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Friday, September 12, 2014

[Updated!] AFA Singapore 2014: Full listing & Schedule for I love Anisong,NND KUNIKAIGI festival & Ticketing Details.




Breaking News- The first wave of Full Listing of I love Anisong artistes for I love Ansiong 2014 for AFA SG have been unveil,
[Update 1]:
[Update 2] Schedule & 2nd Wave Artist Details added
[Update 3]: The first Ever Nico Nico KUNIKAIGI festival outside of Japan will be here at AFA SG!
1st Wave of I love ansiong Artistes:























































The Phase 1 Annoucement Video if you miss it:



2nd Wave of I love ansiong Artistes:

 

   


 


  • Official website: http://www.starchild.co.jp/artist/angela/
  • Official Twitter (atsuko): https://twitter.com/angela_atsuko
  • Official Twitter (KATSU): https://twitter.com/angela_KATSU
 I love Anisong Schedule :






















  • 5th December: angela, Eri Kitamura, DJ Kazu, Yui Horie
  • 6th December: fripSide, The IDOLM@STER, LiSA, yanaginagi
  • 7th December: Eir Aoi, FLOW, GARNiDELiA, May’n, ROOT FIVE



-Artistes pictures are provided by Sozo, I love anisong pictures are from AFA Facebook pages, Annoucement Video is from AFAchannel on Youtube, Somgs MV are sourced from Youtube. All Rights belongs to thier respective owners. Speedknight.com does not own or hold any rights in the contents above.    

Nico Nico Douga x AFA- 1st ever KUNIKAIGI festival outside of Japan:


Event Highlights

  1. Song: Karaoke to anime songs!
  2. Dance: Let’s dance to anime songs together! Let’s do ‘otagei’!
  3. Anime: Experience a scene from famous anime?!
  4. DJ: Enjoy anisong and VOCALOID mixes by the DJ!
  5. Cosplay: Show your cosplay on stage!
  6. Games: Face off with Japan’s Niconico users!


Appearances by:

  • ROOT FIVE- Comprising 5 members who rank among some of the top content makers in Niconico’s “Me Singing” category, ROOT FIVE is a group that has bridged the divide between the virtual and real worlds. The group has managed to break the top 10 Oricon Weekly rankings, and will sing anime FAIRY TAIL’s ending theme song, their second after the theme song for Saint Seiya Omega.


  • DJ CAESAR from TOKYO AKIHABARA- A DJ who cosplays while performing, DJ CAESAR is known for his fresh innovative mixes which incorporate anisong and vocaloid tracks. Popular with his youthful audience, DJ CAESAR also performed at the Japan Expo in France, which gathered over 260 thousand attendees. Being the only anisong DJ to break the 13 thousand mark for twitter followers, DJ CAESAR is an influencer whose name is known throughout the fandom.


  • Yuyoyuppe a.k.a. DJTEKINA//SOMETHING- Yuyoyuppe made his major debut with YAMAHA MUSIC COMMUNICATIONS. Currently the only overall sound producer for break-out idol group BABYMETAL, he has dabbled in many different fields, including being a DJ, collaborations with voice actor, being a vocalist in a hardcore emo band and making songs for idol groups, garnering him respect from all levels in the industry. 


  • ARSMAGNA-As part of cosplay group Chronos Senior High School, ARSMAGNA is a 2.5D cosplay dance group. Made up of first to third year students from Chronos Senior High Schooland a plushie, the group is known as “5 guys and a plushie”.


  • .PCF-Having played on the biggest stage meant for 14,000 in France’s Japan Expo, .PCF is a party rock group that has propelled themselves to world stardom through their uploads on the Internet. With a myriad of talents in the group, .PCF has managed to showcase many different genres of entertainment, including dancing and DJing. The group has ventured overseas, including countries such as France and Taiwan.



Ticketing Details:






  • Anisong concerts, early bird tickets for VIP 3-day packages, priced at S$398, are available from October 1, at 12pm, till October 11, 10am, online ticketing via a sub-site for the event,and at selected physical outlets


  • Sales of individual day VIP tickets, Standard and Basic ticket packages and single day tickets will begin on October 11 at 12pm, through the same channels


  • Prices for 3-day VIP package would revert to S$428 after the end of the Early Bird period. 


