Anime Festival Asia Media Briefing
Scarification of my sleep after barely returning home from my work(I work 12-hour night shift and had to attend a department meeting today only to reach home at 1100 and the briefing starts at 1400 in town ) was worth it. Last week when i check my email i was greeted with the invitation for today media briefing,after checking that i am on off tonight RSVP to the Media briefing today.
|This afternoon speedknight.com was at AKB cafe for the 1st Media Briefing for AFA 2011|
AFAMY,AFAID and now AFA2012!
After Touring Malaysia in the earlier part of the year and heading to Indonesia in a month time, Anime Festival Asia returns to it home ground for the 5th year. Happening on the 8th,9th and 10th of November at Singapore Expo Halls 7 & 8. Today SOZO gave us a sneak peek of what is installed for us!
I ♥ Anisong-Electric Groove,Anisong World Stage 2012Lets face it we all know that this is the biggest attraction of all AFA(s). SOZO have announced the very first wave of Artiste Line up: Flow,T.M Revolution,Sphere,SEA*A,May'n ,flipSide.
Shawn has also mentioned that being featured means way more then just screening of the anime. We shall look foward to what they have installed for us.
KOne of Go Nakanishi's latest works, "K" will be aired soon and
features an all-star line-up of voice actors and actresses.
One interesting factoid about this anime has been the unique approach
that has been used to promote the anime. All promotion on the anime
so far has only been done through promotional videos that have yet to
touch on the actual premise of the show. Despite all this, the show has
proven to be quite popular with many anime fans!
At AFA12, there will be a cosplay competition focusing on the title and
the grand prize is a trip to Japan for a future "K" event as an official cosplayer!
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Without a doubt one of the most groundbreaking animeof our time, Madoka Magi will always leave an impressionamongst those who watched it.After encountering a mysterious girl who has saved her from
eldritch entities, Madoka Kaname is told by a whited furredcreature that she has the power to save the world by becoming a magical girl. All she has to do is to form acontract and everything will be alright...
Madoka Magica will be bringing to a whole level of excitement in November! More details soon!
Other notable Guest:
Danny Choo Our most loved host and comrade is back to support AFA12!
- Danny Choo resides in Tokyo and runs a media production company where he produces a brand called Culture Japan which is made up of a web portal, TV show and products that focus on disseminating information on Japanese culture to the world. Danny is also creator of the character Mirai Suenaga who has collaborated with many companies in the Japanese animation industry.
- Originally from the UK, Danny first started out designing and making shoes in his fathers studio (Jimmy Choo). Danny then later moved to Japan and has been working in the Japanese Internet since 1999. In his career, Danny served as Computer Engineer at Japan Airlines, Website Manager on the management team at Amazon and as CGM Product Manager at Microsoft.
- Official Website: http://www.dannychoo.com/ , Official Twitter: http://twitter.com/dannychoo
KANAME☆ AFA Cosplay Ambassador back to show us what cosplay is all about!
- Celebrity cosplayer KANAME☆ will welcome his wave of fans and visitors alike with his amazing cosplays. From Cloud of "Final Fantasy VII Advent Children" to Ichigo of "Bleach" and Portgas D.Ace of"One Piece", KANAME☆ continues to wow with his high level of quality and realism in his cosplays.
- KANAME☆ is currently the cosplay Ambassador for Anime Festival Asia,gracing AFA09, AFAX, AFA11 and AFA MY. In 2011, KANAME☆ visited 8 countries, including Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, France, China and more!
- Official Webpage: http://www.cosp.jp/prof.aspx?id=8491 , Official Twitter: http://twitter.com/knm0q0
Singi One of Japan's top cosplayers graces AFA12!
- AFA'12 welcomes Japanese cosplayer, singi (清祇) to Singapore! This will mark singi's first trip to our sunny island. singi gained popularity for her eccentric cosplays such as Kikyo and Yuli from "Pop'n Music" and various curiously morbid versions of "Vocaloid"characters. Able to portray both male and female characters flawlessly, singi is truly a remarkable cosplayer.
- Cure Profile: http://ja.curecos.com/profile/?ch=23923;World Cosplay Page: http://worldcosplay.net/member/singi_tmi/
Shinichiro Watanabe Get insights and learn from the Anime production genius
- He is one of our generation's most influential directors, having envisioned the importance of music and the role it plays in his works. Many of Shinichiro Watanabe's works, "Macross Plus", "Cowboy Bebop" and "Samurai Champaloo" are all proof of this man's genius.
Go Nakanishi Top Anime Producer is back to show us his latest works
- Instrumental in developing popular artistes and creating anime hits with Starchild Records, for this year's AFA, Go Nakanishi will be presenting to fans his latest anime title "K".
- Official Website (Japanese): http://k-project.jpn.com, Official Website (English):https://www.facebook.com/starchild.k/app_249257251849625