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AFA’09 – Anime Festival Asia

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

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. 🙁

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

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.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

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.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

First stop, Bandai booth for all your Gundam needs!

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Art demonstration at the Imaginary Friends Studios booth.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Passed by 2 cosplayers where some folks are taking photos. Decided to take as well. 🙂

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

CoFesta 2009 booth.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Karaoke Joysound Wii at Xing booth.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Moe Moe Kyun Maid Cafe.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

One of the few dollfie that I saw in AFA’09.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Another dollfie.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

A booth that showcase artwork from various organizations as well as some individual talented artists.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Ben 10 booth.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Of course, Power Rangers are around as well. 😛

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Cospa booth, where there have various merchandise on sale.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Tokyo Figure Show in Singapore – brought to you by Dannychoo.com & Good Smile Company.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Mirai Suenaga Figma.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Otacool (Worldwide Otaku Rooms) by Kotobukiya at AFA 09.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

First Regional Cosplay Championship in Asia.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Two cute girls posing for the many cameras! 🙂

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Replica swords on sale at one of the booth.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

A group of cosplayers in the exhibition halls.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Live art demonstration at Storm Lion booth.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

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!

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Wow, they sell guns in AFA 09 too! Errm, replica guns …. 😛

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Evangelion branded UCC Coffee at S$3. There was a few designs available but I chose the one with Shinji Ikari and Evangelion Unit 01. ^^;

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

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)

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Danny Choo talking about his Storm Trooper armor maintenance.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Son Goku (Dragon Ball).

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

PG 00 Raiser. Pre-odering available at the Bandai booth at special price.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

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.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

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!

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

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Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009机动战士新加坡嘉年华2009

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

In celebration of Gundam 30th anniversary, an event Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009 (organized by Bandai Asia and Sheng Tai Toys) is held from 2nd to 14th September 2009 at Compass Point (Sengkang). I believe this is the first time a Gundam only event of such scale was held in Singapore.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Errm, we don’t get to have the 1:1 60 feet life-size Gundam statue (See Google Images) as Tokyo Odaiba but this Gundam 00 is enough to get all the shutterbugs and mecha-fans attention! It’s really difficult to get a shot of Gundum 00 without anyone posing in front. 🙂

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

One of the walls at Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009. Nice artwork that incorporated Gundam and BB Senshi Sangokuden Gaiden. 🙂

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

History panel for you to learn the history of Gundam anime and model kits.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

A showcase of the various generations of Gundams. If you are Gundam model fan, you may want to meet Katsumi Kawaguchi Sensei (professional modeler and also in-charge of Gundam model kit design at Bandai) on 12th and 13th Sept 2009.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

More Gundam exhibits to please the mecha-fans as well some of the casual crowds that attended the event.

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World of Sangokuden.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

BB Senshi Sangokuden Gaiden – Kochu Gundam, Chohi Gundam, Kan-u Gundam, Chouun Gundam and Bacho Blue Destiny.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Otakus and also casual pass-by folk checking out the numerous exhibits. Most are armed with either PNS or SLR cameras.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Gundam 00 standing by and guarding the entrance. ^^;

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Cashier for fans to pay for any Gundam model kits purchased during the event. I noted that it was stated 20% discount for regular priced item but I didn’t go inquire at the sales counter the queue there was quite long.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

I went to get a drink and only to return to see that the Gundam Image Girls is already on stage posing for all the fans. I didn’t get a good position as I was late. 🙂

Check out all the cameras!

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

But nevertheless, I managed to zoom through some openings to get a fair shot. Here, on the stage, the items (not the 2 pretty ladies) are actually prizes for the Gundam lucky draw.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Gundam girls posing beside Gundam. I understand that the Gundam Image Girls will only be around on 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th September so please note your calendar if you are going to the event to catch them. ^^;

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Another shot taken from Char’s Zaku II.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

More poses from the Gundam Girls. What a kawaii (かわいい) pose!

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Another photo of the Gundam Girls. Can someone tell me their names? Want to give them credits. ^^; Yeah!

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Look at the crowd forming. At certain times, it was difficult to maneuver to get good position to take photos. This is taken from the 2nd level of Compass Point.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Some fun stuff that I came across in Compass Point – “Do you know that Singapore was mentioned more than once in Gundam Wing series? It is a important Military base!” Are you aware?

