DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUESTS

CELEBRITY COSPLAYERS

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Ai Kayano


Born in Tokyo on September 13th. As an voice actress, Ai Kayano takes wide variety of character roles and fascinates lots of fans. Her credits include being the voice of Meiko Honma (Menma) in “Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day”, Utaha Kasumigaoka in “Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend.”, and Alice in “Sword Art Online Alicization: War of Underworld”, just to name a few.

She will be returning to C3AFA Singapore , together with Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, as part of the double header featuring “Saekano the Movie: Finale” and “Sword Art Online Alicization: War of Underworld”


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Asami Tano


Asami made her debut in 2002 as the main vocal of the band BOYSTYLE. Since 2007, her activities have broadened significantly to include actress, TV personality, and model. She played key roles in many TV drama series, such as Yamada Tar? Monogatari (2007), Hitomi (2008), and Sirato Osamu no Jikenbo (2012).

Asami made her debut as voice actress as Rin in Toriko (2011), followed by the role of Akane Hino in Smile PreCure! (2012). Since then, she has been involved as a voice actress in many anime, including the roles of Sarah Kazuno in Love Live! Sunshine!! (2016), Mari Yukishiro in Schoolgirl Strikers (2017), and Saki Nikaido in Zombie Land Saga (2018). Asami has also played major roles in many stage dramas, such as Riko Aida in Kuroko’s Basketball and Mitsuru Kirijo in the Persona series

 


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Azumi Waki


Born 8 September and hailing from Tokyo, Azumi Waki enjoys playing games as well as sports. She counts drawing illustrations as one of her talents.

You may recognize her as:

  •  Maika Sakuranomiya – Blend S
  •  Special Week – Uma Musume Pretty Derby
  •  Senko – The Helpful Fox Senko-san
  • Shion Kujo – Are you Lost?
  • Sanae Katagiri – The [email protected] Cinderella Girls

It was also recently announced that she will make her debut as a solo artiste on Nippon Columbia. She will be at C3AFA Singapore 2019, as a guest for the featured title “Null and Peta,”. She voices the young genius Null and will be on stage together with Reina Ueda.

 


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Eriko Nakamura


Hails from Kanagawa Prefecture. A voice actress, emcee and radio personality. She has been in various anime and games, beginning with THE [email protected] (Haruka Amami), Caligula (Mirei), Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and 2202 series (Mikage Kiryu) and Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine (Momoko Kakehashi). She has been involved in various radio shows, including “Nakamura-ken Chienowa-shi”, “Ohayou☆Nakayoshi” and “Kou iu  no suki desho??”.


Together with Hisanori Yoshida, they release a regular podcast called “Honkaku Zatsudan kuchi wo hiraku”

 

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Hige Driver


Hige Driver broke into the music scene in the mid 2000s when he first took the Internet by storm with his unique modern arrangements using the nostalgic 8-bit music palette. His MySpace profile was then the most accessed Japanese music artist for that period of time and he remains a cornerstone in the world of Chiptune music.

Apart from composing Chiptune music, Hige Driver lends his musical talents to many popular games and anime from THE [email protected] CINDERELLA GIRLS, Tokyo 7th Sisters, Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Full Boost, Azur Lane to hit Japanese animation like Re:Zero, NEW GAME!, Himouto! Umaru-chan, Arpeggio of Blue Steel & many others. His songs are further featured in all top rhythm game across arcades in Japan, namely ONGEKI, Taiko no Tatsujin, Sound Voltex, Maimai & many more. 

Hige Driver is known for writing songs for popular solo artistes such as Uesaka Sumire, Toyama Nao, Aoi Eir, Konomi Suzuki, Hirano Aya, etc. and attendees of major Chiptune festivals such as CHIP UNION FESTIVAL, Square Sounds Festival, Blip Festival, will surely recognize his name.

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Chikahiro Kobayashi


Chikahiro Kobayashi is active in a wide range of fields, mainly in the voice acting industry. 

