Monday, 30 November 2009

J's Chimes: Fairy Tale


If you'd like Groove Adventure Rave, then Fairy Tale would be the next anime or manga that you'd be looking for. Created by the same author Hiro Mashima, this anime is out earlier this season and is currently at episode 7. Watch it and see the resembrance of Groove Adventure Rave and Fairy Tale. More info at http://ani.tv/fairytail/.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

J's Chimes: A Time To Sigh...


With my exam results coming out soon and back into the Army for re-service, things are getting hectic as usual. But anyway check out this amazing international poses used in almost all animes we see today. Hope the storm is over asap...

Saturday, 28 November 2009

J's Chimes: Next Big Event


The next event to be waiting for would be the upcoming End Of Year Cosplay 2009. This time it's located at the National Library... Weird place for a cosplay event... Anyway, Yui Makino will be this event's special guest and her concert tickets are sold separately from the event. Dunno who she is? Well maybe you would because she's voice actor for Sakura from the anime Tsubasa Chronicles. More info at http://www.theeoy.com/index.php.

Friday, 27 November 2009

J's Chimes: AFA 2009 Closing


Finally, the Anime Festival Asia 2009 comes to an end and in fact it ended last Sunday... The above photo shows all the VIP guests that came to Singapore for the AFA 09 convention. They are from the left: Kaname, Shoko Nakagawa, Ichirou Mizuki, Mamoru Hosoda and Danny Choo. For more info, visit www.dannychoo.com or www.afa09.com. Back to ordinary day life now... :(

Thursday, 26 November 2009

J's Chimes: Regional Cosplay Competition

The Regional Cosplay Competition was held within the AFA convention and it's finalists includes 6 groups of cosplayers from countries like Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. The participating teams includes ST Revolution, Sakai No Gumi, 00 Emotions, Houshin Engi, The Endless Illution and Witchblade. This event is the first in Asia and couldn't get any better to watch it live there. Videos by Hexlord and I hope he wouldn't mind me using it in my blog...lol.


First Team: ST Revolution
I do not know what anime this is from but this script is enacted well from it.


Second Team: Sakai No Gumi
From the anime Lelouch The Rebellion, the group plays a comedic scene of the princess selecting a knight to protect her.


Third Team: The Endless Illution
I believe this is from a game or something but seriously the costume is really detailed and nice. Though the fighting needs to be a little intense so that it's exciting to watch.


Fourth Team: 00 Emotions
The winner of the Regional Cosplay Competition. Seriously the Gundam looks awesome even on screen but the goof-ups causes a few problems here and there. Surprisingly it still didn't stop them from coming in tops.


Fifth Team: Houshin Engi
Really cute and interesting play that makes this team fantastic and nice. It's amazing how they could make the costumes themselves.


Last Team: Witchblade
One of the best cosplays I've ever seen and oh my... are they hot! Got a lot of cheers by the audiences and their script was good. It's a pity they didn't won the competition.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

J's Chimes: Cosplayer Kaname


Besides Danny Choo, Cosplayer Kaname was also invited as a special guest star appearance at the AFA 2009. He's also invited to be one of the judges for the Regional Cosplay Competition that was held on the first day of the convention. This newspaper article was out on the 23 November 2009 which describes how cosplay becomes a part of Kaname's life and interest.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

J's Chimes: AFA Danny Choo

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This is the second video in which they broadcast when Danny Choo is dancing on stage. This time its in front of Orchard Ion Singapore. Presenting also the maids from the Moe Moe Kyun Cafe in the Anime Festival Asia 2009. Plus a couple of bystanders taking photos and such...

J's Chimes: Best Little Things In AFA


Among all the sketches on the graffiti wall, this has definitely caught my attention... Anyone who have watch Sora No Otoshimono would be familiar with this scene from episode 1. Darn funny if I do say so myself and its fun to see someone actually drew this on AFA. Makes me wanna watch this anime all over...

Monday, 23 November 2009

J's Chimes: Stuff & Goods Overhaul


I just love animes don't you? Got a couple of freebies here and there and bought some scale models and accessories along the way. They are as listed below:

- K-On! Mio and DGray-Man Lenalee makura
- DGray-Man Lenalee Mini Alarm Clock
- Otacool Worldwide Otaku Rooms Handbook
- K-On! postcard, pictures and file
- Nagato Yuki Wizard Scale Model
- Figma Drossel posable action figure from the anime Fireball
- Shining Wind Nendoroid Kureha
- The rest are all freebies

Nevertheless, I still had yet to open up any of them. lol... been so busy posting and uploading of stuff. Not to mention the tiredness after the 2 day convention... Even so, it's a wonderful event...

