For the first time, Anime Festival Asia (which started in Singapore) was held here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Similar to the Singapore edition, this event has many distinguished guests of honor with a 2-day concert thrown in.
Visitors were thrilled by the variety of anime merchandise on sale, as well as popular butler and maid café sections with delicious food served by dashing butlers and cute maids.
As a regular con-goer, I am glad to see an event that is well organized. Although there are space constraints, the cosplayers gamely came to pose for the many camera folks. The highlight for the cosplayers came from special celebrity cosplayers from Japan and Korea, Kaname and the Spiral Cats Team girls Tasha and Miyuko.
Having worked with Kaname last year for a photoshoot, I was happy that he remembered me and we exchanged pleasantries before proceeding to the interview session with him along with other members of the media. Adding to that the fact that I got to meet with my friends from neighboring countries, it was a fulfilling weekend for me.
The event will definitely get bigger in the near future, so if you are ever near us, drop by!