What an interesting turn of event! :Dc
While the other two emcees, Yoshimi and Yoppi, are regulars from past years, Eshpal is a newcomer.
Eshpal “Ash” Mann is an acquaintance of mine for many years (Ever since my 1st pilgrimage close to a decade ago!), best known for his sexy beard as well as his voice-likeness to Furuya Tooru (Seiyuu for Amuro Ray). :P
Currently living his dream of becoming a seiyuu by studying at Japan for some years now, this marks his first début as a professional, hopefully he won’t have stage frights… XDc
Go for it! Go for your dream! We will cheer you on!
Last spurt time! More guests for the Akiba Stage for Anime Festival Asia!
Amongst them is the CEO of Key’s!
Takahiro Baba (Special Guest)
Takahiro Baba is the CEO of the Japanese anime, game, and visual novel maker VisualArts/Key.
In Japan he was first in establishing a PC game franchise, and based on the popularity of Key’s works, he is handling the company’s licensing business and several anime productions.
Centering on videogame soundtracks, he is also involved in music distribution, and was organizing concerts at Budokan, Yokohama-Arena and many more.
Baba’s notable works include “Kanon”, “AIR”, “CLANNAD”, “Angel Beats!”, “Little Busters!”, “Charlotte”, and “Rewrite”, among others.
With the event closing in just a week’s time, more announcements of a number of guests for the Akiba Stage has been made…
Most of them are local talents hailed from the pearl island of fishy lion itself. :P
A-Live (Special Guests)
A-Live was originally a Love Live performance group which debuted in Icexpo 2015 and has performed and guested in various events like J-obsession EOY, and STGCC. They have since ventured into other genres of dance such as “odottemita”, and hope to bring more performances to you!
The floor plan to the exhibition halls has been released, along with a list of the exhibitors and sponsors.
Time to plan
my our approach vector to the halls!
Fancy losing weight or keeping fit while listening to your favourite Anisongs?
Well you’ll be most excited at this special showcase during Anime Festival Asia, which will involve another young seiyuu of New Game!! and Maidragon fame!
Anisong Fitness (Special Showcase)
A new kind of exercise regimen has come from Japan! Using everybody’s favourite anisongs that are beloved all over the world, get healthy and happy! This is Anisong Fitness!
By grooving to everybody’s favourite anime theme song, connect with your fellow fans, and turn the gym into a live concert hall!