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UNIQLO Ayala Malls Vertis North Opens and Launches JUMP 50th shirts

UNIQLO Ayala Malls Vertis North opens Friday, April 13.  It will also be the official launching and first release of JUMP 50th shirt.  Everyone is invited to visit and join the opening and launching.  Cosplayers from various Shonen Jump anime and manga will also be there to join everyone.  Buy a shirt and take photos together with the cosplayers.

Be the FIrst to Own  JUMP 50th shirt

Be the first to own a JUMP 50th shirt today.  Go and visit the opening of UNIQLO Ayala Malls Vertis North and join the launching of the coolest shirts to depict anime and manga.  Since the shirts will officially be out on the market at this date, you will be among the firsts to own it.

Ayala Malls Vertis North Shonen_PHOTOBOOTH

Characters from various Shonen Jump manga and anime will also be present during the UNIQLO opening.  Among the characters present are Mr. Satan and Gokou from Dragonball; Killua, Kurapica, and Franklin from Hunter X Hunter; Dennis and Master Jericho from Ghost Fighter; Amane Misa from Death Note; Naruto, Gaara and Guy Sensei from Naruto; Kagura and Sakata Gintoki from Gintama; and Dabi and Todoroki from My Hero Academia.

Cosplay and Join the Fun at UNIQLO Ayala Malls Vertis North

If you are a cosplayer and cosplays any of the anime/manga from Shonen Jum then you are welcome to join us.  Let us all celebrate together the launching of the JUMP 50th shirts and celebrate 50 years of awesome manga and anime. (Click here to check the list)

Don’t forget these details of the event:

  • When:  April 13, 2018 – Friday
  • Where:  Ayala Malls Vertis North (across Trinoma)
  • Time: 11:00AM to 8:00PM

For more information please visit UNIQLO Philippines on Facebook.

If you love anime, manga, shonen and Shonen Jump then please support this partnership between UNIQLO and Shonen Jump.

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We invite you to History Con (HCon) 2017

Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) cordially invites everyone to be part of one of the biggest po culture and historical event this year – HISTORY CON 2017.  We are a partner of this event and will be bringin g some of our members who cosplay characters from Naruto Series.  Aside from that expect Master Hercule Satan from Dragonball Z to attend the event.

What should you expect from History Con 2017 and what about the cosplay competition?

History Con 2017 Highlights

History Con 2017 guests

History Con 2017 offers the most unique adventure in a convention.  There are tons of new events and unique competition which you can join and participate as follows: Continue reading →

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Anime Update: Exodus now on Animax

Animax will be unveiling a new anime series this December 8 – EXODUS.  The anime is about the island of Tatsumiyajima where a volatile peace started to blossom.  However, peace is being tested by many things and one of this is the existence of two special girls, one who can understand the Festum and the other who is protected by the Festum.

Watch as a new world unfolds as the two girls cross paths in Exodus.  The new anime premieres on December 8, 10:00pm Mondays-Tuesdays. 2 episodes back to back. First and exclusive on Animax.

Animax is seen on SKYCable Channel 46, Cignal Digital TV Channel 34 and Dream Channel 7.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIwlw8D9F-Q

Photo Credit to Animax Asia

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CSM Publishing releases promising Pinoy Manga

MA-I Books

CSM Publishing successfully launched Ma-i during the recently concluded Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) at the SMX Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia.  The launch of the new pinoy manga/komiks culminated with “Araw ng Ma-i” (Day of Ma-i) on Sunday, September 20 as cosplayers from Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) portrayed the various characters of the comics.  CSM and NCPH entered into a partnership to promote this new pinoy manga.

Araw_ng_Ma-i_comics_manga (13)Lakan (David D’Angelo Jr.) and Luta (Helen Cleodara D’Angelo) impressed the creators of Ma-i because according to them they were indeed very similar with the characters even their age.  Dara even admitted that like Luta she also likes to eat while Jr’s body features is very similar to Lakan.

Arya Chelabian and Faye Villanueva exchanged discussion with Lakan and Luta as they were the ones initially presented.  Later in the day other characters were introduced including Aman (Benjie Casi), Makaka (Jan Christian Cascaro), Apo Guinoo (Ferrari Lacson), Kal’lila (David D’Angelo) and Tiktik (Fatima Jongco).  The group performed an impromptu skit which coincided with Ma-i.

