FUNAN ANIME MATSURI IS COMING BACK!

A week of excitement and fun with merchandise bazaars, your favourite cosplayers and anisong guests!
Funan Anime Matsuri 2016

6 - 12 June 2016

Funan DigitaLife Mall, Main Atrium, Level 1

All Star Cosplay Stage

Meet cosplayers from China, Malaysia and Taiwan up-close!
Learn more about their cosplay journey,
interact with them in their workshops,
or participate in a photo session!

COSPLAYERS MEET & GREET

Purchase cosplayer merchandise at the AFA Shop to qualify for an autograph! For cosplayers without merchandise, it will be a short photo-taking session! Meet & greet sessions are limited to the time constraints of our program!

SCHEDULE

10 JUNE FRIDAY

– 1500 ~ 1600 – ELY
– 1605 ~ 1650 – Baozi & Hana

11 JUNE SATURDAY

– 1100 ~ 1140 – ELY
– 1425 ~ 1510 – SAFFRON
– 1515 ~ 1600 – AJO
– 1605 ~ 1650 – KANAME☆ (No merchandise)

12 JUNE SUNDAY

– 1100 ~ 1150 – MON
– 1150 ~ 1235 – ELY
– 1410 ~ 1455 – Baozi & Hana
– 1500 ~ 1545 – SeeU & Xiao Xiao Bai

Ajo

Ajo 阿兆

TAIWAN

Taiwanese cosplayer Ajo never fails to stun fans with her impressive cosplays of characters with massive and complicated props. She has been gaining much popularity for cosplaying characters from Kantai Collection: KanColle. Ajo has also participated and won many cosplay competitions in Taiwan.

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Baozi & Hana

Baozi & Hana

CHINA

Baozi
Baozi forms the other half of the Chinese cosplay duo with Hana and is a prop-making fanatic. Their cosplay photos have been featured in many cosplay magazine such as “拓普志” and “菠萝志”.

Hana
Part of a cosplay duo with Baozi, Hana is the adorable make-up wizard of the pair. Hailing from China, they are both frequent guests/judges for anime conventions and cosplay competition within the country.

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Ely

ELY

TAIWAN

Ely shot to fame within the cosplay community rise in Taiwan and the East Asian countries with her poignantly beautiful and accurate portrayal of Sakuya from the Touhou series.

With many other portrayals of well-loved characters from games and anime series, each with their own definitive charms and personalities.

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KANAME☆

KANAME☆

JAPAN

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.

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MAYU

MAYU 繭

JAPAN

The androgynous-looking Mayu has been wowing cosplay fans with her stunning cosplay. Her photoshoots spares no effort in creating passionate battle scenes and intense expressions.

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Mon

MON 夢

TAIWAN

The adorable Taiwanese cosplayer has charmed both male and female fans with her ability to depict anime characters of both genders with ease. Her sweet nature and beautiful cosplays makes her one of the most popular cosplayers in Taiwan and abroad.

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Saffron

SAFFRON 綿羊

HONG KONG

Hailing from Hong Kong, Saffron is popular with fans for her handsome cosplays of various male characters. She is dedicated in recreating accurate portrayals of each character.

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SeeU & Xiao Xiao Bai

CHINA

SeeU
SeeU is rapidly rising to fame in China and around the world for her cute portrayals of Zootopia’s Judy. Her doll-like features have attracted many fans both male and female.

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Popular Chinese cosplayer Xiao Xiao Bai started to gain immense popularity in China from 2008, becoming a cosplay judge and guest at various events. He is well-known for cosplays of many Chinese works and has been staring as an actor in Chinese programs as well.

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Artistes Showcase

Be dazzled by stage performances we have in store for you with our stellar line-up of Anisong artistes!
Here’s your chance to see them up close – so don’t miss this opportunity to
enjoy the show they will be putting together for your enjoyment!

Haruna Luna

Luna Haruna

Luna Haruna was born on October 11th.

She gained tremendous popularity as a finalist in the “4th Anisong Grand Prix” and on May 2012, she made her major debut with the song “Sorawa Takaku Kazewa Utau” (Ending theme song for the second season of animation “Fate/Zero”), written and composed by Yuki Kajiura.

