Tag Archives: Anime Festival Asia

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

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Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. The above quote is by Helen Keller on teamwork, an American author, political activist, and lecturer who was also the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. [Source: Wikipedia] If there is something I am always thankful for, it is the teamwork that the POPCulture Online …

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Interview with Rika Lee

No stranger to both eastern and western popular culture events (such as GameStart and Anime Festival Asia) here in Singapore, Rika has been singing on stage since 2002 and has gone on to even represent Singapore in the Nodojiman The World, a worldwide Japanese singing competition. We chat with the 28 year old on what got her started into singing, …

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Anime Festival Asia Singapore (AFASG) 2016: The Experience

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With each successful event comes support for the next and Anime Festival Asia Singapore (AFASG) 2016 is no different. Back again for another run of the biggest Japanese Popular Culture event here in Singapore and the Region, AFASG 2016 returns to the level 4 halls of the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. As expected, the crowd was out in …

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Do the PPAP with Pikotaro

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You heard the Song, you saw the video, yes that one that even got Justin Bieber tweeting about has come to Singapore! Yes that viral earworm PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen) and its creator Pikotaro or rather Japanese comedian Daimaou Kosaka (his real name), was in town over the Anime Festival Asia Singapore weekend as a guest of WAKUWAKU JAPAN. Sharing with members …

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Making Revolution With Takanori Nishikawa

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Entering the interview room in a neatly pressed suit and a cup of starbucks with “Taka” written on it, one can’t help but admire in awe even if you don’t recognize him. Takanori Nishikawa or better known as TM Revolution (or T.M.Revolution which stands for Takanori Makes Revolution) is no stranger to the anisong industry having shot to fame with …

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5 Years On

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When Kenneth and I started POPCulture Online we had no idea how long we’d sustain it or how much reach we would end up having. It’s been an amazing journey I must say with the opportunity to have been official media for major pop culture events in Singapore like the Singapore Toys Games and Comics Convention as well as Gamestart …

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AFASG 2015: A Weekend of Japanese Popular Culture

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It has been many years since I stepped back into the halls of Suntec that houses the biggest Japanese Popular Culture event both in Singapore and the Region, Anime Festival Asia Singapore (AFASG) 2015. This is the biggest event when it comes to Japanese Popular Culture that ranges from anime to manga to even cosplay. With more and more teens …

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5 Reasons To Attend Anime Festival Asia Singapore (AFASG) 2015

With Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2015 (or AFASG 2015 for short) less than a week away, organisers Sozo has been releasing lots of information for Anime and Japanese Popular Culture fans as expected… which is a good thing of course. Now for those still sitting on the fence wondering if they should head down, here are 5 good reasons to …

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Anime Fans Rejoice As Anime Festival Asia Is Back With AFASG 2015

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The biggest name in Japanese Popular Culture content in the region, Anime Festival Asia is back again this November with AFASG 2015. Since its birth in 2008, the mega anime contention has seen a total of more than half a million attendees over the years and has expanded into the region with Anime Festival Asia Thailand (AFATH) and Anime Festival …

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AFA 2014 – A Fangasm Weekend

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Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2014 – A Fangasm Weekend Truth be told, it is near to impossible to cover everything that happened at Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2014. There are far too many things happening at once, which completely highlights the need to sit down and plan what to do, where to be, before stepping into the convention hall. AFA …

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AFA 2014 – Hakuoki (English) First Impressions

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Romancing the Shinsengumi – Now in English! Those of us who are familiar with otome games will be no stranger to Hakuoki, one of the most popular of its genre over in Japan. For the rest of us, Hakuoki is a visual novel game based on the historical Shinsengumi of japan. The story features a young woman who comes to …

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AFA 2014 – I Love Anisong Concert

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We are FIGHTING DREAMERS!! I love Anisong! It is hard to believe, but despite attending Anime Festival Asia every year in Singapore since its first, I have never gone for a single Anisong concert. It started out as a financial limitation, back in the days when I was a poor student who would spend most of her money on food …

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Introducing Valerie

In 2010, at the largest annual Japanese pop culture themed event in South East Asia held in Singapore, “Anime Festival Asia (AFA)”, Valerie was scouted as a result of her overwhelming presence at the maid cafe held within the event. In 2011, She debuted as part of Sea*A, an anisong idol group with a a great passion for Japanese pop …

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AFA Spring Taikai – KANAME☆, Gero & Dasoku

After a good performance by local bands O.V.A. Hito & QUIS which set the mood going, it was time to bring out the main attraction for the AFA Spring Taikai event. Kenneth Wong continues his report from the photopit as screaming fans made their voices heard. KANAME☆ No stranger to the local Japanese popular culture fans here in the region, …

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AFA Spring Taikai – O.V.A. Hito & QUIS

With its success over the last 4 years, the event known as Anime Festival Asia has become quite the household name to Japanese Popculture fans from this side of the world. Following up on its AFA 2011 event which saw its largest number of visitors attending, the organisers kicked off 2012 with a new event called AFA Spring Taikai. AFA …

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