Pound for pound, Filipinos are probably some of the most die-hard otaku around, and yet we’re still shortchanged when it comes to exposure on the global otaku scene, apart from a certain She-Who-Must-Not -Be-Named and her legion of delusional servant fan boys. Anime Festival Asia 2011 stands to be one of the biggest international events of the year and yet, it’s never leaving the shores of the Merlion (Singapore for the uninformed). To compound our wrath even further, a recent announcement that a Vocaloid concert will be held at AFA 2011 just bluntly outlines the incredible injustice that we have to sorely accept. Heck, I want an AFA event here, with all the international companies like Bandai and GSC, the to-die-for meetings with seiyus, the Anisong singers I admire, and yes, even the technologically impressive and magical Vocaloid concert that we might never have, even if I’m not the biggest Vocaloid fan by a long shot.
For those with deep pockets to fly over to the land of “(insert sentence here) Lah,” Anime Festival Asia 2011 will be held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Hall from November 11-13, 2011. Meanwhile, I’ll just rage here with a cantakerous temper like an unwanted %#*$!!