Yes, this is NOT a joke. May’n (May Nakabayashi), the beautiful voice behind Sheryl’s songs in Macross Frontier, will be making her way down to this tiny-red-dot island to perform live at the inaugural Anime Festival Asia, previously introduced on my blog, to be held on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2008. This will be her first live performance outside of Japan and will possibly mark the greatest moment in Singapore’s short and pathetic history.

More details after the break.


Dentsu, the organizer of AFA08, held a small informal session today to announce a few new details on the upcoming event.

Here’s a list of things about the concert that have been officially confirmed by the organizers:

  • May’n will be performing at least 7 songs.
  • There will be an autograph session but the exact procedure for it is to be determined.
  • No additional ticket purchase is required for the concert; everything is included in the convention entry fee.
  • There will be premium tickets for reserved seats, but the details are yet to be confirmed.

Here are some other things about the convention that have been confirmed:

  • Kunio Okawara, the mechanical designer of Mobile Suit Gundam and Gundam 00, will be appearing at the event to sign autographs and judge the Bandai Action Kit Universal Cup Competition (BAKUC).
  • Kotobukiya, Good Smile Company, Kaiyodo, Alter, Square Enix, Revoltech, and other companies will have retail presence at the convention.
  • Kotobukiya is releasing an exclusive limited edition Armored Core model for sale during the convention. Other companies may have exclusive merchandises too, but details are not yet available.
  • Jump Super Anime Tour will be part of the convention.

Unconfirmed rumours:

  • There is at least one other seiyuu yet to be announced.
  • She is not Megumi Nakajima.
  • Possible Revoltech release.

See, I told you AFA08 will be awesome. So yeah, come down to Singapore in November if you want to see May’n live! You can read up on all the above details on the official AFA08 website. Once again, the ticketing details for AFA08:

Date: 22nd and 23rd Nobember
Time: 10:00am to 9:00pm
Venue: Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centure, Halls 403 and 404
Ticket: $5 for one day, $8 for two days, children under 6 free

Cosplayers who pre-register will be able to enter for free.

P.S. Nyan Tora is pretty good but it doesn’t have Maaya’s cover of AIMO!

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