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Buy Cosplay Mania ’12 Tickets Early and Get a Chance to Win Awesome Prizes

Cosplay Mania ’12 is gearing up for the most thrilling Cosplay Mania yet this coming September 29-30, 2012! In order to maximize your enjoyment during the event, advance ticket holders will receive their own priority lane into the SMX Convention Center! This means faster access into the venue while bypassing the long lines to the event.

In addition, All Access ticket holders will also have access to a specialized baggage area with baggage tags and dedicated personnel as well as male and female dressing rooms located in Function Room 3.

Most exciting of all, advance ticket holders who purchase their tickets on or before August 30, 2012 will have access to a special raffle with Thirty (30) amazing prizes including Cameras, Cellular Phones, Gadgets and exclusive merchandise! For your convenience, raffle winners will be announced on September 11, 2012 at http://www.cosplaymania.com and winners can claim their prizes at the Cosplay.ph Store located at Function Room 4 where the winning tickets will be posted as well (please bring a valid ID and the winning ticket to claim your prizes).

Cosplay Mania ’12 tickets are currently available at any SM Tickets outlet nation-wide located in any SM Cinemas. Hall Access Passes are priced at only P150 while All Access Passes are at only P250 and will include free premium items! Each pass is good for access on either September 29 or September 30th, 2012.

With amazing contests, tons of prizes, special guests and a sprawling 5,200 square meters of Cosplay Mania goodness to explore, Cosplay Mania ’12 is the must-attend Cosplay Extravaganza! Stay tuned, because we will also be announcing even more original, creative and fun contests and activities for you to enjoy in the most spectacular Cosplay Mania ever!

Check out the promo mechanics below:

For more Cosplay Mania ’12 updates and announcements, you can visit our official site at http://www.cosplaymania.com

Cosplay Tournament of Champions III invades the City of Pines



The biggest cosplay tournament returns with a bang at the City of Pines!

The Cosplay Tournament of Champions 3: Third Impact! will hit SM City Baguio this Saturday, June 30, 2012!

Catch and cheer for your favorite local cosplayers as they dress up, compete, and wow you for the chance to compete in September’s Cosplay Mania and represent the country in the Asian Regional Cosplay Championships in Singapore in November! Or better yet, grab a partner and cosplay your way to victory! Who knows? This next champion pair could be you!

If you don’t have a partner, don’t despair! Join the Cyberzone Cosplay Grand Prix happening on the same day! Come in your favorite video game character costume and win great prizes!

And if you’re not able to attend this TORCH leg, watch out and prepare for the impact in the following upcoming dates and SM Supermalls:

  • June 14 – SM City Cagayan de Oro
  • July 21 – SM City Bacoor, Cavite
  • July 28 – SM City Consolacion, Cebu
  • August 11 – SM City Davao
  • August 25 – SM City North Edsa
  • September 8 – SM City Iloilo
  • September 22 – SM City Manila

The Cosplay Tournament of Champions: Third Impact is made possible by:

Cosplay.ph, SM Supermalls, Cyberzone I.T.’s all here,

Brother International Philippines Corporation, Sony and Animax, our regional media partner.

We would also like to thank ES Printmedia, Mikubook.com, High Sierra, Audio Technica and Anime Festival Asia.

TORCH 3 is also supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC).

Guide to Marikina Studio 2 for the Cosplay Challenge 3!

Interested in going to Cosplay Challenge 3 this 23th June 2012? But you don’t how to get there?
Here’s a guide for commuters out there to get to Studio 2 Marikina city!

outside of Studio 2

Before I make any direction guide.

Please knowledge that there’s TWO malls with almost the same name. Studio 2 is just across Riverbank Center. Not Riverbanks Mall. Eventhou they are just side by side people tend to make mistake it as the same mall.



  • Take LRT-2 to Cubao Station
  • From Cubao, ride a Jeep (Calumpang , SS, or Parang-bound)
  • Tell the jeep driver to take you to Riverbanks Center.

from  PARANAQUE (SM Bicutan)

Route 1

  • Take the Bus to Magallanes MRT (Alphaland)
  • Take the MRT to Cubao Station
  • From Cubao, ride a Jeep (Calumpang, SS or Parang-bound)
  • Tell the Jeep driver to take you to Riverbanks Center
Route 2
  • Take the Jeep to Edsa Pasay (Metro Point)
  • Take the MRT to Cubao Station
  • From Cubao, ride a Jeep (Calumpang, SS or Parang-bound)
  • Tell the Jeep driver to take you to Riverbanks Center


This guide will be updated with new information……Feel free to comment for direction help.

Rules of Cosplay Challenge 3 can be found here.


Jin Joson is the next guest of The Cosplay Show!

The Cosplay Show talks to Jin Joson about Tuxessories and how a Cosplayer can build and grow their own business with a bit of net savvy. In addition, we take a behind-the-scenes look at The Cosplay Mania ’12 Commercial including production sketches, actor and director interviews as well as scenes from the filming of the commercial! Check out this exciting collaboration between Cosplay.ph and Project 8!

2012 Eiga Sai opens on July 5

Download 2012 Eigasai Flyer

Enjoy free screenings of much-awaited contemporary Japanese films in July and August at the 2012 Eiga Sai. Presented by theJapan Foundation, Manila, in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, UP Film Institute, Film Development Council of the Philippines, ClickTheCity.com and NET 25 TV. An invitational screening of the film ‘Villain’ on July 5 at Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, EDSA, Mandaluyong City is the kick-off event for the festivity.

Villain is a gritty social critique drama directed by Lee Sang-il, director of the multi-award film—Hula Girls. Eri Fukatsu who won the Best Actress Award at the Montreal World Film Festival 2010 and Japan Academy Prize 2011 for her role (Mitsuyo), takes on challenging and heated love scenes, playing a woman on the run with a murderer. Satoshi Tsumabuki (Yuichi) runs away after killing a woman (Yoshino) he met on a dating website. While the families of the victim and the assailant are left in agony, Mitsuyo becomes increasingly entangled in her relationship with Yuichi. The film was based on the novel “Akunin” by Shuichi Yoshida published in April 2007.

The film has also enjoyed successful runs at various international film festivals and emerged as one of the most acclaimed films from Japan in 2010, earning 15 nominations from the Japan Academy Awards, including those for Best Picture, Director and a variety of acting affirmations.

Completing this year’s roster of exciting films to be featured are thePEAK –The Rescuers,Railways,Happy Flight; Tomorrow’s Joe, In His Chart; Colorful, Abacus And Sword, Permanent Nobara, and Ninja Kids.

All films will be shown in 35mm format with English subtitles. Screening venues are at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 4 (July 5 to 15), Gaisano South Citimall, Davao City (July 20 to 22), Ayala Center Cinema 4, Cebu City (August 7 to 12) and UP Film Institute, Quezon City (August 15 to 21).  For detailed screening schedules and inquiries, please access the Japan Foundation, Manila website: www.jfmo.org.ph or call the JFM telephone numbers (+632) 811-6155 to 58.

Download 2012 Eigasai Screening Schedules

Source: The Japan Foundation, Manila