It’s that time of the year when Japan Foundation Manila brings to the country exciting and awesome idols from Japan and this time they are bringing Diana Garnet, Joe Inoue and THE BEATMOTORS to hold Spinning Manila: J-Pop Live! concert on February 28 at Whitespace Manila.Spinning-Manila-J-Pop-Live-Diana-Garnet

Naruto Cosplayers PH is one of the official Japanese Pop Culture Community partner for the event.  The event starts at five in the afternoon, Whitespace Manila along Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. Admission to the concert is free, but online registration, which is open from January 12 at noon, is required at

Diana Garnet is the singer behind the hit single Spinning World, the closing theme for Naruto Shippuden.  Diana is a US-born recording artist whose life-long passion for anime Spinning-Manila-JPOP-Live-Joepropelled her to achieve her dream of becoming a singer in Japan. In the process, she also mastered the Japanese language. In 2013, she won Nihon TV’s singing contest for foreigners, Nodojiman THE WORLD, which paved the way for her debut album COVER ☆ GIRL.

We will also witness the return of our beloved, Joe Inoue.  He is a Japanese singer born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where he grew up in an environment filled with music and manga. In 2007, he debuted with his first EP titled IN A WAY. He is best known for CLOSER, which was used as the opening theme for Naruto Shippuden.

Completing the lineup is the upcoming band THE BEATMOTORS composed of Masahi Akiba, Tetsuro Kimura, Johnny Yanagawa, and Takahiro Shikano. Their music was described as systematically simple with a bit of an edge that makes their live performances shine.

1617292_727917667218948_1557823165_oTo the young and the forever-young, Japan is almost synonymous with anime, manga, and the distinctly kawaii~ (cute) and kakkoii~ (cool) pop culture that covers everything from music to fashion. At Spinning Manila: J-Pop Live! enjoy the Japanese-flavored upbeat music in your best cosplay garb.


Aside from the concert, there are two other things to get excited about. There’s the Facebook Cosplay Photo Contest to be launched second week of January. Also, all three artists will make an appearance at the JFM’s annual event showcasing Japanese language, arts and culture: Nihongo Fiesta 2016, on February 27 (Saturday) at Shangri-La Plaza.

Spinning Manila: J-Pop Live! is supported by Canon Marketing (Philippines), and media partners Hero TV and, with special thanks to Cosplay Café, Cosplay PH, Naruto Cosplayers PH and Otaku Asia.

Please use the official hashtag #JPopLive and #JFmanila when posting about the event.

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Featured Japanese Band : Traditional + Rock = Wagakki Band

It was March of 2013 when Wagakki Band was established. They are called as “The New Sensation Rock Entertainment Band”. Which consist of 7 musicians and the singer Yuko Suzuhana with her mystic voice deftly fuses traditional Japanese instruments with contemporary rock. The result is that strong oriental music, it’s like you want to dance while wearing a kimono.

Impact that nobody has ever seen. Brilliant and Strong. The miraculous fusion of  Rock band and Traditional performing arts. Authentic expression of music originated from japan. –

Their first appearance live with the current members was August 17, 2013 at Nico Nico Master 2 Uta to Ensou no Saiten. Their cover song Senbonzakura posted on Youtube was reviewed more than 22 million.

Wagakki Band became one of the known band around the world and did a lot of original and cover songs. Their latest release “Hangeki no Yaiba”, the theme song for the ‘Attack on Titan’, TV drama was more that what I am expecting. Traditional and rock music still exist but singer Yuko Suzuhana is not wearing a kimono and their drummer Wasabi is wearing a T-Shirt (which is not typical for him)

On September 2, 2015 their 2nd album will be released “Yaso – Emaki” and on September 12, 2015 they will be on the road starting at Club Citta’ Kawasaki City for their “1st Japan Tour 2015”.  Based on their official website the tickets for the tour is already “SOLD OUT”.



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Join Starmarie Presents TOKYO COSPLAY BATTLE on June 7

Have you heard about the  “STARMARIE PRESENTS TOKYO COSPLAY BATTLE” on June 7, 2015?  If not yet then you are in for a new event that is relatively quite unique than others since it is being organized by one of Japan’s popular idols, Starmarie.  The event will be on June 7, 2015 at Movie Stars Cafe, Seaside Blvd., SM Mall of Asia.  Admission fee is 200 pesos.


Prepare your coolest costume and join this epic cosplay battle.  Starmarie will give away 100 special gift on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who will join the cosplay extravaganza.

Starmarie Presents Tokyo Cosplay Battle will not only be a cosplay competition but it will incorporate the STARMARIE ASIA TOUR 2015 FANTASTIC in MANILA.  Gates open at 10:30AM and the official event starts 11:00AM.

Cosplay Battle participants will be given 2 minutes to perform and judging will be based on the following criteria:

  • Accuracy and Craftsmanship – 40%
  • Showmanship – 40%
  • Audience Impact – 20%

Starmarie-Tokyo-Cosplay-Battle-webFor those who want to register for the Cosplay Battle just send the following details as a MESSAGE on STARMARIE FB page at

  • AGE
  • CITY

So what are you waiting for, join Starmarie Tokyo Cosplay Battle now!  For more information you can visit the official event page at

Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) is an official media partner for this event.


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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


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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