Hyper Japan Summer 2013

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So I visited Hyper Japan over the weekend on Sunday 28th July. There was a lot to see! The venue was massive but there was a lot of unused space. This may have been due to allowing extra room for people to walk around in.

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Sunday wasn’t too busy, there wasn’t a queue at the door compared to Saturday. There was a gaming section where new and retro games could be played! I tried out Wonderful 101 on the WiiU. This is a cooperative game where two people fight monsters together using the joypad to create shapes to create weapons. The weapons are created from people, imagine pikmen and calling your minions to group together and produce a sword for you.

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I also played on the Taiko drums which I found rather hard to play since the drums weren’t as responsive. The second time I played, I used the controller but unfortunately I picked up the wrong one and was playing my friends drum; so we had two players on one drum. No wonder Player1 such a high score and Player2 zero points!

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Next I tried out a very old game called Ghouls and Ghosts. Its a Japanese game where you control a spear throwing knight to kill skeletons that pop up from above or the ground. This was a fun game. It was damn hard though! Every time something would catch me out like a random skull being dropped on you or a skeleton happening to emerge where you’re standing. There was also the Nintendo SNES and Sega Mega drive too but u didn’t have a chance to play. The 8-bit and retro console machines will be at Eurogamer in October!

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Shiro-A, an electro pop performance group, performed at Hyper Japan. They were also selling tickets for their event at their stall. I’ve seen them on YouTube and love them! Its so quirky and cool. They were wearing tubes on their head and was running around the whole hall. If you visited their stand they would also let you put the tube on :)

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The food court had so much to try but it was always very busy. Queues everywhere! By the time it died down and I was able to get some the stalls had sold out. :(

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There was a small stage in one corner where they were doing small performances. I saw a lady perform Rococo, usually a male act, which is a comedy performance told by one person. Her story was simple, it was about two kids buying takoyaki but was a coin short. So the older one tricked the owner by asking for the time mid-counting his payment, so he just continued from the number the owner said. Thinking this was clever, the younger kid decided to do the same the next day. To not screw up the trick he reenacted exactly the same scene, word for word at the same stall. This made the store owner worried and asked if the kid needed to see the doctor (because he was talking to himself, hehehe). When it came to payment, the kid asked for the time half way through counting his coins but of course the time was earlier than where he stopped so he ended up paying more than he needed. The end!

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The performer had really good emotions and acting skills! I found it funny ut think she could have told a better story.

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There was also a music performance from an international flute player, shimikansen and drummer. Separate it was boring in a way but it was what they would normally play in the theatre. The flute was piercing and really high pitched but when you put them together and add in a beat it sounds amazing.

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A singer was also singing along to them and taught the audience part of the lyrics. Its so cute! Da pon da pon da pon pon. Doesn’t mean anything but it’s catchy. Some lady was looking at me weirdly because I was singing along… I gave her a “What?! She taught you too yanno!” look.

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I saw many stalls selling cute items. However I only bought a few items because I didn’t take any money out in the morning! Only had £20 on me. Luckily some stalls took card ^___^ I’ll do a full post on that later.

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Did you visit Hyper Japan? What do you like about the Japanese culture? Would you like to visit Japan? I know I want to go again!

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

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  • Jackie Harrison

    I love the ornaments you look like you had a blast doll.
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  • Never seen na event like that here on my country :)
    Those macarons cupcakes look delicious!

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  • Oooh, all that food looks delicious! I would love to try all the different kids – but what a bummer most of them were sold out. The stuff you did get looks yummy, especially the cupcake macarons!

    The make your own chopsticks booth look fun! Though I wonder how they did it. It looks like you had a lot of fun!
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    • Yes!! I really wanted to try shaved ice but the queue was always so long! I will definitely get some next time!

      They used shavers that you roll down the piece of wood to sand it down to shape. Its almost like a pencil sharpener but flat.

  • Wow, I have never experienced an event like that.
    There seemed to be a lot going on, I don’t know if I could even take it. ^_^

    It’s great that you had a good time. I like your fan. :)
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  • Cat

    Aah, I want those nendoroids! Miku ones are so hard to get :(

    Ooh, I’ve played Wonderful 101 before. I didn’t realize they finally had a title for it! I tried it out back when it had a working title called “Project P-100”. I remember it being really fun though.

    Yum, all those foods look good! I’d love to try to Taiyaki and Takoyaki. I don’t know of any place here that makes them.

    Hyper Japan sounds really fun! I wish we had something like that here. I’d love to visit Japan, and I’m actually planning on going next year!
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  • ROXTHEFOX

    Oh man Japan is like number one on my list to visit. You make me want to go there RIGHT NOW. Although I probably wouldn’t be able to stand the humidity!

    anyway, thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Would you like to follow each other to stay in touch?

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