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Cosplay Carnival 2017: Day 1

 

Come one, come all as Cosplay Carnival is back in town for its second straight year. Lots of activities, merchandise, contests, and special guests like Haoge and Alodia Gosiengfiao, were there for everyone to see.  This activity-filled event’s first day was held at SMX Convention Center, Function Room 5 last March 25.

Upcoming Event: Cosplay Carnival 2017

 

It’s already March and very soon the carnival will be in town—Cosplay Carnival!  Come one, come all this March 25-26, 2017 at Function Room 5, SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.  Already on its second year, Cosplay Carnival by Cosplay.ph, promises to be even bigger than before! The event features some of last year’s favorites mixed in with some new additions, and with international cosplayer Haoge joining the festivities for an affair you should not miss.

Animax Carnival Philippines 2016: Day 2

 

It was the second exciting day for the biggest and most celebrated event of the year for anime fans, Japanese music lovers, and cosplay enthusiasts.  Animax Carnival Philippines 2016, Animax channel’s on-ground signature event, opened its doors to the excited public for Day 2 of this weekend-long event running from October 15-16, 2016 at Halls 1 and 2 of the SMX Convention Center. Already on its fifth year, Animax Carnival Philippines 2016 was bigger and better than ever, offering a variety of interactive games and fun-filled activities with exciting prizes for all ages.

Animax Carnival Philippines 2016: Day 1

 

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The biggest and most celebrated event of the year for anime fans, Japanese music lovers, and cosplay enthusiasts is here!!  Animax Carnival Philippines 2016, Animax channel’s on-ground signature event, opened its doors to the excited public Saturday, October 15-16, 2016 at Halls 1 and 2 of the SMX Convention Center. Already on its fifth year, Animax Carnival Philippines 2016 has promised to be bigger and better than ever, offering a variety of interactive games and fun-filled activities with exciting prizes for all ages.

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Upcoming Event: Animax Carnival Philippines 2016 and 6 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss It

 

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With only less than two weeks away, anime fans, Japanese music lovers and cosplay enthusiasts have been ecstatic about one of the the biggest and most celebrated anime event of the year.    Animax Carnival Philippines 2016, Animax channel’s on-ground signature event, is set to happen on October 15-16, 2016 from 10:00am to 8:00pm at Halls 1 and 2 of the SMX Convention Center. Already on its fifth year, Animax Carnival Philippines 2016 promises to be bigger and better than ever, offering a variety of interactive games and fun-filled activities with exciting prizes for all ages.  arkadymac.com is Animax Carnival’s media partner again this year, and we will be bringing you the highlights through our special coverage of both days.

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Otaku Expo Reload 2014: Day 2

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arkadymac.com is an official media partner for Otaku Expo Reload 2014 and we’re bringing you the action from this exciting two-day affair as we present our coverage of Otaku Expo Reload 2014 Day 2.  Even more people than the day before  got to drop by the event: congoers, cosplayers, hobbyists, enthusiasts, and just the curious trooped to SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 3 to take part in the festivities.

 

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Joining us for this coverage are our correspondents and cosplay models:  Jillian, Czyrah, Julia, Nicolette, Kaloy and Mina Kim.  They too enjoyed bringing the action and were having fun having their photos taken by the crowd.

 

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Highlighting Day 2’s event was the press conference and meet and greet session with prominent Hong Kong-based cosplayers Luffy and Tsubasa, who addressed the media at the Megatrade Conference Room.  As a long-running cosplay couple, they made a great team as they joined in answering questions about cosplay, particularly cosplaying as a couple or a team.  With their depth of knowledge and experience in cosplaying in their native Hong Kong, they shared great insights on how they get to cosplay well and how they enjoy cosplaying to the fullest.  A  short photo shoot was done with the press as they posed for the cameras in their pair cosplay of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask.

