Bima Satria Garuda on AFAID13
September 6-8, 2013
Bima Satria Garuda, the first Indonesian tokusatsu kamen rider type hero collaborating with Ishimori Production, also made appearance in AFAID13. The booth displayed some toys where we got to know that there’s gonna be Bima upgrade form (possibly final form as well) Bima God Helios Form. Also they planned to release the MPAF (Maximum Poseable Action Figure) version, they displayed the prototype on the last day but I didn’t get to take picture of it. Also the already leaked information about Azazel, another “rider” already got its mask and figure toy. On the third day, the displayed the real TV props! But more surprising was the chief producer/designer of the toys, Izumi Katsuhiro-san showed up!!
September 8, 2013 (Main Stage)
Bima made appearance on the main stage on the third day. They brought Reino Barack the Executive Producer, I forgot who was the other one I’m sorry someone help me orz. For the actors, 3 came; Christian Loho (Ray Bramasakti), Rayhan Febrian (Randy Iskandar) and Adhitya Alkatiri (Mikhail). Stella Cornelia (Rena Iskandar) the heroine
though I don’t like this heroine type who is rather annoying than being useful didn’t come because, as the member of JKT48, she had a weakly performance on JKT48 theater. Mikhail is forever my favorite, thank my guess was right only these three ikemen came /////
It was the rule that we are not allowed to take any pictures inside main stage/concert stage, but special for Bima we could take some pictures! I secretly took picture when all of them were still complete. But then the permission to take pictures was told when Christian already henshin’d to be Bima. IT. WAS. SO. AWESOME. THE. REAL. BIMA. COSTUME. IS. DAMN. SMEXY. I’m also proud of these guys that they don’t need suit actor/stuntman. They really fight by themselves!
A bit information about Azazel. Reino-san said that the idea of Azazel character is like Shadow Moon’s Kamen Rider Black. The concept of the story itself isn’t that different with Kamen Rider Black, which I already realized since the very beginning ///// How Ray is an orphan, his family was killed by the evil organization Vudo, then he’s taken into the family of his father’s friend. Too much similarity aaaaaaaaaaaa!! Kamen Rider Black is the well known legendary rider, as well in Indonesia. In Indonesian dub, the name is “Ksatria Baja Hitam”. Black is the closest rider in Indonesian tokusatsu fans, that’s why Bima is similar with it.
Back to Azazel, he’s introduced to be the new character. We got to see Azazel’s version of Helios, Toranus. Other than that we don’t get any information. Despite that Reino-san already confirmed that GACKT-sama is gonna appear in some episodes, he didn’t mention about it. I’m pretty much hoping GACKT-sama will be Azazel sdkfjldskfjldskfjsl #fangirldream but I don’t mind if it ends up that Mikhail turns out to be Azazel. I love him already and it would be really HURT if Ray’s only fighting ally turned on him (*____* )
By the way, my ideas/suggestions were included in the meeting discussing the scenario of this episode.
Like the part with handing over the emblem/badge (on the episode) was my idea.
Dammit Isayama, you really enjoy destroying my kokoro eh?
AFAID13 Day 3: Meet & Greet
September 8, 2013
This time it started at 2 pm until 3 pm. The visitors got to meet and get signs from the guest cosplayers. With same condition to get those: purchase AFA goods. My imouto got them all! ( >w<) While I felt lucky enough to get close spot to take pictures of these two~ I wish Angie was right beside Kaname-sama so I could take more pictures of her :( There’s Rastlin from Sinagapore who cosplayed as Jean but I don’t know about the cosplayer yet! D:
Bonus: “Please smile, Levi heichou!” edited by me and I tweeted this to both Kaname-sama and Reika-san! The reply from Reika-san was that she tweeted it was funny/interesting, while Kaname-sama just realized his own face is dangerous www his Eren was too cheery than the real noisy annoying Eren. Gosh he’s so cute and more handsome than the real Eren www Nothing to say about Reika-san’s Heichou. She’s perfect.
