Check Out AFA STATION Festival Online Week!

From the same team behind “Anime Festival Asia” comes “AFA STATION Festival Online Week” — with three exciting days of pop culture contents direct from Japan! AFA STATION Festival Online Week will kick off with a free merchandise and promotion event titled “Akiba Town Online” on 30th August – Sunday, followed by “AFA STATION Festival…

Anime Festival Asia Hosts Special Online Event “AFA UNITED”

Anime Festival Asia is the biggest Japanese pop culture event in the region, with more than 30 events across nine major cities delivered over the last eleven years, welcoming more than 1.8M visitors, 1060 exhibitors, and 425 performers in total. In light of the recent COVID-19 situation, AFA’s ability to organise physical events and cater…

Japan Cancels Visas Issued in the Philippines and 40 Other Countries

Via NHK: Japan has cancelled visas issued in the Philippines, plus 40 other countries, in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19. Visas issued by Japanese embassies in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Israel, Qatar, Bahrain, Iran, Egypt, as well as South Korea, China, and most European nations.

Local Brand Inspi Philippines Called Out for Selling Stolen Art

Today, on why we can’t have nice things: local brand Inspi Philippines has been called out by both Pinoy and international artists for stealing art and printing them on t-shirts for profit. Inspi Philippines has also been systematically deleting comments and banning users from their Facebook page with regards to the art theft. Inspi Philippines…

Jeepneys Featured in Cagaster of an Insect Cage

Today, in things we found on the internet: jeepneys are featured as the primary form of civilian transport in post-apocalyptic anime “Cagaster of an Insect Cage”. “Cagaster of an Insect Cage” is available now on Netflix.

ONE OK ROCK EYE OF THE STORM ASIA TOUR 2020 Live in Manila Announced!

ONE OK ROCK is back for the highly anticipated EYE OF THE STORM ASIA TOUR 2020 Live in Manila, presented by AEG Presents and PULP Live World. The concert is slated for 20th May 2020 at the Araneta Coliseum. Tickets are priced at:Platinum – P8,500Gold – P7,000Patron A – P6,500Patron B – P5,500Box A –…

Japan Winter 2019

We’re sharing some curated snapshots from our recent trip to Japan — enjoy!

C3AFA Singapore 2019 Announces I LOVE ANISONG Line-Up!

C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2019 — South East Asia’s biggest and most prestigious Japanese Pop Culture event, will return to bring the best and latest anime, cosplay, gaming, and anisong content to fans in Singapore and the region. Slated from 29th November to 1st December 2019 at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre,…

Notorious Japanese Manga Pirate Arrested at NAIA

Via SORA News: Romi Hoshino, known as online as Zakay Romi and founder of Japan’s most notorious manga-sharing website, was arrested at Ninoy Aquino International Airport as he attempted to board a connecting flight to Hong Kong. Hoshino is believed to have been the man behind Manga Mura which regularly uploaded manga scans without obtaining…

Cosplay Mania 2019 Reveals Full Guest Line-Up!

Cosplay Mania 2019 ushers in a New Decade of Excitement as the event assembles an unbelievable line-up of guests from Japan and Star Cosplayers from around the world. Witness an amazing show as top Japanese Anime Artistes hold an awe-inspiring concert on September 28-29, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center Manila! Cosplay Mania 2019September 28-29,…