Ouch! An Error in AFAID 2012 ‘K’ Special Report


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Relying solely on memory could have its downfall sometimes, and that certainly happened to me as I realized that the screening in AFAID 2012 was actually showing three-fourths of the first episode. My bad, really, I was so engrossed in the show I hadn’t realized the fact.

Another sincere apology coming from me is that I totally had mistaken the last part of the show, which I now have corrected thanks to the first episode officially aired yesterday. Hard lesson learned, I’ll do my best to improve myself. And oh, by the way, my opinion stays the same, ‘K’ is rather promising, I’m looking forward to watching the second episode next week.

Here’s the corrected version of AFAID 2012 ‘K’ Special Report.

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Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2012 Special Report: “Super Anisong Stage Concert Day 2!!” -Part 10/10-


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¦From left to right: Sea A, Angela, KOTOKO, and Stereopony.¦

The sun had started to drown itself into the horizon line, lots of visitors who had bought either the ‘Exhibition Ticket’ or ”Exhibition+Stage Access Ticket” started to make their ways home, cosplayers who’d been fully immersed in their characters the whole day began to show off their true colors, and the enthusiasm had started to dim out in general, but not for those equipped with “Super Anisong Stage Ticket”. Around five o’clock in the afternoon, passionate concert-goers had formed two-lines in front of the main stage’s entrance, even though the concert itself started at six thirty in the evening. Didn’t want to lose in term of overwhelming excitement, I immediately followed suit and extend the line for a further thirty centimeters. Dear AniManga Manias, this is it, the last post of AFAID 2012 Day 2 Special Report, SUPER ANISONG STAGE CONCERT!

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Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2012 Special Report: “Kicks Off Absolutely High and Stunning, Here Comes ‘K’!” -Part 9/10-


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Dear AniManga Mania, here we are at the penultimate post before the last and the most bombastic segment of that day, the Anisong Concert. After “Eureka Seven AO” wowed the audiences with its cutting edge animation technology and state-of-the-art original soundtrack, brand new anime “K”, which will air on the 5th of October 2012 simultaneously in Japanese local television and Animax, had successfully blown the hell out of our mind. The moment the screening ts first episode (to be precise, three-fourths of the supposed first episode) ended, all the audiences gave thunderous applause, some even bothered to stand up. They shouted excitedly, hysterically for several minutes. What an amazing enthusiasm! Everyone absolutely couldn’t wait for the first episode to come out already.

From the creators of “Toradora!”, “Papa no Koto Iu wo Kikinasai!”, “Moretsu Pirates”, and “Mawaru Penguindrum”, Starchild label brings you “K”!

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Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2012 Special Report: “Eureka Seven AO – The New Generation of Waves Riders” -Part 8/10-


Being able to come to the AFA ID 2012 was such a fortune for those who love the Japanese manga and anime and we are no exception. Being able to be in AFA ID 2012 means to be surrounded by everyone who dressed up in manga & games characters, plenty of fantastic and realistic action figures, a chance to meet with the fascinating cosplay heroes, a chance to delight our ears with the songs sang by the admirable J-pop musician, and the last but not least, a chance to watch the anime itself! Yeah, for those who came to the AFA ID 2012 would have a clue about what anime that I’m going to talk about in this post. Those anime are Eureka Seven AO and ‘K’. For this post, I will cover about the Eureka Seven AO that has been airing in Japan since 12th of April 2012. Now, prepare to grab your boards and let yourself fly away once again in the midst of the massive trapar waves! Continue reading

Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2012 Special Report: “Maid Cafe Moe Moe Kyun!” -Part 7/10-


Okaerinasaimase Goshujin-samaaaaa… :D

On the second day of Anime Festival Asia Indonesia (AFA ID), the first and the biggest anime and manga festival in Indonesia, we had a chance to take a look at the Maid Cafe named Moe Moe Kyun. The Maid Cafe was located in the Exhibition area and was side by side with the Butler Cafe named Atelier Royale. The AFA ID was opened for visitors at 9am and it was also from that time that lots of people had queued for the Maid Cafe. From the long queue that had been made by the visitors since it was opened, we could see the enthusiasm of those people who wanted to get inside and feel how was it like to be treated as a “Goshujin-sama” which literally means master just like in the manga and anime. Moreover, those maids whose goings to serve you with their heart’s content were not only from Indonesia, some of them were from Singapore, Malaysia, and even Taiwan. So, than reading my writings babbling about that Maid Cafe, it’s better to just go straight to that maid cafe and see how magnificent Moe Moe Kyun is.

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Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2012 Special Report: “Meet Yukitora Keiji, the Promising Cosplayer From Indonesia!” -Part 6/10-


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The phrase of “early bird gets the worm” fits rather nice with me and Randy as Japanesense made its first round looking for good materials. Not so long after the AFAID 2012 kicked off at nine-thirty in the morning, cosplayers flocked in the building and hallway, inviting curious lenses to take a good shot on them. And among all of the talented cosplayers, a girl clad in what seemed to be a tribal outlook decorated with tiger stripes instantly stood out from the rest. Swinging her big sword, which had a lotus flower-like hand guard wrapped around the hilt as she posed for the visitors immediately caught our gaze. We thought to ourselves: This. Must. Get!

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Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2012 Special Report: “Meet Kaname, the Dashing Cosplayer From Japan!” -Part 5/10-


After some talk show and a chance to take some pictures of the dazzling Akatsuki Tsukasa, all of the visitors who filled the Stage area on the second day AFA also had another chance to meet Kaname, who was came on the first day as well. Kaname came out to the stage after those visitors eyes had been amazed by the preview of ‘K’ that will soon be aired on 5th October either in Japan and on Animax as well. Kaname who came all of a sudden, cosplaying as one of the cool character in ‘K’ named Fushimi Saruhiko, was welcomed by lots of hysteric screams from all of his fans that filled the room. During the show Kaname who was wearing glasses and a cool blue coat didn’t forget to bring his sword that was used by Fushimi Saruhiko just like in the preview that had just been shown. What makes him cool is not only his good-looking appearance ,which of course loved by all of the girls, but also his pose and movement that really described and similar with the original character itself, Fushimi Saruhiko. Now, let take a look at some of the Kaname’s photos that we got in the AFA ID 2012…

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