Three Designs by Pinoy Artists Selected for UTGP Pokemon Line

Three Filipino designers had their work selected from more than 18,000 entries submitted all over the world for the 2019 Uniqlo Tee Grand Prix (UTGP) Pokemon Collection! HNLee, Dana Asahan, and CTRLD were selected for their Dark Pokemon, Jigglypuff, and Pikachu designs, respectively. Congratulations to you all and we look forward to more creations from…

Tamiya Releases Exclusive Philippine “Dyipne” Mini 4WD

Tamiya and Brickyard have released a the special edition “Dyipne” Mini 4WD kit to commemorate the Tamiya Mini 4WD Asia Challenge slated in Manila from 20th to 23rd June 2019. The 1/32 Scale Mini 4WD Rev Series Tamiya with FM-A Chassis. It also highlights an easy snap together assembly with no glue required, 4:2:1 Gear, and stock…

Japan Foundation Manila Closes Library Permanently

Via Primer: The Japan Foundation Manila has announced that its Library will permanently cease operation effective 16th May 2019. The JFM offices — located at the 23rd floor of the Pacific Star Building (Makati Ave. corner Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave., Makati City) will also undergo revonations to better accomodate the needs of Japanese culture…

Forbes Highlights Difficulties of Overseas Fans in Accessing Japanese Contents

Top business media organisation Forbes has recently highlighted the difficulties faced by overseas fans in accessing Japanese pop culture contents. In brief, the article has summarized them as listed below. 1) No Japanese phone number, no lottery chance. Demand for tickets to highly sought-after events like concerts and musicals greatly outstrip supply, so Japanese ticketing…

Pokemon Centre Singapore Opens at Jewel Changi Airport!

We are at the preview of Jewel Changi Airport today to check out the new Pokemon Centre Singapore! This is the first official Pokemon Store outside of Japan, and the crowds came out in force! Lapras is the official Pokemon of the store, so there were plenty of Singapore-only Lapras merchandise on hand. And in…

Japan Winter 2018

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

C3AFA Singapore 2018 Announces Amazing Line-up of Upcoming Contents!

It’s the day many fans have been waiting for as C3AFA Singapore 2018 announces some major titles for its Day Stage line-up! Catch only the best in Japanese pop culture from the 30th of November to the 2nd of December 2018 at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre! One of our featured anime: Kakegurui XX…

Cosplay Mania 2018 Day 2 Event Report

The party is still going strong here at Cosplay Mania 2018! Rush down to the SMX Convention Center Manila at SM Mall of Asia for the closing hours of the biggest cosplay, anime, manga, and gavimg event in the Philippines! Cosplay Mania 201829-30 September 2018SMX Convention CenterSM Mall of Asia

Cosplay Mania 2018 Day 1 Event Report

We had an action-packed Day 1 at Cosplay Mania 2018! Come on by tomorrow for Day 2 and the amazing JAM concert! Cosplay Mania 201829-30 September 2018SMX Convention CenterSM Mall of Asia

STGCC 2018 Day 1 Event Report

We’re here at the exciting first day of #STGCC2018 There’s still time to make your way down to MBS today and tomorrow! Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention8-9 September 2018Marina Bay Sands Expo Halls D, E, and F

Top Filipina Skater Cites “Yuri!!! on ICE” as Inspiration

Filipino skaters bagged 103 medals from the recently concluded Skate Asia 2018 competition in Bangkok, Thailand. Among them was thirteen-year-old Justine Gabrielle Lim who won first place in 7 events. “I tried many sports from tennis to badminton to swimming. Then I decided to check out figure skating after I watched the anime called “Yuri…