Anime Festival Asia Convention Holds AFA United Online Events With Japanese Guests
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sozo Pte. Ltd., the organizer of the Anime Festival Asia conventions, announced on Friday that it will hold "AFA United," a new initiative to hold a series of online streams in response to the recent difficulty of holding regular physical conventions this year due to the worldwide spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The first event will stream on Sunday, April 26 at 8:00 p.m. GMT +8 on the Anime Festival Asia YouTube channel.
The events will feature 22/7 idol Sally Amaki; musicians bless4, BLUE ENCOUNT, ALISA, Eri Sasaki, EXiNA, fhana, JUNNA, Konomi Suzuki, Lotus Juice, Luna Haruna, May'n, Mika Kobayashi, nano, ORESAMA, ReoNa, SCANDAL, TRUE, and YURiKA; voice actresses Ayaka Ohashi, Azusa Tadokoro, Eriko Nakamura, Minori Chihara, Riko Sasaki, and Sora Tokui; actor Hisanori Yoshida; and cosplayers Punipun and Rithe.
The Anime Festival Asia conventions take place in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and Japan. The event is one of the largest anime and Japanese pop-culture conventions outside Japan. 2015's Anime Festival Asia in Singapore drew 90,669 visitors. Aside from Anime Festival Asia and its attached I Love Anisong label, Sozo also owns JLive Asia, and organizes the Japan Music Festival brand.
Source: Press release