Hi, people! So, this post is about my first time at an anime festival. It was this weekend, the event was called "Animefestival BH Party 2012". :)
A friend of mine told me of the event and I decided to go with him and his friend. It was my first time on one, so I didn't know what to expect out of it. There's only one thing I can say about it now: "It was epic".~ :3
First of all, my friends collect mangas so we went to the manga stand soon after getting to the place. There they got loooooooooooooooooooooooooooots of them and I decided to get some for me as well. Since I don't really have much money and all that, I only got:
Fairy Tail volume 1
Kimi ni Todoke volume 1
Chrno Crusade volume 1
I really like what I got though. :P Even though I've already read FT a looooooooooooooong time ago, it was still epic to read the Brazilian version (even more because of some extra references it had [which the scanlated one doesn't])
There was also a gaming stand with mostly fighting games (Marvel vs Capcom 3, Street Fighter IV, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mortal Kombat), but I didn't even play anything. xD
There were some "mini-stores" besides the manga one too. In those stores, there were DVDs/Blu-rays, keychains, necklaces, "teddy kumas" (:P), hats and other things like that.
From those I didn't resist buying:
Gray's necklace (not exactly like the pic's [one day I'll post a picture of me using it])
Happy "hattish thing" (not really like that, mine is cuter IMO. :3 I'll post a photo of me using it someday)
Both from Fairy Tail. ^^
There were also special thematic rooms (like the Pokemon room and the Yu-Gi-Oh! one for people to play the TCGs [and the DS Pokemon games]) and an RPG stand (though I don't understand anything about those things xD).
Some of the best moments in the festival were the cosplay contest and the band show though. ^^ There were some really interesting cosplays (and some really impressive "theatric presentations" by those people [like the Soul Calibur one which had a nice "wrestling-like" touch to it]) and the band did some really nice songs (Digimon 1's opening, a song from Bleach and some others, though the moment the crowd went wild was when the band did "Pegasus Fantasy" [Saint Seiya]). ^^
Now, on a more gaming-related note, I'm now playing Okami (PS2), Final Fantasy X (PS2), Final Fantasy XII (PS2), Dragon Quest IX (DS), etc....
Oh, talking about games, my mom said she'll give me a Wii on my birthday this year. :D I'm really Happy (aye) for it, since it's what I've been wishing for. :) I'll finally be able to play Kirby and more Kirby and ,uh, what does the Wii have? :? J/k xD I already have my list of must-have games including Kirby (of course), but that's not the only one, Tales of Symphonia (which will probably be hard to get ¬¬ ), Fragile, Xenoblade Chronicles, Zelda: Skyward Sword, Mario Galaxy, etc... are also on the list. Also, I plan on getting a Wii with some accessories on it that will let me play GC games (since Tales of Symphonia is my biggest reason to want a Wii). :)
It's interesting how despite how much I've talked about it before, she has never really had that much interest on it. It took a fellow teacher who owns one to make her wish one. :P At least she had a good point when said it was because her friend did own the thing, so she knew it better than I did (ouch! >_>' ).
And, uh, that's it.~ ^^
(*) Phoenix (*) ~ "Although we may defeat our enemies, the Mages of Fairy Tail would never take their lives!" (Juvia Lockser)
P.S.: None of the pictures are mine. Rights go to respective owners. Please do tell me if any of them doesn't work properly.