

AFA X Anime Festival Asia 2010

The I Love AniSong (anime songs) concert will again be the main highlight, with a decent lineup of JAM Project, Ichiru Mizuki, Angela, SCANDAL and May’n.

Kana Hanazawa (Tenshi in Angel Beats) will be the featured voice actress. And there’s the maid cafe yet again, a new butler café, and merchandises, Japan experience zone, theatrical release, serious talks, and the cosplay competition.

There were rumours that popular girl group AKB48 will be on the guest list as some of the members will be visiting Singapore the same month, but it’s not to be… seems like they’ll have their own schedule instead.

Visit the AFA’s official website for ticketing and other details.