Anime Festival Asia 2012

Posted: November 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                                Stardate: 63901.5 (Nov 12th, 2012)

Anime Festival Asia: Its back again this year with new stunning performances, showcases, live acting, music, all straight from Japan! Basically, AFA is everything about Japan! Anime, music, manga, games, toys, you named it. Even maid and butler cafes that comes with cute Japanese girls in their cute maid outfits. This one can never be missed! =D

Not to mention, cosplaying! =D So if you are into Japanese merchandises, a fan of Japan, love the popular culture of Japan, this event is just right for you! AFA with its unlimited package of Japanese culture will once again take centre stage to bring the fans what’s in store for this year’s latest trends! =)

The event is held for 3 days, from 9th till 11th November at the Singapore Expo. Used to be held at Suntec. Best recommended for cosplayers to come on the weekends, as 9th, which is a Friday is mostly for the media to come down and get a story about the event. Unless you want to see a concert which takes place on that day. But of course, there’s no stopping for cosplayers who still want to cosplay on Friday. But its always best recommended to come down on the weekends as the attraction will be more wider and captures more attention.

I notice that this year there’s quite a number of tourists coming down for the event. Most of them are from Japan. Let alone the Japanese representatives who was part of AFA. And also, a surprise for me as well! Can say its unexpected too. When they saw me, they just go “Zyuranger!!” “Tyranno Ranger!!” “Super Sentai!” And most of them were Japanese citizens! =D

Yes, for those who are yet to know, Power Rangers were adapted for the original Super Sentai series. Tyranno Ranger is what were known down there, but to many of us who were born watching American version simply learned it as Red Ranger from that old school Power Rangers. And “Zyuranger” is from its full title known as Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger series which is extensively used for the first season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

There’s even this Japanese lady, who wanted my autograph to be signed on a photo she had taken with me. We had taken from one of the booths that developed instant photos. She wanted to show it to her daughter who was a big fan of the Kyro… Sentai Zyuranger or Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, as what she told me. She could have bring her daughter along. That would be more exciting and a surprise for her! I was so touched into it. A big thank you and a respectful bow for her! =D

These are some of the best photos of me and gang taken on both days! =)

AFA has ended for now. The whole of two days has been an awesome event. Me and my gang truly enjoyed it! Mission accomplished guys! =D

And especially me. The Japanese people there, where they were amazed of seeing the old school Tyranno Ranger roaming around the hall. GANBATTE!!! =D


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