World Cosplay Summit 2016 official trailer

Trailer video for the 2016 World Cosplay Summit which will be held on July 30 to August 7 in Japan. The video shows some history of the convention, plus clips from the cosplay competition (presumably from 2015), parade and side events.

The WCS is held over a one week period where representatives from different countries visit various parts of Japan, including Akihabara, Kyoto and Sendai, to promote the Japanese youth culture and its ability to connect internationally. The finale is usually held in Nagoya on the first weekend of August.

I went to Seoul Motor Show 2015

I’m in Korea again, three years after my previous trip. It’s my first visit to a Korean trade event though, and there’s probably no better place to start than the biennial Seoul Motor Show (on April 10), with beautiful cars and promo models.

Seoul Motor Show 2015 model Kim Ha Yul

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Anime Festival Asia – Journey So Far 2015

A special video by AFA organiser which reflects the journey of the Anime Festival Asia which was held in Singapore since 2008. A few sub-conventions were held in other Southeast Asian countries during this period as well.

AFA has since established itself as the premier Japanese pop culture festival, bringing to SE Asia countless top performing artists and industry guests over the last seven years, with an estimated 700,000 attendees at 11 events.

The first two minutes include highlights from the AFA2014 which concluded last December. The second (six minutes) part are interviews with founder Shawn Chin and regular performers at AFA i.e. May’n, LiSA, fripSide and Eir Aoi.

I would have made the trip on its first year if not for a friend’s wedding. My interest gradually fades though, I rarely watched anime anymore back then and even less so nowadays… if they are doing some 90’s retro I may give it a go though LoL.

Seoul Fashion Week with Irene Kim

A fun recap of Seoul Fashion Week SS15 with popular model Irene Kim, with footage from behind the scene, runways and happenings around the venue.

G-STAR 2014 show models

Video of promotional models at Game Show & Trade, All-Round (G-STAR) 2014 at Busan Exhibition and Convention Center, South Korea. The annual event – celebrating its 10th anniversary this year – is one of the biggest of its kind in Asia.