SPECIAL GUESTS

 

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUESTS

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CELEBRITY COSPLAYERS

SUN 2 DEC • 12:45PM • DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

AC-bu



AC-bu is a creative team that was formed around 1999. When they were still students in the Tama Art University, they won the NHK Digital Stadium competition with their production “Euro Boys”. As a result, they embarked full-time on their activities as creators.

With an over-realistic illustration style as the base, they have created rich, high-tensioned visuals for various media projects, while at the same time destroyed stereotypes, as they aim to provide a brand new visual experience.

Their main works includes “A Sacred Baboon does Philosophy” on NHK’s Minna no Uta, Masatō Ibu’s official webpage, the “Japanese Table Tennis” short in the movie Tokyo Onlypic, as well as commercials, high-speed kamishibai and GIF mangas. On Pop Team Epic, they are responsible for the Bob Team Epic segments.

 


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SAT 1 DEC • 02:00PM • DAY STAGE

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Ai Furihata

 


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The voice of: Ruby Kurosawa

SAT 1 DEC • 03:00PM • DAY STAGE

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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”, just to name a few.


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SAT 1 DEC • 01:00PM • DAY STAGE

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Atsushi Abe


Born 25 March in Tochigi prefecture. Atsushi Abe is also adept at playing the piano. Some of his main roles include:

  • Toma Kamijo – A Certain Magical Index
  • Moritaka Mashiro – Bakuman
  • Koichi Sakakibara – Another
  • Kokonotsu Shikada – Dagashi Kashi
  • Sogo Osaka – IDOLiSH7

Aside from voicing roles in TV anime, he is also involved in voice work ranging from dubbing of foreign movies to drama CDs and voiced comics.


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SAT 1 DEC • 12:00PM • DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

Ayako Kawasumi


An accomplished voice actress, Ayako Kawasumi has lent her talents to some of anime’s most popular series. Her career has spanned over twenty years and she still continues to wow and delight the fandom! Her turn as the iconic Saber in the Fate series has definitely been one that has not only gained her a worldwide fan base but has also allowed her to play the character in different forms of media which include the recently released mobile game Fate Grand Order.


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FRI 30 NOV • 12:00PM • DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

Eri Sasaki


Born 13 June 1989 in Fukuoka. She started training in classical violin in her youth. Upon enrolling in the Faculty of Integrated Human Studies at Kyoto University, she joined the light music club, and began activities as a singer-songwriter. After graduation, as a creator, while she was creating music exclusively for Sony Music Publishing, she also participated as a vocalist and backing chorus for many works. In 2015, she made her debut as a singer with “Ring of Fortune”, the opening theme song for the TV anime “Plastic Memories”. She was also a surprise guest on the 2nd day of Animelo Summer Live 2015 -THE GATE-. In 2018, she wrote, created and arranged the music for the song “Fuyubiyori”, the ending theme to the popular TV Anime “Laid-Back Camp”. She in highly active in the industry, ranging from working on improvisation live events collaborating with yoga instructors using her soothing voice as a ‘healing songwriter’, as well as being the music director for the musical “Legend of the Milky Way”. She has many hobbies, including: Musicals, movies, watching foreign TV dramas, creating her own accessories, oil painting, cooking, the party game Mafia and more. For more information on the Healing Songwriter unit “Herio”, please see the following link: http://herio.jp/

FRI 30 NOV • 01:00PM • DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

Erii Yamazaki


In 2011, she participated in the 36th Horipro Talent Scout Caravan, an audition for the next generation of voice actors. She emerged as a finalist and was signed to Horipro. In 2013, she made her voice acting debut as Moe Morita in “Samurai Flemenco”. Since then, she has appeared in various TV anime, games, drama CDs and so on, with her popularity and recognition ever increasing. When it comes to her musical activities, alongside Ibuki Kido as part of the unit every♡ing!, she made her artiste debut under King Records. After graduating high school, in November 2016, her solo debut album “Zenbu, Kimi no Sei da” was released under ZERO-A and Nippon Columbia. In February 2018, she held her second ever solo concert at the Ex Theater in Roppongi.


