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Film Students from Asia Gather in the Philippines to Co-produce Short Films


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.


arkadymac.com 3rd Anniversary Party


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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.

Animax Kicks Off 2016 with Express-from-Japan and Blockbuster Series



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.

Tamashii Convention (TamaCon) 2015

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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.

Upcoming Event: Tamashii Convention 2015


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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.

arkadymac.com Guesting at DZIQ Radyo Inquirer 990 AM



It was a big day for arkadymac.com as we got featured at DZIQ Radyo Inquirer 990 AM last weekend in celebration of our second anniversary.  The panelists were made up of Creative Director, Xtian Mack, along with our Cosplay Models Mina Kim, Keileen, Queenie and Deric.  The guesting was a first for most of us so were all as anxious as we were excited to be able to share our views on cosplaying on air with a wider audience.




It got a bit tense when the program started, but we eventually settled in to the topic at hand.  We all love cosplaying after all, so we didn’t have a problem expressing what we felt about the subject.  It turned out to be an hour of fun, entertaining, and enlightening talk about cosplaying in the Philippines and cosplaying as a hobby that people can enjoy and be passionate about.  Our Cosplay Models got to share their own experience about cosplaying, like their preference in characters and how they prepare their cosplays.




Thank goodness for commercials as they gave us brief breathers and some chance to goof off.



The program also touched on how cosplay changed the lives of our models, of how cosplay has helped them gain their self esteem and how cosplay has opened opportunities for them to have more friends and have a wonderful time with them.




We also got to discuss how cosplaying has contributed and has given back to the community through charity work. arkadymac.com has in its two years of existence participated in and helped with numerous fundraisers for charitable institutions. We have also covered and participated in feeding programs, hospital and orphanage visits where we got in touch with children and helped bring smiles to the people who need them the most.





After the program we had a short photoshoot for some memories from a particularly special day for our small arkadymac.com family.  We then had lunch at a nearby restaurant, all with a healthy appetite.




We couldn’t have gotten these opportunities if it weren’t for the love and support from you, our valued readers, in helping us through these two years.  We really, really appreciate it.  We are glad to have reached our second year of bringing the best of cosplaying in the Philippines, and we hope you can keep on supporting us for more years to come.



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

Upcoming Event: arkadymac.com Guesting at DZIQ Radyo Inquirer 990 AM


We would like to invite our our friends and readers to tune in to their radios this Saturday, Nov 1, 10-11am on DZIQ Radyo Inquirer 990 AM for arkadymac.com’s guesting at DZIQ Radyo Inquirer 990 AM.  It will be an hour of fun,entertaining, and enlightening talk about cosplaying in the Philippines and cosplaying as a hobby that people can enjoy and be passionate about.


Our panelists will be made up of Creative Director, Xtian Mack, with Coverage Partner Jillian Rose, and Cosplay Models Mina Kim, Ai Chi, Queenie and Deric.  Expect the unexpected as we go all out to let  more people know about the fun of cosplaying.  Join in the discussion as well by phoning in your questions.  You can also catch the program via live streaming at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/dziq

We do hope you can support us by tuning inn this Saturday.  We at arkadymac.com are always trying our best to spread the fun that cosplaying brings to people.

Please spread the word.







Best of Anime (BoA) Summer Live 2014 Primer



arkadymac.com is proud to be an official media partner for Best of Anime (BoA) Summer LIVE, guaranteed to be the hottest event this season.  We at the website personally enjoyed their event last year: fun attractions, amazing guests, wonderful performances, a spacious and comfortable venue, courteous and organized staff, all of which made BOA a well-liked and enjoyable experience for all attendees.


As we rate BoA as one of the best cosplay events in the country, we are of course excited and looking forward to attending this convention.  Also, being accepted as an official media partner, we promise to all of our dear readers hat we will do the best we can to give an equally exciting and comprehensive coverage of the event.




BoA Summer LIVE! is the new project of the team of The Best of Anime.  From one of the biggest cosplay conventions in the country, “The Best of Anime (BoA),” comes a new project that is sure to make your summer even more exciting! Primetrade Asia, Inc. and Hero TV brings you “BoA Summer LIVE!”  Set on May 1 (Manila) and May 4 (Davao), “BoA Summer LIVE!” is guaranteed to give you two rockin’ days of creativity, music and friendship.


The event will feature a lot of interesting attractions, including performances by J-Pop idol group, Starmarie.   All these and more highlight an exciting program with the schedule as follows:




The event will feature BoA’s first ever Japanese guest performer, UchuSentai:NOIZ. Uchuusentai:NOIZ rose to fame with their own version of Kamikaze’s Narda, accumulating more than 600,000 views in just a week, and was warmly welcomed during their guesting at Best of Anime 2012. Now back in the Philippines, the well-loved Uchuusentai:NOIZ is set to rock the country’s major cities, Manila and Davao.

UchuSentai:NOIZ is a five-member band composed of Angel Taka (vocals), Kotaro (guitar), Kyo (bass), Masato (guitar/vocals), and Yamato (drums). Formed in 1999, the band claims to hail from outer-space and is here on earth for a mission to protect peace through live performances and tours. The band is identified with the “visual kei” genre, a type of fashion characterized by heavy make-up as well as flashy hairstyles and costumes, passionate live shows and on-stage antics. Their music is very eclectic and has many different elements from genres such as punk, pop, metal, and hip-hop.

But more than an introduction, NOIZ has proven sincere to their pledge since the beginning of their career! In the Philippines, where their popularity is steadily growing since 2006 when lead vocal Angel-Taka first had the chance to visit the country. Upon learning about the poor conditions, he traveled to the Philippines and visited an orphanage called the House of Joy. He promised the children to come back with the band and to help them out. Since then, he and the rest of the members went to the Philippines on numerous times, not only for music, but for charity as well. They first performed in Davao and awed the public with their first performance, creating a strong fan base in the country. They performed in the capital city Manila, during The Best of Anime 2012, and came back to rock the stage and consolidated their presence in the Philippines in different events after that. As a sign of respect for the local rock music scene and as a gift to their Filipino fans, NOIZ also made a cover of the song Narda from the very popular local rock band Kamikazee.

Amazed by the resilience of the Filipinos in the face of adversity, the band released a series of OPM covers called “Tacloban Trilogy”, which consists of songs in particular, “Liwanag sa Dilim” by Rivermaya, “Superhero” by Rocksteddy, and “Pinoy Ako” by Orange & Lemons, to tell the story of how the Yolanda tragedy has shown Filipino optimism and how fellow countrymen can be the beacon of hope that the survivors are longing for, hence the tagline: “Ikaw ang Liwanag sa Dilim, Ikaw ang Superhero, Ikaw ang Pinoy, Kailangan pa rin ng Tacloban ang iyong tulong, (You are the Light in the Dark, You are the Superhero, You are the Pinoy, Tacloban still needs your help)”

This May 1 and 4, UchuSentai:NOIZ will be back in the Philippines to perform live for their Filipino fans during BoA Summer LIVE! Fans can get a chance to watch them on May 1 at Metrotent Convention Center, Metrowalk Plaza, Ortigas Pasig City, and on May 4 at SMX Convention Center Davao, SM Lanang Premier, J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City.

For more information about the said event, you may check out www.facebook.com/BestOfAnime.  As for the guidelines:





Everyone is invited to join the many exciting competitions where great prizes are just waiting to be given away.     We hope to see you there.




Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho Feature Taping



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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Cosplay for a Cause


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.