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2016 J-pop Anime Singing Contest Deadline Extended until June 24!

In celebration of the 60 Years of Philippines-Japan Friendship and the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month this July, the Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with The Japan Foundation, Manila is inviting Filipino amateur solo singers age 18 years old and above to join the 2016 J-pop Anime Singing Contest.

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Anisong World Matsuri makes American Debut at Anime Expo 2016

AWM-icon-logo-198x300Santa Ana, CA – (May 19, 2016) Anime Expo, produced by The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), will present the U.S.’s first Anisong World Matsuri event on July 2 and 3. Created by six leading Japanese entertainment companies including Lantis Co., Ltd., Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., AMUSE Inc., BANDAI VISUAL CO. LTD., BANDAI NAMCO Live Creative Inc., and Anime Consortium Japan Inc., the music and entertainment event adds yet another layer to North America’s largest anime event.

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For the Love of the Japanese Language—and More

The last weekend of the love month has witnessed the Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) at the forefront of celebrating the Japanese language (Nihongo) learning and Japanese arts and culture through the Nihongo Fiesta 2016 held on February 27 at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall and Spinning Manila: J-Pop Live! staged on February 28 at the Whitespace Manila.

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Cosplay Karaoke

The Cosplay Karaoke is a fun variation of the karaoke contest where contestants must dress up in costume while singing to their favorite music while the song’s lyrics are displayed onscreen. There will be two versions of this contest for each day. The first day will consist mostly of anime and J-pop music while the second day will consist mostly of popular music. One winner will be declared for each day.

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Cosplay OTP

The Cosplay OTP (Onstage Tag Pairing) Contest is an open competition with the goal of creating a fun atmosphere where cosplayers can perform on-stage with other cosplayers using a mechanic called a “cosplay tag.” With an emphasis on fun and in order to create a welcoming atmosphere for newer cosplayers, there will be multiple prizes awarded including the best “cosplay tag” team, best cosplay mash-up/genderbend, etc. Also, the Best Male and Best Female overall awards will be able to secure guaranteed slots in the Cosplay Mania Cup 2016.

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