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FRI 30 NOV • 03:00PM • DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

Haruka Terui


Haruka Terui was born 7 March and hails from Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Her hobbies include taking walks and karaoke and has the ability to eat sweet foods very quickly. Apart from voicing roles in anime, she also has multiple credits doing narration for TV as well as voiceovers for games. Some of her main roles include:

  • Sarah – Gundam Build Divers
  • Momoka Sakurai – THE [email protected] CINDERELLA GIRLS
  • Yuki Yuna – Yuki Yuna is a Hero
  • Kobeni Yonomori – Engaged to the Unidentified
  • Shihoru –  Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

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FRI 30 NOV • 02:00PM • AKIBA STAGE
SAT 1 DEC • 12:00PM • AKIBA STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

Minami Tanaka


Minami Tanaka is currently managed by 81 Produce as well as avex Pictures. She’s also currently active as a member of the unit “Wake Up, Girls”. Some of her main roles include: Minami Katayama – Wake Up, Girls! Lily Hoshikawa – Zombie Land Saga Mebuki Kusunoki –  Mebuki Kusonoki is a Hero (Drama CD) Mary Saotome – Kakegurui


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SUN 02 DEC • 03:00PM • DAY STAGE

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Momoyo Koyama


Born 30 November and hails from Hokkaido. She is managed by Stardust Promotion. Some of her main roles include:

  • Karen Aijo – Revue Starlight
  • Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury – Musical adaptation of Sailor Moon

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SAT 1 DEC • 01:45PM • DAY STAGE

DAY 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. He has contributed his work to various projects, including his intepretation of AFA’s very own mascot character Seika, as well as Sakura Asashina, the mascot character of the Anison Fitness program. He is also the lead character designer of the upcoming anime The Price of Smiles, a project celebrating Tatsunoko Production’s 55th Anniversary, airing in January 2019.


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SAT 1 DEC • 12:00PM • DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

Rie Takahashi


Rie Takahashi was born on 27 February in Saitama.

Since her debut as a voice actor in 2013, she has captured the attention of fans with her roles playing different characters in multiple anime and games.

Some of her main roles include Cure Miracle in “MahoGirls Precure!”, Emilia in “Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World”, Mash Kyrielight in “Fate/Grand Order”, etc.

She is also active performing as a member in the voice-actor unit EARPHONES.

 


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FRI 30 NOV • 01:00PM • DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

Rika Abe



Born 20 September in Mie prefecture. Interests include treating her friends to her cooking. She’s also good at giving nicknames to people.

She is credited for several TV anime, including Hresvelgr of Frame Arms Girl, and roles in Riddle Story of Devil and The Pilot’s Love Song.

Other non-anime related credits include the titular character in Summer Lesson: Allison Snow Seven Days Garden as well as Mizuki Makabe in THE [email protected]: Million Live! She also reprises the same role as Makabe in cross-media releases like drama CDs, image songs and live performances.

Catch her on stage during the Frame Arms Girl featured anime stage event at C3 AFA Jakarta!

 


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SAT 1 DEC • 02:00PM • DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

Shuka Saito


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The voice of: You Watanabe

SUN 2 DEC • 01:45PM • DAY STAGE

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Sumire Morohoshi


Born 23 April. She is affiliated with the Himawari Theatre Group (Gekidan Himawari). Some of her roles include:

  • Ichigo Hoshimiya – Aikatsu!
  • Hitoka Yachi – Haikyu!!
  • ‎Hinami Fueguchi – Tokyo Ghoul:re
  • Emma – The Promised Neverland
  • Vanellope von Schweetz – Japanese Dub of Wreck-It Ralph
  • Moogle – Final Fantasy series

FEATURED IN

SUN 02 DEC • 03:00PM • DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

Suzuko Mimori


Suzuko Mimori has roles in many TV Anime, including “Tantei Opera Milky Holmes” “Love Live!”, “Yuki Yuna is a Hero”m “Revue Starlight” amongst others. She debuted as a solo artiste in April 2013 with her single, “Aitai yo… Aitai yo!”, and celebrated her 5th anniversary in 2018. On 27 June 2018, her 4th solo album ‘tone.’ was released. With ‘tone’ (tint) being the central theme, various ‘tones’ (music) was presented, helped the presence of a luxurious lineup of music creators. On 4 August the same year, and then on 12 August, she held to great success, “MIMORI SUZUKO 5thAnniversary LIVE five tones” at the Grand Cube Osaka and Pacifico Yokohama respectively. Coming up, she will be releasing a concept mini album “holiday mode” on 20 February 2019.


