♫ 東方神起 (THSK) - Y3KPicture-heavy post ahead. You have been warned. ಠ_ಠ You can read all about my previous AFA escapades here, here and here.
|Anime Festival Asia 2013|
|This is it.|
|Festival ticket S$10|
|Obligatory welcome sign|
|Side view of the Valvrave|
Here's the regular scale model for your reference.
|Gundam scale figures|
|Life-sized Titan head!|
I wanted to go for the Butler Cafe again this year but... my measly budget didn't allow it. ╥﹏╥
|So I only took pictures from the outside, lol|
|And caught a glimpse of Yutaki *insert fangirl squeal*|
|Thank you for the pic, Danny-san! :)|
|Kawaii Mirai-chan nendoroids|
|Posters. So tempted to get one but... T_T|
|Mirai-chan smart doll|
|Asuna and Kirito Nendoroids display|
|Hatsune Miku Nendoroid Petit|
There were loads of interesting booths and activities at the event, from auditions...
|School Idol Project booth|
|School Project Idol photowall|
|AFA Mini Stage area|
|Always crowded Animax booth|
|This was freaking cool - until it started to peel off T_T|
Free Nescafe with salted caramel whipped cream. Like, who in their right minds would say no to salted caramel whipped cream?!
|Nescafe never tasted so good.|
|2 jam-packed lanes|
There was also a Microsoft Internet Explorer booth where they introduced their new official character,
Inori Aizawa, and let visitors test out the new IE browser and other Microsoft stuff.
|Microsoft booth at AFA13|
|IE's new kawaii mascot ✿|
The Hello! Japan booth had lots of Mameshiba stuff and was really colourful and cheerful. Their mascot, Cocolo-chan, was super kawaii as well. (✿◠‿◠)
|Yes, that's a human Pikachu leaving the frame :3|
|That's Toby the ninja mascot with Cocolo-chan|
|Sword Art Online (SAO)|
|Puella Magi Madoka Magica|
It looks like Iron Man is also getting quite a bit of love as well.
|They're actually pretty cool with the glowing lights and all|
Of course, I needed to get a souvenir, and this AFA13 key chain was the perfect [and cheapest] choice. (≧∇≦)
|AFA 2013 key chain souvenir|
We left around 1 p.m. and headed downstairs to snap some cosplayers before heading for lunch.
|Cosplayers preparing and photoshooting|
I didn't manage to take a lot of cosplayers' photos because 1. most of them were still preparing, 2. I couldn't recognize a lot of characters (I admit, I'm feeling kinda out of the loop these days), and 3. there weren't a lot of them (maybe more arrived later in the afternoon). So yeah, not many cosplayer pics from that day.
o;(_ _)o; Gomenasai!
I quite enjoyed this year's AFA, even though I couldn't really relate or recognize most of the new animes or characters. The atmosphere was fun and lively, the event itself was organized well (except for instances where we were literally pushed through the crowd due to limited space and lots of queues to buy merchandise), and there were so many interesting things and amazing cosplays to see that it was totally worth it.
Next time though, I'll make sure to brush up on my current-season anime knowledge before going. (⌒_⌒;)
See you next year, AFA 2014! (－ｏ⌒)