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Site Expansion of AFA14

It’s been moons since any major announcement for the greatest event of the year, Anime Festival Asia 2014, which will be held on the island nation of the Lion City.


With the passing of Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2014 last week, looks like the officials finally decided to release some info for the upcoming end-of-year event.


Official Announcement of AFA14

After a couple of wild but well-placed speculations, words of god SOZO finally confirmed our suspicion all along…


During Anime Japan 2014 earlier today, Anime Festival Asia panel has revealed a couple of set of dates: 15, 16, 17 August for AFAID14 in Jakarta Convention Centre and 5, 6, 7 December for AFA14 in Singapore Suntec Convention Centre… 


Incoming Announcement of AFA14

Brace yourselves…


AFA14 is coming…

Another Rumour of AFA14

Outta no where, another set of dates were spotted on a random online site, thanks to diligent eyes of a certain comrade.


Denouncing the earlier speculation of a possible a 5-day event, looks like AFA14 will only run on its usual 3-day period. 

Goodness gracious my poor feet will be saved… XDc


The Unexpected Reveal of AFA14

Barely a couple of weeks after the Brand New Year and only a little more than a month since AFA13,  I’ve been alerted by a keen-eyed comrade Photog of news on a certain event…


Well that was fast~! 0w0



A random post while preparing myself for the upcoming Comic Fiesta 2013 this weekend, which is just T-minus 5 days left! w

Anyway, if you’ve followed the Bakemonogatari Second Season since last season, you’ll know about the bubbly middle-schooler being Shaft’d into a pale, radiant goddess/deity.

The recent arc from Koimonogatari even fully moe-fied her appearance with a dash of “Nadeko dayo~”! XDc  

 photo Nadekodayo_Koimonogatari.gif

Why the mention of Sengoku Nadeko you ask?

Well, ever since she’d become Nadeko Snake-sama, I’ve silently cried out for a Nendo and/or Figma version of her. Unfortunately GSC have yet to hint, let alone announce the possibility of her figure creation. :/


Cosplays of AFA13

As promised previously, the very post you’ve been waiting for from Anime Festival Asia 2013: costume plays!


Day 1 saw little of them cosplayers, but on Day 2 and 3 a throng of them came and occupied them halls setting up small bubbles of photog space all over the place. w


The (No Longer) Secrets of AFA13

Up until now, the AFA13 official site lacks them latest updates when they are announcing newer additions towards the event itself via their Book of Faces


That’s no longer the case as the official site has finally been updated along with the latest stuffs…


Prototyping Thy Fate

Announced just yesterday, the 3rd season of comedic parody Carnival Phantasm will include a 12-minute animated short of an OVA…

…of the original draft of Fate/Stay Night!


Days of the Dog

The holy Trinity of Moe Futon welcomes a new recruit to their fluffy ranks…

In the form of a certain huggable Inu hime~!


Gotta Contract ‘em All!

Judging by the immense popularity of its success on the anime field as a first and foremost original MagiKano (Magical Kanojo aka Magical Girl) genre, it’s no surprise that Puella Magi Madoka Magika makes its way towards other platforms of media in no time…

Well guess what? Madoka Magika is set to get its own game on the PSP!


勇者 • ミーツ • お姫様

Hailed from the recent pseudo-warfare anime Dog Days (Of which many complained of being lack of substance, but then again everyone’s a critique… ^_~), the main couple of the series, Cinque Izumi and Millhiore Firianno Biscotti, will see themselves being made into the wonderfully chibi x kawaii nuigurumi by Gift! :Dc

Not to mention both of them being magnificently hug-able too! XDc


A Tribute to the Musketeeress

After a certain SHAFTed incident upon our lovely Archer Class Musketeeress, her last experience has become the iconic representative of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica experience… 0_0

Really, really dig such smashing idea for a pen/thumb/flash drive… ^^; Now where can I get one? XDc

Updated: Someone really went a(be)head and did it! XDc


巴 • マミミミ!

Puella Magi Madoka Magica, also known as Mahou Shoujo Madoka Majika, is perhaps the most talked mahou shoujo anime series of this season.

