SPECIAL GUESTS

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUESTS

Friday

29 Nov

SATURDAY

30 Nov

SUNDAY

01 DEC

CELEBRITY COSPLAYERS

AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUESTS

Talent Time Project

A platform for the regional performers to showcase their acts and performance.

Check out special Releases from these Brands only at Akiba Stage

SAT 30 NOV DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

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”


FEATURED IN

FRI 29 NOV DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

Aki Toyosaki


Aki Toyosaki received the “Best Voice Actress” and “Best Personality” awards at the Voice Actor Awards in 2011.

Multi-talented, she is also good at making illustrations and publishes her own 4 panel comic books. Her voice range covers a variety of roles such as little girls and boys, high school girls and small animals.

A member of Sphere – A unit comprised of voice actresses; Minako Kotobuki, Ayahi Takagaki, Haruka Tomatsu and Aki Toyosaki.

Check out some of Toyosaki’s work below:

  • K-ON! – Yui Hirasawa
  • Medaka Box – Medaka Kurokami
  • To LOVE Ru Series – Deviluke Momo Belia
  • YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily Series – Chitose Ikeda
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun – Kazari Uiharu
  • Laid-Back Camp – Aoi Inuyama
  • Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow – Nako Oshimizu
  • Re:CREATORS – Altair
  • KonoSuba: God‘s Blessing on This Wonderful World! – YunYun
  • I‘ve Always Liked You – Confess Your Love Committee – – Miou Aida
  • Natsuiro Kiseki – Rinko Tamaki
FRI 29 NOV DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

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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FRI 29 NOV DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

Ayahi Takagaki


Ayahi Takagaki entered the vocal music department at the university and studied techniques ranging from classical music, songs and opera as well as voicing method. In addition to voice acting, she often appears in stage plays and musicals.

With a wide voice range, she can perform a variety of roles, including young girls and boys, high school girls, androgynous men, and adult women.

A member of Sphere – A unit comprised of voice actresses; Minako Kotobuki, Ayahi Takagaki, Haruka Tomatsu and Aki Toyosaki.

 Check out some of Takagaki’s work below:
  • Symphogear Series – Chris Yukine
  • Sword Art Online Series – Lisbeth
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Series – Feldt Grace
  • Gundam Reconguista in G – Manny Ambassada
  • True Tears – Noe Isurugi
  • The Seven Deadly Sins – Derieri
  • Land of the Lustrous – Jade
  • Anonymous Noise – Miou Suguri
  • Durarara!! Series – Erika Karisawa
  • JoJo‘s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders – Mariah
  • Natsuiro Kiseki – Saki Mizukoshi
SUN 1 DEC DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST 

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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SUN 1 DEC DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

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”

 

FRI 29 NOV DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

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.

SAT 30 NOV DAY STAGE

“DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

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”.


FEATURED IN

SAT 30 NOV • 01:00PM • DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

Miho Okasaki


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)”.


FEATURED IN

SUN 1 DEC DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

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.


FEATURED IN

SAT 30 DEC DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

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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    SUN 1 DEC DAY STAGE

    DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

    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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    SUN 1 DEC DAY STAGE

    DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

    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.


      FEATURED IN

      SAT 30 NOV DAY STAGE

      DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      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”


      FEATURED IN

      DAY STAGE EMCEE

      Ash


      Born in Singapore, he spent majority of his childhood exposed to Japanese culture, especially Japanese animation and Japanese music.

      He has recently graduated from the Tokyo Announce Gakuin School Of Performing Arts, Voice Acting Department to be a voice actor and MC in the future. It has produced many famous voice actors such as Nobuyuki Hiyama, Shiori Mikami and Yoshimasa Hosoya. He hopes to entice fans around the voice through his magnetic personality and his unique voice.

      70% of his body is made of beard.

      DAY STAGE EMCEE

      Hisanori Yoshida


      Born in Tokyo, 1975.

      Announcer at Nippon Broadcasting System.

      The Winner of The 49th Galaxy DJ Personality Award for his radio program “Myu~Comi+Plus”.

      Making use of his deep knowledge of Anime, Comics, Idols and Rakugo, he serves as MC at more than 50 Anime events yearly.

      Since he is able to conduct interviews with more than 100 anime seiyuus (voice cast) and creators through his work, Yoshida feels that he is the happiest anime fan.

