Anime fans, get ready to (Naruto) run to SMX!
It’s that time again to celebrate 2 days of fun as the most awaited anime and cosplay convention in the Philippines, Cosplay Mania 2017, is happening this September 30 – October 1 at Function rooms 1-5, SMX Convention Manila.
Although this is done annually, each Cosplay Mania year brings something fresh to the table—and 2017 is no exception. So, we listed down 5 reasons why we’re excited to go this year!
Cosplay giants are coming your way
International cosplayers like Angie (Malaysia), Eki (South Korea), Hikarin (Canada), Knitemaya (Australia), and Kong Kyung Min (South Korea) will grace the halls with their out-of-this world costumes!
Also joining in on the fun are anime producer Fuuko Noda (Yuri!!! on ICE), Japanese voice actor Koutaro Nishiyama (Narita from Haikyuu), and storyboard extraordinaire, Sayo Yamamoto (Persona 5).
Jam to J-tunes
What’s Cosplay Mania without a great anime playlist? This year’s line-up of proudly Asian acts such as YouTube personality/DJ Kradness, Shiena Nishizawa, Konomi Suzuki, and Elisa will hype up the crowd and create the perfect background music as y’all get busy spotting cosplayers and anime finds.
Get in the zones
To give you the only the best and no-hassle convention experience, Cosplay Mania divided the booths into 7 organized zones such as the Lifestyle zone (accessories & fashion), Gaming zone (collectibles & video games), and (everyone’s favorite) the Meals zone (Japanese food). A genius idea, right?
Fully loaded sched
Every minute inside the area is well spent because there will be an overflow of activities for the whole 2 days! Watch the anime world’s most loved vocaloid, Hatsune Miku’s 2016 Japan Tour special screening or root for the most stylish cosplayer as they parade their costumes at the Cosplay Solo Showdown.
As usual, authentic and even rare collectibles will be up for grabs at Cosplay Mania. There will also be booths selling kawaii accessories, toys, posters, action figures and a whole lotta more. You can also buy official merch of the guests (hooray for no shipping fee)!
You can avail of the all access pass at only P399 but you may also want to upgrade to Gold (P799) and VIP (P1,999) to get additional free drink and a concert pass for the best Cosplay Mania 2017 experience.
Tickets are available at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online.
Leggo and join the mania!
PHOTO BY COSPLAYMANIA.COM