Anime Festival Asia 09 in Singapore

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 日曜日, 11月 22, 2009 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

Anime fans from all over Southeast Asia gathered Singapore on Nov.21, for the region’s biggest anime festival.

According to Kyodo News, Anime Festival Asia 09 in Singapore is one of the largest anime conventions in the world, hosting over 45,000 fans.The two-day Anime Festival Asia, most of whom had been lining up in long queues to buy tickets before the show opened its doors at the Suntec City Convention Center.

The highlight this year is Japanese virtual idol Hatsune Miku live screening on stage outside Japan for the first time, singing three hits.
Miku Hatsune
An estimated 3,000 anime fans attended the concert, named ‘‘I love anisong,’’ which also featured a live performance by popular anime singer Shoko Nakagawa (中川翔子).
Nakagawa (born May 5, 1985) , also known as Shokotan, is a Japanese idol, tarento, actress, seiyū (voice actor), illustrator and singer.
Shomo Nakagawa
A cornucopia of anime-related products were displayed or sold by about 50 booths at the festival spanning an area of about 5,000 square meters.


The region’s first cosplay championship was also held earlier in the day, won by participants from Singapore.


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