SOZO, the company behind Anime Festival Asia (AFA) has announced that they are teaming up with one of the biggest anime events on Earth, AnimeJapan! They will be streaming the event live as it happens, These include 45 programs streaming the latest anime information live from AJ Stages/AJ Studio!

The event, as well as its respective livestreams, will be happening from March 27 (Sat) to March 28 (Sun), 2021. Having the artist Takanori Nishikawa nominated as it’s official ambassador, this year’s AnimeJapan is planned to be an event to be enjoyed all day, directly from your home, with 45 programs streaming from AJ Stages & AJ Studio, additional streams from the exhibitor booths and other online contents.

AnimeJapan 2021 will stream in seven countries and regions: US, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau, and for the first time will be available not only in Japan but also overseas. Online tickets will be available on AnimeJapan’s official website from 13:00 JST, March 1 (Mon), 2021. Be sure to check out the latest and most popular anime in Japan.

Sozo has also released the streaming schedule for the event’s many activities and stage presentations:

[Saturday, March 27]
*On-demand streaming: 3/27 (Sat) 20:00-3/28 (Sun) 23:59 JST
<AJ Stage Infinity RED Stage Channel>

No.

Japan Time

Stage title

Guests

1

9:45-10:20

Netflix Anime Mega-rich stage in AnimeJapan 2021

Kenjiro Tsuda: “The Way of the Househusband”

Marika Kono: “Eden” …and more!!

2

11:15-11:50

Noriyasu Agematsu×A-1 Pictures×Aniplex New Project Presentation

Shoya Chiba, Makoto Furukawa, Hiroki nanami, Shun Horie, Takuma Nagatsuka, Shogo Yano, Toshiki Masuda, Shouta Aoi, Noriyasu Agematsu

3

12:45-13:20

“So I’m a Spider, So What? ” Mou Zettai Ikinukitai WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!Special stage

Aoi Yuki, Shun Horie, Nao Toyama, Yui Ogura, Eri Kitamura, Kaya Okuno

Guest:Riko Azuna, Konomi Suzuki

4

14:15-14:50

“SK8 the infinity” AnimeJapan Special Stage

Tasuku Hatanaka, Chiaki Kobayashi, Rude-α

5

15:45-16:20

Let’s Make a Mug Too: Special Live Stage Performance from Hybrid TV Series (Anime+Live-Action) starting in April 2021!

Minami Tanaka, Yu Serizawa, Yuki Wakai, Rina Honnizumi

< AJ Stage Connect GREEN Stage Channel>

No.

Time

Stage title

Guests

1

9:00-9:35

“It’s Disgusting to Call This Love” stage

Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Ryo Amakusa), Yurie Kozakai(Ichika Arima)

2

10:30-11:05

“GODZILLA S.P SINGULAR POINT” SPecial Stage

Yume Miyamoto, Shoya Ishige, Misaki Kuno, Yohei Azakami

3

12:00-12:35

TVanime “Higurashi When They Cry GOU” AnimeJapan Special STAGE

Soichiro Hoshi, Mai Nakahara, Satsuki Yukino, Mika Kanai

4

13:30-14:05

“86 -EIGHTY SIX-” SPECIAL STAGE

Shoya Chiba, Ikumi Hasegawa

5

15:00-15:35

“Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night-” Special Stage

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Kirito), Reki Kawahara (Original Story), abec (Original Illustration / Character Design Concept), MC: Hisanori Yoshida (Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc.)

<AJ Stage Everlasting BLUE Stage Channel>

No.

