Coming at you from the 29th of November to the 1st of December 2019, it’s undoubtedly the biggest Japanese pop culture event in the region: C3AFA Singapore 2019! Anime, cosplay, and gaming fans from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and beyond throng to Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre for another amazing weekend!
If the Friday crowds were considered huge — more so because it was a weekday, Saturday was pure bedlam as several highly-anticipated stage events were held throughout the day. Akiba Stage featured DJ performances by OMOTENASHIBEATS feat. DJ Arisa Komiya, a special cut of Hypnosis mic- Division Rap Battle – 4th LIVE @ Osaka, Light of Sands featuring Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, and many more!
Meanwhile, Day Stage featured “That Time I was Reincarnated as a Slime” with Miho Okasaki and Chikahiro Kobayashi, “Saekano the Movie: Finale” and “Sword Art Online: Alicization” with Ai Kayano and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, and “YuruYuri” with Saki Fujita. We’re sure a lot of fans were very happy with the one-two punch of Kayanon and TsuguTsugu promoting two series, and we hope they never tire of making appearances on stage together.
Over at the AFA Play zone, fans were testing their skills against each other on their favourite games. What started out as friendly competition turned into intense battles — as everything from classic puzzler Tetris Effect to collectable figure game Fate/Grand Order Duel was hotly contested by participants of all ages. We also tried our hand at Pop Team Epic’s “Kuso Kuji” — a trashy version of Japanese “omikuji” fortunes played with QR codes, which was both hilariously stupid yet painfully on-the-nose (yikes!).
Last but not least is the highlight of every anisong fan’s day here at C3AFASG19: the I LOVE ANISONG concert! Featuring four all-new acts making their ILA debut, ReoNa, JUNNA, MYTH & ROID, and BLUE ENCOUNT definitely brought the house down with their most popular hits “Forget Me Not”, “Kono Yubi Tomare”, “Styx Helix”, and “Polaris”!
Tomorrow is the final day to catch C3AFSG19! Look forward to the final four performers at I LOVE ANISONG concert — Ayaka Ohashi, Azusa Tadokoro, May’n, and Minori Chihara, who will be collaborating on a special performance! Snag tickets now via APACTix.com!
C3AFA Singapore 2019
29 November to 1 December
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre