AFA Singapore to Host Real Akiba Boyz Dance Group

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Singapore event taking place on November 27-29

Anime Festival Asia announced on Wednesday that the Real Akiba Boyz parody dance group will perform at the convention's Singapore event on November 27-29. The announcement stated that the group's performance schedule is "coming soon."

Real Akiba Boyz (R.A.B.) was founded in 2007. Currently, the group consists of Atsuki Suzumiya, Keitan, Maron, and Murato. The group choreographs and executes break dance routines set to popular anime theme songs, such as Paradise Lunch's "Gun's&Roses" (Baccano!), Masayoshi Ōishi's "Kimi Janakya Dame Mitai" (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun), BRADIO's "Flyers" (Death Parade), and μ's' "Bokura wa Ima no Naka de" (Love Live!). Some of R.A.B.'s members have placed first in national dance competitions in Japan and have represented Japan in world dance competitions.

Anime Festival Asia also began streaming greeting videos from Ayana Taketatsu and Michi on Tuesday.

Previously announced musical guests include:

  • Back-On (Air Gear, Gundam Build Fighters, Fairy Tail)
  • bless4 (Genesis of Aquarion, Amagi Brilliant Park)
  • HoneyWorks/CHICO with Honeyworks (Magic Kaito 1412, Tokyo Ravens, Blue Spring Ride)
  • ZAQ (Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!, Non Non Biyori, Maria the Virgin Witch)
  • Ayana Taketatsu (K-ON!, Momokyun Sword, The Pilot's Love Song)
  • Maaya Uchida (Gatchaman Crowds, Robot Girls Z, The [email protected] Cinderella Girls)
  • Suzuko Mimori (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Love Live!, Teekyū)
  • Michi (Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers)
  • Shiori Mikami (Yuruyuri - Happy Go Lily, Ixion Saga DT, Ōkami-san & Her Seven Companions)
  • Yumiri Hanamori (The Rolling Girls, Etotama)
  • Yurika Endō (The Severing Crime Edge, Z/X Ignition, Ace of Diamond)
  • GARNiDELiA (Kill la Kill, The irregular at magic high school, Gundam: Reconguista in G)
  • May'n (Macross Frontier, Ōkami-san & Her Seven Companions, Valkyria Chronicles 3)
  • Mika Kobayashi (Attack on Titan, Guilty Crown, Kill la Kill) with Tetsuro Shimaguchi (KAMUI)
  • nano (Btooom!, Arpeggio of Blue Steel, M3 the dark metal)
  • Stand-Up! Hearts
  • Lia (Air, Angel Beats, Charlotte)
  • Aimer (Terror in Resonance, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works)

The event's second day on November 28 is labeled as a P's LIVE concert, which is Japanese music label Pony Canyon's name for its concerts with Pony Canyon-associated voice actors, actresses, and artists. Ayana Taketatsu, Maaya Uchida, Suzuko Mimori, Michi, Shiori Mikami, Yumiri Hanamori, and Yurika Endō are all affiliated with Pony Canyon and have previously performed at P's LIVE concerts in Japan. This will be the first time that Pony Canyon will hold a P's LIVE concert outside of Japan. Pony Canyon held the last P's LIVE concert on March 8 in the Yokohama Arena.

Anime Festival Asia Singapore will hold its event from November 27 to 29. Anime Festival Asia began in Singapore in 2008, and has since held sister events in Indonesia and in Thailand.

The Anime Festival Asia convention held its Bangkok, Thailand event from April 30 to May 3, and held its event in Indonesia from September 25 to 27.

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