Brace yourselves as the 9th season of UP Otakufest happens this February 20, 2016 at the University of the Philippines Cebu. Prepare for more exciting activities while you meet awesome cosplayers, anime/manga lovers, hobbyists, K-pop fans and more. Starting from 9AM, you can enjoy cool treats from event booths, photo galore with cosplayers and guest appearances until 8 in the evening.
UP Nichibunken is back on track as the organization continues the tradition of bringing the best of both worlds to the Cebuano community. UP Otakufest 9 is the largest cosplay and hobbies convention in Cebu you just shouldn’t miss. Check out Otakufest 8 : Alternate Universe here .
The basic concept upon which UP Otakufest is built on is the belief that “otakus” are not merely people with an addiction to Japanese anime or manga, but are also individuals with an immense passion for their preferred sort of music, arts, hobbies and culture. In its constant effort to keep up with the dynamic growth of the otaku community, UP Otakufest has gone through various platform changes.
Once believed to exclusively cater to Japanese related music, animation and hobbies from its humble beginnings in 2007, it has since then ventured to include various segments to cater to otakus of all sorts. Whether one may be a fan of Japanese pop music, anime or manga, Western comics and movies, or even Korean Pop music and culture, anyone is welcome to experience this alternate world that only this one day affair could give.
Otakufest 9 : Pandemonium
UP Otakufest 9 takes on the theme Pandemonium in tribute to the misunderstood villains from the greatest works of all time. “The number nine is believed to be a bad omen in Japanese culture, hence the dark theme,” said Min Young Claire Orquillas, Pandemonium’s Chief Director. “But more importantly, it’s time for us to understand how villains are not purely evil, but are sometimes merely misunderstood by society.”
Event segments include competitions for:
Original Character Design
ChannelFix.com’s very own Otaku Tournament
As a special treat to the loyal fans of UP Otakufest, they are bringing in:
With an impressive list of competitions, exhibitions, special guests and event booths, Otakufest 9 will surely be an affair to remember.
How to join?
For a walk-in rate of only P100, attendees can already treat themselves to a full day filled with a variety of activities, watch their favorite villains come to life and have the opportunity to purchase an assortment of memorabilia from Cebu’s largest cosplay and hobbies convention!
Children aged 3 and below and currently enrolled UP Cebu students are entitled to free entrance while UP High School students, children aged 4-11 years old and senior citizens aged 60 and above are entitled a 50% discount. These are applied upon presentation of valid IDs and/or Form 5.
UP Otakufest 9 : Pandemonium is presented by UP Nichibunken, ChannelFix.com, Oomph! Radio 105.1, Ayala Center Cebu, Live Tech and OLX, copresented by Globe, Jellyfish Education Consultancy and Langrich, brought to you by Teng’s Grill and in part to you by HDP Printing, My Language Cafe Cebu and The Toy Box.
For more information, visit their official Facebook page: UP Otakufest
For inquiries, contact: Joanna Pearl Santos / [email protected]
Check the Facebook event for updates: UP Otakufest IX: Pandemonium
Spread good vibes and see you there! 🙂