Hollywood Actor Nicholas Hoult, aka X-Men’s Beast, Headlines AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016

“What a Lovely Day” and a “Beastly” good time it is for movie and pop fans around the region as AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016 (APCC Manila) confirmed Hollywood actor Nicholas Hoult as the latest celebrity headliner to hit the stage of the biggest pop culture convention slated on August 26 to 28 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Hoult, who made his acting debut with the 1996 Canadian-British film Intimate Relations, is best known for playing mutant scientist Beast in X-Men: First Class and  X-Men: Days of Future Past, War Boy Nux in Mad Max: Fury Road, protagonist Jack in Jack the Giant Slayer, and R in Warm Bodies.

In the past, Hoult  starred in the independent, science fiction drama Young Ones opposite Michael Shannon and Elle Fanning and directed by Jake Paltrow, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He also starred opposite Colin Firth in Tom Ford’s directorial debut A Single Man to rave reviews.

Hoult’s most recent movie appearances were in Drake Doremus’ film Equals, a futuristic drama also starring Kristen Stewart, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, as well as the British independent production Kill Your Friends, based on a novel by John Niven.

 He has recently finished shooting writer/director Danny Strong’s directorial debut Rebel in the Rye, in which he plays a young J.D. Salinger; and he will also be seen in the film Sand Castle for director Fernando Coimbra, in which he portrays an American soldier on a mission to help a village at the end of the war in Iraq.

For the fans of Hoult, APCC Manila is offering Autograph, Photograph and Meet & Greet session tickets with the actor, which will be available soon for purchase on SM Tickets website, https://smtickets.com/, or at all SM Tickets outlets.

 APCC Manila 2016 tickets are now available via SM Tickets with ticket prices PhP550 (one-day pass), PhP850 (two-day pass), and PhP1,050 (three-day pass). All these will give the ticketholder access to stage activities, performances, and the main show floor. The event is free for children aged five years and below for all days, but a valid identification is required for verification purposes before entering the show floor.

A special Geek Bundle is also available at PhP3500 for the FIRST 100 customers which includes an event lanyard, tote bag, cape, a 3-day pass, and a 1/12 Iron Man Mark XL “Shotgun” collectible figure from Comicave Studios.

For more information and event updates, please visit asiapopcomicon.com/manila  and official Facebook Page facebook.com/apccmanila.

Hollywood Child Star Millie Bobby Brown to Bring ‘Stranger Things’ Phenomenon to AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016

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Things take a turn for the stranger as AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016 (APCC Manila) confirmed Hollywood child actress Millie Bobby Brown as the latest celebrity guest of the biggest pop culture gathering happening from August 26 to 28 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

 Brown is most known for her current role in the ongoing sci-fi thriller series Stranger Things, in which she stars opposite Winona Ryder and David Harbour. Her portrayal of the enigmatic Eleven earned her high praises, including that of Variety.com chief TV critic Maureen Ryan.

 She wrote, “Millie Bobby Brown is about to be cast in a lot of projects. With a very small number of lines, Brown gave an indelible performance as Eleven; the ways she subtly yet movingly conveyed fear, sadness, doubt, love and a yearning for connection will stay with me for a long time.”

 Previously, Brown was cast after an extensive search as a lead in the series Intruders, opposite Oscar winner Mira Sorvino and John Simm.  Brown also took on a recurring role in the series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, as Young Alice. She has also guested in a number of cult favorites such as Modern Family, NCIS, and Grey’s Anatomy.

For the fans of the Stranger Things star, APCC Manila is offering Autograph and Photograph session tickets with the adorable child actress, which will be available soon for purchase on SM Tickets website, https://smtickets.com/, or at all SM Tickets outlets. Autograph and Photograph tickets will also be available for purchase on event days.

 APCC Manila 2016 tickets are now available via SM Tickets with ticket prices PhP550 (one-day pass), PhP850 (two-day pass), and PhP1,050 (three-day pass). All these will give the ticketholder access to stage activities, performances, and the main show floor. The event is free for children aged five years and below for all days, but a valid identification is required for verification purposes before entering the show floor.

A special Geek Bundle is also available at PhP3500 for the FIRST 100 customers which includes an event lanyard, tote bag, cape, a 3-day pass, and a 1/12 Iron Man Mark XL “Shotgun” collectible figure from Comicave Studios.

