Tokyo: Anime Japan 2017

Ottie and I woke to a frigid, dreary landscape as the skies steadily dispensed rain for the entire day. Having to weather both wet and cold was the perfect recipe for misery, but I wasn’t going to let anything stop me from visiting Anime Japan! I’d already bought tickets online via DMM.e for ¥2,016 (about SGD $14) per person weeks ago. Meanwhile our accommodations weren’t even settled for the rest of the trip – yay priorities.

Tokyo Big Sight on a rainy day.Tokyo Big Sight is a pretty iconic-looking convention centre.

It was fun exploring new anime as well as checking up on the evergreens, even though I’ve not been on the up and up in fandom for a few years now. It was a fascinating trip comparing how this anime convention differed from others I’d attended in other countries – Japan sure does love huge digital screens!

The place was so packed with booths that I didn’t believe Ottie when he pointed out that we’d yet to visit the other half of the halls across from us:

Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.

Anime Japan bus at Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Anime Japan even had their own bus.

Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Close-up pictures of the professional voice actors making an appearance at various company booths weren’t allowed, so here’s one such stage from afar.

Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Production I.G.

Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica screens at Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Very pretty screens for Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Voice-acting demo by Nihon Kogakuin Creators College.

Cute cosplayer at Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.This cutie was giving out Uchiwas.

Boku no Hero Academia at Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Boku no Hero Academia.

Boku no Hero Academia at Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.This Boku no Hero Academia line sculpture was so cool! It transitioned from All Might to Deku as one walked from the left to the right of it. There was a similar sculpture of Detective Conan where it transitioned from Conan to Ran – I posted that video onto my Instagram feed.

Detective Conan photo wall at Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Everyone was just standing around taking pictures of this Detective Conan wall, until I sent Ottie up to fill in the space. I heard someone exclaim how the wall made sense to them then.

Cardcaptor Sakura at Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Cardcaptor Sakura.

Attack on Titan at Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Getting attacked by Titan.

Attack on Titan Ichiban Kuji at Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Attack on Titan prizes on display at the Ichiban Kuji section.

Yuri on Ice Ichiban Kuji at Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.I died when I arrived at the Yuri!!! on Ice prizes.

Yuri!!! on Ice at Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.I was so tempted to get the pretty Yuri!!! on Ice folders, but Scott had to remind me of all the clutter that I do not need in my life.

Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Left: Costumes from Hirune Hime.
Right: Costumes from the live-action Gintama movie.

Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Autographed Gintama drawings.

Astroboy Atom at Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Atom: The Beginning.

Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Sword Art Online.

Robots at Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Actual moving Tachikoma robots from Ghost in the Shell.

Godzilla at Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.

Godzilla at Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.A Godzilla store to generate hype for Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters.

Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Yoru wa Mijikashi Aruke yo Otome.

Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.I suspect it’s one of those transformation-rider anime but couldn’t help but be drawn to the booth by all the gold.

Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Mahou Tsukai no Yome.

Fate Grand Order at Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Fate Grand Order VR.

Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun looks like something I’d like to watch.

Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Got some pretty risque All Out!! postcards.

Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.

Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.

Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.

OOTD for Anime Japan Expo 2017, Big Sight Tokyo.Here’s a very tired me attempting to take an outfit photo. Wearing Uniqlo Heattech top, Topshop crop top, Mango leggings, Rocket x Lunch reversible bomber jacket, Topman gorilla socks.

Remote control for heating in air-conditioning in Tokyo.Ending my post with our final act of the day, heated air-conditioning.

This post was unexpectedly difficult to put together, what with me getting distracted from all the new anime I found trying to look up the titles. I need more time to watch all the shineh!

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