Following the resounding success of its first two editions in 2012 and 2013, the Anime Festival Asia Indonesia is returning to Jakarta on 15th to 17th August 2014, held at the Plenary Hall of the Jakarta Convention Center. This is Southeast Asia’s biggest anime and Japanese Pop Culture Festival returning to Jakarta directly from the land of the rising sun. The event is expexted to also bring together enthusiasts of Japan’s Anime and distinct pop culture from all over the globe.
The Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2014 (AFAID 2014) forms part of Southeast Asia’s biggest anime and Japanese Pop Culture Festival, Anime Asia Festival (AFA) which will be held in Singapore in December 2014.
Centered around Japanese animation ranging from comics, figurines, food culture, fashion to hardware, the festival continues to introduce new and trending Japanese popular culture. Anime and Japanese Popular Culture enthusiasts will be presented with an electrifying line-up of Anisong (anime songs) stars, the opportunity to come face to face with Japan’s top talents, acquiring original merchandise, movie screenings, Cosplay (Costumes plays) festival, and a whole lot of other exciting attractions.
Among top names highlighting the line up for the Anisong Performers are EGOIST, Eir Aoi, GARNiDELiA, Hachioki-P, DJ Kazu, Luna Haruna, and T.M Revolution. Apart from concerts, avid shoppers can look forward to one of the largest collection of original anime merchandise from Akiba Town carrying some of Japan’s top brands.
Top International Cosplay celebrities will also grace the stage at AFAID 2014. A special Cosplay championship will be held during the festival with the winner representing Indonesia to compete with the region’s best cosplayers at the Regional Cosplay Championship tol be held in Singapore. The Main Stage will also feature special guests from the Anime Industry, including celebrity voice actors, anime producers, and more.
The first two editions of Anime Festival Asia Indonesia in 2012 and 2013 attracted over 40,000 attendees each year, ending in unequivical success.
This year, SOZO, owners of the Anime Festival Asia brand have teamed up once again with Japan based ZEPP Live, top local concert promoter Marygops Studios and local pop culture media publisher Megindo Group to jointly present Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2014.
More information available at: http://www.animefestival.asia/afaid2014