SMASH! 2012 Round Up
SMASH! 2012 was huge. Upon entering the main exhibitor floor it was immediately apparent that, compared to last year, numbers were well and truly up. Perhaps because of the fantastic line up of stars or perhaps because the state of anime fandom in Australia is on the rise. Either way, we had a ball at SMASH! and look forward to 2013.
Follow on after the jump to check out a few photos from throughout the day (click to enlarge) and don't forget to check out our coverage of the Madman panel, the Hanabee panel and our interview with the lovely Sakura Tange!
|The first 2 JFF films have been announced and I will be returning as an official reviewer!|
|The grand prize winner at this years SMASH! Gunpla Cup|
|Ken bombs out in the Madman Jan Ken Pon challenge|
|Madman's Sly Jan Ken Pon's so hard that his hand disintegrates|
|Great cosplay of Shiemi from Blue Exorcist|
|Kisame Hoshigaki from Naruto readies for battle|
|Ulquiorra Cifer from Bleach|
|The Gunpla workshop was flat out all day and was a hit with kids, and big kids alike.|
|Hanabee present their inaugural convention panel|
|Sanada Yukimura and Date Masamune from Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings. |
These guys looked great!
|The Madman booth was at least 3 deep all day. |
I didn't even manage to get in there myself!
|Crow from Bakuman|
|Although I can't confirm the exact character, I think this is Mitsuko Souma from Battle Royale|
|The Japan Foundation poto boot was a stroke of genius and was flat out all day long!|