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SAT 1 DEC • 12:00PM • DAY STAGE

DAY STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

Yosuke Shiokawa


DELiGHTWORKS / FGO Project Creative Producer

He began his career in 2000 when he joined Square Co., Ltd. (presently Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.). He was then seconded to SQUARE ENIX, INC. (North America) in 2009. After holding positions in Square Enix Holdings, and Tokyo RPG Factory, He joined DELiGHTWORKS Inc. as a Creative Producer. In 2018, he became involved with the FGO Project as the Creative Producer, and is concurrently the studio head of DELiGHTWORKS SWALLOWTAIL Studios.


FEATURED IN

DAY STAGE • STAGE MC

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 • STAGE MC

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 • STAGE MC

Reiko


Reiko is a Japanese/English bilingual emcee & voice-over artiste based in Singapore. Born in Yokohama, she has spent her childhood and adolescence travelling between Singapore and Tokyo. She had always wanted to pursue a path to bring the two countries closer together.

Her career in the media industry took off in 2007, when she debuted as a radio DJ for a J-Pop music chart programme at a local radio station. Since being appointed as the main stage emcee for AFA’s inaugural edition in 2008, she has grown and evolved as an emcee alongside of the event. This year, she is thrilled and excited to be able to celebrate the event’s 10th Anniversary with the many AFA friends from around the world.

 

FRI 30 NOV • 03:30PM • AKIBA STAGE
SAT 1 DEC • 12:45PM • AKIBA STAGE
SUN 2 DEC • 12:55PM • AKIBA STAGE

AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

DEAR KISS


In April 2016, DEAR KISS officially started. It has been decided that they will appear in TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL known as one of the biggest idol events, only after 4 months from the debut. Their first mini album reached 1st placei n J-POP charts‘ Orikon Daily’. They held the first live concert at Shinjuku BLAZE on 20th August 2016. On that stage, they incorporated Saki Shishima’s ideas and which enabled them to introduce many kinds of directions such as the stage mixing dance and projected image, debuted 3 songs, focusing on singing without dancing and so on. Despite the fact that they are still a new face, they attract audiences with very challenging performance. As a result, the solo live performance ended very successfully. They held the 2nd solo concert at Shibuya TSUTAYA O-WEST on 23rd November 2016. After releasing their first single SHINY SHY GIRL that achieved 5th rank in the Oricon daily, they had the new song’s event almost every day for one month, followed by the 2nd solo concert. The concert made a huge success with full of fans. In spring 2017, they made a drastic step of touring 7 different cities all over Japan. Twitter: https://twitter.com/dearkiss_/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DEAR-KISS-1115507868604027/ Official HP: http://dearkiss.net Official Blog: https://lineblog.me/dearkiss_official/


Saki Shishima Date of Birth: 9th February Place of Birth: Fukuoka Pref. Blood Type: A Specialty: Nutrition Calculation Hobbies: Sweating / well proportioned (self-claimed) Blog:「Sapi Log」 http://ameblo.jp/sapis/ Twitter:@saki_shishima

Miiwa Yamasaki Date of Birth: 19th August Place of Birth: Fukuoka Pref. Blood Type: A Specialty: Being able to sleep at anywhere Hobbies: Reading, Watching TV Dramas Twitter:@miiwa_orange

Rikako Saito Date of Birth: 31st October Place of Birth: Tokyo Blood Type: B Specialty: Singing, Dancing, Acrobat Hobbies: Shopping, visiting cafes, Cooking sweets, Watching films Twitter:@1996_1031RIKAKO

Nonoko Date of Birth: 29th June Place of Birth: Oita Pref. Blood Type: B Specialty: Singing, Dancing Twitter:@nontaso2525 Instagram:nontaso2525

Iyama Maho Date of Birth: 13th January Place of Birth: Kanagawa Pref. Blood Type: B Specialty: Dancing Hobbies: Dancing Twitter:@mhtan_44 Instagram:mhtan_44

AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

GinyuforceE


Wotagei performers GinyuforcE is a creator and pioneer of glow art performance called CYALUME DANCE. They dance in dark environments with glow sticks in hand to add a spectacle to the performance with curving and straight lines expressed by the light of Cyalume glow sticks.

This cool choreographed dance performance posted on YouTube took the world by storm and Cyalume Dance is now expanding its popularity and it’s not just for Wotaku in Japan.

GinyuforcE has been appearing in various CM and movie works, their dance is highly recognized as one of the important factor for contents production.

