Two days earlier I had the privilege of covering Anime Festival Asia Malaysia (AFA MY) press conference at the Federal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (report here). Before that, everything about AFA MY was kept hushed. Indeed, we were in the dark on who is coming, altho Abe, one of the event partner had dropped a hint or two at us. It was kept under wrap so much that even some bloggers have no idea of the press conference until a day before. In all honesty, after that AFKL issue in which an individual claimed he will be organising the largest anime related event in Malaysia, people in the ACG community was waiting for AFA MY to see what a REAL organiser can do. And also wether or not this will be a standalone event capable of having it’s own attraction or just an AFA Singapore copy. So how did they [...]
Finally after months of emailing coupled with back and forth translations, we managed to track down Tasha from Spiral Cats to answer some questions regarding their cosplay group. Why Spiral Cats again? Well honestly they’re just plain astonishing. Organised, great costumes, awesome photography (thanks to SinMe which we interviewed earlier) and more importantly they are gorgeous looking girls, so what’s not to like about them? It’s an honour for us that Tasha agreed to this interview. Therefore without further ado, here’s the entire interview session!
Symantec, the parent company of Norton that is famous for it’s line of computer protection (anti virus) has always came out with quirky ads in Japan like this and this and it’s not surprising to see them doing the same thing this year, featuring a line of USB charms (omamori) that would “protect” your Personal Computer from virus. Video after the jump
While last weekend, the news was mostly on either RAGE or AFKL (or if you are a hipster, Nottingham’s Bunkasai), I was invited to another event, a Draw Night / TDC Tweetup organised by Malaysia Games and Comic Convention (MGCCon). I nearly didn’t go. The fact that I had spent a boring 2 hours at AFKL earlier in the day and then drove to Melaka for RAGE and stuck in a massive jam due to three accidents meant that I was really tired. But somehow I felt that I just needed to go, especially since the MGCCon PR team was very friendly and I don’t feel like turning them down. And I am quite curious about the event as well thus I thought it was a good time to ask directly about some stuffs that I wanted to know of the convention
Popular singing duo ClariS, known for their perfect harmony is set to break up after it was revealed that both will pursue solo careers. The duo, who are made up of Clara and Arisu rised to fame after their songs were uploaded to popular Japanese video sharing site Nico Nico Douga. More after the jump
Popular circle Type-Moon, famous for their visual novels like Lunar Legend Tsukihime and Fate/Stay Night will be making an appearance during the Malaysian leg of Anime Festival Asia later this year
Odex Pte. Ltd, the company that licensed anime series for the SouthEast Asian market announced at Anime Fiesta in Kuala Lumpur today that they will also extend their ban on downloaded animes to Malaysia as well, with other countries such as Indonesia and Thailand also affected