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Another breakthrough in friendship and cooperation between countries awaits as The Japan Foundation Asia Center and the University of the Philippines Film Institute will be holding an exchange program for film students in Asia entitled …and Action! Asia #03 in the Philippines from February 26 to March 10, 2017, in cooperation with Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Here, nineteen film students from the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia will come together and co-produce short films within an eight-day production schedule in Quezon City.
Every one of us at arkadymac.com is grateful to all the people who have supported us through the years, which was why we really wanted to have a small party where we could gather everyone and have some fun with each other’s company. Despite the shortage of time and resources, we still got to have our little wish as our friends and sponsors joined us at arkadymac.com’s 3rd Anniversary Party held last weekend at 121 Grill and Restaurant in Makati.
Great news to our readers who are always on the lookout for great new series as well as new episodes from their favorite anime. The festive season may just be over, but fans in Asia can continue to rejoice at the spectacular line-up on Animax! The first 24-hour anime channel in Asia is serving up a fresh crop of anime including express-from-Japan series GRIMGAR, ASHES AND ILLUSIONS, and blockbuster series Assassination Classroom and The File of Young Kindaichi R.
The summer season for Japanese culture enthusiasts was off to a hot and exciting start with Tamashii Con 2015 last March 28, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia. With the theme “Igniting the Japanese spirit,” organizers Nihon Kenkyuu Kai brought the experience of a Japanese summer and cultural festival to a new level as thousands flocked to take part in the festivities.
The Pinoy otaku summer season opens with a blazing start with Tamashii Convention 2015, an event that’s sure to ignite the Japanese spirit of enthusiasts longing for a unique experience with others who share the same passion. Coming this March 28 at SMX Convention Center at SM Mall of Asia, TamaCon will definitely make a mark in the cosplay and otaku events scene with an amazing lineup of unique activities and attractions guaranteed to please anyone who can’t get enough of Japanese pop culture.
After our visit to bring smiles to the kids at National Children’s Hospital, our small band of cosplayers continued the taping for the program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, which took us to all sorts of places in the metro. Headed by the incomparable Sir Dave as Master Pogi/Mr. Satan, the cosplayers had a blast filming around the city, and we were glad that everyone we had met and seen us appreciated our efforts. They smiled, took pictures, and were really receptive of seeing cosplayers out on the city.
The shoot took the whole afternoon, but it was a fun and amazing experience nonetheless, and we’d like to think that even if just a little bit, we made a number of people smile that day.
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Nyanbu and his friends at the Nakama Cosplay Group help out at an outreach program at St. Andrew’s Parish in Paranaque and had fun with all the great kids they met that day. It was a great opportunity put our cosplaying skills to proper use, as children can better appreciate cartoon characters coming to life, or try anyway. We are humbled that we were able to put a smile or two on the children’s faces as we played games with them, danced with them, took pictures with them, and got to share a simple meal with them. I know what I have done may be a small, almost insignificant gesture, but to able to make a few children smile even for just one morning certainly had a profound impact for me.
My thanks to the Nakama Cosplay Group for this activity and we hope cosplayers can be given more opportunities to be of service to the community.