If you're a loyal, local anime, game or manga fan who has ever added 'attend anime expo in U.S.' into your wish list, the Comic Fiesta 2015 this weekend in KL is pretty much as major and real as it can get on this side of the world!
The 2-day event on 19 and 20 December 2015 will be held at Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC). If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, ticket Counters will be open at 10.00am, with early bird tickets made available 30 minutes before. There could be a long queue at the entrance, so get there as early as you can!
1. The exciting 5th Annual Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 tournament is back!
Bringing it back for the fifth year, this competition is based on the latest version of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 available on PS3. If you think you've got what it takes, you'll be eligible to win prizes up to RM600!
2. Show that you are the best Pokemon trainer
For many people, Pokemon was a childhood favourite (and still may be so) whether it may be on the GameBoy console, trading cards or watching the shows. Now's the chance to show off your skills as the best Pokemon trainer at the Pokemon Winter Regionals 2015-2016. The Premier challenge will be held on the 19th at 1-6pm. Make sure to register from 9-11am if you want to battle other trainers as only 100 participants will be eligible to compete.
Check out the Facebook page for more details about rules for the battle and how to register.
3. There will be hundreds of stall for you to get your fan merchandise fix at the biggest Creative Art Market
Take a break after watching performances or the competitions by browsing over 400 stalls in the acclaimed biggest comic market.You will have all day to check out the artists work put up for sale in the massive exhibition hall. Be aware that the hall is segregated into two, with premium art booths one side and the other with basic art booths.
4. Walk among famous Cosplayers
Among the cosers attending the event will be experienced coser Xizhen, Shimo who is famous as Hatsune Miku (Vocaloid), Kotori Minami (Love Live) and Himari Takakura (Penguindrum) and makeup and costume guru Reika.
Don't forget to be on the lookout for Jin, otherwise known as behindinfinity, who is famous for his photo shoots of various anime characters such as Naruto Uzumaki from Naruto Shippuden, Kenshin Himura from Rurouni Kenshin, and Hiro Hamada from Big Hero 6.
Say hi to these visiting cosplayers and don't be shy to compliment them and ask for a picture!
5. Watch some awesome performances and learn from the best industry experts who will be talking about their work
For those who keep up with the online Japanese music scene, Majiko from EXIT TUNES will be there to belt out her latest tunes as well as five-piece rock band, FLOW. You may recognise FLOW's famous song, ‘GO!!!’ that became the opening song for Naruto among their list of songs that has made it to the screens as opening numbers for many of our favourite anime shows.
Final Fantasy XV lead designer, Wan Hazmer and director, Hajime Tabata under the company Square Enix will be there to talk about their work, as well as tester and designer for Witcher 2 and Witcher 3, Marek Ziemak who is Senior Producer at 11 bit studios.
Visit the official page for Comic Fiesta 2015 for the full list of guests.
6. Or if you just want to come and game, there will be a 3DS corner and two Wii-U consoles
Nintendo fans can converge together to socialise through a smashing game of Super Smash Bros up to eight players at a time. Meet fellow gamers of Mario Kart, Pokemon, Animal Crossing, Monster Hunter, Street Pass and Zelda Triforce and play to your hearts content. Visit the Facebook page exclusively for the 3DS portion of the Comic Fiesta here
7. Stay to see who will win the Malaysian Comickers' Challenge
8. Who doesn't love sushi? Satisfy your craving for Japanese food!
Keeping with the Japanese theme, there will be a Sakae Sushi booth at booth 5 & 6 on the Mezzanine floor to keep your tummy happy.
Excited yet? To make sure you don't miss out, here are the details of the event:
Date: 19-20 December (Saturday and Sunday)
Venue: Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC), Jalan Dulang, MINES Resort City, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Tickets: RM 20 for 1 day and RM 40 for 2 days. To find out more on how to get your tickets and ticket packages, click here.
Check out the official website and Facebook page for the latest updates.