Getting to know more about the majestic sights, culinary wonders, and delightful pop culture of the Land of the Rising Sun has never been so much fun with the much-awaited live, on-site return of Japan Fiesta, happening this February 18 and 19, 2023 at the Glorietta Activity Center and Palm Drive Activity Center.
After two years of waiting, the arkadymac.com team was finally able to do our annual street shoot in Binondo, thought to be the oldest Chinatown in the world, for the Lunar New Year celebration for 2023. With everyone eager to welcome the Year of the Water Rabbit amid frenetic dragon and lion dances, bright lanterns, loud firecrackers, spectacular fireworks, and, more importantly, Chinese delicacies you’d only get to enjoy on that particular day, the arkadymac.com coverage team has always excited to join in on the festivities.
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. arkadymac.com was thrilled to be invited to the event, and our Correspondent Nina got to experience what POPTV Bento is all about.
Making its mark on the cosplay and hobby community with its successful initial run November last year, Anime Fair was back even bigger than before as part of the Out of the Box Pop Convention last January 13-15, 2023 at Ayala Malls Manila Bay. The event got to open another exciting year for the community, with many attractions, games, contests, and entertainment, including crowd favorites such as Anime Singing Contest and the Cosplay Competition. Thousands of cosplayers and anime enthusiasts once again got to enjoy the fun, lively and festive mood and the amazing locations at Ayala Malls Manila Bay.
On the heels of their successful event last year, Sticky Expo welcomed 2023 and their fans to a very special pop-up event last January 13-15 at Ayala Malls Manila Bay as part of their Out of the Box Pop Convention along with Anime Fair. This was their follow-up to the biggest sticker event of last year as Sticky Expo once again drew everyone with a discerning eye for pop art or was just plain crazy about stickers. Best of all, admission was free.
Celebrating its live, on-site return for its sixth sensational year, Manila Hobbies and Collectibles Convention once again welcomed the hobby, geek and collector community at Megatrade Hall 3 of SM Megamall last January 14-15, 2023. With over 60 booths by toy sellers, retailers and exhibitors, the event once again got to showcase the best in collectibles, toys and comics from here and beyond, with fun attractions and side events adding to the fun and festive atmosphere of this two-day affair.