J's Chimes: K-On! Live Dubbing


Unfortunately, no photography or video recordings are allowed for the K-On! Live Dubbing Performance on stage. So gotta show these 2 stuff I've bought only. lol... It was disappointing also that the voice actress for Mio is not here too where everyone is eager to hear. Nevertheless it was really fantastic and many audiences cheered for them when dubbing the comedic moments in K-On! Love K-On anime really much because it portrays that friendship is more important than work wise which most of of non-anime friends just didn't get it in reality. Watch the anime here and find out more...

J's Chimes: Weiss Schwarz Live Dubbing

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Weiss Schwarz is a new anime to be aired next season, probably near 2010. Originated from a popular card battle game which are sold in Japan, it has even made its way too into Singapore. A live dubbing of certain scenes in episode 1 and 2 of Weiss Schwarz is being perform at AFA 2009 by the actual voice actors all the way from Japan. Looking forward to this new anime.

J's Chimes: Otaku's Otacool


Bought this book immediately on the 1st day as I step into the convention. Cost about SGD$29.90, this book was totally sold out that afternoon and glad that I've bought it. Otacool features worldwide otaku rooms and their hobbies. Really informative and nice. What's even better is that I've got Danny Choo to autograph the book for me! This is the best AFA ever!

J's Chimes: Cosplay Competition & Misc

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Here's a short clip for AFA and Danny Choo, followed by the cosplay competition and winner for AFA. Seriously, the competition showcases some of the best cosplayers I've ever seen around asia. Was surprised that our Singapore cosplayer for the Gundam 00 won the special prize and grand prize of a trip for 2 to Tokyo. Love the other cosplays as they are really nice. See more photographs for the cosplay competition on the right sidebar.

J's Chimes: Danny Choo Live On Stage

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Danny Choo performs live on stage at the AFA convention with his slick dance moves in stormtrooper outfit! As per last video in which he had filmed at Raffles Place Singapore, another performance was held outside Orchard Ion which was broadcast together when he was on stage. Cut certain parts to zoom video because my camera is not able to zoom while recording video at the same time.... -_-'' In any case, enjoy the performance.

J's Chimes: AFA 2009 Photoshoots


Finally, the photos for the Anime Festival Asia 2009 are up! Managed to upload everything asap for the 2 days. Met Danny Choo too in the convention and just had to take a photo with him... And on both days too! Woot! Somehow 2 smiley faces appear on my face so that I remain unseen... hohoho. Anyway, here are the links to the photos:

Day 1 - AFA Convention
Day 1 - Event Cosplayers
Day 1 - Performances & Competition

Day 2 - AFA Convention
Day 2 - Event Cosplayers
Day 2 - Performances

You can also view the photos by accessing from the right sidebar where the links are located.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

J's Chimes: News On AFA 2009 in Singapore

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News about the Anime Festival Asia 2009 Convention had broadcast on the Channel 8 Mandarin News in Singapore at night on the 21st November 2009. Seems like more people got to know about the event now. Watch the video for a preview of the AFA which is held at Suntec City Singapore. My thanks to YY for this video clip.

J's Chimes: An AFA Appetizer

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Before the main course of the AFA 2009 is serve, perhaps you all should know more about what's in store for the Anime Festival Asia that was open on the 21 - 22 November 2009. Here's a short introduction of the events and stuff that will be showcase in this convention...

J's Chimes: Eventful Days


These past 2 days of AFA are really eventful indeed. Finally, the Anime Festival Asia is coming to a closure but there are till plenty of things to share with all of you. Excited? Yes am excited too as have lots to share with you all about... Thus am posting a new post every hour starting 22:00hrs about the events and so on. So stay tune for all updates that are coming up in a few hours time...

J's Chimes: Anime Festival Asia - Day 2


Day 1 of the AFA 09 which was held at Suntec City Convention Centre in Singapore was truly a blast. Even took a photo with Danny Choo... Woot! How good will this get? Well, bought lots of stuff here and there and taken lots of pictures and videos to boot! I will upload and post the photos, videos and etc asap once the event ends tomorrow. Gonna get some well earn rest after a long day of walking...

Saturday, 21 November 2009

J's Chimes: Anime Festival Asia Now!!


If you read this post now, it means that AFA has offically started today. Bought the tickets early yesterday and would probably be lining up for entry right about now...lol. Photos will be posted up asap once am back from the event. Hopefully am able to get what I wanted there. Stay tune for more updates on AFA 09.

Friday, 20 November 2009

J's Chimes: Trooper In Raffles Place


Not many people knows who is Danny Choo... And they definitely would think that it's just another guy in Raffles Place dressed up as a stormtrooper and go dancing around there...lol. This is really a first in Singapore where Danny dances as normally he would did it in Japan. Check this out. Real cool.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

J's Chimes: Heating Up For AFA 09


Things are really heating up for the upcoming Anime Festival Asia 2009 in Singapore. Seems like Japan's famous blogger Danny Choo has arrived in Singapore already. Remember this place in the photo above? Ya, that's Raffles Place in the central business district in Singapore. Can't believe Danny actually bought his stormtrooper costume along with him lol... Can't wait to see him soon on AFA 09. Tickets out tomorrow in Suntec City so gonna get it asap...

