Through out the 3 day on the weekends of 27th to the 30th of November the much anticipated Anime Festival Asia 2015 Singapore was held at Suntec Convention Center. Huge crowds of Japanese Pop
culture enthusiast jam packed the halls and the free zone on level 3.
- Akiba Mini Stage
For the first time the AFA Singapore lineup included Japanese comedians. They covered a wide variety of genres, like parody of animes and there was even one that does not have any script and everything was based on the audience choice. Juduging by the crowd's response despite the language barrier, its worth a consideration to bring them back agian.
Another Crowd favourite at the Mini Stage would be the Idol group's performance Groups like
Fans of Pony Canyon's Yurika Endo, Yumiri Hanamori and MICHI would be delighted at The talk and Mini anisong live at the Akiba mini stage. There is even a autograph session at the end of the
show where fans got thier merchandise signed by thier favourite artist.
Everlast Special Live at the akiba Mini Stage,where the indie group performed tracks from the the Force of Will TCG soundtrack.
Fan Girls of Several Junon Super Boys were treated with perfomance on stage and a Q and A session at the Akiba Mini stage.
Exits tune Showcase brought Majiko,MikitoP as well as PCF to the Akiba mini stage. The crowd really went wild for PCF perfomance on Sunday night.
Indonesia for the 3rd year running emerges as the Champion of ARCC this year. While the 2nd spot is clinched by Thailand and the 3rd by Philippines.
Fans of Series like: Charlotte,is this the order a rabbit?,YuruYuri,Garakowa Restore the World,The asterisk war and One punch Man were treated with showcases of the anime.
As a major partner for AFA, Canon has setup several photo booths at Level 4 for cosplayers to take photos, They can even get thier photo taken by professionals and get thier photos printed out free!
Fans of the invited guest cosplayers enjoy the same privallage as well.
Free Zone @ Level 3
No matter if you are a event goer, photog, cosplayer you are bound to get hungry. This year,teaming up with WAttention,there is a food street within the exibition itself. Monster Curry,Keisukei Ramen, Ramen Matsuri were all there. Even a Parfait Cafe that sold thier parafait based on indiviual character
in the series.
I love Anisong Concert!
Last but certianly not the least was the I love Anisong Concerts through the 3 days of the festival.
This year as the name I love Anisong Concert Reboot! suggested there were many artist who were here for the first time along with familar names. Also not forgetting our very own Usagi and AkatsukiRin(For those unfamilar they were awarded Asia Anisong-Singer Audition(AAA) Grandprix prize at AFA last year ) were in the lineup as well.
For more pictures of the Festival head to the gallery below:
It is very unfortunate that one of the invited guest Sakurai-san has passed on a week after attending AFASG 15 in a railway accident. Speedknight.com would like to sent condolances to his love ones and may he rest in peace.