One of the major Japanese Pop Culture event in Southeast Asia, Anime Festival Asia (AFA), is returning with a new name. Announced through AFA’s official social media account, this anual event will be held with the new name C3 AFA. AFA’s Event Organizer, Sozo is collaborating with Sotsu, the event organizer of C3, an anime and game show held in Tokyo and Hong Kong.
For Indonesia, the event will be held in Jakarta, 18-20 August 2017. As with last year, the venue will be at JIEXPO Arena Kemayoran, North Jakarta.
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Aside from Indonesia, C3 AFA will also be held in Bangkok, 10-11 June 2017 at Royal Paragon Hall – Siam Paragon; in Tokyo, 26-27 August 2017 at Makuhari Messe; in Singapore, 24-26 November 2017 at Suntec Convention Center; and in Hong Kong, February 2018 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
As a major Japanese Pop Culture Event in Southeast Asia, AFA have been offering an exhibition space selling various anime goods, anisong concerts, and other stage programs featuring artists from anime industry. The event debuted in Singapore in 2008 and has been held annually since then. In 2012, AFA Indonesia was first held at JI Expo Kemayoran.
The Indonesian Anime Times