Category Archives: Announcements

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.

Hottest Asian Dramas on GEM this September: My Lover’s Secret, Le Sacrifice, and Pretty Proofreader Deluxe

Get only the hottest and freshest shows this September as GEM continues to keep your heart racing with the best of Asian entertainment! Turn up the heat with Japanese drama My Lover’s Secret and Chinese period drama Le Sacrifice. Then cool down with the comedy special Pretty Proofreader Deluxe, which premieres same time as Japan!

My Lover’s Secret

Burdened with a dark family secret that he has been hiding for 11 years, law student Rei Okumori (Fukushi Sota) is unable to maintain relationships with anyone. But when he falls in love with a fellow law student, Sawa Tachibana (Kawaguchi Haruna), he finds happiness for the first time in over a decade. As the couple plans their marriage, a stranger threatens to reveal everything about his darkest secret. How far will Sawa go to accept Rei after his secret is exposed?

My Lover’s Secret premieres 7 September, every Wednesday and Thursday at 9pm, first and exclusively on GEM. 

Free Japanese Film Screenings during the 2nd ASEAN – Japan TV Festival

 

 

The Japan Foundation, Manila and The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines are pleased to announce Free Japanese Film Screenings at Cinema 5 of Trinoma Mall from September 7 to 10, 2017.  This event coincides with the 2nd ASEAN – Japan TV Festival 2017 (AJTVF2) to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN.

The Action Continues in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure this September on Animax

 

The Joestar family saga continues in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, which premieres on 8 September, from Wednesday to Friday at 10pm on Animax.

It’s 1987. Seventeen-year-old Jotaro Kujo is haunted by a ghost-like entity to which his grandfather, Joseph Joestar, explains that it is a special power known as “Stand”, that physically manifests its user’s spirit and can be controlled by its user at will. The revival of the Joestar family’s nemesis, Dio, triggers the awakening of Stands down the Joestar family line and puts Jotaro’s mother in danger. Jotaro, Joseph and their allies have only fifty days to locate and eliminate Dio in order to save Jotaro’s mother and prevent Dio’s ambitions of world domination. Will they be able to prevail?