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C3 Anime Festival Asia 2019

Anime and manga fan will know about this event. Happening now from 29 Nov (Fri) to 1 Dec (Sun) 2019, C3 AFA 2019 will bring you all things related to Japanese Anime and Manga culture. From cosplayer to games and merchandise, there are just so many things to do and see. Here are some of the things to look out for:

Pop Team Epic Shrine

Get your fortune told at the Pop Team Epic Shrine! Just scan a unique QR code and check out your fortune. I’d fortune telling is not your thing, simply take picture with their Tori gate and tell your friends you are in japan.

Takashi Nations Booth

Gundam fans be sure to visit the booth to see a 4m tall Gundam model. Besides that, you can also see the many new toys and figurine offer from Takashi Nations.

AFA PLAY stage

Something new this year is the play stage where you can watch gaming competition. Games include One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows and Disney Tsum Tsum festival. You can also sit down and play some PlayStation games in their comfy bean bag.

Walk down a manga gallery

Ever wonder what does a manga artist do to get you your manga? Walk down the manga gallery to learn more. Presented by Manga Plus.

Bandai Namco Entertainment

Do you know Pac-Man is developed by Namco? The same company now called Bandai Namco Entertainment is still making games till today. You might have already played some of their titles before. At their booth there is a few notable games to try. One Punch Man: Hero Nobody Knows is a fighting game featuring different classes of Heroes in the famous One Punch Man series.

There is also Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris for you to ‘dive’ into the wonderful virtual realty world.

Tsum Tsum fans can also try out the Tsum Tsum festival game for some multiplayer fun in the Nintendo Switch.

Anisong Karaoke at WACAVA booth

At the WACAVA booth you can get a chance to perform karaoke anisong on stage complete with your own audience! This is not just for fun but WACAVA is actually holding real audition to discover the next anisong singer. Be sure to sign up if you have what it takes or simple sign for fun!

Akiba Stage

Music, Guest Cosplayer and dance performance. This is the place to be for pure energetic events. Check out the stage schedule below

BanG Dream Girls Band Party – A new ANIPLUS cafe at Esplanade

A brand new ANIPLUS cafe is opening on the 29 Nov 2019 at The Esplanade Mall Unit 01-13C. The theme of the cafe from now till mid Jan 2020 will feature BanG Dream Girls Band Party. Besides food inspired by multimedia project, there will be exclusive merchandise for you to purchase at the cafe. Be sure to visit them!


This is the day where people wouldn’t judge you (as much) when you dress up as your favorite character form the 2D world. Even if you are not a cosplayer, coming to AFA and seeing everyone in cosplayer is quite an experience by itself. Remember if you want to take photo of the cosplayer, do seek permission.

There are also guests cosplayer including Enako from Japan who is dubbed Japan’s no. 1 cosplayer!

Lenovo Legion Y740 Gamer Laptop

Gamers these days are simply spoiled for choices when coming to choosing their gaming laptop. At the CES 2019, Lenovo announced it’s next generation Legion Gaming laptops, the Legion Y740. Today, it’s available for purchase! Below is the press release for the new Legion Y740.

Singapore, 8 March 2019 – Today, Lenovo launched its new Legion Y740 gaming laptops in Singapore. First unveiled at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, the Legion Y740 was designed with a gamer-first mentality and promises an unparalleled gaming experience for all users.

Built to accommodate the on-the-go gamer, Lenovo Legion laptops have only gotten better over time. This year, the sleek, modern laptops have been upgraded so that they are in step with the higher performance that players demand in 2019.
Available with up to the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs, Intel® Core™ processors and Windows® 10 Home, the Legion Y740 laptops offer blazing-fast gaming speeds to play the latest releases, photo and video editing, binge-watching shows, or multitasking simultaneously at once. On top of this, there are no flashy lights or garish colors to distract, thanks to its discreet design.
The top-of-the-line Lenovo Legion Y740 has what the most serious core gamer needs. The cutting-edge GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU is available on the 15-inch model, giving it more than enough power to run the latest action-filled titles. Its bigger 17-inch sibling supplies even more power with up to the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU, upgraded from the last generation’s GeForce® GTX 10-series GPUs.
‘Gamers uses their laptops and PCs not just for gaming, but for everything from work to video editing and watching movies. Furthermore, we know from our research that there isn’t a ‘typical gamer’; gamers are every day people from all walks of life. Hence, we built the Legion Y740 such that it delivers unparalleled gaming performance, but also strikes a good balance between work and play,’ says Eddie Ang, Country General Manager, Lenovo Singapore.

You can get the specs of the Laptop from this link.

For purchase, you can visit Lenovo’s online shop here

Review of new Hong Kong Pokémon hub

With the closure of Hong Kong Pokemon Hub within a year, fans of Pokémon are left without an official Pokémon store outside of Japan to go to. So it was a surprise to us that a new Pokemon Hub has just opened recently on the 8th Dec 2018 at the popular Langham Place in Mong Kok! Located at the heart of Mong Kok, Hong Kong, this is the almost perfect location for a relaunch of the Pokemon Hub. And so with much anticipation, we went over to the place on it’s first day of opening.

Sadly, there wasn’t any live Pikachu or Eevee mascot present at the shop on opening day. Having been to the Tokyo Pokemon Cafe and Pokemon Center, the Hong Kong shop is really rather underwhelming. The shop space itself is small (not more than 30m² I would say ). Merchandise-wise, you are able to find an assorted collection of Pikachu and Eevee plushies in various costumes. Some of which can also be found in the Tokyo Pokemon Center which is good if you do not have the chance to go to the one in Tokyo.

There is a 2m tall Pikachu mascot that you can take picture with. However, it maybe tough to get a good angle given that the store is limited in space. For photo opportunity, you can try the huge Lapras at the entrance or the wallpapers outside the store. 

All in all, we wouldn’t recommend going specifically to this Pokemon Hub unless you are an absolute fan or happen to be in the area. Merchandises are limited in choices and there isn’t much instagrammable pictures to take. Nonetheless, before the opening of the Pokemon Center in Singapore, this could be the only place to get your Pokemon fix at an official store outside Singapore.

Address: Level 12, shop10-11,朗豪坊Langham Place Mall, 8號 Argyle St, Mong Kok

Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm