Featured Anime of AFA2018
With an abundance of special guests from the anime industry, of course came along them featured anime series and movies for C3 Anime Festival Asia 2018!!
There are a whooping 11 of them this year, and more to be announced!
Looks like I will be busy camping at the main stage hall for all AFA days this time around… orz
To Aru Majutsu no Index III
Academy City, a large city situated on the western side of Tokyo. With a population of 2.3 million, of which 80% are students, a special curriculum has been implemented to develop special powers. Students are rated on their abilities on a 6-level scale, from a powerless Level 0, to a superpower Level 5.
A certain high school student, Toma Kamijo, lives by himself in Academy City. The power that dwells in his right hand, “Imagine Breaker” which can erase all superpowers, was given a powerless Level 0 rating, giving him a life of misfortune.
Kamijo’s student life, was turned upside down when the summer break started when a sister dressed in pure white fell from the sky. Having met Index, who escaped from the world of Magic, Kamijo has been caught up in various incidents since then. While solving incidents on the edge between both sides, the “Science” side that governs Academy City, and the “Magic” side linked to Index, he gradually expands his circle of acquaintances. Finally, on the magical side, the Roman Catholic Church has shifted their gaze towards Kamijo……
As if in coordination with the magical side, Academy City, related to the scientific side has also begun moving. Suddenly, people who are opposed to the movement of the world, began to show up. Being involved with Kamijo, the fates of these ‘Heroes” have greatly changed.
They too, like Toma Kamijo, put themselves on the line to confront the world.
When science and magic meet for the third time, the story moves forward greatly!!
Frame Arms Girl
Join Ao, an ordinary school girl, in her everyday life with the Frame Arms Girls, and watch their bonds deepen.
Ao, an ordinary high school girl, receives something mysterious in the mail one day, and upon opening the package, she finds herself with Gourai, a petite autonomous robot called a Frame Arms Girl.
Wow it’s a toy! It’s a plastic model kit!
But! Gourai isn’t just any ordinary Frame Arms Girl. Unlike normal artificial intelligence programs, Gourai is an experimental prototype model endowed with AS (“Artificial Self”), giving her human-like emotions. Furthermore, this Gourai is the only one in the world to be successfully activated, and by Ao no less!
Together with Ao, who has zero knowledge of the Frame Arms Girls, Gourai gathers battle data and learns about emotions.
And so our heroine begins a curious, yet fun and exciting, lifestyle with Gourai and the other Frame Arms Girls!
Gundam Build Divers
Gunpla Battle Nexus Online (GBN) is a new network game that lets people enjoy a variety of missions using Gunpla in a virtual cyberspace dimension. Middle-school students Riku Mikami and Yukio Hidaka recruit their classmate Momoka Yashiro and dive together into this vast world. Becoming “Divers,” or inhabitants of GBN, they meet a mysterious girl named Sarah who has an amazing sensitivity to Gunpla. They begin playing alongside her, but…
There are many other famous Divers, starting with Kyoya Kujo, the champion whom Riku admires. Multiple Divers can join to form a team called a “force.” Meanwhile, the game is disrupted by Mass-Divers who use unofficial tools called break decals. Through many encounters and experiences, Riku and his friends will build not only Gunpla, but their own adventures as well!
Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative
1 year has past since the “Laplace Incident”, the conflict surrounding the Laplace Box. However, despite the knowledge of the existence of the Newtype, and the knowledge that the Box = Universal Century Charter, there is no huge change in the structure of the current world.
On one hand, as a result of the Laplace Incident, the remnants of the Neo Zeon army “The Sleeves” were temporarily disbanded and stopped all activities.
Meanwhile, the 2 Mobile Suits that were at the centre of the conflict, “Unicorn Gundam”, with its ability to wield abilities exceeding human knowledge, was viewed as dangerous, and was sealed in secret.
However, the 3rd RX-0 Unicorn Gundam unit, which went missing 2 years ago, had it’s existence wiped from history, resurfaced on the Earth Sphere. Called the Phenex, it has instigated people to start moving again. In the battle for possession of the Phenex, not only are the Earth Federation Army and The Sleeves involved, Luio Company, a large company affiliated with Anaheim Electronics, also intervenes. With the inclusion of a brand-new Mobile Suit, the Narrative Gundam, what is their ulterior motive…
Hyakkaou Private Academy, a collection of sons and daughters from renowned families. In this academy dominated by gambling, the one who reigns at the top, are students that have absolute control of the lives of the weak, affecting even the financial world.
