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.
^ Look at all the stuff! There’s even a Wedding Dress Cagalli Doll (C3XHobby)
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.
^ A lot of Shakugan no Shana stuff.
^ This guy bought the Zero no Tsukaima Big Micro Fibre Towel, a C72 exclusive @.@
^ To Heart OVA Paper Bag set. Very cute characters. Names anyone?
^ One customer bought the Cagalli Doll! FYI, it costs S$338! @.@
^ I think this guy bought a lot of stuff as well.
^ The active calculations of individual items.
^ Bj0rn from bj0rn.animeblogger.net got this. A “All Around Type Moon” Clear Poster Set @ S$150!
^ An even longer queue from the non-members.
^ Some “Sky Girls” thing.
There was also a Figure Time Service Event where PVC figures get a 50% discount! I didn’t grab any due to the lack of cash ORZ
^ “Getsumen To Heiki Miina” Figure I think
^ The figures are calling out to the otakus! Buy them!
^ This guy grabbed up 4 figures in a go! Talk about impulse buying!
^ I found it intriguing so I had to take several shots of his shirt.
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
7 thoughts on “Chara Fest 2007 Impressions”
Being a photographer at an event usually means that you don’t have time to look around and shop. Happens to me all the time, or I’m catching up with a hundred people, lol.
non-members always have to wait, just one hour gap and so long already
You didn’t get anything,did you?
And the anything PVC 50% sale was fun LOL
omg the shinigami no ballad files look awesome. i was gonna buy but my budget wouldnt orz
btw whos the other guy with the camera? looking for him to ask for pics ^^;
The Mina Figure is asking me to buy her… LOLs I wonder if there are any left… I might check out this store when I get back to SG.
@Adun: I guess so. You’ll have to snap pictures all the time.
@double: Didn’t get anything as I was broke :/
@leefe: The other guy’s AkaiWolf. I don’t know his website link though.
@Akiraman: Have to check out with the store. Hope it’s not ^^;
Oh god… that TM clear poster sets I wants ;__;. There’s even a lounge area in the middle of the store o__O? I find that “relatively” fat white guy there amusing and extremely out of place lol.