“Nabasa nyo na ba ang komiks?” (Have you read the comics?) Arya asked after the skit but the fact is since the comics was not yet released the skit was just based on the character profile given to the group.

Here are the rest of the cast of Ma-i comics cosplay:

Araw_ng_Ma-iInitial Book Review of Ma-i

We have read the initial 5 books of Ma-i and we are very impressed with the story line, the drawing and the character development.  So far Book 4: Ang Alitaptap is the best which would probably put you into an emotional state due to the turn of events.

Ma-i is very different from other Pinoy Komiks since it’s storyline is not the traditional superhero style or school scene which dominates most of the comics we see at conventions.  Thus, this would be something we should consider reading since it will also make us explore our own country.

About MA-I

MA-I is about a fictional world called MA-I, where harmony among the land and its mystical creatures had been marred by a dark being named Ka’lila, and a young boy named Lakan, together with his friends, must take on the quest to defeat this darkness which is larger than themselves.

The initial release has five books (chapters) entitled “1 – Si Lakan,” “2 – Palaboy,” “3 – Si Malakas at Si Maganda,” “4- Ang Alitaptap,” and “5 – Aman at Makaka,” focusing on the main characters in the series and their initial forays into the epic struggle between good and evil. Each book also features a trivia page about the Filipino culture and items (such as crafts and weapons) common during the Philippine pre-colonial era.

Each book contains more than 50 pages and will be sold for less than P100. The whole series is planned to have 60 books when completed.

Genre: Shounen (young boys), Action, Fantasy, Comedy

About the authors of Ma-i:

Arya Chelabian grew up learning valuable lessons from local folklore and novels as well as Eastern (manga) and Western comics. He is a graduate of Industrial Engineering at Mapua Institute of Technology where he spent his vacant time at the fire exit with friends, playing Hunter and Legend of the Five Rings, and sharing stories written by both famous and unknown authors. His love for values found in the Bible and the beauty of the Filipino ethnic culture drove him to write this story. He believes that stories can influence the next generation with important life lessons the way stories of old have influenced him. He is an engineer by profession.

Faye Villanueva has been creating stories and drawing since she was a toddler. Her influences are classic and Christian novels, Japanese and Western comics. She attended intensive story writing workshops (mostly for film) during her college and working years (as a Communications graduate and practitioner). For the past decade, she has contributed her designs and illustrations to various published books in the Philippines. She now desires to bridge the gap between otakus (manga and anime fans) and God. Follow her at Instagram @spatialchild.

 

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Manga Update: ReLife

I’ve been reading this manga for quite sometime now and I want to share it with you. The story follows 27 years Old Kaizaki Arata who’s life is a mess. He doesn’t have a job. He’s parents stop supporting him financially and he fails at every job interview he had after quitting his last company which only last 3 months. His life changes after meeting Yoake Ryou of the ReLife Research Institute who offers him a drug that can change his appearance as a 17-years-Old High School Student and becoming a subject in a one-year-research.

ReLife is written by Sō Yayoi and published by NHK PlayArt on Comico website since October 12, 2013. It has 3 volumes compiling chapters so far and published by Earth Star Entertainment. Anime Adaptation has been announced and will be aired on 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBpTYG5IsF4

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CSM Publishing partners with NCPH for Ma-i

CSM Publishing partners with Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) for the promotion if its newest comics entitled “MA-I.”  Ma-i is an emerging manga series that is uniquely Pinoy from its drawings, to its characters and its story line.  It is something that both hopes to inspire an interest among fans of various comics genre.

Ma-i is classified under the Shounen (young boys), Action, Fantasy, Comedy genre with its primary target audience being boys from 13-19 years old.  It also aims to capture girls, as well as younger and older comic book readers.

MA-I: An emerging manga series that is uniquely Pinoy

Adventure stories in comics form used to occupy a secure niche in Pinoy literature. But for decades now, Filipino comic readers have been more fascinated with foreign publications rather than indigenous ones, and our original Pinoy comics have been relegated to the background.

