Monday, October 1, 2012

AFAID 2012

Ta-daa!! Here comes my post on AFA ID 2012. It's a 2-day event but I only went on the 1st day. So's my compilations of pictures and videos taken on that day.

Entrance gate
(Picture taken from Animonster FB Fanpage)
Few metres away from the ticket exchange counter
Didn't took much pictures earlier than this cause I was focusing on the heat (Thanks to me being clever and wore black...haha). Even I am not sure why it's so hot so early in the morning. I mean it's not even 9 yet...*cries*

Surrounding area
Much closer to the counter
The view on my back

As you can see from the pictures above, it's pretty crowded there. I forgot when is the exact time that I departed from my house. But definitely it's around 7.30 to 8.00 in the morning.

Since I've already bought my ticket from Indomaret (a mini market like 7-eleven but not 24 hour) earlier, I thought that it's okay not to reach early (I was imagining easy entry but I was wrong).

After a long jam which made me spend so much on taxi, I arrived at the location only to be shocked at the sight of long queue. Not 1 line, not 2 line, not 3 line but more than that! (Yes...lonnnnnnnng queue!) Apparently they distinguish between online bought tickets, from Indomaret, buy on the spot, etc.

After the long wait, I managed to reach the ticket counter to change my ticket and some kind of a bracelet to wear. Was in the bad mood due to the long queue and hot weather, but the ticket counter uncle was it's affecting my mood too. LOL...that shows how great is the power of people's smile and kindness! Long live to kindness!
Walking towards the exhibition hall
Ticket check-up
Walking towards Hall A1 where the exhibition took place
Hall A1
Card Game
Surrounding of the card game booth
Closer view

Right after the entrance, you'll see these card game booth. However being a fans of Danny Choo (Culture Japan), I can't help but to go straight to his booth which was located on the left from the main entrance. Something like my priority of the day...LOL!
Mirai Suenaga in various poses and clothes
Some artworks
Moekana with cute chibi-fied characters
Mirai Itasha side view
Back view
What lies inside the car...haha
Moekana cards
Mirai and friends
Dolls in Mirai's uniform
Mirai Music CD
Danny Choo's figure

It felt really good to see something you always see online in RL. Kinda like a dream come true or should I say I was in a fantasy world for that very moment. From visiting the booth I was interested in purchasing "Moekana" cards. Since I am still learning hiragana and Katakana...

But as I mentioned earlier in my older post, I didn't bought enough money~ Plus the fact that I don't know whether the road will be jam on my way home or not. So I'd rather not gamble on buying and not being able to pay my taxi later on. Just hope that they'll come with this item again next year...Or perhaps me getting a credit card...haha.
Some of the shops which can be seen around
More booths
Anyone like these?
More of them
More Nendoroids
Mirai  Nendoroid
Hatsune Miku Nendoroid
Vocaloid Nendoroid
Upcoming vocaloid items from Good Smile Company
Hatsune Miku Nendoroid in Yukata
Chopper from One Piece
One Piece characters
More on One Piece characters
Caymi and Papagu
Boa Hancock
Shirahoshi a.k.a Yowahoshi
Gintoki Sakata from Gintama

Regarding on the booths available, I must say that I was kinda disappointed. I was expecting for more booths with more interesting items which is unique or hard to find.

Of course I would love to get my hands on Nendoroids, or anime figurine...but perhaps more stuffs other than those which I can easily bought at store would be good.

Must be because I've watched a number of videos on Youtube on Comic Con, Otakon, etc. So my expectation is rather high. Indeed I saw quite a number of items which caught my interest in those vids, so I was kinda disappointed that I can't find anything similar to it here at AFA ID.

But regardless it's good enough for first time. I heard that it's the first time that AFA is being held in Jakarta. So for that I'm really grateful and would love them to come again next year. Hopefully bigger, better and more exciting!
Kamen Rider
Long queue at Moe Moe Kyun Maid Cafe and Atelier Royale Butler Cafe
The best shot I can take from the door side since it's protected...LOL!
Atelier Royale Butler Cafe Butlers
(Picture taken from Atelier Royale FB Fanpage)
Atelier Royale Butler Cafe interior
(Picture taken from Atelier Royale FB Fanpage)
Moe Moe Kyun Maid Cafe maids
(Picture taken from Moe Moe Kyun FB Fanpage)
Moe Moe Kyun Maid Cafe interior
(Picture taken from Moe Moe Kyun FB Fanpage)
Food stalls
Choices available at Animax Booth
Somehow I finished checking out every corner and it's still as early as 11 something, so I went to Animax booth to try on cosplay clothes. It's free and I never tried cosplaying so I thought it's worth giving it a try. Only when they handed me a piece of A4 paper that I realized that it was a contest. LOL...basically you dress yourself with the clothes of you choice, strike a pose and cross your finger to win!

Fyi, I chose the maid outfit due to Moi Moi and bro suggestions. To be honest, I kinda like the feeling under the cosplay clothing. Haha.

One thing if I must add, it's really hot under the many layers which nao I looked up on cosplayers. Wonder how they managed to stay cool inside those thick fabrics. Though of course there's some characters with less clothing or thin clothing, but ah...guess you know what I mean.

