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Anime Festival Asia Returns with a Multiverse Concept & Gamified Experience

Anime Festival Asia 2022

Anime Festival Asia 2022

Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2022 returns in a physical format from 25 to 27 November 2022 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. Southeast Asia’s biggest and most prestigious Japanese Pop Culture event will bring the best and latest trending anime, cosplay, and gaming content to fans in Singapore and the region.

2-Day VIP ticket packages offer access to exhibition grounds, meet and greet ballot chances for hololive Meet, autograph ballot chances for selected I Love Anisong performing artists, printed autograph posters and more.

Early Bird 2-Day VIP Tickets are available right now via Ticketmaster. General Admission and Single Day tickets will be available from 30 September. Ticket prices start from S$21 / Day for Exhibition and S$32 / Day for Exhibition + Stage.

AFAVERSE – a multiverse of fun and excitement

This year’s theme AFAVERSE will feature a multiverse of fun and excitement for all Animation, Comics and Games fans and Japanese popular culture enthusiasts. For the first time, visitors will enjoy a game-like experience from the moment they step into the festival grounds. Gamified elements will be incorporated into dedicated festival zones, which will range from anime and gaming experiences direct from Japan to an experienced AFA Creators Hub, a platform for local creatives to showcase their work.

AFA Night Live!

Meet a stellar cast of virtual YouTubers (VTubers) and artists on 26 November during a hololive Meet, an interactive live talk show and Meet & Greet session. VTubers Moona Hoshinova (hololive Indonesia), Anya Melfissa (hololive Indonesia), Mori Calliope (hololive English), Gawr Gura (hololive English) make their debut in Singapore. Vtuber Tsunomaki Watame will be performing in a full 3-D concert as well as part of AFA Night Life! on 26 November.

On 27 November, don’t miss I Love Anisong one of the region’s most anticipated music events. Four hours of concerts by four artistes, artiste groups and three special showcases by virtual talents. Junna, the singing voice of Mikumo Guynemer, the ace vocalist of the singing unit “Walküre”, in the latest Macross TV anime “Macross Delta”, will be part of the line up. Other artistes in the line up include May’n, nanawoakari, NHOT BOT, and Yuka Nagase.

“The ACG genre has become part and parcel of mainstream culture in recent years, with Anime releases fast gathering momentum in mainstream streaming platforms and theatres alike. The pandemic has also changed the way we consume content, and we see trends such as Vtubers (virtual YouTubers) rise in popularity. We are excited to be back again to bring our fans together and offer the ultimate experience and celebration of the latest trends and best content. Fans will also have the chance to engage with top Japanese artistes, top creators, top cosplayers and behind-the-scenes teams of the season’s most successful productions,”

Mr Shawn Chin, Founder of SOZO and organiser of AFASG22.

About the Organiser

Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2022 is organised by SOZO. SOZO has positioned itself to be the ‘bridge’, connecting Japan to SE Asia – by showcasing quality concerts, engaging retail experiences and creating meaningful online engagement to audiences and businesses across South East Asia.

With a presence across SE Asia in Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok, Penang, Manila and Tokyo, SOZO is the owner and operator of ‘AFA – Anime Festival Asia’ brand internationally, as well as entertainment concert platforms such as ‘I Love Anisong’ and ‘JMF – Japan Music Festival’ Concert Event Series, which has consistently brought in top Japanese artists from Japan. SOZO also operates ‘SO JAPAN’, SE Asia’s #1 Japanese Pop Culture focused media network, covering 3 languages with a reach of over 3 Million across South East Asia.

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