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Iori Nomizu Live in Kuala Lumpur

UPDATED 21 October 2016 – added official image & audio show reel!!


2 months ago as I was looking if any date had been set for the reopening of the Lot 10 Isetan after it’s closing in 2015. Of course I’m excited to read that Isetan has inked an agreement with Cool Japan to help promote Japanese (Pop) Culture and in Malaysia the Lot 10 outlet will be transformed… But “date please! anyone?”. Then I read about the target date being October 2016… huhu Great news for us & our country!! MALAYSIA YEAH! “Everybody say YEAH!”

Anyways then later about 5 weeks ago, a little blue bird told me that there might be a seiyu coming down to KL for an event… again my reaction is “Everybody say YEAH!”. Whether it’s true or not… still “Everybody say YEAH!” haha Well there are different ‘little blue birds’, some are hopeful ones, some are disillusioned, some are mental and then there are the few who when they say ‘maybe’ or ‘might be’ it actually means = reliable sources are already at work in making it happen…51% of work is already done. Now these are the mostly the ONLY little blue birds in whom I would like to meet up, work with and whose words I will take heed of😀 Reliable people are HARD to find! God bless them more please! haha

Anyways the time has come to announce the event itself & will great excitement + anticipation … here it goes (according to the official info):


Popular Japanese Voice Actress & Singer, Iori Nomizu is coming to Kuala Lumpur as part of the grand opening celebration event for Isetan The Japan Store (at Lot 10) to share the story of voice acting industry and anime production! Fans will get to experience the voice acting training with Iori and be able to take photo together and get an autograph from Iori!

There will be total of 4 shows and it will be held on

29 & 30 October 2016
CUBE 4, 3rd Flr Isetan Lot 10, KL
2pm – 3:30pm & 4:30pm – 6pm.
Ticket RM150 per person.

For booking please PM Toybox Projects
or email tickets@toybox-projects.com

人気声優で歌手の野水伊織さんがクアラルンプールへ、伊勢丹 The Japan Storeのグランドオープニングイベントの催し物の一つとしていらっしゃいます。



#IoriNomizu #Iori #IsetanKualaLumpur #Isetan#TheJapanStore #Seiyu #AnimeEvent #Anime #ACG#ACGMalaysia #ACGKualaLumpur #AnimeFan #AinmeOtaku #Otaku #ToyboxProjects #野水伊織 #声優 #アニメ #DateALive #GUNDAMBUILDFIGHTERS #KantaiCollection #Kancolle


So Iori Nomizu is a star singer & seiyu from Japan who was born in Gunma & now resides in Hokkaido. Her most notable credits are Yoshino who is the main character from the anime Date A Live, Haruna the main character of the anime Is This A Zombie?, supporting characters in Heaven’s Lost Property (in which she started her career), Kantai Collection: Kancolle, Stein’s Gate and Last Exile: Fam The Silver Wing.

She has also contributed her singing talents to most of the series she has started in notably Date A Live, Heaven’s Lost Property, Is This A Zombie?, Kantai Collection: Kancolle and more. Gamers on the other hand might know her for being the Japanese voice of Cecilia A. Mercury in the hit fighting game series BlazBlue. She also appeared as a support in the Atelier games series – Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk and of course the Kancolle game.

Here is her ‘show reel’ as we call it! It’s basically just a sample of some of her works🙂 Can you spot which characters from which series she is playing?


For more detailed resource you can check out: Anime News Network, Wikipedia, MyAnimeList.

THE EVENT – So whats happening at this event?

  • Industry Introduction – there will be a short introduction on Japanese Anime Production and the Voice Acting Industry.

  • Practice & Practical – try voice acting, get tips from our guest and see how an expert does it.

  • Meet & Greet – photo and autograph session with the artiste.


About the Organiser

So basically KADOKAWA Contents Academy (KCA) belongs to the Japanese media conglomerate KADOKAWA, which in it’s group of subsidiaries include publishing (books,manga, magazines), film & visuals (anime, movies) and cross media (digital content, internet, mobile). KADOKAWA has recently become the new owner of Gempak Starz in Malaysia.

KCA aims to cultivate youngsters with the passion to be creators by offering education courses in all aspects of the Japanese creation expertise

Among the KCA courses available are Manga, Character design, Card game illustration, Light novel, 2D and 3D animation, Voice acting and so forth.