Reika-san also faved my tweet and I just knew last night that she reposted my edit in her facebook XDDD
AFAID13 Day 2: Photoshoot with Guest Cosplayers
September 7, 2013
Second day was the most crowded because the guest cosplayers made appearance and the main stage shows started from that day, also it was the last day of I♥Anisong concert. It was hard to move around orz
Started from 11 am to 2 pm, AFAID visitors were given chance to take a photo with each of the guest cosplayers. But of course not for free and not everyone could get it. Visitors must purchase goods from AFA shop with minimum price IDR 50k. The receipt must be shown to the staffs in order to get to take photo alone with certain guest cosplayer. For those visitors who didn’t buy any AFA goods still got chance to take photo but it has to be done in a group of 5 (that could be strangers to each other) with the guest cosplayer.
The cosplayers are KANAME☆, Reika, Angie and Ying Tze. Clive also showed up but didn’t attend for this session. I saw Richie (Richfield) but he wasn’t cosplaying. At the same time, the main stage had I♥Anisong artists appearance. But I chose to catch some awesome cosplayers XD Oh yeah, later on around 5 pm there was meet & greet session with the guest cosplayers and judges. But since it was in my working shift, I couldn’t see them :( KANAME☆ finally got to cosplay Kamen Rider Kabuto, at the same time he made a good Tendou Souji as well /////
I♥Anisong concert: fripSide, Babymetal and Kalafina. Since today was super crowded, we worked until exactly 9 pm (first day our shift was over at 8 pm) that we could only get to watch Kalafina, the last artist. Not a big problem to me because Kalafina is the one I wanted to see the most! I don’t know fripSide and Babymetal. This time we were told to watch from the VIP spot ( *___*) When we entered the concert stage, Fate/Zero’s The Beginning started with some Fate/Zero scenes being played on the main screen. I cried. It was one of the greatest moments I’ve ever experienced from AFA. Last year was Bless4 ( ;////;)
AFAID13 Day 1: Exhibition Area
September 6, 2013 @ Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta
For AFAID this year, I managed to be the volunteer staff. I worked on AFA Shop, selling AFA merchandises also some of the guests merchandises. My working shift was in the afternoon at 3pm-9pm. But I always came earlier to check on everything until my working shift! (^o^) I didn’t take pictures for every booth since I was enjoying around the place before it gets crowded. I even forgot to take picture of the AFA shop booth XP This is supposed to be a report but I’m gonna make it short and make some posts.
1st floor: all the commercial booths are here. FYI AFA Shop booth was back-to-back, connected with Shingeki no Kyojin booth. Lucky me I bought SnK goods on the first day because on the second day all stuffs were sold out except Colossal Titan masks and towels, the most expensive ones!
Basement: this is where the foods are, from AFA Cafe Maid & Butler and some food stalls. The Creators Hub where artists and fanartists selling their works were also here. Also photoshoot and meet & greet sessions with guest cosplayers and cosplay competition judges were held here.
I♥Anisong concert: Aoi Eir, Hirano Aya and May’n. One of the things I felt grateful for being volunteer staff, we get to watch the concert for free! The girls are really cute, they all tried to talk in Indonesian! Especially Aoi-san. She tried to talk in Indonesian the most though a bit failed (///w///)♥ Aya sang a lot of Haruhi songs, made me felt nostalgic but sadly I don’t know all of the songs orz even Aoi-san’s songs that I knew she sang were only Fate/Zero’s Memoria and SAO’s Innocence. Aoi-san also sang one of his new single from her first album “BLAU”. May’n sang Accel World’s song that Idk what’s the title gomen since I like her more singing for Kamen Rider Fourze theme songs.
AFAID13: Press Conference
September 5, 2013 @ Plaza Senayan, Jakarta.
Just some greeting from the AFA director and partners. Introducing about AFA, the guests and AFA cafe.
MC: Danny Choo and Stella Lee
Guest cosplayer: KANAME☆, Richfield, Angie and Ying Tze
I♥Anisong artist: May’n, Aoi Eir and Hirano Aya. The girls tried to talk in Indonesian. So cute! ////
AFA Cafe: Moe Moe Kyun and Atelier Royale Butler
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