Gintama and ABS-CBN were among the winners in the recently concluded 1st Pinoy Otaku Festival: Otaku Choice Awards held at Starmall EDSA-Shaw last May 24, 2013.
Action comedy anime Gintama won the Best Anime Category while its characters Sakata Gintoki and Kagura won their respective categories as Best Male and Female Anime Characters.
ABS-CBN won the Free TV Otaku Channel Category while its anime cable channel Hero TV won Best Event Sponsor.
Meanwhile, Cubizone’s Cubicon 2013 won Best Event.
Masked Rider Black, Dragon Nest SEA, Scandal, Asterisk* and Rurouni Kenshin Live Action were also recognized in their respective categories.
The awardings was hosted by Animax Ani-mate Rhianna Floresca and Lie Pagtalunan of Naruto Cosplayers PH.
Here are winners of the 1st Otaku Choice Awards 2013:
BEST ANIME – Gintama
BEST ANIME CHARACTER (FEMALE) – Kagura
BEST ANIME CHARACTER (MALE) – Sakata Gintoki
BEST SENTAI OR METAL HERO – Masked Rider Black
BEST ONLINE GAME – Dragon Nest SEA
BEST CONSOLE GAME – Sword Art Online Infinity Movement
BEST JAPANESE BAND – Scandal
BEST JROCK COVER GROUP AND BAND – Asterisk*
BEST COSPLAY ORIENTED SHOW – The Cosplay Show (Cosplay.ph)
BEST FREE T.V OTAKU CHANNEL – ABS-CBN
BEST ANIME MOVIE OR ADAPTATION – Rurouni Kenshin Live Action
BEST OTAKU BLOG – Magnetic Rose.net
BEST OTAKU ORGANIZATION – Extreme Generation Otaku Alliance
BEST COSPLAYER FEMALE – Elizabeth Ortega
BEST COSPLAYER MALE – Zeek Santos
BEST COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHER – Aaron Panlaqui
BEST EVENT – Cubicon 2013
BEST EVENT HOST – Faith JMC
BEST EVENT SPONSOR – Hero TV
All winners for the Otaku Choice Awards were determined using the votes cast on the Site and the vote cast of on-the-spot voting.