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#TheBigWave at PNU: Tsunamicon 2018

Ready for 2018?  This year’s first Japanese pop culture event was TsuNAMIcon last January 6.   It was organized by PNU NAMI with the theme “Bijutsu at Sining: Expanding the Horizon of JaPinoy Arts,” held at the  Philippine Normal University Quadrangle.

Upcoming Event: TsuNAMIcon 2018

 

The local Japanese pop culture community starts off the year with a school event with TsuNAMIcon 2018 on January 6, 2018 at the PNU Quadrange in Manila.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.  With the theme “Bijutsu at Sining: Expanding the Horizon of JaPinoy Arts,” this event is committed to promote and share the different Japanese culture to the PNU community as well as integrate Filipino culture for better understanding and appreciation of the two different nations.  arkadymac.com is PNU NAMI’s media partner for the third straight year, so we hope to catch you there as we have a special coverage of the event.

UP AME Fair XI: Itadakimasu at Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman

 

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On its eleventh edition, AME Fair once again gave fans of Japanese anime, manga, games, and pop culture a treat to relish as UP AME Fair XI: Itadakimasu rocked the University of the Philippines Diliman campus last weekend.  As a Japanese expression said before meals, itadakimasu expresses gratitude and appreciation, making it an apt title for this year’s food-themed fair.  arkadymac is an official media partner for this delightful event, and we are glad to bring you the highlights from our coverage.

Upcoming Event: AME Fair XI: Itadakimasu

 

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Itadakimasu! UP AME presents its 11th AME Fair: Itadakimasu, at its humble roots at Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman Campus, on February 20,2016. Lots of things to do, so many things to see and experience at this year’s event so make sure to drop by and check it out.  arkadymac.com is an official mediam partner for this event

JPOP Anime Sing and Dance Contest 2015 by the Embassy of Japan

 

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Strengthening the bonds between Japanese and Filipinos through music, dance, and culture, the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines  presented the 2015 J-Pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest at SM Cinema Centerstage at the SM Mall of Asia last July 25, 2015.  Already on its seventh year, this annual competition has showcased the best Japanese pop culture-inspired performances by talented Filipinos as part of Philippines-Japan Friendship Month.

Ozine Fest 2014: Day 3 Cosplay Competition

 

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arkadymac.com is glad to be a media partner for Ozine Fest 2014, the biggest cosplay event this summer.  Running three days all throughout the weekend, it has been a long-anticipated affair with its extensive lineup of attractions, and we’re glad to be able to bring you the highlights from Sunday, the third and last day of festivities.  We’re also lucky to have our coverage partner Jillian accompany us on our tour of duty as she took photos as well.

 

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The highlight of the event was the individual cosplay competition where cosplayers showed their awesome talents and costumes as they performed to a hyped and appreciative crowd.  Around 80 cosplayers competed it the contest, with the eventual winners being Mark Anthony Vibas taking first place with his outstanding and very amusing performance as Deadpool, Elsa of Frozen version.   “Let it Go” will never mean the same again with his antics, to the delight of the crowd.  He also had his sister with him,  Callista Kailey, as Anna, with a joint performance of “For the First Time in Forever” from Frozen.  She won as Best Female for her performance.  Other winners included 2nd Placer RB Cheng as King Gojulas, 3rd Placer July Mary Rea as Hakuyuu Ren and Ian Quinto as Headmistress Fiora for Best Male.

 

Here is the video   from our partner, AnimePh:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1VTQZtjoac&feature=youtu.be

 

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With the awarding ceremonies, Ozine Fest 2014 drew to a close, with thousands upon thousand attending the three-day affair.

 

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

 

 

Please click on an image to view slideshow.  If you are a cosplayer photographed below, feel free to grab your photos.

 

 

 

 

Ozine Fest 2014: Day 3

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arkadymac.com is glad to be a media partner for Ozine Fest 2014, the biggest cosplay event this summer.  Running three days all throughout the weekend, it has been a long-anticipated affair with its extensive lineup of attractions, and we’re glad to be able to bring you the highlights from Sunday, the third and last day of festivities.  We’re also lucky to have our coverage partner Jillian accompany us on our tour of duty as she took photos as well.

 

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Of course we were there for the cosplayers who had a great time showing off their talents and colorful costumes to the crowd.  We always enjoy seeing them having fun and mingling with the crowd and mixing it up with fellow cosplayers.

 

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The highlight of the event was the individual cosplay competition where cosplayers showed their awesome talents and costumes as they performed to a hyped and appreciative crowd.  Around 80 cosplayers competed it the contest, with the eventual winners being Mark Anthony Vibas taking first place with his outstanding and very amusing performance as Deadpool, Elsa of Frozen version.   “Let it Go” will never mean the same again with his antics, to the delight of the crowd.  He also had his sister with him,  Callista Kailey, as Anna, with a joint performance of “For the First Time in Forever” from Frozen.  She won as Best Female for her performance.  Other winners included 2nd Placer RB Cheng as King Gojulas, 3rd Placer July Mary Rea as Hakuyuu Ren and Ian Quinto as Headmistress Fiora for Best Male.

 

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With the awarding ceremonies, Ozine Fest 2014 drew to a close, with thousands upon thousand attending the three-day affair.

 

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

 

 

Please click on an image to view slideshow.  If you are a cosplayer photographed below, feel free to grab your photos.

 

 

 

Ozine Fest 2014: Day 1

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arkadymac.com is glad to be a media partner for Ozine Fest 2014, the biggest cosplay event this summer.  Running three days all throughout the weekend, it has been a long-anticipated affair with its extensive lineup of attractions, and we’re glad to be able to bring you the highlights from Friday,the first day of festivities.

 

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Foremost on Ozine Fest’s list of attractions are the amazing international guest cosplayers invited to take part in the event and have fun with their fans in the Philippines.  The organizers gave us the unique opportunity of seeing them at the exclusive Meet and Greet event where lucky fans get to see the guests and have their photos taken with them.

 

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Aza Miyuko, Jdoll, Yannbyul, and Ying Tze got to meet some of the fans in their Kill la Kill and Dangan Ronpa cosploays, and they truly were a sight to behold.  Two of the other guests who were also scheduled to join them, Misa and Yazi, were noticeably not present.  We have been told that Misa ran into some problems in Hong Kong, and we hope to update you on her status in our subsequent editions.

 

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Even though it was just the first day of Ozine Fest, there were already a lot of people in attendance.  The SM Mall of Asia SMX Convention Center Function Room 5 was filled with folks taking part in the event.

 

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There were lots of merchandise booths besides the promotional booths of online games.  There was something for everyone as people made their way across the stalls and booths, most being given freebies and prizes for participating in the event.

 

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The stage was alive with performances from contestants at the Karaoke Contest and the Battle of the Bands, where aspiring groups gave their best in front of an appreciative crowd.

 

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Of course we were there for the cosplayers who had a great time showing off their talents and colorful costumes to the crowd.  We always enjoy seeing them having fun and mingling with the crowd and mixing it up with fellow cosplayers.

 

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There was excitement in the air as the organizers, sponsors and exhibitors did their best to get everything right and in their proper place for Day 1.   And by day’s end, there was fun enough everyone.

 

 

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arkadymac.com is proud to be a media partner for Ozine Fest 2014, and we would love it if you can say hi to us as we take photos and do our coverage for Day 2 and 3.  See you there.

 

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Thanks for dropping by, and please visit us again for our coverage of all three days of Ozine Fest 2014.

 

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Please click on an image to view slideshow.