CharaExpo 2017 - Bushiroad Celebrates A Decade Of Trading Cards, Cosplay & Anime

CharaExpo 2017 is a Japanese manga, anime, games and cosplay event. Held on 9 and 10 September 2017 in Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Hall, CharaExpo 2017 spotlighted the team behind the scenes of Japanese-related anime content. Fans can meet these prominent producers, manga artists, illustrators, and cosplayers and learn more about their passion and motivations. Major Japanese anime, manga and game companies also participated to showcase exclusive exhibits and limited merchandise.

CharaExpo 2017 was celebrated in conjunction with Bushiroad’s 10th Anniversary, where delighted fans were given the opportunity to purchase exclusive merchandise from Bushiroad that has never been sold outside of Japan prior to the Expo.

“Each year, we aim to bring the most exclusive and latest anime content into Southeast Asia. This includes giving fans the opportunity to meet their favourite Japanese stars.”
-- Takaaki Kidani, CEO and President of Bushiroad International --

Headlined by some of the biggest names in anime, CharaExpo 2017 also saw the debut of many up-and-coming bands, including MYTH & ROID, a contemporary creative unit, which is the brainchild of producer, Tom-H@ck; Roselia, an all-girl band from popular multi-media project BanG Dream! and the Singapore Night Safari-inspired hit animation series, KEMONO FRIENDS.

Bushiroad also introduced their new high fantasy trading card game, Dragoborne - Rise to Supremacy, where Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee, the brand ambassador for the game, made a guest appearance to do an autograph and meet-and-greet session with fans.

“We are extremely grateful to the thousands of fans who attended CharaExpo this year. We are heartened by the support of the fans and attendance has been steadily increasing each year. The positive feedback is highly encouraging for us.”
-- Takaaki Kidani, CEO and President of Bushiroad International --

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