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Anime Festival Asia 2014 – My Experience

Here we go again with Anime Festival Asia 2014! This year’s AFA was also held at Jakarta Convention Center. Held on the 15-17th of August, the same day with Indonesia Independence Day!

Due the massive amount of works I’m currently doing recently, I only able to enjoy afa only on the saturday night, I came on Sunday night but only to pick up my kanojo.

even though it’s only for a short time, it was fun because I could meet with my friends.

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Love live counter, every otaku’s favorite “idols”

but that day at afa, people had one more “idol”

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yes, the almighty 6,7 million rupiah smart doll mirai suenaga…. which was sold out on the first day

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Worship our god!

lol, me personally doesn’t have a taste for dolls, but it is always intriguing to see how 2D anime girl can affect human ^^

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well it really is pretty.. no doubt about that.

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then the AFA cafe. Met Jim and He said the cafe was running good and smooth. Yutakis was there and he drives women crazy with that handsomeness of him (or should i say prettiness?)

the one thing i knew about Yutaki is that he has that feminine side of him…. no, not like I personally experience it, I just saw him from outside the cafe. lol.

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Re-on booth! as usual, Edelyn was the official cosplayer of Re-on, and this time there was also Shinta and Laks

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I also got Re-on official photobook on the day before afa,

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I also documented the ‘behind the scene’ of re-on Rise photoshoot

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See the full gallery here

ah yes, for those who haven’t got the RISE photobook and want to have it, you can directly order this book from Franzeska Edelyn’s Page

Please buy, oniichan!
Please buy, oniichan!

Then i watched SAGA at sony mini stage with my friends, SAGA was damn cool!

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maybe everyone already knew that SAGA is a multinational group, the girl is Korean, the guy in the middle is Japanese, and the guy in the right is Chinese. All of them speak English so they can communicate well with their fans.

IMG_1705-7-sAnd then the ULTIMATE ZEONG!

ah look at those puny unicorn and banshee… meh, zeong will destroy your asses!!!!

lol, the zeong was sold at 5 million rupiah.

and there is this organic shaped gundam

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that’s not really like a shape of a gundam, but once again, I like Turn A, so I can handle a little abnormalities in gundam shape 🙂

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hell yeah baby

and then there’s these ultra cool one piece figures

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*rainbow puke*

in the end I didn’t buy anything, sigh… compare that to our reon mascot who put her freebies she got from AFA on her Instagram:

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godamnmit i’m jealous

but I got these loots given to me, which is nice

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hahaha, I don’t know what happened to you dear canon photographers, but that photo is so purple. I edited it a bit here so it won’t turn like purple Reon.. hahahaha

Anyway AFA was fun even I only enjoyed it a little.

where am i? stuck doing my paperwork for my study with my group

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that’s my group leader, not me.

Cheers!

 

 

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Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2013 – My experience

After a long break, I finally update my blog, yes, this time it is the AFA ID 2013 field report!

This year’s AFA ID took place at Jakarta Convention Center. With a venue twice the size of last year’s , this year’s AFA ID was almost twice as awesome than last year.

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I came on day 2 and 3, and it was very very crowded on day 2.

The venue have 2 levels, the ground floor was for official store and merchandises, while basement was for AFA cafe and Creator’s booth.

On the ground floor, you can find lots of toys displayed

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These mega badass one piece figurines

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Kamen riders

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saber….

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and gun… no, that’s a cosplayer.

and Culture Japan’s booth: with my friend working part time there

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we also had Indonesia Game Show next door, and i grabbed one of League of legend goodie bag.

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AFA CAFE

This year we had no individual maid and butler cafe, instead, we had one big AFA Cafe, which have all the maids and the butlers.

and in this year’s cafe, most of the maids and butlers are from Indonesia

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Yes, that is the same Yuki chan from my previous post :)) she became a moe moe kyun maid !

The cafe was a huge success, on day 2, i heard hordes of people were rushing in the moment the cafe was opened:

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here’s one of the butler I will fall in love with if he was wearing a skirt:

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and no, I’m not into Yaoi.

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since my cousin asked me to accompany him, I also enter the cafe, but I only pay for 2 shot service.

and of course I’m with Yuki 🙂

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Fuuuuu…shion!!! last year we also took the same pose at Jak Japan Matsuri 🙂

This year’s afa had food stalls just next to the creator’s booth, and since i was hungry, i ate this huge hot dog for lunch

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after that I was sitting around playing my 3ds. Got 36 streetpasses for the first day, and another 36 streetpasses on day 2. awesome!

