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The sights and sounds of Anime Festival Asia 2017

One of the largest anime events held outside of Japan, the 10th annual festival in Singapore took place on November 24 to 26 and drew plenty of cosplayers and attendees.

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The first thing you'll see upon entering the event halls is this giant Gundam Exia model.

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AFA 2017's creator hall, packed with fans looking for merchandise. 

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The cosplay competition had plenty of impressive entries and fans gawking at the outfits. 

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''Idolmaster'' fans doing fan chants drew plenty of amused glances as they loudly cheered and sang along to the broadcast.

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If you're a fan of the ''Full Metal Panic!'' anime, you'll be pleased to know it's returning this year in fall.

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A keyframe art from upcoming anime ''Violet Evergarden.'' The anime from Kyoto Animation will debut on Netflix next year. 

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Despite baseball not being huge in Singapore, this virtual baseball game drew plenty of interest.

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UFO instant noodles from Japan are a must try -- they are eaten dry without any soup and are absolutely delicious.

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''Mofy'' is an animated series from Japan for children that uses stop motion to capture the lovable cotton wool-made characters.

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A interactive tabletop display lets attendees check out Japanese artists and their music.

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Cosplayers turn themselves into new characters at a booth dedicated to chibi fans. Chibi is a form of animation that turns characters into short versions of themselves. 

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A chibi version of Harley Quinn is adorable.

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This amazing Goku figurine from ''Dragon Ball Z'' looks like it has just popped right from the anime.

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A very detailed Super Saiyan 4 Goku figurine drew the eye.

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''Dragon Ball GT'' figurines doing the iconic fusion dance pose. If you're a fan, you'll know what this is. 

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The RX-0 Gundam Unicorn 02 Banshee is amazing to behold.

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This Millennium Falcon is built from a model kit.

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One of Japan's most popular manga, ''One Piece,'' had an eye-catching display.

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Domo-kun, mascot of Japan's national NHK broadcaster, had a mini exhibit. This one's showing off idol Domos in action. Idols are basically manufactured stars that are marketed for their cuteness in Japan.

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A Domo-kun fan takes a picture with a mascot. 

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Domo-kun starts some drumming action.

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Domo-kun joins a wooly mammoth.

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Male cosplayers also showed up in amazing costumes.

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Attendees posed with cosplayers at the event. 

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Who loves Pikachu? Everyone!

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A cosplayer poses next to similarly clad anime characters.

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Those abs are real.

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These dino cosplayers drew plenty of laughs as they waddled around the halls.

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A cosplayer poses with her elaborate costume. The detailing on her sword is amazing.

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