ONE OK ROCK performing tonight in Manila

Make some noise as Taka Moriuchi, Toru Yamashita, Ryota Kohama, and Tomoya Kanki widely known as ONE OK ROCK will be rocking Manila in their first ever concert tonight at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The four member Japanese rock band has announced last year that they will be performing live in Hong Kong, Taipei, Thailand, Singapore and in the Philippines as part of the “35xxxv” Asia Tour.

The band is famously known for their hit songs Nobody’s Home, Answer is Near, and the theme song of live-action movie Rurouni Kenshin, “In the Beginning”, which won two awards in 2013.

Amuse Asia Inc. has posted on their Facebook page the general guidelines for the concert.  This is aside from the rules set by the Mall of Asia Arena management.

Fans were reminded that any light sticks or light devices are prohibited and any recording of any sort, whether in audio or video is prohibited during the concert. Liquor, sharp objects, firearms and illegal substances are also prohibited inside the venue.

Official merchandise are available at the venue. T-shirts are worth Php1,200 and Beanie will cost you Php400.

VIP tickets, few sections in Lower Box A tickets are still available as of writing. Tickets are exclusively available at SM Tickets outlets nationwide. The concert is co-presented by Pulp World Live and 28 Black. Gates open at 6PM and concert will start at 8PM.

See you later.

“Boku dake ga Inai Machi” live-action movie trailer streamed

The official website for the upcoming Boku Dake ga Inai Machi  live-action film has streamed the full movie trailer featuring the its theme song “Hear ~Shinjiaeta Akashi~” (The Proof to Have Believed Each Other” by Chise Kanna.

The movie is directed by Yuichiro Hirakawa and will be released in Japan on March 19. Its anime adaptation is currently airing this season.

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First Fil-Jap drama Halo Halo House premieres in PH

Nippon Television Network Corporation is set to broadcast first Filipino-Japanese drama series “Halo Halo House” starting January 16, 2016, every Saturday and Sunday at 5PM on Philippines’ government television network People’s Television Network, Inc.

The cast is lead by Filipino model Paul Alvin Magsalin portraying as Jose who can’t seem to forget a certain Japanese girl whom he met as a kid in Manila. With nothing but three leads on how to find her, he winds up in Japan. All he knows is that she’s from Aichi Prefecture and her name is Erika which is portray by Japanese actress Anna Yuzuki.

The third lead is a handkerchief that brought their destinies together. With barely any money in Japan and at a loss on what to do, Jose has a chance encounter with a Japanese man who introduces him to a share house in Ichinomiya, where he ends up living.

Also in the cast is  Filipino-Japanese actress, Philippine tourism ambassador, and former member of idol group AKB48 Sayaka Akimoto who will narrate the series.

The series aims to strengthen the relationship between the Japanese and the Filipinos as well as revitalize the local economy.

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“ONE OK ROCK Live in Manila” Ticket Giveaway

Get a chance to win a pair of tickets to the ONE OK ROCK Live in Manila. To join the online giveaway, follow the instructions on the link below:

https://gleam.io/Q24Oh/oneokrockliveinmanila-giveaway

The online giveaway opens at the midnight of January 15 and ends at 10PM of January 17 (PHT). ONE (1) WINNER will receive two tickets to the ONE OK ROCK Live in Manila concert to be held on January 19, 2016 at Mall of Asia Arena

All winners will be notified via email on how to claim their prizes. Airline tickets, hotel accommodations, ground transportation, meals, taxes, and other expenses related with the claim and use of this prize is at the winner’s expense.

ONE OK ROCK 2016 “35xxxv” ASIA TOUR LIVE in MANILA will take place on January 19, 2016 at MOA Arena in Pasay City.

Special Thanks to Pulp Media.

 

 

Tokusatsu event TokuSpirits reveals venue and guests

The official Facebook page of TokuSpirits has announced its special guests and venue for its tokusatsu event.

It will be held at The Partyland Restaurant located at Km 69 McArthur Highway, Dolores, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

The confirmed guests of the event are Ryousuke Kaizu (Red Mask from Hikari Sentai Maskman), Kei Shindachiya (Five Blue from Chikyu Sentai  Fiveman), Michiko Makino (Pink Five from Choudenshi Bioman) and a surprise guest which will be announced on the event itself.

TokuSpirits will take place on Sunday, March 27, 2016.

FIRST LOOK: Outer Guardians revealed in new visual for Sailor Moon Crystal

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The latest issue of Animedia magazine has revealed a new key visual for the upcoming third season of Sailor Moon Crystal. It features all the Sailor Guardians, including Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune and Sailor Saturn in a group shot though in black and white.

It was earlier announced that the new season of Sailor Moon will have a director and character designer.

The voice actresses for the outer guardian will be revealed in the live-action program on Nico Nico Live on January 27, 8pm.

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Sailor Moon Crystal S3 gets new director, character designer

The third season of Sailor Moon Crystal anime is getting a new director and character designer as it premieres this coming Spring according to the official website.

Golden Time director Chiaki Kon will replace Munehisa Sakai in directing the anime while Precure character designer Akira Takahashi will replace Yukie Sako (Code Geass).

The third season of the series will cover the Death Busters arc, where all 10 Sailor scouts will be assemble.

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ANIMAX announces new anime titles for 1Q 2016

Anime television network ANIMAX has kicked off the new year with new anime titles for the first quarter of 2016.

