Hailing from Nagoya, Japan, Aya Hirano landed her breakthrough role back in 2006, voicing the titular character of "Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu". She also performed the theme songs for the anime.
Since then, she has landed roles in hit anime such as "Lucky Star," "NANA," "Death Note" and "Fairy Tail". Alongside her voice-acting career, she is also active in the music scene, having released four albums and recently released her twelfth single, "TOxxxIC", in February 2013.
She has also landed roles in both television and stage. She has appeared in television dramas, such as, "Myuuzu no Kagami" and "Konna ni Idol ja Nain". She is currently playing Eponine, in the Japanese production of the musical "Les Misérables". She has also played the role of Catherine, in the Japanese production of the musical of "Wuthering Heights".Catch her first ever performance in Indonesia right here at AFA Indonesia 2013!
With her impressive and beautiful voice, Eir Aoi was selected to sing the ending song of the anime "Fate/Zero", entitled "MEMORIA", and was released on October 19, 2011. The single ranked eighth on the Oricon weekly singles chart. On April 11, 2012, Eir released "Prayer" (a tribute album for Servants appearing in "Fate/Zero"), and performed at a live event for the first time in her career on May 27th in Tokyo.
After her first live performance, she has performed at several big live events, such as "Animelo Summer Live 2012", and released her second Single "AURORA" (opening song for the anime "Gundam AGE") on September 5th. On November 21st, her third single "INNOCENCE" (opening song for the anime "Sword-Art Online") was released and reached sixth place on the Oricon weekly singles chart.
In 2013, Eir released her first full-length album "BLAU" on January 30th, which reached 4th on Oricon weekly album chart. In March, Eir was invited to SAKURA-CON in Seatte, USA, and made her first overseas live performance in front of an audience of five thousand. She is absolutely the hottest female vocalist right now in Japan.
AFA Indonesia will be Eir's first live performance in Indonesia!
The name "May'n" is derived from her real name, and it demonstrates her hope to always "sing songs that will be everyone's main theme."
In 2008, she performed as the singing voice of Diva of the Galaxy, Sheryl Nome, in the TV anime "Macross Frontier." She released two singles in the same year, both of which instantly became big hits, each placing in the top three on the Oricon Weekly Chart.
The mini-album "May'n*Street" was released in January 2009, and achieved second place on the Oricon Weekly Chart. Since then, all of May'n's releases have consistently entered the top music sales charts.
May'n held her first solo live concert in the Nippon Budokan in January 2010, with tickets completely sold out in a single day. It was followed by an Asia tour in March and a summer domestic tour covering seventeen performances in July. She works passionately on her live shows in Japan and overseas to deliver her songs directly. She successfully held her second solo Budokan concert in March 2011.
She did her second Asia concert tour of six cities in 2011. She also participated in the largest Japanese Culture and Entertainment Festival in Europe, "Japan Expo 2011", and was well received by fans. On March 20, 2012, a special concert, "May'n*GO! AROUND!!", was held at the Yokohama Arena, and the next day, on the 21st, her third album "HEAT" was released.
In May 2012, "Chase the world", the opening theme of the anime "Accel World", was released and recorded the highest sales amongst all her works. From the end of May 2012, her first worldwide concert tour, "ROCK YOUR BEATS", began. May'n toured China, Germany, France, and Hong Kong and totalled thirty-four performances, including stops in Japan. On March 2, 2013, her third solo performance in the Nippon Budokan was her most recent notable success.
She fascinates many audiences with her irresistible singing skills and unique voice, and continues to be the must-see "New Generation Female Rock Vocalist."
See her for the first time, exclusively at AFA Indonesia!
In 2010, BABYMETAL was formed. When their first music video "Doki☆Doki Morning" debuted on Youtube, the initial shocking reaction it created was, "What did I just watch?!!" Through word-of-mouth, they began to gather more and more fans, accessing from all over the world, such as North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
In August 2012, they performed at one of the biggest music festivals in Japan, "SUMMER SONIC 2012", and became the youngest artistes ever to perform at SUMMER SONIC. In November 2012, BABYMETAL made their overseas performance debut at Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2012.
Their major debut single (I.D.Z. Ijime, Dame, Zettai) has peaked on the Oricon daily charts at fifth, after its release in January 2013 and ranked sixth on the weekly charts. BABYMETAL has successfully reached the goal of hitting the TOP 10 with their first single. June 2013 will mark the release of their second major single, "Megitsune".
BABYMETAL has sold out every live performance since their debut - October 2012 @ Shibuya O-EAST, December 2012 @ Akasaka Blitz & February 2013 @ ZEPP TOKYO.
In June 2013, they will mark their biggest concert to date at the NHK Hall. BABYMETAL's "METAL RESISTANCE" around the world is growing larger by the day, at an increasing speed.
Catch their first ever performance in Indonesia, only at AFA Indonesia!
fripSide is a unit originally created by Satoshi Yaginuma (sat) in 2002. In 2009, Yoshino Nanjou joined the unit in its second iteration.
Their first single of this iteration, "only my railgun", debuted at third place on the Oricon Weekly rankings. The follow-up single, "LEVEL5 –judgelight-", made its debut at fourth place. Both songs were used as theme songs for the anime "To Aru Kagaku no Railgun". From then, fripSide has released a string of hit songs.
