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Cofesta in Brazil Part 3 – Shows and final verdict


IMPORTANT -> Pictures and videos to be found below were taken by me as an individual for personal use. I felt like publishing them on my personal blog but by no means I’m intending to infringe the Japanese laws of use of image. If anyone acting on behalf of Piyorabbie, Miki Maruyama and Yoko Takahashi objects to an image and/or video being included in this post, please notify me at qshikinami[at]gmail[dot]com and I will remove it as soon as possible.

Here we are: the last part of my coverage of CoFesta in Brazil. I promised exclusive footage and you’ll find it below. You just might wanna check out part 1 and part 2, but I guess this is the post most people were looking for. Without further delays, this is it.

As I’ve said before, amongst CoFesta’s attractions there were 4 invited guests of honor who would make shows during the event: the duo Piyorabbie, awesome singer Yoko Takahashi and seyuu Miki Maruyama. Each of them performed at about thrice a day. In order to avoid repetitions, I’ll talk about the shows in a non-chronological manner.

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CoFesta in Brazil Part 2 – Space, booths and freebies


So, continuing my 3-months late CoFesta review… Part 1 may be found here.

The event was scheduled from March 11 to 14. It took place at the third floor of the Ibirapuera Bienal, one of the most traditional event holding spaces in Brazil.

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CoFesta in Brazil Part 1 – Introduction


Yeah, this is the post I’ve been talking about since March. It was a thorn in my neck to pick the right pics and videos to go with it (I took 700+ pics). But, here we go! CoFesta (コ・フェスタ) is the abbreviation of JAPAN INTERNATIONAL CONTENTS FESTIVAL. It’s the world’s largest comprehensive contents festival, featuring the very best of Japanese games, anime, manga, characters, broadcast, music and film. It’s first edition dates back to 2007 and since then it’s been held annually. Originally it’s a mega-event, comprising already large and well-known events (such as Tokyo Game Show and Tokyo International Film Festival) in several Japanese cities for some 25+ days. Read more…

End of the semester + G8


I own you guys an apology. Things got out of control in the end of the semester and I barely had time to tweet news, let alone to post here. I deeply apologize for that. But hey, I’m back, and so is my winter vacation. =) Am hoping to bring you the material I have about Cofesta 2010 soon. And this means exclusive photos of PiyoRabbie, Miki Maruyama and Yoko Takahashi-sama!  Some say that there’ll be videos too! So you’d better stay tuned. Muahaha!

As a bonus, I bring you a pic of the Muskoka G-8 summit that took place in Canada on June 25th. Pic was found in the Kremlin twitter account. Could not help but to edit it to add the Hetalia logo (click on the pic to enlarge it). =3

Japan Foods – Brazil


Japan Foods is an event sponsored by JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), its main goal is to promote Japanese Food overseas, being held once in Viet Nam and India. Fortunately, 2010 was Brazil’s turn.

JETRO's Japan Foods - Brazil

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Hiatus end


So after 2+ months hiatus I’m back. Lots of things happened, some great, others… not so much. Anyway, what  really matters is that I’m still alive, and so does this blog. I thought I could brief you on some awesome events I’ve had the distinct honor of attending lately (namely “Japan Foods – Brasil”, “South Korea – Brazilian Experiences” and “Cofesta in Brazil”). Will write separate posts on each of them during the week, stay tuned. ^^;;

Bootleg Figmas spotted!


Well, I planned this post at about two weeks ago, but I have been feeling so lazy lately… Sorry about that, guys.

During one of my weekly trips to Liberdade, the Japanese district in São Paulo, I decided to enter in one of the galleries to check if they had something interesting. Well, the thing is that I was surprised because one of the first things that caught my eye was a Figma, a Saber Lily Figma to be more precise. Read more…