More guests announced26 September, 2011 by Chad
Once again AFA, the Anime Festival Asia will return to Singapore later this year. This afternoon the organizers continued to tease fans with more previews of expected guests and event highlights. Yan dropped by *SCAPE this afternoon, when the next round of previews were revealed at the AKB48 Cafe.
Information for this year’s I Love Anisong concert has been finalized, with the popular Hatsune Miku, Kalafina, Itou Kanako, Milky Holmes and new Singapore born idol group Sea A joining the list of previously announced anime singers.
One of the artistes, LiSA (of Angel Beats fame) was in attendance today to promote her performance during AFA.
I Love Anisong will span across 3 days again this year. Beginning with Friday 11th November when Singapore will play host to the first ever Hatsune Miku concert in South East Asia. Anime fans will then get to see the physical anime singers in the flesh over the weekend.
VIP Concerts will go for $148 per day, while a 3 day VIP ticket will cost $368. Regular tickets for each day will sell at $48. All concert tickets will include access to the actual Anime Festival Asia halls.
AFA 2011 will continue to run beside the Cool Japan Forum, with talks by panelists targeted at professional visitors.
Invited guests this year include former Director of Takara and current President of Bushiroad Inc Mr Kidani Takaaki whose company creates popular anime themed collectible card games, character designer and mangaka Mr Mikimoto Haruhiko (of Macross fame, Senior Vice President of Sony Music Artists Mr Yamaguchi Sampei as well as the previously announced novelist Hirano Keiichiro.
The maid and butler cafes that were a hit in previous years have become a staple of Anime Festival Asia. They will be setting up booths again this year to to serve all attending otaku and fujoshi respectively. A few of them paid a visit to the preview as well today.
AFA 2011 will take place from the 11th to 13th of November this year. Prices will start from $8 onwards for a basic one day ticket. Tickets will go on sale online starting October from Anime Festival Asia’s official website.
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