Great news everyone! More details from the event has been released and it seems that this event will be an interesting one to be attending this year!
More about the event;
CharaExpo is an event that will be held for the first time in June 2015. Japanese content (anime, manga, games, card games, cosplay) is loved all throughout the world, and this event aims to be the place where fans can meet the producers of these content. Please look forward to the myriad of Japanese content that we have in store for you.
Besides the exhibition booth and merchandise booth, CharaExpo will also be inviting creator circles, who rarely participate in overseas events, to participate in this event. CharaExpo will also feature an “Entertainment Stage”, where fans will have opportunities to communicate with the guests. CharaExpo is looking forward to invite animation/game character designers, directors, voice actors, cosplayers and manga artists as guest to share their thoughts and experiences.
This event will be held at Singapore Expo and they are expecting about 20,000 attendees for this event. And they have strategically planned this event in June as there are no Major mid-year Japanese content events in the South East Asia regions and it also coincides with the Summer holidays. This event also gives the opportunity to promote new content in the next season. They are also looking into more exposure and increase awareness to the content creators and the industry behind-the-scenes.
CharaExpo 2015 Official Mascot is called Merlion Shiyoko and this illustration is done up by Asuka Nishi!
This event has 3 different Experience Zones and they are;
Exhibition Zone : Experience content of your favorite characters and,purchase related merchandise!
Creator Zone : A place where individual content creator can unleash their creativity!
Entertainment Zone : Area where content creators and production staffs can showcase their work and interact with audiences! Talk shows, panels and more featuring creators and artistes are available on the stage on both days!
The current announced lineup of guests are as stated below, more can be read here.
Voice Actor/Actress :
– Izumi Kita | 橘田いずみ
– Aimi | 愛美
– Mashiro Ayano | 綾野ましろ
New Japan Pro-Wrestling :
– Shinsuke Nakamura | 中邑 真輔
– Hiroshi Tanahashi | 棚橋 弘至
– Kazuchika Okada | オカダ・カズチカ
– Hirooki Goto | 後藤 洋央紀
– Togi Makabe | 真壁 刀義
– Toru Yano | 矢野 通
– Jushin Thunder Liger | 獣神サンダー・ライガー
– Gedo | 外 道
– Aiko Watanabe | 渡辺明夫
– Masami Obari | 大張正己
They also have an exciting lineup of exhibitors at the event! Read more here
This event will be held at Singapore Expo Hall 8 on the 20-21 of June and the entry fees will be $6 for the early bird special and on-site it will be going at $8!
For more information on the event, refer to the links below!