His roles include Ranga in “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime”.

His other main roles include Saichi Sugimoto from “Golden Kamuy”, Regoshi from “BEASTARS”, and Shirasakaki from “Mushibugyo”.


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Miho Okazaki


Miho Okasaki is a voice actress. Her main roles include Rimuru from “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” and Nishio Miku from “Ongaku Shoujo (Music Girls)”.


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Reina Ueda


Born 17 January and hailing from Toyama. Reina Ueda is a winner of the Newcomer award at the 9th Seiyuu Awards and loves to draw with water colours and pens. 

Her credits include:

  • Miyako Hoshino – Wataten!: An Angel Flew Down to Me
  • Akane Shinjo – SSSS.Gridman
  • Gray – The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II Rail Zeppelin Grace Note
  • Sumie Ayado – Real Girl
  • Naru Sekiya – Hanayamata

Ueda is also a solo singer signed to lantis, releasing ‘sleepland’ the ending theme song to Märchen Mädchen in 2018. She will be at C3AFA Singapore 2019, as a guest for the featured title “Null and Peta,”. She voices the elder sister robot, Peta, and will be on stage together with Azumi Waki.


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Saki Fujita


Born 19 October and hailing from Tokyo, Saki Fujita is an experienced voice actor that counts calligraphy as one of her hobbies.

You may recognize her as:

  • Ayano Sugiura – YuruYuri
  • Ymir – Attack on Titan 
  • Akagi – Kantai Collection
  • Mahiru Inami – Working!!
  • Yukari Kotozume/Cure Macaron – Kirakira PreCure a la Mode

She is also known for being the voice sampled for Hatsune Miku, the most renowned Vocaloid character, that sparked the trend of Vocaloid software being used in music production by many artistes.

She will be at C3AFA Singapore 2019, as a guest for the featured title “YuruYuri,”, an OVA celebrating the 10th anniversary since the publication of the original manga.


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    Satomi Arai


    Hailing from Saitama and born on 4 July, Satomi Arai is an experienced voice actress who loves to travel. She was also awarded the Best Supporting Voice Actress award at the 5th Seiyuu Awards.

    You may recognize here from her roles in :

    • A Certain Magical Index / A Certain Scientific Railgun series – Kuroko Shirai
    • Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World – Beatrice
    • Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? – Masumi Shirase
    • Seitokai Yakuindomo – Ranko Hata
    • Code Geass series – Sayoko Sonozaki

    She will be at C3AFA Singapore to promote A Certain Scientific Railgun T, which will start airing in Japan in January 2020.


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    Satoshi Tsuruoka

    Born 19 August in Kanagawa, Satoshi Tsuruoka is a voice actor with credits across various mediums such as TV anime, games, and dubbing of non-Japanese animations and TV dramas.
     
    He takes roles in “Fate/ Grand Order” (Arash / Gilles de Rais / Caligula / Spartacus), “Fate/Zero” (Caster), “Fate/Apocrypha” (Berserker of Red), “Maken-ki!” (Kengo Usui), “Gakuen Handsome” (Shingo Shiga), and “Street Fighter IV and V” (M. Bison) , just to name a few.


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      Yoshitsugu Matsuoka


      Yoshitsugu Matsuoka was born on the 17th of September in Hokkaido. In 2012, he received the Best Male Newcomer Award at the 6th Seiyuu Awards Ceremony.

      His numerous successful roles include:

      • Kirito (Sword Art Online)
      • Tomoya Aki (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend)
      • Inosuke Hashibiraa (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
      • Futaro Uesgui (The Quintessential Quintuplets)
      • Soma Yukihira (Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma)
      • Bell Cranel (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?)

      He will be returning to C3AFA Singapore , together with Ai Kayano, as part of the double header featuring “Saekano the Movie: Finale” and “Sword Art Online Alicization: War of Underworld”


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      CELEBRITY COSPLAYER (CHINA)

      Baozi & Hana

      Handsome and charismatic Baozi, is part of the extremely popular duo: Baozi & Hana. They have amassed huge fan followings in China and have begun to expand their fanbase overseas across the globe. He shot to fame with his accurate portrayals of Makoto (from anime Free!).  

