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Otaku Expo Anime and Manga Drawing Special 2023

Appealing to the thousands of fans of cosplay, anime and art, Otaku Expo made its exciting live return as one of the first major community events of the year. Otaku Expo Anime & Manga Drawing Special 2023 happened last January 28-29, 2023 at SMX Convention Center Manila Function Rooms 1-2. With lots of exciting activities and art-related attractions plus special guest cosplayer Miu from Vietnam, this year’s Otaku Expo was an enjoyable event for our many fandoms.

Upcoming Event: Japan Fiesta 2023

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.

Upcoming Event: Otaku Expo Anime & Manga Drawing Special

Appealing to the thousands of fans of cosplay, anime and art, Otaku Expo makes its spectacular return as one of the first major community events of the year. Otaku Expo Anime & Manga Drawing Special will be happening this January 28-29, 2023 at SMX Convention Center Manila Function Rooms 1-2. With lots of exciting activities and art-related attractions plus special guest cosplayer Miu from Vietnam, this year’s Otaku Expo promises to be another exciting event for our many fandoms. Tickets are only 250 pesos and will be available at the venue.

Lunar New Year 2023 at Binondo

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.

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. arkadymac.com 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.