Anime Festival Asia 2015 (AFASG15), the region’s biggest premier festival for Japanese Popular Culture and anime, will offer fans a refreshing line-up of celebrity performances as well as a new area for cosplayers. Held from 27 to 29 November 2015 at Suntec City Convention Centre, the updates to the experiential festival is in line with its objectives to provide a regional stage beyond Japan for high quality talent and performances and introduce the best of J-pop and anime to Singapore. Visitors can look forward to new additions to the I Love Anisong concert line-up, new cosplay personalities, a new zone for cosplayers, alongside crowd favourites such as the latest merchandise and On its eighth year, the festival in Singapore has been a must-see experiential event in the region, with over 90,000 visitors last year.
- I Love Anisong REBOOT Concerts: Bringing anime music fever to a new chapter
For the first time in its highly-anticipated ‘I Love Anisong’ concert series, AFASG15 will
feature an almost entirely new lineup of performing artistes, many of whom will make a
debut performance over three days of concerts at the festival. Titled “I Love Anisong
REBOOT,” anime lovers and fans can catch acclaimed performers such as BACK-ON,
bless4 and Mika Kobayashi and veteran voice actresses such as Ayana Taketatsu, Maaya
Uchida and Suzuko Mimori live in action alongside returning heavyweights May’n and
The artiste line-up for the AFASG15 I Love Anisong REBOOT Concerts includes:
HoneyWorks/CHiCo with HoneyWorks
- 28th November: P’s LIVE!
- 29th November:
- A New line-up of Cosplay guests
Avid cosplayers can look forward to seeing new faces among their favourite cosplay
celebrity guests. More than half of the celebrity cosplayers gracing AFASG15 are new to the
festival, including Tomia, Sansin, Otogi Nekomu and Liui Aquino.
Hailing from countries such as Korea, the Philippines and Hong Kong, these celebrity
cosplayers will make their appearances at cosplay showcases and exclusive meet-and-greet
sessions at the festival.
Having cosplayed more than 100 anime characters under her belt since 2008, Angie’s
adorable looks and accurate portrayals have brought her waves of fans. Now a popular
figure and regular guest at South East Asia cosplay events, don’t miss Angie at Anime
Festival Asia Singapore 2015.
Popular and pretty Malaysian cosplayer, Ying Tze returns to Anime Festival Asia Singapore.
Known for always interacting and taking care of her fans, Ying Tze has amassed over
67,000 fans on Facebook alone. Ying Tze has also been guested at many cosplay events in
the South East Asia region.
- Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/YingTze1206
- Official WorldCosplay page: http://worldcosplay.net/member/yingtze/
Baozi & Hana (China)
Presented by SAIKO+, Baozi and Hana will greet their league of fans at Anime Festival Asia!
Sweet and charismatic, Baozi is a prop wizard who enjoys making props for cosplay. The
adorable Hana is skillful with the make-up brush and takes pride in the make-up of his
cosplays. Both Baozi and Hana are frequent judges and guests at overseas events as well
as in their homeland, China.
- Worldcosplay: http://worldcosplay.net/member/24609
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Baozi-hana/346387008839493
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.
Presented by CosCom, the sweet and charming Taiwanese cosplayer Ely comes to Anime
Festival Asia Singapore for the first time. Ely shot to fame within the cosplay community rise in Taiwan and the East Asian countries with her poignantly beautiful and accurate portrayal of Sakuya from the Touhou series.With many other portrayals of well-loved characters from games and anime series, each with their own definitive charms and personalities – from the feisty Asuka in the Evangelion series, to the charming Yudachi from Kantai Collection, and the adorably shy Gokotai from Touken Ranbu – Ely continues to charm her fans and supporters with her cosplays, each
one better than the last.
- Official facebook: http://www.facebook.com/eeelyeee
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/eeelyeee/
- CURE: http://ja.curecos.com/profile/?ch=92371
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ely_eee
- Weibo: http://www.weibo.com/eeelyeee
- 半次元: http://bcy.net/u/768355
- AMPLE: http://ample-cosplay.com/?u=0000003874
SiuTao (Hong Kong)
小桃 SiuTao is renowned for her attention to detail as well as her versatility, especially when
it comes to replicating characters from Kantai Collection. Her wide repertoire of character
cosplays is sure to amaze.
