Encounter with Nana during AFA☆

This post will be my personal experience, and of course, other admins can edit and add in theirs as well.

Sorry, there will be minimal pictures in this LONG post since no photography and videography were allowed.

Disclaimer: ALL photos with nana are not mine.
(C)AFA 13/hajime kamiisaka/
Nanaparty blog
FB page (airport)
Tokyo Otaku Mode
Robert Foo (group photo)

It will be a long post so if you want to read, please go ahead ww

ナーライオンっ(笑)

ナーライオンっ(笑)

Ahhh…
so glad that she got to take a picture with merlion and became naalion (*´艸`*)
She probably went on Sunday afternoon….

It all began on a saturday morning (actually way before that)

We tried to gather nanatards together to finish up the already binded book
It was filled with messages from us and of course fanarts.

Front Cover

Front Cover

Back Cover

Back Cover

Credits to Wendy Li for helping us with the front cover design and Gekkie for the back cover design! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

I will not go into details because that’s not the main point. (will do so in a separate post
We also made a board and after lunch we made our way to the airport to wait for Nana’s arrival………

We were there at ard 4pm waiting and there was a barricade set up at Terminal 2.
Initially calm, I became more nervous as the time approached the arrival time….
After some time at around 5pm, we thought we saw Nana with a brown bag!
Everyone started to go
“where where where” “there there, that brown bag….” “cannot see la! that guy blocked her!!!”
“is that really her?” “who? which one?” “the grey jacket one!!!” “really??!!!”

But it was a false alarm LOL (^∇^;;)
A little while more and we saw TMR!!!!!!!
He wore shades and a few police guards were escorting him………
so…..if we saw TMR it mean……..
YES NANA IS HERE TOOOOO ASDGHKLKHFDSA ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ

she saw our board and snickled ww
We held up”WELCOME TO SG” “ZUKINA” initially to wait for her reaction, which she did xD
SHE WAS SO SMALL AND CUTE OMGOSHHHHH

TMR came out 1st and we did a “WOOOO” but he walked super fast and didn’t have any response (well we did only held up “ZUKINA”)
Nana was inside a little longer (she had a red bag)

as she was approaching the automatic door, she laughed again and we held up the missing “MI” and “NA” to form “MIZUKI NANA”
she came out with ard 3 police guards (i think, i was too focused on my mission and nana ・(/Д`)・)

”あはははは!!”

”あはははは!!”

SHE’S SUPER NICE and waved at us obviously as you can see in the picture above….

and i was at the corner of the front row barricade waiting for the timing to carry out my mission…….
to pass to Nana our message book.

and so at the turning corner I reached out to her and said “プレセント”
THE BEST PART IS…..SHE ACCEPTED IT FROM ME WITH HER OWN HANDS .・゜゜・(/。\)・゜゜・.

MANY EMOTIONS OVERWHELMED ME I CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW I FEEL…….

since there was only a group of us there, we ran towards the back and shouted a lot of stuffs to which she would look into your eyes and wave and reply “arigatou” while nodding….

SO CUTE AND SMALL REALLY. VERY SMALL . (*´∀`*)

So right after she exited the terminal, I broke down and cried.

We were so worried like what if the security is too tight, what if i missed the timing to give it to her….
We had back up plans but we were not even sure if it would be allowed during the autograph session….

What better plan than to have the first plan to work out great TTATT
I cried so much (ok not really, I’M SERIOUS) that my left contact lens shifted OTZ
I was partially blind for quite a while. Thank you DarkHoliness for getting it out OTZ
(DarkHoliness: It was like a horror movie -.-” but you are welcomed LOL)

Everything was so surreal… she was like there…. SO CLOSE TO US…. (*´∀`*)
Her smile is like… awwww and she would really look into your eyes and wave at you.

That was part 1 for me….

Part 2 was my autograph session with her.
Thanks to shkify for her mistake while buying the tickets ww
It was indeed a blessing in disguise.

