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Upcoming Event: Otaku Expo Reload 2017


Otaku Expo Reload 2017 is already this weekend, August 12-13 at the Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall, with even bigger contests and attractions you shouldn’t miss.

arkadymac.com is an official media partner for Otaku Expo Reload 2017, so we hope to catch you there as we have our special coverage.  For a glimpse of what to expect, here are some scenes from last year’s event.

Upcoming Event: HistoryCon 2017

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Everyone is very  excited as History Con, Manila’s biggest entertainment convention is back and promises a bigger, better, and bolder showcase at the World Trade Centre Manila from August 10 to 13.  This year’s attendees will definitely enjoy over 300 exciting exhibits and experiences, from historic and classic displays of traditional, as well as contemporary and popular cultures; including the first-ever ‘FYI Home & Living Fair’ and exclusive talks and workshops by your favorite stars.

Looking back at TOYCON 2016: Day 2&3


With TOYCON 2017 opening tomorrow (June 30), let’s look back at scenes from Days 2 & 3 last year.

Joey The Anime Man and Aki Dearest Meet & Greet


Aki and Joey were pleasantly surprised at the turnout of their ‘kind of impromptu’ Meet & Greet held at the SM Megamall Bowling alley lobby. Fans eagerly waited in line to ask for autographs, photos and give them gifts. We’re posting here unedited and mostly stolen shots, just for documentation. Thanks for visiting, Joey and Aki! 🙂

Throwback: TOEInty Anime!

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Back in November 18, 2006, TOEI celebrated their 20th anniversary and here are scenes our unwitting correspondent captured back then:
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Romarinda Spooky Friday

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The student government of Romarinda International School invited the arkadymac.com team to cover their first ever “Spooky Friday” and judge their Cosplay & Halloween Costume Contest. We greatly admire schools that support the interests of their students. There to help us with the event is our very first correspondent Steph.

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AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016 Day 3

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The biggest pop culture event in Asia had landed in Manila and was unstoppable on its third straight day as AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016 welcomed thousands of attendees from all over the world.   Spanning the entire SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia Complex, the scale that APCC 2016  was on was mindblowing, and on its second straight year it had an impressive lineup of guests and unique attractions from around the world for attendees to enjoy, bringing the latest and hottest trends, activities, and attractions pop culture had to offer. For a glimpse of an exciting Day 1, click here, and for our coverage of Day 2, click here.

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Collecticon 2016

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Already on its 9th year, Collecticon showcased the best of collectibles, toys and comics from here and beyond, with fun attractions and side events adding to the fun and festive atmosphere of this enjoyable two-day affair.  Brought together by Hobbiworx,  Collecticon 2016 was held September 17-28, 2015 at Megatrade Hall 3 of SM Megamall.  arkadymac.com is a media partner for Collecticon 2016, and is happy to bring you the highlights of the event.

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The organizers offered a tribute to cosplayer Cykah Malagad with a special AVP.

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AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016: Day 1

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The long wait was over but the excitement had just begun as AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016 finally opened its doors to the public for the first time last Friday.  Spanning the entire SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia Complex, APCC 2016 will definitely be the biggest pop culture event the country has seen, with an impressive lineup of guests and unique attractions from around the world for attendees to enjoy.

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Gakusai 2016 and BoA 2016 Interschool Cosplay Competition at UST

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The University of Santo Tomas, or UST, is one of the most historic and respected institutions of learning in Asia, and we at arkadymac.com are happy to have covered a cosplay and Japanese pop culture event organized by its progressive studentry. On its 6th year, school organization Thomasian Nihon Kyoukai presented Gakuen Sai 2016, Nostalgia: Memories under the Cherry Blossoms 2016, as well as their universities leg of the Best of Anime 2016  Interschool Cosplay Competition at the fenced area of the Education Building of UST in Manila.