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珍しいな~ What are we going to play, Tama-chan?

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Procuration: Gifts from a Fiesta

You don’t expect me to come home from an ACG event empty-handed, do you? XDc

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Unlike past trips, I didn’t put any of my monetary reserves for usage at all during my roaming of the halls. =w= Many of the figures and stuff I want I’ve already gotten them from prior events and/or online shopping, and most of the doujin stuffs are not to my flavour at all.

Except the Kancolle’s Kongou button badge. But they were sold out when I realised of their existence. orz

However I still got my hands on a number of acquisitions, all but one of them freebies from the event halls…   

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Masquerade: Invasion of Cosplay Fiesta

It’s finally the time for what you’ve been waiting for: piccies of lovely and sexy cosplays I acquired from during my roaming hours in Comic Fiesta.

Have a relaxing Rilakkuma relaxing at the side of the hall and the lovely kitsunemimi Coffy, the mascot of Comic Fiesta, as an entrée for the post. XDc

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Many comrades have referred to CF as Cosplay Fiesta nowadays due to it being more cosplayers than comics at all.

I must say I do agree with the sentiment: most doujin stuff I saw are of merchandise and artwork variety instead of manga/booklet. That and the halls are practically fully packed with cosplayers. =w=

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Jointed Children: Attack on Daughters

Continuing from earlier post on my experience in Comic Fiesta 2013, this time let’s have a brief view on the wonderful girls and boys of the doll variety.

There are a number of them turning up during the event, many tagged along with their visiting parents.

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Of course Tama-chan paid a visit to the halls too, although only for Day 01.

She stayed back to guard our hotel room for the next day due to severe fatigue.   

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Event Days: Miniaturisation of a Comic Market

いよいよイベントの時間ですね.

Rose from slumber very early in the morning and taking a ride in our chartered bus, me and the rest of my trip mates were transported to our destination, effectively eliminating the disastrous experience I had the day before.

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Even though there’s still some time away from the opening, there were already a gathering of human hordes in and around the building. www 

I’ve managed to sneak into the halls before the actual opening hours. This is the only time my lens isn’t hindered by the crowds so I can take the time to line up my shots to a degree. :3c

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Day Zero: Calm Before the Storm

Tagging along with members of the Los Gospel Cosplay Club/Konatsu/KH last week, I’ve paid a visit to one of the largest ACG event I’ve ever experienced these past few years in the region.

Truly Anime Festival Asia cannot compare to its sheer scale although the latter has the advantage of special seiyuu and anime industry guests to pay a visit!

It was also my first ever trip to a Comic Fiesta, out of its many years of annual occurrence.

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Departed on the morning of last Friday, I rode the (Chartered by our group) bus on a long road trip towards our destination, which lasts for several hours amongst them winding roads and rolling hills.

Had fun mingling and getting to know new comrades I’ve met on the bus while all of us enjoying a Mikupa concert along the way. XDc

Caught this sound asleep neko during one of the break time at a rest stop during the long road trip to the event city. www

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A Merry Comical Fiesta

After experiencing the much smaller-in-scale ACG event earlier this year appropriately named Comic Fiesta Mini on my island, my body is lady for one of the largest (Of the region), full-fledged gathering of Anime, Manga and Games in one place.

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Hitching a ride along with members of Los Gospel Cosplay Club, this will be my first time paying a visit to this decade old otaku tradition of my country. :3c

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Acquisitions of AFA13

You don’t expect me to go on for an Anime Festival Asia 2013 trip without any loot of my own, do you? w

Unlike earlier years, most of my acquisition this time around are mostly apparel and merchandise, along with a single tiny figure. :P 

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Got three T-Shirts in order to expand my library of anime related wardrobe, incidentally all of them are white in base. w

Two of them are from the doujin circle Tomodachi T-Shirts (As per the name of their circle, specialised in anime T-Shirts) while another one is from Culture Japan Booth. w

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Cultural Night After AFA13

Anime Festival Asia 2013 maybe over, but there’s still a social assembly left to attend on the day after… the usual Post AFA gathering of Culture Japan Night.

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Held at the Kallang Theatre near the Stadium MRT station identical to last year, it was more of a Culture Japan Noon as the event started at roughly 1500 hours until 2000 hours of the day.

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More Halls of AFA13

Continuing from the last post on them halls and displays, let’s have a look at the rest of them cool stuffs happened during Anime Festival Asia 2013

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One of the featured anime in the event is Love Live! School Idol Project, an anime similar to Idolm@ster.

For the uninitiated, the premise of the series is about nine girls trying to prevent the closure of their beloved school by becoming an amateur idol group amongst many competing rival groups, striving to promote their own school, in order to increase the student applications to the said school. w

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The Halls of AFA13

Last weekend, I’ve made a trip towards Suntec Convention Centre to pay a visit to the annual Anime Festival Asia 2013!

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It’s only been a year since my last visit to the place, but it seems that the usual route (From the City Hall MRT station to Suntec) has taken a new identity, underwent renovations while I am stuck on my island for the year.

Managed to briefly lost myself in the shopping mall labyrinths, good thing I’ve already researched the route the day before.

Oh well off to AFA we go!

