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Short Japan Trip: Saekano Flat FES & Gochiusa etc (Image Heavy!)Short Japan Trip: Saekano Flat FES & Gochiusa etc (Image Heavy!)

matthewn4444matthewn44449 months agoDiary
Hey guys, time for another blog/article post! Warning that there are a ton of photos... (well I warned you in the title). I hope you will enjoy my blog and images!

(Skip down to Sunday for Saekano Flat FES and Monday for Gochiusa Animate).

This trip was over 3 days, land Saturday afternoon, attend Saekano Flat FES event on Sunday and head home Monday afternoon with shopping in between, it was extremely tight. I really should have taken more days off work, oh wells.

Saturday

I landed in Haneda airport and headed to Shibuya to meet a friend and get my printed ticket for the event on Sunday.

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I read on Twitter that there was a Houseki no Kuni (宝石の国) small exhibition in Shibuya Kinokunyia. I wasn't allowed to take photos at certain parts of the exhibition. The anime is pretty and I recommend a watch if you aren't watching.


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Unfortunately I came here to pick up the artbook but it was sold out (seriously only 4 hours after restock it was sold out), I hope it is sold online later....

After picking up my ticket I went to hotel and then Akihabara. Atre had a promotion with Full Metal Alchemist the (live action) Movie (which I hear is meh).

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Sunday

Ok so the main event of my trip. I woke up at 6 am to line up for goods that are opening up at 10 am.

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Oh and curry truck.

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Line was pretty long at 8am. After waiting till 10 am it opened up and finally we got to get our goods. :D

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Finally I entered the event at 2pm. The event requires a ticket that could be bought by lottery from buying the BD (vol 1-4). Other people on Yahoo auction sold their lottery ticket for 1-10$ so that people can get a better chance of getting a chance of buying the ticket. There was a brief time after to buy your ticket without lottery (I got mine on BD 3 lottery).

At the entrance they passed out a flyer... Something about figures and stuff... wait ALTER? WHAT NO WAY. Pretty much at this point my jaw dropped to the ground and my wallet was empty.

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There seems to be a Misaki Kurehito Saekano Exhibition next year in Osaka, Tokyo and Taiwan... Time to plan my next trip to Japan (no dates were given).

There was a display of cardboard cut outs of the characters, flowers from the producer and staff etc and 2 figures of Eriri. They also sold CDs and BDs on the side with 3 posters given every 3000 yen spent (both season 1 and 2 Vol 1 BD cover and the character CD poster). They rushed us here in the line so I couldn't get great shots of everything but I tried.

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Hey look! I spot a figure!

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Now you can have his harem!
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So cute <3 (Sorry for the glare)

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This was the first time I went to this type of event. The event started off with the voice actors/actresses coming out, introducing their characters and a question and answer session with themselves like a game show on tv. (Too bad my Japanese is pretty bad could only make out maybe 30% plus context).

Next they did a skit (like an OVA) with the voice actor/actresses going to Akihabara and going karoke as an excuss to turn this into a concert. They voiced the skit and individually sang different songs from the Saekano flat character CD (Megumi's Eternal Flat and Glistening flat was definitely the highlight for me). Kirito Tomoya's character went to the next booth and we saw a great performance of Stella Breeze from Luna Haruna and Sakurairo Diary from Moso Calibration (they had a great performance, sing and dance).

Finally after all a montage of the previous seasons, there was an encore! They came out again and sang more songs (from season 1 too). The event was over and I went back to shopping.

Now this event had two sections, afternoon and night. I went to the afternoon event but my other friend went to both. He messaged me later in the night told me that they used different scripts for the night show and THAT THEY ANNOUNCED A MOVIE!! (I mean a 3rd season would be nice but the light novel is just finished soo.... better than nothing!)

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The event was sooo much fun, maybe I'll try to go again if they have one for the movie. :D


Monday
Tired from the event spent most of this half day shopping at Akihabara. I learned that at Animate they had a small Gochiusa exhibit. They sold exclusive merchandise here which I bought for a friend. There was a promotion here, every 500 yen gets you a bromide.

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I visited other stores briefly but saw Eriri (bunny freeing) on display :O

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Lashinbang also had some rare expensive Saekano tapestries on display.

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After flying home, I unpacked my spoils. I did buy some items for other friends but most of this is mine.

Some tapestries and poster from the event

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This tapestry is so amazing (I blame Misaki for making me poor).

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Pamphlet

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Megumi Happi

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Eriri Happi

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Michiru Happi

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That chocolate that Megumi gave Tomoyo

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The blade, glow stick thing with multiple colors to match your waifu (from the show)

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Overall the tight trip to Japan for the Saekano flat FES event was great! The event was really fun and this was probably one of the best once in a lifetime experiences I will ever get.

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed my article. Hope to do a room tour soon...
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1pt
Nice! I love Saekano series too!
Those loot certain looks great!

My recent experience was seeing the 1/1 figure of Megumi at AFA.
9 months ago
3pt
I shed tears reading this and seeing your pictures.
9 months ago
1pt
bomhat (9 months ago) #29656043holy fck i wish i was there i love saekano(megumi) so much. those cardboard cut outs of the cast are so cute im gonna draw them in those outfits now..
WanderingWastrel (9 months ago) #29655902Megu and Maya standees!
(swoons)


I know I wish I can just take it when no one is looking....

Solarstormflare (9 months ago) #29652302woah, so cool! thanks for sharing! <3AnimeCowgirl33 (9 months ago) #29652590Wow, really cool! Thanks for sharing about your short Japan trip! It was very interesting!Snell (9 months ago) #29659250Great post! Thx for sharing

Thanks for reading!
9 months ago
1pt
Great post! Thx for sharing
9 months ago
1pt
bomhat because I'm batman
holy fck i wish i was there i love saekano(megumi) so much. those cardboard cut outs of the cast are so cute im gonna draw them in those outfits now..
9 months ago
1pt
Megu and Maya standees!

(swoons)
9 months ago
1pt
Wow, really cool! Thanks for sharing about your short Japan trip! It was very interesting!
9 months ago
1pt
woah, so cool! thanks for sharing! <3
9 months ago
1pt
Nice! glad to hear you enjoyed the event and nice blog!
9 months ago