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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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Five Moments To Remember From ToyCon PopLife FanXperience 2017

ToyCon 2017 PopLife FanXperience was the biggest event happened for the mid-year of 2017. The whole 3-day event was a success and surely, there are pop-culture fans who went home feeling satisfied. They were able to meet celebrities from the West, acquired toys for their collections, meet awesome cosplayers and enjoyed the in-house event happened per day.

Naruto Cosplayers PH team were able to visit the 16th event of ToyCon, and here are some of the moments that we were able to witness:

Liza Soberano with fans (photo credits to Toycon PH facebook Page)

1. As the organizers officially opens the event, attendees were greeted by Liza Soberano, the leading character for the upcoming re-make of ‘Darna’ at ABS-CBN. They also organized a meet-and-greet session for Liza and her fans.

2. Toy booths and exhibits were the highlights of the event. There are lots of action figures from a size of your palm up to the human scale figures are spotted in and outside of the event area.

We went to the sellers area and its crowded. Hoping that the next year’s event will add more space so that people can roam around freely without bumping each other. But all in all, we are able to buy some Anime merchandise for only Php 50.00 each and most of them are the limited edition.

Stefan Kapicic, Karen Fukuhara and Cas Anvar for their panel talk.

3. Attendees were able to meet Foreign celebrities. Panel talks were a must-see as celebrities shared their experiences from their field of interests. Aside from that, VIP ticket holders were able to meet and greet each celebrities and have a photo op with them.

Team S.O.S to represent the Philippines for the WCS at Nagoya, Japan.

4. The finals for the Philippine’s World Cosplay Summit also held during the second day. Cosplay duo from Zamboanga (Team S.O.S) won and will represent the country for the finals of World Cosplay Summit to be held at Nagoya, Japan.

Cosplayers who competed for the ToyCon Cosplay Competition.

5. ToyCon Cosplay Competition held during the Day 3 of the event with 26 participants which competed for six categories (Anime & Manga, Comics, TV & Movie, Video Game, Toys and Chibi/Kids). Continue reading →

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ToyCon Pop Life FanXperience 2017

Now on its 16th year, ToyCon together with Pop Life Entertainment will bring you a bigger and jam-packed experience for all the Filipino toys and pop-culture enthusiasts! As ToyCon Pop Life FanXperience 2017 will commence this coming June 30 to July 2, 2017 at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

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Japan Foundation Inaugurates Eigasai: Japanese Film Festival 2016

In line with the celebration of the 20th year of Japan Foundation, Manila, was the successful inauguration of Eigasai: The Japanese Film Festival 2016 at Shangri-la Plaza last July 7. For this year’s Eigasai, it features the works of renowned Japanese directors Masato Harada and Hiroshi Shoji.

Eigasai is the Japanese film festival hosted in the Philippines and presented by the Japan Foundation, Manila which is co-organized by the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines.

Japanese Director Masato Harada giving a short talk about what to expect for this year's Eigasai.

Japanese Director Masato Harada giving a short talk about what to expect for this year’s Eigasai.

The opening night were graced by the representatives of Embassy of Japan to the Philippines, Japan Foundation, Manila and director Masato Harada, which he shared a short talk about the films for this year’s Japanese film festival. Harada also gave a brief talk about his film, KAKEKOMI, which was the first film to present to formally start the Eigasai.

What’s more special with the Eigasai this year is its partnership with the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival for the first time where two award-winning Japanese films will be featured in its Asian Section.

All the lined-up films are free to viewed by everyone. Free tickets for the festival including those at Shangri-la Cineplex will be available 30 minutes before the screening.  Since slots are on a first-come, first-serve basis, it is advisable to come early.

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Free Japanese Films through EIGASAI Film Festival

Free Japanese Films EIGASAIAre you ready for free Japanese films?  If you are then you are in for a big treat as Japan Foundation Manila (JFM) and the Embassy of Japan launches one of the biggest EIGASAI or Japanese Film Festival this year, beginning on July 7 to celebrate JFM’s 20th Anniversary and the 60th year of Japan-Philippine friendship. Continue reading →

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Animax brings hit animes in 2016 with Express-from-Japan and Blockbuster Series!

Start the year right with great anime from Animax.  The first 24-hour anime channel in Asia brings to you 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.

DuraraDon’t miss the final chapter of the new season on the Durarara franchise on the same day as Japan.  Durarara x2 3rd Arc premieres on the same day as Japan, on 10 January 2016 at 10pm, Sunday, so be sure to watch it.

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”.

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

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.  The series premieres on 23 January 2016, every Saturday at 11.30pm.

Pandora

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.  This series premiere on 2 February 2016, every Tuesday at 8pm.

Grimgar

Are you ready for this?  The much anticipated anime series Assassination Classroom is finally coming to Animax.  Watch the story 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.

Assassination Classroom copy

Finally, I am sure you will all be excited to know that 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.

kindaichi poster (edited)

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

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AsiaPop Comicon (APCC 2015) proves to be the biggest Pop Culture Convention

It was in September 2015 that we have seen a new kind of convention launching in the Philippines through AsiaPop Comicon 2015.  It seems APCC 2015 had indeed proven that they are the biggest popular culture convention this year.  With thousands of guests flocking into the convention despite the worried price of the event, it seems there is indeed tons of good things to see for congoers in APCC 2015. Continue reading →

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Attack on Titan (Shingeki No Kyojin) Live Action is A Must See

Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) was invited by AMUSE Philippines and Pioneer Films to the premiere night of Attack on Titan Live Action at SM Megamall Cinema 2.  Amuse Team Philippines is an unofficial street team for Amuse Inc. in Japan that is committed in aiming to spread information about Amuse artists and develop strong promotion here in the Philippines and abroad.

AMUSE Philippines

AMUSE Philippines

Attack-On-Titan-Live-Action-Part-1 (4)Despite some negative reviews and some heated arguments about the changes in the Attack on Titan (Shingeki No Kyojin) Live Action, it still remains to be a must see for both fans and the general public.  Some would say they change Eren and Mikasa, they removed Levi and it is totally different.

We would say yes, it is indeed different and you should regard this movie as one totally separate from the anime.  So why did Eren’s character change?  We found out that it was Attack on Titan creator, Hajime Isayama’s idea.

“Please change Eren’s character,” Isayama pleaded of the writers. “He’s not that sympathetic as a shōnen manga hero. …I want him to be an ordinary youngster who gets paralyzed with fear when he sees a titan.” – according to an article published at iDigitalTimes.

Meanwhile, the removal of Levi was mainly because he is a non-Japanese character.    Here is an excerpt from the same news article.

So in regards to Levi’s character being excluded from the Attack on Titan live-action movie, according to Machiyama, the Japanese setting made the inclusion of the katakana “vu” in one’s name stick out too much, as no Japanese name would normally include that character.

And since this version of the story will take place in Japan and take on a more Japanese tone the producers didn’t want to cast Japanese actors in Caucasian roles. It was easier to just omit the character than to change Levi’s name all together.

Despite these issues which had circulated online for quite sometime the premiere of SNK Live Action was full packed and in fact some of the audience are already standing.

If you are not convinced with why this movie should be a must watch and what to expect from Attack on Titan Live Action, here is a movie review from OtakuPlay – http://www.otakucosplayph.com/2015/08/attack-on-titan-live-action-movie-review.html

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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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