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Moonlight Masquerade at Loving Rainbow Garden

 

An enchanting evening of mystery and grandeur marked the very first Moonlight Masquerade at Loving Rainbow Garden in Quezon City.  This intimate affair with offered something for everyone as attendees were treated like royalty with attractions that have never been seen in any event the cosplay community has ever seen before.

Henshincon 2015: The Main Event

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Months of careful preparations an an entire week of excitement culminates with the Henshincon 2015 Main Event at Function Room 5 at the SMX, SM Mall of Asia.  As JEFusion’s way of reaching out to its readers and to promote and celebrate the Japanese entertainment and pop culture, they promised a unique opportunity for Japanese Culture enthusiasts to connect, interact and share their ideas with fellow enthusiasts.  Those promises were fulfilled in good measure as attendees got to enjoy a day filled with attractions, activities and special guests that truly catered to them. arkadymac.com is proud to be an official media partner for this event as we bring you the highlights of Henshincon 2015.

Henshincon 2015: The Launch Party

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As one of the most anticipated events this year, Henshincon 2015 opened with a classy but roaring launch party at stylish social venue One Esplanade at the Mall of Asia Complex on March 21, Saturday afternoon to evening.  Honored guests Red Mask Ryousuke Kaizu and Five Blue Kei Shindachiya were there to share an engaging and fun-filled evening with fans who have been yearning to see their heroes in the flesh.  arkadymac.com is an official media partner for Henshincon 2015, and we are of course glad to bring you the highlights of the event.

Henshincon 2015: Press Conference

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An entire weekend of tokusatsu fun kicked off to a spectacular start as special guests Red Mask Ryousuke Kaizu and Five Blue Kei Shindachiya met up with the media for a press conference not long after their arrival from Japan.  The two iconic sentai actors will be headlining Henshincon 2015, a huge gathering for Filipino tokusatsu fans.

Upcoming Event: Henshin Con 2015 Updates

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It’s March already and things are heating up as Henshincon 2015 is just around the corner.  As a show of support and to get things even more exciting, the special guests for the event and their friends are helping spread even more awareness for Henshincon.   Ryousuke Kaizu, also known as Takeru/Red Mask, and Kei Shindachiya, who is known as Ken Hoshikawa/Five Blue, being supported by two other Sentai Senshis:  Pink5 of Bioman and Tenmaranger of Dairanger.

Upcoming Event: Henshin Con 2015

 

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An exciting new event will be rocking Manila early next year as JEFusion: The Japanese Entertainment Blog invites you to HENSHIN CON 2015! This convention will run for two days at two different venues.   arkadymac.com will be an official media partner for this unique occasion and we will be bringing you all the highlights as it unfolds.  Below are the details on JEFusion’s next year treat for everyone in the Philippines.

 

arkadymac.com was there at the press conference at Eri Curry in SM Megamall where the Japanese guests were first received.  Red Mask Ryousuke Kaizu and Five Blue Kei Shindachiya answered questions from the Media for Henshincon 2015. They also do something special at the end of the video we took below:

 

 

On the first day a launch party will set off the celebration which will be held at One Esplanade on March 21st, 2015. On the second day is the day of the convention and will be held at the SMX Convention Center Function Room 5 the following day, March 22nd. The activities on both days will be as follows:

 

Day 1: The Henshin Con Launch Party, 04:00 pm to 10:00 pm

 

JEFusion prepared a gathering for Filipino tokusatsu fans full of fun, excitement and experience. Guest performances are also offered by local J-Music performers to add more spice to your evening. Aside from that, a special appearance from veteran tokusatsu actors: Ryousuke Kaizu, also known as Takeru/Michael Joe/Red Mask of Hikari Sentai Maskman/Laser Squadron Maskman in the Philippines , and Kei Shindachiya, who is known as Hoshikawa Ken/Five Blue of the Chikyuu Sentai Liveman will be held; this includes a panel discussion and interaction with the actors themselves and a live tokusatsu stage show. Moreover, a tokusatsu item auction will also take place.

 

The admission fee for this opportunity will range from 1,500 to 3,000 Php and your seats will surely be available as well as your dinner.

 

Day 2: Henshin Con 2015, the Convention, 10:00 am to 08:00pm

 

The Henshin Con event proper will be experienced on the second day. Just like the previous day, local J-Music performers will also showcase their talents for another round and another live tokusatsu stage show to consider.

