PUP Otaku U Rule’s first offering this 2012, the 2nd Otaku Xperience was held last March 2 and 3 at PUP Open Court Area, Sta. Mesa, Manila.
Day 1 of the event featured various performance from guest bands, voice dubbing contest, mini-games, and individual and group cosplay competition. There were also different booths for merchandise, toys and various anime fan clubs and cosplay groups.
The voice dubbing contest is about start when I arrived. Here are some photos I took during that time.
A total of 56 participants, a mixture of veteran and new breed of cosplayers participated in the OXP’s individual cosplay competition.
Here are the winners of the individual cosplay competition.
The event was interrupted by rain showers but the organizers continued with the event as it only lasted for few minutes.
The group cosplay competition was turned into a cosplay showcase as only one group registered for the competition. Team H.T.P. wowed and later applauded by the audience with their group performance of a certain skit from Chojin Sentai Jetman.
After the cosplay competition, Rg Gamurot, OXP’s overall director and Otaku U Rule adviser, has announced his sentiments on not holding anymore cosplay events due to the “anti-student org” policy being implemented in the University. He later thanked those who attended the event especially the cosplay groups who supported them . [Full article to follow]
Event ended with hope that there will still be cosplay events inside PUP.
Unfortunately, we were unable to attend to day 2 of OXP due to other commitments. Day 2 of OXP was called JRock Day because the organizers dedicated this day for those who wanted jamming with their favorite J-music. Various Japanese-oriented bands performed on this day and among them were Asterisk, Ikuzo Iwa, Stigma Of Disgrace, Onigiri Infusion, Shaolin Shomai and Kyuu Kei Do.
J-Rock Battle of the Band was also held on Day 2.