South East Asia’s biggest and most prestigious Japanese Pop Culture event, is celebrating 10 years of bringing only the best anime, cosplay, gaming, and anisong to the region! Slated from 30 Nov to 2 Dec 2018 at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, #C3AFASG18 promises anime fans and Japanese pop culture enthusiasts three amazing days of exclusive content and unique experiences direct from Japan!
With blockbuster events in Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Jakarta, the previous twelve months have shaped up to be another landmark year with close to 400,000 attendees (96,000 in Singapore, 200,000 in Hong Kong, 50,200 in Tokyo, and 52,500 in Jakarta) across four events all over Asia. The 2018 edition is well on its way to becoming another record-breaking event, with tickets to the ever-popular I Love Anisong concert series selling fast.
Rock out to I Love Anisong 2018, featuring fresh acts and returning favourites!
I Love Anisong 2018 is one of the most-anticipated Japanese music events in the region, with fans from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong and the rest of the world flying to Singapore to catch their favourite anisong acts direct from Japan.
Performing in Singapore for the first time are Tielle&Gemie from SawanoHiroyuki[nZk], SPYAIR, Erii Yamazaki, and YURiKA on Friday. TrySail, EARPHONES, KISIDAKYODAN AND THE AKEBOSIROCKETS and Real Akiba Boyz as the opening act will also be performing for the very first time at I Love Anisong on Saturday.
Making a triumphant return to the ILA stage are Shiena Nishizawa on Friday, Suzuko Mimori on Saturday, and angela, GARNiDELiA, May’n, and nano during our 10th Anniversary Night on Sunday! More details on the I Love Anisong 2018 concerts can be found on our official website.
A galaxy of Star Cosplayers illuminates C3 AFA Singapore 2018!
See your best-loved anime, manga, light novel, and game characters come to life in the form of your favourite Star Cosplayers! Come see Baozi & Hana (China), Siutao (Hong Kong), Hakken (Malaysia), Angie (Malaysia), Ying Tze (Malaysia), KANAME☆ (Japan) and HedY (Taiwan) during their appearances at C3 AFA Singapore’s Day Stage, as well as their special AFA Shop signing sessions and Super Akiba Stage high-touch events!
For additional details on our Star Cosplayers, do check out our official website.
A world-class Experiential Festival that stays grounded to fans at home
For the first time, #C3AFASG18 will hold a dazzling star-studded red carpet event in front of Suntec Singapore. To celebrate 10 Years of Anime Festival Asia, the event will be broadcasted online on Sunday, the last day of C3AFA Singapore 2018. Full details of confirmed stars will be announced later.
The celebration transcends the convention grounds to share the joy and rally the online community as #C3AFASG18 gives back to society with its inaugural initiative, Anime for a
Cause. An online portal will be launched for fans to participate in a lucky draw to purchase special items donated by celebrities and partners that C3AFA has collaborated with previously. Full details will be announced shortly.
Other celebratory initiatives include a stamp rally to collect commemorative stamps and claim fantastic prizes on-site during the festival weekend. Fans can also reminisce their favourite festival moments at #myAFAMoment, a collection of photos and anecdotes contributed by fans who have attended and grown with C3AFA SG since its inception. Fans can contribute photo moments with the hashtag #myAFAmoment on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
The latest and hottest anime titles and talent
Bringing the latest and hottest anime titles yearly, fans can look forward to a series of exclusive premieres. Organisers announced that the festival will screen the first episode of the highly-anticipated Mob Psycho 100 II, ahead of its premiere in January 2019. The series features an eighth grader with psychic abilities, and is an action-packed comedy series from the author of One Punch Man.
The star-studded festival grounds will welcome special guests including voice actors Rika Abe and Erii Yamazaki (who voice Hresvelgr and the Materia Sisters respectively from Frame Arms Girl),
Minami Tanaka (who voices Mary Saotome from Kakegurui XX), Haruka Terui (who voices Sarah from Gundam Build Divers),
Atsushi Abe (who voices Toma Kamijo from A Certain Magical Index III), Ai Furihata and Shuka Saito (who voice Ruby Kurosawa and You Watanabe from Love Live! Sunshine!!),
Ai Kayano (who voices Alice from Sword Art Online Alicization),
Mimori Suzuko and Momoyo Koyama (who voice Hikari Kagura and Karen Aijo from Revue Starlight) and Sumire Morohoshi (who voices Emma from The Promised Neverland).
Other guests include Eri Sasaki, a rising anisong singer who wrote, created and arranged the music for the song “Fuyubiyori”, the ending theme to the popular anime, Laid-Back Camp, and nob-c, the lead character designer for The Price of Smiles – a project celebrating Tatsunoko Production’s 55th Anniversary, that will air in January 2019.
Gear up for themed booths and exclusive merchandise
Highlights of exhibition booths include Fate Grand Order, a free-to-play role-playing game developed by the FGO Project, consisting of DELiGHTWORKS, Aniplex, and Notes, based on the immensely popular Fate franchise by TYPE-MOON. Fans can also look forward to giveaways and photo-taking opportunities with the Gudako mascot.
A myriad of exclusive merchandise including a T-shirt capsule collection from Pop Team Epic, a Hatsune Miku Nendoroid exclusive from Good Smile Company, Honkai Impact exclusives from miHoYo, and merchandise from MUSE await fans and collectors.
Get your C3 AFA Singapore I Love Anisong Tickets today!
Prior to #C3AFASG18 event days, VIP and GA I Love Anisong tickets can be purchased through the APACTix website.
During event days, tickets can be bought on site at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre’s 3rd floor concourse for the “EXHIBITION ONLY” and “EXHIBITION + STAGE” tickets. Tickets for the “I LOVE ANISONG” (EXHIBITION + STAGE + CONCERT) can be purchased outside Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre’s Hall 404 on the 4th floor.
For more information on the festival, please check out www.c3afa.com/sg18 and on Facebook.
C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2018
Dates: 30 November – 2 December 2018
Location: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre (Levels 3 & 4)
Exhibition Timing: 10 am ~ 8pm