Ma-o Chapter 1: Si Lakan

Ma-i Chapter 1: Si Lakan

Written in a uniquely Pinoy manga style, MA-I aims to recapture the interest of today’s generation and to reintroduce Filipino youth to the richness of our own culture and history while promoting positive values using Filipino mythology and legends—which puts the material on a par with mainstream comics series that feature Western or Japanese culture.

About MA-I

MA-I is about a fictional world called MA-I, where harmony among the land and its mystical creatures had been marred by a dark being named Ka’lila, and a young boy named Lakan, together with his friends, must take on the quest to defeat this darkness which is larger than themselves.

The initial release has five books (chapters) entitled “Si Lakan,” “Palaboy,” “Si Malakas at Si Maganda,” “Ang Alitaptap,” and “Aman at Makaka,” focusing on the main characters in the series and their initial forays into the epic struggle between good and evil. Each book also features a trivia page about the Filipino culture and items (such as crafts and weapons) common during the Philippine pre-colonial era.

Each book contains more than 50 pages and will be sold for less than P100. The whole series is planned to have 60 books when completed.

Cosplaying for Mai

Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) will officially be providing cosplayers for Ma-i.  The cosplayers will initially appear on the book launch at the 36th Manila International Book Fair during  “Araw ng MA-I” on September 20, 2:30pm.

Characters that will play Ma-i characters includes David D’Angelo as Kallila, Benjie Kasi as Aman, Helen Cleodara D’Angelo as Luta, David D’Angelo Jr. as Lakan, Ferrari Lacson as Apo Guinoo, Aroon Orduna as Makaka and Fatima Jongco as Tiktik.

Book Launch

MA-I will be officially launched at the 36th Manila International Book Fair on September 17, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia. There will be an “Araw ng MA-I” on September 20, 2:30pm, at CSM Booth Nos. 1-5 and cosplayers will make an appearance! Avail of the special book promo presented by CSM Publishing. MA-I is published under Kawangis Komiks, an imprint of CSM Publishing.

About the authors:

Arya Chelabian grew up learning valuable lessons from local folklore and novels as well as Eastern (manga) and Western comics. He is a graduate of Industrial Engineering at Mapua Institute of Technology where he spent his vacant time at the fire exit with friends, playing Hunter and Legend of the Five Rings, and sharing stories written by both famous and unknown authors. His love for values found in the Bible and the beauty of the Filipino ethnic culture drove him to write this story. He believes that stories can influence the next generation with important life lessons the way stories of old have influenced him. He is an engineer by profession.

Faye Villanueva has been creating stories and drawing since she was a toddler. Her influences are classic and Christian novels, Japanese and Western comics. She attended intensive story writing workshops (mostly for film) during her college and working years (as a Communications graduate and practitioner). For the past decade, she has contributed her designs and illustrations to various published books in the Philippines. She now desires to bridge the gap between otakus (manga and anime fans) and God. Follow her at Instagram @spatialchild.

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Vote for Otaku Choice Awards 2015

Otaku Choice Awards(OCA)-2015Otaku Choice Awards (OCA) 2015 voting is now officially open.  OCA 2015 consists of 14 categories including general non-trophy categories which serves to determine the most popular anime, anime character, Japanese band, movie and others from among the 5 top nominees given by the community.

OCA 2015 award categories this year includes male and female cosplayer, event, online media, online game, console game, phoyography and Otaku organization.  Besides the usual categories Otaku Icon Awards will also be conferred to people and organization who helped the community during the year.

Otaku Choice Awards (OCA) is on its third year so we hope that you will support this first and only awards from the community for the community.  You can VOTE THROUGH THIS LINK.  We will be giving SPECIAL RAFFLE PRIZES to those who will be randomly selected from the voters.

Don’t forget to share and spread this so that more people will participate.  We will announce the date and venue of the Awards Event soon.

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Nominate Candidates for Otaku Choice Awards (OCA) 2015

NOMINATION EXTENDED UNTIL SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015.

For the third year, Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) is launching OTAKU CHOICE AWARDS (OCA). OCA 2015 will cover various anime categories, events, hosts, sponsors, cosplayers and more. The awards is also opening category suggestions from everyone. Continue reading →

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