Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hatsune Miku Live Parties in Hong Kong, Taiwan This October

Virtual singer Hatsune Miku will hold two concerts in Hong Kong and Taiwan this October. The two locations used to have simulcasts held in theaters (broadcasting live concerts in Japan) but not live concerts, which had been held in Japan and USA only.

Hatsune Miku Hong Kong First Concert "Mikupa♪"

Place:KITEC Star Hall (http://www.kitec.com.hk/)
Opens at / Starts at:14:00 / 15:00 (day)
19:00 / 20:00 (night)
(local time)
Pricing:Area A: HK$680
Area B: HK$480
Area C: HK$280
Tickets start selling at:2012-07-12 10:00

Hatsune Miku Taiwan First Concert "Mikupa♪"

Place:Taipeishow (http://www.taipeishow.com.tw/)
Opens at / Starts at:13:00 / 14:00 (day)
18:00 / 19:00 (night)
(local time)
Pricing:Area A: NT$2900
Area B: NT$2200
Area C: NT$1500
Ticketing:ERA TICKET (http://www.ticket.com.tw/)
Tickets start selling at:2012-07-12 10:00

Source: Hatsune Miku Live Party 2012 "Mikupa♪" Hong Kong & Taiwan Tour Official Site

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Junko Iwao, Kōhei Tanaka to Have Concerts at Paris, Taipei

Singer / voice actress (seiyū) Junko Iwao (Tokiko "Key" Mima in Key the Metal Idol, Tomoyo Daidōji in Cardcaptor Sakura, Serika Kurusugawa in To Heart) has announced her schedule in July on her blog: Japan Expo 2012 in Paris, France (July 5-8) and Fancy Frontier 20 in Taipei, Taiwan (July 28-29). She will attend both events together with composer Kōhei Tanaka (Gunbuster, Sakura Wars series, Gate Keepers). Mr. Tanaka has echoed Ms. Iwao with concerts information on his blog. Iwao and Tanaka had worked together on Licca-chan no Nichiyōbi, Betterman, Gate Keepers, and Kaiketsu Zorori.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Japan x Eshi x World @ Taipei, opening day #2

Autograph area. Once the session begins I won't be able to take photographs anymore. Guess who's the lady at far right? ;-)

Japan x Eshi x World @ Taipei, opening day

Not much to be see outside the exhibition room (shrug).

The big poster under daylight:

Entrance of the exhibition room:

Fans lined up; fewer than I expected:

Well someone brought something VERY interesting: (LOL)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Japan x Eshi x World @ Taipei

http://www.eshi100.com/ (Japanese)

Works of over 100 Japanese illustrators will be exhibited at Taipei. Noizi Ito, illustrator of popular series like Shakugan no Shana and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, will give autograph to the first 50 visitors, as well as the champion of cosplayers dressed as characters she has designed. About 20 fans are already lining up the queue.

Exhibit area at the night before opening:

More photographs will be added tomorrow.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Togainu no Chi @ Shulin ruin

"Shulin ruin," formerly the Shulin maintenance yard of Kuo-Kuang Motor Transportation (state-owned long haul bus service), is a popular spot for photographers and Airsoft military simulators. Took a series of photos with two cosplayers and another photographer yesterday, which was also my first visit to the huge 10-hectares ruin.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Good Smile Café: Café du Madoka Magica

Went to Good Smile Café (GSC) featuring Puella Magi Madoka Magica last Thursday. The picture above was taken at a specific angle to have Taipei Train Station in the picture so non-Taipei residents can identify the location of GSC.

Take the elevator to 5th floor and enter the left aisle you'll see a wall of figures, mostly GSC's Nendoroid line.

Signboard at the entrance.

Merchandise at the right of the entrance.

Event-specific dishes and drinks in Madoka theme.

Non-event-specific menu has GSC's mascot on it.

Browsing Madoka's screenplay on display.

The QB curry looked good and tasted good, but I got two complaints: first, the water "glass" was not glass but plastic; only the "Soul Gem" drinks were served in glass. Second, the table was collapsible, making it easy to move around, but with legs extending beyond the border of the tabletop, customers could be tipped by the legs easily.

Character and item designs.

Main characters illustrated by various artists.

Facing the mini-stage, the café looks like this......

......so you can relive the horror of being engulfed by Charlotte in episode 3.