AFA 09 – Impressions

Went to AFA on both Saturday and Sunday with my army friends (though not for the entire day). Missed the Saturday Regional Cosplay because we were slightly late and also had to queue for tickets. Should had gotten them at kknm beforehand…

Overall, I guessed it is not bad, having attracted wide attention for Anime culture in general. Other than the locals, I also see a lot of Malaysians which actually brought up the quality of the cosplay (imo) and also contributed greatly to sales.

Also saw that La Tendo was doing a great kill at the event, they seem to be selling like hotcakes even at that price; Kknm was the usual with a long long queue which I didn’t bother to enter (because I prefer to go to their shop and browse – its somewhat cosier that way).

Kurocha had some acrylic shelfs that I can’t afford and several nendriods/ figures at a much more reasonable rate, poisonous enough that my friend bought Aroun and Riannon (of Tears to Tiara) Nendriod.

Also saw wooden and metal swords going for sale. Those China folks must be reeling in, seeing that those Fate/Stay Night/ Bleach designs get sold by the dozens every few minutes.

One thing I forgot is the ‘US Army’ guy selling weapon replicas and torchlights. Those torchlights are good… especially for NS men like me… Lasts longer, smaller and brighter than the ones we get. The handy size works on 1 AAA, so its easy to replace.

The Sunday K-ON! cast was crowded as expected, however they dissapointed the crowd by not having the Seiyuu of Akiyama Mio (日笠陽子). They did like dubbing of the show, and had a short Q&A afterwards, though the questions asked were not so interesting. Ritsu was more shy than I’d expected, and Toyosaki Aki is seriously not unlike Yui (ボケ). Afterwards, 4 free signatures were given out to the seated audience (seated means early birds, lucky them).

Overall was okay I guess, though I will always prefer a cosier form rather than a full scale convention.

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