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Cosplay Event and The Best of Anime 2010

We will be going to this event at the Mall of Asia on September 19 and well my son and I together with some friends will Cosplay as the Akatsuki.  It was sad though that our group will not be complete but this is a new hobby which my son and I are pursuing.  Check out the event details below:

Discover the world of anime at the Best of Anime 2010, a festival of exhibits, gaming, cosplay, concert and special activities that will thrill anime and manga enthusiasts.

The Best of Anime 2010, slated on Sept. 19 at Function Room 5 of the SMX Convention Center, features special pavilions that cover the various aspects of anime.

  • The Japan Pavilion showcases the country that started it all, featuring a tableau of Japan’s pop art and culture. 
  • The Manga Library features a collection of manga magazines and comics.
  • Anime Illustration Pavilion will hold seminars in graphics animation composition in digital media, media illustration, photoshop techniques, animation, freehand illustration, and tips on becoming a successful graphic artist. On the spot contests will also be held in anime illustration and digital coloring.
  • The Cosplay Pavilion will house a costume display and a cosplay competition, as well as workshops on Costume, Props, and Makeup 101; Cosplay Acting; and Live Action Role Playing.
  • The Dubbing Pavilion will feature a symposium of Filipino dubbers for Japanese anime shows, a seminar on dubbing, live dubbing, and on the spot contests for dubbing and karaoke.
  • The Japanese Cooking Pavilion will hold cooking lessons and demonstration of Japanese dishes.

The event also features pavilions for photography, online games, arcade games, trading card games, and on-site blogging. Other stage activities include symposia on multilingual manga translation, the future of anime, the popularity of anime in the Philippines, and the growing anime industry; as well as a concert of anime bands.

The Best of Anime 2010 will gather arcade games suppliers, animation schools and studios, books and magazines, publishers and distributors, computer hardware and software, communications equipment, cosplay costumes and accessories, suppliers and retailers, electronic signage, food, instructional games and toys, Japanese stores, stationery, TV cable providers, wigs suppliers and retailers, action figure retailers, audio and video equipment, and camera and video providers.

Also joining the event are computer training schools specializing in design and animation, digital imaging and photo booths, educational toys, fashion, game developers, broadband/ LAN/ Wi-Fi internet providers, mobile technology, telecommunication facilities, and wireless communication.

The Best of Anime 2010 is a co-located event of the Manila International Book Fair, which runs from Sept. 15-19 at the SMX Convention Center. For details, call 890-0661 or 896-0682, or e-mail [email protected].

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