Back for its ninth edition is the Best of Anime convention in Manila, which last year attracted 30,000 enthusiasts of the Japanese animation style. Guests to the convention halls will enjoy a host of cosplay competitions, including a special Best of Anime karaoke contest and a battle of the bands, as well as a demonstration of the Japanese traditional martial art of kendo. Fans can up their own cosplay game with makeup workshops and meet their favourite cosplay stars, such as the Mon (from Taiwan), the Onnies (Thailand) and the Hyko (Malaysia).
WHERE AND WHEN?
MANILA, 25 AND 26 AUGUST