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 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.