I have always heard about how Anime Expo is one of the largest Anime Conventions in North America but I have never once thought about going there myself in previous years. However, the convergence of various factors this year including the chance of meeting some of the friends I have made online at figure.fm, a trip to Volks USA and meeting Danny in person were enough to convince me to make this journey. Not to mention that based on my previous experience at Acen 2010, an anime convention is the perfect opportunity for me to take my Dollfie Dream daughter outside for some intense photo sessions without having to worry about uncomfortable stare from onlookers not familiar with Japanese anime. So, for this past weekend, I have my most pampered Dollfie Dream daughter, DD娃娃 Kiriha Kuze 紅瀬桐葉 to accompany me to Anime Expo 2010 in Los Angeles!
And here is a shot of my lovely daughter Kiriha resting outside of the hotel we stayed in!
We arrived at the hotel a good 5 hours before check-in time but luckily the lady at the counter let us check-in right the way. Here is a shot of Kiriha coming out of her traveling bag right after we got into our room and she was greeted by a new friend Mugi plushie from Lightningsabre!
剛到步, 第一件事使是將女兒從行李拿出來, 以免女兒待在行李多時而受驚。
We got a nice room with a view of the swimming pool too! Here she is sitting by the window along with Tako Luka (also from Lightningsabre).
因為取得好房間, 有泳池望, 所以立即影噃張相。
Trying out the bed we got to sleep on for the next couple of days.
After hours of traveling, we finally made it to our destination, the Los Angeles Convention Center~
經過多個小時, 終於到達我們嘅目的地, 洛杉磯會議中心。
And when we went into the Exhibit Hall, surprise surprise~
We found some bedsheet that happened to look like the He is My Master costume that Kiriha was wearing!
發現了兩張He is My Master嘅Dakimakura~
Needless to say, it was time to shoot some more photos against the perfect backdrop!
Not long after I finished my photo session with Kiriha, someone stepped in and bought the Izumi bedsheet… talk about good timing. I on the other hand, didn’t waste any time and bought the Anna bedsheet soon after XD Yuri ftw!
Since the hotel we stayed in didn’t have free wifi, we headed back to the hotel soon after and tried to get tethering working.
Kiriha was sitting next to me the whole time as I managed to get internet working through USB tethering with my G1 phone.
到咗夜晚, 桐葉又陪我攪USB tethering, 仲準備好宵夜~
And the next day, I caught a perfect opportunity to snap a shot at Kiriha just as she wakes up in the morning! The scenery was just too perfect to not take an advantage of it! This is also one of my favorite shots out of the entire weekend~
到第二朝, 捕捉到桐葉嘅起床姿態, 有夠性惑啲~差不多要鼻血~
We made our way to the convention center for a little breakfast before we start the day off~
Kiriha is happy to finally meet Danny’s Mirai Saber that she heard so much about~
They were soon joined by Mr. Postman’s daughters
and PikaChika‘s daughter
Close up shot of Mirai Saber~
And a group photo!
And after a little over a year since I came to Dannychoo.com and figure.fm, I have finally managed to meet Danny and Mirai Saber in person~
Back in the hotel, I caught a shot of Kiriha tidying herself up in front of the mirror~
Then at the Fakku X Dannychoo meetup at ESPN Zone, sitting next to Saber again for another shot~
再在ESPN Zone 和Mirai Saber 合照。
More daughters decided to join in on the fun later on, here are Sinistra‘s daughters
Ms. Geek‘s bundle of joy
And they were later joined by The-O’s Fate
And a final group photo with late arrival Jeromaru‘s Natsuki.
Took a little video fly through clip of the daughters present as well!
During the meetup, I can’t help but noticed one of the Otacool 2 cosplayers was also present, just had to take a shot of the wonderful Maridah Saber.
All of the daughters gathered outside Staple Center for another group photo after the ESPN Zone meetup~
And all the comrades stand together for post meetup group photo! Finally, a chance to finally put a face on the username! Another objective accomplished
Another group photo here with the Nokia Plaza as the backdrop during the Laser and Music show.
入黑後再以Nokia Plaza嘅Laser Show做背景合照。
More daughters showed up at Danny’s Culture Japan Panel~
最後一日, 又有更多DD在Danny嘅Culture Japan Panel出現。
Another group photo after the Culture Japan panel~
After the Culture Japan Panel, it was time to take Kiriha to Volks USA, which is another main objective of this LA Trip.
For the better part of the last 6 months or so, I have been spamming Volks USA with pictures of my DD daughters and they have always been so kind to me so I have made it a point that I must meet them in person during this trip. Many thanks for comrade Yuuichi-kun‘s offer to drive me down to Volks USA. I could have rented a car but I would be completely lost in the highway system in LA! Many thanks to you brother!
在Culture Japan Panel之後, 我便帶着桐葉到Tenshi no Sumika。
And while we were there, I took advantage of their photo space for more photos~
By the time we finished up at Volks USA, it was already mid-afternoon so it was time to head back to the hotel.
Since there weren’t any interesting things going on back at the convention, we decided to spend the rest of the afternoon in hotel~ And what better way to spend the rest of our vacation than with more photo session? After all, Kiriha just loves posing in front of the camera. And here is a shot above the hotel lobby.
之後因為動 漫博覽會已近尾聲, 所以我便和桐葉留在酒店附近影相作留念~
Public telephone is pretty rare these days, but you still got to have them.
Out in the walkway between our hotel and the World Trade Center.
And here we have Kiriha resting by the pool :3
Back in our hotel room we await the arrival of another comrade AnimeAffection.
And he brought along his Kiriha for double the fun!
And double the He is My Master Maid Set 私の御主人様 メイドドレスセット and pink panchira, this just couldn’t get any better!
A little yuri action is almost a certainty when Kiriha meets Kiriha XD
After the photo session, it was about time to pack up and go home~
After the flight and we are finally back to our home base.
And here Kiriha is riding back along with me~
DD Kiriha 桐葉 safely returned home and welcomed by her sister Airi アイリ and Asuka アスカ~
噃到屋企, Asuka 和 Airi 早就在等桐葉噃來了。