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Magenta: A Mystic Messenger event + Cafe Coming this March 5 in Makati

 

Experience how your favorite game comes to life as Hourglass presents Magenta: A Mystic Messenger event + Cafe this Sunday, March 5, at Warehouse Eight in Makati.  Fans of the game will be sure to enjoy the attractions at this interactive cafe set on White Day, with their specially invited butlers portraying the endearing characters from the game and serving MCs to their hearts’ content.  The event will also showcase a wide variety of booths and exhibitors offering some of the best Mystic Messenger merchandise and art in the metro.

Anime and Cosplay eXpo: Day 3

 

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Ever felt like you’re just a spectator at the same old events? With fun and innovative new games, contests and attractions lined up that anyone can take a part in, get to experience more and be an actual part of the event as there as so many opportunities for every congoer to have fun and have a great time by themselves or with friends at the newest event this season: Anime and Cosplay Expo 2016.  On its third and final day, ACX stayed strong as thousands came to join in the festivities and continued to have more activities and surprises for everyone. For our coverage of Day 1, click here.  For our coverage of Day 2, click here.

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Anime and Cosplay eXpo: Day 2

 

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Ever felt like you’re just a spectator at the same old events? With fun and innovative new games, contests and attractions lined up that anyone can take a part in, get to experience more and be an actual part of the event as there as so many opportunities for every congoer to have fun and have a great time by themselves or with friends at the newest event this season: Anime and Cosplay Expo 2016.  On its second day, ACX continued to have more activities and surprises for everyone.  For our coverage of Day 1, click here.

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Anime and Cosplay eXpo: Day 1

 

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Ever felt like you’re just a spectator at the same old events? With fun and innovative new games, contests and attractions lined up that anyone can take a part in, get to experience more and be an actual part of the event as there as so many opportunities for every congoer to have fun and have a great time by themselves or with friends at the newest event this season: Anime and Cosplay Expo 2016.

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Upcoming Event: Anime and Cosplay eXpo

 

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Ever felt like you’re just a spectator at the same old events?  Get to experience more and be an actual part of the event as there as so many opportunities for every congoer to have fun and have a great time by themselves or with friends at the newest event this season: Anime and Cosplay Expo 2016.

Anime and Cosplay Expo 2016 is a unique event that brings together concepts launched during the Cosplay Carnival earlier in the year and sets the line-up of events at Cosplay Mania 2016 in October. In this way, it bridges the two events and creates a continuity between the events. At its core, however, it is a great stand-alone event on its own, with a surprisingly deep line-up of contests at a surprisingly low entrance fee of only Php 99 as long as you buy your tickets before September 2! The entrance fee will be raised to Php 129 on September 2-4, 2016.

Otacon 2014

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There was fun for everyone at Otacon 2014 last November 1 at the Glorietta 3 Event Center.  Anime, manga, cosplay, game and all kinds of pop culture  enthusiasts gathered for a celebration of all the things that make the otaku subculture a fun and colorful one.  There was  never a shortage of music, games, contests and performances to keep both attendees and onlookers happy and excited all throughout the day.

 

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arkadymac.com was the official media partner for Otacon, and were there to join in the fun and bring you the highlights of this exciting new pop culture convention.  Besides covering the event,  arkadymac.com’s Cosplay Models Mina Kim, Ai Chi, Jillian, and Keileen were there for a special appearance.  Also there were our Cosplay Models Nicolette and Ashley, who was there to compete.  Everyone had a great time taking photos of them and with them.

 

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Otacon was an event that celebrates the many fun aspects of popular culture: anime, gaming, manga, cosplay, comics, among many others.

 

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Special attractions include our friends at Talking Apples Maid & Butler Cafe, who were be there to serve delightful treats like their famed peanut butter and jelly cupcakes to regular and new and curious customers alike.  With their courteous and pleasing butlers and maids who were in character and who love what they do, guests simply couldn’t get enough of them.  arkadymac.com’s cosplay models had a great time with their tasty treats and were given great service by the staff.

 

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Ninja Academy PH had a demonstration of parkour and ninja skills that amazed the crowd.

