Category Archives: Announcements

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.

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!

Caution Hazardous Wife, Heisei Busaiku Salaryman, The Files of Young Kindaichi NEO, Memory Lost, and Acting Fighter on GEM this November

 

Make sure to enjoy the best of Asian television featuring a roller coaster of emotions this November on GEM.  Learn from the struggles of a newlywed housewife in the Japanese drama Caution, Hazardous Wife. See how salarymen cope with office politics in the Japanese workplace drama Heisei Busaiku Salaryman. Join genius detective Hajime Kindaichi as he tries to solve new cases in the murder mystery series The Files of Young Kindaichi NEO. Go head over heels with the fate of star-crossed lovers in the Chinese romantic drama Memory Lost. After all the drama, relax and root for your favorite K-pop idols as they take acting lessons with hilarious consequences in the Korean variety show Acting Fighter.

Upcoming Event: The Best of Anime-BoA 2017

 

Going strong on its 8th successful year, BoA, The Best of Anime, will once again treat Japanese pop culture fans and enthusiasts of anime, cosplay, and music to a spectacular event this coming September 9 ad 10 at the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia.  With a well-known and greatly admired cast of special guests from international cosplay and music set to appear and perform in front of Filipino fans, the stage is about set for BoA 2017, perhaps the biggest anime-themed convention to date.

Upcoming Event: FANDOM FEST Cosplay Competition at MIBF

 

The Manila International Book Fair or MIBF has been one of the biggest and the longest running fairs in the country, with about 120,000 visitors over the five-day event.  This year the organizers will be holding its first-ever FANDOM FEST Cosplay Competition, making it one of the major highlights of the children’s section in the Book Fair. FANDOM FEST  will cater to the many western geek culture and fandoms in the country.  The event aims foster camaraderie among different fandoms and share their interests and knowledge with others. It will be held at the Stage Area, Function Room 1, on Sept. 16 for the Pinoy Cosplay, and Sept. 17 for the Western Cosplay.