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Singapore-based event organizer SOZO Pte. Ltd., the organizers of the popular anime event Anime Festival Asia (AFA), has announced that they will be holding AFA United this Sunday.

AFA United will be a special online streaming event series by the organizer as a way to recapture “the joy and excitement of fans who regularly attend AFA events across the region, not just today but also in the near future”, according to their press release.

Several pop-culture events all over the world was forced to either postpone or cancel their scheduled events for this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced local governments to ban all leisure and non-essential mass gatherings.

 

The first-ever streaming event is scheduled to be held this Sunday, April 26, from 08:00pm PHT, which can be seen for free on animefestival.asia/afaunited/.

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The organizer also states that the AFA United can only be seen during the scheduled time and will not be available for archive after the live streaming.

 

The streaming event will also feature several personalities who have been a part of previous Anime Festival Asia events in the past years, which are:

Amaki Sally (22/7)
Ayaka Ohashi
Azusa Tadokoro
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ELISA
Eri Sasaki
Eriko Nakamura
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Hisanori Yoshida
JUNNA
Konomi Suzuki
Lotus Juice
Luna Haruna
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Mika Kobayashi
Minori Chihara
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ORESAMA
Punipun
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Riko Sasaki
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SCANDAL
Sora Tokui
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In addition the guest appearances, the streaming event will also feature “unreleased footage” from previous AFA events, but the organizer didn’t specify what footage will they be airing.

 

Anime Festival Asia is an annual anime and pop-culture convention series across several countries in Southeast Asia, which started in Singapore in 2008.

The event is considered as one of the largest anime and pop-culture events outside Japan and the most attended event in the Southeast Asia. The event has since expanded to several countries in the region, like Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

The regional event is well-known for its “I Love Anisong” concert series, which has featured popular Japanese music artists