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/siutaoCOS
- WorldCosplay page: https://worldcosplay.net/member/siutao112
Otogi Nekomu (Japan)
Once voted as the most beautiful girl in Akihibara, Otogi Nekomu is a popular cosplayer
signed under HoriPro. A lover of manga and anime, Otogi Nekomu aspires to be a manga
artist one day. Otogi Nekomu comes to Singapore for the first time in Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2015!
JUN & NERU (Japan)
Rising cosplay stars from Japan, JUN & NERU are making waves in Japan’s cosplay scene
and around Asia as well. Having been to Vietnam, Thailand and Phillipines, JUN & NERU
will finally make their first convention visit in Singapore only at AFA SG 15!
JUN & NERU rose to fame with their accurate portrayals of FREE!, Touken Ranbu and
- JUN Worldcosplay: http://worldcosplay.net/member/junk1224
- JUN twitter: http://twitter.com/junk1224
- NERU Worldcosplay: http://worldcosplay.net/member/neru0120
- NERU twitter: https://twitter.com/neru1003
Presented by CosCom, Liui Aquino (commonly known as “Liui”) from the Philippines is the
rising cosplay star that fans and cosplay enthusiasts around the region have gradually gotten
to know and love in the recent few years. Liui is blessed with features that allow him to realistically portray well-known favourite characters like Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon series, Tadashi from Big Hero 6 and Jack Frost from Rise of the Guardians, amongst many others. The results are simply amazing – likened to having these characters come to live and walk out from the screens!
- Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dorkyliui
- Official Twitter: http://twitter.com/LordLiuiThe1st
- Official Deviantart: http://liui-aquino.deviantart.com/
- Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p91c6tyFRWY
Sansin (South Korea)
Presented by Coscom, Korean cosplayer Sansin comes to Singapore for the very first time!
Sansin has been rising in the cosplay ranks with her handsome portrayal of Gintoki from the
Tomia (South Korea)
Proudly presented by Coscom, one of Korea’s most popular cosplayers, Tomia comes to
Singapore for the first time in her second overseas convention!
Famous for cosplaying sweet and cute characters from League of Legends, Vocaloid, Sword
Art Online and more! Her sweet looks will charm both male and female fans alike.
- Tomia Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tomia.OfficialPage
- Tomia Worldcosplay: http://worldcosplay.net/member/8060
- AFA Special Guest
Seiji Chihara and Tomonori Jinnai
- AFA Featured Animes
- Supporting the cosplay community
to offer non-anime merchandise and services. Held at the entrance of Level 3 at Suntec City
Convention Centre, the area will see brands such as BCL and Canon, as well as an AFA
Shop booth, an all-in-one access gateway to exclusive privileges that AFA has to offer.
- Merchandise on sale
A207: Go!Go! Nihon Booth
Creators Hub Booths
C25- Pika*mix ft, Yukiya
C42-Hitomi & Realm
C43-Monster Little - Ziqi
C44-Fantaisie Nocturne Production
C47- T.Wolv, Ernn & Dark
C56-Alchemaniac + Liricamore
C59-SugarFree Hong Kong
C66-Moe North Railway
C68-Chris Koh / Zhong Lin
C69-NUS Comics and Animation Society
C70-UE Creative World
C71-Steam Machine Leather
C77-To be Contiune
C80-ShiroNiji + KyuroKuso
C82,C83-Collateral Damage Studios
C85-Leoren & SugaPuri
C88-Wolf Den Circle
C89-Wolf Den Circle
C91-Notice Us Senpai
C94-Zerox-ii & PaperCloudzy
C98,C99-Alphin 123 & Friends
C100,C101,C102-Lion Geeks & Rachta Lin
- Stage Schedule
AFA2015 will be held from 27 to 29 November 2015, at Suntec Singapore Convention and
Exhibition Centre Levels 3 and 4. For more information on the festival, members of the
public can check out www.animefestival.asia and www.facebook.com/animefestivalasia.
Tickets are available for sale now, with prices ranging from S$428 for a VIP 3-day package
to S$58 for a single day Basic Ticket.