Singapore, 27 May 2016 – The fourth and last Funan Anime Matsuri will be the grandest yet, with the largest number of celebrity cosplayers and artistes and new attractions. The week long festival from 6 to 12 June 2016 will create history as the biggest free-admission cosplay event in Singapore with the highest number of celebrity cosplayer appearances. New content such as an anime-themed escape room, a Japanese horror house and Japanese fashion show will unite fans who adore all-things-Japanese.
10 Celebrity cosplayers
Funan Anime Matsuri is the only free-to-public event that will host as many as 10 celebrity cosplayers over the weekend. Celebrity cosplayers: Ajo, Baozi, Hana, ELY, Kaname✩ , Mayu, Mon, Saffron, SeeU and Xiao Xiao Bai will hold cosplay workshops and meet-and- greet sessions with fans.
Anisong artiste performance
For three nights from 10 to 12 June starting at 8pm, Funan DigitaLife Mall’s Main Atrium will be converted into an anisong concert venue. Popular Japanese anisong artiste, Luna Haruna, will helm the performance on 11 and 12 June. Up-and-coming sound artist and songwriter sasakure.UK, known for his skillful and meticulous use of popular vocal synthesis programmes, will also be entertaining fans at the anisong concerts on 10 and 11 June.
Real Escape Game X ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM
To make this year’s festival even more exciting, Funan DigitaLife Mall will be hosting a anime-themed escape room game titled “Escape the Assassination Classroom” based on the popular Japanese manga series Assassination Classroom, which has been adapted into anime. “Escape the Assassination Classroom” is a ticketed event and players will take part in this physical adventure game in groups of six. Locked in a room, players will have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and escape within a set time limit. This marks 2 the debut of “Escape the Assassination Classroom” in Singapore, and the first time that Funan DigitaLife Mall is hosting an escape room game.
More information in the annex.
Fans can purchase tickets from: http://reg-classroom.peatix.com/
SIX EXITS: Japanese horror house
SIX EXITS is a legendary horror house project that started in Tokyo and operated for a limited time of 6 months. SIX EXITS from Obaken is an immersive, handmade horror house with themes and timed-escape challenges direct from Japan.
Players are caught in a room and must complete the challenge within the time limit (5mins per room) before moving on the next room.
Fans can purchase tickets at the door or online, more details to be announced.
JRunway fashion show
For the first time, Funan Anime Matsuri will host a fashion show at the atrium! On 11 June 2016, Saturday at 5pm, Japanese singers and models AKIRA and Takeru will strut down the fashion runway! AKIRA and Takeru will also style and make-over 2 local cosplayers!
Press conference: Friday, 5pm at Level 1 atrium.
Media and the public are welcomed to come see what JRunway has to offer + interview the artistes, AKIRA and Takeru.
JRunway booth activities
1. Meet-and-Greet Takeru and AKIRA at Funan Anime Matsuri
Spend S$80 and above at JRunway from 27 May – 11 June to redeem a meet-and-greet ticket to see Takeru and AKIRA. The meet and greet ticket entitles you to a handshake and a polaroid photo with Takeru and AKIRA. You must show purchase proof at JRunway’s booth. Meet-and-greet times: 11 June 2016 Saturday at 13:30-14:00, 14:30-15:00, 15:30- 16:00
2. Yukata trying
Dress up in traditional Japanese wear at JRunway’s booth! Try out yukatas or purchase yukatas at JRunway! Free matching accessories will be given when you purchase a yukata. Yukatas will also be S$10 off from 27th May – 12th June on JRunway.com
Event: Funan Anime Matsuri Date: 6 – 12 June 2016
Free to public at Funan DigitaLife Mall Website: funananimematsuri.com