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Singapore / Kuala Lumpur, 5 March 2013 – Following last year’s successful Animax Carnivals in Malaysia, Taiwan and the Philippines, Animax (Astro Ch 715), Asia’s first channel specializing in anime, is set to bring its signature event back to Kuala Lumpur. To be held on 16 and 17 March at Sunway Pyramid, Animax Carnival 2013 will be graced by Japanese guest star, J-pop and ‘Anisong’ (songs featuring in Japanese anime programs) diva, May’n (Macross Frontier, Shangri La, Accel World).

Starting from 10am on 16 March, at the Blue Concourse of Malaysia’s first themed shopping and entertainment mall at Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya, Animax will offer Astro customers and all visitors to Sunway Pyramid a weekend of traditional and modern carnival games and fun activities from Japan.
“We welcomed more than 8,000 visitors to the inaugural Animax Carnival in 2012, and we are pleased to bring the event back bigger and better this year. Just as Animax serves up great anime programs to viewers of all ages in Malaysia and across Asia, Animax Carnival will offer something for everyone in the family, and make for a fun and engaging weekend to ring in the March school holidays,” said Mr Ricky Ow, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Networks, Asia, Sony Pictures Television.
Headlining Animax Carnival Malaysia 2013 is a special showcase by Japanese songstress May’n who is best known as the singing voice of character Sheryl Nome in the hit anime series Macross Frontier. From 1pm on 16 March, Day One of the event, May’n will be making an exclusive appearance and performing ‘live’ her latest hit ‘Chase the World’, the opening theme song of Animax’s new anime series Accel World, coming to Astro’s video-on-demand service this month. She will also be singing ‘HEAT of the Moment’ and ‘Kimi Shinitamo Koto Nakare’ which featured as the opening theme song in anime series Shangri-La.
Following May’n’s performance from 3pm, Animax will celebrate the launch of its latest, third season of hit anime series Fairy Tail (premiering 13 March, airing Mondays to Fridays at 7.30pm on Animax), with a screening of the ‘Tenrou Island’ arc episodes of the long-running series at the Animax Carnival Malaysia stage.

On 17 March, Day Two of the event, Animax’s Fairy Tail extravaganza continues into cosplay as the event will be the stage for some of the most colourful local cosplayers to show off their Fairy Tail costumes. Cosplay contestants will have to be at their best in putting together and donning the costumes of their favourite Fairy Tail character and perform to compete for prizes worth over RM10,000. Catch the cosplay contest semi-finals from 1pm and the finals from 4pm.
Off stage, the event lives up to being a carnival as attendees can try their hands at new and traditional Japanese carnival games through both days. These include ‘Wanage’, tossing of hoops over small toys; ‘Syateki’, shooting toys with a toy rifle; and ‘Darum Otoshi’, using a hammer to knock the layers off a multi-layered doll without it falling over. Participants who complete all carnival games can get their ‘Game Card’ fully stamped to win prizes. In addition, visitors can get a unique anime themed picture of themselves as a memento of Animax Carnival Malaysia.
Day One on 16 March, Animax Carnival Malaysia 2013 is open only to Astro customers from 10am – 6pm, and open to the public from 6pm. Astro customers should present their January, February or March 2013 Astro bill to redeem admission tickets for four, with the first 500 Astro Variety Pack customers entitled to a special gift. Day Two of the event is open to the public from 10am to 10pm. See or look out for the Animax Carnival promos airing on Animax (Astro Ch 715) for more details.