After a year of absence from my island, the Penang Anime Matsuri makes a splashy come back again!
Once again, Penang Anime Matsuri will be held on my island, at the Spice Arena, and falls on the 6th and 7th of June this year.
From the official Facebook page:
Look forward to a splashing good time on 6 & 7 June, at Setia SPICE Arena, Penang, Malaysia!
Check out Penang Anime Matsuri‘s Facebook page for more upcoming announcements!
Penang Anime Matsuri: Summer Splash
6 & 7 June 2020
Setia SPICE Arena, Penang, Malaysia
Stay tune for more announcements soon…
So, the officials finally decided to unveil yesterday night, the line-up for this year’s C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2019’s I Love Anisong concert~!
And what an incredible list of artistes to boot!
Looks like fans this year will be high in tension for some Giri-giri Ai~! (more…)
A teaser and a countdown has begun on the official site for C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2019!
Apparently this year’s event theme is about airways and passports.
From the official words:
#C3AFASG19 Let’s kick off a new decade of C3AFA Singapore 2019 — your passport to all things J-culture! See you at the Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre from 29th November to 1st December 2019. More details to be revealed soon — stay tuned!
Unfortunately, I am going to skip the trip to Singapore this year in favour of visiting the Land of the Rising Sun just a couple of weeks prior to the commencement of C3AFA. Let’s hope my trip will be exciting. ^_^
Earlier today during the 2nd day of I Love Anisong Matsuri Malaysia 2019 (Which unfortunately I didn’t attend), a small announcement was made on Anime Festival Asia’s official Facebook account: Penang eSports Festival’s finalised date of commencement and venue!
Currently, not much info has been released aside from the official website, which is penangesports.com…
Since it’s only two months away, news will be updated after ILAMY, so do stay tuned for more.
Although PAM has been cancelled/postponed to the coming year, it seems it has been replaced with a new event, with the venue shifted to Kuala Lumpur this time around…
Announced last weekend, the I Love Anisong Matsuri Malaysia 2019 will happen this June, and judging from the title itself, we can probably assume that it will be more focused upon concert this time around, although currently the officials are accepting applications for their Creator’s Hub corner. There will be exhibitions as well, I suppose…
Unfortunately, I can neither attend this event, nor can I C3AFA2019, due to a high probability I’ll catch a tour to Japan at the end of the year. It is an invitation from a close friend of mine for decades.
While still in the planning stage, I would like to preserve my funds for the big trip itself, as it’s been my raison d’être to finally visit the Land of the Rising Sun…
In an unfortunately announcement, it seems that Penang Anime Matsuri 2019 has been
Even the affiliated logo on AFA’s official site has been removed…
Many speculated that this is due to the negative pressure from the recent incident involving a local immigration raid at a ACG event. However the official assures us that the management has always been diligent and abide by the law.
The postponement is actually to coincide with the Experience Penang Year which falls on the year 2020. Expect a much bigger excitement than previous years!
Even as I was thinking when will SOZO unveil this year’s date for Anime Festival Asia related events, they finally officially announced the said dates for all their affiliated events yesterday at the last day of the 2nd Moon…
As per annually, I’ll be attending only two of the said events: PAM19 and C3AFASG2019.
Curiously, there seems to be a Penang eSport Festival on the 7th and 8th of September as well, the first of its kind this year! Hmmm… should I attend that as well?
Jokes on resolutions of digital outputs like 1080p or 4K aside, the Hi-Resolution Model line (Henceforth referred to as HiRM) of Bandai’s successful Gunpla model kits is one of the newest entry in the 1/100 scale, introduced back in late spring of 2016.
The HiRM line comes with a pre-assembled inner frame complete with die-cast parts, much like a ready-made action figure similar to Metal Build, but also include runners of the outer armour for Gunpla builders to work on, much like any other kits. As such HiRM can be categorised as a tween of action figure and a kit, albeit with a higher price range than the usual Gunpla kits available around…
The first 2 entries to the line, Gundam Barbatos and Wing Gundam Zero Custom, drew a slew of criticism due to the looseness and brittleness of the outer armour pieces, most likely due to separate production process of the inner frame assembled in China while the runner produced in Japan, causing incompatibility between the two.
However, the 3rd entry to the series, the HiRM Astray Red Frame, pretty much rectified many of the flaws present in the previous entries, slowly gaining praises and renewed interests from builders all around.
When first announced, many builders including myself condemned the idea of a super-buffed Astray, due to its overall design getting a lot of beefy parts, along with more muscle mass added to the inner frame. It appears the design principal of the kit is based upon accurate depictions of how muscle move around on a human body.
