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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Charaexpo 2nd press confernce.

Takaaki Kidani-san(Bushiroad's President), Aimi Terakawa(Voice Actress),Tezuka Kaname-san (NJPW's CEO), Kenjiro Ogino(Albirex Niigata's Goalkeeper.)

On the 20th of May 2015, Charaexpo had thier 2nd Press Conference 
for thier upcoming event on the 20 to 21 June 2015 at Singapore Expo. 
More Guest and Event line up added on to what has been already annouced 1st Press confernce.


Tezuka Kaname-san (NJPW's CEO)
Tezuka Kaname-san the CEO of New Japan Pro Wrestling 
was there as well to give us a insight of whats is to expected from NJPW at charaexpo. You will need to pay a small amount if you opt for the Front row seats during Charaexpo.   

 Kenjiro Ogino(Albirex Niigata's Goalkeeper.)

 Ogino was sharing about how he tried the moves of Captain Tusbasa
When he was a kid. Charaexpo will be bringing down 
the artist of Captain Tusbasa Manga, Yoichi Takahashi. 


Aimi the voice behind Suiko in Card fight Vanguard.

Experience of attending over seas event and talks about her upcoming role in a upcoming anime Bang_Dream. Be sure to Catch her at Charaexpo! 

The video and image gallery of the press con are below: Aimi shared with us her 





Sunday, May 10, 2015

SCANDAL HELLO WORLD 2015 Singapore:The Report

Photo Courtesy of: SOZO and Kennerth Lim


Returning after thier Scandal Live in Singapore 2013 concert(Want more Throwback pictures? Check out This report and this album link), SCANDAL was Back in Singapore after 2 years, this time at the colliseum at Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, RWS. Fans were reported to rush down to the venue on the very 1st MRT trian, the merchandise were selling well, reports of the Concert T-shirts were being sold out by 1700 hours.


 Photo Courtesy of: SOZO and Kennerth Lim


Fans Certianly would not be disappointed with SCANDAL Performance without a doubt. Scandal Performed 15 of thier hit songs without any interval in between.
The Concert ended with Everybody say Yeah! as thier 2nd encore song for the concert. 


Photos Courtesy of: SOZO and Kennerth Lim



The full setlist

01. love in action
02. Satisfaction
03. DOLL
04. Shunkan Sentimental
05. SCANDAL BABY
06. Kagen no Tsuki
07. Onegai Navigation
08. Hon wo Yomu
09. Kan Biru
10. Oyasumi
11. Departure
12. Taiyou to Kimi ga Egaku STORY
13. Yoake no Ryuuseigun
14. Your song
15. Image

Encore:
16. Rainy
17. EVERYBODY SAY YEAH!


Videos and Photos pulled from SCANDAL's Official Facebook page:



Why not? Singapore is a thunderstorm now.⚡️ #SCANDALWorldTour


Thursday, May 07, 2015

[Developing] Gundam Docks at Singapore


Image credit :© SOTSU・SUNRISE



Another event for Jpop culture lovers in June! Gundam Dock Singapore will be happening at the very heart of orchard road! Details below:

Bandai Namco Asia, one of the leading toy makers and arcade, mobile and home video game publishers in Japan, and Takashimaya Department Store, presents an iconic exhibition in celebration of the 35th anniversary of GUNDAM model kit and in conjunction with Singapore’s Golden Jubilee – the “Gundam Docks at Singapore”. One of the largest such exhibitions outside Japan, the approximately 4,000sqm showcase will include over 200 models of the phenomenal Gundam series – the first anime based on space war and machines that sparked off the genre of robotic anime. From 4 to 28 June, the exhibition will be held at Takashimaya Square, B2 and Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza.

Mobile Suit Gundam, a televised anime series about humanity in space colonies, is today one of Japan’s top Popular Culture Icons.




  • Choose your side in the war of robots
The experience begins as two gigantic robots loom above you at the Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. Witness the fight between Earth Federation vs Principality of Zeon as the RX-78-2 Gundam, the largest Gundam to be showcased outside Japan, come face to face with Char’s Zaku at the heart of Singapore’s Orchard Road.
The Gundam and Zaku are around 6 metres each, at a scale of 1:3, and weighs two tonnes each. Accompanied by daily light and sound shows held in the evenings, this is an activity you cannot miss as the war drama comes to life before your eyes.

Gundam Merchandise and Activities to thrill fans and J-pop lovers alike

Collectors, shoppers and anyone who wants to learn more about Gundam or bring home a piece of this extra-ordinary exhibition, can head down to Takashimaya Square, B2. There will be over 10 booths selling Gundam merchandises including exclusive editions.