KCA has already opened in Taipei (Taiwan), Bangkok (Thailand) and will be looking forward to opening more education bases in Asia over the next few years.


5 New Things at Game Start Asia 2016 + Schedule

Only 2 days away till South East Asia gets the 3rd edition of the premiere gaming convention – GAME START ASIA!

We’ve seen some very exciting things in the past 2 years show but the most significant is the growth of the convention itself! Increased numbers of exhibitors, games, content, cosplay and visitors too! Last year about 17,000 people from 30 countries came to Game Start Asia & I’m expecting that number to increase!

Here are 5 new things we are excited for at Game Start 2016!

  1. XBOX will be there… showing a special preview of Gears of War 4! It’s great to have the other console giant GS2016. Also on showcase will be Forza Horizon 3 & Final Fantasy XV. Their presents also solidifies Game Start’s position as South East Asia’s premiere gaming event!
  2. PRO Tournaments – So you’re a good gamer? Then bring it!!  South East Asia Major (SEAM) will be hosted at Game Start Asia for the first time. Top players from around the world will be here to fight for coveted placements in Capcom Cup 2016 and ARC REVOLUTION CUP 2016. Overwatch Champions PRO Tournament – very freshly released but already ‘Over’played by players all over the world! What better to see who is the best than competing in the PRO tournament! First prize is S$2,000 + Blizzard Swag! 
  3. DoujinMa at Game Start 2016 – this year Singapore’s largest Doujin Market recorded it’s largest turn out in only it’s second outing! 13,000 so visitors to about 100 artistes from over 7 countries! What’s more exciting than DoujinMa? Doujin works of all our favourite video game characterssssss!! 
  4. Secretlab Grand Prix Chair Race – Yes, you read it right. It’s a chair race! But just any chair race… it’s a Secretlab (gaming… luxury) chair!! Nuff said!! 
  5. 3 Overseas Cosplay guest for the Game On! Cosplay Runway – Miu from Vietnam, Okageo from USA and Jade from Australia! 

#GameStartAsia #GameStart #GS2016 #XBOX #XBOXONE #SEAM2016

#DoujinMa #NeoTokyoProject #GearsofWar4 #MiuCosplayer #Okageo

Well there is certainly much more other things… but then you just gotta go check it out yourself!! By the way, the official schedule is also out, here is the text version:


1800hrs – GameStart Daily Lucky Draw
Stand to win prizes from Secretlab, ViewSonic, MSI, Armaggeddon, Seagate and Razer!



1100hrs – Secretlab Grand Prix
Test your skills in Secretlab’s very first chair race, fastest timing per day wins a Secretlab chair!

1230hrs – FunPlus: Valiant Force Hero Design Contest Prize-giving Ceremony
The Valiant Force Design Contest drew thousands of high quality submissions, and the winning designs will be awarded on stage.

1330hrs – Ubisoft Singapore: Artist’s Live Drawing Session
Watch some of the best game artists showcase their skills on Wacom tablets.

1400hrs – Panel: The Game Development Ecosystem – So You Wanna Make Games?
Get insights into game development from experts in Ubisoft Singapore, The Gentlebros, Daylight Studios and Digipen. Moderated by Sherwin Loh.

1500hrs – Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia: Michael Murray – Tekken 7
Come meet Michael and find out what Bandai Namco Entertainment has in store for Tekken 7

1600hrs – DMM Games: Yuta Hanazawa – Touken Ranbu – Online
Hanazawa-san will be here to showcase the online game that has taken Japan by storm, and meet fans.

1700hrs – Music Session with Az Samad
We are happy to welcome guitarist Az Samad, who will play a selection of well-loved songs from Studio Ghibli films and classic games like Chrono Trigger.

1730hrs – Music Session with Rika Lee
Rika will be performing songs from popular game franchises, including Final Fantasy and The Witcher.

1750hrs – GameStart Daily Lucky Draw
Stand to win prizes from Secretlab, ViewSonic, MSI, Armaggeddon, Seagate and Razer!

1800hrs – Dungeons & Dragons Session: “Game Devs vs Pathfinder – we call it research!”
Join the team for a fun session of storytelling and adventure – WITH HATS.



1100hrs – Secretlab Grand Prix
Test your skills in Secretlab’s very first chair race, fastest timing per day wins a Secretlab chair!

