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Live Broadcast of “Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours First LoveLive! at SM Megamall

 

 

Love Live fans are sure to go wild with this announcement from SM Cinemas as  the “Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours First LoveLive! ~Step! ZERO to ONE~” Concert! will be shown via live broadcast on February 25, 2017, 4:30 PM at SM Megamall Cinema 3.  See you there for this rare anime event.

Tickets will soon be available via bit.ly/LoveLiveAtSMCinema.

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Fantastic February at Animax with www.working!!, Scared Rider Xechs, First Love Monster and Kindaichi

 

The month of love just became even more special as our friends from Animax Asia bring us four great new series to watch: www.working!!, Scared Rider Xechs, First Love Monster and The Files of Young Kindaichi R.  These series  will be aired all month on Animax so make sure to mark your calendars for the showing of these wonderful new shows.

Fabulous February at Animax with www.working!!, Scared Rider Xechs, First Love Monster and Kindaichi

 

 

The month of love just became even more special as our friends from Animax Asia bring us four great new series to watch: www.working!!, Scared Rider Xechs, First Love Monster and The Files of Young Kindaichi R.  These series  will be aired all month on Animax so make sure to mark your calendars for the showing of these wonderful new shows.

One-Punch Man Series Marathon and Naruto Movie Marathon as Animax Winds up 2016

 

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It really is the season to be merry as our friends at Animax bring 2016 to a close with an amazing selection of anime series from action, romance, and comedy, making it a delightful December for anime lovers everywhere!

One Punch Man Marathon
Relive the excitement of One Punch Man with a full marathon of the series this yearend! Don’t miss the heroic exploits of superhero Saitama as he power-punches his way through hordes of monsters and villains, destroying each of them with a single punch!
The One Punch Man Marathon airs on 17 & 18 December, Saturday & Sunday at 9:00 pm.

Great Toys at Great Prices only at GreatToysOnline

 

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We never really outgrow our love and fascination for toys, and we are glad the people at GreatToysOnline are always ready to satisfy our cravings.  Established in 2001 by fellow collectors, GreatToysOnline has gone on to be one of the leading Philippines online toys and sports superstores, delivering quality original and genuine US and Japan toys to their fellow enthusiasts.  We are then excited to announce that arkadymac.com will be partnering with GreatToysOnline in showcasing the best and  latest in toys this season with help from our photographer and cosplay model Mitch.

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Cosplay Love: A Valentine’s Photoshoot with Six Real-Life Cosplay Couples

 

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It is their shared passion for cosplaying that has brought these couples together, and on Valentines we get to celebrate love in many different forms as we feature six real-life cosplay pairs at a shoot we got to take part in.  Organized by our friends Den and Ayu, the shoot had these couples  prove that love does happen and still happens to cosplayers from all over the community.

Cosplayers and Costumers Bring Early Christmas to Children of East Ave MC

 

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Beyond the intricate helmets and armor and gaudy outfits, costumers and cosplayers wish to bring their unique talents and skills to bring happiness to the ones who need it the most.  More than just a hobby they are passionate about, they have sought to make a difference in society as they banded together with altruistic groups to bring an early Christmas to the children confined at the East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City.

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.

A Cosplay Valentines Day for Everyone

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There are a bazillion ways people celebrate Valentines Day, but for cosplayers and otakus who have grown weary of the the usual roses and chocolates routine every February 14, not a lot of options are offered.  After all, how much time do we waste shipping, fantasizing, fangirling, fanboying, spazzing, gushing over fictional couples? Would it be as much fun, or even more so, if we bring them to life through cosplay, preferably with your hubby, your bae, your (close?) friend, your slave, your childhood (you-think-you-made-a-promise-to-love-forever) friend, or with any other infinite number of permutations that works for you.

Cosplayers’ Love Story in GMA’s Wagas TV Show Episode

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arkadymac.com takes you behind the scenes of a Wagas TV show episode on GMA News TV 11.  It’s scheduled to air on Saturday, March 8 at 7pm.  Entitled “Choi and Charlene Elegado: The Cosplayers’ Love Story,” this episode features Kapuso stars Kris Bernal and Mike Tan playing the lead roles of cosplayers who were fated to fall in love through a mutual hobby, while my friends and I were invited to fill up the other roles of cosplayers for their story.

 

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Thanks to a friend, I was in invited to be one of the talents for the taping of this episode several weeks ago.  It was a gig of sorts, and quite a sudden one: invited today, tape tomorrow, that kind of thing that I barely had time to react.  I gathered up my costumes and props and prayed I could get some sleep in before the 4 am call time.  I and eight other cosplayers were whisked away in a van for several hours to an exclusive subdivision in Tagaytay.

 

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The place was quite a sight: pretty houses sparsely scattered amid greenery and pine trees, a scene that would make one think they were in another country.  The crisp, cold air that Tagaytay is known for was truly pleasant too, especially if you’re wearing layers and layers of costumes.  Well, not quite so for the girls who wore cloth costumes though: just a gentle breeze was enough to get most of those in our group shivering.

 

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Shooting started promptly early that morning.  We got to experience what it was like behind the scenes of these TV programs, how much work and effort people put in even the smallest scenes.  The cast and crew were real professionals who knew what they were doing and guided us along.  They were courteous and helpful as we did our small parts for the program.  Most of our time was spent waiting for the next scenes we were supposed to be in and no one ever imagined that that would be tiring as well.  To fill the time in between takes, I and my photo partner Reiku took the chance to have a photoshoot with the cosplayers all around that amazing, idyllic place.

 

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We had the opportunity to work with Kris Bernal, the lead female for the episode.  I admit not knowing who she was as I haven’t watched TV in a very long time, but she is the real deal.  She is a quick study, eager to learn, a pro who takes her job seriously.  I admire her bright and humble personality, taking the time and effort to talk to us, ask us about cosplaying, and taking pictures with us when we had the opportunity.  Mike Tan, the male lead, was a great actor who loves keeping things light and fun around the set.  He says he cosplayed quite a bit before and was quite familiar with the characters we cosplayed, taking time off to chat with us in between takes.

 

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All throughout the day we did silly fight scenes, fumbled with the few lines we had, and pretended to be busy while the cameras were rolling.  It was really tiring but at the same time exciting and enjoyable.

 

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For our efforts, were fed properly, escorted back to Manila, and were given a considerable talent fee.  Not bad at all.  For us it was an experience we won’t soon forget.  Many thanks to the folks I was with that day:  Marvin and his mom, Abe Gail, Reiku, Dennis, Misaki, Chii, Micah, Jenny and Arcel.  Many thanks to the stars and the great crew of Wagas for having us over and doing a splendid job. We eagerly await seeing the episode on TV.

 

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Thank you for visiting, and please drop by again soon for more cosplay features here at arkadymac.com.

 

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