 For more information and event updates, please visit asiapopcomicon.com/manila and official Facebook Page facebook.com/apccmanila.

AsiaPOP Comicon Manila is Back!

AsiaPOP Comicon Manila is Back with Wider Unique Content, First Announcement of Hollywood Headliner to Start Next Week

Get ready for another round of pop culture epicness as AsiaPOP Comicon Manila is back—bigger and better, geekier than ever!

Impressed by the sheer amount of fan response and to the country’s infectious enthusiasm for pop culture, Universal Events & Entertainment—a subsidiary of the Al Ahli Holding Group—is staging the second installment of AsiaPOP Comicon Manila (APCC Manila) on August 26 to 28 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

The event has expanded from being more than a comic con as it will incorporate more elements of pop culture by integrating the existing comic con format with pop culture lifestyle trends, where beauty makeup artists, fashion influencers, unique children play zone, sporting section, digital and social media activation will tap into various segments of consumers to make it one great experience under the same roof.

“The energy of fans from the Philippines and in Asia is nothing like we’ve seen before. It’s these sorts of things that excite us to bring the best pop culture experiences in the world to this colorful country, This year we shall be bringing unique content where we can go beyond the usual movies, music, animation, gaming, toys and cosplay and offer fun elements within beauty, fashion, sports, lifestyle, digital activation and F&B; making it truly a pop culture carnival not witnessed before in the country” said Abdulla Mahmood, Director – Marketing and Business Development of Al Ahli Holding Group.

During its first run last year, APCC Manila featured a powerhouse Hollywood guest lineup that included Avengers star Paul Bettany, Game of Thrones actress Nathalie Emmanuel, Arrow heartthrob Colton Haynes, and Adventure Time voiceover genius Jeremy Shada, along with a roster of internationally-acclaimed cosplayers and artists.

For three days, visitors from all over the world dropped by to see the latest and greatest offerings in pop culture: exclusive merchandise, memorabilia exhibitions, even a life-sized Hulkbuster armor and an exclusive never before seen footage from Captain America: Civil War.

Pop Explosion

The second year of AsiaPOP Comicon Manila promises to boast another stellar set of celebrity guests and artists this 2016. First announcement of Hollywood headliner will happen on June 15, 2016.

With revelations on the way to this epic roster, APCC Manila 2016 also revealed its initial lineup of Cosplay Authority Global Challenge (The CAGE) cosplayers: including Ani Mia, Lindze Merritt, Riddle, and Yugana Senshi Uon. They are joined by artist Simone Legno of tokidoki, who is all set to bring the brand’s crazy-kawaii cool style to the event.

Legno is the world-famous artist and graphic illustrator best known for being one of the brains behind art giant tokidoki, through which he has collaborated with names such as Karl Lagerfeld, LeSportsac, Onitsuka Tiger, Marvel, and Hello Kitty, among others.

For the cosplayers, Mia currently writes for Otaku USA magazine, covering topics relevant to the cosplay hobby, in addition to travelling all over the world to judge costume contests and appear in different media. Merritt, for her part, combines her degrees in fashion, business, and aesthetics with her hobby. She has been featured in numerous magazines through the years.

A reality TV star, Riki LeCotey, aka Riddle, was one of the most popular characters in reality TV series Heroes of Cosplay, as well as the creator of Cosplay for a Cause, a charity outfit; while Yugana Senshi Uon is one of the newest rising stars in the cosplay scene, having started just a few years ago. Despite this, she has gained recognition all over Southeast Asia for her creative costume renditions, appearing in magazines and conventions.

Cosplay Competition

For the second time too, APCC Manila is proud to partner with The CAGE, the world’s biggest and first-of-its-kind cosplay competition. It aims to promote the spirit and craftsmanship of cosplay through costume and prop-making workshops, as well as provide a platform for cosplay enthusiasts and fans to compete on an international level.

It is currently inviting the best cosplay talents around the region to join the competition. The grand champion of the Open category will be determined by an impressive panel of expert judges from various areas of cosplay and will receive a record-breaking payout of up to USD$10,000. The CAGE also has a Kids category to cater to the younger audience.

