The Highlights of AFAMY12
About several hours earlier, a press conference announcing various juicy details of the upcoming AFAMY12 was held at the venue itself, with many comrade attending to learn of the highlights and the guests of the most anticipated event of the year… >w<
I am honoured to be invited to attend the press conference itself, unfortunately tho I am nowhere near the venue as I live about 5 hours away from it… Not to mention I am bound at the time due to work… ^^;
Thanks for the invitation tho, Kenny of AFA!
Similar to the past AFA held in Singapore for many years, AFAMY12 will feature a number of exciting Experience Zones to cater its attendees:
Fans of tokusatsu hero shows rejoice! Childhood favourite Ultraman will make their way to AFAMY12!
Focusing upon the latest Ultra Brother Ultraman Mebius, fans will have the opportunity to watch him live on the event itself, not to mention photo session, meet and greet and more!
Due to popular demand, the Moe Moe Kyun Maid Cafe is heading to the event itself, bringing rotsa kawaii waitresses serving nice meals to the likes of their masters and mistress!
If you have yet to experience the wonders of a Maid Kissa, be sure not to miss this one! ^_^
Not to miss out the ladies as well, butlers from Atelier Royale will dedicate themselves to attend to your culinary needs too!
To my surprise, Danny Choo’s Moekana will have her very own corner within the event itself!
Moekana is a set of visual cards designed by Danny Choo with the help of several others to help Japanese language beginners to lean their Katakan in a fun way! It’s selling like hot cake all over the world and has been integrated into some Japanese schools too!
Not only that, you can play several types of games like Shiritori and Karuta using the base cards too! There’ll be tournaments and stuffs going on so do have a look!
The Regional Cosplay Competition Malaysia Preliminary will be held to choose the representatives that will enter the finals during AFA12 later the year!
The celebrity cosplayer Kaname will be a guest judge of the prelim!
Concert goers will rejoice to learn that the fan-fave I Love Anisong concert will be held during AFAMY12 too!
The Super Anisong Genki Live!! will feature the graces of many artists including KOTOKO, FLOW, Kalafina, Kurosaki Maon and Sea☆A!
KOTOKO, best known for her various anisong featured in many notable anime series like Shakugan no Shana Series, Onegai Teacher, Hayate no Gatoku! and Motto To Love-Ru just to name a few, will perform for the first time in AFA as well as in South East Asia!
Performing their first concert in Malaysia, FLOW is best known for their anisongs from the anime series Naruto, Heroman, Persona Trinity Souls, Code Geass, etc…
They will be celebrating their 10th anniversary this year too!
Kalafina, best known for their involvement with Kara no Kyoukai, Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Fate/Zero, will too make their appearance in the concert!
Another 1st timer in AFa and SEA, Kurosaki Maon is known for her songs in Highschool of the Dead and To Aru Majutsu no Index II.
A home-grown Anisong Idol Unit straight from the Moe Moe Kyun Cafe itself, Sea☆A is recently début in Japan and hope to capture the hearts of their fans with their unique talents.
Anisong artists aside, a trio of special guests are invited to AFAMY12 too…
Idolised by cosplayers all around Asia, Kaname is the ambassador of AFA, and will guest judge in the RCC Malaysia Prelim.
Sharing his insights and experience in anime production, the president of I.G Production, Ishikawa Mitsuhisa, is best known for his notable anime movies like Ghost in the Shell and Blood The Last Vampire…
And of course AFA regular Danny Choo of Culture:Japan will once again be the host of the event~!
While these line-ups seemed overwhelming for many, there has yet to be anything about any coming seiyuu guests and such…
Hope more info will be revealed soon with only a Moon left until D-Day!
Ticketing wise, daily pass for Festival only will cost you about RM 15 while Festival + Stage is RM 30… Still somewhat cheaper than the ones in AFA Singapore tho…
Festival only pass will only let you to visit the exhibition area, which will consist a bulk of the event venue itself with many displays and merchandise to browse thru as well as them Moe Moe Kyun Maid Cafe x Atelier Royale! Stage access will allow you to enter the stage side which most of the events will take place like special guest appearances and stuffs…
As for Anisong tickets, VIP seating will be RM 308 for 2 days or RM 168 for 1, while free-standing pass will be RM 148 and RM 88 respectively…
I won’t bother for the concert tickets tho since I’m not really interested at those… ^_^ For me it’s going to be the Festival + Stage pass as always… Kinda an avid AFA pilgrim by now… XDc
Further info is viewable at the main site… ^_~