1300hrs – Gundam Cross War Singapore Championship Finals
The winner will go on to represent Singapore in the very first Gundam Cross War World Championship 2016!

1400hrs – Magic The Gathering: Planeswalker Showdown
Are you curious about one of the longest running card games, come watch this epic battle between two planeswalkers in this session by Greg Ogre Games.

1430hrs – Kinetiquettes – The Making of Alyse 3.0
Come learn more about the intricate process and work that went into bringing Alyse 3.0 to 3D, and behind every Kinetiquettes piece.

1500hrs – Game On! Cosplay Runway
See some of the best cosplay on show, winners will be picked by special guests Miu (Vietnam), Okageo (USA) and Lady Jaded (Australia).

1630hrs – Overwatch Champions Singapore, presented by MyRepublic Gamer, Grand Finals
Watch the top 2 teams battle it out on the big screen, who will bring home S$2,000 cash + swag.

1745hrs – GameStart Indie Awards Presentation
Vote for your favourite indie game at GameStart 2016 and help them win a trip to Taipei Game Show 2017!

1800hrs – GameStart Daily Lucky Draw
Stand to win prizes from Secretlab, ViewSonic, Armaggeddon, Seagate and Razer!

1815hrs – GameStart Championship Cup, presented by Xbox, Grand Finals
Grand Finals for the largest FIFA 17 tournament in Singapore!

Special Offer Japanese Artist audio CD Albums

UPDATED 5 October 2016 – Looks like the offer is still on … here’s what we’ve found at Speedy Video – Ikano Power Centre (IPC). #MikaNakashima #YoshidaBrothers #Piko


Hey friends & fans,

18 August 2016 – Was going by the usual rounds last month & walked into Speedy Video and saw that they were having (still having checked yesterday) a special offer price for Japanese Artist audio CDs! I think the highlight offer was more for the K-POP stuff… but the part I was only interested in the Japanese CDs section which is really …. really …. really few. All these offer stuff is going for RM31.90! Not particularly amazing price but if you’re a fan of getting the original CD of your favourite band then – EVERYBODY SAY YEAH!! –

Normally these Japanese artist albums range from RM60.90 – RM90 which is way out of my average budget. Even if you buy directly from Japan online… you’ll still have to cough up numbers like this. So with this latest offer price, it is very much welcomed! I hunted down many of the Speedy Video outlets because I’m such a SCANDAL fan and I wanted to see what I could get. So far these were my prized find! The SCANDAL Osaka Jo Hall 2013 concert DVD is such a bonus! I didn’t know they even brought them in. Again – EVERYBODY SAY YEAH!! –

Here are some other nice finds that you all might like:

  • Eir Aoi – Aube (1 Utama & Leisure Mall)
  • Haku – Wonderland (1 Utama)
  • Kalafina – Consolation / The Best “Red” (1 Utama)
  • Scandal – Queen are Trumps (1 Utama & a few others) / Encore Show (only 1 at 1 Utama)
  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (can’t remember which one) (Leisure Mall)
  • Ikamono-gakari – Baradon / Newtral / Hajimari no Uta / Members Best Selection (Leisure Mall)
  • Angela Aki – Blue (Mid Valley, Great Eastern Mall)
  • Yui (can’t remember which one) (Leisure Mall)

Happy hunting!

#Jpop #JRock #JapaneseMusic #SpeedyVideo #Scandalband #Scandal #EirAoi #Haku #Kalafina #KraryPamyuPamyu #Ikamonogakari #AngelaAki #Yui #QueensAreTrumps #EncoreShow #EverybodySayYeah #CosplayFunMY

@scandal_band @scandal_haruna @scandal_mami @scandal_tomomi @scandal_rina

Batman v Superman Run – Malaysia (Race Kit Collection)

Here are the scenes from this past weekend which was the official collection date of the Batman v Superman Run Malaysia it was pretty exciting as I got to see the hype & anticipation for this event when the participants came pouring in over 2 days to pick up their goodies! This is the first official DC Comics run event in the Klang Valley. Last year the folks in Penang got the first with the Justice League Run Penang.

We are expecting about 3,000 – 4,000 runners this Sunday and I think that is certainly an impressive number out. Much love for #TeamBatman and#TeamSuperman…. though secretly the Captain is for #TeamWonderWoman!

All are invited to the festival area which is located at Padang Merbok from 6am – 10am. I expect the merchandise to be on sale there too.

