Was really happy when see the news about this event surface in the internet. Since this is an event back by Sozo, people behind AFA. It is the closest thing to Anime Festival Asia we as a Malaysian can get after 2012.I am really hunger for more Anisong performance after tasting it once during AFAMY2012. When the Penang Anime Matsuri ticket is open for sales it din’t take me too long to make a purchase. I was so happy that i can actually afford to be a vip this time.
Since it’s been awhile since my last trip to Penang I feel pretty excited for it. Booked my flight and hotel the next day so everything is set and I am ready to go PARTY. This is the second trip I plan and go all alone. The last one i do that is AFASG2012. That trip was not really well prepare but thanks to my maplestory friends i was able to find a good accomodation and have some good time finally meet up with friends that never meet in real life before. That was a pretty good trip. The last exciment before Penang Anime Matsuri start is the announcement of signature poster for the artist of my choice. I am so lucky to be able to get Mika Kobayashi autograph poster. Too bad that there is no autograph session no chance to meet the artist of our choice in person. That is really sad.
Arrive Penang the night before event start. Felt lucky manage to grab a bus to georgetown the moment i step out of airport. Without thinking much I jump into the bus and moving to Hotel. When the bus reach Komtar i just jump right off since my instinct tell me that the distant between there and my hotel quite near already. Come to think of it myself brave for walking in the middle of the night with just phone gps and not much idea on how to reach my destination. You really need some braveness in order to travel alone.
My journey to PAM was working out really fine all thanks to a friend of mine that i know during AFAMY2012 that was staying in Penang. With him and his trusty bike we travel around hotel and the event location without much of a trouble. Was able to really enjoy the event without worry about anything much. Was really surprice that penang local government take a important roll on supporting the event. All thanks to a great back support the event even at a low turnout rate still manage to be succesful and second round was announce possible. Let’s hope next year can have a second round.
This is my third AFA related event. The first two being AFAKL2012 and AFASG2012. After that do not have the money and also chance to be in another event. Now for some minor event story. Arrive at the event location just abit earlier that starting time. Manage to get a good location while queuing up for the opening. Getting in the hall first thing to do is to grab stuff from AFA booth. I manage to buy 1 Aldnoah Zero t-shirt, some light stick, shigure x yuudachi phone strap, and AFA logo Kingsblade.
After spending all the money of puchasing stuff at AFA booth the rest of the time was spend on walking around the event hall looking around. There is 4 main part for this event. The ground hall is where AFA booth and some larger sponsor booth located. The doujin booth that located behind on those large booth. At the second floor there is also some large sponsor booth together with a performance hall where there is constant schedule of special guest and anime movie showing. The final location is the outdoor event area where the concert and also matsuri stuff located.
Manage to watch that 3D saint seiya movie. Then saw the interview with all 4 Anisong guest. They are Hichioji P, DJ TEKINA//SOMETHING, Yanaginagi and Mika Kobayashi. After that I spend my time wandering around. Now i am gonna talk about main meat of this trip which is the outdoor concert at the night. My first outdoor concert. The environment is really good for a concert cool breeze from the sea is really a nice fine day for concert. Not much detail on the concert itself because that’s something one need to be there and enjoy by yourself. Overall the RM128 ticket is really worth it for even if it’s only for the concert it self.
That’s all for today until next time.