Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016, One of the most anticipated Japanese pop culture event in Singapore finally returned to its home ground after touring Thailand and Malaysia earlier this year.
With Over 130 Exhibitors with 200 booths of exclusive merchandise, content, showcases and Star studded appearances, its no wonder that the turnout was the most I have ever seen at AFA.
- I love Anisong
“It's our 9th year in Singapore with the latest instalment of Anime Festival Asia in Singapore. We look forward to seeing familiar faces and Japanese Pop Culture fans come together in one of the largest Japanese Pop Culture festival in the region. With the strongest showing ever of content partners, Japan and Singapore governments, sponsors and exhibitors this year, we hope that we can continue to satisfy our customers with the best of breed content, guests and experiences to ever grace Singapore and the region. With all the strong support of our partners and customers, we look forward to anchor AFA Singapore as a key part of the events and festival landscape in Singapore”, said Shawn Chin, Anime Festival Asia’s Executive Festival Director and SOZO’s Founder and Managing Director.
A total of 12 I love Anisong artistes and artiste groups performed over the 3 Days of the event . Much to the delight of Anisong 6 returning favourites: T.M.Revolution, JAM Project, HoneyWorks / CHiCO with HoneyWorks, Aimer, KOTOKO, and May’n were join by 6 new artistes : HOME MADE KAZOKU, Minori Chihara, Ami Wajima, Alisa Takigawa, Konomi Suzuki and Wake Up, Girls！
- Guest Cosplayers
Ying Tze (Credits: Chiisu Studio)
- Artistes and Guest Appearances at Akiba Stage
Real Akiba Boyz
Besides International Guest Artistes/Guest appearances like Nijicon,Iketeru Hearts, Real Akiba Boyz,Yuzu Fujisaki and Aki, local talents like Natsuiro Party,Tokimeki JUMP,Usagi,Rika and Piano Minion were showcase as well at the Akiba stage. While Sebastian Masuda talks about his project time after time capsule on stage. The closing performance was done by non other than Pikotaro.
This year there was an official After Party at Altimate after the event, with 3 DJs kz (livetune),DJ KAYA and DJ YURiA spinning popular anisong tracks till late.
With that, View more captured moments in the gallery below(There is an option to view it in full screen):