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

Moe Moe Kyun Maid Café AFA09

[Update November 2009] Video of the Moe Moe Kyun Maid Café in action at Anime Festival Asia which was held over the weekend in Singapore…

No videography is allowed in the maid café, this clip is made by Klik.tv which I think is one of the official broadcast partners of the event.

[Read more…]

Shokotan coming to Singapore for AFA09

Popular otaku celebrity Shoko Nakagawa, popularly known as Shokotan, will be performing at the Anime Festival Asia (AFA) in Singapore on Nov 21-22.

Shokotan at Anime Festival Asia, Singapore

AFA is one of the biggest anime-comic-game conventions in South East Asia; first held in 2008, the event is back again in 2009 following last year’s success.

Besides Shokotan, other singers who will be performing at the I Love Anisong concert are May’n, Aniki and Yoshiki Fukuyama. Other sections of AFA09 include cosplay, toys/games exhibits, and a maid cafe etc.

More details and updates on AFA official website or AFA Facebook.

Anime Festival Asia 2008 Photos

The inaugural Anime Festival Asia was held last weekend (Nov 22-23) at the Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Singapore. Was planning to travel south for the event but couldn’t make it; had to attend a wedding dinner.

Good Smile Company nendroid at Anime Festival Asia 2008

[Read more…]

May’n to perform at AFA08 in Singapore

Japanese pop starlet May’n will be performing live in Singapore at the 2008 Anime Festival Asia (AFA) on November 23.

May Nakabayashi to perform at AFA in Singapore

The 19-year-old singer is one of Japan’s hottest rising star. She made her professional début in 2005 and got her breakthrough in 2008 as the singing voice for Sheryl Nome in popular anime Macross Frontier. Her two latest singles have both made it to the top three spots on the Japanese Oricon chart.

While not exactly the same class with the likes of Ayumi Hamasaki and Namie Amuro etc… May’n’s performance is quite anticipated in this region that is so deprived of J-pop act. Plenty of anime fans are awaiting her arrival for sure.

Singapore welcome anime festival

The inaugural Anime Festival Asia (AFA) will be held at Singapore’s Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre on November 22-23, 2008. The festival will feature directors, producers, manga artists and creative individuals from Japan.

Anime Festival Asia 2008 Singapore

Anime and otaku culture is huge in Southeast Asia. There are a few notable anime events in the region, but mostly limited to cosplay festival because of the lack of commercial exhibitors. The AFA08 is certainly an exciting news for the anime fans; for once it seems like there’s finally a huge anime related event in this region.

I’ll keep an eye on this… might consider flying to Singapore if it’s creating enough buzz by November, and I hope it would.