Otakuzine Anime magazine‘s 3rd anime event this year, Otaku Expo Reload 2012 was held last August 4 & 5 at Megatrade Hall 3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.
The event featured the same activities – Karaoke contest, Battle of the Bands, and cosplay competitions that we always see in a Otakuzine-organized event. Usual booths – Ozine Maid Cafe, Team Oniichan’s Anime Figure Displays, Bandai’s Gundam Building Contest – were also present in the event.
In short, the event was more like a mini-Ozine Fest compressed in 2-days and 1 convention hall.
Day 1 was supposedly highlight the group cosplay competition, unfortunately, only one group performed. Team Nightmare PH performed on stage with their scary skit from survival horror video game series Silent Hill though the crowd didn’t expect the special participation of Chef Boy Logro at the end.
Crowd in day one was very manageable opposite of what happened in day two where many cosplayers were already outside the venue.
Just like in day 1, day 2 of the event featured the karaoke contest, Battle of the Bands and its main highlight of the day, the individual cosplay competition.
With 82 cosplayers participated the competition, three cosplayers were given awards and prizes.
1st Placer – RB Cheng as Zoids
2nd Placer – Krizdel Ingreso as Demon Hunter from Diablo 3
3rd Placer – Clark Navarro as Barbarian from Diablo 3
Here are some of the photos taken from the event.
In the end, the crowd really enjoyed the anime song trivia game as winners brought home CDs of old anime series/soundtracks and the auction was still fierce as item were auctioned as high as P1,000+. I was able to brought home through the event’s auction my first anime figure.