However, Kirari Momobami, the Student Council President has suddenly announced the dissolution of the student council and the subsequent general elections. Each student has 1 vote in this election. This is a chance for all students aiming to reach the peak of the academy. It is an election campaign that revolves around Kirari’s ulterior motives, as she seeks chaos and pleasure. On top of this, a new threat has emerged. The Momobami Group — a group of people connected to Kirari and Yumeko.
Yumeko Jabami, together with the people that she has established friendships with, Ryota Suzui, Mary Saotome and Itsuki Sumeragi, put their beliefs on the line in this rigged election.
In this survival of the fittest setting, who would become “Fodder” and who would become the “Head”? The “Ultimate Election Battle Royale” has begun!
Love Live! Sunshine!!
The newest entry to the “Love Live!” series, “Love Live! Sunshine!!”, follows the aspirations of “Aqours”, a school idol group formed by nine girls, centering second year high school student Chika Takami, who admires μ’s. The girls attend a small high school, situated in the corner of Suruga Bay, called Uranohoshi Girls’ High School located in the seaside town of Uchiura, Numazu-city, Shizuoka Prefecture.
The project started in February 2015 in DENGEKI G’s Magazine. The first single, “Kimi no Kokoro wa Kagayaiteru kai?”, was released in October of the same year. The first season of the TV anime series started airing in July 2016, with the second season beginning its televised run in October 2017. In Japan, The new movie “Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie: Over the Rainbow” slated to premier on January 4th, 2019 was announced as the second season ended. Numerous live events have been held in Japan and internationally, with “Aqours” holding a two-day solo concert at Tokyo Dome in November 2018.
Mob Psycho 100 II
Shigeo Kageyama a.k.a. Mob is a psychic but had trouble expressing himself. His life is colored by unique individuals such as self-proclaimed psychic of the century; Arataka Reigen, Ex-evil spirit; Ekubo, bright and talented brother; Ritsu, Handsome genuine psychic boy; Teru and many more.
With the original staff returning from the 1st season, the much awaited psychic youth graffiti returns with another emotional season.
“Star” – That’s the central focus of a musical, the light that shines on “Position Zero” With a singing voice that moves hearts, With dances that moves bodies, With acting that shakes the soul, It’s the flower that enchants the viewer, making the musical shine
These ‘Musical Girls’ that have been enchanted by the Star, have gathered at the Seisho Music Academy to realise their dream of standing on the stage.
And – Hikari Kagura
These 9 girls received a mysterious message, “Hold this, the star that holds your dreams”, an audition invitation, with the “Top Star” billing on the line. These friends that share the same stage, have become rivals.
Bare passion, Arrogance, A fixation on not giving in, Clashes on stage. Relationships, feelings, the hero and villain roles, It is all repeated whenever the curtain rises.
These 9 girls, add their sparkle to this Revue. “One day, even if have to fight with her—”
The curtain has now raised on this musical led by the strings of fate,
Sword Art Online: Alicization
Before he knows it, Kirito has made a full-dive into an epic, fantasy-like virtual world. With only the murkiest recollection of what happened right before he logged in, he starts to wander around, searching for clues.
He comes upon an enormous, pitch dark tree (the Gigas Cedar), where he encounters a boy.
“My name is Eugeo. Nice to meet you, Kirito.” Although he is supposedly a resident of the virtual world – an NPC – the boy shows the same array of emotions as any human being.
As Kirito bonds with Eugeo, he continues to search for a way to log out of this world.
Meanwhile, he remembers a certain memory deep down within him.
He remembers racing through the mountains with Eugeo as a child…
A memory that he should not have in the first place.
And in this memory, he sees someone other than Eugeo, a young blond girl.
Her name is Alice.
Egao no Daika
In a planet far, far away from Earth, there reigns a kingdom that overflows with smiles.
Princess Yuki is 12 years old and is beginning to feel the roller coaster of emotions that come with adolescence. Each day is a mixture of tears, laughter, and dare we say giddiness. Yet the palace is full of fun, with vassals who add color to her life. There’s Laila the tutor, Izana the political advisor, Harold the Grand Master, and of course Joshua, a childhood friend and close aide.
“Yuki! As long as you have the will and passion, you can do anything!” says Joshua.
“Ugh. That again?! Joshua, you need to act more regal!” she replies.
Seventeen-year-old Stella is a brilliant warrior. Even though she is cool as a cucumber, she never fails to smile. That’s because smiling is essential to life.
This is a story about two girls born in a distant planet.
Yakusoku no Neverland
The one adored as the mother is not the real parent.
The people living here together are not actual siblings.
The Gracefield House is where orphaned children live.
An irreplaceable home where 38 siblings and Mom live happy lives, even with no blood relations.
However, their everyday life suddenly came to an abrupt end one day…