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FurryPinas 2018 Cosplay Winners Joins Cosplay Idol Finals

The winners of the first ever The Great Furry Cosplay Contest at FurryPinas 2018 will join the Cosplay Idol Finals.  The Season 4 Finals will be on June 3 at Ayala Malls Fairview Terraces.  Veteran cosplayer and crafter Guy Singson, and Isamu Sichirou, one of the most winningest cosplayer this year and last year were the winners.

The Great Furry Cosplay Competition

It is the first ever cosplay competition of its kins was a cosplay competition is themed with regards to the Furry fandom.  Anthropomorphic characters and their representation were the only once allowed to participate.  Guy Singson cosplayed Garo or sometimes referred to as the “Fanged Wold.”  His cosplay is based on a Japanese tokusatsu television series broadcast on TV Tokyo from October 7, 2005, to March 31, 2006, lasting 25 episodes.  The television series is the first installment of the “GARO” franchise, which is composed of several installments, including a live-action television series, films, TV & film specials, and anime series.

Isamu Sichirou (2nd Place)

Isamu Sichourou, who won 2nd Place cosplayed Wukong.  Wukong is probably one of the most popular characters from Chinese legends which is fairly present in the most popular games and movies.  In addition, you can find this character in games like Arena of Valor, League of Legends, DOTA 2 and more.  Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King, is a fictional figure who features in a body of legends, which dates back to the period of the Song dynasty.   He appears as the main character in the 16th century Chinese classical novel Journey to the West.

 

Besides Garo and Wukong there are also other exciting cosplays during The Great Furry Cosplay Competition at Furry Pinas 2018 including a group Furry performance plus another interesting character, Dragon Knight from DOTA 2.

Cosplay Idol Finals Season 4

Cosplay Idol Season 4 Finalists

Guy Singson and Isamu Shichirou join elimination winners from Bulacan and Greenhills in one of the most anticipated finals in the Cosplay Idol series.  This year the judges will all be resident judges of the competition plus parents of the winners of Cosplay Idol Season 1 and Season 2.  Isamu is not new to Cosplay idol since he was a finalist during Season 3.  For Guy this will be his first time in the finals and being a veteran cosplayer his cosplay and performance will surely be one of the most anticipated.

The Cosplay Idol Finals Champion for Season 4 will receive P3,000 Ayala Malls Electronic GC while the Cosplay Idol Season 4 Runner-Up will receive  P2,000 Ayala Malls Electronic GC.

For those who want to be part of Cosplay Idol Season 4 Finals, you can join the following eliminations:

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TagCom 2018 Aftermath

We were once again part of the official media partners of TagCom 2018 and we can safely say that this year’s event was a lot better compared to last year.  The focus of the theme of the event returned and there were more booths and considerably more attendees as well.  Congratulations to the organizers headed by Hobby at Worx (HobbyWorx) and their partners: Animax, GSM Blue, Kensja Store, Cospray, Cubizone and a lot more.

Cosplay Competition

Compared to previous years, TagCom 2018 had tripled the number of competitors.  There are more than 20 cosplay participants this year competing for Best Male, Best Female and Organizer’s Choice.  At some point, the participants can be remembered as some of those which competed in an international event last March.  it was a fun and enjoyable competition which lets everyone showcase their talent in cosplaying.

Winners for the TagCom 2018 Cosplay Competition are Izaiah Luke Buelos (Bumble Bee from Transformers) for Best Male; (Sabre from Fate Stay Night), Best Female; and David D’Angelo (Kratos from God of War), Organizer’s Choice.

Beside the main winners, there were also special awards from San Miguel GMS which was awarded to the cosplayer of the Warrior of Light from Final Fantasy I.  Another cosplayer, Knievel Rosaroso was approached by one of the judges and given a prize because of his superb rendition of Guy Sensei from Naruto.

Booths and Auction

The main highlight of every TagCom and HobbyWorx event is their booths and auction.  There were tons of items that went into an auction and some of them are indeed rare collectible.  Imagine a starting bid of just 1 peso for a premium collectible.  Veteran auctioneer, Joel delos Santos was the host of the segment.

There were many booths dedicated to toys and collectibles during the event.  Aside from that, the artist alley was also a place which enjoys the attention of event goers.  Great discounts were also given during the event by the various booth concessionaires. More photos are uploaded on our Facebook page.

We would like to congratulate TagCom organizers, sponsors, and partners for another year of success.  This is their 12th year by the way and we are looking forward to the next one come 2019.

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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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ComicCon Asia 2018 Highlights

 

ComicCon Asia 2018 has been a success, despite all the intrigues before and during the event including the long waiting time during the event’s opening day.  March 24-25 will forever be remembered, when a local event organizer together with local fandom enthusiasts joins together to come up with our very own ComicCon.

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The Great Furry Cosplay Contest x Cosplay Idol Season 4

Cosplay Idol Season 4 Finals is happening on June 3, 2018 during Day 2 of Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2018: Ai at Ayala Malls Fairview Terraces.  Getting to the finals is not easy but we are giving more chances for everyone to be part of the finals of the latest season of this unique cosplay competition.   Join and register for FurryPinas 2018 “The Great Furry Cosplay Contest” and get a chance to be an automatic finalist for Cosplay Idol Season 4.

The Great Furry Cosplay Contest Cosplay Idol Pass

All the winners of FurryPinas 2018 The Great Furry Cosplay Contest will automatically get a pass to join and compete for Cosplay Idol Season 4 Finals.  They no longer need to register and compete at the wildcards.  The good thing is their unique cosplay and creativity will also be recognized.

Winners of the FurryPinas 2018 event can choose to cosplay the same character they use during the competition.  They will also be tagged as the official representative of the event to the finals.