      On top of everything, he also organizes Anisong DJ events.

      DAY STAGE EMCEE

      Reiko


      Born in Yokohama and raised in Singapore, Reiko is a Japanese/English bilingual emcee & voice-over artiste based in Singapore.

      Since her childhood days, her love for both countries made her want to pursue a path that will bring the two nations closer together.

      Reiko debuted as a radio DJ in 2007, and has since been a familiar emcee at various Japanese cultural events as well as the voice of popular TVCs. She has been with AFA since its inaugural edition in 2008, and is truly grateful and thrilled to be a part of the most exciting J-Pop culture event of the year.

      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.

      Schedule

      29/11 Fri
      1300 Photo session (FlowerKnows Booth)
      1430 Autograph Session (FlowerKnows Booth)
      1600 Meet and Greet (Akiba Stage)
      1730 Cosplay All Stars High Touch Session (Akiba Stage)

      30/11 Sat
      1300 Meet and Greet (Akiba Stage)
      1400 Product Introduction (FlowerKnows Booth)
      1445 Photo session (FlowerKnows Booth)
      1630 Autograph Session (FlowerKnows Booth)
      1915 Cosplay All Stars High Touch Session (Akiba Stage)

      1/12 Sun
      1300 Product Introduction (FlowerKnows Booth)
      1400 Photo session (FlowerKnows Booth)
      1530 Autograph Session (FlowerKnows Booth)
      1700 Cosplay Singles Showcase (Akiba Stage)


      CHECK OUT BAOZI & HANA ON THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA 

      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!

      Schedule
      30/11 Sat
      1130 Celebrity Challenge: Tsum Tsum Festival (AFA Play Stage)
      1615 Nissin Booth Photo Session (Nissin Booth)
      1745 Exclusive Meet and Greet (Room 331)
      1915 Cosplay All Stars High Touch Session (Akiba Stage)

      1/12 Sun
      1400 Showroom Stage (Akiba Stage)
      1700 Cosplay Singles Showcase (Akiba Stage)
       


      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.

      Schedule

      29/11 Fri
      1300 Meet and Greet (Akiba Stage)
      1415 Celebrity Challenge: Tsum Tsum Festival (AFA Play Stage)
      1730 Cosplay All Stars High Touch Session (Akiba Stage)

      30/11 Sat
      1600 Autograph Session (Autograph Table)
      1915 Cosplay All Stars High Touch Session (Akiba Stage)

      1/12 Sun
      1400 AFA Shop Appearance (AFA Shop)
      1700 Cosplay Singles Showcase (Akiba Stage)


      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.

      Schedule

      29/11 Fri
      1300 Mobile Game Showcase: Autochess (AFA Play Stage)
      1430 Meet and Greet (Akiba Stage)
      1530 Nissin Booth Photo Session (Nissin Booth)
      1730 Cosplay All Stars High Touch Session (Akiba Stage)

      30/11 Sat
      1200 Autograph Session (Autograph Table)
      1400 AFA Shop Appearance (AFA Shop)
      1515 Nissin Booth Photo Session (Nissin Booth)
      1730 Mobile Game Showcase: Autochess (AFA Play Stage)
      1915 Cosplay All Stars High Touch Session (Akiba Stage)

      1/12 Sun
      1230 Celebrity Challenge: Crash™ Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (AFA Play Stage)
      1500 Nissin Booth Photo Session (Nissin Booth)
      1700 Cosplay Singles Showcase (Akiba Stage)

      CELEBRITY COSPLAYER (TAIWAN)

      Hiko

      Schedule

      29/11 Fri
      1330 Meet and Greet (Akiba Stage)
      1430 Nissin Booth Photo Session (Nissin Booth)
      1630 Celebrity Challenge: Super Bomberman R (AFA Play Stage)
      1730 Cosplay All Stars High Touch Session (Akiba Stage)

      30/11 Sat
      1330 Nissin Booth Photo Session (Nissin Booth)
      1600 AFA Shop Appearance (AFA Shop)
      1915 Cosplay All Stars High Touch Session (Akiba Stage)

      1/12 Sun
      1200 Autograph Session (Autograph Table)
      1400 Mobile Game Showcase: Autochess (AFA Play Stage)
      1545 Nissin Booth Photo Session (Nissin Booth)
      1700 Cosplay Singles Showcase (Akiba Stage)


      CHECK OUT HIKO ON HER SOCIAL MEDIA 

      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.

