Get ready for the fun… and the crowd.
Basically I didn’t prepare myself for the event because the cosplay competition was on the first day and I couldn’t join since I’m not a Astro (Malaysia’s Commercial Direct-broadcast TV Service) customer. So, I thought the second day would have nothing much except for the games. Little did I know that there were still cosplayers lurking the surrounding of the event area during the second day. Yeah… I didn’t prepare a good camera during that time so I had to stay put with my 3MP mobile phone camera… For those who don’t know, Animax is an international TV channel that broadcasts anime in many countries. Check out the wiki for more info. This is the first time ever for Animax to have a carnival and the venue was an open area with a stage in a shopping complex called 1 Utama. It’s usually rare to have anime events here so it’s something the public don’t see much or maybe not at all (cosplayers especially). Now then, let the carnival begin~
I strolled into the place with much expectation
The admission is free, really. The one thing I’m amused is that Animax actually gave out lots of things for free to the public not just the entrance fee. The staff gave you an entrance band to wrap around your hand and a game card (no picture, sorry). The game card is a card with six circles on it for the games available. Details of which are:
Plinko is game in which a player is given three metal balls, which needs to be put on one of the slots (picture right side) and let it roll down the board. You win when at least one of your balls end up in the winning slot (one of the slot at the end of the board). By winning, you get a smiley star chop at one of the circles on your card, two memo books and two postcards. By losing, you will get an ‘X’ chopped on the circle, one memo book and two postcards.
2. Toss the ring
This is the most difficult game among the six games (to me). A player has three rings and they need to hoop their ring onto the poles. When you successfully hoop into the poles with stars at the bottom, you get a smiley star chop and a memo book with a big paper bag. If one of your ring hoops the little doll, you get an extra notebook. Lose and you are given an ‘X’ and a memo book.
A player is given four bean bags to toss on the board to form a line like a normal tic-tac-toe. Winner gets a smiley star chopped and a memo book with paper bag. Loser gets an ‘X’ and a paper bag. Also, sorry for no pictures for the remaining games. 4. Hook and fish: A fishing game in which a player needs to catch a hooked ball within a time limit. Winner gets a smiley star chopped and ‘something’ (I forgot). Loser gets just an ‘X’. 5. Smash the cans: Player is given three balls to take down a tower of cans. Winner gets a smiley star chopped and ‘something’ (I don’t remember getting anything). 6. Mini golf: The name explains it. This is a bonus game, where everyone gets a smiley star chop whether you hit the golf ball into the hole or not. Those who holed-in get a pen as an extra. You are required to play all the games and get the chops. Participants with at least 4 smiley star chops can exchange for official anime merchandise. You need to roll a fortune wheel to determine what prize you get. There were three prizes: an Animax T-shirt, a pillow case with a pillow (Haruhi or 07-Ghost print) or a Last Exile: Fam of the Silver Wing tag clip. I got a pillow case… Though I wanted the T-shirt… Other than the carnival games, there were stage games and other activities as well. I won’t explain the stage games in detail as I only played one game.
Baby Beel coming to Animax Carnival all the way from Japan
Yes it’s FREE. You can eat as much as you like if the man allows
Many of you would have already realized how rich Animax is. They gave all that free merchandise like it was nothing, even candy floss. I was really surprised when I got free stuff even when I lost a carnival game.
Look at all the scribbles
There was a signature board put out for the public to scribble with marker pens lying around the bottom. The board was two sided, one side for the first day and the other for the second day.
Art Love // See More Show ▼
Animax’s next upcoming anime title for broadcast
Face painting. I got a fairy tail emblem on my palm.
Play all you want. It’s ALL FREE
Sony PS3 was one of the sponsors for this event and they had a booth for people to play titles like FFXIII-2, Tekken and Uncharted. There’s nothing much to tell about the carnival in itself as it was small and not like a full blown convention. Overall though, I still had fun playing the games for the sake of getting freebies. The real deal of happening was on Day 1 so I missed quite a lot on cosplayers. I still snapped some remaining cosplayers before heading home. Cosplay Snaps:
All the K-On! fans, please stand up!
Default cosplayers of every convention there was
Hakuouki Bros //See MoreShow ▼
Freebies for a shitty player:
The only two designs for the paper bags //See More Show ▼
Watch Animax and hope for a recorded feed. I might probably be appearing since I played a stage game. Check out the website for info of what I left out. I will continue to write more postson conventions and carnivals from Malaysia in the future if Boss-lady Kyokai would allows me. So expect more of me. Toori signing out~
About the Guest Writer: Toori-chan
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