Setting a record last year for being the biggest nationwide series of cosplay competitions ever with 12 legs all over the country and giving away more than 20,000 pesos in cash each leg, Cosplay Craze comes back even bigger and better than before, with even bigger cash prizes and more attractions in store for everyone. Just imagine, at every event, the cosplayer in 3rd Place receiving P8,000 cash, 2nd Place winning P15,000 cash and the grand prize winner taking home a staggering P30,000 cash and securing a slot in the Cosplay Mania Cup 2017, may just give you an idea how huge Cosplay Craze 2.0 will be.
arkadymac.com highlights not only the best events in the Phillipines but also its cosplayers. We are fortunate enough to get a small interview with her. Here is our feature on one of the best crossplayers in the Philippines, Vaynard Darkhearth.
Vaynard Darkhearth came from a king – Lord Vaynard, the White Wolf of Norgard who is her favorite character in a classical RPG game Brigandine. The other name, ‘Darkhearth’ pertains to a more personal note. She has a birthmark shaped like a flame, which equates to the “hearth” plus her fondness to ‘dark’ colors. Her real name is Rachel.
The biggest event of the summer is almost here as Ozine Fest 2017 TokuSpirits will happen on April 7, 8 and 9, 2017 at the Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall. This year’s Ozine Fest will also be one of the most historic as two legends from the Japanese anime and music industry are set to perform live for the first time in front of their Filipino fans: Mitsuko Horie, the voice behind the hit theme songs of Voltes V, Sailormoon, Doraemon, and Takayuki Miyauchi, one of the most well-known Tokusatsu performers notable for his top singles: Choudenshi Bioman, Uchuu Keiji Shaider “Shaider Blue” Kamen Rider Black RX.
Experience the latest in technology and gaming this March 23 to 24 as Far Eastern University Institute of Technology presents iTamGameCon17, a two-day convention to raise funds for an outreach event in Cavite. Organized by the Computer Engineering Organization in coordination with the Junior Philippine Computer Society and the Alliance of Information Technology Students, iTamGameCon17 will serve as a venue for rising indie game developers, current trend of gaming peripherals, aspiring home grown cosplayers, FEU IT’s finest LoL players, exclusive game releases, seminars, and exhibits from various companies that made gaming in the Philippines a boom.
Summer is almost here, and what better way for lovers of Japanese culture to welcome the season than to enjoy a fun-filled festival. Coming this March 31 is Hinomoto’s Natsu Matsuri: A Japanese Summer Festival at Ateneo de Manila University’s Bellarmine Field. With free entrance to to the event, everyone can get to experience a traditional Japanese summer festival through fun games, great food, and exciting live performances.
A special gathering for fans organized by fellow fans brought their favorite game to life as Loving Rainbow Garden Events presented Mystic Messenger Fans Day: RFA Party X Valentine Matsuri just a while back. Based on the wildly popular visual novel game Mystic Messenger from South Korea developed and published by Cheritz, this event was well attended as it gave fans an entire day to live out their fantasies and revel in the joy that the game has given them at the idyllic setting of Loving Rainbow Garden in Quezon City.
Enjoy the month of March with gripping anime that only Animax can deliver as four new series air all month long.
Danganropa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School – Despair Arc, Danganropa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School – Future Arc, Girlish Number, and Luck and Logic will be sure to take audiences on a wild ride this season.
It’s already March and very soon the carnival will be in town—Cosplay Carnival! Come one, come all this March 25-26, 2017 at Function Room 5, SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Already on its second year, Cosplay Carnival by Cosplay.ph, promises to be even bigger than before! The event features some of last year’s favorites mixed in with some new additions, and with international cosplayer Haoge joining the festivities for an affair you should not miss.