“We were off to a good start last year with AsiaPOP Comicon and The CAGE competition. Now that we’ve seen just how hungry the Philippines and the entire region is for pop culture, we’re going to come back, even bigger and grander this time around. Watch out for more surprises,” Abdulla Mahmood added.

Tickets to APCC Manila 2016 will be announced soon. For more information and event updates, please visit http://www.asiapopcomiccon.com/manila and official Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/apccmanila

O-kun Fiesta 2


After the success of their first ever event held last year with thousands of Japanese enthusiasts gathered and magazine supporters and readers, Otaku Asia Anime Magazine brings O-kun Fiesta 2, with the Japanese lantern festival as its theme.This year they  have even more tutorials, panel discussions, magazine signings and contests that will be happening in the two (2) day event that will be held on June 4-5, 2016 at Function Room 3 (not 1) of the SMX Convention Center.

Last chance of summer fun is at O-kun Fiesta! Otaku Asia’s annual event is back with more to offer. Now held on two exciting days, the event is something to look forward to before school starts.

O-kun Fiesta 2, is Otaku Asia’s way to reach out to their readers and give back for the support with a fun, informative and interactive fiesta of activities. Ticket price is at P150 sold on site and on Eventbrite (http://okunfiesta.otakuasia.com/ticketing/ ). PSICOM Publishing Inc. is holding a pre-selling offer for only P120 at their office until May 30.


O-kun Fiesta 2’s program includes a series of lectures, demonstrations and tutorials that are related to being an Otaku. The event features a cosplay competition in the unique form of Cosplay Parade (http://okunfiesta.otakuasia.com/blog-post/be-part-of-the-cosplay-parade/) also announced is their Toy Photography Contest (http://okunfiesta.otakuasia.com/blog-post/point-shoot-win-the-toyphotography-contest/) in partnership with Hubbyte Toy Store and with special participation of internationally aclaimed toy photographer, Kixkillradio.

While off-stage, guests can participate in the magazine signing, tanzaku wall and event photobooth set up by Moonstruck Creatives.


Also get your magazines signed at O-kun Fiesta 2!

Otaku Asia is firstly an annual magazine that has interviews, features and articles of the local cosplay and otaku scene in the metro.

In our O-kun Fiesta Special Issue, we feature all our guests, Ivyree Rosario of Little Things PH, Sheng Gonzales of Kixkillradio and Romeo Encisa Jr. of Moonstruck Creatives. Of course we will not forget to include our partners, Pixitato Artworks and Cosplay Medics PH. Inside are articles and posters of gender based cosplay groups, Bishounen Society and Tonari no Tsuns. This issue will have a 35-page student planner with pages for semestral schedules or anime streaming schedules!

Our event schedule: http://goo.gl/CsWF22

Our guests: http://okunfiesta.otakuasia.com/guests-and-lecturers/

Contests: http://okunfiesta.otakuasia.com/contests/

Ticketing: https://goo.gl/SBcdj5

See you at the event!

About O-kun Fiesta

O-kun is the doughnut-shaped fruit “O” on the logo of Otaku Asia, while Fiesta is because of our Filipino culture of celebration and festivities. Otaku Asia celebrates Japanese sub-culture appreciation with a touch of Filipino traits .

About Otaku Asia

Started as Otaku Asia Anime Magazine in 2013, Otaku Asia has transformed itself to be Philippine’s otaku lifestyle magazine. Based in Quezon City, the OA team has published several 96-page issues with various sections for cosplay, art, food, music, games, lifestyle, communities, tutorials and Japanese pop culture.

Anisong World Matsuri makes American Debut at Anime Expo 2016


Anisong World Matsuri makes American Debut at Anime Expo 2016

World-class Japanese music series unveils summer lineup for Anime Expo’s 25th Event

Santa Ana, CA – (May 19, 2016) Anime Expo, produced by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), will present the U.S.’s first Anisong World Matsuri event on July 2 and 3. Created by six leading Japanese entertainment companies including Lantis Co., Ltd., Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., AMUSE Inc., BANDAI VISUAL CO. LTD., BANDAI NAMCO Live Creative Inc., and Anime Consortium Japan Inc., the music and entertainment event adds yet another layer to North America’s largest anime event.

