Japan 2017: Anime Japan

We 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 hadn’t even been settled for the rest of the trip – yay priorities.

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 itself some huge digital screens!

Tokyo Big Sight is a pretty iconic-looking convention centre.
The place was so packed with booths that I didn’t believe Scott when he pointed out that we’d yet to visit the other half of the halls across from us.
Anime Japan even had their own bus.
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.
Production I.G.
Very pretty screens for Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
Voice-acting demo by Nihon Kogakuin Creators College.
This cutie was giving out Uchiwas.
Boku no Hero Academia.
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.
Everyone was just standing around taking pictures of this Detective Conan wall, until I sent Scott up to fill in the space. I heard someone exclaim how the wall made sense to them then.
Cardcaptor Sakura.
Getting Attacked by Titan. Photo assist: Scott.
Attack on Titan prizes on display at the Ichiban Kuji section.
I died when I arrived at the Yuri!!! on Ice prizes.
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.
Left: Costumes from Hirune Hime.
Right: Costumes from the live-action Gintama movie.
Autographed Gintama drawings.
Atom: The Beginning.
Sword Art Online.
Actual moving Tachikoma robots from Ghost in the Shell.
A Godzilla store to generate hype for Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters.
Yoru wa Mijikashi Aruke yo Otome. The art style’s up my alley, so I plan to watch it.
I suspect it’s one of those transformation-rider anime but couldn’t help but be drawn to the booth by all the gold.
Mahou Tsukai no Yome.
Fate Grand Order VR.
Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun looks like something I’d like to watch.
Got some pretty risque All Out!! postcards.
Photo assist: Scott.
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. Photo assist: Scott.
Ending my post with our final act of the day, heated air-conditioning.