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Anime Festival Asia ’08 : A Gundam Conspiracy

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Fans living in Singapore have something to look forward to. For the first time, there’s actually going to be an anime convention here!

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It means that anime has finally gained proper recognition here, it seems. On the other hand, it’ll take years (and several more conventions) to get things to be on track. For one thing, while I wasn’t exactly disappointed by the event, I must admit that I wasn’t exactly impressed by it.

The Ticketing Booth

The Ticketing Booth

Anyway, I just came back from the event. Paid S$68.00 for the VIP Pass for the May’n LIVE Concert. So yes, the event I’m looking forward to is the concert tomorrow night. (YEAH !!!) And so, despite having arrived 1 hr earlier (the convention opens at 10am), I still had to queue for about an 1hr.

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Greeting Visitors at the Entrance

Let’s face it: it’s more a Gundam Fest than an actual anime fest. The available anime titles and varieties were rather small, and about half of the merchandise are Gundams. So, GundamFags: Rejoice! For here you’ll see galleries and galleries of Gundams on display (some of which are limited edition).

The booths for RapidCulture and La Tendo were quite disappointing though. True, there was a massive discount going on (for reference, Maido Fuku Rider cost $50 instead of the usual $60) but once again, the variety was rather lacking.

Sheryl Nome

Sheryl Nome, Macross Frontier


Satsugai satsugai satsuGAAA-III !!!

Satsugai satsugai satsuGAAA-III !!!

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Shakugan no Shana

ToraDora

ToraDora

Okay, so there’s Taiga (ToraDora) and Shana (Shakugan no Shana) but no Nagi (Hayate no Gotoku) to complete the Rie combo !?  ( ゚Д゚) !!!

That’s it for now.

Will be posting more later (and tomorrow —  with much much more pics of course). I will also be editing and updating this post.

3 thoughts on “Anime Festival Asia ’08 : A Gundam Conspiracy

  1. I was bored within the first hour and finished three rounds of the convention. I bought absolutely nothing. I would have bought FREEing’s bunny Ryoko if she was on sale though, with a discount, but apparently (and I was among the first 20 in) she was sold out even before I got in. Goddamn those media pass people.

  2. Well, I didn’t stay that long there either.😄
    Oh well… …

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