SOZO, the organizer of Anime Festival Asia (AFA) announced the first AFA SINGAPORE 2020 ONLINE to be held on December 5-6.
The event will be available free to view for audiences in Southeast Asia on their official Youtube channel and on animefestival.asia/online2020.
This year’s theme will be “Isekai Masquerade” and the organizers describe it as follows:
Welcoming fans to a brand new dimension of Anime Festival Asia! The new key visual to reflect this concept features two versions of Seika — a magnificent artwork that is a special collaboration between Seika’s signature illustrator NOB-C, and for the first time ever popular illustrator LAM!
This year will feature over 40 guests and top names from Japan’s entertainment industry, which include 22/7, Aimu Sora, Amy Sakaguchi, Anly, Artgerm, Asaka, ASCA, Ayaka Ohashi, BLUE ENCOUNT, Burnout Syndromes, COALAMODE., DISH//, Eir Aoi, EXiNA, FLOW, halca, JUNNA, KANAME☆, KISIDA KYODAN & THE AKEBOSI ROCKETS, KOEDA, Koji Saito, LiSA, Liyuu, Lozareena, May’n, Miki Saito, Moona Hoshinova, Nekota Ashu, ORESAMA, PELICAN FANCLUB, ReoNa, Rithe, Ryokuoushoku Shakai, Seven Billion Dots, Shogo Yano, SPYAIR, SUKIMASWITCH, the peggies, Tomori Kusunoki, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, yanaginagi, YOASOBI and Yui Ninomiya. More guests will be announced soon.
Animelo Summer Live, Japan’s biggest anisong concert is also scheduled to take place during AFA Singapore 2020 Online.
Hip-Hop sensation “Paradox Live” makes their debut appearance at the event. It will feature the rappers of Akan Yatsura and cozmez, Shogo Yano (Reo Maruyama) and Toshiyuki Toyonaga
A special segment for “Cells at Work!” Special Screening Edition, a film set between the previous first season and the upcoming second season of the TV anime adaptation, will also held.
The event will also feature several special features and segments:
- May’n talks about her experiences in her countless appearance in AFA Singapore with Aimu Sora of Sora’s Senpai Club
- Amaki (22/7) takes on the Singapore Quiz Challenge
- Moona Hoshinova from Hololive Indonesia tackles the “Can You Spot The Anime?” Challenge!
- KANAME☆, a veteran Japanese cosplayer will be using the wonders of technology to show us around Singapore
- Japanese cosplayer Nekota Ashu with Singapore’s Rithe talk about similarities and differences of cosplay in Singapore and Indonesia.
Participants can also join to these online competitions.
“Guess the Anime” returns to tickle everyone’s brains about their favourite anime. Winners of “Guess the Anime” will receive amazing prize hampers.
A new competition called “AFA Cosplay Singles: AFA Singapore Memories” is inviting all cosplayers to dig through their photo archives for their very best shots at previous AFA Singapore events. The winner of the competition will receive a prize hamper as well as $200 in cash.
To join, register for free on animefestival.asia/online2020.
For more updates, visit the official website animefestival.asia/online2020 and on social media via youtube.com/animefestivalasia, facebook.com/animefestivalasia, twitter.com/animefestasia, and instagram.com/animefestivalasia.