I’ve finally managed to find some time away from schoolwork to do a my-experience-to-eoy12 post! Finally, after one week of tests, cram study sessions, and more tests, I’m gonna review some of the pictures that I took at the event.
In case you have no idea what ‘the event’ is, do refer to this post!
So this time round, I registered for a media pass and went for their media tour, OH YEAH.
One of the first features that they highlighted during the tour was their unique EOY Quest game. On that day, some of the pillars had posters of ridiculously adorable graphics of a certain monsters and a QR code underneath.
I thought it was a rather distinctive way to engage the event-goers and to let them explore the whole area, all the while having fun ‘destroying monsters’. I didn’t participate though, since I didn’t have 3G connection. But the fortunate thing was that my friend had internet access, and we spent quite some time running around and scanning any kind of QR codes that we saw.
Somewhere around this time, my friend and I started drifting away and were almost separated from the media walkthrough group HAHA. And then, when we next saw them, they were crowding around these…
The dollfies seemed so realistic that, for a moment, I kinda had a slight inferiority complex. Even down to the little pastries models, everything seemed absolutely real. Of course, everyone started flashing out their mighty cameras and because I was standing at the side, it was difficult to get a front shot. By the way, I had managed to borrow a digital camera from my dearest companion to at least take some snapshots. 😀
And the following is a view of the crowd that the dollfies were overlooking:
I liked how the organizers actually divided the different sections of the event such that there weren’t overcrowding problems near the dollfies, rest area and bag deposit booths and the itanshas. And from where those booths were, you could have gotten an aerial view of the doujin booths and stage area.
For some reason, the walkthrough also covered the Ichiban Kuji and BonJapan booths. And because the products looked SUPER attractive, here are some eye-candies:
Too bad I didn’t get any. Heh.
And the rest of the post is comprised of some snapshots I took independent of the walkthrough (not all though, some of them belonged to my friend but she said “sure! Just use ’em!” what are friends for anyway. 🙂
If I remember correctly, the singer above introduced herself as Serene. She wowed the crowd with her version of Oath Sign by LiSA. Though the stage platform she stood on was quite informal, but she still performed greatly.
And no otaku stage is complete without otaku dancers.
I only spotted one with lightsticks. He was so entertaining to watch that I stayed till the end of the performance, rather than moving to a less crowded area. But wow, this guy’s got guts; the actions didn’t seem easy as well.
The whole sheltered area was taken up by the booths and stage, so the bulk of cosplayers couldn’t pose under the shelters. Sure, there was some shelter at the area near the toilets, but the background… nah.
Thank God for good weather! It was hot at first, but it soon cooled down at about 3pm. And what’s more, the scenery and man-made features attracted both cosplayers and photographers alike.
NOTE: To all the cosplayers in the pictures, thanks for posing! 😀
And that’s about it! I didn’t purchase, ‘cept for the Madoka lucky draws at one of the doujin booths. I got another Mami badge, and a Kyoko one, though I have no intentions of displaying the latter at all.
Overall, the event had quite a fair bit of entertainment, though I think it’d be better if they could bring in a booth that actually sold authentic nendoroids and other figurines. Also, I felt that the doujin booths didn’t have much variety; they mostly offered Madoka, Kuroko and SAO arts. Yes, these are currently a few of the most popular series, but I guess more variety is always welcomed. But the wonderful location and range of cosplayed characters pretty much made up for more than the lack of assortment in the artworks. To add on, the DJ played quite a few FictionJunction and Kalafina songs, heehee. You have no idea how delighted I was when I first reached there and caught on to the rich tune of “Distance”.
For an event with free entry, it was definitely worthwhile attending it. If there were more experience booths, I don’t think I would even mind if a small entry fee were to be charged. Either way, I enjoyed myself thoroughly and I’m sure many others also enjoyed the EOY2012 just as much.