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Pinoy Otaku Encore 2011 Brings New Ingredients Into Conventions

Written By David D'Angelo on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 | 12/06/2011



Nico Leo as Uzumaki Naruto
Pinoy Otaku Encore 2011 is the first ever major event of both Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) and Slicknine Digital Media.  The event is a combination of three cultures in one, Japanese, Korean and of course Filipino.  This is evidenced by the mix of events particularly both KPop and Cosplay.

The event was also one of those events where you can see Otakuzine Anime Magazine and Hero TV working together plus added with the Filipino patriotism inspired by UnisilverTime through their Makabayan watches.  These three join forces together with the events major partner SM Megatrade Hall and SM Megamall for a convention organized by congoers for congoers.


One of the major innovations of the event was the tickets.  The tickets became discount cards which can be used for three months.  Among the shops were you can avail of discounts are Octoboy Japanese Pizza, Devangelic Shop, Ynnok's Dress Shop, Chikara Hats, SkinTec Enterprises, Sugarfree and Blue, LazerXtreme, Candy House Comic Co. and Taiwan Doujinshi and Cultural Co.


Challenge 21, a Pinoy invented board game is one of the games that was showcased at the  Activity Area
A big Domo Kun spotted during the event

The event's official media partners inclues Hero TV as the official anime cable network partner; Otakuzine Anime Magazine, official anime magazine partner; WhenInManila.com, as the official blog partner; and Clavel Sneakers Magazine, official fashion magazine partner.

Pinoy Otaku Encore also experimented with an event called Cosplay Ramp where cosplayers go on stage for an open cosplay competition while bands are performing.  It is a mix of live performance and cosplay catwalk.  There were also lots of food booths at prices just below 50pesos.... imagine also during the event you can buy a laminated anime photo just for 1 peso.

Both days were packed with both KPop fanatics and cosplayers.  The KPop Dance Battle Eliminations was the highlight of the first day with Off Limits Crew and Heat making a special performance.  There was also a KPop Karaoke Competition and a JPop Karaoke Competition.  The day ended with a Music Tribute and awarding of recognition to personalities and organizations which help in the nuruturing of Japanese animation in the Philippines including Cosplay.ph, TOIE, Otakuzine Anime Magazine, Hero TV, University of the Philippines Anime and Manga Enthusiasts (UP AME), Cosplay Network Philippines (CNPH) and Otaku Urule.


Some of the staff of Naruto Cosplayers PH assigned to Pinoy Otaku Encore 2011
Meanwhile, the second day of Pinoy Otaku Encore 2011 was highlighted with the group and individual cosplay competition.  There was also a Cosplay Group Awards were groups like the Philippine X-Men Team, Justice League PH, Z Warriors, Bulacan Cosplay Mania, Project 8, Pampanga Cosplay Alliance, Silent Hill Philippines, HTP Team Sunna, and the Original Tarlac Cosplayers were given certificates of recognition.

Philippine X-Men Group

Justice PH

Z Warriors

Bylacan Cosplay Mania (BCM)
Pyo Tarrobago from HTP Team Sunna

Silent Hill Philippines

Kari from Original Tarlac Cosplayers
Winner of the Pinoy Otaku Encore 2011 competition are as follows:

Project 8 performing in the Group Cosplay Competition


KPop DANCE BATTLE





  • CHAMPION - Boys On Fire (P5,000 in cash)
  • 1st RUNNER-UP - D. Inc. (P3,000 in cash)
  • 2nd RUNNER-UP - 2PIEM (P2,000 in cash) 
Judges of the KPop Dance Battle Finals tallying the results



KPop Fashionista

  • Male: Ryan Caraan - 2PIEM
  • Female: Redelyn Cuadra - Last Minute 

KPop KARAOKE (UnisilverTime Watch + GC)

  • Song, Min Joon  

JPop KARAOKE (UnisilverTime Watch + GC)

  • Maria Aika P. Baylon 

COSPLAY RAMP IDOL (UnisilverTime Watch + GC)

  • MALE - Michael Vincent T. Garcia
  • FEMALE - Justine 

ART CONTESTS (UnisilverTime Watch + GC)

  • STILL ART - Clarivel Jane Matias
  • CARICATURE - Akhina Gorospe
  • PINOY THEME - Daime Marie L. Aviles 

GROUP COSPLAY COMPETITION (P5,000 in cash)

  • Project 8 (Kamen Riders) 

Boy Pickup, one of the most popular cosplayers of Day 1
INDIVIDUAL COSPLAY COMPETITION

Janice Hung performs straight from Muzikademy
  • BEST NARUTO COSPLAYER - Nico Leo Arenzen - Uzumaki Naruto (P2,000 cash + UnisilverTime Watch + P500 UnisilverTime GC)
  • BEST CHIBI COSPLAYER - Bolen Lareza - Unicorn Gundam (P2,000 cash + UnisilverTime Watch + P500 UnisilverTime GC)
  • BEST MALE COSPLAYER - Herbert Chavez (Superman) (P2,000 cash + UnisilverTime Watch + P500 UnisilverTime GC)
  • BEST FEMALE COSPLAYER - Myrtle Gail Sarrosa (Rena Grand Archer - Elsword) (P2,000 cash + UnisilverTime Watch + P500 UnisilverTime GC)
  • BEST MECHA/ARMORED TYPE COSPLAYER - Christian Umali (Coratleavy Artillery Unit - RF Online) (P2,000 cash + UnisilverTime Watch + P500 UnisilverTime GC)
  • SPECIAL AWARD: HERO'S CHOICE AWARD - Eddieson Jaluag (Red Hawk from Birdman Ranger Jetman) (UnisilverTime Watch + P500 UnisilverTime GC + Hero TV Special Framed Poster)
  • UNISILVER TIME CHOICE MALE- to be announced by UnisilverTime (UnisilverTime Watch + P500 UnisilverTime GC)
  • UNISILVER TIME CHOICE FEMALE- to be announced by UnisilverTime (UnisilverTime Watch + P500 UnisilverTime GC) 

COSPLAY KULTURANG PINOY

  • 1ST PRIZE: Kyle Danielle Mayuga and Alessia Rem Mayu  (UnisilverTime Watch + P3,000GC)
  • 2ND PRIZE: Maria Ann Ira Orduna  (UnisilverTime Watch + P1,000GC)
  • 3rd PRIZE: Justine Iris Salvador  (UnisilverTime Watch + P1,000GC)
Ikuzo Iwa performing during the Pinoy Otaku Encore 2011 Music Tribute on Day 1
For more information and updates you can visit www.facebook.com/pinoy.otakufest and for future events of Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) just visit www.facebook.com/NarutoCosplayersPH.


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