09 December 2013

EOY 2013 Special - Interview with Nico Nico Dancer Wata

Wata is a Nico Nico Dancer from Japan who will be visiting Singapore to perform at the upcoming EOY Cosplay Festival 2013. We are pleased to present our pre-event interview of Wata-san with our valued readers! Special thanks go to the EOY Team for their assistance in the coordination of the interview as well as the translation!

The Interview

Before we begin, here is a Nico Nico Dance video by Wata dancing to 'Gravity=Reality' by VOCALOID Megurine Luka.

Q1: When did you first started Nico Nico Dancing?
Wata: In high school first year, 3 years ago (2010) ノ。・o・。ヽ

Q2: Who or what inspired you to start Nico Nico Dancing?
Wata: It was because I loved the moves of <Teach Me!! The Magical Lyric>, which was my first upload, and wanted to dance it no matter what.

Q3: Do you watch Anime, read Manga, or play Video Games?
Wata: I love watching Anime very much. I love manga even more than anime! Yes I play games!

Q3A: What is your favorite Anime Series?
Wata: Toradora , Love Live , Shingeki no Kyojin, Prince of Tennis , Magical Girl Madoka Magica , Full Metal Panic , Durararara , Macross, Hetalia , can’t decide my favourite lol!! ノ。・o・。ヽ

Q3B: What is your favorite Manga Series?
Wata: I would recommend <House of the Sun> (taiyou no ie) , a shoujo manga.

Q3C: What is your favorite Video Game?
Wata: I really like Harvest Moon!

Q4: Have you attended any Anime / Cosplay / Games Conventions?
Wata: Yes I have.

Q4A: Which is your favorite Anime / Cosplay / Games Convention?
Wata: The cosplay summit that is held annually at my hometown nagoya. I always go to take a look but I wish to attend it in a cosplay next year.

Q5: Do you have a message for your supporters from Singapore?
Wata: I am very happy that my dance and smiles could reach beyond national borders and across the sea!!! ノ。・o・。ヽ
Its my first time visiting singapore but I am sure that I will grow to like Singapore alot!!!
I may not be much but, best regards from here on out and please take care of me!

Meet Wata @ EOY Cosplay Festival 2013

Would you like to meet Wata in person and watch her live performance on stage?
Make your way down to the Marina Barrage in Singapore on Sunday, 15 Dec 2013!

Wata will be performing two(2) sets of dance performances at the event, spanning over an approximate duration of 40 minutes.
The dance performances will commence @ 4:30PM and 8:00PM respectively.

She will also be holding a meet-and-greet session at 4:45PM where you can get her autograph!
Autographs are limited to folks who purchased her official merchandise at the event location.
Available merchandises include T-Shirt, Towel, Wristband, and Phone Strap.

EOY Cosplay Festival 2013 @ Marina Barrage

Catch popular anime characters and comic superheroes come to life and bring colour and laughter to the serene and scenic grounds at the Marina Barrage!

EOY Cosplay Festival is one of the largest free annual cosplay and youth community events in Singapore, offering an avenue for J-pop and anime lovers to congregate and parade their passion through self-made performances, cosplay, illustrations, photography and more. The layman onlooker will undoubtedly find this a highly fascinating and eye-opening experience.

Last year, we drew our largest crowd of over 10,000 guests in a single day. Back by popular demand, EOY Cosplay Festival 2013 offers spacious event grounds where cosplayers, photographers and members of the public are free to roam and take photos, merchandise and art booths with unique souvenirs not to be found anywhere else, mobile cafes as well as full-day stage performances by talented youths handpicked through carefully-organised auditions. Other fringe activities and features include free popcorn and candyfloss, a mini exhibition of cosplay photos and registration for free Japanese lessons by a reputable school for Japanese lessons in Singapore.

Official Website
Event Information

Date: Sunday, 15 Dec 2013
Time: 10:00AM - 9:30PM
Location: Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
Admission: FREE

Getting There

  • Alight at [NS27] Marina Bay MRT station.
  • Go to Exit A.
  • Walk to the Bus Stop.
  • Board SBST Service 400.
  • Alight at Marina Barrage at the 5th stop.

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