Well, it may be a bit late posting this after the Anime Festival Asia (AFA) event ended on last Sunday. But that’s because we are busy preparing the cosplay photos ready to be included in this post. And just to refresh everyone’s mind on what AFA is, it is an animation convention event held in Singapore celebrating all things related to Japanese animation and popular culture.
This year’s AFA has been a fine one as we get to witness even more Vocaloid-related cosplays as Hatsune Miku officially appeared for the first time in Singapore for her first performance outside of Japan. So just continue reading after the break for more cosplay and event descriptions~
Also, we would like to thank forum member Frozen Fairy for kindly providing the photos which he has took for the first day of AFA, thanks so much Fairy-san! ^_^
First off, here’s some photos of Vocaloid-related cosplays from Day 1 of AFA below.
And now we move on to Miku’s performance during the “I Love Anisong” concert, it’s somewhat similar to her performance at Animelo Summer Live 2009. Basically Miku appeared in the same way as she transformed in the opening of Project DIVA, then she started with greeting Singapore before going on to sing Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru, Koisuru Voc@loid and World Is Mine. The graphics and dance moves were actually the same (taken) from the PSP game, though there was fireworks at the end of one of the songs. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention but it was actually lagging during the songs. Then it ended with Miku signing off with a “I ♥ Singapore. Miku” (Miku word in green) message, the whole thing took about 15-20 minutes. Many of us were actually hoping Miku’s part of the concert would be longer (The concert is 2 hours, after all), but sadly, it wasn’t meant to be.
And here’s more Vocaloid cosplay pictures below, taken from Day 2 of AFA 09. Enjoy!