This is my second time attending an event organize by HIBIKIPRO. My first was half a year ago and because of that i have some fun good time and really enjoy every moment during the event so naturally when the next event is announce i pay close attention to it. Even ask friends who are interested in idol to join it but that did not work well because of the usual work, not the right schedule, not at kl and reasons. Ticket on sales straight away throw in my money because no reason not to and that’s one of the little things that i can do to help the community that i like so much.

Arrive at makespace 15 minutes before the event start. There is decent crowd waiting for the event to start already. Lots of people from the Malaysia Japanese Idol Group and of course a lot familiar faces. Since this is officially my first time attending gig/performance type event i was really nervous try hard to stop my hand from shaking while trying to take picture of my ticket. Was really surprise to see Hibiki sama come and greet me and my mind is a bit blank. From our short conversation i found out that i am yet again one of the very first people to preorder ticket i actually thought i wont be among the first that time when the preorder start it was around the time i finish work so did not manage to do transaction immediately.

After the little chat just when i thought wanna continue playing gyakuten saiban all of a sudden a friendly guy just come and talk to me. Another unexpected occurring. I thought I will just be that weird dude and would have to just stay around the corner. Come to think of it we never really introduce our self at the whole event lol… We just talk about our experience and bunch off stuff geek talk. At 11am the place was open for entrance. The hall is really nice just like what i would have imagine underground and stuff.

The first part start around 15 minutes after 11am. It’s really something seeing Kanachan with baju kurung outfit that is so local. Since there is lots of anisong played during this part it is quite fun. The reception from the audience was really good. I guess our local audience all really know how to enjoy our self during performance time.

A lucky draw, chieki and QnA happen in between of the first part and second part of the performance. Kanachan gets to try our local delicacies during the QnA session. She seems to enjoy most of our local food except for the durian choco. That’s no no for her. The first part chieki session we get to 2shot with Kanachan on her baju kurung. That a really rare occasion. Well prepared fans even dress up in Baju Melayu and Songkok just for this special moment. If i would have to guess every merchandise in the event is at base cost 1000 yen translate to malaysia ringgit is rm40 it is really affordable/cheap for the upclose personal time you get from an idol that comes all the way from japan to meet her fans. Kanachan is really friendly nice awesome fanstastic and many many more nice word to describe angel…. I tried but still i end up speechless most of the time. I is baka!! Well her atsuiness still reach me melt my kokoro…

After a long rest since Kanachan had to take care each and every one of her fans. We continue to 2nd part of the show. This time she is in her standard costume and singing this time it is seperated to 2 part. For part one she is singing cute song and second part is cool/mature song and this is the time where all the fans go all out. The hotness of the stage is at its max. After her last song fans lead by Hideki group together to do the encore chant. Hideki is the fans that comes all the way from Japan just to attend this performance. He even brings 10 copies of Kanachan’s CD as 2nd round lucky draw.

Finally at the end of the event we have another round of chieki and merchandise purchase session. Just when i thought i still a wood plank at the second chieki session Kannachan notice my manaka loveplus wallpaper had a short chat around loveplus. It is this kind of little something that really makes me as a fans feel special. Esspecially she had to end will next time we talk more about loveplus.

Overall i really enjoy the whole event once again. Thanks Hibikisama! Thanks Kanachan! Thanks to everyone that makes this a successful event! #majulahidoluntuknegara

VAX 2016

Year 2 for Visual Arts Expo. This year the location change from the mines miecc to starxpo kenanga wholesale mall. The new location is much more convenient to me. Simply take a public transport and the location of the event can be reach within walking distance.

This year the event is bigger in a certain way at the same time smaller in other ways. Big in a sense that the event actually has more coverage that i can see from local media. The small i mean here also is a good thing it makes everyone in the event closer to each other this time as many things are now much more concentrated and the compound is much more restricted in a way. Needless to say this year VAX is still a very high quality event considering for it still being a very new event compare to other long running events in malaysia. Well we should have expect much more for the event since they are actually organize by the people that actually been doing event since forever. If anyone can host a great event they are those people that can/is/will host the best of the best in malaysia.

For big studio from japan that attend this year there is Visual Arts/Key and Gainax Fukushima in the party. Les’ Copaque and other malaysia studio makes a return featuring booth that has lots of goodies. Both Visual Arts/Key and Gainax have their own panel in the main stage. It’s my first time seeing a guest that was really care about his/her appearance and would require the audience not to take picture and hidden backstage thingy. Heard it before yeah but seeing the real thing first time. I manage to win janken with Gainax Fukushima’s president and get a little gift from the president

I become a happy man when i saw Mika Kobayashi is going to be a guest for this year’s VAX. After seeing her appearance in PAM2015 din’t really expect to see her yet again. Her live performance is amazing. This time we not only get Mika Kobayashi we also got Tetsuro Shimaguchi perform along side with Mika Kobayashi. Mika Kobayashi and Tetsuro Shimaguchi’s panel at Saturday was great. Seeing Mika Kobayashi outside of performance time while she can be relaxingly answering question and i am a happy fan. Not to forget the short lesson by Tetsuro Shimaguchi to  Listening to Apryl Peredo’s panel is really insightful for now is really a rare chance for a people not in the industry to actually has a chance to learn something about jpop/jrock/jeverything culture a little bit more.

Last year the special interest panel i enjoy the most in VAX become that panel that i skip all of them. All of the special interest panel that i really look forward to was clash with one thing and another end up i miss all of them. Another thing i really miss that did not happen this year would be the movie screening time. When i saw the projector being wide screen and much higher definition than last time my first thought would be how nice if they are going to show macross frontier sayonara no tsubasa once again. That din happen the best we got is Masamune Date-nicle first episode a web series that is produce by studio GAINAX Fukushima co produce by Fukushima Prefecture Date city. When seeing Mr. Shoji Kawamori appear in the support video that become something i miss too. It will be definately much more awesome if he can be here will Macross Delta still on air with all the giri giri ai.

I end my event report with my suggestion for mascot chara name for Valkyrie my suggestion “Shock Cindy” syok sendiri ~~