      Schedule

      29/11 Fri
      1700 Autograph Session (Cybird Booth)

      30/11 Sat
      1530 Photo Session Cybird Booth)
      1700 Autograph Session (Cybird Booth)

      1/12 Sun
      1300 Photo Session + Mini Talk (Cybird Booth)
      1700 Cosplay Singles Showcase (Akiba Stage)

      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.

      Schedule

      29/11 Fri
      1400 Meet and Greet (Akiba Stage)
      1630 Celebrity Challenge: Super Bomberman R (AFA Play Stage)
      1730 Cosplay All Stars High Touch Session (Akiba Stage)

      30/11 Sat
      1200 AFA Shop Appearance (AFA Shop)
      1400 Autograph Session (Autograph Table)
      1730 Mobile Game Showcase: Autochess (AFA Play Stage)
      1915 Cosplay All Stars High Touch Session (Akiba Stage)

      1/12 Sun
      1400 Mobile Game Showcase: Autochess (AFA Play Stage)
      1700 Cosplay Singles Showcase (Akiba Stage)


      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.

      Schedule

      29/11 Fri
      1230 Meet and Greet (Akiba Stage)
      1330 Nissin Booth Photo Session (Nissin Booth)
      1415 Autochess Showcase (AFA Play Stage)
      1530 Muse Theme Booth Live Stream & Shop Visit (Muse Booth)
      1730 Cosplay All Stars High Touch Session (Akiba Stage)

      30/11 Sat
      1030 Muse Theme Booth Live Stream
      1230 Nissin Booth Photo Session (Nissin Booth)
      1500 Muse Theme Booth Visit (Muse Booth)
      1915 Cosplay All Stars High Touch Session (Akiba Stage)

      1/12 Sun
      1000 Muse Theme Booth Visit (Muse Booth)
      1100 Autochess Showcase (AFA Play Stage)
      1230 AFA Shop Appearance (AFA Shop)
      1400 Muse Theme Booth Visit (Muse Booth)
      1500 Autograph Session (Autograph Table)
      1700 Cosplay Singles Showcase (Akiba Stage)

      AKIBA STAGE EMCEE

      Rein

      Rein is a solo idol who loves performing! With her bubbly personality, she hopes to tug at your heartstrings with her singing and dancing. Catch Rein’s 2nd last appearance this year, which is at none other than Asia’s Japan pop culture event – Anime Festival Asia, also known as AFA!
      Prepare your calls and pink wands, as this anime & idol combination of a setlist will leave a stunning impression on you!

      AKIBA STAGE EMCEE

      Shino Shimazaki

      Wanting to share the best time with everyone, Shino
      Shimazaki desires to entertain yet provoke fans by letting
      everyone feel her story and view of the world through
      meaningful yet electrifying songs.

      SUN 01 DEC • 4:00PM • AKIBA STAGE

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL EVENT

      CYBIRD Stage Event
      I’m Sora Project Concert “Hello, Singapore!”
      & 3rd Annual Raffle!

      More details coming soon!

      FRI 29 NOV • 4:30PM • AKIBA STAGE
      SAT 30 NOV • 3:45PM • AKIBA STAGE
      SUN 01 DEC • 3:25PM • AKIBA STAGE

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      DEAR KISS

      DEAR KISS is Japanese idol coming from Tokyo Japon.
      Member is Saki, Nonoko, Rikako, Miiwa and Maho
      Last year they joined C3AFA for the first time and this year come back again to Singapore!
      We hope that guys enjoy our powerful stage!

      SUN 01 DEC • 7:00PM • AKIBA STAGE

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      DJ Soba

      anisong DJ based in Indonesia who loves anime, sub culture and most importantly soba. He is also a founder of the very first anisong DJ event Indonesia, Otagroove. He decided start his career as anisong DJ because he was struggling to find a performer for his own event.