They now perform at many events overseas and hope to spread this entertainment culture from Japan throughout the entire world.

SAT 01 DEC • 03:30PM • AKIBA STAGE
SUN 02 DEC • 2:35PM • AKIBA STAGE

AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

DJ CAESAR


A pioneer in the Japanese anisong DJ world, DJ Caesar is known for cosplaying while performing. He is also the owner of ANILOVE!! DJ Party. Known for his short mix style, which involves cutting out and stringing together the most memorable parts of songs in quick succession.

Popular with his youthful audience, he released the Shounen JUMP Official Mix CD in 2018 which took 5th place in the Oricon charts. He is also the only anisong DJ to break the 18,000-mark in Twitter followers.

SAT 01 DEC • 01:25PM • AKIBA STAGE

AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

DJ HOSAKA☆


 DJ HOSAKA☆ is a well-known DJ who is active in various fields, such as songwriting, events planning, scripting and so on.

In 2013 with DJ Caesar, the legendary pioneer of Anisong DJ in Japan who has remixed tracks for Weekly Shonen Jump’s CDs, DJ HOSAKA☆ performed as a resident DJ at Japan’s largest DJ party “ANILOVE”.

He has DJ’d for FLOW and been supporting many stages of Anisong artists.

His playing field is now expanding and he’s making the world his stage.

Multi creator who does songwriting, DJing, scripting and staging.

Started his career from the internet activity, now he hosts numbers of events that mobilize more than 1,000 people.

His playing field has no limitations – besides engaging in official remixes of anime theme songs,

he’s active in performing DJs at World Cosplay Summits and Voice Actor Live events, etc.

SAT 01 DEC • 02:15PM • AKIBA STAGE

AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL STAGE

Frame Arms Girl


The popular mecha anime will be making its appearance on the Akiba Stage with participation from the voice actress, Erii Yamazaki and Rika Abe. This time for some fun activities with a chance for fans to bring home some prizes and more! 

Look forward to this stage!

FRI 30 NOV • 01:50PM • AKIBA STAGE

AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

GEMS COMPANY


GEMS COMPANY is an idol group produced by Square Enix.
The project is started on August 2018 with Yosuke Saito from「NieR」series as a Producer of the group.

Each member of the group is currently active on YouTube and ready to take upcoming exciting challenges that will bring the group to bigger stages.

This time we can not go to Singapore, but we will be appearing on a special video for the event.
We hope more people from overseas to know about us and support us.

Come meet us anytime on our YouTube channel!

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBvICYXxPK8PkoocBGnmeHA

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gems_company

SAT 01 DEC • 01:25PM • AKIBA STAGE

AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

KMNZ (KEMONOZ)


KMNZ (KEMONOZ) is a VIRTUAL HIP-HOP GIRLS DUO consists of Lita and Liz. Since their debut on June 2018, they have received lots of attention and their fans called “KMNHZ (KEMONO HEADS)” are increasing rapidly.

「VR – Virtual Reality」KMNZ’s original song produced by leading Kawaii Future Bass artist “Snail’s House” have ranked number 1  on iTunes Hip-Hop Chart on the first day of release (August 7th). The other song in collaboration with Leotardbuta, Ponpoko, Peanuts-kun have also become the top of the chart on the first day of its release. Their music have attracted many artist (in real world) and even some of them become their fans. In October, KMNZ have launched an online store「KMNSUPPLY」where they sell exclusive items of their own clothing brand. All the item went sold out in first 10 minutes after the store open. Fashion is another keyword and strong point that KMNZ have.

KMNZ have been active mainly in YouTube and Twitter, trying to connect virtual world and real world with POWER that they have. Please do check out and support KMNZ!

Lita
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kmnzlita
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwuS0uY-Z2Gr_5OV2oFybFA

Liz
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kmnzliz
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMpIxnySp7Fy5SbZ8dBv2w

 

AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

TAKETERU SUNAMORI


Taketeru Sunamori is Composer and author in Japan.

In 2009, He presented his first sound novel movie on Niconico Douga as a indie creator, and became the first generation of “Net-Creator” in Japan. In 2013, He released the first major-label album from FLYING DOG. He wrote the novel as author with this album, and this novel was published by KADOKAWA DENGEKI, the most famous publisher in the light-novel genre. After that, he is known as double-jobbing creator, as a composer and as a novelist.

