Red Mendoza

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Anime Pilipinas Chief Events Correspondent and Columnist for Dispatches. Covered events from SMX to Subic and Megmall to Singapore. Media Observer and Political Junkie. A lifelong believer of Gundam SEED and Captain Earth but Aki Tomoya is his spirit character.

Hallohallo to Build ‘Entertainment Complex’ at Glorietta

A new Japanese-themed commercial center will impose on the towering Makati skyline as Hallohallo Inc. has joined forces with Mitsubishi and Ayala Corporation, via land developing firm Ayala Land, Inc. to build the structure on the top of the Glorietta complex.

THE PRE-SHOW: The Best of Anime 2016, A Festival Unmatched

Last year, The Best of Anime did what was their biggest coup yet, as it played host for Japanese songstress Eir Aoi's first-ever live performance in Manila, where she was also seen banging her head and raising her fists during UchuSentai:NOIZ's set before her own. This year, expect The Best of Anime (BoA) to upstage their own 2015 event with the addition of two first-time Manila visitors, alongside a bevy of cosplayer guests, local bands and side events and activities that will surely entertain everyone, whether hard-core anime fan or not.

Crunchyroll, Funimation Enter Partnership for Cross-Streaming Anime Titles

Japanese entertainment content provider Crunchyroll and North American licensor Funimation Entertainment has announced a landmark partnership deal on Thursday (Friday Morning, Manila time) that will enable the two services to cross-stream anime titles from their respective libraries, as well as home video distribution.

WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT 2016: Team Philippines Qualifies to Second Stage

The Philippines has qualified to the second stage of the World Cosplay Summit 2016, as issues and concerns hound the first day of the competition held in Nagoya, Japan on Saturday night.

Cosplay Mania 2016 announces First Two Sets of Cosplayer Guests

Cosplay.ph, the organizer of the highly-anticipated Cosplay Mania event, has announced the first two sets of cosplayer guests that will grace the ninth edition of their event, which is set to take place this October.

Luna Haruna, INKT to headline The Best of Anime 2016 this September

Looks like the events scene in the country has gotten hotter and hotter by the minute. With more than four months before they open their doors, Primetrade Asia, the organizers of the highly-popular event The Best of Anime, has announced that J-music artistes Luna Haruna and INKT are performing at the seventh installment of the Japanese culture convention.