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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.




Cosplays of PAM15

For the last part of the Penang Anime Matsuri Summer Party 2015 report, we’ll take a look and ogle admire a colourful cast of interesting cosplayers found all over the event itself.


As per all ACG events, cosplayers make up a bulk of the attendees, showing off an array of neatly made costumes, indulging in the look and personality of various characters… 


Displays of PAM15

After a general view on the event itself, we’ll have a look at various displays that scattered all over the exhibition halls…

Unlike Anime Festival Asia or many of the localised fan events (COSPAR, MOEPA, etc…), figure displays are pretty much non-existent here in Penang Anime Matsuri Summer Party 2015.


That said, a few commercial booths and the doujin circles in Creator’s Market personally set up their very own displays or sort. 



* On a certain day *



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


Procuration: Gifts from a Fiesta

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…   



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