Recently, he composed game music, including Square-Enix’s smash hit game “Grimmsnotes”. And with the company, he joined to official concert tour as writer, including “Final Fantasy” and “Kingdom Hearts”. In 2017, He started the carrier as DJ.

He performed in Asia, Europe, North and South America.

AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

DJ 29MEAT – TOMOTAKA MISAWA


Movie, TV, with animation, drama, CM, corporate VP, variety shows, music programs, such as music clips, an experience that has made the production of video works of all genres, video production producer. In recent years, the movie “Gothic & Lolita Psycho”, I engaged in central in “High Tension ☆ Please” such as the position of planning and production, etc. in many of the topics of the movie.
September 2011 in the movie that has been published in Japan “Assassin” is called a hot topic among overseas buyers in the film market in Cannes, France, including Korea screenings from January 2012, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam , sales deployment begins from Taiwan and Asian countries, North America, also declined sales expansion in Europe.

Currently, it is planned and produced the local Animation of Urawa “Urawa no Usagi-chan”, was awarded the “Community Business Award” at the Saitama City New Business Award 2014.

In recent years, he is also acting as an animation song DJ.

SUN 02 DEC • 1:45PM • AKIBA STAGE

AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

Kaede Yuasa


Kaede Yuasa was a film editor in an animation company before she became a voice actress, which was beneficial for her voice acting career.

She has gained extended experiences in her voice acting roles in numerous works including:

  • “Hinaroji – From Luck & Logic ~” (Kiritani Karen)
    ●”Gunslinger Stratos” (Maguma)
    ●”Monster girls ~ Ultra monster animation plan ~” (Zandrias)
    ●”RELEASE THE SPYCE” (Niigaki Ayumu)
    ●”SSSS.GRIDMAN(Tonkawa)
    ●”Ultraman R / B” (D.R.L.N)

She is now thriving on her career path as a voice actress.

SUN 02 DEC • 1:45PM • AKIBA STAGE

AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

Naoki”naotyu-“Chiba


Born on Apr. 13th, 1988 in HOKKAIDO, Japan. At the age of 13, he started to use MIDI and wrote original songs.

He started to put out his music as “naotyu-” and ended up working for various projects including his own self-financed album and popular games. After making quite an impression in the Japanese Electric Music Scene, in 2012, he changed his name to Naoki”naotyu-“Chiba. Now he writes music for various popular J-Pop artists, Anime, games, and movies. He is well-versed in Motorsports and boasts his love for his hometown Hokkaido.

http://www.naotyu-studio7.com/

-3B junior “Hajimarino Hajimari”

-MomoiroClover “ZenryokuShoujo”

-Game soundtrack “GRAN TURISMO 6 (PlayStation®3)”

-Nakajima Megumi “Zanzouno Avalon”

AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

YuNi


 

The World’s First Virtual Singer

She started her career by uploading cover videos on YouTube

She recently launched her private label “yunion.wave” last 26th October 2018

At the same time, she released her first single “Transparent Voice” (透明声彩)

The track reached #3 on iTunes, and #1 on the iTunes Electronic charts

 

Twitter @yuni_vsinger

YouTube:  YuNi – virtual singer –

 

Official Hashtags
Music: #YuniMelo

Art: #YuniArt

SAT 1 DEC • 11:55AM • AKIBA STAGE
SUN 2 DEC • 03:15PM • AKIBA STAGE

AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

Usagi


• 20 years old, Singapore
• Won a Grand Prix prize of 「Asia Anisong-Singer Audition(AAA)」 held at 「Anime Festival Asia(A.F.A) Singapore2014」 in Singapore
• Occupation : Student
• Hobby:Singing、Reading、Watching Anime
• Favorite Singer:Nana Mizuki
• Special abilities: Able to mimic different accents of people speaking English
And also imitate vocaloids singing

FRI 30 NOV • 12:00PM • AKIBA STAGE
SAT 1 DEC • 11:55AM • AKIBA STAGE

AKIBA STAGE SPECIAL GUEST

DJ Soba


Newcomer 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

LOCAL HEROES


SUN 02 DEC • 11:10AM • AKIBA STAGE

AKIBA STAGE LOCAL HEROES

愛、Twintail


愛, Twintail is a local Japanese-idol concept group formed in July 2018. Their name reflects strongly on the “twintail” hairstyle that is commonly shared among the group.

