NicoNico Douga held an event at Makuhari Messe called the "NicoNico Chokaigi" and as part of the event there was a mini Ita G Festa where about 60 Itasha where picked from hundreds of applicants. Was an honor that they picked my Itasha to be displayed ^o^
Folks who have ben reading for a while will know that I used to have a green Nissan March Itasha and may be surprised to see that its now been replaced by a red Nissan Dualis ^^;
Over 90,000 people attended over the 2 days and comrades like Good Smile Company, Bushiroad, Kadokawa, Nitroplus, Sega Sammy, Ascii Media Works attended too - all who just happen to be my clients ^o^
More about the event in a separate post.
Zooming back into the morning. Woke up at 4AM so that we could get to Makuhari Messe before 6AM - no Itasha were allowed to get in if they were late ^^;
First thing to do is polish down the car. I hear newspaper is good for cleaning windows and Oolong cha is also good for grime?
All set up! the iPad still off to save a bit O battery.
The top guy from Ascii - Toshihiro Fukuoka - this is the man that made the Hatsune Miku concert Mikunopolis happen.
To folks who keep asking what my wife thinks about my job - I'm sorry to disappoint but she loves this line of work too! Thats what I love about Japanese culture - its OK to like and work in the anime field even if you are older than 12 years old.
The side illustration was especially done for the itasha by DMYO-sensei.
10:03AM - doors open!
Its UTACO - the voice actress for Mirai Suenaga - you would have heard her doing the narration for Culture Japan Season 2.
These flags are called Nobori and were used in the past to distinguish various clans - now they are used for advertising purposes and you can see them outside many shops in Japan. Have you seen these in your neck of the woods? I'm going to make some for up n coming events.
My man John who works at Google - one must be nice to him and give him Moekana or he may decide he no like you and erase your Google account ^^;
You have seen him around quite a bit now - Digitaro - the boss of Nitroplus.
This dakimakura not in production yet - I need to make some sort of plastic cylindrical container for it first.