All-in-one Festival of the Ages!

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If you're a fan of anime, manga, J-music and just anything Japan pop culture related in general, then I hope you didn't miss the Anime Festival Asia 2012 from the 9th - 11th November 2012!

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FLOOR PLANS!

Occuring at the Singapore EXPO for the first time, it was non-stop activity over the course of 3 intense, yet fun-filled days!

There were concerts galore every evening, with T.M. Revolution heading the charge on the first day, with other hot acts such as m.o.v.e, fripside, Sphere, May'n, and many many more in the following 2 days. WHEW!

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OFFICIAL BOOTHS!

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HOT NEW ANIME TITLES COMING SOON!

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SMOKING HOT SWORD ART ONLINE MERCHANDISE!

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ALL SNAPPED UP… : (

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Booths were aplenty as well, with the usual big name stores present and accounted for with the latest merchandise at the greatest prices. Bandai's Tamashii Nations, Good Smile Company and others were there to give fans a sneak preview at upcoming products, and even music record companies such as Amuse graced the event for the first time!

But of course, it can't be an AFA without the cosplay!

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AN EXAMPLE OF A "WALL OF PHOTOGS"

The Regional Cosplay Championships were held at the event too, which had 5 countries duke it out for the top spot! Competition was tight, and all groups displayed an amazing level of stage presence, craftsmanship, and passion.

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THE COMPETITION'S ABOUT TO START!

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VICTORIOUS! TEAM SINGAPOREÂ’S SECTION 8, LED BY RAISTLIN & AYA! (DonÂ’'t mind the Ninja!)

In the end, it was Section 8, representing Singapore that won out with their skit of Tiger & Bunny that featured lights, sounds from the show, a bike, and even a double Good Luck Mode finisher!!

"With all that activity, wouldn't you feel dead tired?!" is what any ordinary person would ask.

But any hardcore J-Culture fan would know what one thing: it was totally worth it!

Stay tuned for our additional post-event coverage and our interview with T.M. Revolution!!

- Q

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