With physical conventions rushing back now, there’s a lot to look forward to, and joining the lineup after a two-year hiatus is Asia Anime Festival 2022 (AFA) – planned from November 25 to 27 this year, covering four halls at Suntec Convention Center.
Like previous editions of the annual festival, you can expect merchandise of popular anime As Haikyuu, Attack on Titan, and Jujutsu Kaisen, featuring badges, keychains, minifigures, blind bags, and more! Many new series have also appeared, such as Official blessing from heaven and SPY X Family, so you can expect tons of additional products to choose from. While the festival is centered around anime, you can also find merchandise of manhwa series that have made their way to the big screen, and games such as Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact.
There will also likely be interactive activitiessuch as themed pop-up areas, AFA Playa recently introduced section with popular game machines for visitors to try, and the chances of win gifts.
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New to the AFA this year is the cosplay centerwhere local cosplayers will be sale their merchandising and printin addition to Creator Center who promises to be bigger and better with AFA collaboration with Pixiv, Japan’s largest online art communitywho will have stands of independent creators from Singapore and international artists selling their merchandise from popular games and anime, such as prints and plushies.
Hungry after walking? The festival also has a Japanese food street in the congress hallswho will sell authentic japanese cuisinewith the full list of participating providers coming soon.
Tickets for the festival are priced at $21 per day for the three-day festival, and will be released in november. More information on which exhibitors will be at AFA 2022 will be available in early November, with the list of Creators Hub vendors also available in mid-November, so keep an eye on their social media for that!
One of the strengths of the AFA is, of course, the stage areawhere you can meet famous cosplayers As HAKKENknown for cosplaying characters from various games and anime like Genshin Impact and Jujutsu Kaisen – Xiaoyukikoa Singaporean cosplayer and streamer who has been invited to numerous international conventions, alongside other iconic cosplayers.
At night, the AFA also hosts the AFA Night Live! To display on two evenings with hololive and V tuber artists such as Watame Night Fever, 3D live concert of Tsunomaki Watame, virtual boy band Strawberry Princeas well as a selection of starred Japanese artists.
Each AFA Night Live ticket entitles you to exposure and access to the stageas good as night concertwith a printed autograph poster of Tsunomaki Watame and a chance to get a random autograph from one of the performers for VIP ticket holders. Tickets for AFA Night Live! are available now and selling out fast, so get yours before they sell out!
We can’t wait to see what Anime Festival Asia 2022 has in store for us, so stay tuned for more on their social media in November, and we’ll see you at the festival!
Anime Festival Asia 2022
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📍 Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593, Levels 3 & 4
🕒 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
📅 November 25 to 27, 2022 (Friday to Sunday)
💵 S$21 for a day ticket
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