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[AFA11] Press Event

I Love Anime Concert - All stars photo

This is my third time visiting the Anime Festival Asia (AFA 11 for this year) in Singapore’s Suntec Center. I was one of those fortunate enough to attend the first one a few years back, and it is amazing how rapid the scale of this event have grown in just a short period. (Warning!  Photo-heavy article coming up!) Continue reading


November 11, 2011 Posted by | Animation, Comic and Game | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Anime Festival Asia 2010 in Singapore

Main Stage of AFAX

Well, as I promised before, here’s a little look into the main event of my 3 day visit to Singapore – Anime Festival Asia 2010 (also known as AFAX). Continue reading

December 2, 2010 Posted by | Animation, Comic and Game | , , , | Leave a comment

Comic Galore at TWTC Hall 2

Entrance of TWTC Hall 2

Entrance of TWTC Hall 2

Once again, here’s another exhibition that proves my theory about exhibitions in Taiwan – they’re simply night markets with the hawkers shouting inside the building rather than in the open air.

For those who’s not familiar with the Japanese ACG playing field in Taiwan (ACG standing for Animation, Comic, and Game), here’s a quick overview: For the local Otaku, the two major company-sponsored ACG events take place in February (the Taipei International Book Exhibition) and July/August (the Comic Exhibition). Continue reading

August 17, 2009 Posted by | Animation, Comic and Game | Leave a comment

Pixar Exhibition at Taipei Fine Arts Museum


A gigantic color storyboard

A gigantic color storyboard

 Are you a fan of Finding Nemo, Toy Story, or A Bug’s Life? Well, if you are a fan of these movies (or a ton of other animation movie by the same production studio), you would not want to miss a major ongoing exhibition at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum – Pixar, 20 Years of Animation.


Now, I would wager that most of the kids nowadays (and probably a full battalion of adolescents and young adults) probably know about the 3D animation company with their spectacular list of films ranging from short clips to feature films.


The Fine Arts Museum is one of the stops of Pixar, 20 Years of Animation Exhibition world tour. The first exhibition was held at New York’s Museum of Fine Arts in 2005.

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August 12, 2009 Posted by | Animation, Good excuse for photos | 16 Comments

[Anime] Tower of Druga: The Sword of URUK (ドルアーガの塔)

Fatima from Tower of Druga 2,原由 dalune 上載。

I’ve been lacking off on my anime reviews… let’s see if I can get back on track. Anyways, here’s this month’s spotlight: Tower of Druga – The Sword of URUK (or what I prefer, simply Tower of Druga Season 2). Continue reading

February 28, 2009 Posted by | Animation | Leave a comment