Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2013 ReportSeptember 27, 2013
Finally, it's over~~~!!!
One of the most hectic week in my whole life!
But I enjoyed it to the max! And seems AFA staffs were also pleased so all is good!!
So let's start this long post!!
Prepare a nice hot tea and snacks to read my journey ^^
Prepare a nice hot tea and snacks to read my journey ^^
AFA ID 2013 is the biggest anime event and anisong concert in South East Asia and this year is their second year in Jakarta. Marking Indonesia as their first visit, they booked Jakarta Convention Center [JCC] to have Akiba Town, Moe Moe Kyun Cafe, Atelier Royale cafe, Booths, Stage Appearance, as well as Anisong Concert
DAY 1 - Friday 6th September 2013
I had to arrive very early and I came in rush with all my shoes and belongings. Johnny, the stage manager quickly approached me and gave me pass so I could come at met Danny first time. I was very nervous because he's so popular to the point he had his official line account. But to be honest I didn't know about him before AFA lol
I apologize Danny lol
I only know Hyde *slapped*
Okay moving on...
So Danny and I had to do MC Rehearsal on friday, as saturday and sunday we had stage appearance. We were checking mic and such and I was amazed of how big the venue was. This was my first time MC-ing so I was very tensed and serious haha. Can see from my face
But Danny was very kind and helpful so I relaxed a bit
At night I had 5 minutes appearance to open the Anisong Stage hahaha!!
I waited for like 7 hours before my 5 minutes appearance. At first I wanted to join Richfield and Kaname to visit Droids Cafe during my break, but after discussing that it's Friday, and I had to come back around 6, it was kinda impossible
So to keep being professional, I stayed on the venue and wandering around on my own!
Sometimes came back to the concert stage to watch the rehearsal performance of the singers too
Danny was nowhere to be seen as he's very busy with his booth or running to meet people everywhere haha
Nothing much to talk about on the first day because there weren't many activities for me on that day, so let's move on to the next day~!
DAY 2 - Saturday 7th September 2013
I was ready at the venue since 9.30 a.m because the event was started at 10 a.m
Better earlier than late!
During this day, I tried a little cosplay by wearing Seifuku. Because on the second day, we had ARCC Single Cosplay! I wanted to match the event although I am not a cosplayer
But turned out it was quite fun and I would like to try something different next time ^.^
During this day we had special appearance of all the 6 Anisong Artists to share about their experience in Jakarta and their feeling toward AFA ID 13!
There's also 2 Haruhi Cosplayers on the stage where they got presents from Aya Hirano-san herself
She's amazingly beautiful and her face is soooo sooooo smalllll!! And her body is so skinny too omg to pretty to be true!
And this Danny forced me to Dance Gangnam Style on stage for icebreaker, omg Danny...
I was wearing a skirt you know T____T
And I can't dance.. I can't.. Really.. And had to dance in front of thousands of people *shoots myself after this* lol
And so ARCC Singles, the cosplayers were picked by the judges and we had 30 awesome cosplayers. One of them is Eren in Titan version and he was naked
Danny approached him and cover his bulky part, and I did the same
And from doing that, I got scandal in Jawa Post AHAHAHAHA
The words picked by the journalist was quite weird hahaha
I became friend with the Eren cosplayer on facebook and we laughed a lot from this article LOL
So this article uses 'menggoda' word, which can be translated into flirting, but also teasing in Indonesia language..
So it can be translated that Stella Lee, Host of AFA, flirted with Eren Jaeger Cosplayer which sounds very veryyyyyyy wrongggggggg LOL
I was covering his private part omg haha
But if it's translated in another way it says Stella Lee, Host of Afa, teased Eren Jaeger Cosplayer which sounds a little nicer hmmm
Funniest media appearance of the year lol
Anyway congrats to the ARCC Singles Competition Winner!!!
Looks so good!!
DAY 3 - Sunday 8th September 2013
On the final day I decided to wear Yukata instead to make the event more like Japan. After all Matsuri feeling was still quite near with the event as it happened in Early September
My Yukata is borrowed from my friend's Rental Shop, Amanogawa Yukata Rental
Including all the accessories and hair stuffs
We had special stage performance from Bima Satria Garuda, the first Indonesia Tokusatsu
As for myself I did watch the first few episodes of Bima Satria Garuda and I do support this series because the mission is to teach young generations about justice and love, and also they're using formal language to make future generation start speaking in a good manner
Thank you so much Bima Satria Garuda for coming!
After that, we met the legend of my childhood, T.M.Revolution came!!!
He came for 45 minutes talkshow!
