Anime Festival Asia 2009 Brings Danny Choo to Singapore

Nov 22nd 2009

(Singapore, November 19th, 2009) - The organisers of Anime Festival Asia 2009 (AFA09) are proud to announce the arrival of Danny Choo in Singapore, ahead of the actual event! In conjunction with AFA, here are some of the very special highlights!

Tokyo Dance Trooper in Singapore
Shot in places such as the fashionable streets of Shibuya to the otaku mecca that is Akihabara and done guerrilla style, Danny has been grooving to various tunes from his Sony Rollie and encouraging passers-by to join him. His various videos have also been featured on the official Star Wars blog and viewed a total of two million times!

Danny will be shooting a special version in various locales that best represents Singapore. From the hustle and bustle of the lunchtime crowd of Raffles Place to the bright lights of the lights of the Orchard Road Christmas light ups, can you guess what other iconic locations will be featured? Find out by catching the world premiere of the video during Danny's stage segment in AFA09!

Tokyo Figure Show in Singapore
Held in Shibuya in August, the Tokyo Figure Show featured the very latest and best anime-related figures and merchandise from the Good Smile Company family and hosted by Danny. He also unveiled the prototype Figma of his company's mascot, Mirai-chan, there!

At AFA09, Danny will be bringing this show outside of Japan for the very first time. Be sure to check out the range of figures that GSC would be bringing here to Singapore for display for the very first time! Who knows? You may get to see something very special!

OTACOOL at AFA
In conjunction with Kotobukiya, Danny recently published a book on various otaku rooms from all over the world, from his office in Meguro to Alodia Gosiengfiao own humble room in the Philippines.

Limited copies of the Otacool book will be on sale at AFA09. Those who purchase the book at the AFA Shop (for only S$29!) during the event will get the chance to have their books autographed by both Danny and Alodia on the 22nd of November at 3.30pm at Danny's Booth!

AFA09 will take place at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre (Suntec Singapore) in Singapore on Saturday, 21st November and Sunday, 22nd November 2009. Children aged below 12 years old will be allowed free entry into AFA09. Animation Asia Conference 2009 (AAC09), a one-day business conference, will be held in conjunction with AFA09 and will take place on 20th November. Organised jointly by I-Promo Events & Marketing Ptd Ltd, SOZO Pte Ltd and Dentsu Singapore Pte Ltd, AFA09 is sponsored by Bandai and SANYO, with Animax as the official regional media partner.

About SOZO
SOZO represents a cutting edge entertainment and youth-marketing driven company. Made up of a diverse talented pool of industry professionals, SOZO is focused towards developing animation and entertainment content and service platforms geared at engaging young adults at both regional and global levels. SOZO's main mission is focused on delivering highly entertaining pop culture experiences, contents and products that will constantly engage, thrill and excite this young and restless market.

About I-Promo
I-Promo is an Integrated Marketing Communications Agency specialising in innovative ways to effectively market brands. I-Promo is a subsidary of Kingsmen Creative Ltd and provides businesses with mulit-dimensional marketing programmes. With turnkey services that include novel promotional tools, promotions strategy, design, fabrications, installation and creation of environmental graphics, I-Promo helps clients to generate sales and also build brand image with signature and lifestyle events that appeal to targeted customers.

About Dentsu Singapore
A wholly owned subsidiary of Japan's Dentsu Inc. and as 'Asian-born' agency, providing total communications solutions to both regional and local clients. The Dentsu network dates back to 1901 and has at its disposal powerful network support and resources. According to Ad Age Global, it is now the world's number one agency brand and the biggest among all major networks in Asia Dentsu for many years has also ventured into many successful anime franchises and has a dedicated entertainment and contents division overseeing its operations.

About Bandai
Bandai is the third largest producer of toys in the world. Originally called "Bandai-ya", Bandai was founded by Mr. Naoharu Yamashina in 1950. The origin of the word "bandai" comes from an old Chinese expression: "bandai fueki", meaning 'everlasting' or 'eternal'. Bandai's founder, Mr Yamashina, felt that these words expressed his wish that Bandai be a company which, in his words, "makes products that please people of all generation, irrespective of times - a firm that will develop and grow forever and ever". Today, Bandai has gone on to become firmly established as Japan's leading general toy manufacturer, and the company continues to blaze new trials in various fields of entertainment.

About SANYO
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd (SANYO) is a multi-billion-dollar global leader in providing solutions for the environment, energy and for lifestyle apllications based on its Brand Vision 'Think GAIA'. SANYO Energy (S) Corporation is a division of SANYO's component group. SANYO Energy (S) Corp is based in Singapore and markets high quality battery products in the regions of Asean, Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa.

About Animax
Animax is the first pan-regional 24-hour cable and satellite TV Channel dedicated to the fastest growing youth entertainment genre - Japanese anime. Watched by over 50 million viewers in 2007, Animax Asia is now seen in 29 million homes and 20 countries across Asia. Wholly-owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Animax Asia broadcasts six dedicated, highly customised services for Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Philippines.


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