Time

Stage title

Guests

1

9:00-9:35

TVanimation “The Strongest Sage of Disqualified Crest” with GA BUNKO stage

Nina Tamaki, Suzushiro Sayumi, Haruka Shiraishi, Shiori Izawa

2

13:30-14:05

GAGAGABUNKO SINSAKU ANIME HAPPYOUKAI

Kouki Uchiyama, Satoshi Hino, Mikako Komatsu, Hina Kino

3

15:00-15:35

“That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” special stage

Tomoaki Maeno, Makoto Hurukawa, Kumada Akane

4

16:30-17:05

DROPKICK ON MY DEVIL!! STAGE DESUNO

Aina Suzuki, Nichika Omori, Miu Kubota, Chiaki Omigawa, Yurie Kozakai, Riko Sasaki, Marina Yamada, Natsuko Hara, Kazusa Aranami, Miko Terada, MC: Kazuki Yanase

<AJ Studio Channel>

No.

Time

Stage title

Guests

1

9:00-9:35

MANGA WE WANT TO SEE ANIMATED RANKING

Coming Soon

2

9:45-10:20

ANIPLEX STATION Vol.1

Gorgeous cast, ANIPLEX Staff

3

10:30-11:05

An ORIGINAL ANIMATION “Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-” SPECIAL TALK

Staff

4

11:15-11:50

Kumadaakane no kumanakushirabetai Special Stage

Akane Kumada

5

12:30-13:05

MEGALOBOX 2: NOMAD Panel Discussion with MEGALOBOX Cast

Yoshimasa Hosoya, Hiroki Yasumoto, Michiyo Murase

6

13:15-13:50

[Cosplayer’s World] Teach Me the Art of Cosplay! Makeup, Prop-Making, and Photography by “Sword Art Online “

Chihiro sento (vice editor-in-chief of COSPLAY MODE),and more

7

14:00-14:35

Puraore! Special delivery of valuable video

Riku Masuda, Satomi Hongo, Mayu Sagara, Saika Kitamori, Asuka Shioiri, Yurika Moriyama, Yoshino Aoyama

8

14:45-15:20

Production Works Channel [Pre-Production] The Framework of Anime: The Script ~ with “Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop” ~

Kyohei Ishiguro(Director, scriptwriter, technical director), Dai Satoh(Scriptwriter), Moderator Ryota Fujitsu

9

15:30-16:05

Love Live! Superstar!! Liella! Namahousou ~AnimeJapan kara konnichiwa!~

Sayuri Date (Kanon Shibuya), Liyuu (Keke Tang), Nako Misaki (Chisato Arashi), Naomi Payton (Sumire Heanna), Nagisa Aoyama (Ren Hazuki)

10

16:15-16:50

Smile of the Arsnotoria

Eriko Matsui, Miharu Hanai, Miyu Tomita etc.

[Sunday, March 28]
* On-demand streaming: 3/28 (Sun) 18:00-3/29 (Mon) 23:59 JST
<AJ Stage Infinity RED Stage Channel>

No.

Japan Time

Stage title

Guests

1

9:45-10:20

“BLUE REFLECTION” project special stage

Manaka Iwami, Haruka Chisuga, EXiNA, Meru Kishida

2

11:15-11:50

TV anime “Kiratto Pri☆chan” We’ll be giving Talk & Mini Live

Run Girls, Run! (Coco Hayashi, Yuuka Morishima, Nanami Atsugi)

3

14:15-14:50

TV animation “megamiryou no ryoubokunn” AnimeJapan special stage

Misuzu Yamada, Ayaka Nanase, etc.

4

15:45-16:20

“HORIMIYA ” AnimeJapan Special Stage

Uchiyama Kouki, Yamashita Seiichiro, Kozakai Yurie, Okamoto Nobuhiko, M・A・O, Kondo Reina, Iwai Yuki

< AJ Stage Connect GREEN Stage Channel>

No.

