In case you are stranded on a deserted island for the past weeks and haven’t already know this, Japanese pop culture convention Anime Festival Asia (AFA) will be back again this year and will be held from 13 to 14th of November at Suntec City.

Organised by Dentsu Singapore and SOZO Pte Ltd, a press conference was held this morning. Most of what was revealed today including ticketing information can be found at AFA’s official web.

From left: Mr Gregory Ho, Vice President & General Manager of Animax Asia. Mr Anthony Kang, President of Dentsu Singapore. Akira Sakai-san, Chief Marketing Officer of Dentsu Asia. Mr Shawn Chin, Executive Director of SOZO.

A quick rundown of the highlights of the convention. Something new this year will be the screening of 2 feature length anime movies. The first being the upcoming Gundam 00 movie, A Wakening of the Trailblazer. No idea why Sunrise use “A Wakening” instead of “Awakening”? Both means the same but the latter sounds more hmm correct? Anyway the trailer below.

The second movie that’s going to be screened is The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya.


Returning again this year is the Moe Moe Kyun ♥ Maid Cafe with a school days theme and introducing a brand new moe moe meido. You may remember her as *click here to find out*. How many of her pics have you right clicked saved? ^^;

The long haired girl on the far left is Miyake, one of the meidos from last year.

Was very happy to get a chance to meet her today. ^^;

In the first row center is the ever friendly Yoshimi-chan, the head meido. ^^; The 2 guys at the back are butlers for the new butler cafe called Atelier Royale.


I♥anisong concert this year welcomes some very interesting lineup.

Returning for the 3rd year are May’n and Ichirou Mizuki.

New performers includes Scandal, whose single Shunkan Sentimental is the 4th ending theme for the anime Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. They also have a single which is the opening for Bleach. I don’t watch Bleach so I don’t know.




JAM project. After doing some research, know that this is a group made up of many well known talents in the anisong genre including Yoshiki Fukuyama who performed at AFA last year.

Other special guests includes seiyu Kana Hanazawa whose notable roles I remember are Nadeko from Bakemonogatari and Sakura from Kaichou wa Maid-sama.

Milky Holmes. The four seiyus are from Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, a series by Bushiroad which includes a PSP game, manga, internet content, radio drama series, manga/novels and anime.

To rounds things up, other programs includes the Regional Cosplay Championship 2010. Famous Japanese cosplayer Kaname will grace the event once again.

And not forgetting Danny as well. Who will be here to brush up on his Singlish. ^^;


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20 Responses to AFA X

  1. Stifler says:

    Hey man! So sorry I couldn’t stick around to talk – had to rush off for lab.

    Also, don’t forget that Kana did Tachibana Kanade from Angel Beats. Now that’s a show worth watching.

    AFAX will be a blast.

  2. chun says:

    looks like fun! huuu! Surprised it’s not on a weekend tho ^^;

  3. k says:

    Will you be there serving guests too? ^^

  4. Q says:

    I am having grudges that Singapore gets to premier Gundam 00 Movie at the same date as Japan… When is Hong Kong getting theirs?! T_T At least Haruhi movie will get aired sometime this autumn afaik.

  5. Z says:

    OMG JAM ProjecT! I love all their Super Robot Wars theme songs ^^. You should check them out… their songs will get you pumpin’!

    Are those girls really that short or are those guys really that tall? o_o

    Screening of the 00 movie? That’s so awesome. Let us know what you think if you do go see it ^^.

  6. coffeebugg says:

    AFAX has such excellent timing.. just when the HK families called for a gathering. >_< Futs, I've been missing out on a lot of gatherings this year.

  7. Garion says:

    Nice coverage – but no pictures of Kaname-san? I guess the fangirls will be disappointed. ^^;

    Guess I’m not the only one who noticed the height discrepancy btw the butlers and the meidos. I’m guessing the meidos are rather short? ^^;

    Kana Hanazawa also did the voice for Kuroi Mato from BRS OVA iirc.

  8. misakichii says:

    Gordon always gets the girls 😛

  9. zer0ne says:

    Does 00 Gundam screening during AXA’X have English subtitle?


  10. Reltair says:

    Kana Hanazawa as a guest at AFA? I’m jealous.

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