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FRIDAY 24 NOV
When entrances to a different dimension known as the "Mato" emerge all over Japan, a new resource known as "Peaches" are discovered which give unique abilities only to women. However, dangerous monsters called "Yomotsu Shuuki" also roam throughout the Mato and have been responsible for various disasters ever since. To combat them, the government formed the Anti-demon Corps, an elite group of women who have received power from the Peaches.
One day, a high school student named Yuuki Wakura was walking home from school when he suddenly got lost in a Mato entrance. When he calls for help, he is immediately rescued by Kyouka Uzen, the chief of the Seventh Unit of the Anti-demon Corps. Recognizing his potential while also needing him to make her Peach power more effective, she asks that Yuuki join the Anti-demon Corps by becoming her slave, a position he might find more enjoyable than he initially would have thought...
Shigure Ui is a self-proclaimed 16-year-old who likes drawing and high school girls. Working mainly as a freelance illustrator, she has contributed works for light novels, games, and TCGs, and is also the character designer for the popular VTuber Subaru Ozora.
As of September 2023, subscribers to Shigure Ui’s YouTube channel have broken the 1 million mark.
Join her armada of fans during her live drawing session on Friday (24th November) at the Day Stage! She will also be giving tips to help you level up your illustrations – don’t miss it!
Tales of Wedding Rings
Satou, an ordinary student like any other, secretly harbored feelings for his childhood friend, Hime. One day, when he mustered the courage to confess, Hime suddenly informed him that she had to move far away, leading to an abrupt separation.
Unable to give up his love, Satou followed Hime and found himself in a completely different world. As it turned out, Hime was one of the “Ring Princesses”, a group of five princesses in this alternate world.
Satou was immediately asked by Hime to marry her and take on the role of the 'Ring King,confronting threats to the world as a hero. Furthermore, to unlock the true power of the rings, he needed to marry the remaining four princesses as well...!?
And so begins a fantasy tale of married life in a different world with these five princesses ―!
AFA2023 Official Ambassador
Welcome idol, cosplayer, and radio personality Iori Moe as AFASG 2023 Official Ambassador!
Iori has a total of 4.55 million followers on social media, has appeared on the cover of more than 130 Japanese magazines, and is highly popular as a video game streamer. She has worked on many popular titles such as Higashi Ribe, Re:Zero, Kisekoi, Arknights, and more!
Come meet her at AFA Singapore 2023!
SATURDAY 25 NOV
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2
A 34-year-old unemployed recluse, one day, is kicked out of his house by his family and dies in a traffic accident... Or so he thought.
In the blink of an eye, he is reincarnated in a different world of swords and magic as Rudeus. Drawing on experiences and regrets from his previous life, he vows to live earnestly this time. Rudeus grows through encounters with various people and magical training, embarking on a magnificent and harsh adventure triggered by a transmigration incident in his homeland, the Fittoa region.
After returning to his hometown through hardship, Rudeus, united with his beloved Eris the next morning, is devastated when she suddenly disappears.
He had contemplated withdrawing from the world, resigned to his fate as a recluse like in his previous life, but with the determination to find his mother Zenith, the only family member missing due to the transmigration incident, he sets out on his journey once more.
Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian
Alya-san, who sits next to Masachika Kuze, always gives him the cold shoulder. However, she sometimes blurts out a few flirtatious words to him in Russian. Masachika never misses a word of it. That’s because Masachika has native-level Russian listening skills!
Alya-san, who thinks he doesn’t understand and sometimes blurts out words of affection. Masachika, who understands the meaning but pretends not to. Where will their love story which keeps you grinning take them!?
The Unwanted Undead Adventurer
Even in death, he aims for the top...
“... I’m gonna be a Mythril, no matter what!”
Ten years have passed since Rentt first made that vow. Ten years spent polishing his skills with the blade, studying lore, and helping out at the adventurer’s guild, but he’s still only Bronze rank. Still, every day he delves into the dungeon and gives it his all. And then one day, when exploring an unknown area of a beginner dungeon called the “Watermoon Labyrinth,” he is eaten by a dragon.