“We’re very happy to collaborate with valued Japanese industry partners to create a memorable event,” said Ray Chiang, CEO of SPJA. “We are hopeful that this will create an Anisong experience unlike any other. Anime Expo’s growth has allowed us to bring new elements of entertainment to our attendees.”

Anime Expo Attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience multiple concerts and events featuring a variety of performers and special guests. This is the first event of its kind in North America and Anime Expo is proud to produce this in collaboration with Japan. Anisong World Matsuri is a series of events and music concerts featuring:

~Love Live! Sunshine!! Event: Nice to Meet You, We are Aqours!!~

  •  Guest: Aqours (Anju Inami as Chika Takami, Rikako Aida as Riko Sakurauchi, Nanaka Suwa as Kanan Matsuura, Arisa Komiya as Dia Kurosawa, Kanako Takatsuki (as Hanamaru Kunikida, Ai Furihata as Ruby Kurosawa)
  • Location: Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) Main Events in West Hall
  • Date: July 2, 2016


  • o Guests: § Makoto Furukawa as Saitama § Director Shingo Natsume § …and more
  • o Performance by § JAM Project
  • o Location: Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) Main Events in West Hall
  • o Date: July 2, 2016

Anisong World Matsuri ~Japan Super Live~

Performances by:

  • Eir Aoi § JAM Project
  • Luna Haruna
  • Minami
  • Sphere
  • T.M. Revolution
  • Yoko Ishida
  • DJ Kazu

Location: Microsoft Theater

Date: July 2, 2016

Anisong World Matsuri ~Japan Band Battle~

o Peformances by:

  • FLOW

o Location: The NOVO by Microsoft

o Date: July 3, 2016

Anime Expo will run from July 1 through July 4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. To purchase passes for Anime Expo, please visit http://www.anime-expo.org/registration/

For more information about attending, please visit http://www.animeexpo.org/registration-help/.

For more information about Anisong World Matsuri, please visit http://www.daisuki.net/awm2016/

E-Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2015


One of the biggest and most anticipated e-sport competition and gaming convention returns this year.

The second E-Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2015 is happening this coming October 24-25, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center Function Rooms 1 to 4, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

With a success of the last year’s convention, this year’s ESGS will be bigger and better as it will feature gaming titles from various game companies to the public. There will also be booths from local game publishers to showcase their latest and upcoming games as well.

With e-sports solidifying its presence locally, ESGS will also host official game tournaments to several e-sport and gaming organizations. The event will also be introducing a new brand competition called “Brawlfest.” It comprises of different fighting game titles which will be announced soon.

Apart from the mainstream games, ESGS will also feature an Indie Area showcasing various independent games from local and possibly, international developers.

Entrance ticket is Php185 each and it is already available in all SM Ticket outlets nationwiade. ESGS is orgaznized by Gariath Concepts in partnership with other organizers.

Hana and Baozi photo session at Cosplay Mania ’15 will be limited


Cosplay Mania ’15 organizers Cosplay.ph has issued an important announcement regarding the upcoming Meet and Greet session with Chinese cosplayers Hana and Baozi.

According to their official Facebook page, Hana and Baozi will only be able to provide a limited number of photo ops during their Meet and Greet session due to health reason. The two cosplayers will try their best to accommodate as many people.

Full details below:

AKB48’s Team 8 to visit Manila this November 7-8

2015_09_akb48_team_8_manilaThe official website for AKB48’s Team 8 has announced that AKB48 5th Team will be performing live for the first time in the Manila this November.

Team 8 will be cast during the “Cool Japan Festival” to be held on November 7-8 at the Trinoma Mall in Quezon City. Admission is free. The event is organized by Hallo Hallo Alliance and it is intended to promote Japanese pop culture for the Filipino youth.

Idols who are going to make an appearance are (top) Okabe Rin, Shimizu Maria, Nanase Yoshikawa, Erina Oda, Sato Shiori, Ota Nao, (bottom) Yamada Nanami, Momoka Onishi, Tani Yuri, Hamamatsu Riona, Gyouten Yurina, and Fukuchi Reina.


Event Report: AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2015

11401354_685279698243368_902070207701139311_nEveryone is asking, what is AsiaPop Comicon Manila, where did it come from, what kind of event is it?

