Anime Festival Asia (AFA) Singapore 2023 is gearing up to offer fans an unparalleled anime experience from 24th to 26th November 2023. With a plethora of activities, engagements, and star-studded performances on the horizon, fans are in for an experience like no other.

In this article, we will be covering:

  • Day Stage
  • Concert Line-Ups
  • Akiba Town
  • Akiba Stage
  • Creators Hub 
  • Cosplay Hub

Day Stage: 

The AFA’s Day Stage is set to be a highlight, featuring a lineup of esteemed international guests including:

  • Iori Moe as the official ambassador has appeared on the cover of more than 130 Japanese magazines, and is highly popular as a video game streamer. She has worked on many popular titles such as Higashi Ribe, Re:Zero, Kisekoi, Arknights, and more!
  • Shigure Ui who is known for "Loli God" as a special guest. 
  • Sumire Uesaka, the renowned voice actress and singer .
  • Manabu Otsuka, Yuchiro Hayashi, and Mari Okada, from the MAPPA team. Representative works include “Yuri!!! on ICE", "Zombie Land Saga", " "ATTACK ON TITAN" The Final Season", "JUJUTSU KAISEN 0", "Chainsaw Man", and others.
  • and a host of other talents over the three days, you can see the full list here.


AFA Concert will be featuring 20 artists with a series of electrifying concerts spread across three days. Queueing timings, locations, artiste autograph sessions, and more, will be announced in the future. Fans are encouraged to stay updated by regularly checking AFA's social media channels and official website.

Friday, 24th Nov - I LOVE ANISONG: 

  • Doors will open at 5:30 PM SGT, with the concert commencing at 6:30 PM SGT.
  • Performances by Asterism, Liyuu, May'n, Nano, Survive Said The Prophet, and Tatsuya Kitan.

Saturday, 25th Nov - hololiveMeet by VRChat:

  • The evening will begin with doors opening at 6:00 PM SGT, followed by a Talk Show & Concert starting at 7:00 PM SGT.
  • miComet Hololive Talk Show: Featuring Sakura Miko and Hoshimachi Suisei.
  • CHADCAST Hololive English Talk Show: With Irys, Hakos Baelz, and Mori Calliope.
  • viv:ID CRUISE Indonesia Concert: Starring Pavolia Reine, Ayunda Risu, Moona Hoshinova, and Kureiji Ollie.

Sunday, 26th Nov - SACRA MUSIC FES: 

  • Doors will open at 6:00 PM SGT, and the concert will kick off at 7:00 PM SGT.
  • Showcasing FLOW, ASCA, halca, Spira Spica, and Nami Tamaki. 

Akiba Town

Akiba Town is a huge space that includes Exhibitor Booths, Akiba Stage, Creators Hub, Cosplay Hub, Food Street and more! Check out the exhibitors here. Some key highlights below:

The Bushiroad Expo Asia 2023:

  • They are part of the Akiba Stage.
  • Bushiroad Championship Series 2023 Regional Championship: A competitive event where participants can showcase their skills.
  • Shadowverse: Evolve World Invitational 2023 Regional Qualifier: Another competitive segment where players can demonstrate their prowess.
  • There are also side events and Japanese edition casual tournaments for you to win prizes!

Special Appearance:

  • A special BanG Dream! Talk Stage is scheduled for Sunday, 26th November 2023. 
  • This segment will feature notable personalities such as Aina Aiba (voice of Yukina Minato), Amane Shindo (voice of Mashiro Kurata), Yuka Nishio (voice of Nanami Hiromachi), and Hina Aoki (voice of Rana Kaname) from the BanG Dream! Series.

Akiba Stage 

The Akiba Stage is known for showcasing a series of special guests and renowned cosplayers. It serves as a vibrant platform for fans to witness and interact with their favorite personalities. While the lineup of performers and the detailed schedule for AFA 2023 are yet to be announced, the anticipation remains high given the stage's reputation.

Creators Hub 

The Creators Hub offers attendees a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of art. Here, visitors can watch talented artists at work, delve into their creative processes, and even commission special art pieces to take home as cherished mementos! 

To find out which creators will be at the Creators Hub and to show them your support, you can refer to this Creators Listing.

Cosplay Hub

The Cosplay Hub is a dedicated space where attendees can meet and greet their favorite cosplayers. While some cosplayer names and details are yet to be announced, the anticipation is high given AFA's reputation for hosting renowned cosplayers from around the world. Look forward to meet guest players like Xiaoyukiko, Kiyo (Singapore), eeelyeee, Akaei (Japan), Larissa Rochefort (Indonesia), YingTze, Lea (Malaysia), Charess (Indonesia), and many more!

AFA Singapore 2023 promises to be a monumental event for anime enthusiasts, bringing together the best of anime culture, music, art, and cosplay. Whether you're a die-hard anime fan or new to the scene, this festival offers something for everyone.