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Upcoming Event: Natsu Matsuri, A Japanese Summer Festival at Ateneo on March 31


Summer is almost here, and what better way for lovers of Japanese culture to welcome the season than to enjoy a fun-filled festival.  Coming this March 31 is Hinomoto’s Natsu Matsuri: A Japanese Summer Festival at Ateneo de Manila University’s Bellarmine Field.  With free entrance to to the event, everyone can get to experience a traditional Japanese summer festival through fun games, great food, and exciting live performances.

Fairy Tail Cosplay Group Photoshoot



We were more than happy to take part in a great group photoshoot set up by a group of Fairy Tail cosplayers at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City.  More than 30 cosplayers and more than a dozen photographers were on hand to have a chance to have great shots with a great group theme.




Jenny, one of the cosplayers who organized this little affair, said that even she was surprised with the good turnout.  There was a lot of interest in this particular photoshoot since there are a lot of enthusiasts of the Fairy Tail manga and anime franchise, and this was reflected in the excitement the participants had throughout the affair.




The event started in the morning as preparations were made, as donning the costumes, doing makeup and fixing props and accessories did take considerable time.  Shooting began in earnest early in the afternoon, as photographers took the opportunity to take photos of the cosplayers who were ready.  They went all over the park for their shoots and with so many cosplayers and photographers, it could get quite hectic at times.




More than the opportunity to have great photos taken, it was a chance for the participants to enjoy themselves.  Many made new friends and you’d see groups smiling and laughing and goofing off, enjoying each other’s company.




The day ended with the group shots to serve as remembrances of a truly fun day for everyone, the smiles on everyone’s faces an indication of a successful event.  As the sun set, everyone parted ways, already wishing for another fun photoshoot in the future.






Many thanks to Jenny and all the others who organized this affair.  Congratulations on giving the chance for everyone to have a great time despite being their first time to organize a shoot.  We wish for more in the future.



















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



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Ozine Fest 2013, Day 3 Part 1


Ozine Fest 2013 is undeniably the biggest cosplay event this summer, with thousands of visitors over the three day-affair, filling the SM Megamall Megatrade Halls to to capacity.  So to give you the best possible coverage of this amazing event, the entire senior officers and staff of arkadymac.com went to Ozine Fest in full force and ready to tackle the unforgiving crowds, and the hordes of screaming yaoi fangirls and crazed otaku.


And because giving our loyal friends, visitors, and readers the best coverage possible is our priority, we have enlisted the services of our newest cosplay correspondent, the lovely and genki Stephanie as Hatsune Miku.  It is with open arms (and a sigh of relief) that we welcome Stephanie into the group as she has distinguished herself well on the field of combat despite being only her first field assignment for the blog.  We’ll have a special feature about Stephanie herself real soon so please stay tuned for that as well.


Lots of attractions and events going on in and around the venue, so the staff had to work thrice as hard to bring you the highlights.  Xtian Mack was in charge of public relations,  Obito-kun providing attention and publicity for the site, and Stephanie being our cover girl for guests and cosplayers alike.  Special acknowledgement to our tensai photographer, Buraimaku, for his amazing snapshots of the event.

We hope you enjoy our special coverage of Ozine 2013, but we urge you to come back in the next few days as we’ll be posting more great photos.  Thank you all for your support.

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