The group consists of five members: Maya (Orange represent), Rein (Pink represent), Miki (White represent), Lucia (Red represent), Yuukira (Green represent). With each member adding a different colour to the group through their unique and charming personalities, they hope that their adorable and energetically hyped concept can power up the audiences!

SAT 01 DEC • 06:50PM • AKIBA STAGE

AKIBA STAGE LOCAL HEROES

INTRIQUETTE


Intriquette is a dance crew comprising of 5 girls who love dancing to various genres of Japanese music. They have performed for several J-culture events in the past 2 years. This AFA, Intriquette will be bringing you a mix of different dance styles showcasing both J-pop and anime music.

SUN 02 DEC • 11:50AM • AKIBA STAGE

AKIBA STAGE LOCAL HEROES

NATSUIRO PARTY


Natsuiro Party is an all-girl group that specialises in J-pop sing-and-dance performances. Having formed in 2016, Natsuiro Party has been actively performing locally and overseas, most notably at Anime Festival Asia, STGCC, and recently opening for Japanese idol group Ready To Kiss’s Asia tour in Bangkok.

FRI 30 NOV • 07:00PM • AKIBA STAGE

AKIBA STAGE LOCAL HEROES

RAE


An aspiring singer-songwriter, Rae’s interest in music had stemmed from a very young age. Rae finds joy in finding hidden jems in the different genres of music that she listens to and hopes to someday share her own originals with everyone. Performing songs that she holds dear to her heart, Rae hopes to connect with the audience and create a world without borders through music.

SUN 02 DEC • 11:30AM • AKIBA STAGE

AKIBA STAGE LOCAL HEROES

REIKOMARU


REIKOMARU or Komarun, in short, is a Singapore born Cosplayer turned Idol signed under Hibikipro (JP), known for her signature stage look, complete with silver hair, glasses, and bad puns. Reiko’s passion has always been Cosplay, dancing, and memes.

After Komarun’s departure from Tokimeki JUMP on May 9th, 2018, she is now challenging herself to step out of her comfort zone to perform on more ambitious stages, one step at a time in the name of passion. Komarun is covering songs in likes of THE I[email protected] and other Japanese Idols songs, closing the gap between 2D & 3D Idols.

SAT 01 DEC • 06:30PM • AKIBA STAGE

AKIBA STAGE LOCAL HEROES

TOKIMEKI JUMP


Tokimeki JUMP is a 4-girl Japanese-pop (J-pop) performance group from Singapore. The group debuted at a popular local Japanese culture convention, Anime Festival Asia, in November 2016 and has since guested and performed at several major local events such as EOY J-culture Festival and Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention – STGCC. Gaining international presence, Tokimeki JUMP has recently guested at “Bangkok Idol Space 2018” in Thailand, Bangkok.

Tokimeki JUMP strives to portray a unique image of both “Kawaii” (cute) and “Kakkoii” (cool). The group’s core performance is “Odottemita”, but has also dabbled in covering songs from Japanese idol groups such as Dempagumi.inc and The World Standard (Wa-suta) to increase their repertoire.

The group self-produces their original merchandises, such as T-shirts, penlights and badges.
With their passion for the “Odottemita” scene, Tokimeki JUMP took it upon themselves to organize Singapore’s first Odottemita-only event, OdoStep, in October 2017, which involved 17 local performers and saw over 100 attendees.

The group self-organized their first One-Man Live in June 2018, where Reiko graduated and new member, Eve, was introduced. The event included a 2-hour show and was attended by over 70 fans.

Tokimeki JUMP hopes to continue growing as a performance group, to provide quality performances to their audience.

SAT 01 DEC • 07:10PM • AKIBA STAGE

AKIBA STAGE LOCAL HEROES

UTA


I am Uta, formerly Usagi, and hope to perform at this year’s Akiba Stage to sing to the crowd at AFA 2018.

Achievements include:

JAS NHK cup 2013 Champion 
Right after was invited to a Japanese TV show Kanjani no shiwake Special episode to compete with a veteran singer and won.
FRI 30 NOV • 11:30AM • AKIBA STAGE

AKIBA STAGE LOCAL HEROES

VANILLE ALTZY


A DJ from Singapore, Vanille started learning DJ 6 years ago and did not make a public performance until December 2017. He has recently returned from his first overseas performance in Tokyo’s most popular anisong club, Akihabara MOGRA.

