Insightful Japanese Pop Culture at Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016

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Anime Festival Asia (AFA) returns Singapore with more spectacular and insightful of Japanese Pop Culture and Anime exhibition. It is located at the Suntec City Level 3 and 4 @ Convention Hall from 25th to 27th November 2016.

Into the 9th years of Anime Festival Asia in Singapore, this year event featured over 130 Exhibitors with 200 booths of exclusive merchandise, content, showcases. Visitors can look forward to a lively weekend with several of line-up action-packed programme, including of experience the interactive zones as well as a photo opportunity with your favourite Cosplayers and Japanese artists. Let’s check out some of the highlights I have picked at this year AFA 2016 event:

 

Cosplayers at Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016
Look out for the passionate Cosplayers with fashionista costumes and grab your photography opportunity with them at the Suntec City level 3 and 4.

 

Purchase exclusive merchandise from Japan
Fans and collectors can purchase the original merchandise direct from Japan, including merchandise exclusive to the festival, will be available for savvy shoppers.

Wakuwaku Japan with Mr PPAP – Piko-taro
Are you crazy about the PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)? Yes! In this year Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016 exhibition, you may challenge your fashions style with the PPAP guy at the Wakuwaku Japan booth. Is FOC!

 

Sword Art Online Interactive Zone and Marketplace
Anime Fans and visitors can look forward to immersive experiences at various experience zones, including a Sword Art Online centric exhibition booth that showcases artwork and animation cuts of all seasons of this beloved series.

Kawaii hands on experience at the NHK World Booth
One of the highlight at the NHK World booth is the TIME AFTER TIME CAPSULE project lead by Japanese fashion artists – Mr Sebastian Masuda. Visitors can create their own kawaii inspired message for the future, make their own kawaii objects, or bring their own items to include in the public art project.

The TIME AFTER TIME CAPSULE aims to cover 10 cities before ultimately heading to its final destination, Tokyo, where the art works from around the world will be displayed together in Tokyo 2020.

 

Sebastian Masuda and Tokyo Performance Domo

Tokyo Performance Domo Presented by NHK World
Are you a fan of Domo? Here is your golden opportunity to meet the members from Domo at this year Anime Festival Asia 2016 in Singapore. Check out and learn the Kawaii Domobics workout dance at the AFA main stage and NHK World booth in this weekend!

Meet the Japanese celebrity Cosplayer, Enako in person
Meet the Kawaii celebrity Cosplayer, Enako at AFA Singapore 2016 at the SAO booth (on Saturday) and Akiba stage (On Sunday). Here is your chance to get photograph with her as well as her autography too.

Pokemon SG RUN Registration booth at AFA SG 2016
To all Pokemon Fans! Have you registered the Singapore first’ Pokemon RUN which will be happening next year January? Well, you may do so at the AFA exhibition this weekend. See you next year at the Pokemon SG Run!

Pokemon GO Trainer Get to Redeem a free gift
Suntec Convention & Exhibition Center will be giving away prizes to Pokemon Go trainers during AFA Singapore 2016! Catch a Pokemon in the area and win! Location of redemption counter: Level 3 Concierge desk of Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. Redemption counter operating hours: 10am – 7pm. Redemption of prizes while stocks last.

Exquisite Anime Figure displays at AFA SG 2016
Check out a range of exquisite Anime Figure displays at the AFA Singapore 2016 exhibition.

 

Power-packed Performances by Anisong Legends and New Artistes
Concert lovers can look forward to 12 artistes and artiste groups over the three-day concert series. Six returning Anisong legends (T.M.Revolution, JAM Project, HoneyWorks / CHiCO with HoneyWorks, Aimer, KOTOKO, and May’n), will be joined by six new additions (HOME MADE KAZOKU, Minori Chihara, Ami Wajima, Alisa Takigawa, Konomi Suzuki and Wake Up, Girls!) on stage.

The Anime Festival Asia 2016 tickets pricing from S$13 per day for Exhibition-only access, and limited tickets can be purchased on-site. For more information on the AFA festival, please visit: www.animefestival.asia and www.facebook.com/animefestivalasia.

Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016

Dates: 25 – 27 November 2016
Location: Suntec City Convention and Exhibition Centre (Levels 3 & 4)
Exhibition Timing:
Friday & Saturday: 9.30 am ~ 8pm
Sunday: 9.30 am ~ 7pm

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