I knew him from Rurouni Kenshin, his phenomenal song, Heart of Sword..And in fact I've watched his performance last April in Japan for Harajuku Kawaii Matsuri where I walked as a model thanks to NHK Kawaii International
But back then I wasn't able to meet him and wasn't really a fan so ... lol
I just became a new fan after listened to his songs before AFA [Which was done bcos of my host responsibility lol] and seriously, he's like, freaking good o.o
Why I never listened to his songs before O_O
stupid me~! ><
and he's the kindest and most down to earth artist I've ever met. Not that the other artists are not good. No. But he's like an angel, even totally different level than most of human LOL
I hope he wont be reading it lol
I am so weak against nice people T____T
I am so grateful to meet him and be inspired. Not only he has great voice and talent but also super good attitude
Anyway my japanese model friend Kondo Natsuko-san, is also his friend, so we talked about her too :D
And she also told me that Nishikawa-san is super nice XD
I wanna grow to be an adult like him *_*
So for the session it's what he had been and eaten in Jakarta. Also I was super nervous on this session so I think I mistranslated a little words and also my Indonesia grammar turned out weird T___T I apologize..
Then Danny and Nishikawa-san were talking about Gundam. And I was supposed to translate those parts in Indonesia but I HAD NO IDEA what they're talking about O_O;
they're talking about Gundam and the types and such, and Danny was very enthusiast about it. I was like, what??
Danny translated it in english for me and I just giggled stupidly
He asked, "do you understand what I was talking about?"
I shook head and said no ^^;;
Even if they're talking in Indonesia, I wouldn't understandddddd LOL
omg I'm sorrryyyyyy LOL Cos I am not really a translator la LOL
It's just like when a regular Guy had to translate make up lesson and technique in english words to indonesia, maybe..? LOL
I just can't... hahahaha
Then Nishikawa-san suddenly asked me in English "Do you watch Gundam?"
And I replied in english rapidly, hoping that Danny would translate it to Nishikawa-san,
"No I didn't really watch it, I only listened to some of the songs, and I know Nishikawa-san had many Gundam Songs and I really like INVOKE. But I used to watch Rurouni Kenshin and I also knew Nishikawa-san from it, Heart of Sword"
And omg he suddenly smiled, "Ah~ Heart of Sword!"
Which were cheered by the viewers as I believe almost everyone in this country watched Rurouni Kenshin and did know about that song!
Then he started singin on stage O_O
T___T So nice guy!
Then he's also giving 10 posters signed by him to lucky winners!
Danny looked so handsome holding the poster mwahahahha XD *gets slapped*
Besides 10 winners, he also gave sign session to 100 first people who came to sign booth! So nice! ^.^
Wish that T.M.R will be coming again for AFA Indonesia next year!!
Thank you so much!
Then for ARCC Cosplay Group. There were 20 groups from all over Indonesia competed, and the winner would be going to AFA Singapore to fight against the other cosplayers for the final ARCC Cosplay ^.^
We have so many cosplay judges this time!
Pinky from Indonesia, Raistlin from SG, Angie from Malaysia, Ying Tze from Malaysia, Clive from SG, Reika from Japan, Richfield from Indonesia, and Kaname from Japan!
The level of the cosplay is so high and I was amazed every time the cosplayers performed. Their efforts and hard working are seen through their beautiful and very-detailed cosplays. And I couldn't believe that most of them made it by themselves O_O
If I did it on my own then I would have so many bandages from the needles LOL
Some of the judges were giving comments about their view towards the cosplayers =
The kind Richfield~
The cool Kaname-san~
The handsome Reika-san~
we did so many fun things on the stage, and during this stage I felt I was not nervous as the first time, maybe because I had done it for days, and I felt close already with Danny [dunno if Danny felt the same LOL] and also I've become friends with the cosplayers too so it's so fun to be on the stage with your friends \(^____^)/
Like this Heichou kicked down Kaname-san on the stage hahaha
And yaoi . . . ? on stage . . .
I dont get it.. I really don't...
The winner of ARCC Cosplay Competition is D'Bronz!
Their performance was very entertaining and I watched every single performer on the sideside with Danny and tbh I felt that everyone was goodddd T____T
I wouldn't be able to do it!! Sugoi!
So that's the end of AFA ID 13
I was truly honored to be a part of this amazing event and I wish to be involved more in this kind of project. Not only I have made a lot of new friends, but also gain new experiences, warm memories, and learned so many new things!
I am so happy that I have chance to know so many amazing people in this event!
I am grateful, I really do ^___^