Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Japanese Culture Festival at UP AME Monogatari

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November 12, 2011 -the UP AME Monogatari was held in World Trade Center, Pasay City. What was most impressive about it is that it implied the 'spirit festival' theme (I'm not sure what it is formally called ^_^). It was focused not only on cosplay and anime, but also on Japanese culture. It took me to what seemed like an immersion in Japan.
The ticket! Love the graphics! :)

There are epic stories like this at the entrance hall. Cool!
 There were Japanese Kimono on display. Other than that, they had booths depicting a Shinto Shrine where one could make a wish. And wow! There was also a zen garden!




If I were to choose the best booth, it would be the Spirit Cafe. It reminded me of the anime Spirited Away. Some con-goers visited it. 


And now for the most awaited part! Here are the photos of the cosplayers from the event. The East Pavillion of WTC was so packed that it was hard to get a decent shot. 
as Lelouch frm Code Geass

Traditional Costume



as Near from Death Note




Wow! Lots of Madaras! XD

as Dante in Devil May Cry


from Vocaloid



as Terry Bogard in Fatal Fury


Jillian Ongsip as Kurisu Makise of Steins Gate


as Shikamaru of Naruto Shippuden



Angel Cancio as Rikku







Angel Cancio as Rikku and Jl Rochefort Lavarias as Yuna


But no worries! The area outside was perfect for a photoshoot. The cloudy day provided just enough lighting for a great shot.






my friend Lot. :)






Loki as Rin Tohsaka of Fate/Stay Night

as Hatsune Miku from Vocaloid
*Drum Roll* My favorite cosplayer of the day is.....(*Drum Roll*) this guy cosplaying Sasuke from Naruto ShippudenThe costume is very accurate and detailed. On top of that, he also embodied Sasuke's mysterious character well.He got the formula for the perfect Sasuke cosplay! 
as Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto Shippuden
UP AME had a successful event! I learned a lot on Japanese culture. The venue was perfect for it too. Congratulations guys! I can say that this is one of the best anime conventions I have attended this year! 



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