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The Day Before AFA13

Waking up very early in the morning excited (Thus having only a total of 5 hours sleep time), I’m going on an adventure a journey to the city of the fishy lion for my annual pilgrimage to Anime Festival Asia 2013!

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Barely even dawn, I’ve already hitched a ride towards my island’s only airstrip, to board the crimson steel bird that will take me towards the skies.

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Planning Ahead for AFA13

T-minus 5 days left until I board the iron bird to the south, heading to wards my annual pilgrimage destination for Anime Festival Asia 2013!

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With the date of the event coming closer and closer in a few sleeps, the official finally released the floor plan, highlighting various exhibitors and their relative position within the halls of Suntec.

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Stage Schedule of AFA13

In less than a couple of weeks time, yours sincerely will make the annual pilgrimage down South to the City of Fishy Lion to attend the event a majority of us has been waiting for – the Anime Festival Asia 2013!

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Aside from the ones announced a few weeks earlier, there are more special guests that will make their appearance to the event itself!

AFA is still growing and getting better than past years, comrades!

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Stunning Line-Ups of AFA13

Revealed during the 1st day of AFAID’s Anisong Concert live, a full line-up of various guest for AFA13 has finally been announced!

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Spanning over 3 nites of awesome line-ups of various artistes, AFA regular May’n as well as returning artistes T.M. Revolution and LiSA will once again grace the stage. Time to get more and more excited, comrades!

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Cosplays of CJC13

The moment you’ve been waiting for after my previous coverage on the event shenanigans, figure displays and them lovely musume for the past few days.

This post will be dedicated towards the piccies of many cosplayers I’ve managed to shoot (with a camera XDc).

Them piccies are taken from both days so they are not arranged in any particular order. Some may contain Day 1 and some Day 2.

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Not actually cosplay but I find these Phantasy Star Online 2 weapons very well made… These guys are members of the EXPFull Team on Ship 2!

If only a FOnewearl or a RAcaseal will pop up some where… :3c

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Dolls of CJC13

As a follow-up to yesterday’s gallery of them various figure displays in Culture Japan Convention, I’ve mentioned about figures owners sharing the display booth with us doll owners of musume of any genre and sizes, no?

Furthermore, the space is titled Dolls and Figures Booth… XDc Therefore, let’s have a look at them lovelies gracing the event!

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For stage events and commercial booths and shenanigans, please refer to the post-con report posted a couple of nights ago…  :3c

While limited in numbers, dolls do take up a large portion of the display space (Usually 60 cm in height) when compared to your average scaled figures and such (Except Three-A’s Metal Gear REX. That behemoth is enormous!).

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Exhibits of CJC13

Continuing from the post-con report from yesterday, today let’s have a look at them displays that were spread across the halls of Culture Japan Convention.

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Found a gigantic fluffy tentacles curling around the ticket counter as soon as I approached the destination during Day 2.

So much d’awww-ness tho…  :3c

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Attractions of CJC13

Last weekend on the 17th and 18th, on my island one of the larger ACG event of the country happened.

Thanks to the machination cooperation between Danny-san and Penang Global Tourism, many comrades and I from all over the surrounding region and even from overseas were fully enjoying ourselves in the wake of like-minded individuals and one another. 

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As what I always did during any past ACG events I’ve attended, I’ve paid the 6th floor of SQCC a visit the night before the actual opening day, the site where Culture Japan was held, as an early reconnaissance along with inspection to find out how I will approach the site.

Not to mention since I’m to display my Servant at one of them booths, I need to make sure the amount of items I needed to bring beforehand. :3c

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Flooring the Schedule of CJC13

In exactly a week’s time, one of the most anticipated ACG event on my island since Comic Fiesta Mini last weekend will finally happen!

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As the time draws near, the official site is busying itself with many, many updates detailing the upcoming contents that will make their appearance in the event itself.

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Detailing the CJC13

At long last, with as little as a couple of Moons away from the big day, Danny-san finally unveil the details of Culture Japan Convention, which will be the major ACG event in Penang for the first time ever!

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Coming this 17th and 18th of August in collaborations with Penang Global Tourism, the Culture Japan Convention will be situated at the Straits Quay Convention Centre on my island…

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Announcing the CJCon

Coming this 17th and 18th of August in collaborations with Penang Global Tourism, the Culture Japan Con will be situated at the Straits Quay Convention Centre on my island…

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Here’s the words of the man himself:

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Revealing the Culture Japan Con

Many quarterly Moons ago (Some time after Culture Japan Noon), the Ex-Dancing Trooper teased us with a possible otaku convention on my island this coming August…

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Well it seems the rumour is quite true, as yesternight the man himself kinda announced it on his tweet! :3c

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Culture Japan Noon

When Danny-san announced the news some weeks earlier, it was an incredible surprise to all of us Islanders that he’s going to hold a CJN on our island!

To be held in the St. Joseph’s Novitiate at the Gurney Paragon, Penang, the gathering will begin at a rather odd hour: 1300 – 1800 on a Saturday (Thus Culture Japan Noon instead of Culture Japan Night… XDc)… 0_0

For the uninitiated, St. Jo’s is a heritage building made anew via reconstruction, and is now a hub for community events with rotsa restaurants surrounding it…

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