Today from 1 Sept 2012 until yesterday 2 Sept 2012, in Indonesia there’s special event called Anime Festival Asia 2012 (AFA ID 2012) take place at PRJ Hall A, JI Expo. I was going with my friends today to see this biggest Anime Festival Event. At first we’re very excited to see it but the situation quickly change when we arrived in there.
Queue to exchange tickets was very long, I waited until two hours to got our tickets. Queue such disrepair, it is not clear. When we got our tickets, we’re very happy and quickly went to the entrance gate but our feeling quickly change to went we arrived in there. The situation was very crowded and very hot =__= I barely can move in there and our feet were trampled by many people. The hall is very small compare it to AFA Singapore and and there are not many stand in there. We also difficult to got a seat and I didn’t go to maid and butler cafe because the Queue was also very long (same at the food and drink stand, the queue was very long too). The figures in there were also sold with higher price than the actual price so I didn’t buy it.
The Crowded in There
Although there are many unpleasant experiences but I can got so many figures photo at GSC booth, Nendonesia Booth and Culture Japan booth. I also can saw so many cosplayers in there and they’re very good (Amnesia, Miku, Luka, 07 Ghost, BRS, Fairy Tail, Kuroshitsuji, Inu X Boku, etc cosplayers). GSC is also sells exclusive item like vocaloid straps and many nendoroids and my friends that went to the concert today is really happy to saw their favourite singers (I thought the concert was well done despite of the long queue). I can’t go there tomorrow but next year if there’s AFA ID again, I hope they’ll change the place and improving many procedures so we can feel pleasant in there.
The Concert Event (The best satisfied event in there)
So the conclution is, this is the first AFA in Indonesia so I think the management didn’t think about how many costumer that come to that event so they only used 1 hall to exhibition so the stands is not to much too. The procedure how to exchange the tickets is not well done too and they didn’t think about it. Anime industry in Indonesia is very big now so I hope the next AFA ID will be the true biggest event in Indonesia >_<
Okay that’s it for my AFA ID 2012 Quick Report, thanks for read it ^__^
For those who one to see my figures photo at AFA ID 2012, can download it in here (sorry, didn’t take any cosplayer photo):
-Culture Japan Booth
-My loots today