Bout the's truly an experience as I have to pose in front of unknown peoples. The feeling is kinda odd so I don't really pose the pose which I intended to do at first. HAHAHAHA!!! I love to pose but definitely a noob when it comes to posing in front of strangers! For this I really look up to models!

Animax Booth

After I'm done taking my pictures, I went straight to the stage hall. All hyped up to listen to Danny Choo's talk~

Ah...before I proceed, I couldn't help but to say that I'm kinda pissed off. Fyi, you can opt to buy ticket to enter exhibition hall only, or you can opt to buy both the exhibition ticket and the stage access ticket. Both bro and I went for the double ticket.

Then as we walked towards the stage hall, bro was stopped by a guard coz of his DSLR camera. Basically he told us that we can't enter if we carry DSLR camera. I think it is quite ridiculous seeing that they didn't mention that in anywhere before the event. Please correct me if you spot it somewhere...but even if there is, it is a fail coz its message didn't get through to the audience...ugh!

That is just half of my disbelief...From the few concerts that I went to, usually they'll just confiscate our camera's battery which we can claim back at the end of the performance. But unfortunately it didn't happen here. Tried asking the guard if they have some place to hold the camera or something, but no.

Really really speechless and pissed off as I entered the stage hall all alone, with bro unable to enter and wasted the concert ticket fee which costs more than the exhibition ticket.

Made me angry and guilty as he came with me to accompany me till 3 o'clock. (He have wedding party to attend after that) But he bought both the exhibition and concert hall ticket to acc me for awhile. Yet he can't enter...err! And yes...don't think that he can claim back your ticket money. *sighs*

Reminds me of my internet provider who cuts off my line so suddenly, and when I called them they told me to download the latest software. But hey...they never inform me before they cut off my line. Of course I can always go to internet cafe...But why must I go to such extend when it could be easier if they just forward the messages to all of their customers before they cut off the line? So yeah...these were some of the speechless things happened this year.
Super Anisong Stage Artiste Appearance
BLESS4 (Left) and Aniki (Right) 
Hard Gay cosplay
This was the place where I get to listen to Danny Choo's inspiring speech. Am too focusing that I didn't take any videos. I almost teared up coz I feel incompetent as I am now. But definitely I'm going to be better at my own pace. And no...he didn't talk bout motivational stuffs, but more about Mirai, his company, etc. It just happened that some of the topics strikes me to fly further in thoughts. So yeah...

Takanori Aki (Good Smile Company) and Danny Choo (Culture Japan)
Takanori Aki (Good Smile Company)
Danny Choo (Culture Japan)

Danny and Aki-san
The stage

After the speeches, it comes down to my another point of coming to this place. see Kaname cosplaying in RL...Hahaha. He's one of the judge for AFA regional cosplay championship on that day. For the next day too~
Kaname (Japan), Translator, Akatsuki Tsukasa (Taiwan)
Kaname (Japan), Translator, Akatsuki Tsukasa (Taiwan)
Kaname (Japan), Akatsuki Tsukasa (Taiwan), Richfield (Indonesia)
The judges for AFA Regional Cosplay Championship Indonesia

Short vid on one of the contestant
Kamen Riders?
Cardcaptor Sakura
Kaname, Akatsuki Tsukasa and other cosplayers on stage
Richfield, Kaname, Akatsuki Tsukasa and other cosplayers on stage
Kaname and Akatsuki Tsukasa
The stage filled with cosplayer
Digimon cosplayer
One of the cosplayer who is going to compete again the next day
Kaname, the winner, Akatsuki Tsukasa, the winner and Richfield on the next day
(Picture taken from Animonster FB Fanpage)
After the cosplay competition, I went back to the exhibition hall to walk around for more rounds. And I was happy to spot Dr. Vee on her booth. She's a mangaka from Indonesia who made it to Japan. Awesome, right? Even awesome-mer when I found out the she's willing to let go of her job as a doctor to pursue her dream in becoming a mangaka.

Fyi she just opened a manga school which is located at South Jakarta. If you're interested you can go and add her up on FB and ask her for more details. Click HERE. In fact I was interested to join the class...however I don't see encouraging sign through looking at the map. It's too troublesome to go there by public transport from where I am. For nao I'll just pray that there will be good manga school to be operating nearby my house. 

Dr.Vee signing autograph
Autograph for me

Managed to get an autograph from her. As usual I am far too shy to talk much to new people. Therefore I didn't talk much to her. But definitely she looks friendly! Pretty too!

It's awesome that I managed to get Danny's signature too as I bumped to him on his way to the exhibition hall. Haha...certainly he looks cheerful and friendly as seen in his videos. Though again I didn't talk much to him either. However, I'm glad that I have enough courage to come to these two awesome peoples for signatures. Coz usually I'll just look and that's just it....OTL

Towards the end there's a slight error for which I dunno why it happens. Please bear with it awhile as it will back to normal after a few seconds. Good night!

1 comment:

  1. iyaa, dosen sekarang mah 'super' sibuk, banyak acaranya. jadi sering absen deh :p

    uwaaa, kayaknya acaranya seru yaa. pengeeeen >.<
    mirai itu apaan sih emangnya? kamu keliatannya ngefans banget yak. hehe, maap kagak update soal begituan soalnya haha