PLAY­ING DRESS-UP

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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

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