Penang Anime Matsuri happen once again. As always my excitement was at the max once they announce the artist line up. The list of artist attending is really superb. For this year the artist line up we get LiSA, GARNiDELiA, motsu x DJ KAYA and DJ YURiA. Other than the artist there is also the usual guest cosplayer those are always eye candy.
This year there is some nice improvement and it makes the overall experience is much better. Half of the booth is now at another location and the main event hall is less crowded. During autograph session the top floor is still crowded but much more manageable compare to last year. Other than that i think overall event still pretty much like last year where the stage event is hosted by a single person only. Having a single host for me is the weakest point of the whole event. The main problem is that the host need to take care of the translation himself at the same time hosting which it is obvious that he cant manage this 2 task well. When the host start to left out here and there during the conversation with the guest the massage that the guest wanted to tell the audience will be disappear just like that. He really needs a partner i think that would greatly improve the interection between guest and audience and not host and guest only it would be great if his partner is a local train up someone local and also has some local flavor in it. There is a few time the host lack of interest in the subject during the workshop session and try to divert the topic to something else.
Although there is worry about raining during the outdoor concert time that worst case scenario did not happen for both day yay… LiSA’s acoustic performance is really awesome. Had fun during the dj yuria segment lots of my favourite song were played. GARNiDELiA glow in the dark appearance was a surprise that i really glad to be so fortuned to witness. Motsu and DJ KAYA’s performance was a really good way to end the event. Having chance to finally listen to kurosaki maon’s song in a live environment once again half my dream comes true. Praying hard for her to make an appearance in malaysia once more. Since it was Motsu’s birthday the crowd sings happy birthday after the final song.
That’s all for this year Penang Anime Matsuri see you next year.