When I mentioned about “Crowd and Queue” down at Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2014, most of them didn’t went to buy limited stocks of Anime products but aim to enjoy themselves with a few nice stuffs, that is showcased there.
And here, I will be talking and discussing on what most of those stuffs are,
One of the interesting stuff to try out, is the Oculus Rift where you can experience what the Experience would feel like when you’re wearing the nerve gear equipment from Sword Art Online.
The only thing is that they are playing the same video clip in which you will encounter Asuna fighting a floor boss. In cases when you are hit by the floor boss, Asuna will then somehow be able KO that boss and come over to you after that after that.
While it is just a short video clip, you could somehow really feel how it will be to wear the nerve gear, and another good thing; at least this won’t be able to fry your brain in cases that your character dies in the video somehow.
Another nice exhibition to try out are the training tools from Attack on Titan.
People can get to learn how the characters in Attack on Titan attend their flying training, and for the moment, their feet are floating above the ground, to simulate flight.
There is nothing to worry since there are people to help get ready for the training and guide you along.
So far, I have been wondering how long do one need to train in order to move like how those high flyer in the Attack on Titan did.
Well most of the booths do offer some interesting aspects, such as providing an interface to draw on, or maybe something nice to improve your art skills with.
Wacom introduced a nice tablet which also serve as a screen to draw unlike its previous normal Wacom tablet models.
Well the price isn’t inexpensive though, and the usage and experience gain during drawing of each isn’t easily replaceable.
If you wish to go back to low tech version, there are of course paper and markers to draw on.
… As well as a few graffiti walls which meant to be drawn on over at Nico Nico area.
The amazing thing about those special walls…?
… 3 days later and many would have leave their marks on them… (0A0 !!)
And it would seem that Good Smile Company isn’t losing out on drawing aspect… which they did the art… on a Nendoroid Face.
The interesting thing is that for only SGD$1, you get a chance to have a blank Nendoroid Face drawn by you yourself, and give it a new face, and expression.
Over numerous times, I had walked past this booth to witness how each Nendoroid Face Artist are taking their time to focus on the expression for the face they would like to draw. Sure enough the crowd on the table never fail to amaze me.
Hmm… I wonder if Good Smile Company is looking for someone to draw a few nice Face Expression for them…
I wish I could be able to attract them with mine though (=w= ||)
A few booths of course give all the Walkers, Peekers, or Passer-bys (WPP) to ‘try it’ on their stuffs too.
An example would be the Gloczus, Inc. where they let all the WPPs to touch their phones and tablets, in order to try out the nice apps they are introducing; Hakuoki.
In the case you’re not aware of who Gloczus, Inc. are, it is a mobile application publisher in Japan.
With the handsome male characters (ikeman) in the apps, it could be say that they are going to attract a few Fan girls to their circle.
Frankly speaking… all their characters really look very attractive… (♥ω♥*)
Of course Sony PlayStation isn’t going to lose out on that aspect.
As previously mentioned in the sneak peek, the PlayStation is celebrating their 20th Anniversary, and thus of course they are letting many WPPs try out a few nice PS games; including the Retro classic games like old 2D street fighers.
And they do give the WPPs to try out the new PS Vita and PS4 games like Gundam Breaker 2, Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd, BlazBlue and many more.
Even I’m so tempt to touch those lovely controller myself, even though I got a PS3 and PS Vita myself, my Imouto and I still discussing on getting the PS4.
In my family, before getting something, there’s always a meeting and discussion and more debating… (actually is thinking up excuses to convince my Emperor Dad… )
Cherry Credits isn’t going to lose out themselves as they introduce Puzzle Coin App Game for mobile users.
There are technically more mobile users than PS Console users, and as this is a puzzle game, therefore from that alone, it would win the most vote here at Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2014.
The game itself is simple and fun to play and even I got tempted to try out the game myself; that is until you realize that you have to use real currency to play (=x= ||)
What make Trading Card Game (TGC) so nostalgic to me?
