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AFA08 Day 1!
November 23, 2008, 1:33 am
Filed under: Anime, Event, RL

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After braving through day 1 of AFA08, all I wanna say is that it’s pretty awesome right down to the last. Or rather it was made awesome because of the concert by Ichirou Mizuki (ANIKI!).

There were plenty of collectible showcases, and of course figures were no exception.

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Quite a few well-sculpted pieces caught my eyes, but I’d only be posting photos of Ayanami Rei and Fauna from Alter which I thought turned out pretty ok; right now my photography skills are pretty crude, and I won’t be able to do them justice. orz

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Damn sometimes my photos really scream over-exposure.

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Super Sylph Siesta-kaze.

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Mr. Exia came to the event as well. Poor dude… he was mobbed by photographers non-stop in and out of the event hall… and he must have been overheating. Need better coolants next time :P

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Right at the Planet Mech zone sat a number of model kit displays, and among those is the classic S.Freedom v.s. Destiny.

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Here’s one of Strike with I.W.S.P. v.s. Sword Impulse. Which reminds me of my half-done Strike with I.W.S.P. =/

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Superb kit of Destroy. Think it won an award or something…

Of course, there’re other stuff like cosplays, more kits and figures, as well as merchandise specially brought to us by various people. CDS and IFS had pretty good stuff around, KKnM had a event-only release of some merchandise…

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C.C. and Lelouch cosplay. What nose-poking bliss…

Got some photos of the huge number of cosplayers here and there, and overall I thought that they were pretty good.

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It was Ichirou Mizuki’s concert at 7.15pm, after a short performance by a local band, Quis Band.

It’s nothing short of awesome, and a Kamen rider even ninja’d up the stage. The performance totally rocked the hall, and with Aniki’s powerful vocals, the songs undoubtedly came to life. The more enthusiastic fans of Aniki were all having fun in singing along, and moving to the beat, but everybody else I could see were also enjoying themselves pretty much. With the 10 plus songs Aniki sang, along with those encores, it really made a tremendously great concert however short.

It’d be the 2nd day soon, and I’d be there to take photos of the cosplayers’ competition as well as have fun at the various events. But for sure, it’ll be May’n’s concert I’m totally looking forward to.

See you at AFA08 tomorrow!

edit: It’s Blizzard’s 4th anniversary! Get your Baby Blizzard Bears now!

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see u today buddy.

Comment by gordon

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