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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

AFA & C3 Collaboration Expands Anime Festival Asia reach in Asia.

SOZO, organiser of Anime Festival Asia events and Sotsu Co.,Ltd, organiser of C3 events, have joined together to create “C3 AFA”. This new event aims to become the regional Cool Japan Event of Asia by developing a B2C event representing various Japanese contents such as anime, characters, comic, game, music, novel and more.

C3 Charaexpo 2016 (File photo)

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AFASG 2016 Akiba stage(File photo)

AFA 2008 (File photo)

The collaboration will bring new contents to consumers who are already familiar to both the
C3 and Anime Festival Asia  brands. SOZO, part of the Sony Music Entertainment (Japan)
Inc group has been organising Anime Festival Asia since 2008, bringing Japanese pop
culture content to South East Asia countries such as Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.

Sotsu Co.,Ltd is Japanese powerhouse managing animated products such as the famed
Mobile Suit Gundam series and producing animated and live-action programs.

Sotsu and SOZO will unveil the first installment of C3 AFA in June 2017 in Bangkok,
continuing with the other cities which they already have experienced track records in,
including Jakarta, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong between 2017 and 2018.

Event Dates & Venues: 

  • C3 AFA JAKARTA 2017
    DATE: Fri 18 – Sun 20 August 2017

  • C3 AFA BANGKOK 2017
    DATE: Sat 10 – Sun 11 June 2017

  • C3 AFA TOKYO 2017
    DATE: Sat 26 – Sun 27 August 2017

    DATE: Fri 24 – Sun 26 November 2017
  • C3 AFA HONG KONG 2018

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Saturday, March 04, 2017

Creators take charge at Doujin Market 2017 - the biggest youth arts event in Singapore yet

Crowds gathering in front of a booth at Doujima 2016  File photo:

Hold your breaths as Doujin Market - Singapore’s definitive pop culture themed youth arts and illustration event - returns for its fifth iteration! 

This year's Doujinma banner Source: Neo Tokyo Project's Press Release 

Taking place at The Concourse, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre on 6th and 7th May, Doujin Market 2017 will spotlight creative circles from around the region including Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan, each exhibiting an eclectic mix of original and derivative fan content.

This year's Floor Plan Source: Neo Tokyo Project's Press Release 

With three wings aptly named Imagination, Innovation and Inspiration, the convention will play home to some 200 creators - more than twice the number last year

                                       Last Year's Seminar talk by Daiyaku File photo: Neo Tokyo Project's Press Release 

The Inspiration wing will also feature seminars by key players in the anime, comic and game publishing sectors aimed at spurring arts entrepreneurship, fueling creativity and encouraging skills-based learning, as well as portfolio reviews and networking opportunities for youth artists aspiring to break into the industry. 

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“Many circles exhibiting at Doujima are already popular online and their work has global appeal,” said Jason Koh, account director of Neo Tokyo Project and convention producer for Doujin Market. 
“They’ve accomplished what many of their predecessors have failed to do - innovate new content and keep audiences engaged while developing their own IPs and creating full-time. We want to highlight their many successes this year.”

World Doujin Day Banner: Source: Neo Tokyo Project's Press Release

With the support of the community, this year’s Doujin Market will inaugurate World Doujin Day - an international celebration of self-publishing and creativity set to take place on the first Saturday of May each year. It is a chance for creators to connect with their peers, and share inspiration using the #worlddoujin hashtag on social media.

The movement will also mark the establishment of Singapore’s first ever Doujin Archive - a time capsule dedicated to chronicling the history of self-published original and derivative fan content by youth artists here. 

Participating circles will be encouraged to submit samples of their work to the Archive annually, and to create original pieces depicting their personal artistic journey. 

Works in the capsule will be exhibited at Doujin Market’s 10th Anniversary five years from now, as testament to the growth and sustainability of Singapore’s self-publishing scene. 

Source: Noise Singapore official Website

Source: NAC official Website

Doujin Market is supported by Noise Singapore, an initiative of the National Arts Council 
that encourages young people in Singapore to express, develop and showcase their creativity. 
It takes place on 6 and 7 May 2017, and doors open from 11 am to 7 pm daily. Admission to Doujin Market is FREE.
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Saturday, December 31, 2016

EOY 2016: The captured moments.[More official videos to come!]

Early turnout for visitors  wanting to get their hands on the Various Merchandises selling at the booths at EOY 2016.
With 2016 coming to a close, EOY 2016 returns to Marina Barrage 3 weeks ago on the 10th to 11th of December. It's was last event to be held in Singapore for the year 2016. Let's take a journey back with the captured memories at the event.