With his experience there, he aims to show the locals a better performance as compared to his last local performance and hopes the dancefloor will be lit and groovy.

SUN 02 DEC • 10:15AM • AKIBA STAGE

AKIBA STAGE LOCAL HEROES

Wind Ensemble Nippon Singapore – WENS


WENS is an amateur music band established in Jul 2014 and performs various types of music in a form of wind orchestra.
Today we perform Japanese songs.

FRI 30 NOV • 01:15PM • AKIBA STAGE
FRI 30 NOV • 02:00PM • Canon Photo Booth (Phototaking)
FRI 30 NOV • 03:00PM • Nissin Talkshow
FRI 30 NOV • 05:00PM • Nissin Photo Session
SAT 1 DEC • 01:50PM • AKIBA STAGE
SAT 1 DEC • 03:00PM • AFA SHOP Appearance
SAT 1 DEC • 05:20PM • AKIBA STAGE
SUN 2 DEC • 11:45AM • Side of AKIBA STAGE (Autograph Session)
SUN 2 DEC • 02:00PM • Canon Photo Booth (Phototaking)

CELEBRITY COSPLAYER

Angie


Malaysia Popular Malaysian cosplayer, Angie has charmed many fans around the world with her cute and bubbly personality. Well-versed in dress forms and tailoring, having studied fashion previously, Angie crafts her cosplay costumes with much passion and love. Angie’s popularity skyrocketed when she cosplayed Asuna from anime series, Sword Art Online as she was spot-on with the portrayal of the character.

FRI 30 NOV • 11:00AM • Canon Photo Booth (Phototaking)
FRI 30 NOV • 12:45PM • AKIBA STAGE
FRI 30 NOV • 01:30PM • Flowerknows Booth (Product Intro)
FRI 30 NOV • 03:30PM • Flowerknows Booth (Phototaking)
FRI 30 NOV • 05:30PM • Flowerknows Booth (Autograph Session)
SAT 1 DEC • 12:15PM • Flowerknows Booth (Product Intro)
SAT 1 DEC • 02:00PM • Flowerknows Booth (Autograph Session)
SAT 1 DEC • 03:00PM • Canon Photo Booth (Phototaking)
SAT 1 DEC • 04:00PM • Flowerknows Booth (Phototaking)
SAT 1 DEC • 05:20PM • AKIBA STAGE
SUN 2 DEC • 12:00PM • Flowerknows Booth (Product Intro)
SUN 2 DEC • 01:25PM • AKIBA STAGE
SUN 2 DEC • 02:00PM • Flowerknows Booth (Phototaking)
SUN 2 DEC • 02:45PM • Flowerknows Booth (Autograph Session)

CELEBRITY COSPLAYERS

Baozi & Hana


China Baozi 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. Hana 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. Hana loves experimenting makeup. He is able to create various looks with a swipe of his brushes. He and Baozi has since started their own cosmetics line, Flower Knows.

FRI 30 NOV • 04:00PM • Canon Photo Booth (Phototaking)
FRI 30 NOV • 05:50PM • AKIBA STAGE
SAT 1 DEC • 11:45AM • AKIBA STAGE
SAT 1 DEC • 12:30PM • Nissin Talkshow
SAT 1 DEC • 01:15PM • Side of AKIBA STAGE (Autograph Session)
SAT 1 DEC • 02:30PM • AFA SHOP Appearance
SAT 1 DEC • 03:00PM • Nissin Booth Photo Session
SAT 1 DEC • 05:20PM • AKIBA STAGE
SUN 2 DEC • 12:00PM • Canon Photo Booth (Phototaking)
SUN 2 DEC • 02:30PM • AFA SHOP Appearance

CELEBRITY COSPLAYER

HedY


Taiwan

Hedy 煙煙 is a cosplayer from Taiwan. She has been involved in cosplay-related events for more than 15 years. From taking up cosplay as a hobby and now cosplay becoming as part of her career, not only has she learnt how to make her own costumes and props for most of her cosplays. Due to her constant efforts and outstanding results of her cosplay work, she was approached by a Taiwan artist management company to sign as their artist. She has been in the Showbiz industry for the past 2 years, taking part in all kinds of corporate events, and even participating in competitions! Now, Hedy is still working with the ACG artist management company in Taiwan.

