Centrio Celebrates The First Weekend Of The Year With A Cosplay Party

centrio 4As January slowly draws to a close, the organizing team of cosplayers in Cagayan de Oro have made their monumental mark as Centrio and the rest of the mall-goers witnessed a spectacular display as a huge number of cosplayers took the stage and portrayed their characters in a Cosplay Party event on January 5, 2013 – the first Saturday of the year. Chinx Banquerigo, a member of the team that organized the said Cosplay Party, takes time off her busy schedule to talk to Asgard about the event. Keep Reading

Manila Shooting/Robbery Incident Involving Cosplay Leads To Twitter Outrage

otaku expoLast Saturday, January 26, 2013, SM Megamall and the rest of the mall-goers experienced the fright of their lives as robbers came in the premises and raised a shoot out.

The robbers raided F and C, a jewelry store located at the mall’s ground floor.

It was unfortunate that the shooting took place on the day that Otakuzine Anime Magazine had held an otaku convention and rumors reportedly spread that the armed gunmen were wearing costumes to blend in with the crowd. Keep Reading

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

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