Trainee member Eguchi Aimi — whose debut for the group was with an advertisement for Japanese candy company Glico, is not even a real member. Plus, producer Akimoto Yasushi has established the official rival group to AKB48.
Month: June 2011
MUJI to Open Stores at Mall of Asia and Greenbelt
The newest branches will be located at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, and at Greenbelt in Makati.
Cosfest X.1 Cosplay Special
Cosfest X.1 took place last 25th and 26th of June 2011 at Singapore’s Downtown East D’ Tent. The event played host to the Grand Finals of Asia Cosplay Meet 2011, and the Singapore Finals of the World Cosplay Summit.
Finalists for 2011 J-Pop Anime Singing Contest
Winners will walk away with Japanese Language Scholarships from The Nihongo Center Foundation and prizes from Canon, Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba, Ajinomoto, and Yakult.
Cosplay @ STGCC 2011
Cash prizes of up to SGD 2000 are at stake, plus the judging the competition is none other than world-famous Japanese cosplay phenomenon Kipi!
COSFEST X.1 Event Mini-Report
The major competition winners include Team Korea for the Asia Cosplay Meet Finals 2011 and the Dragon Nest pair (Huang Yan Qi and Ng Jie Xian) for the World Cosplay Summit 2011 Singapore Finals.
Manga Plates Bring Extra Spice to the Table
These whimsical and quirky Mangazara (literally, “manga plates”) are a tongue-in-cheek tribute to those giant sheets of paper that are the boon and the bane of every manga artist’s existence.
2011 Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention Day 2 Event Report
Despite several cosplayer-related boo-boos, the con went off without a hitch, and we hope to see even more improvements as the con embarks on its second decade.
2011 Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention Day 1 Event Report
Organized by VicVic Yap of Collectibles Unlimited, this pioneer of Philippine conventions only seems to grow bigger with each passing year.
STGCC 2011 Announces Guest Line-Up, More on the Way
With exactly two months to go there are still plenty of announcements on the way, so we hope you guys can fly in and join us in Singapore!
TOEInty Five! Toei Animation Philippines 25th Anniversary
A memorable event five years in the making, join us as we celebrate TOEInty Five! Toei Animation Philippines 25th Anniversary!