I nearly missed this event, but with schedule changes that happened from my end, I made it.
I took the risk to go out and join other fans in drawing lots for the right to get prizes to commemorate the release of Birushana Senki.
Prizes A and B were signed shikishi from the cast, while C was a poster promoting the game. Prize D was a cover jacket of the limited edition art for the game while Prize E was the release date art printed on a post card.
As my luck for lottery is always horrible, I decided to simply hope for the best.
Animate announced that the queue for the event will start at 9:30 and when I got there, there were already a lot of people waiting.
To my surprise, there were a few gentlemen who were there waiting as well.
As soon as Animate began to announce that it was time for all of us to queue, there was a rush to get to the front. Calmly walked as I did want to take my time, and as always, the queue management was efficient.
Before I entered the store, they asked me for proof of purchase; Animate-bought Birushana Senki automatically qualifies the buyer to two draws while other companies only had one. Since I bought my games from Amazon and Stella Worth, I only had two chances to draw. During the day I picked up my game at Stella Worth, I actually thought I wouldn’t be able to go, but still decided to keep the receipt. Glad I did keep it with me.
We then all queued inside Animate and waited for an hour or so until it was time to get our numbered tickets (called seiriken), which would indicate what time we were going to draw our prizes.
I was asked to come back at 12:05, so I ended up having lunch for the meantime.
Once I had lunch and had more energy, it was time for me to queue.
Animate set up a small booth by the front of the store and I waited for my turn like everyone else. Honestly, the whole thing was nerve-wracking since I did not want to go home with simply postcards…
I drew my prizes and ended up getting a poster and a post card. I was hoping for Prize D but I guess you can’t have it all.
As soon as I got home, I hung up the poster on my wall.
With this being Birushana Senki’s first ever real-life event, I’m looking forward to more events in the future!
In case you missed it, they’ve put up a player survey for the game, as they will not be doing a character popularity poll. This is your chance to tell them the things that you want to happen for the series!
Next up: my review of Taira no Noritsune’s route.