In January 2015, Luna Haruna released her 7th single, “Kimiiro Signal” (Opening theme song for the animation “Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata”)

Her other notable songs are “Overfly” (Ending theme song for the animation “SWORD ART ONLINE” -Fairy Dance-), “Aiwoutae” (Ending theme song for the second season of “<monogatari> series” produced by the popular creator, Jin), “snowdrop” (Ending theme song for the animation “Koimonogatari”) and more recently, “Startear” (Ending theme song for the animation “SWORD ART ONLINE II”).

Her popularity is not only contained within Japan, having been invited to perform at various live events in Asia, Europe and America, and attracts people with her strong vocals as well as as her cute look.

In May 2016, she will be releasing the ending theme song “Ripple Effect” for the brand new animation series “High School Fleet”.

MEET & GREET

12 JUNE SUNDAY, 1635 ~ 1700
Purchase Luna Haruna’s CDs from AFA Shop, and redeem an autograph coupon for her meet-&-greet / autograph session only at Funan Anime Matsuri! (limited to max. 2 CDs per customer)

sasakure.uk

sasakure.UK

Born February 11 in Fukushima, Japan.

sasakure.UK grew up heavily influenced by the 8-bit and 16-bit sounds found in electronic games of that time. It was then after he joined the boys choir during his school years that he first encountered the works of many of Japan’s most respected lyricists and poets. He then found himself strongly drawn to songwriting, and through diligent self-study and experimentation, started to create his own musical compositions.

However, sasakure.UK did not limit his output to just sound creation, but also worked in such varied mediums as “dot” animation, photography, calligraphic illustration, package artwork, and video production, garnering an impressive level of respect and attention for his multiple talents.

Additionally, through his skillful and meticulous use of popular vocal synthesis programs like the Miku Hatsune “Vocaloid” software, he continued to receive even more praise from new fans both old and new to his music, which finally lead to the release of his major label debut album entitled “Do Vocaloids Dream Of Doomsday Bird?” In a nutshell, he is an artist active in a wide range of areas, truly a product of the social networking generation and a contemporary artist to keep an eye out for.

MEET & GREET

11 JUNE SATURDAY, 1320 ~ 1345
Purchase a minimum of S$50 or above of sasakure.UK’s merchandise at AFA Shop, and stand to redeem autograph coupons for his meet-&-greet / autograph session! (limited to a MAXIMUM of 2 coupons per customer irregardless of total purchase amount.)

Akira

Akira

If you had met Akira on the streets without knowing who she is, you would probably be wondering whether Akira is a pretty boy or a handsome girl.
The singer-songwriter-model-actress, known as Akira, was born on February 15 in Chiba, Japan, and is 168cm tall.

Akira rocks the androgynous look with her visual kei and punk style. That was what got her noticed by Kera, a Japanese street fashion magazine that focuses on Gothic, Lolita, Punk, and Visual Kei fashion. She revealed that she was asked to model for Kera after she was featured in a street snap shot, and made her debut in their magazine in 2008.

Visual kei is a popular subculture in Japan, described to be a music and fashion movement. Visual kei fashion involves heavy make-up, elaborate hair styles, and flamboyant, punk rock clothes. Visual kei’s music genres are usually classified under glam rock, punk rock, and heavy metal.

Her usual look includes heavily lined eyes with smokey eye make-up, and short, layered hair that is long at the nape. According to an interview she had with TokyoRebel, her personal outfits are inspired by whatever anime she is into at that point. She also has many kimono and hakama inspired fashion pieces.
Akira gained popularity with Kera’s readers, typically teenaged girls, for her androgynous visual kei style and charisma. She was featured on the cover of Kera and Kera Boku, a subsidiary of Kera magazine, multiple times as their top boy’s style model.

Akira was first introduced to the androgynous style in her secondary school’s play. She fell in love with it, and made it part of her identity from then on. Akira rarely wears any feminine clothing outside of her work, preferring men’s fashion. Some of her favourite fashion brands are Sex Pot Revenge, Alice and the Pirates, and Super Lovers.

She isn’t just good looking, either. Akira has been in a band and modeled since she was 12. She is currently the lead singer and songwriter of her three-member visual kei band, Disacode.

When she’s not modelling for Kera or making new songs with her band, Akira acts in plays and musicals. She has performed in a Vampire Knight musical in Japan as one of the main leads, Kaname Kuran.

