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Standees & Dolls @ AFA15

While not abundant as yesteryear’s, the number of various human sized standees present are still a sight to behold at various booths within the halls at Anime Festival Asia 2015


Promoting the currently airing Gakuen Toshi Asterisk, Aniplex showcased several of the series’s main chara at their booth.



Figures @ AFA15

Posters and promotional items aside, the booths within the halls at Anime Festival Asia 2015 are fully packed with various figures of genre and sizes. 


Some cute, some sexy, some cool, some extraordinary. =w=


Displays @ AFA15

Continuing on from previous post focused upon Anime Festival Asia 2015, let’s feast our eyes upon various visually stunning displays at various booths all around the exhibition halls.


Do note that the following piccies are not as neatly arranged as the previous post, and may ended up randomly placed outta similar groups (Same anime/same booth)…  XDc


Welcome to AFA15!

It’s been a full week after the chaos that is Anime Festival Asia 2015, finally my trimming and processing of the event photos are at its end, with them taking two full nights to fully upload to my Flickr profile…

First observation: AFA15 is seemingly tight on budget this year, the lack of promotional items around the event halls are prevalent, the spaces between booths are wider (Meaning less exhibitors), and the lack of the awesomeness of the likes of NicoNico Choukaigi similar to last year’s… 

The invited guests this year are rather random too, with the likes of Japanese comedians (Will expand on that on later post…) and more cosplayer guests than usual. Invited seiyuu guests are fewer than two digits, unlike the whopping 17 seiyuu guests last year…


Perhaps the AFA officials are expanding and/or experimenting with subjects other than the usual ACG stuff while gauging the interests of its attendees? 

Weak knees and blisters aside, here are what I’ve managed to document into my lens over the course of my trip, despite enduring physical and mental pain all over my body. XDc


Emceeing for AFA15

Brace yourselves, Anime Festival Asia 2015 is coming in a few days!!! More guests are being announced even during these last minutes…

Meanwhile, I’m still packing for the trip. Probably will be in silent mode for the remainder of the week until the end of the event…


Guest Host: Danny Choo


Born in the UK to Chinese Malaysian parents and currently residing in Tokyo for about 16 years, Danny Choo is the creator of a brand called Culture Japan which shares Japanese culture through in-house produced TV Shows, Character Content and a Fashion Doll known as Smart Doll.

Danny also writes about life in Japan as a foreigner on his blog and has been doing so regularly since 2004.


Danny directs and presents on the TV shows Culture Japan and Japan Mode which are broadcast weekly on TV channels domestic in Japan and internationally.

Danny is also the creator of Mirai Suenaga (pronounced “mee-rai soo-eh-na -gah”) – the mascot character for Culture Japan who has collaborated with various anime and game companies such as Square Enix, Good Smile Company, Bushiroad, Ascii Media Works, King Records and Nitroplus. In 2013, Mirai became an official mascot for Japan Tourism and in 2014 she became an official mascot for Malaysia Tourism.

Danny has been recognised for his work by the Japanese government who have appointed him as a member on various high level committees which focus on strategies to disseminate Japanese content outside of Japan.