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The Cake and Drinks set meals
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Cheki Photo 
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The Theme cafe Doki Doki hearts this year offers Cake + Potion set meals.  Red Velvet cake,Royal Chocolate,Oreo Cheesecake were paired with Health Potion(bubblegum+Lemon syrup+Sprite),Mana Potion (Bubblegum+Blueberry syrup+Sprite) Rejuvenation Potion(Blueberry+Raspberry+Lemon Sprite).
All set meals comes with services such as Feeding,Massage or Games like Bad Dog,Battle Game(as seen above),Crocodile, Donut Game & Whale Game. Cheki photo are also included.

Overseas Guest: Miko
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Miko during her performance on  Day 1
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Miko and her fans

EOY have always features Nico Nico  Odorites and this year is no exception, this time they invited Miko. Dancing to Popular Nico Nico Dance hits such as 夏恋花火, プラチナ-shin'in future Mix, 未来景イノセンス with the enthusiastic fans cheering her on both days of EOY 2016.

Overseas Guest: That
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That Holding his merchandise 
Another Overseas guest that EOY 2016 brought in this year is That known for his covers of anisongs you may find his Youtube channel here. During the 2 days of EOY 2016 he sang several ansiong covers including songs from 君の名は a recent theatrical anime hit.

Local Guests: A-Live,Natsurio Party, Lunaria Usagi 

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A-live in collaboration with Tokimeki JUMP

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Natsurio Party

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Usagi & her fellow CTRL.T

If you have been to Local Events these names: A-Live,Natsurio Party,Lunaria,Usagi should be familiar. Love Live Dance performance,Nico Nico Dance performance,Song and dance Cover of idols and idol groups as well as Anisong covers were showcase by these Singapore very own talents. 

Some of the Other Performers/Performances

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Deck 4B
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Tokimeki JUMP

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DJ Rainyrhy x Keirave

Many more Performances were on going on stage  throughout the 2 days of EOY 2016, ranging from Dance Performances to Anisong DJ. Love Live Dance groups were aplenty and the most popular Nico Nico Dance cover this year is defiantly 極楽浄土.


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Booth owner cosplaying as Emilia from Re-zero 

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Ice Berry's Booth

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Rachta Lin

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Otaku Tachi

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Ice cream UFO catcher at Happy Ice's booth
Doujin booths catering various Fandom and Commercial Booths Scattered the event ground. There were also food and beverage stalls to cater to the hunger and thirst of the event attendees. Early in the morning of Saturday people already turn out in numbers to buy their targeted merchandise. Luminos was also there with a popup studio.
Pokemon Video Game Singapore Open & Premier Challenge #4

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For the 1st time, The VGC Special Event Tournament was being held at EOY. Another first for the tournament is that it's the first major event in Asia to featured Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon which was just launch on the 18 of November 2014. Trainers battle it out to earn up to 130 Championships Points and other attractive prizes. 

Cosplayers on the ground 

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Ruby from Love Live Sunshine!
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Team Skull from Pokemon Sun & Moon
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Aqours from Love Live Sunshine 
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Mitsuha from Kimi no Na Wa
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Marisa from Touhou Project

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Female Trainer from Pokemon Sun & Moon

Of Course no ACG Event would be completed without the cosplayers. For more of the captured memories please proceed to the gallery below. Official Event Videos will be updated at a later date.

Official Videos 
By project.zenith

[More videos will be updated into the playlist]

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Friday, December 09, 2016

EOY 2016: What to expect

As 2016 is coming to a close, EOY 2016 will be happening at Marina Barrage over the weekend.
This yearly event which is traditionally held in December,the event was brought forward to be held in August for the past 2 years as works are being done at Marina Barrage, with the works now completed,  EOY 2016 will be once again being held in December. With the current organizer, EOY dates back to 2009, prior to that EOY was being organized by another party. Here is what is to be expected over the weekend.

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  • Red Velvet cake:A super moist and delicious red velvet cake topped with cream cheese icing.
  • Royal Chocolate:Made with the finest Belgian chocolate, this indulgent cake tastes just as royal as it sounds!
  • Oreo Cheesecake:A delicious American cheesecake base topped with Oreo crumbles and finished off with small bite sized Oreo!

  • Health Potion:Feeling low in HP? Heal up with our health potion! A soothing dose of bubblegum and lemon syrup with Sprite!
  • Mana Potion:Used too much Blizzaga? Fill up your MP points with our mana potion! A relieving dose of bubblegum and blueberry syrup with sprite!
  • Rejuvenation Potion:Just came back from a huge adventure in the dungeons? Get yourself back up to tip-top condition with our rejuvenation potion! A rejuvenating mix of blueberry and raspberry syrup with a tinge of lemon in sprite

  • Guest Artistes



Natsuiro Party(Singapore)



  • Other Performance and Performance Schedule:




  • Pokemon Video Game Singapore Open & Premier Challenge #4

  • Artist Alley

  • Commercial,Sponsor,Guest Artistes Merchandises and Happenings

  • Floor Plan

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