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武瑠 (SuG) : TAKERU

Let this pretty boy charm you with his voice and looks, but don’t be fooled. He’s more than just a pretty face with a good voice. Takeru is the brain behind many of the songs and concepts of popular visual kei band, SuG, and even designs his own clothing line.

The singer-songwriter-designer-model, SuG’s Takeru was born on May 11 in Japan and is 164cm tall.

Takeru sports many different types of short to medium length hair styles, usually dyed in a light shade, and has his eyebrows dyed to match his hair. Just like many other visual kei artists, he rocks the guyliner.

Visual kei is a popular subculture in Japan, described to be a music and fashion movement. Visual kei fashion involves heavy make-up, elaborate hair styles, and flamboyant, punk rock clothes. Visual kei’s music genres are usually classified under glam rock, punk rock, and heavy metal.

Besides his writing and singing songs for his visual kei band, Takeru also designs his own line of gothic street fashion, Million $ Orchestra. The brand produces both men and women fashion as well as fashion accessories. Just like true gothic fashion, many of Million $ Orchestra clothes are in black and white.

Million $ Orchestra started in 2010, and has released 8 collections since then, the latest collection being “Virgin”. Unsurprisingly, the brand’s collections have similar names to SuG’s songs and albums.

During an interview, Takeru revealed that he started the brand as a way of expressing himself along with his music. Takeru mentioned that he gets his inspiration from manga, movies, and such. He also revealed some of his personal favourite fashion brands that include MalkoMalka, Galaxxxy, and New Era.

Million $ Orchestra has been very popular in Japan, particularly with the Harajuku crowd, likely due to their unique fashion pieces and the bold style. The brand has even had a pop-up store in Los Angeles.

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Cosplay Competition

It doesn’t matter whether you have just started cosplaying, or have been at it for a while,
here’s your chance to walk away with not only prizes, but precious experiences, memories and loads of fun!!

 

PRIZES

1st Prize – $500 worth of CapitaVouchers
2nd Prize – $300 worth of CapitaVouchers
3rd Prize – $200 worth of CapitaVouchers

 

DETAILS

The Cosplay Competition takes place on two days, the 11th (Saturday) and 12th (Sunday) of June.
Interested contestants are fill in the form to audition for the competition.
They have a choice of the date they wish to compete on, as stated above.

Please note that only shortlisted entries will be contacted to participate in the cosplay competition during Funan Anime Matsuri.

COSPLAY COMPETITION AT FAM2015

Cosplay Competition

Super Anime Movie Screening

Delve into animated worlds of mystery, intrigue and heart pumping action with the latest anime movie titles at ANIME MATSURI!

The Disappearance of Conan Edogawa: The Worst Two Days in History


Synopsis:
This feature is the fifth TV Special for Detective Conan.
This special echoes to one hand the famous case of the disappearance of Agatha Christie in 1926, and director Kenji Uchida has worked with Gosho Aoyama to achieve a crossover that introduces Conan Edogawa and the various characters in the story of his famous film Kagi Dorobo no Method of 2012.

Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto

Script: Kenji Uchida

Original creator: Gosho Aoyama

Art Director: Takayoshi Fukushima

Cast:
Minami Takayama as Conan Edogawa
Wakana Yamazaki as Ran Mōri
Kenichi Ogata as Professor Agasa
Megumi Hayashibara as Ai Haibara
Rikiya Koyama as Kogoro Mōri
Ryoko Hirosue as Kanae Yamazaki
Takeshi Kusao as Tatsu
Teruyuki Kagawa as Kondo
Yukiko Iwai as Ayumi Yoshida

Runtime:105mins

© Gosho Aoyama / Shogakukan • YTV • TMS

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Synopsis:
Humanity has lost much of its developed land due to global warming in the first half of the 21st century. Then, a “Fleet of Fog” loaded with super weapons suddenly appears all over the world. Without the ability to withstand this fleet, humanity was defeated and could no longer travel the seas. 17 years after the devastating naval war, Gunzou Chihaya and his crewmates somehow commandeer a “Fleet of Fog” submarine named I401. Together with Iona (I401’s “mental model” or incarnation in humanoid form), they take on the “Fleet of Fog.”