This event is organised by Pink Apple Events.

#BatmanVSuperman #Batman #Superman #WonderWoman#BatmanVSupermanRun #Malaysia #DCcomics #PinkAppleEvents 

SONY introduces the NEW PS4, PS4 Pro and other peripherals – 2016

Last month a so-called leak image of the new PS4 was in found circulating on social media. Friend of ours Mr. Solomon Freemen just bought a PS4 in Japan and to his dismay this leaked image got released. That’s a really sucky feeling but it happens to us console gamers from time to time. But a PS4 is still a PS4 and coming from the Captain, who doesn’t have a PS4, it doesn’t matter either version as long as he can play Star Wars: BattleFront in all it’s glory!! haha

Anyways, at the Playstation Asia Conference concluding yesterday, we members of the press have got the official news, specs, prices and…. the official images of the new line. Lo and behold, the leaked image has proven to be legit…. it was an image of the actual product.

So here it is, the new line up fresh hot… ‘panas panas’ for you all. Here is the summary:

  1. New Slimmer & Lighter PS4 – to be launched mid October 2016 (Malaysia) suggested retail – RM1,349
  2. New PS4 Pro (aka PS4K which we like to call it) – availability in Malaysia to be announced suggested retail – RM1,799
  3. New Wireless Controller, PS Camera & Vertical stand! – available from mid October 2016 (Malaysia) suggested retail RM209, RM229, RM119 respectively.

And here are the 3 official press release from Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) with specs! Enjoy and keep gaming!!

Check out all the official images here at our Facebook page: PS4 Slim, PS4 Pro, Peripherals

#Playstation #Playstation4 #PS4 #PS4Pro #PS4Slim #SonyPlaystation #StarWarsBattlefront

Am looking forward to a very exciting trip to @GameStartAsia 2016, Game Start 2016 #GameStart2016


Malaysia, 8th September, 2016 – Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES) today announced that a new slimmer and lighter PlayStation®4 (PS4™) (CUH-2000 series) computer entertainment system with a 500GB HDD will become available in Malaysia starting from Mid-October 2016 at suggested retail price (SRP) of MYR1,349*1

The internal architecture of the new PS4 system has been revamped, reducing its volume by more than 30% compared to the previous models and reducing its weight by 25% and 16% compared to the first (CUH-1000 series) and current  (CUH-1200 series) models respectively. Also, the new PS4 system is more energy efficient, as the power consumption has been cut by more than 34% and 28% compared to the very first and current models.

Comparison between the original PS4, the new PS4 Slim & the PS4 Pro

The form factor of the new system inherits the slanted body design of the previous models, with the foreside and backside of its body slightly angled. The corners are trimmed and curved, giving it a softer impression that would appeal to a wider range of audience.  The new simple look, with gloss finished PS family mark designed on the center of the top surface, will fit perfectly wherever it is placed.

Comparison between the original PS4, the new PS4 Slim & the PS4 Pro

Furthermore, looking ahead to the future of imaging technology, all PS4 systems including the new slimmer model and PlayStation®4 Pro will support HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging technology*4, which enables the reproduction of brightness and darkness while realizing a much wider range of colors. Users who own an HDR-compatible TV will be able to enjoy supported games and other entertainment content with visuals that are more realistic, strikingly vivid and truer to the way the human eye sees the real world.

Approaching its third year since launch, PS4’s games portfolio is stronger than ever, and will continue to expand with highly anticipated titles from third-party developers and publishers as well as from SIE Worldwide Studios such as FINAL FANTASY XV (SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.), Gravity Rush 2, Horizon Zero Dawn (SIE WWS), Ryu Ga Gotoku 6 Inochi no Uta.(SEGA Games Co., Ltd.), The Last Guardian (SIE WWS), Thumper (Drool).

Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Singapore Branch (SIES) announced today at “2016 PlayStation® Asia Conference” that PlayStation® 4 Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare Bundle Pack will be available in Malaysia at SRP MYR1,649 from 04th November 2016. The bundle includes one 500GB PlayStation®4 System (Jet Black, CUH-2006AB01), one copy of PlayStation® Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition and one voucher card of PlayStation®Plus 12-month Subscription.

SIE is focused on expanding PS4’s ecosystem by introducing new system features like HDR, launching high quality exclusive PlayStation games, pushing innovation in gaming through PlayStation®VR, and building online services offered on PlayStationTMNetwork.