Time

Stage title

Performers

1

9:00-9:35

“Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor” Special stage

Daiki Yamashita, Hibiku Yamamura, Yuichiro Umehara, Manami Numakura

2

10:30-11:05

TV Animation BACK ARROW Special stage

Yuki Kaji, Aya Suzaki, Ari Ozawa, Tomokazu Sugita

3

12:00-12:35

DEEMO THE MOVIE

Ayana Taketatsu and more…

4

16:30-17:05

Original TV anime “ZOMBIE LAND SAGA REVENGE” Pre-Broadcast Special Stage

Franchouchou (Kaede Hondo, Asami Tano, Risa Taneda, Maki Kawase, Rika Kinugawa, Minami Tanaka) and more

<AJ Stage Everlasting BLUE Stage Channel>

No.

Time

Stage title

Guests

1

12:00-12:35

“MUSHOKU TENSEI” Special “HONKI-DASU” Stage in AJ

Yumi Uchiyama, Tomokazu Sugita, Konomi Kohara, Ai Kayano

2

13:30-14:05

Original TV Animation “SELECTION PROJECT” Special Stage ~Please cheer for me! ~

Main Cast

3

16:30-17:05

“Attack on Titan” The Final Season SPECIAL STAGE

Yuki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Marina Inoue, Hiroshi Kamiya,Yoshimasa Hosoya, Natsuki Hanae, Ayane Sakura

<AJ Studio Channel>

No.

Time

Stage title

Guests

1

9:00-9:35

ANIPLEX STATION Vol.2

Gorgeous cast, ANIPLEX Staff

2

9:45-10:20

Animeguild2021 LIVE introduction

Fuji TV announcer

3

10:30-11:05

“Cells at Work Hour” ~White Blood Cell STATION~

White Blood Cell (Neutrophil): Tomoaki Maeno, White Blood Cell (1196): Yoko Hikasa

4

11:15-11:50

CheerKyu-Bu! ZenkouOuenTV

Mitsuho Kambe, Mina Katahira, Miona Kogawa, Ami Aimoto

5

12:30-13:05

Production Works Channel [Post-Production] Bringing Anime to Life with Sound ~ with “Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon” ~

Yasushi Nagura (Sound Director, Recording), Sara Matsumoto (Voice cast), Toshikazu Naka (Producer), Moderator Ryota Fujitsu

6

13:15-13:50

Natsume Yujin-cho SPECIAL MOVIE Ishiokoshi and Ayashiki Raihou-sha AJ Special Talk

Hiroshi Kamiya, Kazuhiko Inoue

7

14:00-14:35

Production Works Channel [Production] Power of the Staff in Visual Creation ~ with “MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM HATHAWAY” ~

Hidekazu Hara (Unit Director) ,Kentarou Waki (Director of photography), Narumi Iwasita (Assistant Line Producer), Moderator Ryota Fujitsu

8

14:45-15:20

Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir AnimeJapan 2021 Special Talk

Karin Nanami (MARINETTE/LADYBUG), Ryota Osaka (ADRIEN/CAT NOIR), Yuichiro Umehara (LUKA)

9

15:30-16:05

[Cosplayer’s World] Teach Me the Art of Cosplay! Wig Set-up and Posing by “DETECTIVE CONAN”

Chihiro Sento (vice editor-in-chief of COSPLAY MODE), and more…

10

16:20-16:50

ANIPLEX STATION Vol.3

Gorgeous cast, ANIPLEX Staff

 

 

They also posted how much these tickets will cost as well:

≫ March 27 [Sat] Ticket 3,200 JPY
Streaming from March 27 [Sat] 9:00 JST to March 28 [Sun] 23:59pm JST
≫ March 28 [Sun] Ticket 3,200 JPY
Streaming from March 28 [Sun] 9:00 JST to March 29 [Mon] 23:59pm JST
≫ 2 Days Ticket 6,100 JPY
Streaming from March 27 [Sat] 9:00 JST to March 29 [Mon] 23:59pm JST

Streaming will happen here: https://www.anime-japan.jp/en

AFA’s very own Ash will be serving as the main MC for the streams, alongside Singaporean actress, cosplayer, and video game streamer, Goofy. Several other guests will be present on the channel as well!

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source: Press Release

 

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