18 November 2013

Anime Festival Asia (Singapore) 2013



Anime Festival Asia (Singapore) 2013 #AFASG13 took place from Fri - Sun, 08 - 10 November 2013 at Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore. It is one of the largest Japanese Popular Culture event in South East Asia which attracts humongous amounts of crowds as well as the usual regular folks who want to celebrate their love and passion for the culture.


Photo: Ticketing Booth @ #AFASG13

This is the place where folks purchase their tickets and gain access into the event grounds.


Photo: Everybody's Playground @ #AFASG13

Level-3 is the regular folks' all-time favorite 'playground' for setting up Base Camps, Cosplay Photography, Nico Nico Dancing, Trolling Around and many other shenanigans.

Exhibition & Shoppe @ #AFASG13

Photo: Exhibition & Shoppe @ #AFASG13

A look inside the exhibition hall of #AFASG13.


Photo: Exhibition & Shoppe @ #AFASG13

The population growth of visitors appears to be increasing year on year which is a good sign for the local Japanese Popular Culture community and industry.


Photo: Exhibition & Shoppe @ #AFASG13

It is kind of daunting to wade through that crowd to get what you want but there is a saying that goes ..

Good things are worth waiting and fighting for.


Photo: Valvrave the Liberator @ AFASG13

Here be the feature booth of Valvrave the Liberator, one of the most recent and popular Anime series.


Photo: Valvrave Media Models

Miniature plastic models of the Valvrave units were on display.


Photo: Life-sized Valvrave Mecha Model

Life-sized model of Valvrave Unit 01 on display. You may take a photo of it but not with it.


Photo: Good Smile Company Booth @ #AFASG13

Here be the booth of Good Smile Company, a Japanese company that produces and distributes character figures such as the Nendoroid and Figma series.


Photo: Good Smile Company - Character Figures @ #AFASG13

Character figures from the Madoka Magica series.


Photo: Good Smile Company - Character Figures @ #AFASG13

Character figures from the Vocaloid and Attack on Titan series.


Photo: Good Smile Company - Character Figures @ #AFASG13

Character figures from the Sword Art Online and Fate series


Photo: Good Smile Company - Character Figures @ #AFASG13

Scaled character figures from various series.


Photo: Good Smile Company - Character Figures @ #AFASG13

More scaled character figures from various series.


Photo: Culture Japan Booth @ #AFASG13

Here be the booth of Culture Japan, a brand managed by the world renowned otaku blogger, Danny Choo, whose mission is to share and spread Japanese Culture with the rest of the world.


Photo: Culture Japan - Moekana & Moekanji @ #AFASG13

Moekana and Moekanji are Japanese Language Learning Products in the form of flash cards that offer a fun and interactive way of learning the Japanese Language.


Photo: Culture Japan @ #AFASG13

Here are some productions and collaborations by the Culture Japan brand.


Photo: Culture Japan @ #AFASG13

More productions and collaborations by the Culture Japan brand.


Photo: Culture Japan - Datuk Jimmy Choo @ #AFASG13

World renowned shoe designer, Datuk Jimmy Choo, father of Danny Choo, made an appearance at the Culture Japan booth to show his support for the brand!


Photo: Megahouse Booth @ #AFASG13

Here be the booth of Megahouse, a Japanese company that produces character figures from the more manly side of Japanese Popular Culture.


Photo: Megahouse - Character Figures @ #AFASG13

Character figures from the Gintama series on display.
// dat Hijikata figure!


Photo: Megahouse - Character Figures @ #AFASG13

Character figures from the One Piece series on display.


Photo: Megahouse - Character Figures @ #AFASG13

Character: Edward Newgate (Whitebeard)
Series: One Piece


Photo: Animate Booth @ #AFASG13

Long queues have become a common sight at the Anime Festival Asia series of events.


Photo: Merchandise Retailers @ #AFASG13

Latendo is one of the longest running Anime Merchandise Retailers ever since I first encountered their business many many moons ago.


Photo: Creators Hub @ @AFASG13

A look at the Creators Hub where freelance artisans offer their fan-made merchandises.


Photo: FantaisieNocturne Productions @ #AFASG13

Here be the booth of FantaisieNocturne Productions, one of my favorite Local Doujin Groups.


Photo: FantaisieNocturne Productions @ #AFASG13

A look at their fan-made works as well as original productions.


Photo: FantaisieNocturne Productions @ #AFASG13

Artwork prints for your walls.


Photo: Captions Please

Big can badges and Titan goodies.


Photo: Japanese Food Street @ #AFASG13

Hungry but lazy to wade your way out of the convention hall, down the escalators, da~ da~ da~?
Here be food for you right in the heart (corner) of the festival grounds!


Photo: Japanese Food Street @ #AFASG13

What do you think of the food prices?
Are they bang enough for your buck?
You decide!


Photo: Japanese Food Street @ #AFASG13

Curry Udon with meat freshly sliced right from the Colossal Titan's body. ^^;


Photo: Japanese Food Street @ #AFASG13

I gave the Takoyaki a try and the taste is lovely!

Cosplay @ #AFASG13

Photo: Wall of Photographers @ #AFASG13

Cosplay has been a part of Anime Conventions since many moons ago and has seen a growing number of new Cosplayers and Photographers alike joining the local scene.


Photo: Cosplayer @ #AFASG13

Character: Petra Ral
Series: Shingeki no Kyojin / Attack on Titan


Photo: Cosplayer @ #AFASG13

Character: Mikasa Ackerman
Series: Shingeki no Kyojin / Attack on Titan


Photo: Cosplayer @ #AFASG13

Character: Sasha Braus
Series: Shingeki no Kyojin / Attack on Titan


Photo: Cosplayer @ #AFASG13

Character: Enoshima Junko
Series: Dangan Ronpa


Photo: Cosplayer @ #AFASG13

Character: Itsuka Kotori
Series: Date A Live


Photo: Cosplayer @ #AFASG13

Character: Cloud Strife
Series: Final Fantasy VII


Photo: Cosplayer @ #AFASG13

Character: Yoshino
Series: Date A Live


Photo: Cosplayer @ #AFASG13

Character: Tokisaki Kurumi
Series: Date A Live


Photo: Cosplayer @ #AFASG13

Character: Roronoa Zoro
Series: One Piece


Photo: Cosplayer @ #AFASG13

Character: Hanji Zoe
Series: Shingeki no Kyojin / Attack on Titan


Photo: Cosplayer @ #AFASG13

Character: Sasha Braus
Series: Shingeki no Kyojin / Attack on Titan


Photo: Cosplayer @ #AFASG13

Character: Levi (cleaning ver.)
Series: Shingeki no Kyojin / Attack on Titan

Anime Festival Asia (Singapore) 2013 - Round Up

Photo: Attack on Titan Cosplay Group Photo @ #AFASG13

Anime Festival Asia (Singapore) 2013 was a blast for me even though the crowds were so massive which disrupted my experience of fully enjoying the entertainment contents.
  • A lot of original entertainment contents to experience till you drop!
  • Massive platform for folks from all walks of life to experience Japanese Popular Culture.
  • Amazing platform for creative folks to showcase their skills and talents.

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