<PlayStation®4 (CUH-2000 series)>

*1 The price of PS4 with 1TB HDD is MYR1,499.

*2 All PS4 will support HDR by the upcoming system software update.

*3 Title line-up differs by regions.

*4 The hard disk drive contains space that is available for users and space that is reserved for the system, therefore the actual space that is free for users is smaller than the total space stated in the document.


<Specifications of PlayStation® 4 Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare Bundle Pack>

Product Name PlayStation® 4 Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare  Bundle Pack
Release Date 04th November, 2016
SRP MYR1,649
Included –            500GB PlayStation®4 System (Jet Black) x 1 (CUH-2006AB01)

– PlayStation® Call of Duty : Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition x 1

– PlayStation®Plus 12-month Subscription Voucher Card x 1

– PlayStation®4 One-Year Extended Warranty Service Voucher Card x 1

© 2016 Activision Publishing, Inc. ACTIVISION, CALL OF DUTY, and CALL OF DUTY INFINITE WARFARE are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc.


Malaysia, 8th September 2016 – Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited  Singapore Branch (SIES) today announced the introduction of PlayStation®4 Pro (PS4®Pro) (CUH-7000 series) computer entertainment system, which delivers enhanced experiences through improved image processing capability and support for 4K quality images*1. PS4 Pro will be priced at MYR1,799 and its availability in the Malaysia will be announced at later date. This marks the first time ever in the history of PlayStation® that a higher-end system will be introduced in the middle of the platform’s lifecycle. PS4 Pro will complement the standard PS4, including the slimmer and lighter model also announced today.

By boosting the performance and capability of the system architecture including the CPU and GPU, PS4 Pro allows games to deliver graphics with far more detail and unprecedented visual precision. Users with 4K TVs will be able to enjoy all PS4 titles in higher quality, such as 4K quality*1 resolution and faster or more stable frame rates. In addition, PS4 Pro supports 4K video playback to deliver 4K streaming video services such as Netflix and YouTube.

HDTV owners will also be able to enjoy the enhanced gameplay experiences on PS4 Pro, as the system delivers 1080p resolution for all PS4 games and higher or more stable frame rates for some supported titles.

Furthermore, looking ahead to the future of imaging technology, all PS4 systems including PS4 Pro will support HDR imaging technology*3, which enables the reproduction of brightness and darkness while realizing a much wider range of colors. Users who own an HDR-compatible TV will be able to enjoy supported games and other entertainment content with visuals that are more realistic, strikingly vivid and truer to the way the human eye sees the real world.

“Today marks an exciting new milestone for PlayStation as we unveiled the high-end PS4 Pro in the midst of the console lifecycle, catering to gamers who are looking for a heightened PS4 experience,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “By accelerating the innovation cadence at PlayStation, we’re introducing choice in the marketplace, enabling gamers to choose the PS4 model that meets their needs. Ultimately, with titles that leverage the potential of PS4 Pro – plus PlayStation VR launching soon – all PS4 owners continue to benefit from having the best place to play.”

The form factor of the new system inherits the slanted body design of the previous models and the body design consists of three layers of blocks, symbolizing the powerful presence of the PS4 Pro and its solid feel, with mirror finished PlayStation family mark emblazoned at the center of its top surface. PS4 Pro also comes with an additional USB port in the rear in addition to two USB ports in the front for connecting additional devices including the PlayStation®VR virtual reality system.

The hard disk drive capacity of the PS4 Pro is 1TB*3 to accommodate more games, demos, download contents and favorite gameplay videos.

Every PS4 game title, including those already available and those launching in the future, will run on all PS4 including PS4 Pro. Furthermore, all the PS4 system employs the same user interface and shares the same online community for multiplayer gaming and network services.

SIE will announce details of PS4 Pro with its robust lineup of games from 3rd party developers and publishers as well as from SIE WWS towards its launch and will continue to further enhance the entire PlayStation ecosystem.


< PlayStation®4 Pro (CUH-7000 series)>


*1 Outputted by graphic rendering or up-scaled.

*2 Supported through system software update.

*3 The hard disk drive contains space that is available for users and space that is reserved for the system, therefore the actual space that is free for users is smaller than the total space stated in the document.