Madoka Magica is a not-your-so-typical mahou shoujo anime not based upon any other material (Light novel, manga), an original production made by Shaft, the studio behind many successful series in the past (Bakemonogatari, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Negima!, Hidamari Sketch)…

Before I go ahead I’ll have to warn you that everything after this line will contain spoilers of what happened in the episodes of the anime thus far…

Please head thataway if you wish to digest the sweet and sour story in your own time frame or if you’re just downright hate spoilers… ^_~



The moe comedy of this season, Shinryaku! Ika Musume has done itself a service with the latest episode introducing a palm-top sized Mini Ika Musume has caught comrades world-wide off guard, with many had their heart stolen by her pet-like chibi kewt-ness… XDc

Presented in short three-parter for each episodes, the Mini Ika Musume appeared during the last arc of the latest episode (Episode 05)…


Working with Voice!!

The official website of the upcoming OVA of the school girl eroge comedy manga — Koe de Oshigoto! — updates with a rather unusual preview or sorts…


A joint production between Marvel giant and Mad House, IronMan the anime started its run just several days ago…

Yeah, I would like to see what's inside too! *Prepares operating table*

As evident from a short footage showing IronMan Mk I’s design in its OP scenes, this Japanese animated series based its designs from the ever successful IronMan the 1st movie…

End game baddies

Offical 00 site updated with end season enemy units…


A light and dark mobile suit colored purple with black, the Gaga are meant to be used as suicide weapons. Because of this, the Gaga possesses very little weapons and are produced in massive numbers for an army of Bring Stabity and Divine Nova clones to pilot. The machine itself was built and designed by Billy Katagiri to have high speed mobility and easy control for the pilot. The Gaga is also equipped with a Trans-Am system, but possesses the same time limit as the Susanoo.

* Straying from conventional Gundam series designs, this ugly little duckling has arms for legs…

GNZ-004 Gaddess

This Mobile Suit is Anew Returner’s personal unit. The Gadess has a similar appearance to that of the Gadessa and Garazzo, however, it is equipped with a GN Sword and 7 GN Fangs. While mounted in the torso, Gadess’s cockpit is connected to the back unit with the GN Drive, and can detach as an escape pod. The Gadess was destroyed by Setsuna while attempting to save the life of Lockon.
*  Anew’s ride that was worth only an episode… >,<


First appearing in episode 21, the Susanoo is an upgraded version of the Masurao. The red components in the color scheme have been changed to white ones, which makes the Masurao look more like an Overflag than before. Instead of twin beam katanas, the Susanoo now wields a pair of solid state GN Blades that can be combined into a double-sword. The Susanoo also has a GN Beam Cannon mounted in its torso that fires bursts much like Seravee’s Hyper Burst bazooka for long range combat. Its Trans-Am system has also been updated and its time limit has been extended. The Susanoo was heavily damaged by the 00-Raiser, revealing the face of an Overflag behind the shattered samurai crest, meaning the unit was essentially a highly revamped GN-Flag. Its operational system was subsequently shut down due to lack of GN particles. The name “Susanoo” (‘素戔男尊’ or ‘素戔嗚尊’ in the ancient Japanese word) is delivered from a character in the Japanese mythology.
*  The colour scheme screams for a GunPla adaptation… Hopefully of the 1/100 scale… >,<


A silver-greyish prototype mobile armour. It is equipped with a GN Particle Cannon, a GN Field, 2 GN Cannons, 2 GN Beam Guns and two GN Grappling Claws. Both these claws can shoot oval shaped shells which are attached to a claw by a long wire, the oval shaped shell is capable of penetrating GN fields and once in proximity with enemy Mobile Suit it releases four more conductive wires, all charged with high voltage electricity. Its design is reminiscent of the Alvatore Mobile Armor which was destroyed by the Gundam Exia. It was piloted by Divine, but was destroyed by the 00-Raiser.
*  The design resembles that of an upper torso of a Mobile Suit, which I thought would combine with another unit to form a Mobile suit mode… But alas it was not… >,<

A dark purple mobile armor with red accents. The Regnant is modeled after the prototype Mobile Armour, Empruss, and piloted by Louise Halevy. In addition to electrified wire grapplers, the Regnant possesses an enhanced GN Field capable of withstanding a Hyper Burst Mode blast from Seravee, and is also highly maneuverable. It also possesses a GN Particle Beam weapon similar to the Empruss, but unlike its predecessor, the beam’s path can change directions when being fired. The Regnant can also transform into a Mobile Suit form, possessing oversized arms with fingers that function as 10 GN Fangs. The Regnant was heavily damaged when a kamikaze Gaga Mobile suit made impact on it, as Louise Halevy was grabbing 00-Raiser making sure that both Mobile suits would be destroyed by 3 incoming Gaga Units, but Saji Crossroad used the 00-Raiser’s GN Micro-missiles at the last moment to shoot down 2 of the 3 Gaga. The remaining one heavily damaged the Regnant and also damaged part of the 00-raiser. Louise Halevy fell unconscious after that and was rescued by the 00-Raiser, so the Regnant was presumably abandoned in the battlefield.
*  Heavy upper body, short legs… XD I was hoping for a docking sequence with Empruss into a Mobile suit mode that’s easier to the eyes but… oh well…

