Updated: Dec 4, 2022
A superb showcase featuring a star-powered line-up, creators galore and competitions await in the AFAVerse in this year's programme.
Star-studded Day Stage Programme line-up announced, as well as Meet & Greet Sessions
AFA Night LIVE!: Sword Art Online – FULLDIVE- to be showcased
Creators Hub: Largest ever with over 150 Creators, with 28 Featured Creators highlighted for the first time
Competitions: J-Dance Asia announced, in addition to the return of Cosplay Singles
AFAVERSE a new groundbreaking “Phygital” Enhancement to the overall festival experience
Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2022 (#AFASG22), Southeast Asia’s biggest and most prestigious Japanese Pop Culture event will be held physically from 25 to 27 November 2022 at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.
From a star-studded Day Stage Line-up, a refreshed Creators’ Hub, J-Dance Competition, and Meet & Greet Sessions, an AFA Night LIVE! preview along with the festival’s evening showcase segment, this year's segment will be one of the best ever, including an AFAVerse visitor experience.
Shawn Chin, Founder of SOZO and organiser of AFASG22, shared that in "the past 3 years, they have been waiting for this moment to come. They are happy and excited to bring the AFA experience back to fans in Singapore Southeast Asia and beyond. They are constantly looking into ways to enhance the experience and bring it to new heights and they hope that the variety of experiences will offer memorable moments for everyone".
Day Stage Highlights The AFA Day Stage, located at Hall 405, will play host to a series of screenings, guest talk shows and more over 25 – 27 November. Highlights include:
● 25 November: - A virtual guest appearance and talkshow with V-tuber Fulgur Ovid from NIJISANJI
EN,PRISM Project will host an epic face-off battle of improv between two groups of
virtual talent, with prompts chosen live by audiences - A talk show featuring Vtubers based in different countries, featuring Luna Amane
of NHOT BOT, Maya Ichimonji from GEMS COMPANY, Nox from VirtuaReal and Lilrya Prisvielle from VReverie - An appearance and performance by Miura Ayme and Satoshi Kada from Obey Me!, an otome game of the "Shall we date?" series! - A special guest appearance by celebrity cosplayer Hakken.
● 26 November: - Screening of the first 2 episodes of ARKNIGHTS: Prelude to Dawn, the anime adaptation of the popular mobile game, featuring a recorded message from the Japanese voice actress for Amiya and a recorded interview with the production staff from the anime production house, Yostar Pictures. - Appearances by Junta Terashima and Ryota Takeuchi, who voice and sing as characters from the group The Cat’s Whiskers in the Paradox Live multimedia franchise, ahead of the upcoming anime series coming in 2023 - Lycoris Recoil, one of the most popular titles from the July 2022 anime season,will be featured through a talk show on stage. Guests coming for this stage event will be announced separately.
● 27 November: - A special panel from MAPPA, an animation studio that will be talking about the current and upcoming projects of the studio, with hit titles like Chainsaw Man, “ATTACK ON TITAN” The Final Season, Hell’s Paradise and VINLAND SAGA SEASON 2. - Special DJ performances by D4DJ, a media mix project from Bushiroad that revolves around content including anime, game, and live concerts performed by the voice actresses. - A guest appearance and talk show with voice actor Yuki Ono
Competitions A new J-Dance Asia competition will be held, with the Finals on 26 November at Akiba Stage in the festival grounds. Groups of 2 to 10 pax will have the opportunity to highlight their choreography based on a Japanese song track in front of the crowd.
Renowned dancers from Singapore and Japan will stand as judges, and also get to strut their stuff in a special dance showcase. Participants to J-Dance Asia stand a chance to win cash prizes of up to S$1,000.
Registration is open from now till 11 November 2022 at https://bit.ly/AFASG22JDance.
The Cosplay Singles showcase competition will return to AFASG22. Cosplayers can take this chance to show off their costumes on a regional stage and stand a chance to win up to $500 cash.
Registration underway from now till 06 November 2022 at
The AFAVERSE Visitor Experience
For the first time, visitors will enjoy a game-like experience from the moment they step into the festival grounds. Visitors will get a specially-designed NFC-enabled band to earn AFA Hero XP, AFA Coins, instant discounts, and unlock virtual easter eggs.
They can also design their own Seika AFA-tar, unlock special skins from AFA-Pitstops or exchange for limited-edition accessories with AFA-Coins.
More details are available in 2022.animefestival.asia/afaverse.
All tickets now available online #AFASG22 is a ticketed event.
Fans will be able to purchase all ticket tiers, from General Admission 1-Day Exhibition to 1 Day VIP tickets online from today. Tickets start from S$21 / Day for Exhibition.
More details are available at www.animefestival.asia/singapore2022.
Stay tuned to the official site or connect on social media for the latest updates on the festival.
Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2022 Dates: 25 - 27 November 2022 Location: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre (Levels 3 & 4)
Exhibition Timing: 10 am ~ 8pm
Here's some cool snippets and images from this year's show (2022)