As time went by, I’m beginning to accept the HiRM line as it is, an alternate depiction of your standard design that amplifies the beauty of the original. Although the original design of a Gundam Astray is supposed to be a barely armoured unit with agility boosted to the extreme, the idea of it being a down-to-earth, highly skilled and experienced samurai in Mobile Suit form, is a welcome thought.
Finalising the after report on C3 Anime Festival Asia 2018…
Let’s have a look at the doujin, the cosers and the dolls today…
Fate/Grand Order, the phenomenal mobage available to the Android/iOS, is one of the main attraction for C3 Anime Festival Asia 2018…
The main stage event for FGO were held on day 2, featuring the Chaldea Radio Station duo Takahashi Rie and Tanaka Minami, alongside Fate series veteran Kawasumi Ayako, and last but not least, the Creative Producer, Shiokawa “Salt River” Yosuke himself.
As no photo-shooting and video-taking were allowed, there’s nothing from the stage hall I can show you here…
There was a brief talk on the game itself, but from the perspective of the US version instead of the JP version, which is a bummer to many of us.
The guests each talked on various part of the 1st arc of the story, as well as holding a live-dubbing session for each of their voiced character in-game. Kawasumi-san provided the most fan service by reciting Noble Phantasm lines of Altria Pendragon, Altria Pendragon (Alter) and Altria Pendragon (Archer).
TFW Nitoris (VA: Tanaka Minami) and Mash (VA: Takahashi Rie) were surprised most of us are Masters of the JP version instead, brought a smile to our face. Another highlight of the stage was Tanaka-san noticing various Medjed cosplayers within the stage hall. XDc
Let’s continue our after report on C3 Anime Festival Asia 2018…
The busy and wonderful weekend of C3 Anime Festival Asia 2018 has come and gone…
It’s time to do an after report…
Held at the Suntec Convention Centre from the 30th of November until the 2nd of December, C3 AFA 2018 celebrated its 10th year anniversary this year.
What a long decade full of great line-ups and contents, which started its roots back in the year 2008!
One sleepless night left until the beginning of C3 Anime Festival Asia 2018 weekend, and here I am unconsciously paid a visit to the site as I took a stroll at nearby malls a couple of stations away…
Did not even have planned for this short trip, but did anyway LOL…
Even more additions to the roster of guests for C3 Anime Festival Asia 2018, which will occur in T-minus 5 days!!
Frame Arms Girl
The popular mecha anime will be making its appearance on the Akiba Stage with participation from the voice actress, Erii Yamazaki and Rika Abe. This time for some fun activities with a chance for fans to bring home some prizes and more!
Look forward to this stage!
One more week before the storm… The chaos is going to be immense this year!
The special Fate/Grand Order booth in the exhibition halls during C3 Anime Festival Asia 2018 will not only have live summoning sessions to salt visiting Masters, but also features the ultimate guest herself, Gudako!!
A special Command seal tattoo sticker will also be given away to visiting Masters!
Pretty much leaked and predicted last month when the attendance of the Chaldea Radio Station duo has been confirmed, albeit for different stage and other performance, the special day stage for one of the most popular mobage of the past few years will be featured during C3 Anime Festival Asia 2018!!
The last era in which Magecraft still existed. Society was created by human hands, but Mages grasped the truth of the world. Magecraft is comprised of techniques from past humans that cannot be explained by science, while science encompasses the techniques of future humans that Magecraft cannot achieve.
Researchers and scholars of both Magecraft and science have been gathered to maintain human civilization.
AD. 1950: Successful creation of the Phenomenon Recording Cyber Daemon: Laplace
AD. 1990: Completion of the Global Environment Model: Chaldeas
AD. 1999: Completion of the Near-Future Observation Lens: Sheba
AD. 2004: Completion of the Heroic Spirit Summoning System: Fate
AD. 2017: Completion of the Spiritron Calculation Engine: Trismegistus
The organization has continued to churn out splendid achievements, and thanks to Chaldea, the continued history of the human race was ensured up to 100 years in the future.
But then, in 2017…
Without warning, the future domain recorded by Sheba vanished. Calculations identified proved the extinction of humanity in 2019.
Why? How? Who? By what means? The researchers of Chaldea were perplexed by these questions.
Then, Sheba detected a new abnormality. AD. 2004. A certain provincial town in Japan. For the first time ever, a region that could not be observed appeared.
Assuming that this was the cause of humanity’s extinction, Chaldea carried out its sixth experiment, though it was still untested. Time travel into the past.
A forbidden ceremony where they would convert Mages into Spiritrons and send them back in time. By intervening in events, they would locate, identify, and destroy the space-time Singularities.
They called the mission the Quest for the Holy Grail: Grand Order.
This is the title for those who would make a stand against human history, and battle fate in order to protect humanity.