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Journey Through Anime Festival Asia – Indonesia 2012

Finally I can write this article…
Maybe it’s too late to make a review of Anime Festival Asia – Indonesia (AFAID) that was held in the beginning of September at Jakarta International Expo…

I went there both days… but, I only entered exhibition and stage area… I didn’t attend the Super Anisong Stage…
So, the review is mostly from the Exhibition Hall…

First of all… I went there in the morning… but ticketing queue already long…
What I must say here is… the ticketing system was awfully bad… I bought the ticket on the spot for few minutes, but my friends who already purchased ticket by pre-order, they took 3 hours to redeem the ticket… my friends arrived earlier than me…
Ticketing Queue Level: Indonesia

After that I entered the JIExpo area… ticket check…



Thus, I directly entered Exhibition Hall…
Actually I’m only interested with Good Smile Company and Culture Japan booths…
I must say that the area is too small… under my expectation…

This location picture was taken by my friend in the very morning…

As I entered exhibition stage… there was large dueling ground… Bushiroad Vanguard tournament was held there…

In the edge of the room, you can see a Moe-Moe Kyun Maid Cafe and Ateller Royale Buttler Cafe…
I intended to go there, but after seeing super long queue, I dropped my want…

Next… there was a local bookstore that also opened a booth…

S.H.Figuarts Indonesia also opened booth… they displayed their collection there…
S.H.Figuarts Indonesia is a group for people who loves collecting S.H.Figuarts line action figures… I’m actually also the member of it…


Next to S.H.Figuarts Indonesia booth, you could see the Nendonesia booth…
Nendonesia is a group of people who loves collecting Nendo line products…


Next one is Video Game Indonesia stand…
They held a Persona 4 tournament…

There was also Canvas Ranger booth… they caught my attention…
Apparently, they made a family card game that is called Pet Wars
The characters in the card game are taken and adjusted from Indonesia-based ghost, event, etc…



ANIMAX booth… they featured and played Eureka Seven: AO anime in the stage hall…

Also… there was a Gatsby booth…
I didn’t take any photo of their booth… so, you better see this advertisement video instead…
This video was played a lot in the stage hall =_=;a

Actually there were more booths such as Sony Music, AFA Shop, etc…
Most of them were selling collectible goods…



And now… I would like to share some photos that were taken in Good Smile Company booth…
They sell a lot of Vocaloid Nendoroid (pretty mainstream), some of Idolm@ster Petite, and Moekana packs (both standard and booster pack)…
Actually, I’m more interested to display-only items…



Culture Japan booth…
Miraiception Level: Danny Choo…
This booth displayed mostly Mirai-related stuffs… posters, figures, dollfies, software, cards, ita-car, etc…
Along side the booth, I also attended Culture Japan Talkshow in the Main Stage by Danny Choo… and appearance of special guest Takanori Aki the Good Smile Company Director…
Because of Danny’s presentation, I’m bit interested to Mirai-chan… and also, he is a good motivator actually…
I guess I should buy if the scaled figure is released by Max Factory later day…
Too bad, photograph is prohibited in the stage…









Following section is for you who interested with cosplay thing…
I only took a few photos…
Among the photos below, only 0048 Takamina and Flandre that were taken by me… the rest were taken by my friends Vaporizel and Zield

This video is from official…

Actually there were a lot more cosplayers… but, I can’t upload them all…
I noticed there were 2 Flandre, 2 Marisa, Youmu, Tewi, and Patchouli…



That’s all that I can post…
Btw, this is a photo taken by official during day…
Crowd level: Indonesia…



Since I didn’t attend Super Anisong Stage during that days… you can read the review in my friends’ blog in Bahasa Indonesia though…



In the end… I only bought Moekana Cards from GSC booth…





EXTRA – 3 DAYS AFTER AFAID…

He is friend of mine that stayed few nights in my living place before he returned to Yogyakarta again…

3 responses

  1. Yukue

    Wooaahh… look at those figures, look at those nendo.. all of them and the crowd as usual~ too bad I didn’t come at that day…

    September 16, 2012 at 10:31

  2. Gaby

    Ah, troll face…I had myself a good laugh xD

    September 16, 2012 at 15:12

  3. Genichiro

    So many awesome figures, so little money. Looks like you had an awesome time out there. :3

    September 20, 2012 at 07:20

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