 

In line with event proper, contests will always be a part of it. So, as for Henshin Con, the following contests and activities will be open for all:

 

• Henshin Hero Karaoke Singing Contest

• Original Henshin Hero Character Design

• Henshin Hero Cosplay Clash

• Henshin Battle of the Bands

• Diorama Contest

 

Aside from the contest offers, there are also places like artist’s alley, matsuri booths and mechant’s corner available for everyone to explore.

 

Also, another special appearance from veteran tokusatsu actors: Ryousuke Kaizu and Kei Shindachiya will be held through a panel discussion. An autograph signing session will be honored to 300 persons exclusively. Given all these offers, autograph signing with the guest actors will cost 1,000 Php for 150 persons per each actor which will be available online soon on a first come, first serve basis.

 

General admission can be availed for 200 Php with the first 1000 peaple will be receiving a special baller with a purpose.

 

Ticket buying is on! You can now purchase tickets for the events of Henshincon:
First here are the steps on how to buy tickets.
Then these are the rates and their inclusions
And last here are the guidelines for the launching of the event.

 

 

So then, that’s the great news given to you by JEFusion. And stay tuned for more updates here at arkadymac.com, and at their event website at http://www.henshincon.com/

 

About JEFusion

 

JEFusion, or Japanese Entertainment Fusion, is a friendly Japanese entertainment blog that offers news and updates on the Japanese entertainment, focusing mostly on Tokusatsu, Anime, Movies, and Jdrama. This also includes various merchandises, like toy reviews and game updates.

 

About Henshincon

 

Henshincon was the brainchild of Henshin Hero Philippines members Lorenzo Asentista Jr., Naz Escauriaga & Alexander Mondia and was the ultimate dream of JEFusion head honcho Daniel “GekiDan” Villodres. It was their goal to unite all Filipino tokusatsu fans and to change the Japanese Pop Culture Convention scene here in the Philippines. Besides cosplay, the event was to focus on transforming heroes from the live-action and anime genre.

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

 

Thank you very much.  Do drop by again for more features here at arkadymac.com.

 

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Mao-chan: Behind the Mask

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arkadymac.com covers all sorts of cosplay conventions and events, and we met Mao-chan at one as a Kakashi gender bend, attracting a lot of attention.  We had a few snaps of her and in hindsight, we should have taken more.  We invited her for a photoshoot for a feature, but fate has a funny way of surprising us and Mao-chan became a member of the arkadymac.com family as a sessionist photographer and editor.  We finally got to have that photoshoot, and somehow everything  went full circle.  Featuring our own Cosplay Model Mao-chan at arkadymac.com.

 

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For today’s feature, Mao-chan chose her Kakashi gender bend Maid version.  She says she’s fond of masked characters like Kakashi of Naruto.  She also likes cosplaying male characters and school girls. She’s proud of the fact that she comes up with her own costumes.

 

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Mao-chan tells us she got into cosplay because it is a way for her to express herself.  It is also through cosplay that she got to meet people with the same passion as her. She admits that she found herself having real fun and was enjoying herself, and that cosplaying helped boost her self-confidence.

 

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Even though Mao-chan has been cosplaying for several years already, she admits that cosplay is still very challenging for her because she often creates costumes out of casual clothing.  She also thinks of ways to put a twist to each of them. She does say that every effort is very worth it when she sees the final outcome and people become fond of it appreciate her cosplays.

 

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Mao-chan doesn’t get to attend as many cosplay events as much as she would want to, but when she does go, she makes sure she has a blast.  She gets excited when people ask to take pictures of her. She likes to gender bend male characters like Kakashi , so when a cosplayer of the same character (the original or costripped ones) asks for a picture or for fan service or just simply asks to be their friend, she feels very grateful and intensely excited.

 

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Mao-chan has had a blast cosplaying, and she would like to thank her Onii-chan for always supporting her, making her experience the fun of cosplaying and accepting her as a family member of arkadymac.com. She would also like to thank Akai-kun for accompanying her to events, supporting her and sharing energy whenever she feels tired from long cosplay conventions.  She’s also grateful to her beloved father who has always been proud of his cosplayer daughter.