Day 3 we arrived at 7am in the morning at Suntec.
We wanted to Q for the stage but ended up Q-ing for the festival due to some reasons (not important)
At ard 10am, we started Q-ing for the stage. got the 2nd row due to some ahem rude staffs ahem
but 2nd row is fine as well…

not Nana-related but Ishikawa Yui was SUPER CUTE TOOOOO (Mikasa’s seiyuu from Shingekkie Shingeki no Kyojin)
[Gekkie:(oi ww]

Nana’s autograph session was at 12pm. At 12pm, there is the appearance of Ryohei Kimura and Ryouta Ousaka which I reallllllly want to stay but Nana is more important. yes.

I went off at around 11.45am and there was already quite a Q for the autograph (it was balloted and only 100 winners)

According to people’s experience with the previous artists, there was no time for you to say smth or even handshake.
You just take the poster and go. (DarkHoliness: Some of them will auto handshake you but the more famous ones/females mostly might not)

So I was quite worried and only prepared 2 lines to say in that 3secs.

While waiting for the autograph session to start, a staff suddenly said “write your name on the piece of paper!! Nana Mizuki will write your name on the poster!!!” (DarkHoliness: I JELLY D;)

ASDGHKLKHGDSA OMGOSH ASFGHJKJHFDSAA (;゙°´ω°´)

WE WENT “AHHHHHH NANA’S WRITING OUR NAME !!!” and other inaudible sounds LOL

if she’s writing our names, it means MORE TIME TO TALK TO HER….(*/∇\*)
I panicked a little and got my friend to help me compose a few more lines to say to her.
I was trying MY VERY BEST to maintain myself in the Q and the Q started to move slowly………

full account of what i talked with Nana (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

full account of what i talked with Nana (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

SO HAPPY OMGOSH SHE REMEMBERED ME (´;д;`)
SHE LIKES OUR BOOK (when she said that, she had some gestures, which my friends who were looking saw and they cheered!)
I SAID EVERYTHING I WANTED. NO REGRETS.
I SHOOK HER SOFT HANDS. NO REGRETS.
I LOOK AT HER DIRECTLY FOR LIKE PROBABLY MORE THAN 30SECS. NO REGRETS

~~~
Gekkie: (what i saw/experience) THE CROWD WHICH WAS  THERE TO SEE NANA DURING THE AUTOGRAPH SESSION WAS HUGE.

We all had to squeeze in that small crossroad space, and I heard that the horipro booth tv was almost(?) knocked down (sumimasen)
(DarkHoliness: YES IT NEARLY FELL IT WAS SCARY) ww

After quite a long while of tiptoeing and trying to see her (me being not very tall and nana being chibi size doesn’t help ;A;)
somehow, I managed to make my way to the front, and thanks a lot to other fans to let me in front. m(_ _)m

ANYWAY, after getting a view of nana (SO CUTE OMG), JH was the among the first few that I know that got the autograph. he asked for nana’s handshake and nana happily shake back! After that, I immediately turned to the people queuing, fans that I recognize are there again, and told them that “YOU CAN SHAKE NANA’S HAND!!!!” and there was an mini uproar there😄 www

when airisu’s (xiaobear) turn arrived,
when nana remembered about the book, her face totally lit up even more and keep doing the thumbs up sign to airisu! she was smiling super radiantly and did some book flipping action with her hand (I presumed she meant that she read the book and love it XD)

p.s. she was super cute, she would send the person off by looking and waving (while they are walking off), and then turn her head the other side and look expectantly at the person who is arriving next and starts waving at them. SOOO CUTTEEEEEEE
~~~~~~

I didn’t cry this time (tried my hardest to control my tears YAY)
Overjoyed is not enough to describe my feelings.

What’s more, the posters were presigned.
which means she probably requested the staffs to ask for our names so she could make it more personalized for us.

