CharaExpo 2015 - Showcasing Top Anime, Manga & Cosplay Talent In Singapore

The inaugural CharaExpo 2015, the first major convention featuring Japanese content in Singapore, will be held on 20–21 June 2015 at Hall 7 at Singapore EXPO. Featuring leading names from the Japanese manga, anime, games and cosplay industries, luminaries include the anime creators, Akio Watanabe (Grisaia no Kajitsu, Bakemonogatari) and Masami Obari (Gravion, Cardfight!! Vanguard); voice artists such as Izumi Kitta (Milky Holmes, Cardfight!! Vanguard)
and Aimi (Cardfight!! Vanguard, Future Card BuddyFight); along with famed cosplayers Kaname, Sin Izumi and Tatsumi Inui and the all-stars of the New Japan Pro-Wrestling team.

Special guests at the media conference - Akio Watanabe, a Japanese animator, character designer and animation director going by the pseudonym Poyoyon Rock...

Ayaka Kitazawa, a Japanese singer from Saitama
who sang the ending theme song to the anime series Little Busters...

Voice artiste Aimi, who voices Kiri in Future Card Buddyfight and Suiko in Cardfight!! Vanguard...

CharaExpo 2015 will be debuting convention “firsts” including:
  • Cos*Stage:  Participating cosplayers stand a chance to win an exclusive all-expenses-paid invitation to the Cosplay Collection Night at the Tokyo Game Show 2015. The Top 10 will be invited to a final selection round at Cos*Stage, on June 20 at CharaExpo 2015.

  • Card Game Tournament: Bushiroad’s annual tournament series, the Bushiroad Spring Fest, will be held at the expo and will feature a 600-seat card game area for both new and veteran players.
  • New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW): Catch NJPW stars Hiroshi Tanahasi, Jushin Thunder Liger, and Gedo in action at their very first exhibition matches on 20-21 June. 
The colourful characters from NJPW...

CharaExpo 2015’s exhibition floor will be split into three exciting zones:
  • The Exhibition Zone will feature popular series titles and exclusive merchandise from Bushiroad Inc., Good Smile Company, Aniplex Inc., VisualArts, Kotobukiya and Banpresto.
  • The Creator Zone will feature noted anime and manga character and series’ artists and the Entertainment zone where visitors can browse through the latest titles in anime.  “Creators’ Corner”, dedicated to both individual artists and artist groups or circles to showcase, feature and sell their work, will also feature work from Collateral Damage Studios, Daiyaku and Lion Geeks.
  • The Entertainment Zone will feature performances from rising pop singers such as Mashiro Ayano and Ayaka Kitazawa.  
A final picture with the guests from Japan...

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