Anime Festival Asia 2008

I was lucky to go for this event for a short while with a few friends and I snapped a few miserable-looking photos. Nonetheless I’ll still post them up here. You can see them posing with the cosplayers and stuff. By the way, I left the place with a 1/100 00 Gundam GET!!

edit: Re-uploaded the pictures to include captions and stuff. Am currently being annoyed by WordPress appending 1’s and 2’s to my pictures.

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Awesome guy in a light-up Exia costume being mobbed by tons of photographers outside the entrance.

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This statue greeted visitors near the entrance.

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Takashimaya opened a booth near the entrance and they were making big bucks out of all the merchandise on sale which although were labelled “Offer” but were far from it. Here’s a shot of the SIC Limited Edition Den-O Rod and Ax Form going for $80 SGD. If I started on this, I will lose even more dough.

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Then, 00 Gundam get! Couldn’t resist its light-up GN Drives. There is also another surprise about it that was just unearthed by some Japanese modellers. Very very exciting!

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People were scrambling to snap pictures of the SD Exia at the Rapid Culture booth I couldn’t get a decent one.

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Domo-kun at the Odex booth.

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Kotobukiya’s 1/144 Daizengar at the Toy ‘N Toys booth.

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Kotobukiya’s non scale Daizengar and Aussenseiter.

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The awesome RAH Masked Riders. From left, Super-1, newly-released ZX and Black, Skyrider and Stronger.

On to the large Bandai booth.

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Bandai’s GFF Metal Composite Gundam Ver.Ka and G Fighter.

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Casval’s Custom Gundam.

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Tamashii Spec Eva 00.

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Tamashii Spec Eva 01.

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Tamashii Spec Eva 03.

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Tamashii Spec Eva 04.

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Tamashii Spec Evas 01, 00 and 02.

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SIC Masked Rider Black, Black RX and Shadow Moon.

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SIC Masked Rider Kuuga and Blade (Jack Form). Once again nothing new.

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The prototype model for SIC Masked Rider Zeronos and Deneb Imagin.

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The current Den-O SIC lineup.

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SIC Masked Rider Chalice and Joker. Notice the error on the info card.

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SIC Masked Rider Faiz and Wolf Orphenoch.

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Kabuto movie SHF figures, soon to be released.

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More Kabuto Riders drool.

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The rest of the current SHF lineup. They forgot about Kick and Punch Hoppers. Someday I’ll lay my hands on Rider 2.

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Robot Spirits lineup.

Next up are the entries for the Singapore BAKUC gunpla competition.

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Now on to the gunpla at the Bandai booth.

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Painted MG Sinanju Ver.Ka.

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1/100 O Riser/Raiser/Raizer, 00 Gundam and Action Base 1 Celestial Being Ver. They will come in a set in December. The O Riser/whatever spelling will also go on sale separately at 1260 yen. Thank goodness.

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MG Gundam Ver.2.0.

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The exclusive gunpla on sale. The 1/60 Gundam Exia Trans-Am Mode Clear Ver. was completely snapped up. The MG G-3 Gundam was also popular.

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This is the winner of last year’s BAKUC competition rushing a PG Strike Gundam in 2 days.

Now on to the cosplay. There were several cosplayers scattered throughout the area. There may be more on Sunday as the cosplay competition is held.

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Wasn’t on time to get a good shot of the cute Vocaloid Kagamine Rin posing with a little girl.

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Well done CC and Lelouch cosplay. One day I should haul my lazy ass and start watching Code Geass.

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Kakashi from Naruto. Never watched it, never will.

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Awesome Sol Badguy cosplay. Reminds me of the days when we played Guilty Gear in school.

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Managed to snap a picture of the man in the Exia suit on my way out. Look at his light-up GN Drive!

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Len and Rin! Well done.

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This mysterious cosplayer pays homage to the early days of Ranka Lee’s singing career. But why the covered face?!

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Even younger kids are getting on the action. I think the girl on the left actually had red contact lenses, unless it was the red-eye effect.

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My friend and his sister couldn’t resist not taking a picture with these two girls.

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A failed attempt at strafing the humongous crowd waiting to get their tickets and go in. I think it was around 3pm that time.

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One last picture of more cute cosplaying.

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3 thoughts on “Anime Festival Asia 2008”

  1. Hi,
    I am a singaporean too! Glad to find that there is someone else who have the same interest as me! =)

    1. Wow, you’ve dug up one of my very old entries! I believe I took a few photos during AFA 2009 as well!

      I believe there are many people out there – you just need to find them! 🙂

  2. GUNDAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM EXIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA looks sooooooooo cool

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