Remember mentioning it a few posts back, and here’s some coverage of the event.
But first, I’ll do a bit of introduction of what is Chara Fest.
Chara Fest is an annual event by KKnM which began in 2004 (somewhat by accident). It is a one day event where various goods ranging from event/shop exclusive to normal major summer release in Japan are released and sold. This year, KKnM is proud to provide some items from 2 major events held recently in Japan; Comiket 72 and C3XHobby.
Source: Bj0rn’s “Otakus Guide To Chara Fest 2007“
I didn’t grab anything during Chara Fest as I’m broke and had to do photo taking ^^;
Reached KKnM over at Sunshine Plaza just a little before 10.30am where a horde of otakus have already began to form a line and taken their que numbers. I heard that there are some that camped overnight the day before, starting at 10pm @.@
At around 11am, the shop finally opened and everyone grabbed their lists and prepared to enter the shop. I bet the shoppers were all anxiously waiting for this moment.
Keith, the shopkeeper doing a quick scan of the list. I bet the first few bought a lot of goods
^ Umehiko from “The Bonkurasu Brigade” with her purchase.
^ The active calculations of individual items.
^ Bj0rn from bj0rn.animeblogger.net got this. A “All Around Type Moon” Clear Poster Set @ S$150!
This is actually the first Chara Fest I have attended. A real eye opener for me. Photographing this event was tough I would say, as there were so many shots to be taken, angles to calculate etc. Overall, I had much fun photographing and soaking up in the ‘Otaku’ spirit as the rest had. One thing to note though, I should bring more cash with me the next Chara Fest ^^;
P.S I need to collect my gift from KKnM!
Equipment used: EOS 400D + Kit lens 18-55mm + Canon Speedlite 580EX
Several of the photos were shot with flash but I decided not to use flash for the rest as I didn’t find it that necessary.
Artist: Kamiya Tomoe