He thinks his life is over, but instead awakens to find himself in the form of a skeleton, the weakest monster of all. Instead of giving into despair, though, he starts to think about what he can do to change his fate. He uses the monster’s power of “existence evolution” to try and get stronger and stronger, and one day become human once more.
Rentt, now an undead, resumes his journey to become a Mythril rank adventurer.
LAM x Kureiji Ollie from hololive Indonesia
The unbeatable tandem returns to the stage at AFA Singapore 2023! Top illustrator LAM and SUPER KAWAII ZOMBIE IDOL, KU KU KU KUREIJI OLLIE DESU~ are back for another high-energy show!
LAM works extensively on character design, visual works, and book illustrations. Meanwhile, Kureiji Ollie is zombie high school girl risen from her grave. She headed home, relying on memories retained from when she was still alive. Upon arriving, she discovered it had turned into a ramen shop! And so, in order to reclaim her house, she decided to become a VTuber.
SUNDAY 26 NOV
With over 72 million copies of the comic series sold and a total box office revenue of 19.3 billion yen from the live-action movie series, the legendary masterpiece loved by all generations worldwide, Rurouni Kenshin comes back to life as a brand-new TV anime in 2023.
The original work was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1994, and in 1996 it was made into a TV anime for the first time. Since then, it has undergone numerous developments, from OVAs to theatrical releases, and now with Rurouni Kenshin: The Hokkaido Arc serializing in Jump SQ.
This long-awaited work aims to reconstruct the original story from the first episode using the latest animation technology, to create a Rurouni Kenshin anime that will appeal to current anime fans.
For the animation production, talented staff such as director Hideyo Yamamoto (Strike the Blood) and Hideyuki Kurata (Made in Abyss) for series composition were gathered. The cast members will be renewed, with Soma Saito in the role of Kenshin Himura.
After nearly 30 years of serialization, the new TV anime Rurouni Kenshin is finally available on VOD Platforms.
A classic, universal, and unfading tale…
Returns again to present the fierce convictions of beloved characters vividly――
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is based on the manga series by Koyoharu Gotoge published under SHUEISHA’s JUMP COMICS, which consists of 23 volumes and over 150 million copies in publication. The animation production is by ufotable.
The story begins when Tanjiro Kamado, a boy whose family is killed by a demon, joins the Demon Slayer Corps to turn his younger sister Nezuko back into a human after she is transformed into a demon. In April 2019, the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba first premiered with the Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc, followed by the release of the feature film Mugen Train in October 2020, and the TV series Mugen Train Arc and Entertainment District Arc from 2021 through 2022. In February 2023, the world tour Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- premiered, and soon after, the TV anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc aired/streamed starting April. The production of the new TV anime series Hashira Training Arc which features Tanjiro, his comrades, and Hashira on a new journey has been confirmed.
It has captivated the hearts and minds of fans worldwide with its tragic tale of humans versus demons, intense sword fighting, charming characters, and even comical scenes.
An animation production company founded in June 2011 by former Madhouse producer Masao Maruyama.
In April 2016, Manabu Otsuka, a member of the founding team, was appointed president.
Since its founding, the company has planned and produced a variety of genre-independent visual works, mainly TV animation, but also films, web animation, etc.
Representative works include “Yuri!!! on ICE", "Zombie Land Saga", " "ATTACK ON TITAN" The Final Season", "JUJUTSU KAISEN 0", "Chainsaw Man", and others.
CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD will+Dress Season 3
In allowing beginners to quickly gain strength by using the excellent plays by strong fighters as a base, the "UNI app" brought about drastic change and became a dream program with worldwide popularity, leading Vanguard to be dominated by the Uniformers.
Masanori schemes in the shadows, the mysterious man Shirogane has a string of tournament victories, Halona finally reveals her true strength, Sophie continues to hold the seat of the strongest, and Jinki aims to create the "ultimate fight" to fulfill his brother's dying wish.
The ideal world envisioned by AI GUI is slowly coming to fruition, a world where everyone can become the strongest.
Despite the disadvantages, Yu-yu and his friends reject this monotonous Vanguard, and continue to fight for the sake of enjoyable cardfights with individuality!