Rise of the Innovators

Several chara and mecha updates in the official site… All of them belonging to the Innovators in one way or another…

Celestial Being
Anew Returner

Voiced by: Ryoko Shiraishi

A mechanic scouted by Wang Liu Mei soon after the activation of the 00 for Celestial Being’s 0-Raiser and Gun Archer Mobile Armours. She seems to know Linda and Ian well, and also specializes in regenerative medicine, astrophysics, mobile suit engineering, piloting and cooking. She resembles Revive Revival, implying a possible connection to the Innovators.

* Double agent detected! Anyways, she looks and feel identical to Feldt in many ways…

GNR-010 0 Raiser


The 0-Raiser is a mobile weapons platform to support specifically the GN-0000 00 Gundam. It can combine with 00 Gundam to form the 00 Raiser. On a side note, the 0 Raiser looks very similar to the GN-Sefer. The 0 Raiser helps stabilize the 00’s Twin Drive system and has the ability to amplify 00 Gundam’s Trans Am System. On its own, the 0 Raiser is equipped with GN-Micro Missiles, GN-Beam Machineguns, and GN-Vulcans. The pilot of the 0 Raiser has been confirmed to be Saji Crossroad.
* Sleek, pointy and stylish, this Mobile Armour support platform for 00 resembles the likes of an X-Wing fused with the cloak-shaped TIE Interceptor of Star Wars fame…


Revive Revival

Voiced by: Mitsuki Saiga

An Innovator with lilac-coloured hair who is shown in the opening sequence in a tube next to Tieria and Regene. It is possible that he shares his DNA with Anew Returner, one of Celestial Being’s mechanics. Revive joins the A-LAWS as the pilot of the GNZ-003 Gadessa, with the rank of Captain. Although he is given permission to operate as a one man army like Mr. Bushido, he tells Kathy Mannequin that he promises to follow her orders. After interfacing with Veda after a mission, Revive is surprised to see that Bring has also joined the A-LAWS, and is further shocked when he hears that the Memento Mori is being activated, commenting on Ribbons’ decision to finally put it to use.

Healing Care

Voiced by: Miyuki Kawasho

A member of the Innovators, not much is known about Healing other than the fact that she is identical to Ribbons Almark (perhaps sharing the same DNA as in Regene and Tieria’s case) and appears to be somewhat fond of him. She first appears at the A-LAWS party in which she shoots at Tieria, who had pulled his own gun out on Ribbons. After Tieria’s escape, she tells Ribbons that she wants a debut as a mobile suit pilot, claiming that she is useful only for combat purposes.
* What’s up with the names of these Inovators anyways!? This one… umm… expert on medical and rescue?

Bring Stabity

Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu

An Innovator of very few words, Bring is considerably more stoic than his fellow Innovator comrades. Like Revive, Bring also joins the A-LAWS. He confronts Setsuna as a warning to Celestial Being, quickly overpowering the 00 Gundam in his own GNZ-005 Garazzo unit. He later meets Revive at an A-LAWS base, and tells him that the Memento Mori is being activated.
* Yeah right… Bringing stability to the world…

GNZ-003 Gadessa

This green mobile suit was first mentioned by Innovator Revive Revival to have already been rolled out. It is armed with a large, triple-barreled cannon mounted on its back (GN mega launcher). Innovator Revive Revival is the pilot of this suit. This unit was offered to the A-LAWS. According to Arba Rindt, the Gadessa’s ability greatly surpasses the Ahead and according to Ribbons the unit also surpasses the 00, although this statement may merely be based on Ribbon’s own assumptions as opposed to reality.

2’s a charm!

