Singapore anime festival – level 3

02-12-2022 15:00

Thousands of cosplayers and anime fans flocked to the annual Anime Festival Asia (AFA) in Singapore; people held the festival for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.

AFA began in 2008, and it’s the largest and most followed Japanese pop culture event in Southeast Asia. Anime is a sub-culture from Japan, which has continued to thrive and grow internationally in recent years, due to its vast online presence and supportive participants. In 2019, the three-day convention attracted 120,000 attendees, and organizers expect to reach at least the same numbers for this year.

For many cosplayers, the event feels like a meeting of old friends because they are in constant online contact with each other.

Difficult words: cosplayer (a person who dresses up as a fictional character), pop culture (music, TV, cinema, books, and other media that are popular and enjoyed by many people), sub-culture (ideas, art, and a way of life of a group of people within a society).

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