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So many activities that you did not know which way to turn! - 11th Impact

At Japan Expo, associations create a crazy atmosphere by organizing hundreds of activities, on their booths but also in the activity rooms of the festival! So many good times to remember…

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Activity rooms

 

The two activity rooms as well as the Karaoke & music room got very enthusiastic cheers from the public who sometimes had to stand outside the rooms to try and catch a glimpse of the stage or take part to the activities! Karaoke, quizzes, blindtests and more attracted thousands of fans!

Karaoke is always one of the attendees’ favorite activities: they rushed to the many sessions proposed by the associations KajiaN, Tengumi and BulleJapon. The latter also organized the Karaoke Party Time Saturday on the main stage!

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On top of Karaoke, there were many activities at Japan Expo, including on the main stage. The Quiz du Chaos (chaos quiz) by Flander’s Company, the French cult series broadcast on the TV channel Nolife, was very successful, testing the geek culture of the audience, as well as NOOB vs Roxor and their Jeu de Rôle Massivement Multipublic (Massively multiplayer online role-playing game)!

Tengumi and BulleJapon highlighted all the Manga, Anime, Drama and J-Music cultures: quizzes, games and other activities all pleased the attendees.

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The public could see again the duo ☆Wotaku World Wave☆ in the activity room, with DJ Kunio♂ and the singer Jun.


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The associations on their booth

 

Associations organized a lot of activities on their booths to entertain the public. For example the members of ANIGETTER shared their passion for scale models. The attendees could admire many of their creations but also try papercraft. This year, scale models were alive: a real model track with radio-controlled cars allowed to discover the world of RC Drift, an activity which comes straight from Japan.

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Back at Japan Expo, the Batting Center welcomed all those who wished to discover Japanese baseball! Demonstrations took place in an air-filled roadshow surrounded by security nets. Instructors taught the attendees who bravely tried it. An exhibition also presented the greatest Japanese baseball teams!


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Car lovers enjoyed the Tuning area, exhibiting breathtaking models. These Japanese sports cars are the work of people who do their best to embellish these original artistic items!

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The association FREELUG exhibited impressive models, entirely made of LEGO© pieces!


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Finally those who felt like having some fun with their friends could go to the Cosmic Laser booth where they put on an electronic jacket, got a laser gun and launched an attack at their enemies. Another possibility was the Hasbro booth and its air-filled area dedicated to the NERF shooting game.

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Exhibitions

 

The Shôtarô ISHINOMORI exhibition presented the endless work of this “king of Manga” thanks to illustrations, photos and figurines. Beyond Manga, he was also interested in live animation and we owe him some innovations such as heroes in armor, the mythical Sentai and Tokusatsu, and their enemy giant monsters, still popular today. He remains to this day the most prolific Mangaka in the history of Manga. He died in 1998, leaving 770 titles, which makes about 128.000 Manga pages.

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The Capucinteam also made an exhibition about Saint Seiya. Figurines from the series were set in miniature props made by the members of the Capucinteam themselves, fans of Saint Seiya, reproducing scenes from the Manga and the Anime.

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