      Beside anisongs, DJ Soba also plays idol songs, vocaloid songs, and other j-pop related songs during his set

      SAT 30 SAT • 2:45PM • AKIBA STAGE

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      Lights of Sand 

      by Gainax, Take Y, Blockpunk

      Come watch the world’s 1st anime short in stunning 4K and meet the creators from Japan! From the same producer and character designer as the smash hit series Neon Genesis Evangelion, Hiroyuki Yamaga (President of studio Gainax) and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Attack on Titan, Great Pretender, Summer Wars, FLCL) will be live on stage together with Animation director Sumie Kinoshita (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Piano no mori, Dantalion no Shoka, New Game!!) A special showcase together with blockchain anime studio BlockPunk. Special announcements regarding streaming, tokens and merchandise. Signing session to follow.

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

      Character Designer of “Lights of Sand”

      When Sadamoto-san was a student in university, he started his career as a professional Manga artist by working for Akita Publishing Co., and took part in creating the DAICON IV sci-fi conference OPENING ANIMATION. Upon graduation, he joined Telecom Animation Film Co. and started learning from animator Yasuo Otsuka. Later, he co-founded studio GAINAX. As an anime creator, he worked as a character designer and chief illustrator in Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise, Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, and so on. His recognition amongst fans grew due to his work on Neon Genesis Evangelion, but also his talent as a game character designer and illustrator. As a manga artist, he has brought many great pieces to the world such as R20: A Town with Gears, and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Most recently, Sadamoto has been working on the latest Wit studio title “Great Pretender” announced at Anime Expo 2019.

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      Hiroyuki Yamaga

      Director of “Lights of Sand”

      Yamaga-san co-founded studio Gainax with fellow creators Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Takami Akai, Hideaki Anno and others. At Gainax he produced the 90s smash hit series Neon Genesis Evangelion and also directed the film Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise. Other credits include Mahoromatic, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (2002), and an episode of Gurren Lagann. Yamaga also wrote the screenplay for Gundam 0080. He is portrayed by actor Tsuyoshi Mori in the 2014 live action drama “Aoi Hono” based on the manga about life at Osaka University of Arts. Yamaga-san recently directed season 2 of NHK series “Piano no Mori” and is currently producing Aoki Uru (“Uru in Blue”)

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      Hiroaki Takeuchi

      Producer of Lights of Sand, CEO Take-Y Inc.

      Takeuchi-san is an award-winning anime producer with many titles to his credit such as The Animatrix, Voices of a Distant Star, Wake Up Girls!, BERSERK, Zunda Horizon, and Animegataris. Founding CEO of Comixwave (Makoto Shinkai, Your Name) Director of the Japan voice actors training association, Advisor to the Japan Government Regional Revitalisation Initiative and visiting professor at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology. Producer of the Japan ILC Supporters Initiative along with Mamoru Ishii (director of Ghost in the Shell)

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      Sumie Kinoshita

      Animation Director of “Lights of Sand”

      Kinoshita-san is a Japanese animator and character designer with many credits to her name including Food Wars, Shokugeki no Soma, Piano no Mori Season 1 and 2, Dantalion no Shoka, Gi(a)rish Number, Imoto Sae Ireba ii, Medaka Box, New Game!!, Ochikobore Fruit Tart, Plastic Neesan. Toradora!, Sarazanmai.

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      Julian Lai-Hung

      CEO/Co-Founder BlockPunk

      Julian founded BlockPunk a blockchain-powered anime studio to help creators sell smart merchandise to a global audience and build communities with fans. Prior to BlockPunk, Julian used to run Japan and anime content for Netflix. Prior to Netflix he was VP of digital distribution for Warner Bros in Los Angeles. Producer or deal-maker on many titles including Terrace House Aloha State, Million Yen Women, Godzilla: Monster Planet, Rilakkuma, Kuromukuro, Fate Apocrypha, Baki, and Megalobox. BlockPunk investors include SG Innovate, Dai Nippon Printing, DLE Capital, Entrepreneur First and Hustle Fund.

      SAT 30 NOV • 5:40PM • AKIBA STAGE

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      Gibiate Project

      More details to be announced

      SAT 30 NOV • 4:15PM • AKIBA STAGE

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL EVENT

      HYPNOSIS MICROPHONE ~Division Rap Battle~

      Details to be announced

      SAT 30 NOV • 11:30AM • AKIBA STAGE

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL EVENT

      Blockchain game
      “JobTribes” × WCS

      We shall present the latest information on “JobTribes” -the globally anticipated blockchain game due to launch in May 2020 and already a hot topic in Japan and Taiwan.

