ACG madness

Story and photos by ARIS ZARIL For fans of animation, comics and games (ACG) around the region, it was the event they’ve waited for all year – Comic Fiesta, Malaysia’s largest and longest-running ACG convention returned for its 11th edition on Dec 21-22. To give you an idea of just how huge ACG culture […]

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Choo-sing right

By IAN YEE WALKING with blogger Danny Choo through the crowd at Comic Fiesta 2012 was a little like being at Woodstock with Jimi Hendrix. Okay, maybe not exactly like that, but in the world of anime, manga and Japanese culture, Choo is nevertheless a bona fide rock star. As we made our way […]

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Seriously cosplaying

By DANIEL SUBRAMANIAM PUTTING on a costume is one thing, but actually becoming a character is taking cosplay to a whole new level. Taking things even further, local cosplayers have begun competing at regional and international cosplay competitions such as the Asia Cosplay Meet and the World Cosplay Summit. The bar is set high, […]

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From maids to stars

DANIEL SUBRAMANIAM Two years ago, Wynnie, Beryl, Valerie and Estelle were serving customers dressed in French maid outfits at the Moe Moe Kyun Maid Cafe at the Anime Festival Asia (AFA) in Singpore. They returned to AFA a year later, but this time, they were there as anime idol group Sea✩A (pronounced Sea-A), performing […]

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Dressing up for fun

By DANIEL SUBRAMANIAM and JOANNE CHUA JAPANESE costume player (cosplayer) Kaname never reveals his real name in interviews. Widely recognised by cosplay fans for his accurate and realistic portrayals of characters such as Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, Kaname will be gracing the Anime Festival Asia (AFA) Malaysia on June 9 […]

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