Thursday, 30 August 2012

Ikebukuro e youkoso!

Good day minna-san.

Hikaru desu!

After the Animangaki event, I’m still hype up with anime, manga and games.

Hence, I decided to do this post today!

Remember last time in my Akihibara post saying that I’ll be introducing another anime/manga places for the otomes, here you go……Ikebukuro!!

I seriously love this place~~~<3 (Influence from Durarara? XD)
I didn’t come here by Tokyo Metro. I come here by JR, just that I forgot to take picture of JR station. Not that it’s important (-_-)

Ikebukuro is a little different from Akihabara where you can see anime stuff straight away once you leave the station. 
For Ikebukuro, you have to walk a distance before you can reach the otome wonderland called ‘otome road’.

So, how to reach otome road?

Once you leave the station, go to Ikebukuro East
I hope you can see that it is East. There are so many people!! I can’t even see the road pavement!!Σ(゜д゜|||)

After that, you’ll reach a street crossing. The opposite street is a street leading you to sunshine city.  Along the street, they have fashion clothing shops, arcade centers, purikura, make-up & healthcare store and food store! 

Good place to hang around (=´∇`=)

Then you’ll find you way to sunshine city. You still have to walk a few distances before reaching sunshine city (shopping center).

As we’re walking, guess what we saw....

When you reach sunshine city, you have to go up the stairs (not go into sunshine city since it’s a shopping place). We thought it was inside sunshine city and has been wondering around LOL XD. But lucky we asked at the information counter. =DD
And TADA!!! Here we are...

I’m not a pro at anime, manga and games, plus this is my first time coming to otome road. From what I think the main attraction for otome coming to otome raod is basically this Animate building!! (>ω<)

OK let’s explore what they have inside!!!!
Note: there will be a lot of “kya kya kyaaa” moment from me. So, bear with me please.  

Some kind of food

Amnesia~~<3 and Hakuouki magazine!!!!

Lala magazine

Atae Shinjiro (AAA) as the cover magazine (●´―`●). Hehehe, I just realized that I’m doing the same peace sign as the magazine cover for Aria X333

adsdfdgfdhgfhgjhghjhkkjkkjlk!!!!!! Tones of 黒子のバスケ manga!!Too bad I’m too dumb to understand Japanese (´Д⊂

Comic avarus!! Illegenes~~~ Best sci-fi manga ever!!! Don’t get fooled by its cover, it’s not a BL manga (erm...maybe some slash). But WHO CARES!, the story line is good! Genes, DNA, cloning  and more (ノ゜o)

Mangas from  Square Enix publication. Durarara and Kuroshitsuji~

OK last one.  Ao no Exorcist. I realized that AnE covers are so pretty and colorful. Katou Kazue sensei is awesome!!

Sorry people, there are no BL or H related stuff here since I think not everyone reading this blog is able to accept it. And to be honest, I did not take any BL or H related photo LOL. XDDD
Also sorry for posting only manga but not anime merchandises because the floor where anime merchandises are sold is fully packed with otakus, fujoshis, otomes, people? (whatever you name it). Plus, I myself was busy looking at the merchandise and due to limited time.
Again, I’m not sure whether we are allowed to take photo inside the building. But no one seems to care just like in Akihabara. Everyone is so into his/her own Lala Land. So, this amount of photos should be enough considering as sneak peek. =D

Oh oh another one! With Tokiya (*^-^*)

On the way back to station, this makes me go “kya kya” again.
Otomate party on the 4-5th August. I’m slow on the news but during the party, they announced that Amnesia is getting a TV animation!!! Wohoooo!! One of my favourite otome game, Ikki, Toma, Orion~~(^-^). Here’s the anime page.
Anyways, that’s it for today.
I personally prefer Ikebukuro than Akihabara because Ikebukuro has more anime characters that I know rather than Akihabara (tbh, I know nothing there except some games and MOE?!!?)
What’s your favourite anime, manga or games?

Monday, 27 August 2012

Animangaki 2012 Day 2

Good day,

Hikari desu!

It’s the second day of Animangaki.

I woke up early at 8.30 AM to get prepared but only manage to leave the house at 12PM++Don’t ask me what I did within these few hours (-_-). Blame the breakfast, it took so long.  HAHAHAHA (`д´). Nah I’m lying..

Here’s today coordination for Day 2 Animangaki. 
First time wearing Lolita dress (Dreamy Pony) and it's from Baby The Stars Shine Bright (BTSSB). Yes I know it’s not perfect, I’m still a noob. (´;ω;`)

This time I purchased ticket, so I can finally enter the hall (゜∇゜).
This is how inside looked like. People mountain people sea !!

Inside the hall, you can watch various performances and competitions. There are also lots of booths where you can get various anime goodies.

One of the contestants participating in the idol competition.  
She was singing ‘Sky Chord’ by Tsuji Shion, ending song for Bleach. I missed that song. It’s really nice and she has a good voice too =D.

Performance by a band called ‘Reborn’. They managed to hype up the audiences. (´―`)

Duet cosplay competition.
You wouldn’t believe people cosplaying Batman and Joker in Animangaki LOL..but their acting skills was quite good and funny XD

While I’m there, it’s time for some Lolita meeting  LOL

Lolita groupie photos. I’m the only one wearing OP LOL. Should have bought JSK instead of OP and sorry for the bag ( I even carry my bag the other way round!!!). Usually Lolita bags are so small that they can’t fit in everything I have. (>Д<;).   

Hikaru told me about the mistake of not taking photo when someone requested to take your photo. So this time Hikari is being smart (a little).

