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    Thumbs up Anime Festival Asia 2008

    For the first time ever in South East Asia, Singapore will celebrate the diversity of Japanese Pop Culture.

    Taking place on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2008 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Center, Anime Festival Asia 2008 (AFA08) will showcase a wide array of Japanese Pop Culture related content, spanning over 5,000 sqm of space with 6 experience zones: Akiba Town, Anime Live, Anime Blockbusters, Industry, Mangaka and Planet Mech, where visitors will gain access to exclusive content, merchandise and live acts straight from Japan.

    The festival targets children, youth, adults and industry visitors both locally and from around the region – with an expected turnout in excess of 80,000 visitors.

    Time: 10.00am to 9.00pm
    Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore Hall 403 and 404
    Admission: $5 (1 day) / $8 (2 days) Children under 6 years enter for free

    Blog Press:
    http://www.splifearts.com/2008/09/an...val-asia-2008/
    http://www.darkmirage.com/2008/09/03...ss-conference/
    http://finality.wordpress.com/2008/0...ooks-that-way/

    Their official website re-layout and new news
    Official Website: http://animefestivalasia.com/ or http://afa08.com/
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    Ticketing/pre-registered news: details / Registered site

    Details: Akiba Town, Anime Live, Anime Blockbusters, Industry, mangaka, PLANET MECH

    May'N details: May'n, more inside details of some of the events

    May'N mini Concert details: Sales starts on 1 Nov 1200pm

    May'N mini concerts ticketing news, May'N interview, Singapore Arcade Showdown details: Diamond Pass Sold Out, etc

    Ichirou Mizuki, Japan’s “King of Anime Songs”: details
    Last edited by J2meePok; 4th November 2008 at 10:40 PM. Reason: updating of first post

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    Thanks for sharing

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    great/... i love it

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    Hell yeah, after O Levels and reasonable admission price also

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    if time permits i might go down on both days

    Thanks for the info
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    Wow. Cool! If I have the time, I might probably go down.

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    Never been to one yet, does it include cosplay or just manga and anime?

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    Yay after A levels :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlyeoh View Post
    Never been to one yet, does it include cosplay or just manga and anime?
    Akiba Town
    “Akiba” the nickname for Akihabara in Tokyo is currently the retail epicenter of Anime, Games and Toys in Tokyo. Akiba Town brings Akihabara right to the shores of Singapore with a market place that retails all things anime and Japanese related!

    Anime Live
    The Anime Live zone will screen the latest anime movies and series, stage live music performances, plus live character shows for children featuring the likes of Masked Rider, Power Rangers, Tamagotchi and more. In addition, anime and manga fans will get the chance to dress up as their favourite anime characters and take part in a Cosplay contest.

    Anime Blockbusters
    This special content area will showcase some of Asia’s best and most successful animes, delivered to visitors via exclusive footage, artifacts, and rare materials behind the creative scenes, such as storyboards, character design, background design, and prop designs.

    Industry
    Aimed at building and developing the animation and related creative industries in Singapore and the region.

    AFA08 will invite industry leaders to share their expertise and knowledge on content development and management. This B2B section will also target students considering a career in the anime industries.

    mangaka
    Featuring all things related to Manga art.
    Showcasing sketches from manga artists and Manga drawing competitions such as Graphite ’08 and Mangaka 08

    PLANET MECH -A BANDAI SHOWCASE
    Planet Mech features model kits and toys, including exclusive models for collectors.

    Activities include:

    - 2008 Bandai Action Kits Universal Cup (BAKUC) Competition
    - Exclusive Product Sales Launch
    - Children’s Workshops - Bandai action kit construction
    - Perfect Airbrush Challenge
    - “Gundam Seed Destiny” Diorama Display
    - Sangokuden Product Showcase
    Visit http://www.afa08.com/ for more updates

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    Quote Originally Posted by J2meePok View Post
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    The festival targets children, youth, adults and industry visitors both locally and from around the region – with an expected turnout in excess of 80,000 visitors.

    when i read the first time ... i was really really surprise and enthusiastic at that two word
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majest1c View Post
    when i read the first time ... i was really really surprise and enthusiastic at that two word
    Hentai ? heehee

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlyeoh View Post
    Hentai ? heehee
    . . . . . . .

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    nothing odd about the 2 words, its just that most adults will think anime (not hentai) is for young children.

    targeting industry means maybe next time got another Odex saga coming up?

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    I am so attending this!

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    i hope to attend to but i'll be at 6th level workin on a bookfair then..
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    MAY’N LIVE AT AFA08!
    Starring as the Pop Diva Sheryl Nome in the hit anime series Macross Frontier – Catch her ‘Live’ at AFA08 for her first ever performance outside of Japan!

    Get ready for her stunning performance at Anime Festival Asia 2008!

    For more information about May’n visit: http://mayn.horipro.jp Or http://afa08.com/mayn.htm

    Latest: May'n's performances will have premium seatings.
    And for those who really love her, heres your chance to get nearer to her! There will be premium seatings for her mini concert/performances during the Anime Festival Asia 2008~

    The price of the seatings are not yet disclosed yet, but do check back here for more of the latest information!

    Premium seating is just a chance for the organisers to recoup some of the moonies used to bring May’n and maybe another star here.
    source: http://www.splifearts.com/2008/10/ma...outside-japan/
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    KUNIO OKAWARA
    Catch Kunio Okawara as he makes a special appearance at Anime Festival Asia 2008!
    Details >
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    ANIME RETAIL HEAVEN
    Akiba Town brings Akihabara right to the shores of Singapore with a market place that retails all things anime and Japanese related! Watch out for exclusive limited edition collectibles and more!
    Details >

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    Their Website Updated with more new stuff! Just a click to view the full details.
    http://afa08.com/
    Last edited by J2meePok; 10th October 2008 at 02:39 PM.

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    My favourite singer! .....must take leave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J2meePok View Post

    MAY’N LIVE AT AFA08!
    Starring as the Pop Diva Sheryl Nome in the hit anime series Macross Frontier – Catch her ‘Live’ at AFA08 for her first ever performance outside of Japan!

    Get ready for her stunning performance at Anime Festival Asia 2008!

    For more information about May’n visit: http://mayn.horipro.jp Or http://afa08.com/mayn.htm

    Latest: May'n's performances will have premium seatings.


    source: http://www.splifearts.com/2008/10/ma...outside-japan/
    This is a good enough reason for me to be there... now if only Nakajima Megumi is performing also...
    Last edited by mojims; 11th October 2008 at 09:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojims View Post
    This is a good enough reason for me to be there... now if only Nakajima Megumi is performing also...
    Yes, thats good enough for me too! Just waiting to see what kind ticketing packages they have for the May'N show.

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    May'n! wow! almost good enuf reason for me to by a L telezoom!
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