Well, AsiaPOPComicon (APCC) is an international pop culture convention themed around comics, films, toys and collectibles, animation, games, cosplay, superheroes and everything pop culture. The event will attract several internationally renowed artists, celebrities, and pop-culture icons to various pockets of Asia, starting Manila in the Philippines, and draw the attention or ardent fans. APCC will feature exhibitors from genres of pop culture and top studios from the across the globe, to bring popular brands and exclusive content for the show.

Focusing on delivering the ultimate fan experience, APCC aspires to bring geek culture mainstream and stand tall as a perfect launch pad to unveil new products and first look of movies for the Asia Pacific region providing a galore of potential opportunities for SEs in the entertainment business to mega licensing avenue to reach out to big brands and the vibrant creative pool from APAC. While the event will serve as a mega licensing avenue for studios to establish a direct access to potential clients through B2B networking, the larger purpose of the event will remain the outreach and communication for celebrities and brands with their fans and engage with them on a one-on-one basis.

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At around 9:30 in the morning, people are already falling in line for the AsiaPopComicon (APCC) Manila.  People are excited to experience the first ever comicon event here in the Philippines. No one knows what to expect but they know that huge stars flew all the way here to join and witness this awesome event.

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At exactly 10 in the morning, the gates open to the public. Marshalls of the event are on standby to assist each and every con-goer in case they have any questions. They are given a booklet of the event that contains the event map, the program flow, international guests, Youtube stars, international cosplayers, comic book artists, and many more.

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Everyone was welcome to come in and experience this event. People mingle around with the guests in their respective guest area. Having their booklets signed or personal merchandise of the guests. Some take photos with them, have a chat and exchange calling cards or cosplay cards. Everyone get to roam around freely and still have a place to sit or set up for photo shoot since cosplayers roam around the vicinity as well. Marshalls also take the time to take photos of these amazing cosplayers which such good craftsmanship and they get the character’s attitude and poses.

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What will be the first thing you’ll see when you go inside the halls? MARVEL, Star Wars and many more. While on the other side are two white mini coopers where in the Doodle Art Enthusiasts where the one’s who doodled on them and on the freedom wall right beside it.

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There are a lot of booths around the vicinity, where people can go and build legos, draw at wacom tablets, join in the human Foosball, dance at your hearts content at the dance dance revolution area, check out awesome figurines and comics from Hot Toys and Filbar’s.

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While all of this is happening in the halls, in other tent there happens to be the main stage. Where in a conversation with all the special guest of APCC gets to sit down and be with the fans. These fans get the opportunity to see them in the flesh and get to hear their wonderful voice and interact with their favorite and guests.

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While there are things going on the stage, in the other tent, there are photo ops and autograph sessions happening simultaneously. There are guests where in all you need is to just fall in line and get your picture taken or have your booklet/merchandise signed. There are some guests that you need to settle an amount to have a photo or have your merchandise signed with these A class international guests that came all the way here in the Philippines despite their hectic schedules.

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All in all, AsisaPop Comicon is so far the finest event this year. Let’s summarize it one by one:

  • Lines to the ticket booth are well arrange accordingly.
  • People who bought tickets online has a separate booth to claim their ticket and freebies.
  • Marhalls assisted everyone pointing them to the direction of the hall entrance and exit.
  • Bouncers can be seen everywhere. In each corner, in groups of two roaming around, booth areas, comfort rooms, stage area, everywhere you name it!
  • Guest/s get to roam around the vicinity with minor supervision.
  • Attendees get to interact with the guest/s.
  • There is a place for photographers to set up for shoots.
  • Everyone is assisted accordingly.
  • Well organized event.

We where also given the chance to interview some of the guests during the event. The guests are really nice and they are having fun. It is indeed new to the others that they didn’t expect we filipinos will welcome them with open arms and be very considerate for them. Some of the guests would love to come back here and just come here on a vacation and tour around. They are asking if any of you would be willing to accompany and tour them around.

