YOUR VOTE MATTERS (Click ‘Read the rest of this entry’)
Well, just as Shana has to eat Melonpan, School has to start. However, like any dark cloud, there is always a sliver lining. This year will be my final year of Junior College or perhaps High School as commonly known elsewhere in the world.
First, what’s the relevance of the Haruhi pic? Well, I finally finished setting up the Figma display in my New Shelves. Here’s another pic!
Hope you guys find it alright. (^.^;)
Now, back to the main topic.
There will be a extremely long holiday after my national exams. What this means is that, after the big national exam this year end, I’ll have my sights set on setting off on my pilgrimage to Japan! The only question is, which event should I go to:
The two events, though both held at the shrine of Otakudom, Tokyo Big Sight (pictured above), is very different. Wonderfest is mainly about Figures. Both amateurs and huge companies display their latest products in Completed Models and Figures of Mecha and Anime Girls.
You might or might not have heard about the recent escalator malfunction accident at Wonderfest, causing the Winter event for this year to be canceled. Hopefully, next year’s event won’t be affected. If you have any news regarding the future of Wonderfest, do comment and let me know.
Comiket however, is mainly about, well, comics. Doujinshi to be more precise. Thousands of Doujin fans flock to Big Site on these three magical days at the end of the year to buy Doujin. What’s the attraction of Doujin? Although Doujin is a term for Fan-Created stuff, the main draw of Comiket is the sale of Ero Doujin (well, and the Cosplay). Of course, there wil be other fan made items like Keychains, Games (Magical Battle Arena for example), Posters and Pencil Boards. Figure companies will be there to display their upcoming products, but in a considerably smaller amount than at Wonderfest.
My horrible explanation of what the two events are don’t do it justice at all. If you are curious as to what they exactly are, do search around as there are tons of posts about Comiket. This excellent introduction to Comiket is from the official English Comiket site. If you are too lazy, why not sit back and experience Comiket through the following Anime?
Episode 3 and many others.
NOGIZAKA HARUKA NO HIMITSU
Note that Haruka has a very similar reaction to Kagami. Are all girls like this? Oh, wait… Konata. (=.=)
These Anime adaptations of Comic Market do give (I think) a rather accurate representation of what the event is like.
The advantage of going to Comiket is that I will be able to stay for the new year and visit the one and only Washinomiya Shrine. For those of you who don’t know, the Shrine is where the Hiiragi Twins work at in the Series Lucky Star. This year, they had an awesome new-year event. I really hope they will be able to hold a similar event next year which I would gladly attend.
Do pick your recommendation as I would gladly document my visit and either Blog about it or make another ART (Actar’s Road Trips) video. But no matter which event I go to, I’ll definitely be getting 10 of every Limited Edition item they will offer. A famous favourite from a previous Wonderfest that was limited to 5000:
Now, for some updates.
As school will be starting, I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to update this blog since my updates during the holidays are already so irregular. If you’d like to find me, I can always be found on my YouTube Channel. The comments box is for everyone. I constantly check there everyday and will reply to any questions or feedback as most regular visitors to my channel would know. Danny Choo.com is my next favourite hangout.
I’ve bought a number of new things, though I won’t be doing a new loot post yet as I’m still waiting for stuff to arrive in the mail.
Chinese New Year is approaching with lightning speed. Hope to post about that when the time comes for the reunion dinner with my folks. Can’t wait!