Baozi loves prop-making and often creates the props accompanying their luxurious costumes.

      Adorable and shy Hana, is part of the extremely popular duo: Baozi & Hana. They have amassed huge fan followings in China and have begun to expand their fanbase overseas across the globe. Hana shot to fame with his various cosplay portrayals from popular anime, Kuroko’s basket.


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      CELEBRITY COSPLAYER (JAPAN)

      Enako

      Born on 22 nd January 1994 in Nagoya, Enako is a charismatic cosplayer from Japan who is expanding her activities worldwide! Having fans all over the world, her Twitter and Instagram accounts have exceeded over 843,000 and 749,000 followers respectively.

      Enako is widely known to be one of the top layers in Japan’s cosplay scene. Aside from cosplay, she does a whole range of other activities including TV appearances, magazine features and voice acting.

      Aiming to become the best in her field across Japan, the West and Asia, it’s the charismatic cosplayer Enako!


      CHECK OUT ENAKO ON HER SOCIAL MEDIA 

      CELEBRITY COSPLAYER (MALAYSIA)

      Hakken

      Malaysian cosplayer, Hakken only started cosplaying in 2010 but Hakken has already taken the internet by storm with stunning cosplays from Mystic Messenger, Vampire Knight, Haikyuu and more. Skilled in costume-making, wig styling and cosplay makeup, Hakken is a frequent guest cosplayer at many conventions in South East Asia and China.

      Hakken’s latest successful cosplay is as White Blood Cell from the anime, Cells at Work, boasting over 16,000 shares on Facebook alone and thousands of reposts on Weibo and Twitter.


      CHECK OUT HAKKEN ON HER SOCIAL MEDIA 

      CELEBRITY COSPLAYER (CANADA)

      Hikarin

      Having participated in various pop-culture events all over the world, this Canadian cosplayer dazzles people with her smiles.

      Hikarin specializes in portraying male characters in their youth.

      Capturing the portrayal and charm of the characters with her unique makeup style, she yet seeks to portray characters not only through their looks but through the heart and personality.

      CELEBRITY COSPLAYER (TAIWAN)

      Hiko


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      CELEBRITY COSPLAYER (JAPAN)

      Hiroto

      Hiroto Kuramasu was born in Hokkaido, Japan, but spent his high school years in the United States. He currently contributes to sharing otome culture worldwide as the Producer of CYBIRD’s Ikémen Series English games, and the I’m SORA Project.

      As the Ikémen Series’ official cosplayer, he has amassed a fervent fanbase of more than 1,000 fans through kabedon events at Anime Expo since 2017. Since then, he has introduced hundreds of fans to kabedon excitement in Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippines and more.

       

      CELEBRITY COSPLAYER (TAIWAN)

      Mon

      MON is an adorable cosplayer from Taiwan who loves to cosplay all kinds of characters from all kinds of anime and games. From popular shows to more unusual series, from Japanese anime to Hollywood movies, she loves them all!

      As part of her cosplay interests, her other hobbies include studying makeup and costume making. She also likes to hold elaborate photo shoots that bring out the best in her cosplay.

      MON has been invited to many events as a cosplay guest and competition judge in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Korean and Vietnam.


      CHECK OUT MON ON HER SOCIAL MEDIA 

      CELEBRITY COSPLAYER (SINGAPORE)

      Rithe

      Rithe has been cosplaying for 5 years, and enjoys making her own costumes and props as a form of release. As a crafter and costume maker, Rithe has joined several competitions, enjoys spending time with fellow crafters, sharing cosplans, crafting tips and talking about similar grievances. Rithe’s favourite character is Atoria Pendragon from the Fate series, and enjoys drinking milo or coffee.