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 .

UP Otakufest

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.

Otakufest 8 Featured image

Photo from Otakufest 8: Alternate Universe

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.”

Otakufest 8 villains

Photos from Otakufest 8: Alternate Universe

Otakufest 9 Pandemonium POSTER -Press Release

Event segments include competitions for:
Japanese Karaoke​
Digital Photography​
Original Character Design​
Cardgame Fight​’s very own Otaku Tournament​
and more!

As a special treat to the loyal fans of UP Otakufest, they are bringing in:

Team Ban X Kai Otakufest 9

Team Ban x Kai – Philippine representatives to the 2015 Anime Festival Asia Regional Cosplay Championship in Singapore

Krisdel Ingreso Otakufest 9

Multi-­awarded craftsmaker Krizdel Ingreso

Se-Eon KPop Otakufest 9

Se-­Eon​, a popular K-Pop cover group hailed as the Best Dance Team at the 2014 K-Pop Festival in Incheon, South Korea

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​,​, 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! 🙂