Hi, people! So, this post is about my first time at an anime festival. It was this weekend, the event was called "Animefestival BH Party 2012".
A friend of mine told me of the event and I decided to go with him and his friend. It was my first time on one, so I didn't know what to expect out of it. There's only one thing I can say about it now: "It was epic".~ :3
First of all, my friends collect mangas so we went to the manga stand soon after getting to the place. There they got loooooooooooooooooooooooooooots of them and I decided to get some for me as well. Since I don't really have much money and all that, I only got:
Fairy Tail volume 1
Kimi ni Todoke volume 1
Chrno Crusade volume 1
I really like what I got though. Even though I've already read FT a looooooooooooooong time ago, it was still epic to read the Brazilian version (even more because of some extra references it had [which the scanlated one doesn't])
There was also a gaming stand with mostly fighting games (Marvel vs Capcom 3, Street Fighter IV, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mortal Kombat), but I didn't even play anything. xD
There were some "mini-stores" besides the manga one too. In those stores, there were DVDs/Blu-rays, keychains, necklaces, "teddy kumas" (), hats and other things like that.
From those I didn't resist buying:
Gray's necklace (not exactly like the pic's [one day I'll post a picture of me using it])
Happy "hattish thing" (not really like that, mine is cuter IMO. :3 I'll post a photo of me using it someday)
Both from Fairy Tail. ^^
There were also special thematic rooms (like the Pokemon room and the Yu-Gi-Oh! one for people to play the TCGs [and the DS Pokemon games]) and an RPG stand (though I don't understand anything about those things xD).
Some of the best moments in the festival were the cosplay contest and the band show though. ^^ There were some really interesting cosplays (and some really impressive "theatric presentations" by those people [like the Soul Calibur one which had a nice "wrestling-like" touch to it]) and the band did some really nice songs (Digimon 1's opening, a song from Bleach and some others, though the moment the crowd went wild was when the band did "Pegasus Fantasy" [Saint Seiya]). ^^
Now, on a more gaming-related note, I'm now playing Okami (PS2), Final Fantasy X (PS2), Final Fantasy XII (PS2), Dragon Quest IX (DS), etc....
Oh, talking about games, my mom said she'll give me a Wii on my birthday this year. I'm really Happy (aye) for it, since it's what I've been wishing for. I'll finally be able to play Kirby and more Kirby and ,uh, what does the Wii have? J/k xD I already have my list of must-have games including Kirby (of course), but that's not the only one, Tales of Symphonia (which will probably be hard to get ¬¬ ), Fragile, Xenoblade Chronicles, Zelda: Skyward Sword, Mario Galaxy, etc... are also on the list. Also, I plan on getting a Wii with some accessories on it that will let me play GC games (since Tales of Symphonia is my biggest reason to want a Wii).
It's interesting how despite how much I've talked about it before, she has never really had that much interest on it. It took a fellow teacher who owns one to make her wish one. At least she had a good point when said it was because her friend did own the thing, so she knew it better than I did (ouch! >_>' ).
And, uh, that's it.~ ^^
(*) Phoenix (*) ~ "Although we may defeat our enemies, the Mages of Fairy Tail would never take their lives!" (Juvia Lockser)
P.S.: None of the pictures are mine. Rights go to respective owners. Please do tell me if any of them doesn't work properly.
Sounds like you had a great time xD. I am going to Anime Expo in a few weeks, and will be my first Anime Convention, so it's great to hear you had a good time. Makes me feel better about going xD
I haven't been any anime event... Where I live there isn't much those kind of things :( Congrats for getting Wii, I got it for christmas present but I haven't used very much... I have great games for it but... maybe someday :P
@MorkkiTH Hope you get some interest to try playing it again. xD
Thanks for your comment and I hope you get to go to an anime event someday and enjoy it. ;)
Now I just wished that my country could have some anime festivals like these.........I don't know if I could cosplay though, I sometimes am not a guy to do that, unless it is from animes that I know.
@nsoliveira Doesn't Portugal have these kinds of events? :o I don't know if I'd ever cosplay either, but I do find it likely if I find a nice costume. :P
@phoenixgaiangel Well it's rare seeing these kind of events. But if I could I would love that the event would be in Lisbon.
@nsoliveira Well, I hope you get to go to one ASAP anyway. :P It's not like it's reeeeeeeeeeally common around where I live either BTW, though if I went to SP, that would be more common for sure. ^^'
wow that was great Death Note cosplay =O like Hanzoadam said, i have the internet to buy stuff like that, but i did go to that convention back during last summer, though i mainly went to buy stuff :P
@megamannt123 I don't really buy stuff via internet though (I don't even have a connection nowadays, anyway xD). ^^ Did you like going to that convention? :)
ERGHHH!!! Western cosplay XD Leave it to Japanese, Glad you had a good time, I've never geen to an anime festival before and I don't intent to, I'd only go to buy stuff which I have the internet for
@Hanzoadam :lol: They were nice though. xD And, yeah, I can see the "no reason to go" thing, I kinda think the same. xD
Wow nice that sounds like fun ;D i want to go to like anime North sometime would be fun, but i wonder who i would cosplay as maybe Misa from Death Note even though i don't really like her lol
@fablesway Thanks for your comment. ~^ Yeah, it was nice. :) Nah, you should cosplay as someone you like. ;) Go as L or Raito. xD
Haha i would so go as Light, but i would rather cosplay as a girl since i want to wear the skirt Misa wears :P but i could maybe convince one of my friends to go with me, and he can dress up as Light lol
Glad you had an awesome, most Anime events I've been too have been pretty awesome. Hopefully I'll be going to another one next month just waiting for my ticket to arrive through my post
@benleslie5 Hope you enjoy it. :) Oh, there was a guy (or maybe a girl? xD) cosplaying as Yu Narukami/Souji Seta/whatever you want to call him (P4) and it was a really nice costume, a shame his presentation was bad. xD
@Thesuperstar2k Thanks for your comment. :) It was really nice there, hope someday you get to go to an event like that one and enjoy it. :D
Some cool stuff right there, I would really like to see you wearing those :D I dunno many anime but if I were there I would prob try to find Hitman Reborn/Dragon Ball/Fullmetal Alchemist/HunterXHunter/Saint Seiya ( Knights of the Zodiac. haha! ) related stuff. :P
@GunBladeHero There was some Fullmetal Alchemist and Saint Seiya stuff. Not much of the others (even DBZ, surprisingly :o ). ^^ Thanks for your comment. :)