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1 September 2014
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Aya Ikeda and LOVERIN TAMBURIN Headline Cosplay Mania 2014′s JAM Concert!

While people are still speculating whether or not L’Arc-en-Ciel is coming to Manila, let’s show the Japanese promoters and show-runners that the Philippines is a viable venue for gigs! Let’s all throw our support behind J-pop and anisong artists Aya Ikeda and LOVERIN TAMBURIN who are coming to Manila for Cosplay Mania 2014!

Aya Ikeda and Loverin Tamburin Headline Cosplay Mania 2014's  JAM Concert!

Aya Ikeda is the singer of the theme songs for the anime shows Heartcatch Precure!, Suite Precure♪, Smile Precure, Kindaichi Case File, the Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo: Kuro Majutsu Satsujin Jiken-hen or Kindaichi Case Files: The Black Magic Murders, and the theme songs for the online games “Finding Neverland Online” and “Harezora Monogatari.”

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See the World with Hello Kitty!

28 August 2014
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Is Hello Kitty Really Not A Cat? Ask Her Yourself!

Is Hello Kitty really not a cat? But Hello Kitty has whiskers and cat ears! And her name is Kitty for crying out loud! Anyway, here’s your chance to solve the mystery by asking her yourself at the Hello Kitty Philippine Meet & Greet at the SM Aura!

Is Hello Kitty Really Not A Cat? Ask Her Yourself!

Visit the Sanrio store at SM Aura tonight from 8PM to 11PM, where you can meet the Queen Bee of all kitties and have a photo taken with her, My Melody, and Badzt Maru!

You can also visit them at the Hello Kitty Cafe on the 30th and 31st of August at Toy Expo Philippines 2014, SMX Manila, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Time to get meow-vin’!

L'Arc~En~Ciel New Year Gig Concert Makuhari Messe L'a Happy New Year!

27 August 2014
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L’Arc~en~Ciel Live in Manila: Soon?

Japanese superband L’Arc~en~Ciel sent out feelers to its Philippine fans, when its official Twitter and Facebook accounts asked them which song should the band use to open their (speculative) first-ever concert in Manila. The teaser posts resulted in a flurry of responses from Philippine Laruku fans, with the efforts spearheaded by the #LArcMNL street team.

L’Arc~en~Ciel Live in Manila: Soon?

The question remains, however, will the band ultimately push through with their supposed Manila concert? Also, will Filipino fans respond in kind, and shell out the money for concert tickets? As longtime J-rock and J-pop fans, we just noticed that there are way too many local “fans” organizing and signing online petitions, but when it’s time to buy concert tickets and official merchandise, they all disappear into thin air Σ(゚Д゚ノ)ノ

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Rurouni Kenshin 2 Manila Release Slated

25 August 2014
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Rurouni Kenshin Sets Philippine Box Office Record, Paves Way for Lupin III Release

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno has set two new Philippine box office records! The film earned PhP 7.34M on its first day, breaking the record for the most earnings by a non-English foreign language film (the record previously belonged to Jackie Chan’s Chinese Zodiac).

Rurouni Kenshin Sets Philippine Box Office Record, Paves Way for Other Japanese Releases

It also went on to earn PhP 42.61M over the extended five-day weekend, securing the biggest opening weekend for a Japanese film in the Philippine box office. Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno’s opening figures alone have surpassed the overall gross of the first Rurouni Kenshin movie, which earned PhP 40.4M on limited release back in 2012.

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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

Please note that this event has been postponed to 30th August 2014.

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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