Undoubtedly, one of the most popular and frequently visited nations in the world is Japan. Various people adore the country not only for its attractions but also for the infamous otaku culture. Many of us still wouldn’t be able to fly to Japan despite recent announcements to the contrary, but fear not Anime Festival Asia 2022 is returning to Singapore, bringing a tiny piece of Japan to us!
Anime Festival Asia 2022: Details
Date & Time
25 to 27 November 2022 (09:00 am – 10:00 pm)
Price & Ticket Types
- S$21 – Day Pass; Exhibition Hall
- S$32 – Day Pass; Exhibition Hall + Stage
- S$188 – Full Pass (Both Days); Exhibition Hall + Stage + AFA Night LIVE!
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593
It will be the AFA Singapore 2022 first physical event in two years, taking place in the Suntec City Convention Centre from November 25–27, 2022, from 10 am–8 pm. Fans of Japanese pop culture and ACG (Animation, Comics, and Games) will both be catered to by this year’s theme, “AFAverse.”
AFA Creators Hub will be enlarged, allowing local creators to display their works, and the convention will be “gamified” with game-like components scattered throughout the festival grounds. These elements will include direct Japan anime and game experiences as well as a game-like setting.
How can we forget about the mouth-watering delicacies of Japan? The festival will showcase all kinds of Japanese food streets, which will sell real Japanese food. We are talking authentic Japanese Food!
You may anticipate merchandise from well-known animes like Haikyuu, Attack on Titan, and Jujutsu Kaisen at this year’s event, including badges, keychains, figurines, blind bags, and anything you can think of! You may anticipate having a ton more options for merchandise because many new series, such as Heaven’s Official Blessing and SPY X Family, have emerged.
Even though the festival is mostly focused on anime, you can also discover merchandise from the manhwa series that have been adapted for the big screen and games like Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact.
Anime Festival Asia 2022 Events
1. AFA Singapore 2022 Night Live!
You can catch the stellar cast of VTubers and Artistes, plus Premiere Screening awaits at AFA Night LIVE! You can attend the Night Live! on the 25th, 26th and 27th of November 2022.
Attend the Hololive Meet and Talk on the 26th
- ShowMoona Hoshinova from Hololive Indonesia
- Anya Melfissa from Hololive Indonesia
- Mori Calliope from Hololive English
- Gawr Gura from Hololive English
- Watame Night Fever!! in AFA Singapore featuring Tsunomaki Watame 角巻わため
The I Love Anisong 2022 Concert on the 27th
- Shinobu Inuyose 犬寄しのぶ & Towa Hanamaki 花巻乙和 from D4DJ (J-pop, dubstep)
- JUNNA じゅんな (J-Pop)
- May’n ナナヲアカリ/ Mei Nakabayashi (J-Pop, Pop, Rock, Dance, R&B)
- Nanawo Akari ナナヲアカリ (J-Pop, Pop, Rock)
- NHOT BOT ノットボット(J-Pop)
- Strawberry Prince すとろべりーぷりんす/ StPri すとぷり(Indie Pop boy group)
- Yuka Nagase 長瀬有花 (J-Pop, Pop)
You’ll get to meet all your favourite cosplayers at AFA Singapore 2022. The schedule is yet to be announced though.
The Feature Renowned Cosplayers are:
- Charess from the Philippines
2. Ely from the Taiwan Region
3. Hakken from Malaysia
Hiroto Kuramasu from Japan
Thames Malerose from Thailand
Xiaoyukiko from Singapore
Then we have the Creators Hub as well, which is yet to be announced. There will be so much to do at the AFA. From Cosplay competitions to fun concerts. For more details about this Japanese pop culture event, you can check out their website Anime Festival Asia. Click here for anime news.
Charess Kurogane is a Filipina streamer and official cosplayer of Neon from Valorant.
Hiroto is Japan’s popular Ikemen Series resident cosplayer.