Malaysia, 8th September 2016 – Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited (Singapore Branch) (SIES) today announced new peripherals for PlayStation®4*1(PS4™), including a new Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®4), a new PlayStation®Camera, as well as a vertical stand specifically designed for the new slimmer PS4™ and the PlayStation®4 Pro (PS4®Pro) systems – all will become available in Malaysia this holiday season.

New Wireless Controller for PlayStation®4 (CUH-ZCT2 series)

Magma Red

Wave Blue

The new Wireless Controller for PS4 (DUALSHOCK®4) allows the light from the light bar to emit on the touch pad, making a new luminous line in the same color as that of the light bar.  This provides gamers with visual information, such as which character they control or health status, at a glance for more intuitive gameplay.  Furthermore, the new DUALSHOCK®4 supports USB communication*2 in addition to the currently available Bluethooth® communication, allowing users to have control also via cable.  The new DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller will be available at suggested retail price (SRP) of MYR209 from mid-October 2016.

< Wireless Controller for PlayStation®4 (DUALSHOCK®4)>

*Design and Specifications are subject to change without notice.

New PlayStation®Camera (CUH-ZEY2)

The redesigned PlayStation®Camera (PS Camera)*2 inherits all the features available on the current model, including PlayStation VR (PS VR) support*3, and features a new compact cylindrical form.  PS Camera includes a stand allowing users to easily adjust the angle of the PS Camera and set it up in their preferred location, such as on top of their TV or entertainment center. The new PS Camera will be available at a SRP of MYR229 from mid-October 2016.



*Design and Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Vertical Stand (CUH-ZST2)

The vertical stand is specifically designed for the new slimmer PS4 and PS4 Pro*4.  To bring out the best of both system designs, the stand was made with translucent material to resemble the “shadow” of the system when set vertically.  Two different attachments are bundled so users can mount either the slimmer PS4 or PS4 Pro with ease. The new vertical stand will be available at a SRP of MYR119 from mid-October 2016.

Through the introduction of attractive new peripherals, SIE will continuously enhance the PS4 ecosystem and vigorously promote the expansion of its business.

<Vertical Stand >

*Design and Specifications are subject to change without notice.

*1 The new DUALSHOCK®4 and the PS Camera support all PS4 systems.

*2 When using the new DUALSHOCK®4 and PS Camera, please make sure to install the latest system software update.

*3 PS VR is a unique VR system that combines with PS4 and PlayStation®Camera to enable players to enjoy a variety of virtual reality content.

*4 The existing vertical stand cannot mount new slimmer PS4 and PS4 Pro.


Japanese Film Festival 2016

Hey everyone, it’s that time of the year again! And as September is here… it means it’s time for the Japanese Film Festival organised by The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur & GSCMOVIES. Once again folks in the Klang Valley, Penang, Kuching & Kota Kinabalu can enjoy some of Japans best movies, in the cinema. Thanks to the Mitsubishi Corporation & JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL). Have a good one everyone!

Klang Valley
8 – 14 Sept
GSC Mid Valley, GSC 1 Utama, GSC Pavilion, GSG NU Sentral

15 – 18 Sept
GSC Gurney Plaza

Sarawak, Kuching
22 – 25 Sept
GSC Cineplex, CityOne Megamall

Sabah, Kota Kinabalu
29 Sept – 2 Oct
GSC Suria Sabah

For more info, movie synopsis and also some free tickets, please go to: http://www.jfkl.org.my/events/jff-2016

#JapaneseFilmFestival #Malaysia #JFKL #JapanFoundationKL

#GSC #GoldenScreenCinemas #MitsubishiCorporation #JapanAirlines

Event List 2016

Hi Everyone! Welcome to 2016!!

Thank you for the 94,000+ visit to our little blog. The flag counter on the right is now 30 months old has continued to be a good monitor to see where you folks are from. Even more to gauge the number of new first time visitors here. Cosplay-Fun was created to support & promote cosplay in Malaysia first… and I’m very glad hasn’t stopped there in just Malaysia. The is now our 6th year & with the exponential growth in number of cosplayers… I think about 60% of cosplayers will even remember who The Captain cosplayed let alone who The Captain is. Ironically, 2016 will officially mark my 10th year in the cosplay community! allen cosplay

Anyways, starting & running this effort was never about becoming famous… or popular or even rich! It was about encouraging a passionate, positive & often misunderstood culture of cosplay. And when I mean cosplay I want to include everyone… from the guy with a life-presever + cap… posing like he is ‘out-of-time’ (Marty McFly), to the girl in an orange skirt + turtle neck sweater & black frame glasses (Velma from Scooby Doo) to the Mikasa (AoT), Miku, Luffy, Naruto, Mecha – the anime folks!

