Known for its array of Japanese stores such as the MEIDI-YA Supermarket, the Kinokuniya Bookstore and various Japanese eating places, it is no surprise that an event such as Anime Week was organized at Liang Court to introduce visitors to the Japanese Popular Culture.
Opening both day’s stage event over the weekend was local band Ryuusei who performed popular anime songs from hit series like K-On, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Its always nice to see local bands given a chance to showcase their talent and Ryuusei sure didn’t disappoint.
Visitors to the event were also treated to a dance item by a local youtube dancer by the name of Momo. Known for her dance cover of hits songs from the Japanese Popculture, it was certainly an eye opener for many visitors to the event who were new to whole genre.
If there is any anime related event, you can be sure that there will be cosplay involved. And here at the stage, visitors were treated to a talent showcase by not only the youths but also the seniors.
Locally, you will find most if not all of cosplayers consisting of the younger generation as more and more youths take on the hobby of costume play of their favorite anime,game or manga character.
But for a group of seniors form the Singapore Silver Cosplay Club, they showed that as long as one is still young at heart, anything is possible. Ranging from characters from the final fantasy games, the popular Gundam series and Vampire Knight series, these seniors showed that they too can cosplay.
A very special thumbs up to Mr William Hiu here who cosplayed as the blind swordsman Zatoichi. From his war cry to his handling of the sword, you really gotta give credit to this guy who is in real life visually disabled as well. It is definitely something not easy to do and as it takes a lot of courage to do it.
While Liang Court can be quite a “far out” place and while some may see the event as small compared to your usual high level ones, seeing these seniors up on stage cosplaying and Mr Hui in person sure made everything seem bigger.
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