But truthfully, never felt better.
Right after the "MikuPa in Singapore" concert on Day 1, we respawned the very next morning to enjoy Day 2 of the Anime Festival Asia 2011. A quick but heavy morning breakfast of toast and jam at 8pm-ish ensured we could last walking around till lunch time.
Our first stop was the official Good Smile Company booth, where the latests and yet-to-be released figures were displayed to the public. Here'a small gallery of the display cases (don't mind the crap lighting is some of them).
Always have to pray for their safe journey and arrival since I use unregistered SAL most of the time. It's heartbreaking at times to know your beloved figure is being man-handled at the post office, even if it does say FRAGILE on all 4 sides of the parcel. Its the price of forgoing speed over cost I guess.
And by the gods, it looks amazing. The details on Saber are mind blowing, and don't get me started on the intricacies of that DAYUUUM bike.
Had the privilege to view the whole thing in 360° and personally, it IS worth spending ever penny on this rendition when its finally released. For now, I'll just hold my breath till the painted version comes out.
Below Nendoroid Menma are the official animation design and art sketches used for the production of the show.
At the Bandai Booth, part of the large area they've rented was featured mostly their latest and soon to be released One Piece figures under the Figuarts series, along with Banpresto.
Just recalled One Piece was releasing an application that day, where one can collect(?) and fight among your friends with One Piece characters. Can't remember if it was something to do with Augmented Reality (AR) tho.
As we passed quite a number of hobby stores selling everything and anything related to anime merchandise, I couldn't help but feel caught up with the spending atmosphere which everyone seemed to be doing at a very generous rate. Fortunately, the local pricing had put me off slightly, and the fact I'm already collecting figures via shipping banished any further desire to spend anymore than I should on this trip.
At the far left corner of the hall, near the Cool Japan booths was two lovely Miku-itashas sponsored by Crypton themselves (I'm guessing with all that Mikubook). Admired both cars from all angles, just before getting a decent photo op with Miku.
We touched It was magical.
Totally forgot to snap a few pictures of the whole dubbing event, as they would darkened the stage each time she dubs a certain scene, so I'll take a few from Danny's post which you can head over to see more of the lovely Saitou Chiwa. As you can see, Danny's been MC-ing full-time for both days on stage for every(?) AFA event if I'm not mistaken.
I could feel my nose going fuzzy when she did those heart wrenching lines, such as trying to stop Madoka from making a contract, just before murdering that Incubator while an applause erupted from the audience. Hilarious, I tell ya.
It was actually my friend's idea to camp 2 events before the screening as, (seeing as his knowledge about the Gundam universe would allow him pilot one when the time comes), we ended up with pretty awesome seats with the giant screen hanging at our faces. Had no idea this movie was being simultaneously screened with the theaters in Japan as the opening music started playing while the hall darkened and fell into a deep silence.
Check out here for the full list of organisation that were present.
But the highlight of the day was just a few booths from ZANEEDS, and it was Cool Japan's smaller Culture Japan booth. In there, sitting patiently were the Vividblaze duo, Tezuka Miho and Okano Yasunari.
Thank you, Vividblaze!
If you haven't heard of Vividblaze, do checkout their works, accompanied with ossom time-lapse video by their partner, mockmoon at his Youtube Channel.
Friends of mine can be viewed at that time when a bunch of guys started to sing the opening of "World is Mine" with me in the background. It was hilarious to watch the comments flowing past, as I'd probably be one of those viewers if I hadn't made the trip.
But when he revealed the back part of the shirt, I just knew I had to have it.
The Toaru Majutsu t-shirt. I just love the 8-bit feel
20001, even cuter in chi-bit form.
The day was wrapped up with taking photos of cosplayers in and outside of the hall.
lifeliners fans were there to give me the warm welcome.
One of them had me...
... just before some angels came to rescue me.
Bold cosplay is bold. Amazing. And to think its all handmade(?)
Had to snap a pic of Cybuster from SRW:OG for a friend, or he wouldn't believe me.
Ended the day with a healthy dosage of some Sonico love before leaving and getting some din-din grub.
(poor girl had to pose for over 10 minutes in the foyer as tons of photographers surrounded her)
-End of Day2-
To be continued~