Anime Garden 2018 at Gardens by the Bay | Mar 17, 2018

Anime Garden 2018 | Gardens by the Bay
Anime Garden 2018 | Gardens by the Bay

A brief visit to Anime Garden 2018 at Gardens by the Bay.

Popped by Gardens by the Bay Supertree Grove in the afternoon to check out Anime Garden 2018.

Cosplay isn’t my thing, to be honest. For that matter, neither is Pikachu too. But, one should always expand one’s horizons, yes? (Translate: I’ve been posting too little about Anime)

Anyhow, I’ve been night-binging on Anime over the last six months too, thanks to Netflix, and so I thought I just might run into a few familiar characters.

(This is a short pictorial post, BTW. As I discovered during my visit, I’m quite “uninformed” about the world of cosplaying, to say the least)

Anime Garden 2018 Stage.
Anime Garden 2018 main stage. People were already queuing for the celebrity cosplayers’ autograph session when I arrived.
Gardens by the Bay Anime Garden 2018
Cosplayers and admirers. (The latter includes me, of course)
Anime Garden 2018 Pokémon Game Booths
Pokémon Game Booths, one of the main attractions of the event. I couldn’t even get near!
Kirito Cosplay
A very cool-looking Kirito from Sword Art Online.
Gardens by the Bay Cosplay
These two look great! Don’t they?
Pikachu Parade at Gardens by the Bay
And of course, pika pika. Pika pika, pika piiiiii ka piii! (Super noisy and long queue for selfies with him)

Other than Pikachu, there were several other attractions in the garden.

a.M.A.Z.E. in Wonderland | Gardens by the Bay
a.M.A.Z.E. in Wonderland. An Alice in Wonderland inspired giant card maze. It was a little smaller than I expected, though.
Gardens by the Bay Movie Screening
Screening of Kimi no Na wa scheduled for later in the evening. As I’ve already watched this twice, and failed in my attempts to read the novel, I didn’t stay for this.

Last but not least, the celebrity cosplayer autograph session. I have to confess I was quite lost during this, not having visited any cosplay event for years. And so all I can say is, they look like living dolls! Truly the, erm, fantasy of, 3D fantasy lovers, to quote Shinpachi from Gintama.

Anime Garden 2018 Celebrity Cosplayer Meet and Greet
The bubbly emcee for the session. She spoke both Japanese and English so flawlessly.
Anime Garden 2018 Singapore
Ms Angie from Malaysia. She’s the stuff of dreams!

The Japanese-themed event lasted a fortnight. With the next weekend featuring … an Electone performance!

Anime Garden 2018 at Gardens by the Bay
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Anime Garden 2018 at Gardens by the Bay
Brief visit to Anime Garden 2018 at Gardens by the Bay Supertree Grove. Takeaway from this trip: I need to brush up on my Anime cosplay knowledge.

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