18 March 2011
2011 C3 in Hong Kong Coverage Part 1
The 2011 C3 Hong Kong is a hobby exhibition that took place from 11th to 13th March in Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Run mainly by Japanese hobby firms, this is essentially the Hong Kong version of the C3 x Hobby event that takes place in Tokyo every summer, and it is the 2nd time since 2009 (there wasn't one in 2010).
I've visited the exhibition on 12th and 13th March. The main coverage will be split to 2 parts, and I'll try to fill the captions as much as possible, except for some cosplay pictures of which some of the characters I am not able to identify. Help will be greatly appreciated!
A group of One Piece cosplayers are posing for photo in a nearby hall. It is the same hall where tickets are sold if one hasn't got his/her yet (they could be bought from some convenience stores too).
The big board for "2011 C3 in Hong Kong" just before entering the venue.
Kadokawa takes up a sizeable area, splitting into two sections; the front area mainly for displays and exhibits.
All sorts of novels available for sample reading at the display half of Kadokawa area
More novels for reading, as well as posters on the wall showing some of the big titles
Exhibits are encased in glass cabinets. Here one can see a Sakuya figure from Touhou, as well as a Miku phone strap and a smaller Mari figure
The glass cabinets as seen from previous picture, as well as some leaflets on the cabinets for pickups
High School of the Dead merhandise
Keroro Gunsou (Sergeant Frog) merhandise
Another view of the Kadokawa displaying / exhibition area
A flier shows Sora no Otoshimono getting a movie this summer
A large Gosick anime promotion poster on one of the cabinets
The shop section of the Kadokawa area. This is the exit area.
A huge wall on the left promoting the signing event for the author of Gundam UC, and a small part of the queue can been seen on the right.
The big screen on the main stage in the venue shows a message of condolence in Japanese and Chinese to those who are suffering from the 11th March earthquake in Japan.
Sotsu has its own booth, selling Gundam merchandise that are usually only available in Shizuoka near the 1/1 Gundam itself.
B-Club Gundam-related garage kits were also available.
"Ore no imouto ga konna ni kawaii wake ga nai" (aka OreImo) on G's Festival magazine cover as well as a towel that comes with the magazine.
More posters on display area of Kadokawa area
Advanced GN-X conversion kits for both HG and MG Gunpla.
Photos of past C3 (CharaHobby) event in Japan
PreCure, Doraemon, and Shin-chan movie posters
Large Toro plushies, which are the top prizes for a lucky draw in one of the booths
Muv Luv and Five Star Stories figures
Black Knight sold out
Super Robot War figures
K-On! Azusa figure
More K-On! figures
VOLKS's own military plamo kits, showing Shinden, Ta152H-1, and the Kettenrad. All in 1/32 scale.
Misaka Mokoto (aka BiriBiri) cosplay
The Little Battlers (ダンボール戦機, Danbooru S) plamo on diorama display
A girl cosplaying as Asuka in ballerina style like this particular figure
Armored Core, D-Style, and Super Robot War plamo display
HoiHoi-San, Border Break, and Frame Arms plamo display
Lost Planet 2, Star Wars, and Ayrton Senna figures
Queens Blade chibi figures being sold in Hobby Japan store
Gundam diorama on display in Hobby Japan store
Samurai Girl figures on display in Hobby Japan store
A custom modded GM Ground Type and hovertruck diorama
HGUC Zaku F2 diorama
HG 1/144 00 QAN[T] Full Saber with GN Sword IV
Danny Choo with a hostess talking on his Culture Japan TV programme, which is being aired on Animax in Asia
Huge Kuroshijutshi poster
Shining series figures and Kirino figure
Various figures on display
Yamashita Shunya figures on display
Kingdom Heats action figures
Star Wars beam sabre chopsticks
Evangelion girls figures with Evangelion entry plug chopsticks
Yu-Gi-Oh! figures on display
More Evangelion girls figures on display
Toranoana booth on 3rd day - everything sold out ^^; The posters drawn by Tony Taka are without a doubt very popular.
Big posters of Toaru Kagaku Railgun, Angel Beats!, Little Busters, and Evangelion seen at Cospa store
List of items sold in C3 Cospa store.
2nd part to come sometime this weekend, which will be more Gundam-related. Hope you do like my coverage on C3 so far, and feel free to leave comments!