      We will be inviting Mariya Ise, a renowned voice actor known for roles such as Killua in “HUNTER×HUNTER”, Bonnie in “Pokemon XY”, and Cure Lemonade/Urara Kasugano in “Yes! PreCure 5″, on stage. She will discuss the special movie created for this occasion.

      In addition, we shall announce the “JobTribes WORLD COSPLAY CONTEST” to be held in conjunction with the World Cosplay Summit. Popular cosplayer SeeU will appear on stage to unveil a costume modeled on JobTribes character “Job God: Idol.” Look forward to seeing how Haruhiko Mikimoto’s elegant designs will look in real life!

      ■Blockchain-employing Game “JobTribes”
      The first game to be on Digital Entertainment Asset Pte. Ltd.’s new platform
      A card battle game that challenges your strategy which collectors won’t be able to resist.
      With blockchain technology developed by leading Japanese developer Tecontec, screenplay written by hitmaker Shin Kibayashi, and characters designed by Haruhiko Mikimoto.

      [JobTribes]
      Official HP:https://jobtribes.io/
      Official Twitter:https://twitter.com/JobTribes

      [Guest]
      Mariya Ise (Voice actor)
      SeeU (Cosplayer)
      Naohito Yoshida (Digital Entertainment Asset Pte. Ltd./CEO)
      Mitsushi Ono (Digital Entertainment Asset Pte. Ltd./Producer)

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      Mariya Ise

      A renowned voice actor known for roles such as Killua in “HUNTER×HUNTER”, Bonnie in “Pokemon XY”, and Cure Lemonade/Urara Kasugano in “Yes! PreCure 5″, on stage. She will discuss the special movie created for this occasion.

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL COSPLAYER

      SeeU

      Popular cosplayer SeeU will appear on stage to unveil a costume modeled on JobTribes character “Job God: Idol.” Look forward to seeing how Haruhiko Mikimoto’s elegant designs will look in real life!

      FRI 29 NOV • 3:05PM • AKIBA STAGE
      SAT 30 NOV • 12:00PM • AKIBA STAGE
      SUN 01 DEC • 12:15PM • AKIBA STAGE
      SUN 01 DEC • 12:45PM • AKIBA STAGE

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      LUMICA

      More details to be announced

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      DJ Caesar

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      GinyuforcE

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      DJ Keitan

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      DJ KOMIYA ARISA

      SAT 30 NOV • 1:15PM • AKIBA STAGE
      SUN 01 DEC • 2:45PM • AKIBA STAGE

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      Manga Plus

      Attention aspiring mangaka and manga enthusiasts!
      Are you curious about the happenings in the manga world? This is your chance to find out more from Hosono Shuhei – the Editor in Chief of JUMP+ magazine, and Momiyama Yuta – the Deputy Editor in Chief of JUMP+ magazine during a deepdive session on the manga industry at the Akiba Stage.

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      Shuhei Hosono

      Editor in Chief of JUMP+ magazine

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      Yuta Momiyama

      Deputy Editor in Chief of JUMP+ magazine

      SUN 01 DEC • 1:30PM • AKIBA STAGE

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL EVENT

      Nissin

      #NISSINAFA Wanna proclaim your love for Cup Noodles? Grab your Cup Noodles and slurp away! Show us how enjoyable eating NISSIN Cup Noodles can be and stand a chance to win $300 Fairprice vouchers and a NISSIN hamper. The chosen top 3 will also be invited to C3AFA Singapore!

      Follow these easy steps:
      1. Grab your favourite NISSIN brand Cup Noodles and cook it!
      2. Take a video of you enjoying the noodles
      3. Upload to Tiktok and hashtag #nissinafa

      Top 3 videos with most likes and views will be invited to C3AFASG, and the best video picked by NISSIN will walk away with $300 Fairprice vouchers and a NISSIN hamper!

      SAT 30 NOV • 5:00PM • AKIBA STAGE

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      nob-c

      nob-c is a character designer and illustrator. He is known for his warmth in his illustrations and high attention to detail, with high proficiency in delicate graphics.

      SAT 30 NOV • 2:00PM • AKIBA STAGE

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL EVENT

      SACRA MUSIC

      More details to be announced

      SUN 01 DEC • 2:00PM • AKIBA STAGE

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL EVENT

      SHOWROOM

      More details to be announced

      AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

      Enako

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