I attended AFA09 – Anime Festival Asia on 21st Nov 2009, which was held at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre. AFA09 is featuring merchadise, live acts and performances, anime / manga and Japanese popular culture. By the time I reached the exhibition halls, I was already greeted by a very long queue at the ticketing booth. I should have go and get the ticket first before I go for my lunch.
Anyway, regardless of the long queue, I still waited patiently for 45 mins before it was my turn to get the tickets. Adult ticket for one day entry is at S$15 and for weekend pass (2 days) is at S$25. I got the one day pass as I was unable to attend on the second day due to other appointments.
Walking to the entrance of the exhibition hall (403 to 404) where there are AFA crew to check on the tickets before letting you in.
Art demonstration at the Imaginary Friends Studios booth.
Passed by 2 cosplayers where some folks are taking photos. Decided to take as well.
CoFesta 2009 booth.
Karaoke Joysound Wii at Xing booth.
Moe Moe Kyun Maid Cafe.
One of the few dollfie that I saw in AFA’09.
A booth that showcase artwork from various organizations as well as some individual talented artists.
Ben 10 booth.
Of course, Power Rangers are around as well.
Cospa booth, where there have various merchandise on sale.
Mirai Suenaga Figma.
Otacool (Worldwide Otaku Rooms) by Kotobukiya at AFA 09.
First Regional Cosplay Championship in Asia.
Two cute girls posing for the many cameras!
Replica swords on sale at one of the booth.
A group of cosplayers in the exhibition halls.
Live art demonstration at Storm Lion booth.
2 kawaii girls from Storm Lion handling out free paperbacks to visitors to hold the stuffs and information they have gotten from the exhibitors. Thanks!
Wow, they sell guns in AFA 09 too! Errm, replica guns ….
Danny Choo special appearance on the stage at 3.30pm, where he spoke about his background, what he does, life in Japan, etc.
Danny Choo, the Tokyo Dance Trooper… in SINGAPORE!!! (Part 1)
Danny Choo, the Tokyo Dance Trooper… in SINGAPORE! (Part 2)
Danny Choo talking about his Storm Trooper armor maintenance.
PG 00 Raiser. Pre-odering available at the Bandai booth at special price.
Level 1 of Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre taken from Level 3. There seems to be some other events going-on as well.
At level 3 of the exhibition centre, there are many cosplayers that gathered here for photo taking and is drawing a huge crowd. So of the cosplay photos below for your viewing!