We had a blast at the AFA 09. Day 1 was exhausting but super, super fun!
I was really happy (though I look awkward and really sleepy in the photo) to meet top blogger and CEO of Mirai Inc., Danny Choo. Danny’s always smiling, he’s really nice and friendly. Thank you, Danny for bringing the Tokyo Figure Show to Singapore! It was really an awesome showcase of figures. Later that day, Danny talked on stage about blogging and his company, Mirai Inc. Too bad I wasn’t able to see him dance in his Storm Trooper costume because we were outside the exhibition hall to get some drinks and forgot about the time. T.T
Is figma Mirai up for pre-order already? She’s really cute.
I really should have ordered this figure. Saber Lily looks amazing!
Here’s another figure that I didn’t pre-order. When I saw Miku on display and looking really pretty, I’m convinced that I’ll buy this figure when I get the chance.
Tokyo Figure Show’s Nendoroid puchi showcase.
Top cosplayer from Japan, Kaname, as one of the judges in the Regional Cosplay Competition
00 Emotions from Singapore won the AFA 09 Regional Cosplay Competition. Prizes include 2 ANA economy class return tickets to Tokyo, Japan + and Harajuku Lovers perfumes. They also won best costume and received a Brother sewing machine as the prize.
All the cosplayers in the Regional Cosplay Competition look great but I really thought Philippine representatives Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao will win. I love their costumes and the fight scenes too! The sisters look really pretty and sexy. They’re the crowd favorite.
The Endless Illution team from Indonesia is also my favorite. Their costumes were very detailed and sooo shiny. ^^
The cosplayers from Thailand had a lot of fun on stage.
Malaysia representatives for the Regional Cosplay Competition
Another pair of cosplayers representing Singapore
AFA 09 Regional Cosplayers with Aniki, Shokotan, Kaname and the other judges. Kaname commented that the stage was so high that it was difficult to see the cosplayers.
Shokotan (Shoko Nakagawa) is sooo kawaii! She presented the best costume prize.
Aniki Ichirou Mizuki with the Grand Prize
I got tired and sat down to read some Bleach mini magazine.
Domo plushies and a smirking toy pusher. ^^;
The I love Anisong Concert was fun. The crowd loved performances by Shoko Nakagawa, Vocaloid Miku Hatsune (main photo) and Ichirou Mizuki.
Flying to Singapore for the Anime Festival Asia is worth the effort. Though I wasn’t able to buy lots of toys which was my initial intention of going there, I really had a great time seeing wonderful people at the event. And Singapore is a really beautiful place, I love it! I’ll post some pictures from Day 2 soon. ^^
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