私の宝物です。

私の宝物です。

No other artists this year has done that. That poster is exclusively ours.
Nana is super nice to us fans and humble as well …

(According to ヘイちゃん: whenever possible, Nana always writes names when signing autographs, as a way to prevent reselling for profit. not 100% sure but I think it’s a sigma7 rule)

THANK YOU SIGMA7 m(_ _)m
you gave me more time to interact/talk to Nana TTATT

Side note: she pointed at those who wore her LIVE T-shirts but she didn’t for me since I asked her a question instead ww (I wore live grace opus II red french horn T-shirt)
It’s ok, she remembered me and I talked to her for a considerably long time as compared to others.\(*T▽T*)/

She was really super cuteeeeeeee. she made that “trying to remember who I am” face which was AWWWWWWW

Her dress during the autograph session. took it from nanaparty.

Her dress during the autograph session. Took it from nanaparty.

ok ok … let me move on to the next part if not it will be never ending….

We went back to the stage for the stage greeting and LUCKILY I made it for the 2nd half of Ryohei Kimura and Ryouta Ousaka session. They were so funny😄
and there was a VTR message from Asami Seto (shoko’s seiyuu) and Fukuyama Jun (A-drei’s seiyuu)
SASUGA JUN! REALLY VERY TROLL HAHAHAHAHAH
He was having so much fun teasing Kimura-san and Ousaka-san in his VTR

After them it was obviously STAGE APPEARANCE.
which means,
NANA !!!!!!

”いくぜ!”

”私と契約します”

*no she didn’t say that. Ousaka-san did ww*

She is smiling brightly throughout the whole thing and only she will keep turning left and right to look at the person talking (be it the hosts or the other artists)
Everyone else was looking forward ww
TMR whispered to Nana at one point in time about something.
Apparently someone held a “近藤さん” uchiwa ww (good job girl!)

Occasionally she would look at the audience and wave at those who waved at her.
she only waved in my direction once (it’s enough XD)

DarkHoliness: I kept trying to wave at her at every chance I get LOL (when she is not looking at the translator)

~~~
Gekkie: somehow, I was standing right infront of her during the main stage M&G :D:D:D:D when nobody was waving yet, I waved at her. she noticed and she looked back at me and waved back twiceeeee!!!(different timings) and then the frenzy of waving started www
~~~

We left the hall after the stage greeting for lunch and had our own free time for AFA until 5.30pm

At 5.30pm, we gathered together and waited for people to arrive.
At around 6.1opm, we went down, near the route for VIP seating holders.

We then formed a circle and did what Nana usually do before her live.

“SEI NO! “

“ICHI NI SAN SHI GO ROKU… NANA!!!!!!!”

i’m sure we were very conspicuous during day 3 of AFA for the whole day LOL

I will only give brief content on the other artists. This post will get super long if i give a detailed account ww
The concert started quite promptly and first up was angela.

It was surprisingly super enjoyable and fun ww
especially the phrase “boku janai” ww
Atsuko-san was introducing the band members and introduced KATSU as “L-Elf”
we were stunned for a few secs but still cheered😄
KATSU was like “ehh?? me? me? L-Elf?! BOKU JANAI! BOKU JANAI!!”
HAHAHAHA…
Their mc was very funny as well, making fun of the phrase “boku janai”

They were talking about themselves being featured on our newspaper and my friend held up his copy and was taken by KATSU to show it to us~

"コレ、僕です!僕です!僕です♡"

“コレ、僕です!僕です!僕です♡”

Not this copy(i’m not exactly sure) but ya he continued trolling with the phrase, modifying it to “僕です!僕です!僕です!”😄
(https://twitter.com/angela_KATSU/status/398851049361924096)

Next was ELISA. SUPER TALL. AND 天然? w
She asked us why merlion spit out water. HAHAHAHA SO CUTE. (。 >艸<)
(DarkHoliness: I thought she asked why there was a smaller lion behind that one LOL)
(Me: eh?! really?! I took it from twitter… ((((;゜Д゜))) )
In any case, she really likes our Merlion HAHAHAH 

