Enjoy the Holidays this December with Animax

 

Lots of ways to have fun this December over the holidays with your favorite anime channel, Animax.  Follow three friends bound together by destiny in the romantic musical series Anonymous Noise, then experience the festive fun at Cosplay Matsuri 2017, where Animax will be taking part as the Official Channel Partner!

PLAYPARK XP!: The Biggest Christmas Party for Gamers on Dec 10, 2017 at the SKYDOME

 

Calling on all gamers!  Playpark is taking Christmas celebrations to the xtreme by hosting the biggest Christmas party for gamers on December 10, 2017 (Sunday) at The SKYDOME SM City North EDSA for the much-awaited PLAYPARK XP!

Kento Yamazaki to Star in “Kiss that Kills” Same Time as Japan on GEM

Japanese Actor Kento Yamazaki to Star in the Highly-Anticipated Drama Series “Kiss that Kills” Same Time as Japan on GEM, Exclusive Contest Offers Subscribers the Chance to Meet Kento in Hong Kong

The Japanese king of romantic films, Kento Yamazaki, will star in the highly-anticipated drama series, “Kiss that Kills”, which premieres same time as Japan on January 7, 2018 at 9:00pm (8:00pm JKT/BKK).

Kento Yamazaki plays the role of Otaro, the most sought-after host at a nightclub whose only passion is fearless pursuit of money and power. When Otaro is kissed by a mysterious woman, he dies but quickly comes back to life. What is the true identity of this mysterious woman? Can Otaro unravel the mystery behind the deadly kiss and the time loop?

GEM Presents the Best New Asian Shows this December

 

The holidays will be happy indeed as our friends from GEM give us gifts of the best new Asian shows this December.  Cheer for a team of underdog players in the sports drama Baseball Brainiacs.  Join a group of university students as they make their dreams come true in the relationship drama Sea Side Blue.  Attend the reunion of two estranged friends in the mystery special Miman City 2017.  Test your general knowledge in the game show Burning Questions! SP1.  Finally, end the year with sightseeing and delectable dishes in the cooking travel show MOCO’S Kitchen In Kyoto, and start the next year right with life lessons from We’re Millennials. Got a problem? Special.

The Japan Foundation Manila Announces Publication of Art Archive 01

Another milestone in culture and the arts in the country has been achieved as The Japan Foundation, Manila is excited to announce the publication of Art Archive 01: A Collection of Essays on Filipino Contemporary Visual & Performing Arts.  It is the first book in a series that explores current trends and concerns in Philippine contemporary arts and culture. Art Archive 01 features essays by contemporary artists, performers, art writers, curators, journalists, and experts in the field of Philippine contemporary art, dance, and theater.

Upcoming Event: TokyoManiLove this Nov25 at Fisher Mall

 

An outpouring of love and culture from two friendly cities is all set to happen on November 25, 2017, Saturday at the Activity Center of Fisher Mall in Quezon City with the first ever TokyoManiLove event which will feature great talents and celebrities, FREE admission.  arkadymac.com is TokyoManiLove’s media partner, so we hope to catch you there as we have a special coverage.

In Remembrance of Hana Chan

 

Hana was 15 years old and in the springtime of life when she passed away on October 28, succumbing to Japanese encephalitis. Despite the overwhelming grief, her family still had Hana’s wishes and happiness in mind up to her last moments, allowing her friends from the cosplay community to send her off with one last cosplay event at her wake.

Upcoming Event: ESGS-Esports and Gaming Summit 2017

 

Gamers and enthusiasts everywhere rejoice as one of Southeast Asia’s biggest gaming events returns for its fourth straight revolutionary year, with thousands of attendees and an amazing lineup of exhibitors and attractions from all over the world are set to converge this weekend, October 27 to 29, 2017, at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Compound, Pasay City.

Cosplay: The Art of Awakening, Keeping Olongapo’s Cosplay Community Alive

 

In an admirable show of unity, cosplayers in Olongapo had managed to keep their community alive and well by pooling together their time, talents and resources together to put on a show they can share and be proud of.  With local cosplay group Otaku Maru partnering with Metamorphosis, a receptive events outfit, they presented Cosplay: The Art of Awakening Cosplay Competition, an event that brought their community together as they celebrated the hobby and passion they all shared and loved.

Hell Girl Fourth Twilight and Classroom of the Elite this November on Animax

 

At Animax this November, fear the supernatural as Ai Enma returns to drag your foes to hell in Hell Girl Fourth Twilight. Likewise, fear the mundane in Classroom of the Elite, where mediocre students are weeded out and only the elite survive!