Asia's largest anime festival returns again18 August, 2011 by Chad
The Anime Festival Asia will return to Singapore again later this year, bringing with them familiar names in Japanese entertainment and otaku sub-culture. Yesterday, the organizers introduced the event which will take place from 11th to 13th of November and unveiled their first lineup of guests for the Anime Festival Asia 2011 (AFA 11).
Notable announcements included the organizers’ intent to bring similar festivals to other countries in the region. A move that will no doubt be lauded by the South East Asian fans who have been very vocal in their requests for such an event.
Confirmed too was the appearance of Tokyo Girls Collection, Japan’s most publicized fashion festival at the Singapore Indoor Stadium next month on the 17th of September 2011.
Returning again is celebrity blogger Danny Choo, as well as ani-song artists May’n and Ichirou Mizuki who will be performing during this year’s I Love Ani-song concerts. They are joined by alt-rock band FLOW and LiSA of Angel Beats fame.
Details have been scarce, but more artists will be announced at a later date. Fans of Japanese otaku culture will want to keep the dates marked on their calenders.
Anime Festival Asia is organized by Dentsu and SOZO Pte Ltd, the same people running the AKB48 presence in Singapore so you can definitely expect a showing at this year’s event too. So far the only confirmation we’ve got is that they’d be running an “experience zone” where fans will be able to purchase exclusive merchandize. But if last year was any indication, we won’t rule out a bigger surprise as the date draws near.
Check out our past years’ coverage of Anime Festival Asia for a taste of what to expect.Click here to search CDJapan for official AKB48 goods.
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