Animax Kicks Off 2017 with Re: Zero and Fairy Tail Season 6, and Two Same-day Telecasts: Gabriel Dropout and BanG Dream!

 

It will be another new and exciting year for anime as our friends from Animax Asia have lined-up a series of exceptionally strong and compelling anime – from hit blockbusters close to our hearts to brand new anime series airing on the same day as Japan’s telecast.  All are sure to  satisfy the desires of  all anime fans in the Philippines.

Christmas Toys & Collectibles Fair 2016: Day 2

 

Toys of all kinds still appeal to both young and old as we got to find out as the arkadymac.com team got to drop by the first day of the Christmas Toys & Collectibles Fair at SM Megatrade Hall 2 of SM Megamall during a very busy (and traffic-filled) weekend this side of the metro.  It’ has become a traditional toy convention and a Christmas party venue of sorts for all hobbyists, geeks and otakus.

Christmas Toys & Collectibles Fair 2016: Day 1

 

Toys of all kinds still appeal to both young and old as we got to find out as the arkadymac.com team got to drop by the first day of the Christmas Toys & Collectibles Fair at SM Megatrade Hall 2 of SM Megamall during a very busy (and traffic-filled) weekend this side of the metro.  It’ has become a traditional toy convention and a Christmas party venue of sorts for all hobbyists, geeks and otakus.

ESGS 2016: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit, Day 3

 

An exciting weekend of local gaming  drew to a close as ESGS 2016 had its third triumphant day at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia (for our coverage of Day 1, click here, for Day 2, click here).  Already on its third straight revolutionary year with thousands of attendees and featuring an amazing lineup of exhibitors and attractions from all over the world, ESGS, E-Sports and Gaming Summit,  came back bigger than ever in 2016 with even more things to enjoy and love. As one of the biggest and most anticipated e-sports competitions and gaming conventions ever in the country, ESGS 2016 got to thrill game enthusiasts from all over at this exciting three-day event.

ESGS 2016: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit, Day 2

 

Extreme gaming action reached fever pitch as ESGS 2016 had its second successful day at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia (for our coverage of Day 1, click here).  Already on its third straight revolutionary year with thousands of attendees and featuring an amazing lineup of exhibitors and attractions from all over the world, ESGS, E-Sports and Gaming Summit,  came back bigger than ever in 2016 with even more things to enjoy and love. As one of the biggest and most anticipated e-sports competitions and gaming conventions ever in the country, ESGS 2016 got to thrill game enthusiasts from all over at this exciting three-day event.

ESGS 2016: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit, Day 1

 

Already on its third straight revolutionary year with thousands of attendees and featuring an amazing lineup of exhibitors and attractions from all over the world, ESGS, E-Sports and Gaming Summit, came back bigger than ever in 2016 with even more things to enjoy and love. As one of the biggest and most anticipated e-sports competitions and gaming conventions ever in the country, ESGS 2016 got to thrill game enthusiasts from all over at its opening day at Halls 1, 2 and 3 of the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

Extreme Moments 5 at Corregidor: Day 1

 

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One of the biggest cosplay projects ever assembled in the country had come to its 5th and what could be final installment. The Extreme Moments Out-of-Town Cosplay Project Series started over a year ago, and from its audacious start at Capones Island it has since spanned some of the most beautiful locations in the Philippines, and it has made what would most likely be its final stop at historic Corregidor.  After months of extensive and careful preparations, TeamXM, the organizers behind the Extreme Moments Out-of-Town Cosplay Project Series, got to pull off another amazing feat with Extreme Moments 5, “The Final Wrath,” where 88 talented cosplayers, photographers and their supporters went on a cosplay adventure of a lifetime to the fortified island south of Manila Bay. arkadymac.com was there as the media team to have covered all five installments of the series.

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Mitchaki: Strength

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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 our members, our photographer Mitchaki.

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Mitchaki was invented by a friend of hers. It’s a combination of her name Mitch and Yata Misaki, one of her favorite characters from K Project and the first male character that she cosplayed. Her real name is Mitchelle Jeung-Oh Doblada, she being half Korean.

TOEI Philippines 30th Anniversary Cosplay Contest

 

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Having helped create some of the most well-loved anime in the world  for 30 wonderful years, TOEI Animation Philippines got to share in their joy of this milestone with fans, cosplayers and Japanese pop culture enthusiasts with an exciting cosplay event at the ICITE Auditorium at Eastwood Cyberpark in Quezon City.  TOEI Philippines 30th Anniversary Cosplay Contest was a way for the studio to respond to the community’s love and shared passion with a simple yet intimate gathering with wonderful surprises, performances and prizes for everyone.  arkadymac was a media partner for the event, and we are glad to bring you the highlights of the event.

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AKB 48 Helps Celebrate 60 Years of Philippines-Japan Friendship

 

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The 60th year of Philippines-Japan Friendship was indeed a milestone event for the two countries as both have had a close and remarkable cultural relationship.  Helping celebrate this landmark occasion were members of Japan’s premiere idol group, AKB 48, represented by their Team 8, with a program organized by the Embassy of Japan with co-organizer Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. The group had flown all the way from Japan to perform live in front of their eager Filipino fans for the second time since last year’s Cool Japan event (for our coverages, click here for Day 1 and click here for Day 2).  A press conference for them was held just before their scheduled performance at the Market!Market! Activity Center.  Our Photographer and Correspondent Ianah was there for arkadymac.com’s coverage as officialomedia partner for the event.

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