 

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When asked how long she intends to cosplay, she says she wants to continue cosplaying for as long as she can and for as long as she would be able to find time for it.  To all our readers, she’d like to share her thoughts.  “Cosplaying would be very challenging at first but when you put your heart into it, you will be able to succeed. If you encounter a problem, always remember that there will always be ways for you to fix it. Lastly, trust yourself, don’t mind the opinion of other people when you cosplay. Just have fun and enjoy!”

 

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We at arkadymac.com have always been glad that we’ve got to meet amazing people like Mao-chan through cosplaying.  She’s proof that cosplay can bring people together, and it can be the start of even more wonderful friendships.

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting, and do visit us again for more cosplay features here at arkadymac.com.

 

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Kidlat Konvention Coverage / Heroes Cosplay Part 1

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Derek Ramsay as Kidlat makes his grand entrance. 

 

It was a time for local superheroes to shine at the Kidlat Konvention held at the Activity Center of SM Annex, SM North EDSA over the weekend. TV5’s action/drama series, Kidlat, has become a successful show during its run, and as its first season draws to a close, its staff and stars have decided to bring the excitement to the public with this fabulously flashy spectacle.

 

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 Derek as Kidlat genuinely happy over the huge turnout and overwhelming show of support from the fans.

Derek Ramsay as the titular hero was warmly received by the crowd as he come on stage in full costume.  Shrieks and shouts and sighs from the audience never ceased as long as he was on stage. All the other cast from the show were also in attendance and performed for the crowd.  The event also featured TV5’s next series, Cassandra: Warrior Angel, and unveiled the cast and crew headed by Eula Caballero as Cassandra in full costume.

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Derek happily thanking the crowd. 

 

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 Eula Caballero as Cassandra in full costume.

 

 TV 5 also sponsored the Heroes Cosplay event in partnership with Cosplay.ph, with around 70 individuals allowed to participate in the event.   Of course, Nyanbu and Kaloy just had to compete and perform to the crowd as Contestant Number 8 and 9 respectively.  Nyanbu performed as Nyanbu, the cat-ninja, and Kaloy debuts his new Storm Shadow outfit.  For their troubles, they got a Boardwalk loot bag filled with so many fantastic things that they felt like they were champions and were seen smiling wildly until the next day, when they finally felt the body aches that always come with attending a cosplay event for an entire day.

 

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Nyanbu and Kaloy pose like they won the championship. They were more than satisfied with the loot bags they got from competing.

 

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 Kaloy was more than glad to show off his new cos, classic Storm Shadow from G.I. Joe.

 

We applaud the organizers of the event for a job well done and we hope we get to see more of them in the future. As there were also many cosplayers who were there to compete or just to show their stuff to the crowd, we had a frantic time taking photos of them and with them.  Many thanks and adulation to Buraimaku for the really wonderful photos of the event.

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Derek and Eula with the cast awarding the grand prize winner of the cosplay competition.

 

Thank you for visiting, and please do visit us again next time for more hot cosplay events here at arkadymac.com.

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Kidlat Konvention Coverage / Heroes Cosplay Part 2

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It was a time for local superheroes to shine at the Kidlat Konvention held at the Activity Center of SM Annex, SM North EDSA over the weekend. TV5’s action/drama series, Kidlat, has become a successful show during its run, and as its first season draws to a close, its staff and stars have decided to bring the excitement to the public with this fabulously flashy spectacle.

TV 5 also sponsored the Heroes Cosplay event in partnership with Cosplay.ph, with around 70 individuals allowed to participate in the event.   Of course, Nyanbu and Kaloy just had to compete and perform to the crowd as Contestant Number 8 and 9 respectively.  Nyanbu performed as Nyanbu, the cat-ninja, and Kaloy debuts his new Storm Shadow outfit.  For their troubles, they got a Boardwalk loot bag filled with so many fantastic things that they felt like they were champions and were seen smiling wildly until the next day, when they finally felt the body aches that always come with attending a cosplay event for an entire day.

We applaud the organizers of the event for a job well done and we hope we get to see more of them in the future. As there were also many cosplayers who were there to compete or just to show their stuff to the crowd, we had a frantic time taking photos of them and with them.  Many thanks and adulation to Buraimaku for the really wonderful photos of the event.

Thank you for visiting, and please do visit us again next time for more hot cosplay events here at arkadymac.com.

Please click on a photo to view slideshow.

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