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20 August 2014
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ICD Manila 2014

International Cosplay Day Manila 2014 — now on its fourth year, is kicking things up a notch with its first ever ICD Manila 2014 Cosplay Superfan Contest!

ICD Manila 2014

The contest will run from 23 August 2014 to 20 September 2014. The winner will be announced at the SM Manila leg of the Cosplay Tournament of Champions on 27 September 2014.

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STeaCH Cosplay Workshop: First Session

19 August 2014
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STeach Presents: Yukata Kitsuke with magnetic-rose.net

Summers in Japan evoke images of hot nights, cold beer, fireworks, and yukata. Although we pretty much have the first three here in the Philippines, the intricacies of wearing traditional Japanese clothing elude many. STeach would like to dispel part of the mystery, by holding its first yukata kitsuke workshop for women.

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The STeach Yukata Kitsuke workshop will be held on 24th August 2014 (Sunday), at Unit 12F Tower B, Cityplace Residences, Reina Regente Street, Binondo, Manila. Classes are scheduled at 9AM to 12NN for the morning session, and 1PM to 4PM for the afternoon session. Lesson fees are at PhP 1000, and are inclusive of a practice yukata set (ladies who own a yukata set are encouraged to bring it for a hands-on experience), printed learning materials, and snacks.

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UNIQLO to Open in Manila in 2012

15 August 2014
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Uniqlo Launches UTGP 2015 Star Wars Competition

Global clothing brand Uniqlo has released a call for entries to its annual t-shirt design competition UTGP. The theme for UTGP 2015 is the iconic sci-fi film franchise Star Wars! The winners will be picked by Darth Vader, NIGO (of A Bathing Ape), and other distinguished judges.

Uniqlo Launches UTGP 2015 Star Wars Competition

The Grand Prize is USD 10,000 in cash plus an invitation to the Star Wars celebration and the Lucasfilm headquarters. The second place winner will receive USD 500 and a tour of the Lucasfilm Headquarters, while runners-up will receive USD 500.

Submissions are accepted online at the official contest website: uniqlo.com/utgp/2015/en

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14 August 2014
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Otaku Expo Reload 2014 Day 1 Event Report

Otaku Expo Reload 2014 was held last 9th and 10th August 2014 at the Megatrade Halls of the SM Megamall in Manadaluyong City, and played host to international cosplayers Tasha, SSol, and Doremi of South Korea, and Tsubasa and Luffy of Hong Kong, as well as local comic circles, crafters, and J-rock cover bands!

Otaku Expo Reload 2014 Day 1 Event Report

Featuring a compact venue and a relaxed atmosphere rarely found in Manila’s mega-cons, Otaku Expo Reload 2014 brought together cosplayers, DIY crafters, and figure collectors for a fun weekend of Cosplay Meet & Greets, band performances, and merch hunting.

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Singapore Toy, Game, and Comic Convention

13 August 2014
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Japanese VA Sugita Tomokazu to Grace STGCC 2014

One of the brightest stars of the seiyuu world will be coming to the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention 2014! Japanese voice actor Sugita Tomokazu will be at the at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Marina Bay Sands on the 6th and 7th of September 2014. This is his debut at STGCC, and the trip also marks his very first visit to meet fans in Southeast Asia!

Japanese VA Sugita Tomokazu to Grace STGCC 2015

Sugita-san is best known for voicing many memorable roles in various Japanese anime and game titles – from Gintoki of the popular Gintama, to Kyon from Haruhi Suzumiya, and Joseph Joestar from Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure. Two of his best known characters, Gintoki Sakata and Kyon, consecutively won the most favorite male character at the 2009 and 2010 Anime Grand Prix.

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Rurouni Kenshin 2 Manila Release Slated

8 August 2014
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Rurouni Kenshin in Manila: Press Conference Event Report

Continued from Rurouni Kenshin in Manila: Red Carpet and Premier Event Report

The Rurouni Kenshin director and cast had another busy day ahead of them on the second day of their Philippine visit: besides several rounds of private press interviews, they also attended a special ceremony where they were appointed as “Cultural Friendship Ambassadors to the Philippines”. The honor was bestowed upon them by the City of Makati, and the ceremony was attended by city officials as well as top executives of Warner Brothers Japan and Warner Brothers Philippines.

Rurouni Kenshin in Manila: Press Conference

Later that day, director Otomo Keishi and actors Satoh Takeru and Aoki Munetaka made their way to the Glorietta Activity Center for an open press conference, where several thousand screaming fans welcomed them once again. At the press con, they gamely answered questions posed by members of the press and media — which ranged from their personal opinions of their characters all the way to their thoughts on the future of the franchise.

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