Tired as hell. After this I’m so gonna need a good day or two to rest.
So today marks the opening of AFA 2008 and wow, it was so crowded with people. Not to sound conceited, but thank god for the press pass. It was so packed that the lines at 1 hour before the opening was nearly stretching the entire floor outside the convention hall.
The opening ceremony started off simple without much fanfare. Today was pretty much a retail day though, since there wasn’t much on the stage apart from Kunio Okawara’s talk and the concert later. Had some Power Rangers and Tamagotchi events too, but they weren’t to my taste haha.
I also attended the industry seminar, first half only, and it was quite an enlightening one about the animation industry and the business opportunities in Asia for it. Sadly enough, they didn’t seem to take a liking to the online business model though…
Finally, the concert by Ichirou Mizuki. Sad to say, I haven’t heard a single song that he sang in the concert, but hell it was still a fun experience, as well as an eye-opening one since this is the first time I’ve heard an anison singer up close and love.
He really heated up the crowd and the diehard fans were sure having a big blast today. I’ll probably be as crazy as them tomorrow to when May’N sings. I’ll probably lose my voice tomorrow too. Haha.
P.S. Went to ate Tony Roma’s pork ribs. It costed me a bomb, but damn, they were good.
P.S. 2: I’d like to upload some pics but access is limited here. I hope to do that when I return back home.