C3 in Hong Kong 2012 preview

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C3 in Hong Kong is coming back for the third time. The event will last from 9th to 12th March in Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Run mainly by Japanese hobby firms, this event is essentially the Hong Kong version of the C3 x Hobby event, now known as CharaHobby C3xHOBBY (キャラホビ C3×HOBBY) that takes place in Tokyo every summer.

The times for the opening hours will be as followed:
9th March (Friday): 13:00 - 21:00
10th March (Saturday): 11:00 - 20:00
11th March (Sunday): 11:00 - 19:00


Confirmed guests for the event include Nanamorichuu☆Gorakubu (七森中☆ごらく部, a group consists of characters from the anime), Masayuki Ozaki (尾崎雅之, director of Tiger & Bunny), Masakazu Morita (森田成一, seiyuu for Barnaby Brooks Jr. in Tiger & Bunny), Ai Nonaka (野中藍, seiyuu for Kyouko Sakura of Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Meme Touwa of Depna Onna to Seishun Otoko), singer Chiaki Ishikawa (石川智晶), Shoji Kawamori (河森正治, director of Aquarion EVOL and Macross), and many more.

Some of the event exclusive merchandises are listed below:

BANDAI
HGUC 1/144 DELTA PLUS COATING ver HK$400
HG 1/144 Forever Gundam GPB-D Color Saki Mishima Ver. + Action Base 3 Blue HK$260
HG 1/144 Beginning Gundam GPB-J Clear IFS Ver. + Action Base 3 Red HK$260
S.H.Figurarts BARNABY BROOKS JR.(DARKNESS BUNNY EDITION) HK$450
EXCLUSIVE INSPIRATION MODEL ZAKU × ASHLEY WOOD HK$2,599

SQUARE-ENIX
Play Arts Kai Super Street Fighter IV Ryu Exclusive Color Ver HK$440
Play Arts Kai Super Street Fighter IV Chun-li Exclusive Color Ver HK$440
Play Arts Kai Super Street Fighter IV Gouki / Akuma Exclusive Color Ver HK$440
Play Arts Kai Super Street Fighter IV Cammy Exclusive Color Ver HK$440


Like last year, I will spend a day or two to check out this event.

But looking at the guest list, it appears that I haven't watched any of the shows they contribute to. I am now really behind on anime these days orz...


Official website:
http://www.c3hk.com.hk
http://www.facebook.com/C3HongKong