Lots, booties, treasures! What event ends without any wallet-killing? XDc
Like many AFA before it, AFA12 too drained my in-store credits to its core… orz
Ever since I’ve got myself the Moekana cards back during AFAMY12, I’ve wanted to get one of those deck holders every Card Battlers been carrying around… Luckily a certain Uncle got them in stock at discounted price at his Kopitiam in the halls!
Got a couple of them, one for the Moekana and the other for holding the meishi I’ve collected… XDc
The holders come with a trio of extra Moekana card too along with a lovely paper bag!
Well at least for most of them public. Enthusiastic comrades will not let the joy die down so easily… XDc
Oh wait that’s not a cosplay but an itansha!
But then again taking 50 steps backwards it’s technically a motorcycle cosplaying so it counts! XDc
In memories of a certain Dollfie Dream… Not! XDc
Many thanks to Yukino-chan’s papa, Tama-chan was invited to one of the biggest gathering of all her kind she’d ever experienced.
Grander in ambition with moar hall spaces, AFA12 is no doubt the biggest event yet over the South East Asia, rivaling the like of Anime Expo of the Western countries in scale!
Once again, giants of the ACG industry along with various merchants come together to pour in their resources in making this event a success!
The journey to the South has begun! AFA12 here I come!
What a great start for a day light’s breaker bidding me farewell as I’m heading towards my local airstrip to catch a ride upon the steel bird…
This weekend, I’ll once again travel down South for my annual pilgrimage to the island of the Fishy Lion for AFA12!!
Tama-chan was so restless for the past few days hopping around the room in excitement while I’m busy packing up for our trip. XDc
Time to plan your attack route, fellow comrades! XDc
Once again, Danny Choo-san of Culture:Japan fame will organise a special after AFA gathering for like-minded comrades to interact and have fun with one another, just like how Tama-chan had fun during last year‘s AKB48 night and earlier mid year‘s Pavilion gathering… ^~^
Held in the Orchid Room of Kallang Theatre, not bad a choice for a venue this time as earlier CJNs are way too crowded at time…:3c
The shroud on the main stage events for the upcoming AFA12 has finally been shed…
As per AFA tradition, there will once again be a seiyuu special stage this time featuring Sphere members Tomatsu Haruka, Takagaki Ayahi, Toyosaki Aki and Kotobuki Minako!
Incidentally it is the second time Toyosaki Aki and Kotobuki Minako visited an AFA event, their first being during AFA09 as K-On! casts! XDc
It’s no surprise that the Puella Magi Madoka Magica franchise has earned its special place amongst the otaku community for the past two years, spawning many by-products like figures, manga and a couple of recap movies of the TV series currently screening all over Japan.
There’s also a hint that a second season is in the works after the 3rd original movie!
For the upcoming AFA12, the gorgeous musume-tachi of various InnovaDDoushi will once again grace the exhibition halls in display to curious and enthusiastic visitors!
On last count according to the organisers, there’ll be more than a hundred of confirmed attendance of them musume-tachi! 0_0
A brief update on the upcoming AFA12!
Less than a Moon until the big day itself and my annual trip to the South! XDc
The concert will be divided into 3 separate mini concerts consisting of different line-up of artistes for different days~!
Announced during the recently concluded Anime Festival Asia Indonesia (AFAID), aside from FLOW, fripSide, May’n, Sea☆A, Sphere and T.M. Revolution and Babymetal, m.o.v.e., LiSA and Kuribayashi Minami will also be included!! Hardcore fans should now about them!
However it seems the official site have yet to update its content to reflect this announcement…
Stay tuned for more info and news!
Ever since the acquisition of the Moekana learning cards twin packs from AFAMY12 two moons ago, I’ve been pondering of a way to integrate them into my usual figure 4koma shenanigans…
Thus the rise of another 4koma sub series of Osaka! XDc
While pronounced as Moekana, the title of this new series is actually “Moe ka na…?”, meaning “Is (Was) it Moe (Cute)? :3c
A blend between my usual randomness with the Moekana learning cards, Moe ka na…? will expand the standard example given by the cards with lingo used by the Otaku culture, further improve the fun of learning new Hiragana especially to the comrades and fans of Japanese anime and manga.
FLOW, fripSide, May’n, Sea☆A, Sphere and T.M. Revolution aside, Babymetal will lend their voice to turn up the heat that is the excitement of one of the most anticipated anime/manga/games event of the year~!
Visit the official site for more info and news! See you later the year! XDc
Let’s have a look at what to expect during my 4th pilgrimage to the land of the Fishy Lion! XDc
The annual event will be set on a new site this year at Halls 7 and 8 of Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 9th, 10th and 11th of the 11th Moon…
Stay tuned for more news by next week!
A couple of weeks have passed since AFAMY12, I have yet to categorise my acquisitions from then due to so many happening in the period: Post AFA Syndrome aka minor fever x failure to readjust, slight depression, end of vacation leaves, social problems at work, laziness, etc. just to name a few…
Finally put aside all those 3rd world problems and gathered enough strength to properly unveil my loots (Still prefer the term acquisitions but otaku comrades have exclusively “trademarked” the term all around the globe referring to their purchases… ^^;)…
Now would you look at them booty, yohoho arrrrr matey! XDc
The Japanese Restaurant just in front of the venue, Tonkatsu, provided us with bottomless green tea beverages and a timed sushi buffet or sort during the course of the night…
Cosplay is an integral part of an ACG event, AFAMY12 being no exception. Unlike the failure of meself that was AFA11, I was lucky to have caught many of them raburi raburi and incredible cosplaying comrades into my lens this time around, framing them into digital piccies… XDc
Unlike the Layers in Singapore who were mostly gathered just outside the main hall of their AFA counterpart, most of the Layers here at AFAMY12 were found within the confines of the exhibition hall, allowing me to not-so-discreetly hunt them all around the place without having to leave the comfort (?) of my post…
Featured above, this raburi raburi Misaka Mikoto of To Aru Kagaku no Railgun fame is actually an employee under the KKnM x Little Akiba collab booth! The kawaii part is when I asked her to find a Misaka Mikoto Nenpuchi her booth’s selling, she mistook Musujime Awaki as one… ^o^;;;
Dojikko Mikoto is dojikko desu wa~! XDc
Albeit still slight in the growth of the community, Volks Dollfie Dream 1/3 dolls see constant increase of popularity over the past few years, a straight evidence from during AFAX when KKnM was kind enough to sponsor a display booth welcoming visiting musume of InnovaDDo to join in…
This was also the 1st début of Tama-chan in an ACG event! XDc
After a very exhausting arrival the day before, the time has come for me to truly enjoy this trip down South!
In the wee hours of the still morning covered in not-so-silent darkness, along with my buddies we rode the LRT towards our target of the day. Unfortunately the direct route to PWTC is still down since yesternite, thus with reluctance we retrace the alternate route we used and backtracked to the site…
It’s only been about 0800 hours when we’ve reached PWTC and we’ve already saw a throng of comrades lining up to get their ticket for the day…
Seems like everyone’s out to get a piece of Anime Festival Asia Malaysia 2012 themselves… XDc