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Butuanime 2014

Butuanime 2014
Event Page: www.facebook.com/butuanime
Where/Venue: Robinsons Place Butuan, Center Atrium
Time: 2PM
Who are invited: FREE FOR ALL

What to expect in the event:
Otaku Themed Activities and Games
Intro to Cosplay and the Otaku Organization
Song and Dance Presentations / Performances
Cosplay Solo Showdown Competition
Cosplay Skit Presentations (4 Skits) Prepared by the Org for the Audience

Champion’s Interview:
(Mil & Kyn) [TORCH 4 Champs, 1st RunnerUp AFA ]
(Zen & Chinx) [1st Runner Up TORCH]

[Press Release] The 2014 J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest

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The yearly J-pop Anime Singing Contest is now opening its doors to amateur dancers as the Embassy of Japan launches its 2014 J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest to celebrate the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month this July.

Open to all Filipino amateur singers and dancers, the contest aims to continue its thrust to promote friendship and cultural exchange between the Philippines and Japan through music.

Interested participants may choose to join one of the following categories:

 

SINGING CATEGORY

1.) Participants may perform solo or form a singing group not exceeding 4 members.

2.) Participants may choose any J-pop or anime songs in Japanese by a Japanese artist for their performance.

3.) Participants for the singing category may choose one of the following performance set-ups: 1) The participant may play a musical instrument, or 2) perform a cappella, or 3) perform with a minus-one musical background. Only soundtracks from original CDs will be allowed. We reserve the right to disqualify entries that use pirated musical accompaniment.

 

DANCE CATEGORY

1.) Dance groups must consist of 5 members.

2.) Participants may choose any J-pop or anime songs in Japanese by a Japanese artist for their performance. Only soundtracks from original CDs will be allowed. We reserve the right to disqualify entries that use pirated musical accompaniment.

 

Interested participants must submit the following:

• Duly-accomplished J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest application form. The application form and contest rules are available at the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) Library and may be downloaded from the Embassy of Japan website: www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp.

• Individual/group photo.

• Short write-up about the performer/s.

• A detailed description of the chosen song (i.e. artist, title and lyrics).

• Demo CD containing two Japanese songs by the participant/s (for the singing category).

• Demo CD with recorded video performance (for the dance category).

 

All the requirements may be submitted personally or via courier to JICC, Embassy of Japan, 2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. The deadline for the submission of entries is onMay 23, 2014.

Chosen entries will compete in the J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest Grand Finals on July 19, 2014 at an SM Mall (final venue to be announced).

For more details, please visit www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp or email jicc-mnl@ma.mofa.go.jp or call 551-5710 local 2311 or 2312.

2014 JPOP Application Form  (PDF) (Excel)

[Source: Japan Information and Culture Center]

Cosplay Costume of the Year 2013

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It’s finally here! Check out the gallery of costumes nominated for Best Male, Best Female, Best Child, Best Mecha/Monster and Best Crossdress!

Finalists will be posted on a separate gallery on February 24.  They will be selected by a panel of judges from Cosplay.ph using these judging criteria:

> Craftsmanship (up to 40 points) – By Cph Judge.  Costume will be judged on the material used, props made and how it was built as well.  This also includes the cosplayer’s make up, facial expression and posture that compliments the costume as a whole.

>Creativity (up to 20 points) – By Cph Judge.  Costume will be judged on how creatively the costume was built, as well as the use of props, colors and gimmicks used.  It also includes how the cosplayer’s posture and facial expression creatively compliments the costume.

> Difficulty Level (up to 20 points) – By Cph Judge.  Costume is judged on the difficulty the costume may have been built, or the design being creatively addressed, or the amount of detail placed on it.  It also includes the difficulty level on how the cosplayer present themselves using make-up and expressions that compliment the costume..

Total will be 80 points.  Finalists will be posted on a separate Google Gallery on February 24 and they will be available for Google+ Likes.

> Google+ Likes (up to 20 points) – public judging

Online judging where anyone can add +1 Likes will start on February 24 and ends on March 5. Those who want to add +1 Likes to the nominated picture must have a Google account to do so. The score will then be added to the previous 80 point criteria.  The winners will be announced on March 9, during the Philippine Cosplay Convention at Robinsons Place Manila.

Good luck everyone! And thank you for your continued support for cosplay!

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[Survey] Event and Conventions 2013

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Cosplay.ph has always been in the forefront of event innovation and delivering quality events to our ever growing audience.

In our pursuit of bringing to you high quality events, we can’t do this alone and we would like to ask for your help to make this happen.

How can you help you ask?

We are running a survey which you can answer and fill out the form. You can find the survey form right after the jump.

All data that will be gathered will help us to evaluate, improve future events and deliver memorable event experiences.

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