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ACX 2016 – Solo Cosplay Catwalk

Solo Cosplay Catwalk is a fast, furious cosplay competition streamlined to be as simple and quick as possible. It is FREE to register and join the contest although the contestant must pay the entrance fee of Anime and Cosplay eXpo (ACX.) There are no reference picture requirements and the contest will focus mostly on the merit of the costume and their short stage performance. Only a maximum of 100 cosplayers will be accepted for registration. The overall winner will advance to the Cosplay Mania Cup 2016 to compete for a prize pool of P100,000 CASH while other stand-outs like Best Performance, Best Craftsmanship, Best Hair & Makeup, etc. will be given special prizes.

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Anime NOW site launched!

The Tokyo-based Anime Consortium Japan Inc. will begin offering anime-related information to overseas fans through their “ANIME NOW!” website (http://www.anime-now.com/), starting on June 22 (Wed). This website is the first of its kind, providing information about Japanese anime straight from Japan to fans overseas, and is expected to attract over one million active monthly users with various services.
[Anime Consortium Japan Inc. is located in Tokyo’s Minato-ku, CEO Shin Unozawa.]
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Cosplay Karaoke Encore Rules and Guidelines

You heard it first at Cosplay Carnival, but now Cosplay Karaoke Encore is raising the bar and sending the winner to Japan! Using a Joysound Karaoke System, you’ll literally have thousands of songs to choose from, but which one will win you the gold?   

 There will be two Elimination Rounds (on September 2 and September 3) where the Top 3 winners from each Elimination Round advancing to the Encore Round on September 4. The champion will go on to Japan and be the official Philippine Representative.

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Cosplay’s Got Talent Rules and Guidelines

Take your cosplay to the next level by showcasing your talent and get a chance to become a featured performer at Cosplay Mania 2016’s Main Stage! From Dancers to Singers to Novelty Acts, all cosplayers are welcome to try out for the biggest cosplay stage in the country whether you’re alone or in a group of up to 6 members.

But, at the end of the competition, only two winners will stand supreme to be the featured acts at Cosplay Mania!

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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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