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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.

The Best of Anime / BoA 2016: Day 2

 

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The biggest anime-themed event in the Philippines came back strong for its 7th straight year as The Best of Anime 2016 excited everyone in attendance for the second straight day at Function Rooms 2-4 of the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City.  With a solid and spectacular lineup of guests performers, artists and cosplayers, coupled with amazing attractions and activities for attendees, this year’s BoA has been the biggest one to date.  arkadymac.com is an official media partner for BoA 2016, and we are glad to bring you our coverage of the second day of this event.  For our coverage of Day 1, click here.

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The Best of Anime / BoA 2016: Day 1

 

The biggest anime-themed event in the Philippines came back strong for its 7th straight year as The Best of Anime 2016 excited everyone in attendance at Function Rooms 2-4 of the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City.  With a solid and spectacular lineup of guests performers, artists and cosplayers, coupled with amazing attractions and activities for attendees, this year’s BoA has been the biggest one to date.  arkadymac.com is an official media partner for BoA 2016, and we are glad to bring you our coverage of the first day of this event.

Upcoming Event: The Best of Anime / BoA 2016

 

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The biggest anime-themed event in the Philippines is coming back strong for its 7th straight year as The Best of Anime 2016 will be held on Sept 17-18 at Function Rooms 2-4 of the SMX Convention Center at tthe Mall of Asia in Pasay City.  With a solid and spectacular lineup of guests performers, artists and cosplayers, coupled with amazing attractions and activities for attendees, this year’s BoA promises to be the biggest one to date.  arkadymac.com is an official media partner for BoA 2016, and we hope to see you there as we have our special two-day coverage of the event.

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The Best of Anime / BOA 2015: Day 2

 

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With even more people coming in by the thousands to Function Rooms 2, 3, and 4 of the SMX Convention Center at SM Mall of Asia on its second day, The Best of Anime 2015 continues to stake its claim as one of the biggest anime conventions in the Philippines.  Already on its sixth straight year, BoA delighted its loyal fans by providing an exciting lineup of attractions and activities all weekend long, with an impressive roster of international guest cosplayers and performers to ensure that attendees have a memorable experience.

The Best of Anime / BOA 2015: Day 1

 

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On its sixth straight year of being one of the biggest anime conventions in the Philippines, The Best of Anime continued to exceed fan expectations as it rolled out an exciting lineup of attractions and activities and flew in an impressive roster of international cosplayers and performers to ensure that attendees have a memorable experience at this year’s edition.

Best of Anime / BOA 2015: Day 0 with STARMARIE Fanmeet and Ingress

 

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Best of Anime/BOA 2015 happens this weekend, and with arkadymac.com as an official media partner, we were there to give our readers a sneak peek into what to expect for this much-anticipated yearly event for fans of Japanese pop culture everywhere.

BOA Interschool Cosplay Competition at TIP-QC 2015

 

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We were glad to have taken part in covering some great campus cosplay action at the  Best of Anime Interschool Cosplay Competition at Technological Institute of the Philippines Quezon City Campus.   Anime Holics Organization (AHO) in cooperation with Primetrade Asia brought an afternoon of fun and bonding to students and guests to TIP.

Best of Anime / BOA 2014: Day 2

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We at arkadymac.com are excited to be an official media partner for Best of Anime 2014, BOA 2014 the most anticipated anime convention of the year. As one of the biggest events this year for Japanese pop culture enthusiasts, particularly anime fans, The Best of Anime is an anime convention held every year in Manila, Philippines and is now on its 5th year, September 20-21, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia , Pasay City, and now were here bringing you the highlights of our coverage from BOA Day 2.

 

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The Best of Anime has consistently reached thousands of visitors for the past four momentous years. Last year, the two-day event had more than 20,000 visitors who trooped to the venue to experience and witness once more what “The Best of Anime” showcased and offered. The anime convention has featured an impressive roster of talents, cosplayers, activities, and much more. Moreover, the convention has extended its horizons and upgraded the local Anime Conventions by having JPop Idol Group, Starmarie, exciting the crowd with their scintillating song and dance performances.  And on Day 2 they opened the festivities with another powerful and endearing performance.

