About

JPOP Manila — formerly magnetic-rose.net, is dedicated to all things J-pop for Philippine fans — manga, anime, music, gaming, cosplay, toys, and BL.

Affiliations

  • Regular contributor Singapore-based J-contents blogs SO Japan (formerly AFA Channel) and AFA Station.
  • Official Affiliate of Anime Festival Asia since 2009.
  • Official Affiliate of the Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention since 2009.
  • Official Affiliate Cosplay Mania since 2008.
  • JPOP Manila was the Interpreter and Personal Assistant of Mr.  Munetaka Aoki at the Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno Asia Premier in Manila 2012.
  • JPOP Manila was the Interpreter and Personal Assistant of Director Mahiro Maeda at the AXN Anime Festival 2001.

Accolades

  • Winner of Best Blog at the Otaku Choice Awards by Pinoy Otaku Festival 2013.
  • Finalist for Culture and Arts Category – National Level of the Philippine Blog Awards 2011.
  • Winner of Culture and Arts Category – National Level of the Philippine Blog Awards 2009.
  • Finalist for the Reader’s Choice Award – National Level of the Philippine Blog Awards 2009.
  • Winner of the Animax Asia Last Exile Blogging Contest October 2011.
  • Special Citation from the Akegarasu Haya Prize Essay Competition 2011.
  • Winner of Animax Asia and Hong Kong Tourism Board Blogging Competition for 2010.
  • Winner for Games and Gadgets Category of MTV Asia Blogging Competition 2009.

Owner and Publisher

Rochelle started blogging on LiveJournal in November 2001 to distract herself from the loneliness and isolation of college life in Tokyo.

Rochelle moved to Singapore in May 2016 to join SOZO, the organizers of Anime Festival Asia — the biggest Japanese pop culture convention circuit in South East Asia.

Rochelle has a Level 2 Japanese Language Proficiency Certificate and can now swear in Hokkien.