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.
Braving through the hazy heat of all-year-long mid-summer last weekend, I rushed towards the site as soon as I got myself ready after my RL job. Oh yes, it’s Bon Odori Matsuri once again!
There was another event at another part of the island, a cosplay event featuring guest appearance of Aza Miyuko (An ex-member of Spiral Cats and a cosplay guest during AFAMY12), which sadly fell around the same time period as Bon Odori. Had to abandon the former in favour of securing a good parking space (For the whole night) on earlier hours to avoid the incoming crowd at the latter’s…
I was an invitee of Konatsu, a local ACG group full of like-minded folks and similarly enthusiastic comrades, to join them at their picnic site under a designated canopy given to them by the organisers since many of them are part of the dance performance for the day.
It was the mid of the a hot day when I reached my destination. Only a few early Konatsu birds were already there, chatting and hammering away their sumafo playing Love Live! School Idol Festival. XDc
Last weekend, a medium-sized, two-day otaku event was held in Penang Times Square, attracting many comrades and clueless public for a visit since entry is free of charge! ^_^
Cosplay Invasion III was organised by collaborations of many like-minded groups and features guests such as illustrator/cosplayer Shirahane Nao-sensei aka DMYO-sensei, cosplayer Stayxxxx and cosplayer Onnies.
Wait… DMYO-sensei cosplays!? Isn’t DMYO-sensei the one behind those lovely illustrations of Danny Choo’s Suenaga Mirai?
Oh yes, I was quite surprised too when I saw her in Hatsune Miku cosplay (You can catch a glimpse at her just behind Stayxxxx’s Hatsune Mikuo here in this piccie, which I haven’t realised it was her at the time of the shot…) during my brief visit… =w=
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…
Year of the Snake goes back to its slumber, as the Year of the Horse galloping towards a great new year ahead~!
Once again, a prosperous Lunar Pony New Nyaa to all~! X3c…
You don’t expect me to come home from an ACG event empty-handed, do you? XDc
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…
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
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=
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Breaking away from the usual commercial booths and display, there’s an area within Anime Festival Asia 2013 dedicated towards the talents and fandom of them anime and manga, resulting in the doujinshi infested Creators Hub.
Official merchandise alone won’t satiate most otaku’s appetite, thus the third parties will see through that and fill in the emptiness. w
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
Last weekend, I’ve made a trip towards Suntec Convention Centre to pay a visit to the annual Anime Festival Asia 2013!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.