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This event won’t be possible without Universal Events and Entertainment,

Universal  Events  &  Entertainment  (UEE),  a  subsidiary  of  Al  Ahli  Holding  Group  is  a  premier  and  dynamicinternational events management company, headquartered in Singapore committed to be the forefront of popculture/comic con events globally. The passionate and dedicated team combined has over 4 decades of eventmanagement experience in the area of pop culture.  Universal Events & Entertainment prides itself in bringing world class celebrations of pop culture globally thatdelivers the ultimate fan experience whilst assisting brands to tap into the pulse of pop culture. We aim to buildand engage communities and fans at our comic cons worldwide. UEE will kick off a series of comic cons eventsglobally in Manila, Abu Dhabi, Korea and USA in the near future.

Also thank you Sir Genson from Full Circle Communications Inc., and lastly would like to thank: Xander Aboc (XanderAboc/Photogaphy) and JM Cruz (Stream Of Images) for helping us cover this wonderful event.

Comic artists and toy designers coming to APCC Manila 2015

asia pop comicon bannerThe organizers of AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2015 will bringing more creative talents particularly comic artists and toy designers to the biggest pop-culture event in the country this September.

Among that are coming are Marvel’s comic book writers and artists David Mack and David Yardin, who worked on the Daredevil and the promotional artwork for Avengers: Age of Ultron, respectively. 

Local artists Carlo Pagulayan, Leinil Yu, Mark Torres, Mico Suayan and Stephen Segovia will be spearheading the Filipino contingent while Callous Comics’ Jose San Juan, Merkymerx’s Miguel Angelo Mercado and free lance artists Aaron Felizmenio and Vincent Trinidad are participants of the Artist Alley.

America’s Next Top Model’s Allison Harvard will set to be the judge along side with famous cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao to Cosplay Authority Global Challenge (The CAGE). The CAGE is a first-of-its-kind cosplay competition to find the next global Cosplay star. The champion will receive USD$10,000 cash along with the opportunity to compete in the next edition of The CAGE at APCC Abu Dhabi.

APCC has also announced its first official roster of local and international toys and comics exhibitors for the event such Bankee Trading Inc, Comicave Studios, Filbar, Garena, LEGO, National Bookstore, Perry In Disguise, Swatch, Synergy88 and TeeTurtle

Simone Legno, co-founder and creative director of Tokidoki, designer J’Ryum, Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc (ADI) studio founders  Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr are set to speak in a panel discussion.

AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2015 will be held on September 17 to 20 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. animeph project is one of the online media partners of the event.

Best of Anime 2015 tickets now available online


Primetrade Asia, Inc., the organizers of the BEST of ANIME 2015, through their official Facebook page had posted information on how to purchase ticket for its biggest anime convention this September.

Unlike the previous Best of Anime events, this year’s BOA2015 tickets can be purchased online and it will handled by TAG under TAG77. The organizer will still sell tickets at the event itself.

Based in Makati, TAG is described as a company with a dedicated staff of 40 developers, writers and designers are working on creating great sites that leverage the power of referral advertising.


  1. Register a new account at tag77.com. You can create a new account by using your Facebook profile or email address. Fill-up the necessary information. Make sure all information are valid including the profile photo.tag77_1tag77_2
  2. Once registered or if you already have an account, log in and go to the BEST OF ANIME 2015 ticket page to purchase your tickets. Choose your desired ticket for purchase. Note: A single account can only purchase  1 ticket per category. Once done, click PROCEED TO CHECKOUT to go to the order form. tag77_3
  3. Choose “Dragonpay.” Verify the the ticket purchased. Fill-up the “Buyer Information” form and click PAY VIA DRAGONPAYtag77_4
  4. The page will be directed to DragonPay payment site. (Dragonpay is a secured and reliable online payment provider based in the Philippines)
    Choose your payment method. (I have chosen SM Dept/Supermarket/Savemore Counter as payment method) You will directed to another page.
  5. Note first the REFERENCE NUMBER and you will instructed to “Send Instructions via Email.” You need the reference number to pay.tag77_6
  6. Pay the tickets on your chosen payment method. There will a Php20 processing fee. Payment will reflect on the next business day.
  7. Login to your Tag77 account, under Events/My Tickets, a unique QR code will be created. QR code will be tagged as PAID once account is settled.tag77_7
  8. You may print or screenshot the code.This will serve as your official ticket to the event.

For inquiries, just send a private message at the Best of Anime Facebook page.