Among these are upcoming Winter 2016 anime series Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost UrnGRIMGAR, ASHES AND ILLUSIONS and Durarara x2 Third Arc.

Popular hit series Assassination Classroom and The File of Young Kindaichi R are also set to premiere on Animax.

Check out their full press release below:

Philippines,7 January 2016 The festive season may just be over, but fans in Asia can continue to rejoice at the spectacular line-up on Animax!  The first 24-hour anime channel in Asia is serving up a fresh crop of anime including express-from-Japan series Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn, GRIMGAR, ASHES AND ILLUSIONS, and blockbuster series Assassination Classroom and The File of Young Kindaichi R.

That is not all – fans of the hit Durarara franchise will also get to catch the final chapter of the new season on the same day as Japan, on Animax.

Unleashing the chaos, one final time

Adapted from the light novel of the same name, Durarara is popular among anime lovers for its engaging storytelling – each event is retold in different perspectives, making for more episodes to look forward to!  Back to stir up trouble in the dangerous Ikebukuro underground are the franchise’s distinct and eccentric characters – the headless rider Celty Sturluson, Mikado Ryugamine, leader of the notorious colour gang Dollars, and his childhood friend Masaomi Kida, who incidentally is the head honcho of another gang, the Yellow Scarves.  With some new characters and the return of original director Takahiro Omori, the stage is set for what’s been described as “an ending that no one will see coming”.

Durarara x2 3rd Arc premieres on the same day as Japan, on 10 January 2016 at 10pm, Sunday, Same Day as Japan.

Fresh from Japan: Two hit anime series to premiere on Animax within weeks from Japan’s telecast!

Premiering first is the highly-anticipated television anime adaption of Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn.  The sci-fi action series follows Nanakorobi Nene, a cybernetically-enhanced girl who moves to Cenancle, where she will learn that there is more to the island than meets the eye.  When a super-powered terrorist attacks the island, she teams up with her new-found friends and discovers powers she never knew she possessed.

Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn premieres on 23 January 2016, every Saturday at 11.30pm.

The next title to premiere express from Japan is GRIMGAR, ASHES AND ILLUSIONS.  The anime centers on the adventures of Haruhiro.  His world is surrounded by darkness – purpose and mission undefined. He remembers nothing but his name.  And when he emerges from the darkness, he is greeted by a world that seems like a scene out of a video game.  To survive the seemingly dangerous and uncharted world of Grimgar, Haruhiro has to form an alliance with like-minded people and equip themselves with essential fightin abilities.

GRIMGAR, ASHES AND ILLUSIONS premiere on 2 February 2016, every Tuesday at 8pm.

Crisis in the classroom – all 8 tentacles of them

Also coming to Animax is the absolute hit of a manga turned anime series Assassination Classroom, which is about an endearing homeroom teacher who is also an octopus-like alien plotting to ruin Earth. With a plot like that, it is no wonder that the series is already expecting another season PLUS its second film!

Assassination Classroom premieres on 4 January 2016, with two back-to-back episodes every Monday and Tuesday at 10pm.

Everyone’s favourite detective Kindaichi is back!

Fans of renowned mystery manga Kindaichi Case Files will soon get to go on more adventures with their favourite detective. In the latest anime adaptation Files of Young Kindaichi R, the high school student has to solve the mystery of his missing friend Miyuki Nanase, who has been kidnapped while pursuing stardom as a movie body double in Hong Kong.

The File of Young Kindaichi R starts 21 March 2016, every Monday and Tuesday at 8pm.

Animax is seen on SKYCable Channel 46, Cignal Digital TV Channel 34 and Dream Channel 07.

The Gold Ticket Awards is back

The award body that celebrates pop culture conventions is making its return to pick the best events and conventions in the world of western pop culture, otaku, video gaming and more.

2015 has been a big year, with more events that celebrate the fandom of different communities, and as the community grows bigger, so does the conventions that cater towards them.

Just like last year, the Gold Ticket Committee aims to honor the event organizers on their effort to provide the event experience to their loyal community and setting as an example of high quality conventions.

With a slightly new name and with more dedication in honoring these passionate organizers, the panelists from last year will return along with a newcomer that will decide on who should deserve to be given recognition in providing their community the events that they deserved.

The panelists are the following:

·         Anime blog Anime PH Project

·         Cosplay blogs The Cosplay Café and Otakista

·         Gaming blogs Back2Gaming and Reimaru Files

·         Geek blog What’s A Geek

·         Tech blog TechPorn

·         Event Schedule page Otaku Events

Picking the finalists for the different categories are based on overall presentation of the event, proper utilization of the venue, con-goer experience, number of attendees and the value for the con-goers’ money.

The finalists for each categories will be revealed in the coming days with the reveal of the winners at the end of the month. The People’s Choice voting will also return where the community of different scenes will choose for their best overall event.

You can visit the website for updates on the Gold Ticket Awards 2015 by heading to this site:www.goldticketawards.tumblr.com

AsiaPop Comicon returns to Manila this year

The official Facebook page for AsiaPop Comicon has posted an image confirming that the international comic and pop culture convention will return this year in the Philippines.

Though, no details yet on the date and venue of the event.

AsiaPop Comicon debuted last September 17-20, 2015 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. The event catered various international guests such as Paul Bettany, Nathalie Emmanuel, Colton Haynes and many more.

The event is also nominated as Best Pop Culture Event for 2015 in the Gold Ticket Awards . Voting is still ongoing. You can vote you favorite event here at the link.

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