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 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:
Very pretty screens for Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
Voice-acting demo by Nihon Kogakuin Creators College.
This cutie was giving out Uchiwas.
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.
I died when I arrived at the Yuri!!! on Ice prizes.
A Godzilla store to generate hype for Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters.
Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun looks like something I’d like to watch.
Got some pretty risque All Out!! postcards.
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!