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Here are some photos i took during AFA ID 13

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Mirai Cosplayer

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and the winner of this year forever arone photo is…

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hahahaha, just kidding

Anime Festival Asia Indonesia – My experience

Anime Festival Asia Indonesia!!!!! This time i will write my experience during the AFAid this weekend.

Held in JIExpo, Jakarta, i came at 8 AM in the morning to redeem my concert ticket and was shocked by the quite long queue… it ultimately took me 2 hours to get my ticket.

so i came in to the exhibition at 10 AM, the venue is much smaller than the AFA Singapore, probably less than half the size of Suntec hall.

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DAY 1

So after entering the exhibition hall, I went to every corner of the exhibition hall, it just took me 15 minutes to check all the shops, so i decided to take some photos, while there was still only few cosplayer arrived at this hour.

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found this guy in the corner, He just sat there on His motorcycle the whole day. very nice cosplay of kamen rider black.

after that i went to Danny Choo’s cornerImagelot’s of Mirai pictures right there.

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As there is still a few cosplayer attended the event, i decided to spend my time in the Moe Moe Kyun cafe as well as taking my lunch, a very expensive lunch :))

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So after a looooong queue, I finally enter the café, greeted by Kiyo,

(ah, actually i got too excited and entered the cafe too early, and Kiyo asked me to wait for a moment)

Kiyo: ah, shosho omachi kudasai~

Me: a, sumimasen

(then i made the same mistake once again >_<)

Kiyo: sumimasen, chotto omachi kudasai goshujin sama~

Me: aaaaa… gomen gomennn

Kiyo: gomen nasai ne~

Me: iiee, daijoubu desu

(since she use Japanese i naturally answer with Japanese too)

then it’s my turn

Kiyo: Irasshaimase goshujin sama, gochumon wa nandesuka?

Me: kare rice hitotsu de onegai shimasu~ Kiyo san, nihongo totemo jyouzu desune!

Kiyo: ah hontou? arigatou

Me: watashi mo sukoshi dake shabererun de~ :))

Kiyo: Aah~ sou ka~, ah, goshujin sama, now the other maid wil show you your table, please ← suddenly in English lol….

so i went to my table with Tora, not so long after that, She brought me my lunch and said

Tora: This is not you first time right?

Me: no, this is my 3rd time actually (pointing to my Tomomi badge)

Tora: so, now i will power up your food, please do it together with me

Me + Tora: PIPI PIPIPIIIIII MOEMOE CHIKARA OISHIKU NARIMASHITAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Me: waaaa oishisou~~ (lol)

so after eating a small portion of curry rice very slowly while looking at the other maid and choosing who will i take my 2 shot with, (tora was small, ringo was the prettiest among all, Mio was the sexiest, momo was cute~) i decided to take my photo with Kiyo! :))

while waiting for Kiyo, i talked with Jim and he remembered me~ i told him about how we couldn’t enter the stage area with camera eventhough we put them in our bag,  it was okay back then in AFA singapore and Jim told me that He didn’t know  about that rule…

(some of the first timers didn’t know Jim was Singaporean and try to talk to him in Indonesian lol…)

then… Kiyo camee!!!!!!

she looked Happy when she saw me chose her to take my 2 shot with~ :))

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she is cuteeee~~~ (>////<) after taking photo, she talked to me and told me to come again~ then Jim thanked me for coming, then i headed out.

When i came out, it was noon already, and a lot of cosplayer have come

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Ah, and the day before Edelyn challenged me to try to find her in the AFAid lol…

found her~ :))

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The concert

I got B30 seat, that means in the middle 2nd row, the best place i can imagine.

The concert opened with ANIKI performance, i went full all out since the beginning, then 7!! continued the performance, i didn’t know any of the songs, but totally excited.

BLESS4 came and sang the Aquarion legendary song, the audience sang together.

the last one was LISA. and when my voice had reached its peak, she was the most brutal of all. 1,5 hours of full chanting and member call.. damn, its like continue to chant korogaru ishi ni nare for the hole 1,5 hours lololol….

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DAY 2

Day 2 i came in the afternoon, only a little strength available, i have to save it for the concert. so i just do a little walk and took some cosplayer photos

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Ah yes, i got Angela autographed poster,

They are very nice, we can do handshake and talk to them when they sign the poster

me: konnichiwa

Atsuko: ah, konnichiwa

me: kyou no concert wo sugoku tanoshimi ni shiteimasu!

