9 Jun 2018 (Asia Comic Con Day 2) I Love Anisong Bangkok

Decide to take this trip on an impulse. It’s my second trip out of my country for the purpose of attending ILoveAniSong concert. The first one happen in 2012. The main purpose of my trip was to see Kurosaki Maon. Was really happy to have a chance to see her performance again. Within affordable price that is. Overall this time i am satisfied with my trip. Its a bit sad that i would need to give up on attending PAM this year. I can only do one event and i have decided to travel further this year for my love ! By the way feel extreamly blessful for given the chance to contribute to the flower stand for kurosaki maon. Thank you APK.

Language is my biggest issue throughout the whole trip. I have no knowledge of thai language and everyone default their speaking to thai whenever they approach me. I would end up saying sorry and then whatever they are trying to say at a high chance will end abruptly well others do willing to switch to english and keep the conversation going. Others approaching me rarely happens to me when i attend event on my own country it only happen more often during early days of my event going life. I am passive person myself i rarely approaching other I keep the thinking of not disturbing others unless i absolutely need to could be i scared of rejection no do no rejection. I don’t think i did any approaching anyone in this event other than like ask permission for a picture to be taken. Generally i had been shown lots of yasashiness.

Even with language barrier i still able to enjoy my time inside the event hall. This event is by far the best i had for sometime. The performance stage have something happen almost every time i am there. From idol group to dj. I would spend time seeing the performance and then walk around and see another different performance. The figurine display are all really nice and full of detail. The hall is spacious i never feel crowded at anytime even though the crowd is huge.

Cant find myself enjoying as much during the ILoveAnisong time at first. The person left to me is chill type he just want to chill and enjoys the concert that makes me feel awkward with my body moment might disturb him. While the person right to me move in front i try to move to the right and middle of the concert pat on my back happen again and ask me to move away because i am blocking his view. Luckily there is ample of empty sits to the right and i hold no desire to stay with in the gang as i am really out of place. With me move to left side i got a better view myself and can move like crazy without caring much and that is where i find back the enjoyment of going concert when i no need to be considered. The show opens with a local girl which i have no idea who she is. She sings digimon adventure theme in thai. Up next Kurosaki Maon came on stage. I made it again and i am so proud of my self for being there at that moment. Suzuki Konomi is the next artist on stage. I is full of sad because she never sing redo. Okay she is cute and she did sing no game no life song. Finally RANKA LEEEEEEE!!!!! NAKAJIMA MEGUMI she is the other reason i make my impulse move going bangkok. When she come back from hiatus with netojuu opening I am really happy when i started to know macross frontier that time she is in middle of stopping all singing related work. Now that she is back in business I hope will get to see her more often within our region. The whole concert end with Seikan Hikou. Was kinda hoping to get Niji iro kuma kuma but that never happen.

To find legit anime goods in Thai is really easy. That is something that seriously need to happen in malaysia soon immediately now. Please learn from Dream Express do proper licensing. Damn sad to compare malaysia event with Asia Comic Con Bangkok where all of the malaysia event i went all plague with bootleg. It’s unacceptable to see even one shop that is not selling legit stuff. No money don’t buy no point buying fake stuff. I do not buy anime related stuff often i cannot afford to buy and i choose not to buy affordable fake stuff it is not worth it. Seeing light novels and manga in local language is a hope now that kadokawa has present in malaysia through kadokawa gempak stars.

Some thought about Asia Comic Con Bangkok and the other event that i enjoy attending. First off Visual Arts eXpo which i feel sincerity of making a event that mix local taste with Japan flavor. For ACC it is the mature form of that. Can’t make up my mind to decide weather it is matured or final form but it basically is local mix japanese culture fusion. For an outsider its really hard to geddit. For people that gedding it its really fun entertaining and wholesome. On one of the stage performance there is Owarai/Manzai. One of the gag feature tongue twisters totally in thai which i have no idea what it is. The crowd response well through out the performance well. That kind of acceptance is what i been seeking. Like minded people do stuff that entertain each others in a way there is progress among themselves. Visual Arts eXpo and it’s brother sister events has same stage. The event usually host with an experience emcee that can related to us event goers talk staff we care about and also taking care of new generation of emcee so the event can growth indefinitely. No holding hand like what Penang Anime Matsuri like does. PAM felt SOZO babysittering the stage events too much. With the emcee that is going out of sync with the audience. The first two year there is this male emcee which i found him send out lack of interest beam to audience and not bridging us event attendee and the person on stage and talked a lot about Singapore joke which i can’t see or even feel the audience entertain slightly and last year they switch to a female emcee which i respect her translating power which is on point and seriousness on getting her job done is one way a good direction. A different direction that is.
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Visual Arts eXpo 2017

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.