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Mega event “Asia Pop Comicon Manila” sets this September

A pamphlet from 14th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectives Convention last weekend has announced that regional comic and pop culture convention Asia Pop Comicon Manila 2015 will take place this coming September 17-20 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. More details will be announced soon.

According to their press release, this mega event will bring together the very best in movies, television, entertainment, comics, toys, collectibles, gaming, and cosplay. It is organized by Dubai-based multi-billion dollar international conglomerate Al Ahli Holding Group (AAHG).

AAHG will also bring Asia Pop Comicon to Abu Dhabi late this year and South Korea next year.

ToyconPH organizers, SM Megamall release guidelines for cosplayers and attendees

The official website for the Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention has released the guidelines provided by SM Megamall for cosplayers and attendees of this year’s Philippine TOYCON.


The 14th Philippines TOYCON 2015 will be held on June 19-21 at the Megatrade Halls, SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

animePHproject is one of the media who will be covering the event.


TOYCONPH 2015 tickets now available, worth Php150

The official Facebook page for the Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles has announced the tickets for the upcoming 14th Philippine Toycon 2015 are already available.

Tickets are worth Php150 each per person, per day and they can be purchased online via www.smtickets.com and SM Ticket outlets nationwide.

The 14th Philippine Toycon 2015 will take place this June 19-21, 2015 at Megatrade Halls, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

Furthermore, a launch event will also take place on May 30-31 at The Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila. Admission is free.

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What is going to happen at O-kun Fiesta this weekend?


This weekend will again be a busy day for event goers as PSICOM’s otaku lifestyle magazine, Otaku Asia will be hosting its first Japanese-inspired culture event, O-kun Fiesta! this coming Saturday, May 16 at Function Room 1, SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.

Themed as a school summer festival, the event will emulate the magazine’s sections of anime, food, fashion, music, games, culture and entertainment into a Japanese school festival.

Attendees can join various competitions such as toy photograpy, drawing, karaoke and cosplay contest. The organizers has also provided three dressing rooms and baggage counters for cosplayers attending the event.

The event will also feature the first kimono fashion show organized by Kimono PH.  There will be lectures about afterwards.

The winner of the Golden Ticket Awards for the Best Community Event, Talking Apple’s will be handling the maids and butler cafe of the event. They will be serving various anime-inspired snacks, such as coffee, iced tea, omurice, cookies and chocolate-dipped bananas.

The event will also host Cosplay.ph’s Cosplay Costume of the Year 2014. The top 10 finalists will be featured on Otaku Asia Magazine’s May-June issue.

Tickets are worth Php 100 each and it will be available at the event itself. Do not forget also the house rules being implemented at the event.

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ANIMAX brings ANIMAX Carnival back to the Philippines (Update#3)


Event page for ANIMAX Carnival Philippines 2015 in SM Tickets website already unavailable. We were also informed by a person close to Animax that the earlier announced ticket price is still tentative.

We will update this article once there are official announcements from ANIMAX.


ANIMAX Philippines on their Facebook page teased that they are bringing something “big” this May in Philippines. The teaser features various Japan-related stuff while OO-kun, ANIMAX mascot is holding the Philippine flag.

Furthermore, an updated event list recently posted from the Facebook page of famous cosplayer and artist Alodia Gosiengfiao has revealed that she is going to ANIMAX Carnival Philippines this May 30-31 as a guest. Specific venue has yet to announced.

Gosiengfiao will also make a guest appearance at the 14th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention this June.

The first ANIMAX Carnival Philippines was held in 2004. The “Carnival” returned last December 9, 2012 at Robinson Place Manila. The event highlighted the ANIMAX Ani-mate search Grand Finals which was won by Rhianna Floresca.

Japanese singer May’n was supposedly to come in the second ANIMAX Carnival in 2013 but the event was cancelled due Typhoon Yolanda.

Correction on information on first ANIMAX Carnival


Details on the venue and ticket price of  ANIMAX Carnival Philippines 2015 revealed. According to the official website of SM Tickets, the event will take place on MAY 30-31 at SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier in Taguig. Tickets are worth Php200 each, but not yet available online.


ANIMAX CARNIVAL Philippines 2015 will take place at SMX Mall of Asia HALL 4, not SMX Aura as earlier revealed by SM Tickets. According to a representative of SM Tickets, this was a technical error. SM tickets website was also updated.