Parts of the Press conference in video format here:

 

 

Various attractions and events went on inside Magatrade Hall 3, with various games and performances, as well as the Battle of the Bands contest where groups performed Japanese songs for the audience.   The highlight of the event came with the individual cosplay competition where 41 cosplayers performed in front of an enthusiastic crowd.  In the end, Ian Quinto as Fujiko Mine, who gave a very amusing performance, got to take home First place, with June Aries Pascual taking Second Place and RB Cheng winning Third Place.  They received some really nice prizes from the organizers.

 

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The scene outside the hall was a bustling one as costrippers enjoyed having their pictures taken with the curious and appreciative crowd.  We also enjoyed having shoots with them of course.

 

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It was definitely a fun weekend for everyone at Otaku Expo Reload 2014, so we are grateful to the organizers for putting together a successful event as we eagerly await their next installment.

 

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

 

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Otaku Expo Reload 2014: Day 1

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arkadymac.com is an official media partner for Otaku Expo Reload 2014 and we’re bringing you the action from this exciting two-day affair as we begin our coverage by showing off scenes from Otaku Expo Reload 2014 Day 1.  Lots fo people got to drop by the event: congoers, cosplayers, hobbyists, enthusiasts, and just the curious trooped to SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 3 to take part in the fun.

 

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Joining us for this coverage are our correspondents and cosplay models:  Jillian, Nicole, Kyle, Yanna, and Mina Kim.  They too enjoyed bring the action and were having fun having their photos taken by the crowd.

 

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Highlighting Day 1’s event was the press conference and meet and greet session with premier South Korean cosplay group, Spiral  SP Cats:  Tasha, Ssol and Doremi, who addressed the media at the Megatrade Conference Room.  They were gracious and engaging as they answered questions regarding their group and about cosplay in general.  They were lively and courteous towards the press and we can say very fascinating and witty as well.A  short photo shoot was done with the press as they posed for the cameras in their League of Legends-inspired cosplays.

Parts of the Press conference in video format here:

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The program went on without a hitch inside, with various games and performances, which include the performance of Asterysk with Baby Metal Cover Group Kitsune Dao who gave the crowd something to be happy about.

 

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Inside the halls, visitors enjoyed browsing through the many interesting stalls and shops which featured mostly anime-inspired items that you would not find anywhere else.

 

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The scene outside the hall was a bustling one as costrippers enjoyed having their pictures taken with the curious and appreciative crowd.  We also enjoyed having shoots with them of course.

 

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Everything is looking up to be a fun weekend with Otaku Expo Reload 2014, so we hope to see you at Day 2.  We’ll be bringing you the action all two days, so please stay tuned to arkadymac.com.

 

 

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Otaku Expo Reload 2014: Day 0

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arkadymac.com is an official media partner for Otaku Expo Reload 2014 and we’re bringing you the action from this exciting two-day affair as we begin our coverage by showing off scenes of what to expect as Otaku Expo Day 1 opens later today starting with the ingress.

 

 

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The tarps/signs look really great this time around.  I bet the one with Sinon on it will be selling like mad at the auction.

 

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Oh, and everyone’s favorite maid cafe will be there of course.

 

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Make sure to drop by our friends at Cosmic Bytes for all your cosplay needs.  They have a nice lineup of League of Legends merchandise too, so do check them out.

 

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Our friends at PID/Perry in Disguise Clothing will be unveiling three new designs later, so be sure to get yours as their stocks are really limited.

 

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Highlighting Saturday’s event will be the press conference and meet and greet session with South Korean cosplay group SP Cats,  and on Sunday, Hong Kong cosplayers Luffy and Tsubasa.

 

Everything is gearing up to be a fun weekend with Otaku Expo Reload 2014, so we hope to see you there.  We’ll be bringing you the action all two days, so please stay tuned to arkadymac.com.

 

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Best of Anime (BoA) Summer Live 2014 Primer

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arkadymac.com is proud to be an official media partner for Best of Anime (BoA) Summer LIVE, guaranteed to be the hottest event this season.  We at the website personally enjoyed their event last year: fun attractions, amazing guests, wonderful performances, a spacious and comfortable venue, courteous and organized staff, all of which made BOA a well-liked and enjoyable experience for all attendees.