How to Join The Great Furry Cosplay Contest?

The first in the Philippines ~ The Great Furry Cosplay Contest.  It is a cosplay, with a furry twist!

In order to participate in this competition, your costumes must be anthropomorphic animals in nature. However, points do go to creativity to unique depictions of said characters, like neko-ified or mecha versions of said characters.  Remember that the convention is General Admission, meaning nudity, no sexual acts, no kissing, and so on.

Prepare for a 2-3 minutes stage performance to impress the judges. The individual or team can perform a skit or an act that portrays the character well.  Below are some helpful links for those who want to join.

What are you waiting for?  Join the Great Furry Cosplay Contest now and be part of Cosplay Idol Season 4 Finals!

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NCPH Supports FurryPinas 2018

FurryPinas 2018, one of the unique conventions in pop culture history is coming this May, just a week before Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2018.  The event will be at the SMX Convention Center on May 19-20 and will be the first-ever event that focuses on the Furry fandom.

What are the Furry Fandom and FurryPinas 2018?

Do you know Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Akamau, Pokemon, Barney and others?  If you do know them, then you have a basic idea of what the Furry Fandom is.  Here is a quick video to explain to you more about it.

FurryPinas 2018 is being organized by the Philippine Furry Con Leaders Roundtable and is done for the benefit of Hands of God Charity Works. This is not their first time to hold this event but will be the event that is first open to the public.

It started in 2014 and is the first furry convention in South-East Asia, FurryPinas is the official and only furry convention in the Philippines with the vision of serving as the annual hub for furry or anthropomorphic media.

Among the missions of the event are:

  • To make the furry fandom a mainstream hobby for anybody
  • Showcase the local & international furry community
  • To assemble and bring out the community’s brightest talents

Why should we all attend FurryPinas 2018?

Why not?  Their ticket price is pegged at Php115 (early bird) and is probably the most affordable convention ticket being held at SMX.  Plus, with that ticket price, you already get freebies.  If that is now awesome then we wonder what is.

FurryPinas 2018

FurryPinas 2018 offers a lot of things happening during the 2-day event which includes talks and seminars, dealers den, competitions, charity, tabletop and video games, and a Fury Rave party among others.  It will be one exciting new fandom which I am sure all of you will come to love.

NCPH is a Proud Partner of FurryPinas 2018

Naruto Cosplayers Philippines (NCPH) is one of the proud organizational partners for FurryPinas 2018.  We agreed to become a partner because the Furry Fandom also transcends to anime, especially to Naruto.  Here are just some of the animals/pets found in Naruto:

  • Akamaru
  • Toad
  • Ninken
  • Ninneko
  • Snake and Orochimaru
  • Kikaichū
  • Rinkaichū
  • Crow
  • Slug
  • Hawk
  • Kidaichū
  • Bikōchū
  • Sharingan Spying Creature
  • Shōkaichū
  • Onbaa
  • Black Salamander
  • Bee
  • Tortoise
  • Owl
  • Ryūrimaru
  • Giant Insect
  • Lord Mashima
  • Shark
  • Bat
  • Panda
  • Nuiba
  • Piranha
  • Bikōchūmodoki
  • Messenger Bird

I am sure that you will all find a Furry in your favorite anime, manga, and show.  So, we are inviting you to attend FurryPinas 2018 on May 19-20, 2018.

The basic ticket known as NOVICE TICKET is only at Php115 (Early Bird Rate, Php150 onsite). You can purchase online via their website or at any SM Cinema/Ticket outlets nationwide.

For more information and updates about FurryPinas 2018, you can visit the OFFICIAL EVENT PAGE or their FACEBOOK PAGE.

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The Ultimate Anime Survey

Hi everyone.  We have created an ULTIMATE ANIME SURVEY.  All you have to do is answer the questions below.  These questions will be used for the “Anime Feud” game during Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2018.  We will be posting a name of all contributors to the survey in this post upon completion.  So be sure to fill out the survey and be part of it.

Thank you in advance and don’t forget to attend POF 2018 at Ayala Malls Fairview Terraces on May 26-27, 2018.

ULTIMATE ANIME SURVEY IS NOW CLOSE

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Manila Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2018

Manila Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2018 seems to have evolved into a simple and focus event for hobbyist and collectors this year.  The event will be on January 20-21 at SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 3.  Highlighting the event are one of the best hobbyist in the Philippines – Jerry Santos and Elmer Padilla. Continue reading →

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What You’ve Missed at ASEANPex Cosplay Competition

In celebration of the ASEAN at 50 here in the Philippines for this year, happened during the first week stamps showcase hosted by PhilPost. The ASEAN Invitational Philatelic Exhibition 2017 was celebrated last  November 4-6, 2017 at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. One of the highlights during the second day of the event was the cosplay competition where cosplayers of all ages participated and showed their costumes and skits.

The ASEANPex Cosplay Competition was hosted by PhilPost in partnership with SM Investments and Filmetrics Corporation. Worth of Php 26,000 SM Gift Certificates were at stake for all the participants.

Eight categories were available, including the Best Cosplay Performer to win Php 4,000 GC, Overall Champion to win Php 10,000 GC and Best Filipino Hero to win Php 2,000 GC.

Here are the winners for the ASEANPex Cosplay Competition:

  • Overall Champion – Gundam Heavy Arms
  • Best Performer – Bumble Bee
  • Best Anime – Gaara from Naruto
  • Best Mecha/Armor – Kamen RIder Maui
  • Best Game – Paris from Brave Frontier
  • Best Pinoy Hero – Panday
  • Best Comics/Movies – Valak
  • Best Child – Avacyn the Purifier
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