With much anticipation, AFA 2022 is finally back in physical form at Suntec Convention after 3 years of hiatus (last held in 2019). While we still enjoy the online AFA Station TV show nothing beats jostling in a crowd full of enthusiastic Anime, Comics and Games (ACG) fans looking for merchandise to add to your collection. Here are some details on the upcoming event happening from 25th Nov to 27 Nov 2022.
There will be a brand-new J-Dance Asia competition, with the Finals taking place on November 26 at the festival grounds’ Akiba Stage.
In front of the audience, groups of 2 to 10 people will have the chance to showcase their choreography set to a Japanese music track.
Reputable dancers from Singapore and Japan will serve as judges and perform in a unique dance display.
The J-Dance Asia contestants have a chance to earn cash prizes worth up to S$1,000.
On 11 November 2022, registration will open at https://bit.ly/AFASG22JDance.
At AFASG22, the Cosplay Singles showcase competition will return.
Cosplayers can use this opportunity to display their outfits on a local stage and compete for prizes.
Some key highlights of exhibitors include Anime Metaverse,Bandai, Bushiroad, Conan, Genshin Impact, Good Smile Company, Hakken!, Kotobukiya, Nissin, Valiant Force and more. There will be exclusive merchandise available for purchase.
Over at Creator Hub, you will get to see and buy work by some of the talented artists including:
- Self-taught illustrator Rachta Lin, whose travels and experiences influences her creations;
- Sarah Thursday, who creates illustrations inspired by dark alternative subcultures with a deeply personal twist; and
- Digital artist Raiko, who paints characters from games and anime usually in a semi-realistic style.
Meet and Greet
AFA-verse – Gamified AFA
Visitors will for the first time get a game-like experience as soon as they enter the festival grounds.
In order to open virtual easter eggs and gain AFA Hero XP and AFA Coins, visitors will receive a specially made NFC-capable band.
Additionally, they can create their own Seika AFA-tar, get exclusive skins from AFA-Pitstops, or use AFA-Coins to buy limited-edition accessories.
You may get more information at 2022.animefestival.asia/afaverse
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.
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