Super Saturday @ Anime North 2013 – Club XIII Review, Photoshoot, Shopping, Sushi & UMBRELLA and AWOI Concert
Again most of my pictures are on my camera so I will post them up when I get home sunday night on a separate post. The ones that Are worth showing from my phone I’ll put here. Also, if my spelling and grammar are terrible its because its late and I’ve had a packed crazy day.
Saturdays at anime north are the most exciting in my opinion. There is just so much to do, in the day that your just constantly scrambling from building to building and from event to event. I woke up at 9 to get ready for cosplaying and to get to the J-idol auditions that started at 10 and ended at 12:30. Sadly I didn’t make the cut this year =( so I was kind of depressed , not only because I thought my audition was ok, but also because I missed the chance to line up for the Maid Cafe called ‘Cafe Delish’. The ‘Cafe Delish’ Cafe at Anime north is so popular that people start lining up at 9am just to get in (the first seating starts at 12). In all my years of going to anime north I have never been to Cafe Delish because I’ve never had the chance to line up early enough to get in. So after my disappointment in my j-idol audition and the disappointment finding out that I couldn’t go to Cafe Delish I decided that I would drown my sorrows in the Dealers Room for some shopping therapy before my appointment at the ‘Club XIII’ Host Club. I was soooo excited for this host club like you do not believe. I ended up buying a very gorgeous Sephiroth poster from the artist alley.
I usually don’t buy posters becuase I don’t really have that much space for them, nor do I really spend time in my room other than to sleep… HOWEVER… I honestly have never seen a drawing of Sephiroth that was as sexy as this one. I was like super nosebleed fountain when I saw it. Sephiroth rivals Sheshomaru as my Sexiest Villain of all time. I personally think that Sheshoumaru is so Tsundere that it drives me absolutely wild, it also helps that he is SUPER overpowering over every single person in the Inu-Yasha Universe and that he is tall and gorgeous. Sephiroth, in the other hand, (in my opinion) if he ever would love a woman would be a HUGE sadist teaser who would torture, torment and tease you until you beg him to take you right then and there!!! And in the poster that I bought, he has this naughty smirk on his sexy face that just…*SIGH*… portrays this kind of Sexy-Sadist-Sephiroth I have in my mind perfectly.
So after getting that beauty of a poster I headed over to the ClubXIII Host Club for my Seating with Jun. I was SO RETARDEDLY excited for this because it was my first time going to a host club. Not only that but the Pictures on ClubXIII’s Facebook of all the hosts and butlers are gorgeous! I ended up picking Junn because in his picture he is super adorable! I didn’t know from his picture that he is super tall (well compared to me)! I always admire tall asian guys because they are so rare, like my boyfriend for example, is 5’6 but when I wear heels that he likes I always end up taller than him. I donno if it’s just me but guys who tower over me and make me feel small and dainty – which I am neither, lol. But that’s just me going on a HUGE tangent. The Host club seating was really short, only 30 min and It flew by super fast =(, but that was because we were having so much fun and having nice conversation. I got Junn all to myself because no one else had booked him for that particular time slot, LUCKY ME! What I liked about him is that he was so casual and made great conversation with me. He was honest and sweet and very friendly. I got to see the other hosts interact too, and I happened to catch a glimpse of Jae and another host play the POCKEY GAME! It was totally a super MOE moment! MOE TO THE MAX, Like RENGE (from Ouran High School Host Club) kind of Moe! I got a little piece of cake and a Tea which was satisfactory as usual from the hotel – I didn’t come for the food anyways and I doubt that anyone would ever go to a Host club for the food so it didn’t really matter if it was amazing or not. I also interacted with Hikaru (I think it was) and Danny a little bit and they were both so funny and adorable. These hosts are all so friendly to their customers and to each other it makes such a nice environment. We were all talking and laughing and having so much fun that it ended so quickly I couldn’t believe it. I was really sad that it was over when it did. Being a bartender/waitress for a few years, I know what It feels like to be a “hostess” especially to my regular customers at the bar who to me honest are extremely needy and demanding of attention. It was honestly really nice to be the one on the other side of the metaphorical bar so to speak – to be taken care of and waited upon as the customer instead of the ‘hostess’. Even if I end up going to a regular bar that has a male bartender I don’t tend to get the same type of treatment as when I or my female co-workers treat our customers. To be honest these bartenders are usually older men who aren’t into anime or guys who have personalities that I can’t really relate to. So this is an experience would never forget, and I will be a repeat customer every year, and promote it myself so that it gets more popular and sticks around the convention for the long run. Although it was super simple and casual I found it a great experience and enjoyed every minute of it. (To learn more about Club XIII visit their Facebook page here!)
I ended up after that doing a Photo shoot with Cosplayers Canada after that which was an amazing experience as well. the photographer was really friendly and helpful. I honestly have never done a Photo shoot before for cosplay so I felt kinda shy and nervous. It ended up a lot of fun and he ended up taking some really nice pictures of me in my ‘Revolutionary Girl Utena’ cosplay. I will post them up when I get them from him. There were others who complemented on my Cosplay and took pictures as well and that made me happy. I’m glad that people still recognize Utena even though it is and anime that is more than 20 years old. I will personally never get sick of it and consider it a Classic.
I also headed to the dealer’s room to see if that Sannosuke Body pillow which I regretted not buying on Friday was there and just as I expected, someone had bought it. However the lady at the booth told me that the sell a Saito one on their website so that made me super happy. I ended up getting a regular sized Sanno one which was just as amazing, so I could have Sanno AND Saito on my bed and still have room for myself. The situation ended up better than I originally planned!
After that I ended up meeting with my good friend Derwin who I always see at Anime North and together we u=hunted down some BluRays I was wanting to buy. I ended up buying Ouran HighSchool Host Club, Claymore and ‘X TV'(in DVD). Then we ended up going to the Doubletree hotel for dinner at the sushi restaurant there. It was an amazing meal, some of the best sushi I’ve ever tasted in Toronto. Plating was beautiful and the taste of each fish was absolutely phenomenal. Even the squid sushi tasted so buttery and full of clean fresh flavour. We also had dessert which was a Fruit Kanten with green tea ice cream which I’ve never had before and it was also top-notch. I might even go there for dinner tomorrow even though its pricy, because they really do put all other sushi restaurants I’ve been to shame.
And after I headed to the J-rock Concert with Awoi and Umbrella. I will cover that in a separate post because It would make this one way too long and It is almost 4am and I want to sleep so I can check out of the hotel properly and go to my cosplay panels tomorrow morning. At this point I still haven’t taken off my makeup from today because I’ve been so busy with everything. All I’ll say for now is that the concert was awesome and both bands are super talented and have great presence on stage.
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