Just came back from Singapore after attending Anime Festival Asia (AFA) Singapore 2013. The event was just incredible with all the awesome events, anime & manga goodies, not to mention all the great people whom I’ve met during the event. I will send emails to follow up with those who have exchanged name cards with me – It was nice to meet you all ^^
Anyway, this year’s AFA exhibition hall was also fully-packed with people, especially on Saturday – I was squashed like sardines ><
Here is a collection of photos which I took from all 3 days of AFA Singapore. I think there’s around 200 photos here – get ready yourself a cup of coffee/tea while waiting for these photos to load & browse it all through:
This huge mecha statue from Valvrave the Liberator series greets you at the entrance of the hall. Looks well-made.
Was handed this Tamashii Nations name card by a staff. Nice & simple card design.
Bandai’s All HG Gundam model kits.
HG Bearrguy is just too cute! ><
Bandai has a huge booth again this year selling all the gunpla kits.
Gunpla Heaven = More holes in my wallet ^^;
All the coolsome MG kits from Bandai. Which one is on your want list?
And here’s the new MG 1/100 Sazabi ver KA kit. Have seen this kit many times on the internet but seeing this with my own eyes really makes my jaw dropped- yes this kit is just that awesome-looking.
Some kits from Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt on display here – how many of you are following the manga series?
All the RG kits! Would like to own every one of the kits here.
All the figures from Good Smile Company.
Folks doing live illustrations at the WACOM booth, which reminds me – I have just recently bought a Wacom Intuos Pen & Touch tablet for doing simple sketches, will probably do a review of that tablet soon.
More cute 2D girls from School Idol Project.
Then someone tries to become an Idol ^^;
and here is the Maid & Butler Cafes – the queue was way too long so I didn’t enter.
While it was illegal to sell dangerous weapons on the streets of Singapore, it was to do so in AFA ^^;
Anyone interested in becoming a cat girl so consider these cat ears – it moves according to your mood & brainwaves.
Now this is interesting, this a company from Japan called Aoyama 3D Salon which specialize in making people into small figures. The staff will first scan your body with a portable scanner and you’ll see a 3D model of yourself in a monitor instantly. With that 3D data they can make you into figures. Very interesting stuff.
Daisuki, an anime streaming site has a booth too- any of you follows Kill La kill?
Microsoft and Collateral Damage Studios has announced the mascot character Inori Aizawa for Internet Explorer. My friend Danny Choo says that it’s time to “upgrade” our internet browser ^^;
Folks playing sonic the hedgehog game on the PS3. I used to play Sonic the Hedgehog on my very first video game machine – Sega’s 16 bit Megadrive.
An Idol group from Japan appears on the AFA mini stage so you’ll see tons of folks gathered around to flash their cameras.
Apparently my friend Danny Choo (Right, white shirt) is in the crowd taking photos too.
Speaking of Danny Choo, here is his Culture Japan booth where he would be selling tons of his merchandises.
Here are the Mirai Suenaga Smart Doll. According to Danny, he told me that these dolls would be available for sell starting next February and they do accept online orders as well. I guess many would get started into adopting a daughter when this goes on sale, looks cute!
Danny is busy all day hosting stage events, taking photos, signing stuffs & meeting up with fans.
My photo with Danny Choo. It feels awesome to meet and talk to people like him, turning your passions into a successful career is certainly not an easy task so I do respect him for that.
Very nice Mirai Suenaga Solar Marine cosplay by Angela.
And there’s our Malaysia Shoe Designer Dato Jimmy Choo, also the father of Danny Choo.
I think is was Saturday when Clive Lee made an appearance on the AFA mini stage for a short meet & greet session.
As a Gundam Fan, I’m glad that I took the opportunity to have a photo with this Banshee Gundam cosplay. Great Job to Clive Lee for making this awesome cosplay! :)
Gundam VS Titan!
Sonic the Hedgehog seems troubled to meet Gundam ^^;
Great stuffs for any fujoshi out there ^^
and here’s a hand-made resin statue made by Hairy As Hell.
Here are more cosplay photos from the event – I did not even recognize more than half of the cosplays, I think I need to watch more anime & manga ^^;
I guess that’s all the photos I’ve taken at AFA Singapore 2013. Had a great time there and I look forward to the next AFA!