  • Ticket sales for Exhibition and Exhibition + Stage tickets will begin at a later date through various channels








Thursday, September 11, 2014

STGCC 2014: The Report.


Over the weekend Sands Expo & Convention Center at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore was the coolest place to be as Singapore Toy and Comic Convention 2014 (STGCC 14) was being held there. Be it that you are into Eastern Pop culture or Western Pop Culture, STGCC had them for you right at the event venue.

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Fans taking pictures with Alex Solis during the Walk of fame session.
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Fans having thier pictures taken with Aliga during the Walk of fame session.
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Sekure D or Matt Fabris autographing for a fan of his during the walk of fame session

Getting upclose and personal with the invited guests. Be it that you would like a selfie/photo with the invited guest or that you wanted an autograph, the walk of fame sessions lets you have that very opportunity to interect with the guest.
    STGCC2014_Day  2_Batch 2 0013   What a big group of cosplayers from several series! Can you spot Lenneth in the picture?  
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DJ Inu was luking in public section of the dance floor area after his performance during the DJ night.

I guess the pictures have spoken for themselves here, Guests do roam about the convention during thier free time and would gladly accept the request to take pictures with them as long as thier schedule allows them to do so.


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                                                 D.watt from iosys during an interview session.

Do check out my interview session with iosys D.watt below, find out which touhou character he likes the most and which animal he wanted to see at the Jurong Bird Park! Also he talks about his past experiences performing at events.

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Xmashed gear booth was among one of the most popular with thier unique fan-art of pop culture and game characters printed on the T-shirts.
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Booths like this one with Anime-related Merchandise were also aplenty at the artist alley.
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Local Flavours were present too such as Eva Comics. 
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Of Course Daiyaku which have now the ironic the Lan.......i mean Aitori on sale along with Kancolle merchandise. 

The Artist Alley which saw the booths being snapped up 3 months before the event offers a wide range of merchandise for the con-goers. Be it that you prefer Manga or Comics there is always something for you. As for the local offerings the usual gang are there: Daiyaku, CDS & Eva comics just to name a few. 

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DJ inu was spinning up some really awesome Anisong tracks on stage with VJ Katsumaki stunning visuals.
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Nyan cat! Sasakure. UK was spinning familar vocaloid tunes on stage.
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Last but Certianly not the least was a  representive IOSYS, D.watt! Touhou fans was Delighted when STGCC annouced that he will be in the house!  

One of the thing that i look forward every year has to be STGCC DJ night.
This year, form Anisong to Vocaloid songs to Touhou songs STGCC DJ night have it all covered! At one time there were so much Hype going on at the dance floor the whole ground was shaking! You may relive some of thoese in a video snippet of the DJ night below.

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Black Bullet Team
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Marisa~! Da Ze! No Master Sparks in the convention hall please :P
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or do you prefer some oni? 
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Aliga as Kotori (Cheer leader Version)
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Gnar-The missing link
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Friendship is magic.
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I am groot
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Lord Vader On stage.
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OMG its Iron Giant!

Cosplay on-stage and off. Be it its cosplay from Comics, Anime or Games. Chracters from your favourite are being brought to live! The Cosplay runway this year saw 50 over cosplayers graced the stage as a finale of STGCC 2014.

With that is shall leave you with the pictures of the event and the earlier promised videos.Feel free to checkout what others have covered as well :








What others are saying:
http://www.popcultureonline.net/the-singapore-toy-games-comic-convention-stgcc-2014/
http://thecosplaychronicles.blogspot.sg/2014/09/stgcc-2014-day-1.html
http://thecosplaychronicles.blogspot.sg/2014/09/stgcc-2014-day-2-cosplay-runway.html




I would take this opportunity like to thank reeds pop exhibition and ninemer for having me a an media entity this year again. The concept of having the media village is really useful for us logistically. I am looking forward to STGCC 2015.