a.k.a. we all thirsted for our biases
Voltage announced an event that involved eating and drinking, spending juuuuust a bit of time with Oda Nobunaga (played again by Kuroki Fumitaka, who is so sweet and amazing), but this time around, it involved playing dress-up and matching each lord with the food and drink available for consumption in the hopes of getting a special bromide of them praising you for your efforts.
[Backstory from the KoiRan JPN app: All fourteen lords will be attending a banquet, and you need to prepare all of their favorites so that they’ll all be satisfied. Continuation of that teaser trailer is the event itself.]
I was rather curious for this event, as I have never been to this kind of event where it involves eating, interaction with the model, and playing a short game, so I ended up getting an S ticket for the night banquet, as I felt it would be better for me to enjoy it at night instead of the afternoon session.
Order sheet, menu cover and offering sheet (for the game):
One of the biggest surprises for me would be the food. I usually don’t expect too much when it comes to the food served at anime/game-themed events, but the food was good.
[I didn’t eat much because I was too overwhelmed.]
As for the game, basically, it’s matching the drink and the food in the menu booklet with your bias, which you write down on a sheet provided at your table. Initially, you get a letter from your bias, with an extended scene if you use the QR code printed on the sheet.
If you get a correct answer, you will be given a bonus bromide of your bias praising you for your efforts and a group shot bromide. If you get the incorrect answer, you only get a group shot bromide.
[I got Masamune’s, by the way… with a lot of help from the lady who sat across me.]
He stopped by our table to talk to the girl who sat diagonally from me:
One of my most favorite photos ever: Ieyasu Sandwich
[Cosplayer was totally okay with my request. THANK YOU]
But of course, today wouldn’t be complete without a photo with my
[My proud smirk says it all]
I have more photos, but that’s it for now.
Overall, I think Voltage really outdid themselves this time with this kind of event.
I enjoyed interacting with the other fans, but not without difficulty because of slight language issues, as I am not used to speaking casually. Usually, I always err on the side of caution and speak to people in polite language, but my new friend E told me to drop the keigo and just speak to her normally. I’m still struggling with that but hopefully, I get used to it…
Other than that, everyone was very polite and nice to one another, and this was the only event I have attended in four years of my staying here in this country wherein the fans actually talked to one another other than talking for the sake of exchanging goods.
For those thinking of joining events like these in the future, I’d say it’s difficult if you are unable to converse in Japanese; no one at the event spoke English so the adjustment was mostly on my part, as I had to blend in and force myself to speak the common language. The game itself at the venue was also difficult because you had to read the menu, which was written in very difficult Japanese (N1 level and beyond), and you had to take a guess which food & drink was to be offered to which lord.
Not to mention, there’s a bit of a gap with regards to the lords’ personalities both in English and in Japanese, as well as specific terminology used for each lord. Another thing to note would be knowing everything about your bias, including specific facts related to them both historically and in-game, as it is needed for the game if you want that extra character bromide.
Other than that, though, if you are still willing to go through all these motions, by all means, go for it,
If given another chance to do so, I would definitely go for this kind of event again.