Organisers of Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2022 (#AFASG22), Southeast Asia’s largest and most prestigious Japanese Pop Culture occasion, shared a sequence of key updates immediately on its pageant line-up.
Details on key highlights you can stay up for had been unveiled for the pageant, which will probably be held bodily from 25 to 27 November 2022 on the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.
From a star-studded Day Stage Line-up, a refreshed Creators’ Hub, J-Dance Competition, and Meet & Greet Sessions, there’s something for each festival-goer. Additions to AFA Night LIVE!, the pageant’s night showcase section, and particulars of the AFAVerse customer expertise had been additionally revealed.
AFA Day Stage
The AFA Day Stage, situated at Hall 405, will play host to a sequence of screenings, visitor speak exhibits and extra over 25 – 27 November. Highlights embody:
- A digital visitor look and speak present with V-tuber Fulgur Ovid from NIJISANJI EN,
- PRISM Project will host an epic face-off battle of improv between two teams of digital expertise, with prompts chosen dwell by audiences
- A chat present that includes Vtubers based mostly in numerous international locations, that includes Luna Amane of NHOT BOT, Maya Ichimonji from GEMS COMPANY, Nox from VirtuaReal and Lilrya Prisvielle from VReverie
- An look and efficiency by Miura Ayme and Satoshi Kada from Obey Me!, an otome sport of the “Shall we date?” sequence!
- And a particular visitor look by superstar cosplayer Hakken.
- Screening of the primary 2 episodes of ARKNIGHTS: Prelude to Dawn, the anime adaptation of the favored cell sport, that includes a recorded message from the Japanese voice actress for Amiya and a recorded interview with the manufacturing workers from the anime manufacturing home, Yostar Pictures.
- Appearances by Junta Terashima and Ryota Takeuchi, who voice and sing as characters from the group The Cat’s Whiskers within the Paradox Live multimedia franchise, forward of the upcoming anime sequence coming in 2023
- Lycoris Recoil, one of the well-liked titles from the July 2022 anime season, will probably be featured by a chat present on stage. Guests coming for this stage occasion will probably be introduced individually.
- A particular panel from MAPPA, an animation studio that will probably be speaking concerning the present and upcoming tasks of the studio, with hit titles like Chainsaw Man, “ATTACK ON TITAN” The Final Season, Hell’s Paradise and VINLAND SAGA SEASON 2.
- Special DJ performances by D4DJ, a media combine venture from Bushiroad that revolves round content material together with anime, sport, and dwell live shows carried out by the voice actresses.
- A visitor look and speak present with voice actor Yuki Ono
AFA Night LIVE!
Enjoy the tenth Anniversary Event Premiere Screening of Sword Art Online – FULLDIVE – on 25 November, 7.30pm, at AFA Night LIVE!
This provides on to earlier bulletins shared on AFA Night LIVE!, which incorporates a stellar forged of digital YouTubers (VTubers) and artistes. Held over three nights, AFA Night LIVE consists of hololive Meet, an interactive dwell speak present and Meet & Greet session with a few of the world’s most celebrated VTubers, on 26 November, in addition to I Love Anisong, a fan-favourite music occasions, on 27 November.
Creators’ Hub x pixiv
For the primary time, AFA will associate with pixiv, Japan’s largest on-line artwork neighborhood, to current the largest ever Creators Hub. On pixiv, folks share illustrations, manga, and novels, with shut to twenty,000 works from 230 completely different areas worldwide posted every day.
pixiv can also be internet hosting an Illustration Contest, the place the successful entry will obtain these wonderful prizes:
- 200,000 JPY in money (approx. SGD 2000)
- A free Creators Hub sales space at AFASG 2023
- An opportunity to show an unique art work on the pixiv show space within the Creators Hub
With over 150 taking part creators this yr from 15 international locations and areas, organisers shared that 28 Featured Creators have been chosen to showcase their work on the pageant grounds. They embody:
- Self-taught illustrator Rachta Lin, whose travels and experiences influences her creations;
- Sarah Thursday, who creates illustrations impressed by darkish different subcultures with a deeply private twist; and
- Digital artist Raiko, who paints characters from video games and anime normally in a semi-realistic fashion.
AFA Singapore 2022 may also collaborate with Sarah Thursday to launch a limited-edition capsule assortment! Featuring an unique t-shirt, tote bag, and sticker, examine them out at AFA SHOP and AFASHOP.CO!
J-Dance Asia Competition
A brand new J-Dance Asia competitors will probably be held, with the Finals on 26 November at Akiba Stage within the pageant grounds. Groups of two to 10 pax may have the chance to focus on their choreography based mostly on a Japanese tune observe in entrance of the group. Renowned dancers from Singapore and Japan will stand as judges, and likewise get to strut their stuff in a particular dance showcase.
Participants to J-Dance Asia stand an opportunity to win money prizes of as much as S$1,000.
Registration is open right here from now until 11 November 2022.
The Cosplay Singles showcase competitors will return to AFASG22. Cosplayers can take this opportunity to point out off their costumes on a regional stage and stand an opportunity to win as much as $500 money.
Register right here from now until 06 November 2022.
Organisers shared a few of the exhibitor highlights as effectively. They embody Anime Metaverse, Bandai, Bushiroad, Conan, Genshin Impact, Good Smile Company, Hakken!, Kotobukiya, Nissin, Valiant Force and extra. Showcases will vary from unique merchandise to gives.
Meet & Greet Sessions
Fans who wish to meet AFA’s superstar visitors can stay up for Meet & Greet periods. Sessions will probably be out there with superstar cosplayers Hakken, Charess and Ely. Tickets on sale now.
The AFAVERSE Visitor Experience
For the primary time, you’ll get pleasure from a game-like expertise from the second they step into the pageant grounds.
You will get a specially-designed NFC-enabled band to earn AFA Hero XP, AFA Coins, instantaneous reductions, and unlock digital easter eggs. You may also design their very own Seika AFA-tar, unlock particular skins from AFA-Pitstops or trade for limited-edition equipment with AFA-Coins.
#AFASG22 is a ticketed occasion. Fans will be capable of buy all ticket tiers, from General Admission 1-Day Exhibition to 1 Day VIP tickets on-line from immediately. Tickets begin from S$21 / Day for Exhibition.
Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2022
Dates: 25 – 27 November 2022
Location: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre (Levels 3 & 4) Exhibition Timing: 10 am ~ 8pm