About

The Site

magnetic-rose.net is dedicated to all things J-pop for Philippine fans — manga, anime, music, gaming, cosplay, toys, and BL. We are currently on version 8.0 starting 30th March 2015 with a brand new layout for a better browsing experience for all devices and OS.

The blog was named after a short film about a haunted space station entitled “Magnetic Rose“. It was part of an anthology called “Memories“, written by Otomo Katsuhiro, adapted for the screen by Kon Satoshi, and directed by Morimoto Kouji. Kanno Yoko provided the musical score while Maria Callas’ performance of “Un bel dì, vedremo” was the signature vocal piece.

The Affiliations

magnetic-rose.net is an Official Affiliate of the Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention 2016. This marks the sixth consecutive year that the site is affiliated with STGCC. STGCC 2016 was held last 10th and 11th of September 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore.

magnetic-rose.net is also an Official Affiliate of Anime Festival Asia 2016; the site has been partnering with AFA since 2009. AFA16 is the largest anime, cosplay, and gaming convention in the South East Asian region. AFA 16 was held last 25th to 297th November 2016 at the Suntec City Convention Center.

magnetic-rose.net is an Official Affiliate of the Philippines’ biggest cosplay convention Cosplay Mania 16. CM16 is organized by the largest and most relevant cosplay community in the Philippines Cosplay.PH. CM15 will be held on the 1st and 2nd of October 2016 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

The Accolades

magnetic-rose.net has been voted Best Blog at the 2013 Otaku Choice Awards organized by Pinoy Otaku Festival. magnetic-rose.net is also a regular contributor Singapore-based J-contents blogs AFA Channel and SGCafe.

magnetic-rose.net is a Finalist for the Culture and Arts Category – National Level of the Philippine Blog Awards 2011; magnetic-rose.net was the Philippine Blog Awards 2009 Winner for the same category, as well as a Finalist for the Reader’s Choice Award for 2009.

magnetic-rose.net won the Animax Asia Last Exile Review Contest held in October 2011. The Last Exile Review Contest is a writing competition centered on the Gonzo anime series “Last Exile ~Fam, The Silver Wing~”. The prize is an all-expense paid trip to Tokyo, Japan to watch Animax Musix live.

magnetic-rose.net has been granted a Special Citation by the organizers of the 2011 Akegarasu Haya Prize Essay Competition for a piece done on raising bilingual children. The 27th Akegarasu Haya Prize is organized annually by Hakusan City, the hometown of renowned Japanese thinker and educator Akegarasu Haya, to honor his remarkable achievements.

magnetic-rose.net won the Animax Asia and Hong Kong Tourism Board’s Halloween Treats Blogging Competition for 2010. In 2009, it won the South East Asia-wide MTV Asia Blogging Competition for Games and Gadgets, where one of the prizes was a six-month writing assignment for the international music channel.

The Owner and Publisher

Rochelle (magnetic_rose) has been into anime for eighteen years now. She started blogging on LiveJournal in November 2001 to distract herself from the loneliness and isolation of college life — as a JAL and subsequently an AIEJ-JASSO scholar, in Tokyo.

These days she is a Project Manager by Day, Supervillain by Night. Rochelle moved to Singapore from Manila in May 2016 to join SOZO, the organizers of Anime Festival Asia — the biggest Japanese pop culture convention in South East Asia.

Rochelle likes Luna Sea, Rafael Nadal, Anthony Edward Stark, and Kingsman. Rochelle is a proud cancer survivor, a Level 2 Japanese Language Proficiency Certificate holder, a card-carrying member of the Philippine Red Cross, and supports the Philippines Reproductive Health Bill.

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