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  • C3 AFA Jakarta 2017 Day Three: Japanese Pop Culture Blossoms

    It’s the third and final day for C3 AFA Jakarta 2017, and the euphoria hasn’t died down as Japanese pop culture blossoms in Jakarta! There were even more kinds of people at the con on its very last day. Instead of the usual crowd of students and young professionals, there were entire families showing up for the final day of the con! Parents shared in the fun as their kids cosplayed, entered art competitions, and joined various activities on the con floor.

    The Cosplay All-star Network special guests Clarissa Punipun, DD Tenka, MG, Naru, and Ying Tze posed for selfies, signed prints, and had a lot of fun with their fans at the CAN booth and at AFA Shop. They also helped judge the Cosplay Singles Showcase over at the Canon Akiba Stage, where the best cosplayers of the day stood to win cash prizes of up to IDR 5,000,000 — that’s a lot of zeroes 🙂


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    A big part of the afternoon was spent in queues as some lucky fans won the balloting for the artiste Meet & Greet events! These fortunate few got to meet and personally receive an autographed poster from Luna Haruna, kradness, Shiena Nishizawa, and KISIDA KYODAN & THE AKEBOSI ROCKETS! While these meeting are short and sweet, the memories of meeting your favorite anisong artistes stay with you forever!

    Fans of utaite or cover artistes from Japanese streaming site nico nico were also treated to a special mini live by CLEANERO, Eve, and Takaaki Natsushiro, who sang a medley of memorable tunes from their own compositions, as well as covers of songs from RADWIMPS and many others! As if that wasn’t enough jumping around for he excited fans, they were also treated to an all-new way to exercise while having fun by the ladies from Anisong Fitness.

    Last but not least, was the final night of the I Love Anisong concert! Fans were treated to another stellar line-up and a fantastic set-list! We heard Luna Haruna’s Stella Breeze, kradness’ You and me, Shiena Nishizawa’s Kikan, KISIDA KYODAN & THE AKEBOSI ROCKETS’ Gate (Sore wa Akatsuki no You ni)! Yes, we admit that two nights are nowhere near enough, but we tell ourselves that we can always look forward to the next ILA at C3 AFA Singapore 2017!

    That’s if form us at WOW Japan and C3 AFA Jakarta! See you all again very soon for the rest of the C3 AFA 2017 events!


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