Upcoming Event: Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2017 – Danketsu


Already on its fourth successful year of bringing our local flavor of love for Japanese pop culture,  Pinoy Otaku Festival will be bring a lot of fun and surprises at Fairview Terraces in Quezon City over two straight days, May 20-21, 2017.  With the theme “DANKETSU,” the Japanese term for “unity,” its organizers will be bringing together together everyone who loves Otaku culture in the Philippines which includes cosplay, manga, music, games and more. Through the many planned activities, features and competitions, Pinoy Otaku Fest 2017 invites  individuals and organizations to collaborate with them and show a message of unity towards achieving positive endeavors.

The event is FREE admission, and attendees will be able to partake in the many features, conmtests, games and talks that Pinoy Otaku Fest 2017 will have at the venue.  This extravaganza of Japanese pop culture will be spread over two days, so make sure to take time off and drop by to have fun with people whom share the same passion as you.




DAY 1 – May 20, 2017

Workshop Schedule

10:30AM – 12:30PM: Basic Costume Making and Costume Crafting
1:00PM – 2:30PM: Basic Cosplay Photography and Editing
3:00PM – 5:00PM: Drawing and Art Workshop
Stage Events

11:00PM – 12:00PM: Ultimate Karaoke Battle
*** Special Performance: Hiro Saiki
12:00PM – 1:00PM: Ultimate Karaoke Battle
1:00PM – 1:30PM: Panel Discussion on Eastern, Western and Local Fandom: The Similiarities and Differences
*** Special Performance: Rayvan Beat Human Beatbox
1:30PM – 2:00PM: Who Wants to be the Ultimate Otaku?
*** Special Performance: Class A+
2:00PM – 3:00PM: CosCraft Individual Cosplay Competition
*** Performance: Jai
3:00PM – 3:30PM: Panel Discussion on Cosplaying in the Philippines
*** Performance: Tearm Rock N’ Roll to the World (Team RnR)
3:30PM – 4:00PM: AniHenyo
4:00PM – 7:00PM: POF Bandslam 2017
8:00PM: Announcement of Winners


DAY 2 – May 21, 2017

Workshop Schedule

10:30 – 12:30PM: Chibi Cosplay Workshop
1:00PM – 3:00PM: Drawing and Art Workshop
3:30PM – 4:30PM: Voice Acting Workshop
5:00PM – 6:30PM: Basic Wrestling Workshop
Stage Events

11:00AM – 12:00PM: Ultimate Karaoke Battle
*** Special Performance: Hiro Saiki
*** Special Performance: iDolls
12:10PM – 1:00PM: Ultimate Karaoke Battle
1:00PM – 2:00PM: Anime Game Challenge
2:00PM – 2:30PM: On Stage Dubbing
*** Special Performance: Anya
2:30PM – 3:00PM: Anime Feud
3:00PM – 3:30PM: Panel Discussion on How to Boost Winning Chances in Otaku Competitions
*** Special Performance: Ivy! Musume
3:30PM – 4:00PM: CosSpoof Group Cosplay Competition
4:00PM – 4:30PM: Manila Wresting Federation
*** Special Performance: Ivy! Musume
4:30PM – 6:30PM: Fantasm Cosplay Challenge Finals
*** Special Performance: Faith
6:30PM – 7:00PM: Panel Discussion on The Different Anime Genres: Yaoi, Yuri, and Harem
*** Special Performance: Twinkle
*** Special Performance: Poly-V
8:00PM: Announcement of Winners




* Interactive Stage Games – compete and be the ultimate Otaku in * * Who Wants to be the Ultimate Otaku?”; test your skills in Anime Feud and AniHenyo or join a group and face the Anime Game Challenge.
* Japanese Board Games – Hungry Meeples will be bringing to the event 5 famous Japanese Board games, play and learn the game and win prizes.
* TagWild – each attendee will hunt for the hidden treasures inside the convention through the TagWild App and exchange them for various prizes from our partner TagCash.
* Otaku Bazaar – booths and sponsors exhibiting games, fashion and more. They will be allowed to promote and sell during the event.
* Toys and Collectibles Exhibits by Jerry’s Life Size Toys and Collectibles, Godzilla Collectors Philippines and Vinylicious Addicts Ph (vap)




1. Individual Cosplay Competition
*** http://narutocosplayers.com/coscraft-launching-pof-2017/
2. Group Cosplay Competition
*** http://narutocosplayers.com/cosspoof-group-cosplay-competi…/
3. Battle of the Bands (Registration Closed)
*** http://narutocosplayers.com/pof-bandslam-2017/
4. Karaoke Competition (Registration Closed)
*** http://narutocosplayers.com/pof-2017-ultimate-karaoke-batt…/
5. Fantasm Cosplay Challenge Wildcard and Finals (You can still qualify if you win at Nihonfest 2017 and Cosmic Con 2017 or be selected on the event day)
*** http://narutocosplayers.com/fantasm-cosplay-challenge-fina…/
6. Art Contest (Registration and details soon)




For our workshops you are required to buy the RED CLOUD ROYALTY CARD. This card will allow you access to our workshop which you can pre-register and also other priviledges.

REGISTER HERE: http://narutocosplayers.com/pof2017-workshops/



FOR MORE DETAILS VIST: http://narutocosplayers.com/pof-2017/



arkadymac.com has been Pinoy Otaku Festival’s media partner for years now, and we hope to see you there as we do our special coverage of this exciting event.



Xtian Mack

Xtian Mack

Xtian Mack took up AB English Studies, Major in Creative Writing at UP Diliman. Currently works for a medical transcription company. He is the Creative Director of The Cosplay Cafe: arkadymac.com, doing photography, writing, and reporting for the website. His line of photography specializes in cosplay event coverage, having covered 300 events in a span of 3 years. Loves cute and furry things.