The 2015 FUNAN ANIME MATSURI launches June 8th at Funan DigitaLife Mall - and exhibits to June 14th - celebrating a week of Japan Pop Culture in Singapore, showcasing cosplayers both regional stars and competition, anime screenings, merchandize and the "Creator's Hub"; "…a dedicated area with booths selling fan-made merchandise such as bookmarks, posters and donjons." (More info on www.funananimematsuri.com).
Just think of it as a "mid-year AFA" (not surprisingly this event is sponsored by Anime Festival Asia), and as well a (possible) swell Anime-fueled weekend out which could include Gundam Docks in SG @ Ngee Ann City (June 4-28) in the travel itinerary, innit?
"Matsuri (祭?) is the Japanese word for a festival or holiday. In Japan, festivals are usually sponsored by a local shrine or temple, though they can be secular." (Read more on Wiki)
From Taiwan: 肉感少女Neneko & Shimo
From/In Singapore: Tenka / DD-Tenka & Baozi & Hana
"One of the illustrators behind Mirai's creation, Nao Shirahane, also known as Dmyo, is a Korean-born illustrator currently based in Japan. Debuting her career with her character design works for online games “Trickster” and “DJMAX”, she gradually gained fame amongst fans and industry fellows."
"‘It brings me joy in creating kawaii illustrations and characters; and in knowing that my fans enjoy them and are happy seeing them.’ -IKKYUU
As a Japanese illustrator and character designer, IKKYUU is well-known for his unique art style of drawing adorable “chibi” characters in “deformed” proportions."