Last March 1, Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ premiere Japanese pop culture oriented student organization Otaku uRule held its 3rd PUP Otaku Xperience (OXP) at the newly constructed Cyberzone Area of SM Sta Mesa.
The event featured acoustic band performance, Yugioh Tournaments, Auctions, JPOP Singing Contest, various exhibition/ activity boots and the much anticipate Individual Cosplay Competition
Fifty cosplayers participated in the individual cosplay competition.
Animax Ani-mate Search Finalist Ira Orduna joined the event as one of the guest judge for the individual cosplay competition. She replaced Rhianna Floresca that wasn’t able to attend the event due to schedule conflict.
Here are the winners of the individual cosplay competition.
Best Male – Leonel Uy
Best Female – Jycll Vasquez
Best Armor – GinoBernard DeLumen
Besy Mecha – Rb Cheng
Best Chibi – Izaiah Luke Buelos
Organization Choice – Serreniethy Fionah
Rb Cheng and Izaiah Luke Buelos was the reigning champions in their category in the previous OXP.
Cosplay Network Philippines also announced the date and venue of the upcoming Fantasy Quest 3 at the event. It will be held on August 25 still at Fernwood Gardens in Quezon, City.
IN THE END.
Though the 3rd Otaku Xperience was not as extravagant as last year’s OXP, the event was very well-attended even though it was held on a weekday. The attendees were mostly students from universities and colleges in the area.
This was the first time that the organizers tapped SM City Sta Mesa as the event’s venue from the previous PUP university ground. It was a very good choice as it has access to all form of public utility vehicles such as train, jeepneys and buses.
PUP Otaku uRule managed to pull off a good event despite last year’s announcement of not organizing cosplay event anymore.
I will be expecting more in the next OXP event.