Standing by the hill-side gazing over the Cool Culture of Otakuism!

Emceeing for AFA15

Brace yourselves, Anime Festival Asia 2015 is coming in a few days!!! More guests are being announced even during these last minutes…

Meanwhile, I’m still packing for the trip. Probably will be in silent mode for the remainder of the week until the end of the event…


Guest Host: Danny Choo


Born in the UK to Chinese Malaysian parents and currently residing in Tokyo for about 16 years, Danny Choo is the creator of a brand called Culture Japan which shares Japanese culture through in-house produced TV Shows, Character Content and a Fashion Doll known as Smart Doll.

Danny also writes about life in Japan as a foreigner on his blog and has been doing so regularly since 2004.


Danny directs and presents on the TV shows Culture Japan and Japan Mode which are broadcast weekly on TV channels domestic in Japan and internationally.

Danny is also the creator of Mirai Suenaga (pronounced “mee-rai soo-eh-na -gah”) – the mascot character for Culture Japan who has collaborated with various anime and game companies such as Square Enix, Good Smile Company, Bushiroad, Ascii Media Works, King Records and Nitroplus. In 2013, Mirai became an official mascot for Japan Tourism and in 2014 she became an official mascot for Malaysia Tourism.

Danny has been recognised for his work by the Japanese government who have appointed him as a member on various high level committees which focus on strategies to disseminate Japanese content outside of Japan.




Guest Host: Reiko

Reiko is a Japanese/English bilingual event emcee based in Singapore. Born in Yokohama, a large port city that lies on Tokyo Bay, she grew up with J-Anime, J-Drama, J-Pop and J-Rock that flooded her surroundings.

At the age of 8, Reiko moved over to Singapore with her family and has since traveled to and fro between Singapore and Tokyo, taking in the charms of both countries. In 2007, she was scouted to host a J-Pop radio programme at a local radio station, which made her break into the industry.

Reiko is super excited to be a part of AFA 2014 to deliver to the audience an array of supreme stage programmes along with her fellow co-hosts. This vivacious, impassionate soul is so looking forward to experience the ‘AFA moment’ together with all the Japanese pop culture fanatics out there!


Guest Moderator: Yoshida Hisanori

Born in Tokyo, 1975

Announcer at Nippon Broadcasting System

The Winner of The 49th Galaxy DJ Personality Award for his radio program “Myu~Comi+Plus”.

Making use of his deep knowledge of Anime, Comics, Idols and Rakugo, he serves as MC at more than 50 Anime events yearly.

Since he is able to conduct interviews with more than 100 anime seiyuus (voice cast) and creators through his work, Yoshida feels that he is the happiest anime fan.

On top of everything, he also organizes Anisong DJ events.


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