"This is a blog about Ginga series (a fan blog, more or less)
But also Yoshihiro Takahashi and his work as ; Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, Yamato, Fang , Giant, Densetsu Weed, Orion, and others.
So the blog is more a way for me to write about my passion, perhaps addiction in my life : )
There are talk, theory, ideas .So I don't clam to be an expert , I'm just Ginga insane and like to talk, write. Perhaps we together on the blog can find clues, theory, idea's about the merchandise, item's. And bring more lights on things"
! Beware !
The Blog site can give out spoilers (I will warn aswell) And I can also write about topic that can have violence, bloody contain.
Many of
Yoshihiro Takahashi can hold such theme & contain. But I probably will warn at the start on the blog, is that is necessary.
Other then that there are just my thought and ideas as a ginga insane collector ; )

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Yoshihiro Takahashi in Finland

Those magic days in Finland  :  )
I'm still a bit speechless about the event
At Helsinki, bookstore; Suomalainen kirjakauppa 
Date 17.7-2012
For those that have missed the event :
Yoshihiro Takahashi said last year that he will come back to Finland . 
To meet the fans one more
Well some maybe thought that he didn't really meant it

So guess that fans were excited to hear in May that Yoshihiro Takahashi would come back this year too . Yoshihiro Takahashi Animeconiin ,
In Japan Yoshihiro Takahashi had just had the 40 th anniversary at the Manga art Museum
for his mangaka career.
I thought after this I hope that Yoshi will take a take off, you know get some vacation.
But to the surprise Yoshihiro Takahashi plan to visit Finland one more time 

Soon the Yoshihiro Takahashi schedule came for us fans

12.7  Thursday
Time : 16.00 -17:30
In the center of Helsinki bookstore, called Akateeminen kirjakauppa
Small interview, autographs

Fanmeeting in office place of Tammi, Korkeavuorenkatu  (only chosen ones, from a contest )
Time: 18.00 - 19.00 

Time: 13:30-15:00
Oulu's Akateeminen kirjakauppa
Small Interview, Autographs

14 -15.7 
Saturday - Sunday
Kuopion musiikkikeskus , Kuopio's music center
The  Animecon/
Animecon IX
Interviews, autographs, group pictures.
The Finnish Ginga fan club "Suomen Hopeanuoli-fanit ry"  had a Ginga Room
at the Animecon.

But there were also the: Hopeanuoli Musical

Helsinki, Suomalainen kirjakauppa (bookstore)Time: 11.00
Small Interview and Autographs


I really wanted to go on the Animecon IX , see the Hopeanuoli Musical
But sometime things in life take a change.
Personal issues, family things and money made this a bit impossible for me .
At same time I'm not so glad of to many people around , crowded I mean.

So when the days when slowly by I were planing to take a fast trip over to Finland.
That tripe went as a last minute thing
I'm really grateful that I got a dear friend that help me out.
Thank you Anttu  ,I can't thank you enough

To tell the true I like Finland , very much
There are a different atmosphere then in Sweden. And everyone are so calm, polite and kind.
I just had a awesome time  those days I were in Finland: I wish that I could be there a bit longer.
But perhaps I will plan better next time , so there isn't last minute ting   : )

I came on a Monday and the plan were to go to the bookstore on Thursday at Helsinki.
You can guess I were excited  ;  )
So at the bookstore; Suomalainen kirjakauppa , in Helsinki.
The thing that hit me were the atmosphere and the respect the people gave Yoshihiro Takahashi .
Everyone were so calm , but yet you could see the excited, the happiness to see Yoshi himself and get autograph.
We got numbers on paper to stand in line when the autograph session should start.
I guess that  will made it more easy to keep a track on the line and people. 

As you see I got two numbers.
At the first time Yoshihiro heard me talking to the translator
Yes I talk in English more of the trip. Or Swedish/English  sometimes
And then Yoshi smiled and said : Oh Sweden
It were nice to see the smiles of Yoshihiro  ^^
There were many people there in the small bookstore .
And there were some that were for sure wondering hm what is this about  thoughts
One other thing that were so great were the fact the ages on fans. 
There were so many different ages groups and so many different people at the signing. 

I think that it most be amazing for Yoshihiro Takahashi to see and experience.
So after I got my autographs , we were standing and watching the others fans that were in line. And many other that were tanking photos and filming. 
Interesting to see and even I try to take some photos as well.
Even that I just some that were good ones.
I think I saw some people from Deviantart .
Some had really great t-shirts with Ginga theme on , looked so cool. 

Just when the line disappeared more or less. I took a chance .
I when calmly to ask the translator if that were possible to get two more autographs. 
For two friends that that couldn't come to Finland.
Then the translator ask me where my friends lived 
And I said  one lives in Sweden and a other one lives in Norway.
Yoshihiro smiled and  nod as the translator did . The sweet part were that Yoshi nod on the manga and ask which one were going to Norway.
It were the Finnish Riki manga and he smiled and nod one more time.
At same time he said something and translator said
- So all the way to Norway, that are a trip for the Riki manga  
Yoshi were polite and kind , and he so right 

If you wonderning ; YES
The two manga's did go to my friends.
And both were really surprise about this . I loved to see their face when they opened the packet 's
One thing I wish I could send some more autographs to friends
But I hope that will be a next time , to meet Yoshihiro one more time 
And perhaps get some Yoshihiro autographs , so I can send those to friends. 

 On the photo;  a person gave a ginga draw or wanted the draw be signed by Yoshihiro.
I can't remember
But I just love the look and then later smile of Yoshihiro.

 The autograph 
I got mine autograph  (that I have more or less dream of ) and  I'm so happy about it.  
So as you see on the photo; is the proof that everything went as plan and the trip : )
I also go the Finnish translated Riki manga.
And I'm so happy that I also got a card from Yoshi
, when I got autographs

Other things to say let see
The Angry Birds fever  are in Finland. Say you can see on some of mine photo's
I think the Angry Bird are popular in Sweden too , but seem to be even more in Finland.
In some photos it's seem that the figures, plushes are sneaking up in the photos that I got.

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