Tuesday, September 12, 2023

The Best Of Anime 2023 Shows Off The Quirky Side Of Japanese Culture

(photo credits from: The Best of Anime Facebook page)

It’s a big reunion! After 3 years of hiatus due to the pandemic, The Best of Anime (BOA) is coming back this 2023 with a vengeance. This year, BOA will be featuring a number of exciting events like the  Anime Idol Dance Battle, Anime Sing-Off, All-Star Cosplay Competition, and Lolita Fashion Show — complete with special guests, performances by fan-favorite cosplayers, and more. Of course, an anime event is never complete without merchandise, so don’t forget to drop by the shops and grab some anime merch and  manga or comics! 

For those unfamiliar with cosplay, the term originates from the combination of the words “costume” and “play”, and refers to activities related to dressing or acting as a character from anime, manga, or any other form of media. Cosplayers don’t simply dress as them, but spend all their time conceptualizing, creating their costume masterpieces, and building their own definition of the character. As one of the biggest cosplay events in the Philippines, cosplayers from all over the country will be gathering at BOA to show off their amazing creations and have a great time as they celebrate this art. Of course, BOA isn’t limited to just cosplayers.  The event welcomes everyone who loves cosplay, anime, manga, and Japanese culture!

With anime, manga, and cosplay having a huge cultural significance in Japan and a large impact all over the world, the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines and the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Manila Office are excited to support this event. Both organizations will be at BOA to share more about the fascinating aspects of Japan and its culture, as well as provide engaging activities and informative material about Japan for event goers. 

If you love anime, manga, cosplay, and Japanese culture, then make sure not to miss The Best of Anime 2023: The Reunion!  Head on over to the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia Complex on September 16 for an anime extravaganza!

WHAT: The Best of Anime 2023: The Reunion 
WHEN: September 16, 2023
WHERE: SMX Convention Center Manila, Pasay City
Buy tickets on-site or in advance through SM Tickets:  https://smtickets.com/events/view/11993
Regular tickets: ₱380
Premium tickets: ₱1,250

For more downloadable photos and videos of Japan's beautiful and exciting tourist attractions for media usage, you may visit the Japan Online Media Center (JOMC) (http://business.jnto.go.jp/). 

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