 

As we rate BoA as one of the best cosplay events in the country, we are of course excited and looking forward to attending this convention.  Also, being accepted as an official media partner, we promise to all of our dear readers hat we will do the best we can to give an equally exciting and comprehensive coverage of the event.

 

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BoA Summer LIVE! is the new project of the team of The Best of Anime.  From one of the biggest cosplay conventions in the country, “The Best of Anime (BoA),” comes a new project that is sure to make your summer even more exciting! Primetrade Asia, Inc. and Hero TV brings you “BoA Summer LIVE!”  Set on May 1 (Manila) and May 4 (Davao), “BoA Summer LIVE!” is guaranteed to give you two rockin’ days of creativity, music and friendship.

 

The event will feature a lot of interesting attractions, including performances by J-Pop idol group, Starmarie.   All these and more highlight an exciting program with the schedule as follows:

 

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The event will feature BoA’s first ever Japanese guest performer, UchuSentai:NOIZ. Uchuusentai:NOIZ rose to fame with their own version of Kamikaze’s Narda, accumulating more than 600,000 views in just a week, and was warmly welcomed during their guesting at Best of Anime 2012. Now back in the Philippines, the well-loved Uchuusentai:NOIZ is set to rock the country’s major cities, Manila and Davao.

UchuSentai:NOIZ is a five-member band composed of Angel Taka (vocals), Kotaro (guitar), Kyo (bass), Masato (guitar/vocals), and Yamato (drums). Formed in 1999, the band claims to hail from outer-space and is here on earth for a mission to protect peace through live performances and tours. The band is identified with the “visual kei” genre, a type of fashion characterized by heavy make-up as well as flashy hairstyles and costumes, passionate live shows and on-stage antics. Their music is very eclectic and has many different elements from genres such as punk, pop, metal, and hip-hop.

But more than an introduction, NOIZ has proven sincere to their pledge since the beginning of their career! In the Philippines, where their popularity is steadily growing since 2006 when lead vocal Angel-Taka first had the chance to visit the country. Upon learning about the poor conditions, he traveled to the Philippines and visited an orphanage called the House of Joy. He promised the children to come back with the band and to help them out. Since then, he and the rest of the members went to the Philippines on numerous times, not only for music, but for charity as well. They first performed in Davao and awed the public with their first performance, creating a strong fan base in the country. They performed in the capital city Manila, during The Best of Anime 2012, and came back to rock the stage and consolidated their presence in the Philippines in different events after that. As a sign of respect for the local rock music scene and as a gift to their Filipino fans, NOIZ also made a cover of the song Narda from the very popular local rock band Kamikazee.

Amazed by the resilience of the Filipinos in the face of adversity, the band released a series of OPM covers called “Tacloban Trilogy”, which consists of songs in particular, “Liwanag sa Dilim” by Rivermaya, “Superhero” by Rocksteddy, and “Pinoy Ako” by Orange & Lemons, to tell the story of how the Yolanda tragedy has shown Filipino optimism and how fellow countrymen can be the beacon of hope that the survivors are longing for, hence the tagline: “Ikaw ang Liwanag sa Dilim, Ikaw ang Superhero, Ikaw ang Pinoy, Kailangan pa rin ng Tacloban ang iyong tulong, (You are the Light in the Dark, You are the Superhero, You are the Pinoy, Tacloban still needs your help)”

This May 1 and 4, UchuSentai:NOIZ will be back in the Philippines to perform live for their Filipino fans during BoA Summer LIVE! Fans can get a chance to watch them on May 1 at Metrotent Convention Center, Metrowalk Plaza, Ortigas Pasig City, and on May 4 at SMX Convention Center Davao, SM Lanang Premier, J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City.

For more information about the said event, you may check out www.facebook.com/BestOfAnime.  As for the guidelines:

 

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Everyone is invited to join the many exciting competitions where great prizes are just waiting to be given away.     We hope to see you there.