 

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There wasn’t an idle moment as all throughout the event there was an exciting lineup of live performances by guest J-Pop/J-Rock inspired bands and dance groups, like Kudos Crew, Zoryl, Borealis, Read My Lips, Lirei Ningyou, Myo Hako, SGR 48, Crossback, Ivy Musume, Asterysk, and Ikuzo Iwa.

 

 

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In between performers there were games, features and presentations from the organizers and sponsors.

 

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Special attractions were the different contests for the event, like the Cosplay Empire which was open to all individuals or groups, with characters from any anime, game and comic titles.

 

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There was the Ace of cosplay where participants chose to portray any witch, sorcerer, wizard, or mage character from any anime, game, or comics.

 

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There was also the Otaku Audio Singing Contest where those who joined chose songs/OSTs from any anime, game or Japanese (series or movie) titles.

 

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Then there was the Artworx Drawing Contest where participants could draw,illustrate, paint or sketch characters or landscapes/scenes from any anime, game or comic titles.

 

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There was the Lolita and Kimono fashion show through Talking Apples Maid and Butler Cafe, to the delight of the audience.

 

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And all throughout the event venue there were lots of cosplayers who enjoyed taking photos with the crowd and with each other.

 

 

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There was some problems regarding the schedules of the segments, but on a whole we got to enjoy the event and we certainly had fun with everyone.  The organizers then had a presentation at the end of their upcoming projects and events that are definitely worth looking forward to.  Many thanks to the organizers for a great event and we’re certainly excited to attend future ones.

 

 

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

 

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Candyshop Superclub 1st Anniversary Cosplay Competition

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When you get to be famous, you get to be invited to all the best parties in the metro because your mere presence is enough to make news on tomorrows paper.  But if you’re not famous like me, not yet anyway, you gatecrash your way into parties and hope they don’t notice that clubber in a cat mask.  Xtian Mack brings to you EXCLUSIVE coverage of the  Candyshop Superclub 1st Anniversary Cosplay Competition in Quezon City last February 1, 2013.

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Although a handful of cosplayers were in attendance because of such short notice, Xtian Mack as Nyanbu nevertheless faced tough competition coming from seasoned cosers like:

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Eiri Mina, a certified stunner, famous in and around the cosplay circuit.  She whipped the club into a frenzy in her smashing get-up as Inori Yuzuriha of Guilty Crown.

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And Xtian Mack and Obito-kun’s personal idol, Christian Umali, arguably one of the most distinguished and decorated cosplayers in the Philippines today.  As War Machine, he certainly showed those clubbers what a little imagination and some RC motors can do.

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Admittedly, Nyanbu hasn’t been inside a club in ages, and it shows as he forgot a cardinal rule of clubbing: it’s okay to arrive late.  Ah well, at least he got pictures of the venue as they were setting up.

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The contestants showed off their mettle in front of a sold-out crowd.

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Of course Nyanbu just had to have a photo with the irresistible Eiri Mina, who said that cosplaying and clubbing don’t usually mix.  But hey, she was in the mood to party a bit.

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Of course I just had to take a pic with my idol, War Machine, who admits that it is quite difficult to dance with that much gear on him.

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Well, this chance may not happen again, so…

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Eiri Mina on the catwalk and charming the crowd.

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War Machine is impressive as always, wowing the crowd with his customized weaponry.

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Bam!

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There was also a Mr. and Ms. Candyshop contest, but I’m pretty sure you don’t want me commenting on that.

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It would appear that the club scene hasn’t changed much since Samson and Delilah in Philistine.

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Claiming the Championship at the Candyshop Superclub 1st Anniversary Cosplay Competition is Eiri Mina via unanimous decision.  Congratulations to her as she deserves the honor.

As for Nyanbu, for his efforts as a finalist, he won a sizable gift certificate at a spa, which he used the very next day because of the aches and pains he sustained from partying all night, with the event ending at 6am the very next day.

All in all a fun event.  Again, much love and adulation to Eiri Mina for winning, and we hope you’ll visit again for another cosplay coverage.

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