 

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This year’s list of impressive international guests included prominent cosplayer Onnies from Thailand, renowned cosplayer Karael and Singaporean blogger/cosplayer Kaika. They thrilled the audiences no end with their performances and their appeal to their Filipino fans the previous day.  On Day 2 they had meet and greet sessions with their fans  at the different meeting rooms of SMX, as well as press conferences with the media.

 

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Highlighting BOA day 2 was the Hero Face Off where cosplayers battled it out for the biggest prizes of the year, which opened with OPM band Pedicab’s thunderous performance.

 

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Serving as judges were PBB Grand Winner Myrtle, Hero TV Channel Head Jojo Estacio and celebrity and model  Tessa Prieto-Valdez.  There was the Kids Squad Category for chibi cosplayers, League of Heroes for groups, and Hero Face Off Category for the adults.  Cosplayers gave their best performances on stage in their magnificent costumes to the appreciation of the crowd. In the end, chose by the judges were, for the  Kids Squad Category, Bolen Lareza as Champion and Ashley Misaki as Runner Up. For the League of Heroes Category, Team Crossback won as Champion while SGR 48 won Runner Up.  And for the Hero Face Off Category, the two champions named were Andrea Hernandez as Fatalis from Monster Hunters and RB Cheng as King Gojulas of Zoids.

 

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OPM band Sandwich also gave an exciting performance to cap of the Hero Faceoff event.

 

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Then came time to thank all the people who made the event a success, from the guests to the sponsors.

 

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Japanese-American performer/musician Joe Inoue rocked the house with a rocking and amusing performance which had the SMX literally shaking.

 

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Capping off the day’s performances was Japanese visual Kei band Heidi who gave a rocking performance that literally made the floor of the SMX Function Halls 3 and 4 shake and quake as fans jumping couldn’t get enough of the band, screaming at the top of their lungs and singing with the band.

 

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All in all a wonderful 2-day event, with much fun and delight for everyone who came to attend.  Sorry if this post is rushed and incomplete as I have to leave now and cover Day 2, so please drop by again later as we update this post with more (and edited) photos. Thank you very much.

 

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Best of Anime / BOA 2014: Day 1

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We at arkadymac.com are excited to be part as a media partner for Best of Anime 2014, BOA 2014 the most anticipated anime convention of the year. As one of the biggest events this year for Japanese pop culture enthusiasts, The Best of Anime is an anime convention held every year in Manila, Philippines and is now on its 5th year, September 20-21, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia , Pasay City.

 

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The Best of Anime has consistently reached thousands of visitors for the past four momentous years. Last year, the two-day event had more than 20,000 visitors who trooped to the venue to experience and witness once more what “The Best of Anime” showcased and offered. The anime convention has featured an impressive roster of talents, cosplayers, activities, and much more. Moreover, the convention has extended its horizons and upgraded the local Anime Conventions by having JPop Idol Group, Starmarie, exciting the crowd with their scintillating song and dance performance.

 

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This year’s list of impressive international guests included prominent cosplayer Onnies from Thailand, renowned cosplayer Karael and Singaporean blogger/cosplayer Kaika. They thrilled the audiences no end with their performances and their appeal to their Filipino fans.

 

 

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Celebrity cosplayer Liui Aquino had a performance with a group of talented cosplayers for a Disney/Dreamworks-themed skit that entertained the crowd. Afterwards, Liui had a brief meetand greet with some lucky fans, getting to have their photos taken with him and some selfies as well.

 

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Included in the other various highlights from the previous year were the Karaoke and Quickdraw Competitions, and the Inter-school Cosplay Competition and the BOA ALl=Stars Cosplay contest where our cosplay model Ashley Misaki won as Best Chibi and Bianca Mako for Best Cloth and our friend Izaiah Luke Buelleos for Best Mecha.

 

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Japanese visual Kei band Heidi gave a rocking performance that literally made the floor of the SMX Function Halls 3 and 4 shake and quake as fans jumping couldn’t get enough of the band, screaming at the top of their lungs and singing with the band.

 

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Making an appearance at the end was Japanese-American multi-talented musician Joe Inoue, who entertained the crowd and told the crowd to watch out for his performance at Day 2 of BOA.

 

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We will be covering Day 2 of course, so we hope to catch you there. Sorry if this post is rushed and incomplete as I have to leave now and cover Day 2, so please drop by again later as we update this post with more (and edited) photos. Thank you very much.

Thank you for dropping by, and please visit us again for more features here at arkadymac.com.

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