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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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Ai Furihata

 


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The voice of: Ruby Kurosawa

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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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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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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/

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shuka Saito


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The voice of: You Watanabe

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

 

LOCAL HEROES


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AI TWINTAIL


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 [email protected] and other Japanese Idols songs, closing the gap between 2D & 3D Idols.

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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.

AKIBA STAGE LOCAL HEROES

UTA


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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.