  • Four Weeks of History, Excitement and Pure Legend
Said Mr. Takayoshi Oyama, Bandai Namco Singapore’s Hobby Products Dept Manager, “Gundam Docks in Singapore will be Asia’s largest Gundam exhibition and showcase. Singapore was selected to host the show as it is a strategic market for us and a gateway for South-east Asia. In partnership with one of Asia’s best shopping malls, we look forward to delivering a spectacular experience for fans, families, and friends in Singapore, as well as from the region.”
Admission for the exhibition is free, and the exhibition will open from 10am to 9.30pm daily. 


  • Meet the Legend himself – The Pioneer of Mechanic Designers


Fans. will get a chance to meet mechanic designer Kunio Okawara in person. The highly-respected pioneer is Japan’s first mechanic designer, and started his career in 1972. Since then, notable works include Mobile Suit Gundam, Yatterman, The Unchallengeable Daitarn 3, Fang of the Sun Dougram, and Brave Fighter Exkiser. 


Kunio Okawara will meet fans in Singapore on 6 June, during the official opening of the exhibition at Takashimaya. Fans will be able to hear more about his experience during a live talk show



  • GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS TRY Stage in Singapore
Yuuma Uchida (Voice Actor for Yuuma Kousaka)

Kazuki Togashi (Voice Actress for Sekai Kamiki)
Yui Makino (Voice Actress for Fumina Hoshino)
BACK-ON (Composer and performer of three theme songs for GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS and GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS TRY)


On 20 June, fans will be able to meet the voice actors and actresses (seiyuu) from the anime, GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS TEY in Singapore too. Kazuki Togashi (Voice Actress for Sekai Kamiki), Yuuma Uchida (Voice Actor for Yuuma Kousaka) and Yui Makino (Voice Actress for Fumina Hoshino) will be in Singapore to meet the fans.


Japanese rock band, BACK-ON, who composed and performed three theme songs for GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS and GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS TRY, will join fans in Singapore on 20 June as well. They will perform on stage at Takashimaya Square. This is their debut appearance in Singapore.



  • First time in Singapore – Exclusive Limited Edition Merchandise


In addition to the over 200 models of the Gundam series brought in for the exhibition, fans and collectors can check out a series of limited edition merchandise, some of which are exclusively available only in this exhibition.

With over 10 booths, the limited edition merchandise include:





Pricing of these merchandise will be announced on a later date.


  • An exhibition that will delight and awe everyone



Leading up to the exhibition, members of the public can look out for a special surprise during the weekend of 30 and 31 May. A special Gundam transporter will be out on the streets to surprise lucky fans. More details on this as well as the programme line-up for the exhibition will be shared closer to date.


For more updates and details on the exhibition, please check out www.gundamdocks.sg.



Saturday, May 02, 2015

[Developing] DBS Marina Regatta Cosplay Cup: What to expect



For a third consecutive year, fans can look forward to a colourful and vibrant display of cosplay at the DBS Marina Regatta. The DBS Marina Regatta Cosplay Cup, organised by Neo Tokyo Project, will feature celebrity cosplayers such as Dat-Baka and Tessie as well as see more than 100 cosplayers showcase their craft.



Leading up to the DBS Marina Regatta, the bank has also commissioned local illustration team DatWorks to create a short manga – “Dragonboat of Miracles”. The sports-themed manga celebrates the teamwork, passion and zeal of athletes as they paddle towards a common goal. Pages of the manga will be released www.dbsmarinaregatta.com, with the conclusion to be revealed at the regatta.



Key highlights 







  • Cosplay competition with cosplay celebrities Dat-Baka and Tessie as guest judges. More than SGD 2,000 of cash prizes to be won (6 June)
  • Conclusion to online manga “Dragonboat of Miracles”. Dat-Baka and Tessie will play the lead characters, bringing the manga to life at the DBS Marina Regatta (6 June)
  • Dat-Baka and Tessie fan meet-and-greet sessions (6-7 June)
  • Epic performances for Star Wars fans by Fightsaber, Singapore's only Lucasfilm-recognised lightsaber choreography stunt troupe (31 May, 6-7 June)
  • Kawaii dance routines and refreshing ice cream served up by popular meido performers from Pika Pika Meido Café (31 May, 6-7 June)


Singapore’s biggest water sports festival, the DBS Marina Regatta 2015 will be held in conjunction with the 28th SEA Games, and will offer new experiences such as Paddle for Good, an urban beach with pop-up cafes as well as popular events such as the food festival and cosplay performances.

