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The weather of the second day was much better; not only the temperature rise up, it even became sunny (despite only occasionally), and I brought my Konica Auto S1.6 film camera with me. Unfortunately the film would not be developed until this Thursday (sigh).
When taking the picture above, I only knew this pretty girl was cosplaying a character from Touhou Project but didn't know exactly who she was. Instead, I was attracted by the camera she held: a Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro. As a supporter of Fujifilm, I seldom see female using this camera, let alone using it for cosplaying (too bad it was not her camera either; she borrowed it just for posing). After looking up Wikipedia, I am now certain that she was cosplaying Aya Syameimaru (射命丸 文), first appeared in Touhou Kaeidzuka ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View. Being a
paparazzi reporter, S3 Pro fits her character perfectly, but I'd say Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 would be much more useful than Nikkor 50mm F/1.8 in most news gathering situations (laugh).
As for situations within the stadium: game competition and other stage shows (i.e. dancing) unrelated to dōjin creation were not interesting at all; those were unavoidable from business point of view, I guess. Maii Kadowaki attracted more mainstream media than most seiyū before her, probably due to Rie Kugimiya's incident at TIBE. However, reasons like fans were fewer than before, no more speakers on fourth floor, Kadowaki and host spoke too softly, etc., made the event far less heated than it should be. Guess the mainstream media never expected that (shrug).