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Fresh New Anime Series this January 2018 on Animax

Start out fresh this coming year as our friends from Animax bring us the latest anime series from Japan.  Learn a new hobby in The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!  Find new romance in KARAKAI JOZU NO TAKAGI-SAN, and form bonds with new friends in Elegant Yokai Apartment Life!

 

The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!

16-year-old Yaichi Kuzuryu is the strongest Shogi player in history, who holds the top title of “Ryuo” (Dragon King). One fateful day, the Shogi-loving elementary school student Ai Hinatsuru suddenly appears before him, claiming that he once promised to be her master. Yaichi has totally forgotten about this promise, but through their interactions, he will soon discover her potential for the game and also reignite his own passion that made him a Shogi master.

Taiwanese Cosplayers Neneko and Sameki at cosplay.ph’s Meet & Greet Madness

 

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Taiwan’s outstanding cosplayers Neneko and Sameki gave their ardent Filipino fans a weekend to remember and cherish as they featured in cosplay.ph’s Meet & Greet Madness.  It was Sameki’s first visit to the country and Neneko her third, and they were warmly welcomed by their followers who have long been waiting for this rare opportunity to see them live and up close.

Ozine Fest 2015: Day 3

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Summer’s biggest Japanese pop culture event reached its climax with Day 3 of Ozine Fest 2015, with thousands of cosplayers and enthusiasts trooping to Megatrade Halls 1-3 at the Fifth Floor of SM Megamall. Set to run 3 days from April 24-26, 2015, Ozine Fest featured a great lineup of special international guests and with lots of fun activities guaranteed to make it a summer event to remember. arkadymac.com is an official media partner, so we are happy to bring you the highlights from this much-anticipated event.

Ozine Fest 2015: Day 2

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The biggest Japanese pop culture event this summer continued to draw in crowds as Ozine Fest 2015 reached its second day at Megatrade Halls 1-3 at the Fifth Floor of SM Megamall. Set to run 3 days from April 24-26, 2015, Ozine Fest would feature a great lineup of special international guests and with lots of fun activities guaranteed to make it a summer event to remember.

Ozine Fest 2015: Day 1

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Ozine Fest 2015 is the biggest Japanese pop culture event this summer, and it opens with much fanfare with Day 1 at Megatrade Halls 1-3 at the Fifth Floor of SM Megamall. Set to run 3 days from April 24-26, 2015, Ozine Fest will feature a great lineup of special international guests and with lots of fun activities guaranteed to make it a summer event to remember. arkadymac.com is an official media partner, so we are happy to bring you scenes from this much-anticipated event.

Ozine Fest 2015: Day 1 Ying Tze, Angie, and Tuna Press Conference

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Ozine Fest 2015 is the biggest Japanese pop culture event this summer, and it opens with much fanfare with the Day 1 press conference and meet and greet sessions with amazing international guest cosplayers Ying Tze and Angie from Malaysia and Tuna from Korea. arkadymac.com is an official media partner for Ozine Fest 2015, so we are happy to bring you scenes from this much-anticipated event.

Sword Art Online PH First Open Photoshoot

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Simple photoshoots by groups of enthusiasts keep the cosplay community alive and busy as we covered the Sword Art Online PH First Open Photoshoot last weekend at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife in Quezon City.  Though organized by a group of SAO fanatics, the shoot welcomed cosplays of any genre and participants once again got to see old friends and got to meet new ones.  Helping us with this coverage is our photographer and meganekko, Kami.

Ati-atihan Cosplay Coverage Revisited

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Had a great time the first time I cosplayed and did a coverage of the Ati-atihan Festival in Kalibo, Aklan last year, with my brother Bryan taking photos.  The streets were colorful, noisy and alive, and I can just walk around in my ANBU cosplay without feeling out of place.  Had people take pictures with me, had fun dancing around to the maddeningly festive beat of the drums, and had a great time seeing people just being friendly with each other.

 

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Imaginative bird-inspired costume on this cheerful girl.

 

For this special occasion, I customized one of my masks into a special black tribal ANBU Ati-atihan version.  As for the rest of my costume, it was the first time I used it so the fitting and the design … wasn’t quite there yet but it was enough to at least have some people recognize me as an ANBU.  Had fun as people took pictures of me and with me.  It was an exhilarating experience, one I doubt I’ll ever forget.

 

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Sadly, even though I had vowed to come back this year, I wasn’t able to do so because of many things.  Hopefully I can go back next year so I can feel the excitement again.  Will need to go now, but I hope you’ll take some time to look at my brother’s photos.

 

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Impressive floats with moving parts.

 

 

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Outlandish tribal designs fashioned from native materials.

 

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Festive and happy faces all around

 

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Cubicon 2013: Where All Communities Collide

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Our field correspondent and resident cosplayer Obito-kun covers Cubicon  2013 at SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 1 over the weekend as Nyanbu was off on a field assignment/errand/alibi.  Kudos to Obito-kun on a job well done, bringing us pics from the frontlines.  He tells of a great many cosplayers in attendance, with seasoned veterans and first-timers battling it out in the cosplay competition.  Cosplay group Cosplay Famiglia also unveiled their new X Black Rock Shooter Theme Project.  We’ll feature them at a future post soon.  Many thanks to all those who helped out: Mika-chan, Hazel, Willord and others we will have to name and thank later. For now, please enjoy some highlights of the event. Thank you all for the support.

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Thank you for dropping by, and please visit us for another great cosplay event soon.

Cherry Convention 2013 Cosplay Coverage

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Hundreds lined up on opening day, March 9, 2013, for the Cherry Convention, a festival celebrating the unique culture of games, cosplay, hobbies and other aspects of Pinoy pop culture.  Held at SM Megamall Megatrade Halls 1 and 2, this bonanza featured online game tournaments, exhibits, vendor stalls, game booths, a cosplay competition, and many more.

Everyone who came was treated to freebies and giveaways like posters, accessories, and online promos, among others.  The event also featured the birthday bash of Ms. Alodia Gosengfiao, the Philippine’s premier cosplay idol. She entertained the crowd with her irresistible charm, wit and style.  With her extensive experience and knowledge of the world of cosplaying, she was also an honored  judge for the cosplay competition.

Held over the weekend, this two-day event hosted competitions among the top gaming teams and individuals in the country, battling it out live throughout the duration of the convention.  Big prizes awaited all those who won their respective games and divisions.

All those who attended were given quite a treat and were clamoring for more as Cherry Convention drew to a close.  With its array of special guests, games and attractions, Cherry Convention was a certified success in celebrating pop culture in the Philippines.

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