Anime News

POPTV Bento Anime Festival

A fresh new anime streaming channel, POPTV Bento, geared to excite and satisfy the Filipino taste, gave a casual screening of simulcast episodes of their latest highly anticipated anime titles to the local anime content media last January 22 at their headquarters. was thrilled to be invited to the event, and our Correspondent Nina got to experience what POPTV Bento is all about.

Japanese Film Festival 2023 Opening Night 

The grand return of on-site screenings of award-winning and highly regarded films from Japan began this weekend at with the opening night of the Japanese Film Festival 2023. The festival kicked off with a spectacular ceremony at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza which featured esteemed guests from the local film community, keynote speeches by esteemed dignitaries, as well as engaging displays of Japanese culture by the organizer, The Japan Foundation, Manila, followed by the with the screening of the featured film “Belle” at the Red Carpet Cinema. 

POPTV Launches Anime Channel “BENTO”

Filipino anime fans are in for a treat as video-on-demand streaming service POPTV Philippines introduces “Bento,” an all new anime channel that offers hundreds of anime titles including simulcasts fresh from Japan.

This move is part of POPTV’s vision of becoming the ultimate one-stop entertainment service for Filipinos. After offering a slate of local blockbuster movies and Filipino-dubbed Asian content via POPTV, and Filipino-dubbed kid shows via POPTV Kids for the mass market Filipino families, the Singapore-based streaming service now has its eyes set on hardcore anime lovers.

CONQUEST 2022: The Coolest Gaming x Pop Culture x Web3 expo in the Philippines, vibing since ’17.

CONQuest 2022 was held on July 23 and 24, and it covered the whole SMX up and down, which made this event a highly anticipated event ever since the announcement, and it was a huge blast for everyone, including sponsors and even the invited special guests from around the globe! People began lining up in waiting areas outside the SMX Convention Center as early as seven in the morning, eagerly awaiting the beginning of CONQuest 2022! As more customers and guests came to the venue before the event’s scheduled start time, the line just continued to grow longer and longer.

Upcoming Event: CONQUEST FESTIVAL 2022

Fans of gaming, cosplay, and pop culture are gearing up for AcadArena’s CONQuest Festival 2022! This incredible event will occur on July 23-24, commencing from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the SMX Convention Center Manila in Pasay City. There will be many programs and events, such as Retro and Freeplay Arcades, where you may have a good time and play games from the past to the present with your friends! Or maybe you can go to the tech and gaming expo and see the latest technologies, games, and so on!

Cosplay Carnival 2022: A Majestic Experience in the Fun Fair

The long-awaited Cosplay Carnival 2022 attracted a large number of cosplayers and fans to the SMX Convention Center in Manila. It was held from April 30 to May 1 in Halls 2 to 4 for the enjoyment of people from the Philippines and even around the world.