During mcs she would try to recall what to say to us in english.
She said that she ate chicken rice and it was very delicious. Then she went back to drink some water to which someone shouted “Is the water tasty?”
She replied with… “ehh? Water has no taste”😄 so cuteeeeee
And in another mc… she said….
“I am very…. wet.” (she’s trying to say she’s sweating a lot ww)
(DarkHoliness: SHE’S VERY CUTE!! And that English error….. >///< iccha dame da yo Elisa-sama LOL)
HAHAHAHA!!! and all of us went NONONONO!!! 
She saw us and replied “ehh no?? chigau?? ohh… cultural difference” (*≧▽≦) Elisa-san …

Her live was spectacular.
Her high notes were just  brilliant. Nuff’ said.
Enjoyed it a lot. (*≧▽≦)ノシ))

During the interval, i talked to the taiwanese TMR fan beside me (i talked to her before the concert too)
we chatted about Nana, about how nice she is to us for the autograph session and her upcoming live in taiwan (spread more nana love (*≧▽≦)ノ )

TMR really got us super high and I was totally drained. o(≧∇≦o)
He sang A LOT of songs CONTINUOUSLY and I just kept jumping like mad.
VERY VERY HIGH.
I thought I was gonna die LOL
Not much mcs, he didn’t give us anytime to rest at all LOL

After his part. it was… TIME FOR ENCOREEEEEEEEEEE (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

Which means….. TMRXNANA!!!! (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

The interval was SUPER SHORT (they don’t need to re-setup the stage since it is still TMR’s band)

but when Nana came out, INSTANT RECHARGED. (ノ≧∀≦)ノ
I jumped super high during their songs, probably like 40cm away from the ground. LOL

\はい/ \はい/ \はい/ \はい/

\はい/ \はい/ \はい/ \はい/!!

NANA AGAINNNNNN!!!
幸せだーーーーーーーー!!!!!!!\(T∇T)/

They sang:
PRESERVED ROSES
KAKUMEI DUALISM
HEART OF SWORD

"闭じ込めた生命の  孤独を君に捧げる"

“闭じ込めた生命の 
孤独を君に捧げる”

"革命をLET'S SHOUT!!!"

“革命をLET’S SHOUT!!!”

(the photos may not be at the exact moment where the lyrics is sang. they may not even be that song. adding in for caption purpose only.)

Preserved Roses got us high already.
Kakumei Dualism got us EVEN higher.
Heart of Sword EVEN EVEN higher.

What is climax. There’s no limit ww

奈々様!こち見て!

奈々様!こち見て!

The mcs with nana was super cute as well.
She announced that there will be a live screening of her live in taiwan in singapore!!
and then she did her \BANZAI/ \BANZAI/ \BANZAI/ move \(≧▽≦\) \(≧▽≦)/ (/≧▽≦)/

no this is not the banzai move ww

no this is not the banzai move ww

SUPER CUTE IN PERSON. I’M LIKE AHHHHH KAWAIII (from my seat, whispered to myself LOL)

sadly, very disappointed in the lack of responses since ya, there is not only Nana fans for VVV night so it’s understandable that they didn’t know it was a banzai cue.

but i’m sure all nana fans shouted banzai with her from our seats!

there was also a Nana call as well and she mawatte-ed herself ww
TMR got jealous and said to us “I’m still here” ww
then came a TMR call ww

“TMR TMR TMR TMR!”

The last song was HOS.
when they went to the 2 ends of the stage, nana went to the left (facing the stage) and she waved to the left side for very long and TMR came over and purposely knocked into Nana ww
Nana almost fell but TMR supported her in time😄 (gekkie: he held her waist to support her😄 I am pretty sure that is the closest they have ever been tgt www)
Nana retaliated by knocking into him back ww

She then went to the other side and waved.

After the song, there was a TMR! NANA! TMR! NANA! call
SOOOOO HAPPYYY \o/
Nana gave us a heart sign and kept waving while moving back.

