Ozine Fest ’07: April 1

Tsk, the evolution nga naman of the anime community here in the Philippines! Was it 7 years ago (shoot, almost a decade na pala!) when the word “anime” was just an obscure term. Pinag-aawayan pa yung pronunciation. Sabi ng mga neo-otaku (hindi yung banda) ‘ani-may.’ Yung mga die-hard elitista naman, ‘animeh.’ It was also rather difficult (logistically and financially) to acquire goods and the only anime screenings happened one Saturday a month at the 5th floor of the Engg Building in UPD hosted by the now defunct Anime@Arki. At that time, GMA Network was also just beginning to launch their Japanese cartoon campaign.

And now we have all of these specialty stores, magazines, events, cable channels and whatnots galore that cater to the growing number of Pinoy J-otakus! Proof of which is the barrage of J events this year. One of which is…

Ang haba naman ng intro ko. Sige segue ko na dito:


What:Ozine Fest ’07
When:1st of April 2007
Where:SM Megatrade Hall 2
How much:Php 100.00
What to expect:
Anime Trivia
Art Contest (7 to 12 and 13 and above)
Cosplay Competition (Doujin Cosplay, Individual Cosplay, Group Cosplay)
Eating Contest (Azuma’s Bread, Chouji’s Potato Chips, Gohan’s Gohan, Naruto’s Ramen, Mirmo’s Chocolate, Ryoma’s Ponta Drinking)
Karaoke Contest
SD Gundam Kit Comp.
Speed Drawing Contest

Special loot bags will be given to the first 150 people to arrive at the venue. Numbers 151 and up will not go home empty-handed but will have to settle with something less.

You can buy pre-sold tickets (for a chance to win a Nintendo Wii console on their pre-sold ticket raffle) at :

Neutral Grounds Branches: Robinsons Galleria, Glorietta, SM Megamall (Inside Filbars), Alabang Town Center, V-Mall, Robinsons Place Manila, SM South Mall, SM Fairview

2nd floor Theater Mall in Greenhills, San Juan Metro Manila

3rd floor Shoppesville Plus Greenhills, San Juan Metro Manila

UP AME – UP Diliman

For more details please visit otakuzine-mag.com

Author: Flori

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  1. Glad you remembered us at Anime@Arki!

  2. No one would forget how the anime fans of UP first got venues to converge. Kudos to Anime@Arki!

  3. Of course! It is with no doubt that Anime@Arki’s pioneering work helped establish the anime community here in the Philippines, or at least in UP. 😀


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