Animax Asia Holds Dubbing Competition At AFA 2012

Animax Asia Dubbing CompetitionDo you have what it takes to be a seiyuu?

Animax Asia will be holding a dubbing contest this coming June 9 and 10 at the Anime Festival Malaysia 2012.

Seiyuu is a Japanese word which means “voice actor/actress”. Voice actors do more than just doing voice overs and narrations; these individuals give life to the world’s best known anime and video game characters and they have garnered a huge following themselves. Keep Reading

Cosplay Tournament of Champions 2012

Tournament of ChampionsHeads up Filipino cosplayers!

This year’s Tournament of Champions is just around the corner! Cosplay Mania has announced the return of the country’s most awaited major cosplay event and cosplayers all over the Philippines are more than excited to take part in this tournament.

The Tournament of Champions, shortened to TorCH, began in 2010 as a national cosplay competition and 2012 marks TorCH’s third year. TorCH, however, is not merely a cosplay competition; the event also brings out the talents of the participants. Keep Reading

Tenjin Hidetaka Will Be Hosted By Otakon 2012

hidetaka tenjinFans of the anime and manga genre called mecha are sure to have heard of the name Tenjin Hidetaka. In an official announcement made by Otakon last Friday, they will hosting Tenjin Hidetaka on their convention on July 27-28 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Those who are unfamiliar with Tenjin Hidetaka will be in for a surprise. Hidetaka is a very talented artist whose specialty lays in drawing mecha. Although he received no formal training in art, Hidetaka earned a following of fans when he posted fan arts of Macross on his personal website during his college years. Keep Reading

Life Sized Gundam Featured in the Gundam Front Tokyo

Gundam diverMecha lovers will find this Tokyo spot a true wonder, as a new retail and entertainment compound has been built to realize the astonishing wonders of the science-fiction world of Gundam.

This building, located at the Odaiba waterfront district, is situated in the Koto Ward. An 18-meter Gundam Statue “Diver” is created to guard the area.

The facility is termed as the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, where the giant Gundam’s name was taken from, and contains a number of interesting retail outlets, which includes known brands such as H&M, UNIQLO and ZARA. Keep Reading

Ozine Fest 2012 Scheduled On April 13-15, 2012

Ozine Fest 2012This coming Friday marks the beginning of Ozine Fest 2012. This three-day event will be held on the fifth floor of the SM Megamall, Megatrade Halls from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

The Ozine Festival is an anime convention organized by a Filipino anime magazine called “Otakuzine Anime Magazine” and is published by PSICOM Publishing, Inc. The first Ozine Fest was held in Robinsons Galleria on December 16, 2005. This became an annual anime convention that was always looked forward to by anime and manga fans. Keep Reading

InSOMAnia 4: Samurai Soul Unleashed On March 10

poster for InSOMAnia 4: Samurai Soul Unleashed

InSOMAnia 4: Samurai Soul Unleashed celebrates its fourth anniversary on March 10, 2012 with a bonanza of activities.

The event will be held in SM Sta. Rosa at the Event Center with booths, exhibits, mini games and competitions such as the Art Contest, Karaoke Contest and a J-Rock Contest. Of course, no Anime convention would ever be complete without the Cosplay Competition.

InSOMAnia is the first Anime convention to have been held in Southern Luzon, Philippines and they mark their fourth year with a samurai theme. Keep Reading

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope Shows A Day In The Life Of A Participant

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope Movie Poster

What do you get when you throw in collectors of toys and comic books and set them to meet in a place where they could interact?

Add in a multitude of cosplayers and you get “Comic-Con”.

Comic-con started out small with a total of 500 participants until it became a part of pop culture. Director Morgan Spurlock then came up with the film “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope”, a documentary that shows the highlights of the San Diego 2010 comic book convention. Keep Reading