Before she disappeared from our sight, she blew us a kiss.

INSTANT DEATH. OMGOSH.

My first live with Nana. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GLAD that she came.
BEST AFA LIVE SO FAR.

Her costume~ She wore it in the VVV event in sept as well

Her costume~ She wore it in the VVV event in sept as well

The end of my VERY long post.

Sorry for the fangirling and for boring you out if you did read it till the end.

A separate post will be made once certain announcement is released.

Please wait for it m(_ _)m  ww

Will never forget my AFA experience this year.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHOM I MET.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR EFFORT AND STICKING WITH US THROUGH THESE 2-3DAYS.
THANK YOU TMR FOR THE COLLABORATION. WITHOUT IT, IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE.
THANK YOU NANA FOR COMING!!!!!!!!!

not all but most of my 奈々仲間!

not all but most of my 奈々仲間!

Thank you Robert for taking this picture for us! ヽ( ★ω★)ノ

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14 responses to “Encounter with Nana during AFA☆

  • gunsmithcat

    Thanks for this nice story and to share it with us. You people will cherish this day forever. I’ve met the bassist and guitarist of the Bangles 12 years ago, and still remember every bit.

    Nana always goes out of her way to be nice to anyone, but she somehow still ups the ante. Always doing another extra spin to make it more personal. She is always so engaging!

    I didn’t read anywhere you would give her a book with messages. But i’m not even from Asia, could i still have send something for it? Well, its too late anyway. As a Nana fan from the other side of the world; i’ll always feel either locked in or out.😉

    Also, that bit where TMR got jealous was hilarious. Well, Mr. Average Singer, thats what you get for being with Nana onstage! Don’t let your anger out on her just because she is awesome! Be grateful she even looks at you, pawn, and quit manhandling her! Sheesh!😉

    I guess this whole Singapore she-bang will end up on either Nana Clips 6, or the next live Bluray/DVD. I really want to see this autograph session.

    A shame it were only three songs, but she certainly will come back. That live screening is just another step towards that. The next year will be very interesting in terms of international activities.

    Nana begins.

    It will be very simple too. They just have to invent a parallel universe where any day has 48 days and Nana doesn’t have to sleep anymore.🙂

    Still, hopefully Asia won’t become the new Japan for her.

    Thanks again for sharing it with us blonde haired scumbags. Locked out of everything…..locked….out. *sob*

    • xiaobear

      Ahhh sorry D:
      We didn’t open it up to everyone because we wanted to make this book specially from Singapore (but we collected 1 from Malaysia and 1 from Indonesia) since she is stepping onto our homeground.
      If we were to open it up to everyone, the book will be too thick and we really lack the time and ability to fully translate every message ^^;;

      This project is different from the previous Tokyo Dome celebration album afterall… so i’m sorry m(_ _)m

      I reallllly doubt it will be on the BD tho… but we still can hope for it.

      Aww… one day Nana will travel over to your side!!! ONE DAY!
      AX <— maybe ww

      And you are welcome!
      i'll be editing the post and uploading some more Nana pictures from facebook!

  • gunsmithcat

    Oh, btw, the books illustration is great! Nana’s spirit and personality is very well captured, even the little rat admires her.😀

  • rainydanz

    i jelly you for the sign >.< you all are so damn lucky, and at the same time, i really feel happy for you too ^^ i guess afa this year was a very good experience for all of us =)

  • rainydanz

    Reblogged this on Danny's Blog of fandom and commented:
    What happened when nana came over to Singapore for AFA 2013!!!

  • Jorene

    I got her sign too and I was at the right side of the stage D39!!!!!! I was jumping up and down the moment she came on stage and she waved directly straight in my direction!!!!! I hope she saw me cause im about 5cm shorter than her and there was this huge guy in front of me… SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ShouTakuya

    Wow!
    Congratulations to you all ^^
    I feel your joy on each and every word you wrote

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