VIVA-PSICOM Publishing, for better or worse, has revitalized Philippine popular literature by acquiring publishing rights to popular fanfiction from Wattpad, editing them to remove references to the original material they were based from, and printing them on paperback
Compared to their Japanese pop-culture siblings, visual novels (VN) – an emerging medium that essentially combines anime/manga artwork with unique narratives – has a niche fandom.
Music documentary film that allows its cameras unfiltered and uncensored access to basically every nook and cranny of the artist has become a slow but steadily rising trend. From Celine Dion to Beyoncé and even One Direction, more and more artists are becoming the subjects of these docus which show not only the concert performance itself but also the process in which how they do it behind the scenes, all its highs and lows. And L'Arc~en~Ciel is now part of steadily growing list.
A few weeks ago, GMA News TV's weekly infotainment program I JUANder tried to answer the question "Bakit Mahilig sa Cartoons si Juan?", or "Why do Filipinos like to watch cartoons?" Although it may have had the best of intentions, the feature did not go well as planned.
Wait… transported and trapped in a game? The concept certainly sounds familiar, as Sword Art Online will be the first thing to come to mind. But we won't be talking about SAO, but about a relatively newer series called Log Horizon.
I realized as an Engineering student that I can apply most of what I've learned in school to what happened on Puella Magi Madoka Magica produced by SHAFT. Why is this series popular to many anime enthusiasts?
It was an announcement that took the country by surprise: Last Thursday, ABS-CBN Corporation unveiled its newest terrestrial TV channel dedicated to sports programming, ABS-CBN Sports+Action.
A few days ago, I was in an anime event and met some few friends that I knew. They suddenly noticed my button pins that I wore on the sides of my backpack. Two of them came from Free!. My friend asked me "Why are your button pins from a shounen-ai anime?" I answered back, "Free! is NOT shounen-ai!"
The Winter anime season is almost here, and here are some titles in the Winter 2014 line-up that I'm definitely interested to watch, and here are my five picks for this season... in no particular order, of course.
As you may already know, the sci-fi thriller anime Death Note is probably the most anticipated anime of all time --- well, for Filipinos... I might add. I believe that this is the only anime that really got the rumour mill going, from GMA-7's alleged acquisition to 24 Oras anchor Mike Enriquez alleged casting, and even the alleged ban by the MTRCB.