Photo provided by SOZO

Anime Festival Asia is the biggest Japanese pop culture event in the region, with more than 30 events across nine major cities delivered over the last eleven years, welcoming more than 1.8M visitors, 1060 exhibitors, and 425 performers in total.

In light of the recent COVID-19 situation, AFA’s ability to organise physical events and cater to its many passionate fans has been severely impacted. However, AFA would still like to connect with them, thus a fresh initiative ‘AFA UNITED’ has been born.

Created to represent a new series of online events, ‘AFA UNITED’ hopes to bring together J-Culture fans online, united in their love for Japanese Pop culture. ‘AFA UNITED’ looks forward to recapturing the joy and excitement of fans who regularly attend AFA events across the region, not just today but also in the near future.

The first-ever ‘AFA UNITED’ can be viewed for free on 26th April 2020 (Sunday) from 8:00 PM (GMT +8) via

Fans can show their support for ‘AFA UNITED’ by sharing the news and inviting friends and family to tune in! They can also support the event by purchasing limited edition souvenir t-shirts or branded digital wallpapers. Both items are available for a limited time exclusively via AFASHOP at

Stay home, stay strong, stay tuned!

Date & Time: 26 April (Sun) 8:00 PM (GMT +8) onwards
Official Link:
Official Merchandise:
Official Hashtag: #AFAUNITED

Featuring (in alphabetical order): 
Amaki Sally (22/7)
Ayaka Ohashi
Azusa Tadokoro
Eri Sasaki
Eriko Nakamura
Hisanori Yoshida
Konomi Suzuki
Lotus Juice
Luna Haruna
Mika Kobayashi
Minori Chihara
Riko Sasaki
Sora Tokui


About the organizer
Tapping on Japan’s diverse wealth of entertainment content since the company was started in 2009, SOZO has positioned itself to be the ‘bridge’, connecting Japan to SE Asia – by showcasing quality concerts, engaging retail experiences and creating meaningful online engagement to audiences and businesses across South East Asia.

With a presence across SE Asia in Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok, Penang, Manila and Tokyo, SOZO is the owner and operator of ‘AFA – Anime Festival Asia’ brand internationally, as well as entertainment concert platforms such as ‘I Love Anisong’ and ‘JMF – Japan Music Festival’ Concert Event Series, which has consistently brought in top Japanese artists from Japan. SOZO also operates ‘SO Japan’, SE Asia’s #1 Japanese Pop Culture focused media network, covering 3 languages with a reach of over 3 Million across South East Asia.

DISCLAIMER: The materials seen above was sent to Anime Pilipinas as a part of the promotional campaign of SOZO Pte. Ltd. (Singapore), and we are not responsible for the content. Subject to change without prior notice.