Back when there no such thing as Smart Phones, and the only console game was Nintendo GameBoy, the best game trending then was known as the TCG.
I got a total shock when Konami decided to introduce Yu-gi-oh back at the event; Yes, I was totally into Yu-gi-oh back in the days… (I’m still young, ok?)
Well, the booth do offered WPPs to grab hold of a new cards deck, they also offered new players to learn how to play Yu-gi-oh too.
Another shocker to me was how much Yu-gi-oh had changed over the years, but at least it’s good to know that there are still yu-gi-oh TCG players around (=w= ||)
Another TCG that is making its mark, is the Force of Will, and it did manage to activate my Sparkly Eyes (+w+ !!)
Most probably is due to the cards design which look pretty awesome and cool too.
The booth do offer Tables and Chairs (but no Ladder / Stairs) for players to challenge each other to a duel.
Hmm.. Maybe a few Yu-gi-oh characters from across the booth can try out this TCG too while they’re on it.
Bushiroad have started a championship match at Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2014, and I was amazed at the turnout of people who participate.
Each time I walk by the booth, I kept wondering to myself if the match was so heated up and cause the booth area to be so hot, or was it the crowds of WPPs watching the duel between each players.
Overall, this is possibly one good championship match.
Another interesting thing to note is that by purchasing SGD$50 worth of Bushiroad Merchandise at their booth, you will be entitled a lucky chance at the Lottery Machine, or the Japan Lucky Wheel (=w= ||)
I wonder if many prefer the autograph redemption since it pretty much gone by far.
Takara Tomy’s WIXOSS is also leaving their mark at this event since I pretty much like the Anime myself too.
But to be able to try out playing those lovely Bishoujo card in real life, sure is like a dream come true for many, since the tables there are pretty much packed.
Collateral Damage Studios (C.D.S) is also getting their own TCG – “Pets x Love” ready too.
Compare to most, this game is fairly easy to play too, considering that it making use of the Rock-Paper-Scissor concept for the game.
The good thing of playing their TCG?
At the end of the 3 days at AFA, the top winner will get a Neko / Inu lovely Dakimakura home, and on top of that, they are Hugging-Ready. too.
Want to experience what its like to be starring in the Anime?
Canon offered a few nice well-known Anime background for many WPPs and Cosplayers to take their lovely photos with it.
There are many different themes available, so one can take their time to choose which background suit them, or to take one in all of them.
There’s also a free photo printing at the booths, so many can head over to them to print out their lovely photos too.
It would seem that I almost miss out on their Canon Theatre booth where you are able to peek at a nice movie of concert, and I do pretty much want to name that my new Hiding Spot.
It’s nice, comfy and dark.. (‘∀’●)♡
There are mascots appearing around the place, and a few which are stationed at their own booths.
And they do give many chances for WPPs to take photo with them. (So far I have taken one with him myself)
There is even one mascot from Animax taking photo with Anime characters that are on display! Σ(ಠิωಠิ|||)
Stage Events also give many people more chances to learn a few nice dance moves, as well as enjoying themselves. For Nico Nico area, there are occasional stage events that conduct mini live stages as well.
And thus when their favorite Guest Artiste appeared in front of them, you can guess how many of them went wild and stretching their hands in hope of grabbing on to the Artiste.
A few will take out their phones and camera to take a few nice shot of them for memories sake, or to tweet / share them on social media. (=w= ||)
Need more interaction?
Well, autograph session is also a moment for fans to have handshakes with their favorite artiste as well as having them sign on their stuffs.
I wondered how many hands hasn’t been washed since Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2014.
There are also cases where you can interact, or even have a short conversation with the guests at Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2014.
Like what I previously tweet.. Danny choo don’t always appear at his booth area, so one would need to catch him and hold him very very VERY tightly (=w= ||)
Overall, the AFA SG 2014 events sure give its ticket a worthwhile experience, even though the price is just a bit on the pricey side compared to previous years…