They welcomed their tenth anniversary in 2012 with a commemorative album, "Decade", as well as performing concerts in Tokyo and Osaka. In May of 2013, they once again partnered with the anime that propelled them to fame, coming up with the opening theme song for "To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S", "sister's noise". The single debuted at the top of the Oricon Weekly rankings.
Catch their first ever performance in Indonesia, only at AFA Indonesia.
Hailing from Japan, Kalafina consists of three members, Wakana, Keiko and Hikaru. Produced by Yuki Kajiura, Kalafina made their debut in 2008 with "oblivious", the theme song for the theatrical release of the first "Kara no Kyokai"(The Garden of Sinners) movie. Since then, they have consistently charted in the top fifteen of the Oricon Weekly Charts.
Kalafina has performed regularly live, both within Japan and overseas, including China, the United States, and South East Asia.
As a result of the popularity of "Magia", the ending theme for the hit anime "Puella Magi Madoka Magica", Kalafina has performed to increasing numbers over the years. This year, Kalafina would be doing a nationwide tour of fifteen performances in nice Japanese cities, with a final performance on 4 August 2013, at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A.
See their first performance in Indonesia only at AFA Indonesia!
Angelina is the first Indonesian to be signed to Japanese talent agency. Discovered during a talent audition in 2012, she enjoys singing Japanese songs and performing them. She also counts dancing, cosplaying and translating Japanese lyrics into her native Indonesian language.
Dempagumi.inc is a Japanese idol group, composed of six girls, Mirin Furukawa, Risa Aizawa, Nemu Yumemi, Eimi Naruse, Ayane Fujisaki, and Moga Mogami. The group belongs to Dear Stage, Akihabaraʼ's most famous idol live house and bar where they perform regularly. All of the members are geeks/otaku of anime, manga, games, or costumes. The group performed at Tokyo Collection and has collaborated with leading fashion designers including Mikio Sakabe.
They attract attention overseas as well and have performed at fashion events in Jakarta and solo concerts in Taipei. Tickets for their solo concert at Zepp Tokyo were sold out. The unit released their latest single, 'Denden Passion' and ranked 6th on Oricon Chart. 'The group joined a new record label, MEME TOKYO, produced by TOY'S FACTORY and Mofuku-‐‑‒chan.
"Made his entry into the Japanese music scene in 2008, with his groundbreaking non-stop DJ mixes based on J-Pop and Anime songs. Can count many performances at worldwide Anime Festivals under his belt, such as ANIMAX MUSIX and Italy's largest comics festival, Lucca Comics and Games. In addition to all this, his mix CDs have surpassed 600.000 units in sales in Japan."
Have you ever been to a combined Maid and Butler cafe? After a successful outing at Funan Anime Matsuri, AFA's exclusive Atelier Royale Butler Cafe and Moe Moe Kyun Maid Cafe will come together once again to bring you a uniquely memorable combined cafe experience, here at AFAID 2013! Goshujin-sama and Ojou-sama, do come by the AFA Cafe this September to enjoy a most delightful tea session served by our charming butlers and kawaii maids in school uniforms!
Apart from the concerts, AFA ID 2013 will have something for everyone, depending on their interests. Avid shoppers can look forward to one of the largest collection of original anime merchandise from Akiba Town by some of Japan's top brands. More details on participating brands will be announced at a later date.
Same as last year, there will not be any need for skits or performances, just awesome cosplays will do!
Our guest judges will be walking around the event halls on 07th September 2013 (SAT) to search for AFA's favorite cosplayer! If you have an awesome costume waiting to show off to the crowds at AFA, you may stand a chance to be picked to be AFA's favourite cosplayer on stage and stand to win fantastic prizes!
Sama seperti tahun sebelumnya, tidak ada skit atau performance, hanya cosplay terbaik saja yang ikut!
Para juri tamu kita seperti Kaname, Reika, dll, akan berjalan di sekitar tempat kegiatan pada tanggal 07 September 2013 (Sabtu) untuk mencari AFAID's Favorite cosplayer! Jika kamu memakai kostum yang luar biasa untuk ditunjukkan ke keramaian dari AFAID, maka kamu berkesempatan terpilih menjadi AFAID's Favorite cosplayer di panggung dan berpeluang memenangkan hadiah yang fantastis!
Previously known as the Artist Alley, the Creators Hub area is a dedicated area for all budding artists! With booths selling fan-made merchandise such as bookmarks, posters to doujins, be spoiled this year at the Creators Hub at AFAID13!
This year the Creators Hub at AFAID13 is managed by
COMIC EXHIBITION INDONESIA (COMBINI).
To register for a booth, kindly send an email to [email protected]
About Comic Exhibition Indonesia
Comic Exhibition Indonesia (COMBINI) is a proposed event from a group of doujin/fanworks enthusiasts. Formed in 2012, this group has since undertaken the task of organising doujinshi events for the ever growing Indonesia local creators. Now the group called "Combiners" is now trying to make the first huge leap by supporting one of the largest Japanese pop culture event in South East Asia, "Anime Festival Asia".
On 19th August, a Culture Entertainment Show that showcases a collection of Japan's "Kawaii" Culture was held at Akasaka Blitz. "Marble Wonderland by Asia Kawaii Way" is a new Culture Entertainment Show that transmits to the world Japan's "Kawaii" power that has never existed till today through a selection of "Kawaii" from every aspect of Tokyo Fashion Pop Culture. A 30-minute show packed with cuteness including Denpagumi.inc's live show and Tokyo Kawaii fashion show.