Comic Fiesta was taken to another level of awesomeness this year
I hope you enjoyed and learned some new things from the panels post and an upcoming interviews post compiled by T.K and I, on which we spent hours. Now here I am again to present you coverage of the event for another year. Though with that said, I am sad to say that we couldn’t cover everything as T.K and I spent almost the whole time attending panels and interviews but I’ll still cover whatever I can with some of my friends’ photographs.
For those who do not know anything about Comic Fiesta, check out my previous coverage of it or go to their website for updates. This year, Comic Fiesta was really overwhelming in terms of hall size, booths and guests. We had all the five halls of KL Convention Center plus a separate tent outside to handle the ticketing.
Floor map of Comic Fiesta. while schedule can be found here
We all saw this coming XD
Stage Coverage Highlights
Culture Japan feat Danny Choo: Once again, Danny was at Comic Fiesta with us. This year, other than the usual introduction of himself and about Culture Japan, Danny presented a demonstration of the Smart Doll (sorry about the shaky camera), which he has been tweeting about for a while. I was not there during the presentation but I still got to watch it when Danny presented again during Culture japan Night, which was the day after Comic Fiesta.
Guest Artist (from left): Redjuice, VOFAN, DMYO, Ikkyu
Guest Artist Introduction: As I mentioned, this year’s guest line up was awesome (inb4 Livetune). Here we were introduced to Redjuice, the concept artist of Guilty Crown and illustrator of Beatless. VOFAN, illustrator of the Monogatari series novels. Then DMYO and Ikkyu, illustrators for Culture Japan.
PPY Onstage: PPY, creator of the game Osu!, introduced the crowd to the game. He explained that he is currently working on a new mode for the game but has a few difficulties regarding some coding. He also mentioned that he can’t play some beatmaps created by the community and finds it way beyond of a normal human being. Whoever that scored a full combo is either a person with no life or simply not human at all. Then he called up some players to demonstrate the different modes of the game. The one in the video below is the original Osu mode.
Day 1 & 2 of endless screams, shouts and jumps
Extra Live: We ended day one of Comic Fiesta with a blast. Extra Live was a live session with a lineup of local and international bands. In short, we were going crazy that night with great songs. Just to note, Loverin Tamburin was one of them. Does Disgaea ring any bells?
Endgame ft. Livetune: If you thought Day one night was awesome, on the night of Day two, Livetune rocked the whole event with a big bang! His song lineup consisted of his popular Vocaloid songs, irony by Claris and covers of Anisongs by Hatsune Miku. T.K and I really enjoyed the performance and tired out ourselves. By the way, this live was free of charge. How about that AFA!
Festival Coverage Highlights
Good Smile Company booth was back in Comic Fiesta again, although they had lesser varieties of figures for sell this year.
Culture Japan booth had new and a variety of merchandise for sale. They also displayed the Smart Doll and a small 3D dancing Mirai. I was lurking around the booth when the entrance finally opened and literally a rampage of Mirai fans charged in to purchase the available merchandise.
Redjuice Exhibition booth had a collection of Redjuice’s works, displayed on the wall and decks of business cards were placed on the table to be taken. Sadly, there was nothing much to see. Next to it was Kinokuniya’s booth selling VOFAN’s artbooks. They weren’t open so I didn’t take any photos.
Comic Fiesta booth: Together with merchandises from the previous years, Coffytiam also sold posters which had designs that made them collectibles and new badass T-shirts. Next to the booth were tables for scheduled signature sessions.
PPY booth was selling the Osu tablets and this booth sort of became a hangout spot for the Osu! fans.
League of Legends Circuit 2013 Grand Finals: Just as its name suggests, together with Comic Fiesta, teams from Malaysia and Singapore were there to compete for the grand finals. I’m a SMITE player so I couldn’t understand much about what’s going on. Results can be found here.
Creative Market (Doujin Market): As usual, every year we have tons of talented people selling doujin goods and this year, there were lots of Shingeki no Kyoujin, Kantai Collection and Yaoi goods. Since I can’t fit all the photos into this post, I’ll just put them in my photo album for you to check them out.
I would like to excuse myself from this section as I took almost no cosplay photos… I am truly ashamed. However, like last year, I will be featuring the cosplay albums of Day 1 and Day 2 by a friend of mine, Ruwendra along with TK’s collection. You can find all relevant images on Metanorn’s fanpage as well.
Service for Kyokai :3
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End Note: Comic Fiesta 2013 was a whole new experience for me. This was my first time interviewing guests, not to mention so many guests (you’ll find out soon enough, how many!). Also, rocking the house with Livetune was a blast as well. My body was so tired after running around during the interviews and going crazy during the live, it took me two days to recover. My only regret is that the schedule was a complete mess for media and I wasn’t prepared enough for it. Really, I even bought a new DSLR as preparation for Comic Fiesta. Still, I would like to thank the Comic Fiesta committee for bringing all these guests and also the guests for attending this event. Big thanks to Kyokai for the media pass for another year. Getting in and out of the halls easily really helped a lot at this event. And finally thanks to Kraizer for the stage photos and video (or else there won’t be much to talk about in this post). That’s all for this post. Hope to write again for Anime Festival Malaysia 2014 (IF it is ever going to happen). Oh, oh, I also made a Facebook page recently, please like it~ You can find all my photos there as well (shameless self promo).
About Toori-chan // Anime Otaku, who watches literally everything, genre isn’t a problem as long as the story is good. I’m a Black Rock Shooter fan that goes crazy seeing anything related. Newbie procrastinator. You can find me @ Twitter, Facebook & Google+.