If you don’t know yet, one of the biggest Anime festival in Asia is coming to Malaysia this coming June from 9-10 June at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC). Tons of exciting stuff is happening in the event itself and you have no idea how BIG it will be. I’ve briefly blogged about it and now here’s more details to it!
ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA Malaysia AFAMY 2012
Date : 9-10 June 2012
Venue: Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC)
Straight to the point. A few special guests will attend the event. This includes KANAME☆ (AFA Cosplay Ambassador), Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (President, Production IG) & Danny Choo (AFA Host).
AFA Cosplay Ambassador
Celebrity cosplayer KANAME☆ will welcome his wave of fans and visitors alike with his amazing cosplays. From Cloud of Final Fantasy VII Advent Children to Ichigo of Bleach and Portgas D.Ace of One Piece, KANAME☆ continues to wow with his high level of quality and realism in his cosplays.
KANAME☆ is currently the Cosplay Ambassador for Anime Festival Asia, gracing AFA09, AFAX and AFA11. In 2011, KANAME☆ visited 8 countries, including Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, France, China and more!
Look out for KANAME☆’s amazing cosplay exclusively at AFA MY!
Update : Miyuko & Tasha is latest celebrity cosplayer addition to AFA Malaysia
President, Production IG
Anime Production Celebrity, shares his experience and insights in creating success in the global animation industry.
Joining ‘Tatsunoko Production’ after graduating from university, he left the company in 1987 to start his own business, generating many animation movies and game works as a producer.
Notable works from Ishikawa-san include “GHOST IN THE SHELL / Koukaku Kidoutai” (1995) ranking 1st on the U.S. Billboard chart, was the herald for the popularity of “Japanimation, and “Innocence” (2004) which was first nominated for the Cannes International Film Festival competition section as a Japanese animation piece, also notable is “BLOOD THE LAST VAMPIRE” (2000) which was the original source of the documentary film ‘Last Blood’ released in 2009.
Danny Choo, the son of Malaysian fashion celebrity Dato Jimmy Choo, is one of the most well-known and respected bloggers of Japanese pop-culture in the world, commanding readerships of over 1 Million worldwide.
In addition to his blogs, he runs MIRAI Inc., an Internet solutions provider, and produces and hosts Culture Japan, a weekly program on Japanese culture on Tokyo MX. He will be the official host of AFA MY for many of our main stage segments.
Apart from that, experience zones will be the largest attractions in ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA Malaysia 亚洲动漫节 - Atelier Royale Butler Café, Moe Moe Kyun Maid Café, Moekana, Regional Cosplay Championship, Ultraman Zone, I ♥ Anisong. There’ll be lots of different activities & I’m sure you’ll love it. Read more below :
Moe Moe Kyun Maid Café
After going back to the basics in AFA11 to bring out the cafe’s original theme of “Moe 萌え”, Moe Moe Kyun Maid Cafe is heading to AFA Malaysia this June! Prepare your hearts to be stolen by our lovely maids for they are back to melt your troubles away! Serving you delicious finger foods and scrumptious desserts, Moe Moe Kyun Maid Café is here to delight your senses with the warmest hospitality in its full 萌え glory!
Atelier Royale Butler Café
This summer, Atelier Royale Café will grace the very first Anime Festival Asia Malaysia.With our team of specially selected butlers, consisting of both familiar and new faces, we look forward to welcoming Malaysia’s lords and ladies back to their abode. Well-dressed and dedicated, our butlers are here to wait on you and your friends, serving a host of delectable light treats and refreshments. So come with your friends and be spoilt for a day or two by our league of gentlemen, at AFA Malaysia.
The brainchild of Danny Choo, Moekana is a set of cards that helps to teach the basic Japanese syllables and their symbols, hiragana. The cards feature Mirai, Haruka and Kanata, all characters featured in Danny’s TV show and website, Culture Japan.
The pack of 50 different Moekana cards feature illustrations by Japanese artist Ikkyuu – the adorable artwork alone is enough to help learners learn hiragana but there are many ways one can also use the cards to start learning Japanese.
One method is through Moekana’s secondary function of a card game where two players compete to create as many words as possible using a pre-determined number of cards. The player with least number of cards left after forming the words is declared the winner.
AFA My will be hosting a Moekana competition.
Regional Cosplay Championship
Malaysia Preliminary 2012
This June, Anime Festival Asia will be hosting a preliminary cosplay competition at the first ever AFA MY, prior to the widely anticipated Regional Cosplay Championship at this year’s AFA12 in November!
The top cosplay team from Malaysia will be selected to compete in the Regional Cosplay Championship during the two-day AFA12 where they will perform and be judged by a panel of distinguished guests from Japan and around the region, which includes internationally renowned cosplayer KANAME☆!
Ultraman Live Show 2012 will take place during the Anime Festival Asia Malaysia (AFA MY)! It will be a big blast for all the Ultraman fans, come and be the first to watch it ‘LIVE’ In Malaysia!
And that is not all. Whether you are an Ultraman fan or not, all visitors are welcome to visit the’The Ultraman Zone’ in AFA MY. We have loads and loads of Ultraman activities going on! Meet & Greet Sessions, Photo Sessions, and a Fun Fair full of Ultraman Interactive Games for kids and adults.
We have also prepared family activities like Puzzle Challenge, Colouring Contest, for families to enjoy the warmth atmosphere around ‘The Ultraman Zone’! Come spend some precious time with your family during this June 2012 in ‘The Ultraman Zone’!
I ♥ Anisong
For 2 days, feast yourself on a large showcase of Anisong artists! Catch Anisong superstars FLOW, KOTOKO, Maon Kurosaki, Kalafina and Sea☆A LIVE!
The 2 experience zones that I’m looking forward to most is the Ultraman Zone and of course, I ♥ Anisong!! Jpop is something I haven really experience live before and Ultraman is my childhood hero LOL!!
So you might be wondering, how much do I need to pay for this event? Here’s the ticketing details :
Anime Festival Asia Malaysia 2012
Entrance Ticketing Details
Several tiers of ticketing will be available depending on the level of content the customer wishes to access. General festival tickets are priced at RM15 per day, customers who wish to additionally access exclusive stage contents from Anime celebrities will need to purchase the Festival + Stage RM30 per day ticket.
*Please note that the tickets for AFA Malaysia Super Anisong Genki Live is sold separately.
Here’s a few pictures taken during the press conference of AFAMY2012.