Otakuzine Anime Magazine, the organizer of the highly-popular event Ozine Fest, has announced on their Facebook page on Tuesday that the popular Japanese rock band FLOW will perform on the summer event.
The organizers also announced on their website that noted cosplayers Miu from Vietnam, Siutao from Hong Kong and popular illustrator DMYO will be visiting for the first time as special guests, together with returning HK cosplayer Luffy.
The event is scheduled to take place on April 15-17 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Details regarding the ticket prices and venues has not yet been announced.
FLOW is a popular Japanese rock band formed in 1998, composed of members Keigo Hayashi (Vocalist), Koshi Asakawa (Vocalist, Rhythm Guitarist), Takeshi Asakawa (Lead Guitarist, Backing Vocalist), Hiroshi Iwasaki (Bassist, Backing Vocalist) and Yasutaro Goto (Drummer).
The band is signed to Sony Music Japan’s label Ki/oon Records since its formation, where they released about 29 singles and nine (9) studio albums.
They are well-known in performing theme songs for popular anime titles, like “GO!!!” (Naruto), “Colors” (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion), “7 -seven-” (The Seven Deadly Sins, with GRANRODEO), and more recently “Steppin’out” (Durarara!!x2 Third Arc).
Luffy is a cosplayer from Hong Kong, who is well-known is portraying the character Honoka Kosaka of the hughly-popular multimedia franchise Love Live! School Idol Project, and usually seen together with fellow cosplayer Tsubasa. She is currently at Number 75 at WorldCosplay.net rankings.
She has previously visited the country last January for Otaku Expo 2016 as a special cosplayer guest.
Miu is a cosplayer from Vietnam, who is known for portraying characters such as Shimakaze of Kantai Collection, Aisaka Taiga of Toradora!, Sinon of Sword Art Online 2, and more recently, Nico Yazawa of Love Live! School Idol Project. She is currently at Number 918 at WorldCosplay.net rankings.
She was one of the guest cosplayers at Anime Festival Asia Thailand last year.
Siutao is a cosplayer from Hong Kong, who had portrayed various characters from anime series, both male and female. She is well-known in portraying Vocaloid franchise’s Kagamine Rin.
Nao Shirahane, better known as DMYO, is an artist well-known in illustrating the character Mirai Suenaga of Danny Choo’s Culture Japan project. She is also working as an illustrator in various media entities like Konami, ASCII Media Works, Gainax and more.
She was previously scheduled to attend Ozine Fest last year, but did not push through because of “scheduling and flight issues”.