Daisuke Kishio
Multi-talented Voice Actor!

Daisuke Kishio was born on Mar 28th in Mie, Japan. He is known for his ability to
play different roles, ranging from cheerful and innocent to a heartless villain.

In addition to his works in voicing anime and games, narration and dubbing for
foreign films, Daisuke Kishio also has an active musical career. He recently
released his first solo album, BIRTHDAY on the 28.03.12, under Victor
Entertainment. The album hit 19th on Japanese Weekly Music Charts.

His official fanclub, the 'Daisaku Intelligence Agency', started in July of this year.

He is currently managed by HoriPro Inc.

Notable roles:
Fairy Tail (Loki), Kamisama Kiss (Kurama), ROBOTIC;NOTEES (Doto Genki),
Zoido (Bang Freiheit), TYTANIA (Jousselin Tytania), Tegami Bachi (Saji),
Vampire Knight (Kuran Kaname), Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (Itaku)

Danny Choo
Our most loved host and comrade is back to support AFA12!

Danny Choo resides in Tokyo and runs a media production company where he produces a
brand called Culture Japan which is made up of a web portal, TV show and products
that focus on disseminating information on Japanese culture to the world.
Danny is also creator of the character Mirai Suenaga who has collaborated
with many companies in the Japanese animation industry.

Originally from the UK, Danny first started out designing and making shoes
in his fathers studio (Jimmy Choo). Danny then later moved to Japan and
has been working in the Japanese Internet since 1999. In his career, Danny
served as Computer Engineer at Japan Airlines, Website Manager on the
management team at Amazon and as CGM Product Manager at Microsoft.

Fumiaki Nishihara
Editor-in-chief of Lis Ani!

Fumiaki Nishihara is the editor-in-chief of Lis Ani! magazine and created the
publication back in April 2010. He is also in charge of planning of Lis Ani! Live
and Lis Ani TV. He has previously worked in M-ON! Entertainment.

Go Nakanishi
Top Anime Producer is back to show us his latest works!

Instrumental in developing popular artistes and creating anime hits
with Starchild Records, for this year's AFA, Go Nakanishi will be
presenting to fans his latest anime title "K".

Kenji Kamiyama
Director of award-winning anime comes to AFA12!

A rare example of a background artist shifting to directorial roles,
Kamiyama worked as animation director in Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
and wrote the script for Blood: The Last Vampire (2000), then
debuted as director in MiniPato (2002).

International attention eventually arrived with the TV series,
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and its second season,
Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd Gig, followed by the feature-length
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society.

In 2007, after almost 6 years spent in the world of Ghost in the Shell,
Kamiyama directed the high-fantasy TV series Moribito: Guardian
of the Spirit followed in 2009 by Eden of the East, Kamiyama's highly
anticipated fully original TV series. In 2006 he 'acted' as a
superlivemation digital puppet in Mamoru Oshii's Tachigui:
The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters.

2011 has seen the theatrical release of the stereoscopic 3D
version of his multiple award-winning Ghost in the Shell:
Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society, of which Kamiyama
personally supervised the 3D conversion.

His most recent work is .009 RE:CYBORG'.

Shinichiro Watanabe
Get insights and learn from the Anime production genius!

He is one of our generation's most influential directors, having envisioned
the importance of music and the role it plays in his works. Many of
Shinichiro Watanabe's works, "Macross Plus", "Cowboy Bebop" and
"Samurai Champloo" are all proof of this man's genius.

Super Seiyuu Unit!

Formed in 2009, Sphere is made up of Haruka Tomatsu,
Minako Kotobuki, Ayahi Takagaki and Aki Toyosaki, and
currently the hottest. Each member is talented in her
own way but when the group comes together, it becomes
so much more than it's individual members.

AFA Cosplay Ambassador back to show
us what cosplay is all about!

Celebrity cosplayer KANAME☆ will welcome his wave of fans and
visitors alike with his amazing cosplays. From Cloud of "Final Fantasy
VII Advent Children" to Ichigo of "Bleach" and Portgas D.Ace of
"One Piece", KANAME☆ continues to wow with his high level of
quality and realism in his cosplays.

