AnimeJapan 2021 — one of the biggest anime events in the world, will be held both off and online for the first time ever, from 27th to 28th March 2021! The stream will also be made available to view in seven countries and regions outside Japan (note: some content may not be available in all areas), including the US, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau!

Japanese pop superstar, voice actor, and occasional doujin artist Takanori Nishikawa has been nominated as the event’s official ambassador, and is inviting everyone to join in the festivities from the comfort of your homes — check out his special message below!


With around 45 different stage events to choose from, fans will be in for an amazing time — so don’t hesitate to grab your tickets now via The team at AFA STATION has their own rundown of the top five stage events they are looking forward to during the massive two-day stream!

“So I’m a Spider, So What?”

While a number of anime fans may be sick of the isekai genre, the novel and this anime adaptation actually take plenty of the popular tropes and turn them on their heads. Featuring an amazing cast that includes Aoi Yuki, Shun Horie, Nao Toyama, Yui Ogura, Eri Kitamura, and Kaya Okuno — they’re certainly asking the right questions, like what’s so bad about being a spider anyway?!

“Mushoku Tensei”

If you’ve seen that meme going around about choosing to live life all over again but with your current adult knowledge or fast forward to old age but with a lot of money in the bank, then we all know what Rudy chose. Find out more about his new life from the anime adaptation of the hit light novel series — renowned as the first isekai-style novel that launched an entire genre.


“Hori-san to Miyamura-kun” — better known to fans as “HORIMIYA”, follows the story of bubbly and popular Kyoko Hori and sad and introverted Izumi Miyamura. When the discover each other’s real personalities that they conceal from others, they help each maintain their secrets from the rest of the class, and *gasp* even fall in love.

“That Time I was Reincarnated as a Slime S2”

Here’s question: would you rather be reborn as a: a) spider; b) boy; or c) slime? Yeah, we picked slime too! Follow the further adventures of slime extraordinaire Rimuru Tempest as he seeks to free an imprisoned dragon, avenge a dead heroine, and build a town free from prejudice — but not necessarily in that order.

“Attack on Titan” The Final Season

The final and most highly anticipated season of the TV adaptation will be treating fans to one last AnimeJapan stage with the cast Yuki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Marina Inoue, Hiroshi Kamiya, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Natsuki Hanae, and Ayane Sakura. This stage will be bittersweet but we’re looking forward to it nonetheless!

In partnership with Anime Festival Asia (AFA) — Southeast Asia’s largest J-POP cultural event, a special AnimeJapan channel for overseas anime fans will also be introducing programs streamed on the AJ Stage live in English. The commentary will be delivered live by some of your favourite AFA emcees and staff while switching through different programs streamed on the AJ Stages. Check them out below!


Born in Singapore, Ash spent the majority of his childhood exposed to Japanese culture, especially to Japanese animation, videogames, and music. He graduated from Tokyo Announce Gakuin School of Performing Arts, Voice Acting Department hoping to display his acting chops in both the English and Japanese language one day. With 4 years of experience under his belt, Ash serves as MC for Anime and Gaming related events around South-east Asia. Nothing makes him happier than to be able to share his vast otaku knowledge on stage. 70% of his body is made of beard.



Fueled by her passion for Japanese culture and anime, Goofy enjoys spreading her enthusiasm via her YouTube Channel. Outside working hours, this silly individual also dabbles in cosplay and gaming. She hopes to bring fun and laughter to local conventions, in which she believes is like a family gathering of people with similar hobbies and mindsets!



Born in Yokohama, raised in Singapore, REIKO debuted in the entertainment scene as a radio DJ alongside her work as an interpreter. Her bubbly voice and personality soon attracted the eyes of key persons in the industry, which opened the doors to her profession as a host and voice-over artist. Over the years, she has become a staple at some of the region’s largest pop culture events including “AFA Singapore”, which she has been co-hosting since 2008. REIKO is super excited to be able to celebrate her love for Japanese pop culture at AnimeJapan 2021 along with audiences around the globe.



AFA Staff.

An avid lover of Japanese culture he learnt Japanese on his own, and attained a good mastery of it. As an event staff, he also served as MC and translator for many invited guests on stage. He also reprises the role of MC and navigator in videos uploaded to YouTube.


Kai Min

AFA Staff.

Has held an interest in Japanese culture since being exposed to anime at a young age. Serves as the staff in charge of marketing, and has personally been involved in in-house online program streams as MC. Her lively character has charmed the watching audience.

For a complete rundown of all stage events happening at AnimeJapan 2021, check out the full schedule below! You can also follow AnimeJapan 2021 on Twitter and Facebook for more updates!

[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. Japan Time 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 TV Anime “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. Japan Time 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


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


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. Japan Time Guests

Coming Soon

2 9:45-10:20 ANIPLEX STATION Vol.1

Cast and ANIPLEX Staff

3 10:30-11:05 Aan ORIGINAL ANIMATION “Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-” SPECIAL TALK


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 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. Japan Time 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

Cast and ANIPLEX Staff

2 9:45-10:20 Animeguild2021 LIVE introduction

Fuji TV Announcers

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

Cast and ANIPLEX Staff


· Event Information
AnimeJapan 2021

📅 Dates:March 27 [Sat] & March 28 [Sun], 2021
💴 Ticket Price: One-Day Ticket JPY 3,200, Two-Day Ticket JPY 6,100
🎟️ Ticket Sales Link:
⏰ Ticket Sales Period: NOW ON SALE
🔁 Archive:
March 27 [Sat]: Streaming from March 27 [Sat] 9:00 JST to March 28 [Sun] 23:59pm JST
March 28 [Sun]: Streaming from March 28 [Sun] 9:00 JST to March 29 [Mon] 23:59pm JST