Anyways, MOAR picture with fans kawaii girls together with Pixie~~(*^-^*)
I swear all the girls are so petite and kyuteee. I looked like a giant standing next to them (ノД`). 
Besides, notice that in all the pictures, there’s only 1 picture where I have my bag on the correct position with ribbon facing the camera. 
I think the ribbon is too shy to face the camera. =____=

I think Sunday has more people since it’s the last day of Animangaki.

Saw lots of awesome cosplayers.

As usual Kuroko no Basket is sooo popular nowadays which is a GOOD THING (゜~゜)
Kuroko cosplayer looks so cute, like a baby XD. However, we still miss a person~~~~ (;´д`).     

With Aomine and Kuroko. Gahhhh, I even looked like a giant when standing with them. 
I just noticed that Kuroko is carrying Tetsuya no.2. Just then I was complaining wondering why there’s no one cosplaying Tetsuya no.2 since he is soooo cuteeee~~<3.

While taking a break, looking for something to drink. We spotted this cute fellow from Dooodolls. =D

Okay back to Animangaki!

I was wondering will someone be cosplaying Arcana Famiglia since the anime are currently airing and it’s quite famous among the Japanese fangirls. 
And then I spotted Luca!! Σ(゜д゜|||)Luca among others members!!! I thought it will either be Liberta or Nova since they have more screen time. 
But it’s good since I like Luca the best among all the other characters (influence from Gilbert, Pandora Heaart?).

I’m a chicken and super afraid of ghosts. But currently I’m playing a horror game called Ib.  
Yes, it makes me scream like hell everytime something scary appears. 
My family members complained that I suddenly scream in the middle of the night making them can’t go to bed X33.

Anyways, I’m so happy that someone cosplayed character from Ib (´―`

Lolita with Disney princess (=´∇`=)

More awesome cosplay by awesome cosplayers

Persona 3 and 4

Isis from Ragnarok

Angels Beat

Hatsune Miku

There are more but it will take me forever if I want to upload them all. There are lots of other characters that I don’t know about.  >___<

That’s the end for Animangaki 2012. Overall I loved it, it was fun and the cosplayers were awesome. The person there were really friendly and nice.

Just that the place where the event was held  is abit small. The hall is abit small making it hard to walk around the booths and the audiences have to stand to watch the show unlike Melbourne Manifest where you can sit. But I still like it more than Melbourne Manifest (´>ω<`)

Fufufu, bought my ticket for the coming comic fiesta which is in 22-23 Dec at KLCC.

That’s all for Hikari's first anime event report in Malaysia.

See you next time! 

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Animangaki 2012 Day 1

Konbanwa minna,

Hikaru desu!

First time attending anime event in Malaysia, also my first time attending Animangaki.  The event was held in Sunway Convention Center.

Was planning to go on Sunday but after a few hours of hesitation, I decided to go and look how’s Malaysia anime event looks like. Yeahhh for the decision!! (=´∇`=)

Here’s today coordination before going.

Arrived really late around 4pm++ (due to few hours of hesitation XDDD). Therefore, Hikaru is being cheapskate and does not plan to buy any entrance ticket. 彡`∀´)

Here are some photos during Animangaki 2012 Day 1

Tonnes of cosplayers. 2300++ tickets were sold out on the first day!!!!!

Today’s cosplayer that receive most of the attention. 
Here comes chibi Miku!! Kawaii desu ne <3

Spotted a group of cosplayers that make me asdsfdgfhgjhkjhkkjl (゜△゜;)

Hikaru present you!!!!

黒子のバスケ!!(Kuroko no Basket)

Fans of Kuroko no Basket, can you spot anything lack/extra from this picture?

MOAR 黒バス!!!Depressed version ((((゜д゜;)))) 

Later on, I spotted Kagami wondering around LOL!! 火視はかっこいでしょう?

Yesss!! After coming back from Japan, I’m addicted to Gacha~~ (´з`)y-
With Pixie <3

Together with 2 leng lui’s (*^-^*).  Which bunny ears hurt the most? Left? Right? (゜~゜)

There are more photos but it’s in someone else camera LOL. How stupid am I when someone requested to take photo, I should have taken it with my own camera as well. Hmmppfff (;´д`)
Hopefully will not repeat the same mistake tomorrow.

Last but not least, with the most legend character, ULTRAMAN!!!! I dunno what I’m posing, perhaps POWER RANGER? XDDD

That’s it for today’s Hikaru report on Animangaki.

Hikari will be attending tomorrow’s Animangaki!

Till then…


Monday, 20 August 2012

Asakusa – Sensoji Temple


Hikaru desu.        

A famous temple in Asakusa. Just 2 stations away from SkyTree.

Before reaching the temple, there are lots of stores along the way, selling food and souvenirs. Look at all the people. People mountain people sea!! ∑(゜△゜;)

Some yummy looking dango. 

Rice crackers

Japanese souvenirs.

Since this place is a tourist spot, most of the item sold here are quite expensive LOL

We are finally here at the temple!!

Hand washing and mouth rinsing to purify yourselves before entering the temple.

Fortune telling. Don’t ask me what fortune I got because mine is confusing. XDD. Pixie got the best fortune =D

You can also buy various type of omamori (lucky charm) (eg, career, study, love, health)

Right after we're out from the temple. We saw 2 big doggie. I'm guessing is Akita inu, no?
Owner-san is kind and asked me to take photo with them since they won't bite =))

Me squatting and dog sitting = dog taller than me LOL (;゜ロ゜)

After temple visiting, it’s time for some yummy snacks.

Dango for 120.

Soda popsicles for 100.

That’s it for today!

Bye bye