Otakuzine Anime Magazine had a event last November 30 at SMX Convention Center to supposedly celebrate the tie-up of the country’s premiere anime magazine with local distributor and popular publisher of Wattpad books, Viva-PSICOM Publishing Inc.
Here are some highlights from the event:
NO OTAKUZINE MAGAZINE
Viva-PSICOM has announced last Friday that the latest issue of Otakuzine Anime Magazine will be available at the Launch Party, unfortunately, there were none. There were only Wattpad books, old issues of “Ways to Create Manga” and “Draw and Create Manga” series available at the PSICOM booth.
The latest issue of the magazine has two alternate covers, one which features Inaho, Asseylum and Slain from anime series Aldnoah Zero and the other cover features Kirito and Sinon from Sword Art Online.
CROWD AND SECURITY
According to Deremoe, about 400 attendees already queued in Hall 4 while waiting for the event to start at noon. The security was very tight as there was also a commencement exercise on-going at the venue.
We were also told that old copies of Otakuzine Anime magazines were being confiscated by SMX Manila security . We tried to ask the security why they were confiscating the magazines and they answered that this was discussed between the organizers and the SMX management.
Hundreds of anime fans took part in this supposedly launch event, but, many attendees preferred to stay outside than to go inside the Halls. Most of them were cosplayers and photographers who were busy with their own photo session.
MEET AND GREET WITH MISA
One of the highlights of the event was the return of one of the “cutest” cosplayers in Taiwan. MISA is known in the international cosplay community for portraying cute and sweet anime characters such as Kuroneko from Oreimo, Sinon and Asuna both from Sword Art Online, and many more.
Prior to the meet and greet, members of the media had a chance to interview her as she shared some thought of being a cosplayer. She was cosplaying “Cait Sith” Silica, another character from the Sword Art Online anime series.
The Meet and Greet session includes limited edition posters and autograph/photo opportunity with the guest cosplayer. The session was lively as expected with a bubbly MISA was ready to answer everyone’s questions and she was quite a comedian.
MEET AND GREET WITH PSICOM AUTHORS
Fans of popular Wattpad novels had a chance to meet their favorite PSICOM author as they hold a book signing and photo opportunity at their booth
The meet and greet session ran from 2PM to 5PM with GOLD writersYanaJin, HannaLove, Lloyd Cadena and Marcelo Santos III.
WARGODS x OZINE EVENT AT MEGATRADE
Otakuzine will be supporting Wargods’ upcoming E-Sport event, Wargods Gaming Expo 1.0 this coming December 27-28 at Megatrade Hall 2-3 of SM Megamall. Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special will also be held on the same date but in Megatrade Hall 1.
OTAKU EXPO IN JANUARY
Brian Uy has revealed to us that after Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special 2014, another Otakuzine event is already scheduled this January 2015. There were also plans of an event for console games according to Reimaru Files. More details will be revealed soon.
animeph project is an official media partner of Otakuzine Anime Magazine Launch Party.