The Pinoy Otaku Festival is back but this time, they will be bringing the audience more interactive games and guests plus a bigger venue. Red Cloud Interactive, Naruto Cosplayers PH and Robinsons Novaliches bring you Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2019: Asobu on May 17-19, 2019 at the Trade Hall of Robinsons Novaliches in Quezon City.
Bigger venue, more interactive games– Pinoy Otaku Festival has been known for its event which focuses on the true Pinoy Otaku identity and Filipino’s dedication as manifested by the current trend in popular culture. It is a celebration of Japanese pop culture and how Filipinos enrich it, by experience our own culture as well through the latest popular culture as the event combine cosplay, music and the Filipino’s heart of gold for helping people.
The title theme of the event “ASOBU” means “Let’s Play” and will focus more on interactive experience for all attendee. It will also include the traditional cosplay competition.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EVENT:
This event focuses on giving highlights on the much-awaited on-stage games and the much- awaited Otaku Choice Awards to be held on May 17. During that day, nominees will gather and will be given awards for their dedication from the different categories as voted by people thru the online nomination and voting. Tom’s Workstation by Tomas Jefferson Hernandez is the official trophy provider for OCA 2019.
Other event highlight includes POF 2019: Art Attack, Karaoke Battle Royale, Fantasm: Inter-school, POF 2019: Battle of the Bands, Your Cosplay Sounds Familiar, Cosplay Championship League, Otaku Bazaar and booths, Panel discussions, and more.
If you are into interactive games then try joining and win cash and freebies during Otaku Deal or No Deal, Anime Quiz, Otaku Singtunado, Otaku Singing Bee, Name That Tune, and more.
This year POF 2019 is bringing more interactive panel discussions across the 3-day event. Topics are selected by the community from a voting process. Topics this year include: (1) Sexual Harassment in Cosplay; (2) Status of Esports in the Philippines; (3) How to win competitions; (4) Piracy and Anime Fandom; (5) How to become a successful game streamer; and (6) What does it take to be an Idol?
Tons of Special Guests
Featuring special guests from both Japan and Philippines: Yohgen, Gekitora, Hiro Saeki, Kazuki, Gloco Gaming, Yu-En Cosplay plus Filipino bands which are also into both Philippine and Japanese pop cultures: FREETIX, Kanjiru, Neko Hunter Band, and Kulaspiro.
Ariel Villasanta, the other half of the comedy duo Ariel and Maverick with Maverick Relova. They pioneer the comedy reality-show in Philippine TV and now has an upcoming movie entitled, " The Untold Story of the Kings of Reality Shows". He stars in Totoo TV, Mommy Elvie’s Problematic Show (TV Series), and Pinoy Meets World (TV Series). The event will also highlight the world of idols as it rises here in the Philippines: Aidoru Sozai, AOS49, CH4U, IVY! Musume, JAPHDOLLS PH, Pepper Keibu, Poly V, Sophia the Artist, Tanchikon, and Ureshii-san Tomodachi.
POF 2019 hosts include Kiel from Choji PH, Tessa Carbonell, Justin Villaseran, Geneva Cabading and Fatima Jongco.
Event Tickets and Charity
Ticket price is set at Php 100 per day. If you will be attending for 3 days, then get the 3-DAY PASS at Php 300 (3 Days access to the convention and includes participation in the raffles).
For those who want to have more perks at the event, you can avail the 3-DAY VIP ACCESS for Php 500 (3 days access to the convention only, participation in Animazing Race, Premium Raffles, and many more).
You can get tickets online via Ticket2Me.
Pinoy Otaku Festival is partnering with House of Light and Hands of God Charity Works, by giving part of the proceeds (ticket sales) to help support them in their various activities. House of Light is a support group and help them create more awareness regarding HIV/AIDS, and Hands of God Charity Works provides care for less privileged children.
POF 2019 Event Partners
The event is also brought to you with the help of various Otaku organizations as follow: Team Oke Gakuen, El Chorizo Cosplay Group, The Otaku Philippines, Z Warriors, Toushin – Ateneo, UP AME, PNU NAMI, JDoramaEiga PH, and FurryPinas PH.
Media Partners includeAstig.ph, TechKuya, Wazzup Pilipinas, Keepsakes., The Cosplay and Anime Café, OtakuPlay PH, Game Seer, Reverie Wonderland, Ayaldev, Setsu Ani, Sutil Si Isco, Zing – Edge Manila, Mauvish Crimson, AniRadio PH,PopLife TV and Jherzoned.
You can buy tickets online thru the event’s ticket partner, Ticket2Me.
Visit https://www.ticket2me.net/e/1607 to purchase your tickets.
For more information visit Pinoy Otaku Festival 2019: Asobu official website
at http://pof.narutocosplayers.com/. Use the official hashtag #POF2019 and #POFAsobu and check the event’s official social media channels for more updates.