Cosplayers taking part in this year’s regatta can enjoy the comfort of a fully air-conditioned rest area, complimentary beverages and take part in a survey where they stand to win up to SGD 400 to help create their dream cosplay costume.

To register and for more information on the DBS Marina Regatta Cosplay Cup, please visit www.dbsmarinaregatta.com/cosplay.php

Thursday, April 30, 2015

[Developing] Charaexpo 2015: What to expect [Latest-5 SMRT Buses to be decorated in Love Live livery]




If You have not already known for the previous Charaexpo Press Conference article and the Charaexpo After Party article  CharaExpo 2015 is an upcoming event which will be held on the 20 to 21 June 2015 at Singapore Expo hall 8 from 1000-1800 hours.

Ticketing Info

  • Early-Bird Special-S$6.00/ticket
Tickets are now available for purchase at various hobby stores, Sony Stores (313@somerset, IMM, Bugis and NEX outlet) and Peatix's ticketing system in Singapore. Click here for the list of stores where you can purchase the ticket. Buy it online at Peatix.

  • Onsite sale-S$8.00/ticket 


SMRT Buses with Love Live and Charaexpo livery ! 


SMRT MAN A22 with mockup livery 

5 Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) buses will be decorated with Love Live! School idol festival, CharaExpo 2015 and Cardfight!! Vanguard advertisements from now till July 2015.
Bus numbers 167, 171, 61, 188 and 966 will feature these ads which are promoting the Love Live! School idol festival smartphone application game, upcoming Japanese anime, manga and games event CharaExpo 2015 and the TV animation Cardfight!! Vanguard G.
The Love Live! School idol festival is a rhythm game based on the Love Live! School Idol Project franchise that features a live ranking scoreboard as well as an immersive story mode. The smartphone application is available on iTunes Store and Google Play for free.
The Love Live! School Idol Project is a Japanese animation series that follows the lives of a group of fictional school girls who form a pop idol group in order to save their school from shutting down. It is a collaboration project between Japanese animation studio Sunrise, publisher ASCII Media Works’ Dengki G’s Magazine and music label Lantis.



Guest Attendance 







Voice actors:
Tsubasa Yonaga




Izumi Kitta [Official blog | Official Twitter]

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Aimi [Official blog Official Twitter]

Image Source: My anime list





Singer:
Mashiro Ayano [Official Site | Official Twitter]

Image source:Official website





Ayaka Kitazawa
                                                                 Image source:Charaexpo website




New Japan Pro-Wresters:

Hiroshi Tannahashi
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-Shinsuke Nakamura
-KazuChika Okada
-Hirooki Goto
-Togi Makabe
-Toru Yano
-Junshin Thunder Liger
-Gedo

Cosplayer:
Kaname
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Tatsumi Inui
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Sin Izumi


Creator:
Akio Watanbe
Image Source:Myfigurecollection


Obari Masami

Image source:vanishingtrooper.wordpress.com


Fumio



Nanakamai 


Kuuchuu Yosai





Exibitors(As of 26 Feb 2015)

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-Bushiroad
-Good Smile Company
-Aniplex
-Visual Art's
-Tokyo Mx
-TV Tokyo
-TBS
-TV Ashai
-New Japan Pro-wrestling World
-Kotobukiya
-Banpresto
-Denstu
-ADK
-NAS
-Amuse Singapore
-Daisuki
-Front Wing
-NBCUniversal Entertianment Japan
-Nitroplus
-CoMix Wave Flims
-Shogakukan Asia
-AniCrush!!!
-OtakuWars
-Odex
-Avarium Academy

Featured Contents

  • Cardgame Tournaments-Bushiroad Springfest
  • Wrestling Exhibtion Matches


Featured Animation Series:


  • Vanguard
  • BuddyFight
  •  Le Eden De La Grisaia







Charaexpo After Party


Mogra lovers in singapore, i have a good news for you! AniCrush!!! is heading to Singapore! As an offical after party for Charaexpo.

It will be happening at Club-Kyo at 133 Cecil street on the 21st of June, Doors will open at 20:00 hours with an entry fee of $40.






Guest List
On the DJ & VJ list list there will be:

DJ Momochi Minami


DJ Amaya





DJ Kaxtupe


DJ GuysaaaaaN!


DJ Taahii

DJ B.S.R

VJ Kunahara

Also on the guest list we have:

Suzuki Suzume