Official website: http://aokihagane.com

Director: Seiji Kishi

Screenplay: Makoto Uezu, Shigeru Morita, Koujiro Nakamura, Chabou Higurashi

Music: Masato Kouda

Original creator: Ark Performance

Cast::
Kazuyuki Okitsu as Gunzō Chihaya
Mai Fuchigami as Iona
Manami Numakura as Takao
Ayaka Fukuhara as Myōkō
Eiji Miyashita as Kyohei Kashihara
Hibiku Yamamura as Haruna
Hiromi Igarashi as Haguro
M.A.O as Hiei
Mako as Maya
Minami Tsuda as Iori Watanuki
Nao Tōyama as Shizuka Hozumi
Nozomi Yamamoto as I402
Rina Hidaka as I400
Saki Fujita as Hyuga
Satomi Satou as Nachi
Shinobu Matsumoto as Sō Oribe
Suzuko Mimori as Ashigara
Yukana as Kongō
Yumi Uchiyama as Kirishima

Runtime: 105 mins

© Ark Performance / Shonengahosha, Arpeggio partners

Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- Cadenza

Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova- Cadenza


Synopsis:
Protagonist Gunzo Chihaya and his friends, with the help of renegade Fog A.Is, head towards the United States to present blueprints for a weapon that will turn the tides of war in humanity’s favour. It is easier said than done because Gunzo and the rest of Arpeggio’s crew have gotten the attention of the mysterious Admirality Code. Now they must face a new Fleet of Fog threat known as “Fog Student Council,” who are mental models dressed like high school girls. The Fog Student Council preaches that Earth’s morals must correspond to the Fog’s morals.

Official website: http://aokihagane.com

Director: Seiji Kishi

Script: Makoto Uezu

Original creator: Ark Performance

Music: Masato Kōda

Cast::
M.A.O as Hiei
Ayaka Fukuhara as Myōkō
Hiromi Igarashi as Haguro
Jouji Nakata as Shōzō Chihaya
Rie Kugimiya as Musashi
Satomi Satou as Nachi
Suzuko Mimori as Ashigara

Runtime: 104mins

© Ark Performance / Shonengahosha, Arpeggio partners

EXPERIENCE ZONES

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Regarded as one of the most talented Japanese horror house creators, OBAKEN, are known for their conversions of normal houses into horror houses by hand. For the first time in Singapore, their legendary Japanese horror house project – “SIX EXITS” will make its haunting debut.

“SIX EXITS” utilises Sony’s binaural recording technology and features high-resolution audio and ‘EXTRA BASS’. Combining both realistic visual settings with exceptional audio, this immersive horror house escape game direct from Japan challenges players to escape 6 different rooms by completing various challenges within the time limit.

Located on Level 5, #05-01.


GET TICKETS NOW!

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Escape the Assassination Classroom” is a ticketed event and players will take part in this physical adventure game in groups of six. Locked in a room, players will have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and escape within a set time limit. Located on Level 4, #04-19.


GET TICKETS NOW!

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FASHION SHOW

Check out the latest fashions from Japan at the JRunway Fashion show! Featuring a style make-over by Akira (from Disacode!) and Takeru (from SuG).

Date: 11 June 2016 Saturday
Time: 17:00-17:45

Meet and Greet Akira and Takeru at Funan Anime Matsuri

Date: 11 June 2016 Saturday
Time slots: 13:30-14:00, 14:30-15:00, 15:30- 16:00

Conditions apply:
• Spent S$80 and above at JRunway Cineleisure & / OR JRunway.com from 27th May – at 12:30 11th June
• Flash the Receipt or Order confirmation email @ JRunway booth from 6th – 11th 12:30
• Customer get a ticket which she/he can meet & greet with either guest. If they have 2 proof of purchase, they can get 2 tickets.

Anime Merchandise Land

ANIME MATSURI’s bazaar area with all thing anime. Don’t miss the best deals in town during Funan Anime Matsuri 2016!

Creators Hub

Creators Hub is a dedicated area with booths selling fan-made merchandise such as bookmarks, posters and doujins. Be awed by the works of passionate local and regional artists while picking up some spoils at the FAM Creators Hub! New to the Creators Hub, Doll owners and enthusiasts can now sign up for booths to showcase their Son and Daughters, visitors can also look forward to some shopping!

Card Tournaments

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