 

FRI 30 NOV • 12:00PM • Canon Photo Booth (Phototaking)
FRI 30 NOV • 01:00PM • Nissin Booth Talkshow
FRI 30 NOV • 02:25PM • AKIBA STAGE
FRI 30 NOV • 04:00PM • Nissin Booth Photo Session
SAT 1 DEC • 01:00PM • AFA SHOP Appearance
SAT 1 DEC • 02:45PM • AKIBA STAGE
SAT 1 DEC • 05:20PM • AKIBA STAGE
SUN 2 DEC • 02:00PM • Side of AKIBA STAGE (Autograph Session)
SUN 2 DEC • 03:00PM • Canon Photo Booth (Phototaking)

CELEBRITY COSPLAYER

Hakken


Malaysia 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 cisplayer 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.

FRI 30 NOV • 04:10PM • AKIBA STAGE
FRI 30 NOV • 05:00PM • Canon Photo Booth (Phototaking)
SAT 1 DEC • 11:30PM • Nissin Booth Talkshow
SAT 1 DEC • 12:35PM • AKIBA STAGE
SAT 1 DEC • 04:00PM • Nissin Booth Photo Session
SAT 1 DEC • 05:20PM • AKIBA STAGE
SUN 2 DEC • 01:00PM • Canon Photo Booth (Phototaking)
SUN 2 DEC • 03:00PM • Side of Akiba Stage (Meet and Greet Session)

CELEBRITY COSPLAYER

KANAME☆


Japan KANAME☆ made his cosplay debut in December 2007. He’s now active as an official cosplayer for various Japanese anime and games. Besides being the cosplay model, he also creates and supervises the making of costumes and weapon props. As a prominent male cosplayer from Japan, he is active overseas as well – KANAME☆ has been invited to many events in other countries for fan meetings, live performances, to be a judge at numerous competitions, and more. He has also appeared in many overseas events as a famous male cosplayer of Japan. With his high level of quality and realism in his cosplays over the years such as Cloud of “Final Fantasy VII Advent Children” to Ichigo of “Bleach” and Portgas D.Ace of “One Piece”, KANAME☆ continues to wow fans all over the world. KANAME☆ is currently the cosplay Ambassador for Anime Festival Asia. Cosplayers Archive: https://www.cosp.jp/prof.aspx?id=8491

FRI 30 NOV • 01:00PM • Canon Photo Booth (Phototaking)
FRI 30 NOV • 02:55PM • AKIBA STAGE
SAT 1 DEC • 01:00PM • Canon Photo Booth (Phototaking)
SAT 1 DEC • 02:30PM • Side of AKIBA STAGE (Autograph Session)
SAT 1 DEC • 05:20PM • AKIBA STAGE
SUN 2 DEC • 12:00PM • AFA SHOP Appearance
SUN 2 DEC • 01:30PM • Nissin Talkshow
SUN 2 DEC • 02:25PM • AKIBA STAGE
SUN 2 DEC • 03:00PM • Nissin Photo Session

CELEBRITY COSPLAYER

Siutao


Hong Kong Hailing from Hong Kong, Siutao is known for a variety of cosplays mostly from games, stemming from her love for games and having been commissioned to do a variety of game related cosplays. First known for her portrayal of characters from the then hit browser game, Kantai Collection, Siutao is passionate about making her cosplays, especially with regards to props. She typically loves to cosplay cute, energetic characters as she feels it is a representation of her character as a person.

FRI 30 NOV • 03:00PM • Canon Photo Booth (Phototaking)
FRI 30 NOV • 05:20PM • AKIBA STAGE
SAT 1 DEC • 12:00PM • Canon Photo Booth (Phototaking)
SAT 1 DEC • 03:30PM • Side of AKIBA STAGE (Autograph Session)
SAT 1 DEC • 05:20PM • AKIBA STAGE
SUN 2 DEC • 12:30PM • Nissin Talk Show
SUN 2 DEC • 01:00PM • AFA SHOP Appearance
SUN 2 DEC • 02:30PM • Nissin Booth Photo Session
SUN 2 DEC • 03:05PM • AKIBA STAGE

CELEBRITY COSPLAYER

YingTze


Malaysia YingTze is a International Cosplayer from Malaysia, has been cosplaying since 2005. She is also a Gamer, Streamer and Brand Ambassador of ASUS Republic Of Gamers Malaysia and Digi. Besides cosplaying, she streams on Youtube regularly: She enjoys a variety of games, namely Mobile Legends, Azur Lane, Fortnite, and horror survival games.