With this heart in mind Cosplay-Fun has delved into many facets of the community & scene. By far, our most exciting but challenging tasks was strifing to do what has not been done before example being the First Ever Cosplay Contingent to march in the Hari Wilayah Parade! Gathering the largest number of Batman & Gotham City villains at an official DC event etc. But on the other hand we also paid the price for attempting such things. The greatest contention comes from the very community you are helping! How typical?

Anyways, enough of the struggles, battles & travel tales of Obi Wan Kenobi – it’s time for Old Hermit Ben haha here is the new spiffy event list for 2015. It looks kind of short now but believe me there will be much added to the list. #MalaysiaACGEventsList2016 #EventsList2016 #CosplayEvents2016 #MalaysiaCosplay2016 #PopCultureEvents

Please come back to this page to check as the list will be updated from time to time & the link might change🙂 Please support & ‘LIKE’ our FB page to get more frequent updates.

As usual the events listed in GREY are NOT YET CONFIRMED or TO BE ANNOUNCED but we are hoping they will have them again this year🙂 Do feel free to contact us [cosplayfun.my@gmail.com] if you would like your event to be listed or unlisted. We want to give the community something to look forward too🙂


– The Captain –


Game Plan 2016 – Game Anime Expo
22 – 23 October
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College

RAGE (Radical Anime Games Expo) 2016
22 – 23 October 
The Shore Shopping Gallery, MELAKA

Iori Nomizu Voice Actor Event
29 – 30 October 2016
CUBE 4, 3rd Flr Isetan Lot 10, KL
2pm – 3:30pm & 4:30pm – 6pm.
Ticket RM150 per person.

Outpost 10th Anniversary Halloween Celebration
29 October 2016
The Shire Cafe

Cosmart 2016
29 – 30 October
Level 5, Sunway Putra Mall

吉隆坡漫畫週 Kl Comic Week 2016
3 – 6 Nov
Sungei Wang Plaza, KL

Dreams & Imagination: Final Fantasy Tribute Concert
with Nathan and Joelle
5 November 2016
Auditorium, Wisma Bentley
@3.30pm: http://peatix.com/event/203300
@8.00pm: http://peatix.com/event/203304

Ultraman Returns: Revenge of the Baltans
5 Nov 2016 – 2 January 2017
Genting International Showroom, Resorts World Genting
Tickets from RM58

JCos Cosplay Party 2016
November TBA
Plaza Sentosa, Taman Sentosa JOHOR BAHRU

GUNPLA Expo 2016
Gunpla Builders World Championship Malaysia
Ikano Power Centre (IPC)

J-Fest 2016
12 November 2016
9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Foyer Engineering UiTM Shah Alam

COS Cosplay Competition 2016
13 November
IJM Land SEREMBAN 2, Negeri Sembilan

XPAX Fantasy Fest 2016
10am – 10pm
StarXpo Centre, Kenanga Wholesale City, KL

Pokemon Sun & Moon Official Launch – MALAYSIA
19 – 20 November
KDU Damansara Jaya Campus

CRE.aRT Expo 2016
20 November
Evolve Concept Mall

AFA Singapore 2016 (AFA SG)
25 – 27 November
SUNTEC International Convention & Exhibition Centre
Site: http://www.animefestival.asia

Big Bad Wolf Sale 2016
9 – 19 December
Mines International Convention Centre (MIECC)

HobbyCon X 2016
10 – 11 December
10am – 8pm
Likas Sports Complex, Kota Kinabalu

EOY Cosplay Festival 2016
10 – 11 December
Marina Barrage, SINGAPORE

KL Sci-Fi Convention 2016
December TBA
KL Library, Dataran Merdeka

Comic Fiesta 2016
17 – 18 December
Dewan Tun Razak 1 & 2, (PWTC)
Reminiscing AFAMY but it’s not!


