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Archive for March, 2017

Collaboration of AFA17 and C3

AFA have just become bigger with a collaboration with C3, and the event dates are finally decided!

Here’s the media release!

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Biggest Japanese pop culture event organisers join forces to bring C3 AFA to various countries

Singapore, 22 March 2017 – SOZO, organiser of Anime Festival Asia events and Sotsu Co., Ltd, organiser of C3 events, have joined together to create “C3 AFA”. This new event aims to become the regional Cool Japan Event of Asia by developing a B2C event representing various Japanese contents such as anime, characters, comic, game, music, novel and more.

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Tease of a Summer Wonderland

Finally some news after much anticipation… ^_^

Once again, Penang Anime Matsuri will be held on my island, organised by the same people behind Anime Festival Asia, in collaboration with Penang Global Tourism. 

Unlike last year’s venue, PAM17 will be held at the Spice Arena on my island, and falls on the 1st and 2nd of July this year.

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From the official Facebook page

#PAM17 – Penang Anime Matsuri is back! Don’t miss the most anticipated 2017 anime event in Penang, happening at SPICE Arena Level 2, from 1st to 2nd July 2017! More details to be announced! See you very very soon at PAM 2017 – SUMMER WONDERLAND!

Stay tune for more announcements soonish…


An Elegant Weapon For a More Civilised Age

Any Star Wars fan will surely remembers and recognises the iconic weapon of a Jedi Knight, the coloured laser bladed sword of awesomeness. It’s no secret that every one of them would want a weapon of such calibre in their own collection of ever-growing Star Wars merch, may it be just prop hilt or real toys.

While there exists official lightsabre toys from the official license holders, such merchs are in the end just mass-produced collector’s items of varying quality, usually below par. Luckily for the past decade or so, fan made custom lightsabres are things of beauty, going through evolution by evolution of upgrades that surpassed the likes of their official counterparts.

Various designs were created, sounds and light gimmicks perfected, which are practically indistinguishable from the movie magic nowadays. They were utilised in many forms, from conventions wielded by cosplayers, to even as an actual fencing swords in Jedi inspired combat training camps…  

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After coming back from the screening of Episode VII: The Force Awakens about a year and a half back, eager to get my hands on a lightsabre, I’ve gotten myself an Anakin-to-Vader Ultimate FX Lightsabre from Hasbro, only to be utterly disappointed by its plastic build and less than desirable brightness of the blade, not to mention one of its core function (Changing from blue to red blade at will while ignited) is defective.

Fast forward a year later after the viewing of Rogue One, once again my wish to acquire a lightsabre of my own resurfaced, this time I’m in for a treat as I’ve managed to find one on Taobao that is actually affordable, unlike the premium prices on various custom lightsabre makers (Such as Ultrasabers and SaberForge) out there…

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