Asia’s biggest anime and Japanese Pop Culture Event returns to Indonesia
The first two Anime Festival Asia Indonesia in 2012 and 2013 attracted over 40,000 attendees per year, ending in a resounding success. Following this success and the continuing rise in popularity of Japanese Popular Culture locally, AFA is back to Indonesia for the 3rd time in 2014, bringing a slice of Japanese Pop culture direct from Tokyo to Jakarta. Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2014 (AFAID 2014) will continue to establish itself as Indonesia’s top Anime and Japanese Popular Culture event in the nation, is scheduled for the 15 to 17 of August 2014 in Plenary hall, Balai Sidang Jakarta Convention Center.
Anime and Japanese Popular Culture fans will enjoy an electrifying line-up of anisong (anime songs) stars direct from Japan. They can come face-to-face with Japan’s top talent and latest offerings, complete with premium original merchandise, movie screenings, cosplay-related activities, and maid and butler café. The experience will be akin to being in Japan’s famous Akihabara district.
AFAID 2014 will focus on popular content and the latest trends based on the interest and preferences of the Indonesian audience. It is a satellite event of Anime Festival Asia, Southeast Asia’s biggest and most anticipated showcase of the latest Japanese popular culture, anime content and stars, happening in December 2014, in Singapore.
SOZO, the owners of the Anime Festival Asia brand have teamed up once again with Japan based ZEPP Live, top local concert promoter Marygops Studios and local pop culture media publisher Megindo Group to jointly present Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2014.
AFA ID 2014 Highlights
I ♥ ANISONG
AFAID 2014 will feature a stellar cast of Anisong (Anime Song) J-Pop Singers and groups direct from Japan. Headlining the AFAID 2014 I Love Anisong Concerts will be:
- EGOIST, making their debut appearance at AFAID
- Eir Aoi, making her return to AFAID after her first performance in Jakarta in 2013
- GARNiDELiA, making their first appearance at AFAID
- Hachioji-P, making his debut appearance at AFAID, and provider of the theme song for AFAID13, “Game Over”
- DJ Kazu, returning to AFAID and performing on both concert days at AFAID 2014
- Luna Haruna, making her first appearance at AFAID
- T.M.Revolution, performing for the first time at AFAID following his talk show segment at AFAID13
Apart from the concerts, AFAID 2014 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.
Top cosplay celebrities will also grace the stage at AFAID 2014. A special cosplay championship will be held during the festival with the winner representing Indonesia to compete with the region’s best cosplayers at the Regional Cosplay Championship. The Regional Cosplay Championship will be held in Singapore during the Anime Festival Asia 2014 in December.
MAIN STAGE SPECIALS
The main stage area, held at Jakarta Convention Centre’s Planery Hall is able to host over 3500 attendees at one time, will showcase rare guests from the Anime Industry, including celebrity voice actors, cosplay celebrities, and anime producers. Many exclusive anime movies and special screenings are scheduled for AFAID 2014. More details on featured anime and movies will be announced at a later date.
Visitors to the festival can also experience the iconic Moe Moe Kyun Maid Cafe and Atelier Royale Butler Cafe, exclusively available only at AFA ID 2014, for a memorable dining experience.
AFAID 2014 will be held at the Plenary hall, Balai Sidang Jakarta Convention Center, on the 15, 16 and 17 of August 2014. Several tiers of ticketing will be available to cater to each visitor’s interest.
Anime Festival Asia
15, 16, 17 August 2014
(Friday ~ Sunday)
Jakarta Convention Center,
For more information please contact
AFAID via email
SOZO represents a cutting edge entertainment and you-marketing driven company. Made up of a diverse talented pool of industry professionals, SOZO is focused towards interactive marketing, developing animation and entertainment content and service platforms geared at engaging young adults at both regional and global levels. SOZO’s main mission is focused on delivering highly entertaining pop culture experiences, contents and products that will constantly engage, thrill and excite this young and restless market.
For more information about SOZO, visit: www.sozo.sg
About ZEPP Live
Zepp Live engages in concert hall operation, concert promotion as well as events planning and production. Zepp operates the six “Zepp” concerts hall in 5 of the major cities of Japan, namely Tokyo, Nagoya, Namba, Fukuoka, Sapporo and Divercity. Zepp’s events planning and production division is engaged as an organizer or co-organiser in shows at the above-mentioned Zepp concert halls as well as large music festivals and concerts at other venues in Japan and overseas.
For more information about ZEPP Live, visit: www.zepp.co.jp
About Marygops Studios
Established in 2004, Marygops Studios made their debut in the Indonesia entertainment industry by organizing the famous Singaporean Standup Comedy, Kumar and Company, in 2010. In April 23rd, at Sentul International Convention Centre, Marygops Studios had been successfully pleased the audience with the Justin Bieber World Tour. Marygops Studios are committed to give Indonesia good quality live entertainment by both local and international performers.
For more information about Marygops Studios., visit: www.marygops.com
About Megindo Group
Megindo as a media publisher company which delves in the world of business and entertainment since 1996, is very proud to be a joint sponsor for the AFA 2014. We currently harbor 5 top most media products which consist of Cinemags, Gamestation, Animonstar, Gadget+ and Kiddo magazines. Our company have a vision to always be in the forefront in everything involved with information and innovation, in line with our company motto, “to provide advanced media resulting in the loyalty of clients & customers through the quality of creation & innovation.”
For more information on Megindo, visit: www.megindo.net