Tag Archives: May

$250,000 at Stake as ESL and Mineski Bring Manila Masters this May

 

Manila will once again be the center for esports in Southeast Asia as ESL and Mineski-Events Team with PLDT and SMART bring Manila Masters this May at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.  With a hefty $250,000 prize pool, eight of the best teams from all over the world  will be battling it out for supremacy over three days of grueling DotA 2 action.  As the spiritual successor of last year’s successful ESL One Manila, Manila Masters is shaping up to be another defining moment for esports in the country as well as for the region.

 

Action-filled May on Animax with My Hero Academia and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

 

A whole lot of action and adventure, blended with fantasy and mystery are in store for anime fans everywhere as Animax airs the hottest anime series this month of May with My Hero Academia, Alice and Zuroku, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and
Chain Chronicle -The Light of Haecceitas.

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Joe Inoue Meets Filipino Fans at Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

 

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International musician and artist Joe Inoue took time off his vacation to meet his ardent fans at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City.  “Wildlife” is widely known to cosplayers as a place to do photoshoots, but this afternoon it became an unlikely but very accommodating place for the popular singer to get up close and personal with those who have been nothing but supportive of him.

 

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Animax Carnival Philippines 2015: Day 2

 

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It was a great, fun-filled weekend for anime and Japanese pop culture fans as Animax Carnival Philippines 2015 ran its second day at Hall 4 of the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.  Anime lovers, cosplayers and enthusiasts have been looking forward to what is one of the grandest and most exciting anime events this year as the region’s leading anime cable channel brings this spectacle to them with lots of special guests and attractions in store for everyone. arkadymac.com is an official media partner for ACPH 2015 and we are glad to bring you the highlights of the second day of this much-anticipated two-day event.

Animax Carnival Philippines 2015: Day 1

 

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An amazing weekend of anime fun was off to an exciting start as Animax Carnival Philippines 2015 opens with Day 1 at Hall 4 of the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.  Fans looking forward to what is one of the grandest and most exciting anime events this year were in for a treat as the region’s leading anime cable channel brings this spectacle to them with lots of special guests and attractions in store for everyone. arkadymac.com is an official media partner for ACPH 2015 and we are glad to bring you the highlights of this much-anticipated two-day event.

NCP Photoshoot for a Cause 2015: Pictures of Hope

 

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Cosplayers, photographers, and enthusiasts once again show that they are always eager to lend a helping hand as over a hundred of them participated at National Cosplayers of the Philippines’ Photoshoot for a Cause 2015: Pictures of Hope last weekend at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife in Quezon City.  arkadymac.com is the official media partner of the event

Upcoming Event: Animax Carnival Philippines 2015

 

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We’re excited as Animax Carnival Philippines 2015 finally gets to happen this weekend after a very long wait, with fans looking forward to what is shaping up to be one f the grandest and most exciting events for anime and cosplay fans this year.  arkadymac.com will be an official media partner for ACPH and we will be bringing you the highlights of this much-anticipated two-day event.

Ashley Misaki’s Birthday Party and Animetics 2015 at Jed’s Island Resort

 

 

Chibi cosplayer Ashley Misaki celebrated her 9th birthday with family and friends and the local cosplay community at the popular summer destination Jed’s Island Resort in Calumpit, Bulacan.  Anyone who has attended a cosplay event or two will surely recognize Ashley, a bright and talented young lady who has made an impact in the cosplay scene, winning exactly 50 individual cosplay awards all over the Philippines before she even turned 9 years old.  She and her family then wanted to show their gratitude to all those who have lent their support and admiration to her by throwing a big pool party along with the Animetics Cosplay Competition.  arkadymac.com has always been the media partner for Ashley’s events, and we’re glad to bring you the highlights of her big birthday bash.

Jeff and Joan’s Wedding: Best Wishes from Photographers, Cosplayers and Friends

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For man and a woman who have promised their love for one another, no other event would match the joy, the anxiety, the rapture, and the excitement of their wedding day.  Our good friends Jeff and Joan finally got to tie the knot and say their vows in front of the many gathered who were all genuinely happy for the newly wedded couple.  We their friends in the photography and  cosplay community came in full force to support the pair and celebrate this most special of occasions, and we at arkadymac.com wish to share this event with our friends who have known this admirable couple over our many adventures together.

1st Bolen Lareza Chibi Cosplay Competition

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We’re proud and happy to be the media partners for the 1st Bolen Lareza Chibi Cosplay Competition held at Starmall Alabang last weekend.  Named after Bolen Lareza, a successful and prominent cosplayer, the event presented very young cosplayers competing while having fun with family and friends.  It is our pleasure to be bringing you this special coverage of the event.

 

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Chibi, a Japanese word or term for small, also is a certain category for cosplayers who are really young, usually those 12 years old and below.  A good number of chibis participated in the competition and all were able to showcase their talents in front of an eager and enthusiastic crowd.

 

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Held within the first day of the Pinoy Otaku Festival 2014: FANTASM event, the event was an enjoyable one with lots of participants and spectators.  The contestants were judged by a panel consisting of prominent chibi cosplayers:  Bolen herself, Ashley Misaki, Izaiah Luke Buelos and Belldandy Chii.

 

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Courtesy of our friends at AnimePh Project, here is the list of winners of the 1st Bolen Lareza Chibi Cosplay Competition:

Champion (Mecha Category): Alizey Rodil as War Machine
Runner Up (Mecha Category): Icee Ticar as Gundam Unicorn Banshee
Champion (Cloth Category):Louise Rielle as Elsa
Runner Up (Cloth Category): John Veinard Quintana as Horohoro

JUDGES PICK
Belldandy Grimarez: Kurt Andrew Morido as Kid Icarus Uprising
Bolen Lareza: Meredy Carlos as Mikasa Ackerman
Ashley Misaki: Sophia Calilung as Chun Li
Ashley Misaki: Xiay Evelyn Cruz as Sorcerer (Dragonnest)
Izaiah Luke: Natalia Chanelle as Sasha Braus

SPECIAL AWARDS
Don Robert Torio’s Pick: Ulquiorra Dizon as Lucifer (Angel Sanctuary)
NCPH Pick: Akira Joanne as Gundam God Burning

 

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It was a great competition, with the chibi cosplayers judged by their peers on stage but all were good friends afterwards, playing around, chasing each other, just being kids.  When you’ve been to enough cosplay events and conventions, it’s still always a delight seeing children having fun while cosplaying.

 

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Many thanks to the organizers and sponsors behind this event.  Congratulations as well for putting up a  successful contest and we eagerly look forward to the next one.

 

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

 

 

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