C3AFA Singapore 2019 is coming at you from the 29th of November to the 1st of December at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre! The biggest Japanese pop culture event in the region, it boasts of over 200 exhibitors, 150 performers, and 100,000 fans!
With the I LOVE ANISONG concert at its centre, expect an amazing line-up of top Japanese performances. We’re very happy to be able to chat with SCANDAL, who will be performing on Friday the 29th of November!
Welcome back! What is the one thing you have missed about Singapore?
Haruna: The bak kut teh we had previously was super delicious and I want to eat it again!
Rina: It’s been a while since we were in Singapore, and even longer since we were at AFA, so we are looking forward to meeting everyone the most!
Congratulations on the release of digital single “Saishuu Heiki, Kimi”. Can you share something interesting about making the single?
Tomomi: The coloured smoke we used for the music video shoot had different smells, and the purple smoke I used had a really strong odour that irritated my throat.
Mami: Since the shooting location of the music video was at an amusement park, I would play with the UFO catcher at the game centre when the cameras weren’t rolling.
Aside from your music, you are also renowned for your sense of style, and have released your own clothing line. Can you share something interesting about your fashion design process?
Haruna: From choosing the design to fabric selection, all the way to deciding on the sizes, we do everything ourselves — so it takes a lot of time. But when we are able to make nice clothes, it makes us feel really happy and very accomplished!
Rina: By creating something besides music, we get to learn new things and rejuvenate ourselves. It’s exciting to be able to make your favourite clothes and your favourite music, and share lots of different things with fans around the world. We are also particular with the finishing cause it’s MADE IN JAPAN.
With your music and apparel releases, your schedules have been very busy. What do you do to relax?
Tomomi: I can relax the most when eating delicious food, while listening to vinyl records in a house full of plants!
Mami: I attend food festivals, have shopping trips, go on drives, and just enjoy being active.
C3AFASG 2019 I LOVE ANISONG is here very soon. What can your fans look forward to?
Haruna & Rina: There are many people who got to know us through anime theme songs, so we put together a setlist we think they will enjoy. Let’s have a great time together!!
Please give a message to your fans in Singapore and South East Asia.
Tomomi: Thank you for waiting! Let’s have a rocking night!
Mami: Thank you so much for your support. We’ve received so many messages and comments via social media! There will also be a world tour in 2020, so we are working hard to be able to see everyone who has been waiting for us — please look forward to it!
We’re definitely looking forward to their set, and are excited for more announcements on their upcoming tour. Don’t miss it — get your tickets via APACTix.com today!
C3AFA Singapore 2019
29 November to 1 December
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre