I LOVE ANISONG ARTIST
In March 2015, Alisa Takigawa debuted with ‘Season’, the ending theme of TV anime ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’. In November of the same year, she released ‘Sayonara no Yukue’, the 3rd single of ‘Owarimonogatari’ which gained tremendous response and turned out to be a smash hit.
In June 2016, her first Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka one man live tour, one of the stops which was at the famous Ebisu LIQUIDROOM, was fully SOLD OUT. Since her debut, her rising popularity as a singer-songwriter has only continued to increase greatly. In September 2016, she is going to release ‘Iroasenai Hitomi’, the new ending theme of the anticipated second season of TV anime ‘The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War’.
motsu X KAYA
motsu (ex:m.o.v.e/ALTIMA) is the party MC who keeps rocking the Anisong and Japan culture events all over the world. His unique performance skill that he cultivated since the beginning of the Japanese rap/dance music scene continues to gain momentum as it boosts audiences across borders and genres. KAYA has hyped up the crowds at overseas events using hit medleys from Anison, VOCALOID, J-POP and dance music. The hottest Japanese Party MC and Party DJ have united to create a fever-pitched experience. This dream team is now available for everyone who wants to dance with the current Japanese music scene. They held many concerts in countries outside of Japan such as Sweden, Singapore, Brazil, Peru.
Taiwanese cosplayer, Julia, is a master of props, often flaunting her skills and dedication to cosplay in elaborate cosplays. With over 9 years in the cosplay scene and many intricate cosplays under her belt, Julia has a large fanbase spreading across Taiwan and beyond. Julia is also an avid gamer and loves games such as League of Legends. This would be Julia’s first time to Anime Festival Asia Indonesia.
Siutao (Hong Kong)
The adorable Siutao is renowned for her attention to detail as well as her versatility, especially when it comes to replicating characters from Kantai Collection. Her dedication to cosplay means that she is always improving her craft with each cosplay.
Ying Tze (Malaysia)
Popular Malaysian cosplayer, Ying Tze returns to Anime Festival Asia Indonesia. Known for always interacting and taking care of her fans, Ying Tze has a wide fanbase across Asia and has been invited as a guest to many events in Asia.
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.
As one of Japan’s most popular cosplayers, Reika is constantly receiving love-calls from events all around the world. She has gained much popularity due to her androgynous cosplays and her attention to detail when it comes to crafting her cosplays. As a cosplayer who creates her costumes and props on her own, Reika is an inspiration to many.
Baozi & Hana (China)
Baozi, the handsome prop-making fanatic and Hana, the adorable make-up wizard! As two of the most popular male cosplayers from China, Baozi & Hana have amassed a legion of fans around the world. Both Baozi and Hana have been featured in many cosplay magazines and are both frequent guests and judges for anime conventions and cosplay competition globally.
Special Guest: Hitomi
Currently active as maid, serves as the president of @home cafe, the best maid café not only in Tokyo but around the world, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Served as a maid for 12 years and has been a driving force for @home cafe, has appeared across various forms of media, including TV and magazines. Beyond sincere and devoted customer care, as a multi-talented singer, dancer and communicator provides great all round service. In 2005 made a debut as a member of the idol unit Kanzen Maid Sengen (Complete Maid Declaration), formed from maids working in @home café. Full-fledged artist debut in 2009, as a member of the dance unit “TEAM Junjo” (TEAM pure heart). In 2012, became President of Infinia Co. Ltd., which manages @home cafe.
FEATURED ANIME SHOWCASE
High School Fleet
Living by the sea, protecting the sea, and journeying across the sea, they’re the Blue Mermaids! Because of a shift in tectonic plates around 100 years ago, Japan lost much of its area to submergence. To preserve Japan’s territories, Coastal Cities sprung up, one after the other. Eventually, they became Marine Cities, and along with the expansion of sea-lanes to connect them, the need arose for a sizable staff to protect the seas. At the same time, maritime jobs were becoming more popular among women. Hence, the BLUE MERMAIDS, tasked with keeping the seas safe, had become every female student’s dream job.
