2018 marks a milestone in Philippine pop culture events as Cosplay Mania reaches its 10th year anniversary.
Making this milestone more memorable is a Philippine-first for pop culture events. Cosplay Mania is headlining two top-billing actors from Hyper Projection Engeki Haikyuu!!, namely Hiroki Ino and Kousuke Asuma.
Both stage actors have a very colorful stage acting resume. Apart from his role as Sugawara Koushi in the Haikyuu!! stage play, Hiroki Ino also portrayed Ookurikara in Touken Ranbu stage play, Byakuya in Bleach the Rock Musical, and Imaizumi Shunsuke in Yowamushi Pedal. On the other hand, Kousuke Asuma portrayed Oikawa Tooru in Haikyuu!!, Ichimaru Gin in Bleach the Rock Musical, Ibaraki Douji in Onmyouji, and Kawakami Otojiro in Meiji Tokyo Renka.
The organizers have also announced the first batch of guests during the previous Cosplay Carnival, namely the cosplayers Emperor, Astarohime, Hakken, and Ola Aphrodite. It’s also worth noting that Cosplay.ph still has a batch of Anisong artistes to announce for the JAM concert in the near future.
Cosplay Mania 2018 will be held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Philippines on September 29-30, 2018.
Cosplay Mania makes history once again by hosting renowned 2.5D Stage Play Actors Hiroki Ino and Kousuke Asuma
For the first time in history, 2.5D Stage Play Actors from Japan will grace a convention in the Philippines, and it is going to happen at the biggest J-culture celebration in the country: Cosplay Mania! Now celebrating its 10th year anniversary, Cosplay Mania has grown to become one of the most anticipated events in the country by bringing some of the biggest names in Japan including Voice Actors, Directors, Producers and Anisong Artistes.
In Japan, 2.5D stage plays have been a popular form of entertainment. The term 2.5D is short for 2.5 Dimension, a clever term for stage play and musical adaptations of anime, manga and video games. In the Philippines, the fan base for these performances has been steadily growing, but this is the first time that Filipino fans will get the opportunity to meet the stage actors in person.
The stage actors that will grace the Cosplay Mania stage both have a stellar repertoire. Hiroki Ino performed in Haikyuu!! as Sugawara Koshi, Touken Ranbu Stage Play as Ookurikara, Bleach Musical as Byakuya Kuchiki and Yowamushi Pedal as Imaizumi Shunsuke. Kousuke Asuma, on the other hand, is known for his performances in Haikyuu!! as Oikawa Tooru, Bleach Musical as Ichimaru Gin and Onmyouji as Ibaraki Douji.
Cosplay Mania 2018, organized by premier events organizer Cosplay.ph, will celebrate its 10th year on September 29-30, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Among the other guests converging for the landmark celebration includes renowned cosplayers Astarohime and Emperor Cosplay from Russia, Hakken from Malaysia, and Ola Aphrodite from Indonesia. Anisong Artistes are also expected to be announced in the near future.
Cosplay.ph is the premier J-culture events organizer in the Philippines, organizing some of the most successful conventions in the country including Cosplay Carnival, Anime and Cosplay Expo (ACX), Cosplay Matsuri, Fanfes Manila and the biggest J-culture event in the Philippines: Cosplay Mania.