KANAME☆ is currently the cosplay Ambassador for Anime Festival Asia,
gracing AFA09, AFAX, AFA11 and AFA MY. In 2011, KANAME☆ visited 8
countries, including Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, France, China and more!

Akatsuki Tsukasa
Popular Taiwanese cosplayer,
Akatsuki Tsukasa comes to Singapore!

Akatsuki Tsukasa visited AFA ID earlier this year and has graciously
accepted to swing by Singapore as well! Well-known for cosplaying
"Vocaloid's" Megurine Luka, Sheryl Nome from "Macross Frontier"
and Boa Hancock from "One Piece", Akatsuki Tsukasa has also been
featured in many magazine publications in Taiwan and Korea and
also on Taiwanese variety shows.

At the moment, Akatsuki Tsukasa is one of the top 10 most highly
ranked cosplayer in the region, based on popular cosplay site,

Akatsuki Tsukasa is sponsored by Panasonic and will be appearing
at their booths!

Full of charms and bursting with cuteness, it's Judy!

Known for her portrayals of Gumi and Miku from "Vocaloid", and recently
her vast collection of "Kuroko no Basuke" cosplays, the versatile cute cosplayer,
Judy will visit Singapore for the first time!

Judy has previously been featured in various magazine publications in
Taiwan and has been invited to overseas events.

Judy is sponsored by Panasonic and will be appearing at their booths!

Well-knowned Taiwanese cosplayer,
Hiko puts the cute and sexy in cosplay!

A past World Cosplay Summit representative of Taiwan, Hiko will grace
our event at AFA12! Hiko is currently gaining immense popularity after
her cosplay of Juliet from "Lollipop Chainsaw", but she is also known
for her Sheryl Nome cosplays from "Macross Frontier".

Hiko has participated and won several awards in the Taiwanese cosplay
scene and was invited to major cosplay events in Hong Kong previously.

Hiko is sponsored by WTY Fashion Studio & Design, who will bring you
brands such as Costar and Cosroom.

His beautiful cosplays will make you swoon!

A popular figure in the Taiwanese cosplay scene, Mikoto makes heads
turn with his extravagant cosplays. Having cosplayed, Bishamon
from "ZONE-00", Beatrice from "When they cry 3" and even Certy
Sturlson from "Durarara!!", there is no limit to Mikoto's range of
cosplays, from male to female characters alike!

Sweeping your feet off at AFA12!

Gaining immense popularity from her beautiful androgynous cosplays as
Jinguji Ren and Tokiya Ichinose from "Uta no prince-sama" and Barnaby
Brooks Jr. from "Tiger & Bunny", Reika has constantly been receiving
many love-calls from various cosplay events worldwide!

The Gundam Master!

Best known for his self-made Gundam Cosplay masterpieces, Clive is
a respected mecha costume maker not only in Asia but the world.
After winning the Champion title in the AFA Regional Cosplay Championship
in 2009, he became a judge for the subsequent ARCC in AFAX and this year,
once again at AFA12's ARCC, he will be giving his judgement.

Once Again Returns to AFA!

Being well known as AFA X Indonesian representative, AFA 2011 Judge and
AFA ID organizer, this year he once again will be judging and organizing the
final of ARCC 2012. He will bring Briareos from Appleseed Ex machina and
new costume debut : Ultraman The Next on ARCC 2012 Stage.

Team Shikon
All New Cosplay Idols Team from Japan

This team is well-known as the Champion of WCS 2012.
Yukari & Kaito are Japanese drama actors.

After giving an amazing performance in AFA ID, this team will
now present their latest skit for the very first time ever, at AFA12.
So be sure to witness Team Shikon's splendour!

Lunar Asterisk
The Wonderful Team from West Java

They are Konnichi and Menk, the champions of CLAS:H 2011.
Konnichi was one of Indonesia representative team member
for WCS 2012 who brought Indonesia to 3rd place winner
with his famous back flip Patlabor stunt.

Specially for the ARCC 2012 audience, they will deliver a most
exciting cosplay skit, do catch their performance!