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Another fun fact – “Do you know that a society called “International Gundam Society” was established in August 2009? This research group studies the future of mankind through the animated series, Mobile Suit Gundam.” Hmm, I wasn’t aware so I went to google and the conclusion is that it exists (webby is here).

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Last fun fact – “Do you know that there was a Singapore Gundam? You can find its appearance in the G Gundam series!”

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Brochures that I obtained during the event, many Gundam model kits are on sale (HG Gundam 00 2nd Series, First Gundam MG Series, etc). Feel like getting the MG Gundam Exia Ignition Mode or the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam but the crowd made me decide to come back on a weekday instead of weekend to get my purchase. 🙂

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

In the center fold of the brochure, there is also the BB Senshi Sangokuden Gaiden models for sale! If you are a Gundam fan and currently in Singapore, please do visit Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009! I believe that this event is welcoming and sincerely hope that other similar events will take place in future too!Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

为了庆祝机动战士(GUNDAM)30周年庆, 万代亚洲和盛泰玩具一起在勘宝坊(盛港)举办了机动战士新加坡嘉年华2009, 九月二号至九月十四号。我相信这是第一次新加坡举办如此大型的机动战士活动。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

我们虽然 没有東京御台场的60英尺高机动战士雕像(看谷歌图像), 但是足以让所有的摄影爱好者和机器人迷关注!要拍摄Gundum 00又没有人当着真不容易。:)

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

这是机动战士GUNDAM新加坡嘉年华2009的一道墙。综合了机动战士和BB战士 三国伝。 🙂

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

让你了解机动战士动画和模型包的历史板。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

各种各样的机动战士世代。如果你是机动战士迷,你可以在九月十二日和十三日和川口克己先生见面(专业模型师也是万代的模型设计师)。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

跟多为了满足机器人迷的机动战士和参加活动的人群。

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三国伝世界。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

BB战士三国伝-黄忠,張飛, 關羽, 趙雲和馬超。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

御宅和参加活动的人群在观赏展示品。大部分都使用轻便相机/全自动相机或单镜反光相机。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

机动战士00在看守门口。 ^^;

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

你可以在这里为任何的机动战士模型付费。我注意到无特价产品有20%折扣可是我并没有到柜台询问因为太多人了。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

我去卖饮料回来才发现机动战士女孩已经在台上了。因为来迟了所以每占到好位置。:)

看看所有的相机!

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

无论如何, 我设法通过空位拍到好镜头。在台上的奖品(当让不是两个女孩)是机动战士的抽奖奖品。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

机动战士旁边的女孩在摆姿势。我知道机动战士女孩只有在五号,六号, 十二号和十三号出现所以如构想看就记得日期。 ^^;

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

从Char’s Zaku II拍的另一个角度。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

机动战士女孩的更多姿势。好可爱!

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

另一张机动战士女孩的照片。谁可以告诉我她们的名字?想赞赏她们。^^;

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

看看形成的人群。有时候很难有好的位置拍照。这是在勘宝坊二楼拍的。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

一些我在勘宝坊碰到有趣的东西- 你知道吗,在新机动战记钢弹W系列里新加坡不止一次被提到?是重要的军士基地!

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

另一个有趣的事实 – 你知道一个成为”国际机动战士协会“的社会成立于 2009å¹´8月?这个研究小组通过新机动战记钢弹动画系列研究人类的未来。我不晓的所以到网上察看结果真的有这个协会(网页在此)。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

最后一个有趣的事实- “你知道吗,有新加坡机动战士?你可以在G新机动战记系列找到!

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

我在活动拿到的宣传册,很多机动战士有折扣(HG 机动战士 00第二系列,机动战士MG第一系列等等)。好想买MG机动战士Exia Ignition Mode或者RX-0 Unicorn 机动战士可是人太多了所以我决定改天再回来买。:)

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

在小册子的中间,有BB战士 三国伝模型折扣!如果你是机动战士迷,而且又在新加坡记得要到机动战士新加坡嘉年华2009!我相信这次得多动举办的这么成功以后一定会有类似的活动!