Year three for one of the most unique experience event here in malaysia. Its a rare scene here in malaysia where you can freely talk about the stuff of your interest to a broad audience share your interest debate the shit out of topics that usually only happen behind the internet. You can meet people from the anime industry ask them question, get people from the industry to review your portfolio, cosplay crossplay sing linkin park song since it is this years thing now basically most or anything that you can think about expressing yourself you can do it here.
I am glad that VAX actually feels the same like last years in most way and making some minor improvement. For me getting a consistent event is better than doing drastical changes for improvement sake. The price is the same the perk you get is the same the feel of the event is also more or less the same everything just close to what i want. Which is money well spend for me already and i am glad to spend more.
Like the first year this year i manage to spend my time listening to some interesting SIP(special interest panel). Lots of talented people that is willing to share their experience on subject that may get your interest. It’s really cool to see local and singapore stage performers share out interesting tidbits from their personal experience. There is also one panel did by cosplayer and event organiser which i find it very cool and interesting that they really cares about the community not just self interest. The final SIP that i was lucky to sit down and listen to is about seichi junrei for Lord of the ring a trip to new zealand. Eventhough i cant think of any question to properly interact with the host of any of the panel i still do enjoy listen to them and know more about stuff that closely related to my hobby.
Stage event itself is still awesome as always the chemistry between both host is really good. For one thing the audience is actually much more closer to the stage compare to previous years. You can now really get up close and experience it yourself. Being able to see studio trigger’s mr. kazuya masumoto giving out talks about how a short kill la kill clip being produce what’s the step by step process and how much human resource needed to achieve it is mindblowing just like an episode of kill la kill itself. Studio Mappa on the other hand bringing 2 of their staff over to the event. They share about the process of character and other detail creation for the anime Yuri on Ice. Most of the accessories and stage item is really based of real life example with the director wanted to emphasize on the lewdness of those item more.
Cosplay Cure is one of the returning guest from last year. This time we not only get a cat walk show during the event we also get another awesome skits performance during closing ceremony. I was really impress by the cosplayer where they really show that they are in the character when in stage. When there is a stage error during naruto boruto skits the action of boruto cosplayer telling the event organisor they use the wrong track perfectly shown that once they are on stage they are now that character they cosplaying and not themself which is wow. A little something that local cosplayer could actually learn themself. Cosplay that character be in that character and now you if you are going to appear on stage is more entertaining to see that character than to see the a pretty face on stage that do no represent the character than he/she cosplaying.
Kaoru from Harmonia ACG and AiRI from japan perform on the closing ceremony for VAX. Barely known any of the nostalgia anisong perform by kaoru luckily near the end just like USAGI from PAM she performed nandemo nai ya and also god knows wow i am a happy man. Also barely known AiRI that comes for japan. Only know her for the taritari opening theme. Had lots of fun seeing her performance well never thought of in one day we will get a Visual Novel song artist to come over before this. Thanks VAX for making events great again.
One of the perk of getting gold pass is at near the end of day two where the closing ceremony there is a special confined area for people that has a gold pass which i think is a really good concept. Just like usual i am standing at the last row my usual spot where i can do movement more freely and let other people that never experience it get in front. I was poked by 2 random people which is behind the confined area asking me to move a way so that they can see better. I don’t mind moving away actually since i already is at the behind but dude its not my fault for every bad thing happen to you please do not be salty for the unfair treatment happen to you next time please spend more if you want to have the best experience with your girl being salty does not help. Other people like me also wanted to experience the great event and willing to fork out more hard earn money to enjoy myself and get most out of my spending. Well being me I keep all this to myself and just move out in the end.. why now doing stuff that i wanted to do also being wrong i really do not know.