Hyper Japan Christmas Market.
I reported on the summer version of this a few months back but this is less game orientated and much more to do with Japanese Culture overall, also its had a move from Earls Court to Olympia. So you had guests by visual artists like Siro A and Jpop singers as well as all the geeks and fangirls cosplaying. There were still a lot of food stands and places to grab a sake, including some traditional sweet stalls and a place selling iron teapots of all things.
Gaming this time was represented by Capcom which had a bank of flatscreen TV's playing Ultra Streetfighter 4 and Monster Hunter, as well as some ugly Minecraft style Ken and Ryu stands.
|Ryu + Steroids not a pretty sight.|
|I demand that this be an actual FF release|
There was a lot of merchandise for sale upstairs along with wall scrolls and swords were a shed load of toys from various manga and games. Was debating getting a Luigi Keyring for my cousin and me but decided to chance it with some Persona 4 the Animation blind bags. Got the secret rare as well which is Margaret dressed as Marylin Monroe. Cue crap picture.
|About life size here.|
Finally they had a lot of people cosplaying including many many gothic lolitas and Mario and Luigi sitting around which was nice. Don't know when the next one is on but will definitely be going.