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

J's Chimes: Anime Festival Asia In 3 Days Time!


Once again for those who have yet to know, Anime Festival Asia 2009 (AFA 09) is coming back again this 21 -22 November 2009. It's a once in a year event not to be missed. Danny Choo will also be present at the convention along with idols from the cast of the anime K-On!. You can buy tickets on the day itself or pre-order it on the 20th November at Suntec City Singapore. Visit the site at http://afa09.com/index.html for more info...

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

J's Chimes: Left 4 Dead 2 Launches Today


The much anticipated game has once again launches it's latest installment for the zombie apocalypse. Left 4 Dead 2 features more weapons, better graphics and gameplay that will surely make you hungry for more. The game launches just this afternoon at 2.30pm Singapore time and already prepping to unlock my copy of the game too. This is seriously the best as to compare with the first. Visit the website for more info at http://www.l4d.com/home.php

Monday, 16 November 2009

J's Chimes: Moments Of Comedy & Ecchi-ness


Once again animators approach to the season of comedy and ecchi-ness which make this season kinda epic with lots of interesting anime to watch during the holidays. Some nice anime this season includes To Aru Kagaku No Railgun, Nyan Koi!, Kiddy Girl-and, Queens Blade Season 2, Seitokai No Ichizon, Kampfer, Sora No Otoshimono and many more... All animes are currently half way through this season so you might just wanna watch it while you still can...

Sunday, 15 November 2009

J's Chimes: Zombie Apocalypse Again


The Zombie Apocalypse is back once again on the 17 November 2009 in the US. Left 4 Dead 2 is already available in retail stores around Singapore so fans of this game, I suggest ya get them while they last... Well its definitely cheaper to buy locally than order online which cost SGD$5 more for the pre-load game (Online price: US$44.90 = SGD$63~) and without any freebies too... Includes the following ya see above with 5 campaign posters and a membership card. Can't wait to play this when it launches as am so really bored at home doing nothing...

Saturday, 14 November 2009

J's Chimes: 20000 Hits!


J's Chimes finally reaches 20000 hits! That's roughly about 28 people visiting the website per day since the beginning. Trying hard to update as much stuff as possible to keep up with the pace. If anyone shares an interest to blog together or exchange links, please let me know and will arrange for that asap. Thank you once again.

Friday, 13 November 2009

J's Chimes: Extreme Boredom


With exams ended this Monday, there's typically nothing to do except to play some games all day long. Haven't played my console games for a fairly long time now say 6 months ever since classes began. Looking forward to games like Left 4 Dead 2 which will be out on 17 Nov so that I may play and forget my sadness and cheer myself up these few days...

Thursday, 12 November 2009

J's Chimes: New Season Animes


This season's animes sure rocks... With classics coming back once again and interesting animes like Nyan Koi! to Sora No Otoshimono. Animators once again enters into the epic ecchi genre once again if I do say so myself this season... So what about next season? A couple of nice animes will be out coming winter as written by Chia Anime.com. Hopefully they are just as nice...

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

J's Chimes: Welcome Back!


J's Chimes welcomes you back once again after a long break... And just in time with the revamps for the entire blog. It has been a long and hard journey to sustain the blog but once again I have decided to continue blogging as much as I can as animes have always been my hobbies. Though the webpages are up, would need sometime to post up new stuffs and such so please stay tuned...

Sunday, 8 November 2009

J's Chimes: Expectancy And Misses


Lol... Been so busy studying my ass off for exams that have forgotten that J's Chimes turns 2 on 7 November 2009... -_-''. Anyway, I really appreciate and wanted to thank those however visits my blog daily though I have not started blogging much yet. Once exams are done the following Monday, then it's time to party!

Friday, 6 November 2009

J's Chimes: Anime Festival Asia 2009


AFA is coming back to Singapore once again on the 21 to 22 November 2009! Can't wait to go after the exams and will be pre-ordering the tickets once its out. Don't wanna queue again like last year which was terrible and a big waste of time... In any case this year is gonna be a much bigger event with many Seiyuus and idols coming like K-on! and Danny Choo. Tickets range from $20 - $25 for a 2 day pass. Another major event on anime in Singapore so be sure not to miss it or its too late! Visit the website here for more info at http://www.afa09.com/index.html.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

J's Chimes: 2 Years Running


In another 3 days time, J's Chimes will be 2 years old... Time sure flies. J's Chimes first started in 12 August 2006 as a discussion board in Yahoo Groups. Then in 7 Nov 2007, I had finally decided to create a website for it but didn't expect the blog to last that long till today... Anyway, J's Chimes has revamped as you see it now and will be reposting again after 11 Nov 2009. So stay with us a bit longer for new contents and updates...