This is when childhood friends Akeno Misaki and Moeka China enroll in a marine high school in Yokosuka, along with other girls who share their goal of “BECOMING A BLUE MERMAID.” A TV anime show depicting their cheery, fun-filled student life: HIGH SCHOOL FLEET.
Special Guest Star – Atsumi Tanezaki
Voiced Mai Irizaki in High School Fleet, she come from Oita Prefecture. Her main appearances include: Chise Hatori (The Ancient Magus’ Bride), Moe Nishinosono (Subete ga F ni Naru THE PERFECT INSIDER), Lisa Mishima (Terror in Resonance), and Asako Natsume (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun)
Special Guest Star – Nozomi Furuki
Voice Actress of Shima Tateishi in High School Fleet. She come from the Goto Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture. Her main appearances include Miwa Yamamura (Barakamon), Kittsun (SHOW BY ROCK!!), and Chess Belle (Seraph of the End).
Special Guest Star – Takaaki Suzuki
Come from Hokkaido. When it comes to anime production, he is usually involved in scriptwriting, and advising on military history, among others. He serves as the Original Work creator for High School Fleet.
He also loves pure soba. His representative works include Strike Witches (World Setting, Military History Advisor, Scriptwriter) and Girls und Panzer (Supervisor, OVA scriptwriter).
During the construction of the Kurobe Dam, an ancient artifact was discovered, and so the United Nations Kurobe Laboratory was established. Intellectuals from all over the world gathered to study the artifact, and the children of those researchers attend Tateyama International Senior High School, including the Chief Researcher’s daughter, Yukina Shirahane.
Special Guest Star – Yohei Azakami
He graduated from Aoni Production’s Seiyuu Academy and made his debut in 2011. Gaining experience over the years, he took on a wide range of anime and game voice acting roles , narrated television programs , and has appeared on several radio shows. His big chance came in 2016 when he was chosen to voice Kennosuke Tokisada Ouma, the main character of Kuromukuro.
About thirty years ago, a first-of-its-kind invasion of earth occurred. Caused by creatures referred to as UNKNOWN, humanity was driven into a corner as the world around them collapsed. Fighting against these foes with overwhelming strength, an all-out war ensued. Even after the war ended, the current state of the world is still plagued with sporadic invasions from the UNKNOWN.
Selected children who were evacuated to a cold sleep facility during an UNKNOWN invasion a few decades back awake to find themselves having supernatural abilities.
The children are not just carrying the responsibility of the world on their backs, they also have to maintain their contribution rankings and protect the strongholds. In such an extreme situation, what should they focus on and protect? That is the shared world of “QUALIDEA”!
Special Guest Star – Chika Anzai
Chika Anzai was born on the 22nd of December in the Fukui Prefecture. She made her voice actress debut in 2009 as Nagisa Mikogami from the series Anyamaru Tantei Kiruminzuu. After a string of other roles over the years, she received her first protagonist casting as Chaika Trabant from the well-received series Chaika – The Coffin Princess, which success saw its continuation for two seasons. Following which, her voice-acting ability shone through the role of Reina Kōsaka from Sound! Euphonium. She is also the voice of Asuha Chigusa from Qualidea Code.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
The world is in the middle of the industrial revolution. Just when technology advancements have begun to show their results, hordes of undead monsters called Kabane suddenly appeared from nowhere. These monsters can only be killed if the iron cage surrounding their glowing hearts are pierced, and humans who get bitten by them get turned into Kabane as well. Soon enough, their numbers grew and spread across the whole world.
A young male blacksmith called Ikoma lives in Aragane Station, which specializes in the production of steel and steam engines. Wanting to defeat the Kabane, he has been developing a solo weapon called the “Piercing Gun Barrel” while waiting for the day he gets to prove his strength on the battlefield.
Special guest Star – Maaya Uchida
In 2012, Maaya Uchida got her first break out roles as anime heroines. She won the Best New Actress Award at the 8th Seiyuu Awards. She went on to debut as a singer in April 2014. In October 2014 she sang the opening theme song for TV anime series Gonna be the Twin-tail!!, and released her third single in April 2015. Her first album was released in December 2015, ranking 6th on the Oricon charts.
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