CGM NIGHT AT AKIHABARA


CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


I could not attend the last CGM Night organized by Danny and Andrew so it was a while that I met some of my "CGM comrades". This time was a special Dollfie and Cosplay edition. I am pretty sure everyone knows what cosplay is. Dollfie, I am not sure. I am myself not familiar with it, but dollfie is a composition of "doll" and "figure", I guess the photos are quite explicit ;)


CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


It is quite popular in the Otaku world and not only for what I 've understood, more and more people seem to "fall into it".

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


By the way, the evening took place at Akiba:f an incredible place when you know that it is actually a blood donation center! Probably only possible in Akihabara to find such a center with a design between Star Trek and maybe Flash Gordon :) Not the usual red cross anyway.

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


In the middle of the room was a 3D pyramidal screen (not the big cylinder, something smaller inside, I don't know how it is called), an amazing thing projecting some animation a bit like R2-D2 in Star Wars, very impressive anyway. I've heard there is only few of this system in Japan (something like less than 10!)


CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


Dollfie group picture ! (cheeese)

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


Akiba:f uses Twitter to manage and show the state of their reservation in real time.
Interesting use case of Twitter.

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition



Poken team was here as well with some special editions. Indeed, Danny's mascots got the "poken" treatment !

Then Danny introduced his special guests :

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


Boss of Good Smile Company : Aki San, figures maker and seller.

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


A gentleman representing Her Majesty the Queen! [from the British Council, maybe a first for him to be so close of the Otaku world :)]

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


And our host for the evening, representative of the center. Being based in Akihabara he did not seem surprised by the attendance. Maybe under his salary man suit there is a real Otaku ;)

The CGM Night is nice to meet comrades like the Live Bloggers team for dannychoo.com and new people. But as I said this edition was kind of a special DollFie one... So Dollfie shots again! :


CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


CGM Night - OtaCool Edition



CGM Night - OtaCool Edition



CGM Night - OtaCool Edition



CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


Danny's "girls" !

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


The CGM Night was streamed live on U-Stream thanks to Steve Nagata (a real geek, he lives in Akihabara).

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


Steve at control (in red shirt, because we were at a blood donation center ?! :)

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


The guy in the middle of the screen taking a picture is... me (there was a slight delay on the stream)

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


Then was the time for the cosplayer to enter the scene, few of them but huge success among the photographers.

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


By the way, there was so much DSLR in this room that we could have rivaled with a Yodobashi Camera photo corner! :)

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


Even the cosplayer themselves had DSLR!

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


CGM Night - OtaCool Edition



CGM Night - OtaCool Edition



CGM Night - OtaCool Edition



CGM Night - OtaCool Edition



CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


By chance, one cosplayer and a dollfie were wearing the same costume, what character is it? [yes, I am quite uncultivated at the matter...]


CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


Less geeky but at least as much important : food! [ナマステ = Namaste]

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


Danny introduced us to his own branded curry.

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


Mirai Chan everywhere!

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


Nope! Geeks and Otakus are not preparing a revolution (for what I know), this a the jan - ken - poi [Aiko desho] contest. Or in other words : paper-scizors time :)

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


To get back home with some free goodies [books and Dvds this time].

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


Time for me to go back to Yokohama (about 45 mn). And just at the bottom of the building there was this single speed waiting. Was there an Otaku/Geek rider at the party?

CGM Night - OtaCool Edition



CGM Night - OtaCool Edition


Some shop on the way to the station. Even if we are in Akihabara, I am way too shy to check inside what is it about :)...



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By lu-k At 2010-02-17 17:30:14
from Bayonne, FR
http://www.mukyaa.com

Looks like a load of fun =)
Saw you through Ustream hehe. It was quite interesting to watch, even if there was something like a 10 sec latency ^^


By JeromeSadou At 2010-02-17 17:42:11
from Yokohama || Tokyo
http://www.jeromesadou.com

He he really ? I wonder how it was to see that through the cam. It was quite fun indeed :)

ok the guy from Shibuya apple store does not seem to enjoy I comment right now the blog from one of their machine :) ...


By Emmanuel At 2010-03-09 18:13:52

http://annuaire-blogs-japon.over-blog.com/

Bonjour,
Rentré récemment du Japon o๠j’ai vécu 11 ans (Tokyo), j’essaie de garder un lien quotidien avec ce pays en surfant sur la toile et en allant régulià¨rement regarder les blogs de celles et ceux qui y vivent ou qui en parlent au travers de leur passion.
C’est ainsi que m’est venue l’idée de créer une sorte de plateforme qui recenserait par catégories les blogs dont le thà¨me central est le Japon.
La création de mon blog étant encore trà¨s récente, les blogs présentés sont ridiculement peu nombreux par rapport au nombre existant mais je compte d’ici un mois approcher le nombre de 1000. Le but n’est pas de créer un annuaire exhaustif mais de regrouper les blogs susceptibles d’intéresser par centres d’intéret.
Chaque fois que j’entre un blog, je me permets de solliciter son auteur pour m’aider à  la présentation.
Je lui demande les choses suivantes :
-une présentation (7-8 lignes maximum) de son blog.
-Le nom d’utilisateur souhaité (pseudo du blog ou véritable nom)
-La catégorie de classement souhaitée
-Les thà¨mes de présentation à  ajouter
Pour avoir une idée plus précise de ce que je fais et un aperçu de la présentation de votre blog, je vous invite à  vous rendre sur mon blog :
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Je vous remercie par avance de votre collaboration.
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PS : si vous ne souhaitez pas que votre blog soit répertorié, merci de me le faire savoir. Vos suggestions, critiques et commentaires sont les bienvenus. N’hésitez pas !


 
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