More updated piccies and info on 00-S2, still one month away… *Doki, doki!*

The Celestial Four in their cool new pilot suits, along with their respective Gundam units… I like those new uniform better than the ones in 00-S1…

Setsuna F. Seiei and 00

Lockon Stratos and Cherudim

Allelujah Haptism and Arios

* The dagger shaped Mobile Armour mode sure helps if Allelujah decides to do a Kamikaze attack… XD Reminds me of the awesome Star Destroyer of Star Wars fame…

Tieria Erde and Seravee

* A fellow DA forumer pointed this one out, and I kinda agrees… is that a head on Seravee’s back!? Oh my the horror of Mobile Fighter G Gundam Series’s Devil Gundam and Gundam Head is back to haunt me… Maybe this Seravee is a head unit for a massive Psycho Gundam-like (Mobile Suit Z Gundam) Mobile Armour, an idea stolen from Transformers Headmasters? >,<

Ptolemaios 2

“Celestial Being’s new mothership. Though the previous Ptolemaios was basically unarmed, the Ptolemaios 2 seems to be equipped with weapons everywhere.”
* The new transport ship now sports many enhancements when compared to her older sibling, especially on the defence systems… The bridge side of the ship looks similar to the designs of Argama, the Gundam transport from Mobile Suit Z Gundam Series… Looks kinda like an oversized GN Arms as well…

More MS belonging to the Earth Sphere Federation…

GNX-704T Ahead

“Arrows’ latest main model mobile suit. It’s form and armament are derived from the GN-X, a characteristic that can be seen in the drive on its back.”
* Oh my this is one ugly hulk of a Mobile Suit! Looks like a cross between Tieren with Jinx…


“A unit deployed as the main MS of the Earth Federation army that includes improvements to the model brought about 4 years prior by the guardians.”
Armament: GN Lance (a lance with a built-in rifle used for shooting and assault)
* Closely resembles the mecha design from Code Geass series, like a medieval age knight soldier, especially since its main weapon is a lance… Now, where’s the horse? It made its appearance during the epilogue of 00-S1… XD Anyways, I wonder where is Jinx II, a design failure during reverse engineering of the 1st Jinx?

Late comers…

Even though the first season ended, the official site still updates its contents to synchronise with the anime’s mecha and chara appearance up until now… Albeit late, it’s better than never, no? It’s a good thing considering most fans are anti spoilers, and would wreak havoc if the info on various mecha and chara appears before initial showing of the appropriate episode… XD

Celestial Being
GN-004 Gundam Nadleeh

Head height: 18.1 m
Base weight: 54.0 t
Pilot: Tieria Erde
Armament: GN cannon, GN beam saber, GN beam rifle, GN sword


“One of Celestial Being’s Gundams. A unit concealed inside the GN-005 Gundam Virtue, its existence is unique among the Gundams. The unit’s greatest feature is the Trial System. This function can control all the machines linked with Veda. It’s one of the guard systems protecting against the collapse of the plans made by the organization’s founder, Aeolia Schenberg, who hid other similar such systems within his many plans. The Trial System’s primary targets are Gundams and it creates an overwhelming dominance against them in battle. However, its effect range is restricted to a small area. During planning, it seems there was equipment to expand the Trial System but it’s unknown if it was actually manufactured. The long, red cords on the head are used to supply GN particles to entirety of the Virtue’s armor.”
* The femme fatale hidden underneath Virtue, with long hair-like cords hanging about her head…

United Nations 

Overall length: 56.1 m
Overall width: 37.9 m
Overall height: 42.6 m


“An enormous weapon used in the UN Forces’ final battle against Celestial Being. It’s equipped with 7 pseudo-solar furnaces. With a gigantic beam cannon capable of firing extremely long distances, a strong GN Field, as well as other weaponry, it boasts the overwhelming power of past solar furnace-equipped units. Its armament also includes large, melee combat-use arms and midrange combat-use Fangs.”
*It’s Byg Zam without legs! Fear my huge cannon and crabby claws! XD



Head height: 17.6 m
Base weight: 69.2 t
Pilot: Alejandro Corner


“A pseudo-solar furnace equipped mobile suit stored inside the Alvatore. In reality, the Alvatore is only an enhancement for this unit, its true form. The wing portions can function as large beam cannons that make extremely long distance attacks. The pilot is one of Celestial Being’s observers, Alejandro Corner, who betrayed his organization and gave pseudo-solar furnaces to the UN.”
*Totally lost to the gallant Hyaku Shiki (Mobile Suit Z Gundam) in terms of design and overall physiques… Shame on its ugly wings… >,< What, you’re trying to become Wing Zero Custom (New Mobile Report W Gundam: Endless Waltz) with that twin rifles of yours?


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