Atsuko: moriagatte kureru yone!

me: mochiron! indonesia ni kita no wa hajimete desuyone?

Atsuko: iie, jakarta no wa hajimete dakedo, Bali ni itta no wa mou 5 kai desu.

me: sugooi!!!

onisama: hai, arigatou gozaimasu

me: kyou wa hajimete dakedo, sugoku moriagaru to omoimasu

onisama: arigatou gozaimasu!!

this day also, i completed the Edelyn challenge quite easily :))

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2 of the most epic photo of the day:

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The concert day 2:

first one is SEA*A. in the middle row i was the only one who was standing in the middle, some of my friends also standing in the corner..  the rest of the audience were just so disrespectful. the good point is, the SEA*A members could see me directly, as i was in the middle with sparkling white penlight, holding Estelle sign while screaming “ESTEEEELEEEEE” so fucking loud.

ah yes, estelle did an acrobatic move there and she was using only mini skirt. yeah, imagine that. :))

I went full AKB48 mode in every seaa song, did the mix, taiga faiya and such, full kecha~ and everything in the middle front, right in front of the members… :)) i felt awesome.

then comes ANGELA. which was fun!! the oniisama is super lol. and they sang “Zankoku na tenshi no teeze” as encore!

Stereopony’s bassist, Nohana, came, long black hair, very pretty. i thought i was seeing Mio akiyama from K-on in real life!!!!!!!!!!! omgomgomgomgomg!

the last one is kotoko. this time, my HP was critical, my voice was barely came out. when suddenly..

(don’t get jealous, maybe i was self conceited ) in the middle of the song, i made eye contact with kotoko, no one was in front of me and she looked directly to me, then when she sang (i don’t know what song it was) “watashi wa utahime” i do kecha~ and she gave me thumbs up. shit dude… after that i went berserk mode, extra power came up and i shouted till the end. AWESOMENESS!!

Conclusion

the concert was fun, BUT:

1. security was not strict, audience from back row went to the front row and stayed there made a mess! the AMH member from kaskus told the security about it and they cleared the mass, but then they went to the front again! forChristSakeGodDamnit, you can still see the stage clearly from behind!! it is a small hall!!!!!! well, some people tried to fit a place in front of me and ended up getting hit with my hand. people, you are lack of manner!

2. Respect the performer! i was really upset when everybody was sitting in SEA*A ‘s turn. shit dude, please respect whoever sings on the stage. I’m an AKB48 fan, and i don’t know most of the song performed in AFA, but i still shout and swing my lightstick, screaming and do kecha. the girl who was sitting next to me asked me if i know all of them, and when i told her i didn’t, she was shocked because i seemed so excited as if i’m a big fan of them.

It is how i respect the performers.

maybe i insulted some people who got hit by me last night~ that was your fault :)) die in hell :))

i know you are really excited to see your idols and want to see closer. but your seats were at the back. and that was because you bought the ticket last minute :))

3. Don’t take photo!!!! sooo many people were trying to take photo during the concert. why don’t you guys once try to follow the rules? i don’t know what to say anymore. idiots won’t understand.

Many thanks to AMH members from Kaskus community  who were trying their best to control the situation~ :))

that’s all folks~

Anime Festival Asia – 2days before…

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Here we go again!! it’s almost H-2 for Anime Festival Asia in Indonesia!!!!!

It’s the second time AFA holding its exhibition outside Singapore after few months ago in Malaysia.

now in Indonesia we have a not-less awesome guests list!!

7!, bless4, kotoko, angela, lisa, stereopony, and of course… ANIKI and SEA*A

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this means a 2x 4-hours concert this weekend! 

that’s roughly like watching 4 AKB48 concerts in 2 days lol. 

talking about AFA, it’s an event where you can buy yourself a table, and sell your own doujin / artbooks like in comicket!

now, some of my otaku friends will sell their self-made artbook called 2012 SQUASH ALTERNATIVE

which contains some of their best illustrations. 

they showed me the first copy of the book today in my office:

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some of them are well known in the internet for their illustrations, and for me myself, this book contains quite good illustrations, some of them are really high quality.

this book will be sold at AFA this Saturday and Sunday at a very reasonable price! (i don’t know how much) so don’t forget to grab yours!!

for first timers in afa, bring camera, be shameless, talk to pretty cosplayers for 2 shots!

my advice really.. lol

Let’s enjoy this weekend!!!!!!!!