================PAST EVENTS===============

Animation Comics Cosplay Carnival (AC3)
3 Jan 2016
Ipoh Chinese Chinwoo Athletic Association, PERAK

Malaysia Lolita Club Januray meet
9 Jan
TWG Tea, Pavilion KL

Eir Aoi – Rock The World! World Tour 2016
9 Jan 2016
The Coliseum, Hard Rock Resort Hotel, SINGAPORE
Tickets: http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/eir1015
Link: http://www.japanmusicfestival.asia/eiraoi2015/

Japanese Cultural Night
14 Jan 2016
MMU Cyberjaya

ACG Fiesta 2016 (Anime Comic Games Fiesta)
23 – 24 January
10am – 5pm
UTAR Sungai Long Campus

One Ok Rock “35xxxv” Asia Tour 2016 – SINGAPORE
23 January
Fort Canning Park

TouCon 2016
30 Jan
11am – 6pm
MMU Cyberjaya

Deadpool Ultimate Comic Party
10 February
GSC Tropicana City Mall

CICAF Malaysia 2016
by Sawachi Entertainment
Feb 2016

Street Fighter V – Malaysia Launch (Midnight)
MONDAY – 15 February 2016
7pm – 1am
APW, 29 Jalan Riong BANGSAR

Season4Otaku 2016
20 – 21 Feb
10am – 6pm
Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (Uni Razak), KL

A New World: Kuala Lumpur
21 Feb 2016
Dewan Filharmonik Pertronas KL

Video Games Live in Kuala Lumpur 2016
27 February
Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur

UNMC Bunkasai 2016 (University of Nottingham Malaysia)
5 March 2016
11am – 5pm
Main Auditorium


Universal Cosplay Convention 2016 (UCC)
5 – 6 March
10am – 11pm
The Place @One City

Pekan Kartun 3
5 – 6 March 2016
9am – 7pm
Ipoh, Perak

Sword Summit 2016
6 March
10am – 5pm

One Piece Run Singapore 2016
6 March
Kallang Practice Track

Batman v Superman (EPIC) Movie Event
Cosplay Competition+ Comic
10 – 27 March
Kuala Lumpur
Coscom – https://www.facebook.com/events/911124345669637/

Festival of Animation & Games (FANG) 2016
11 – 12 March
ASWARA – Akademi Seni, Budaya dan Warisan

Penang Yosakoi Parade & Carnival
12 March 2016
Esplanade, Padang Kota Lama – PENANG

Spring Cosplay Festival 2016 (Cosplay Invasion)
12 – 13 March
11am – 7pm
Penang Times Square

Kuantan Coswalk 2016
13 March
11am – 6pm
Kuantan Parade

Geek Con Malaysia
19 – 20 March
10am – 6pm
Main Auditorium, KDU Uni / College Utropolis, Glenmarie

Animax Carnival Malaysia 2016
26 – 27 March
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre
Link: http://www.animax-asia.com/acmy2016

U’s Final Love Live! – Concert Live Telecast
31 March & 1 April
Doors Open: 2pm
Concert: 3pm

Batman V Superman Fan Event by DC Comic Fan Club Asia
9 April 2016
Borders Book Store, The Curve
10am – 6pm

Batman v Superman Experience
Movie Event Promotion
9 April – 2 May

Collectors Toy Fair KL 3 (CTFKL)
23 April 2016
10am – 6pm
Dewan Perdana Keramat Mall, KL

J-Obsession 2016 by Cathay
29 April – 1 May

Baozi & Hana Fan Meeting Malaysia 2016
30 April
Fahrenheit 88, Kuala Lumpur
Ticket: RM 60 per person

Star Wars Day Malaysia 2016
30 April – 1 May
The School, Jaya One

Dollfest Malaysia 2016
1 May
Makespace@Quill City Mall

Doujinma 2016 (Doujin Market SINGAPORE) by The Neo Tokyo Project
7 – 8 May
Lv 2: The Cresent, SUNTEC Convention & Exhibition Centre

Uncharted 4 Road Show 2016
9 – 15 May
Midnight Launch – Monday, 9 May
LG2, Sunway Pyramid

GamePlan 2016 Launch
MSI Dragon Cup x Cosplay Drafting Session
14 – 15 May
Plaza Low Yat

Anifest 2016
20 – 22 May 
The Summit USJ, Subang

Super Japan Matsuri (SINGAPORE)
20 May = 5pm – 10pm
21 – 22 May = 3pm – 10pm
Esplanade – Theatre on the Bay, Singapore

Penang Anime Matsuri 2016
21 – 22 May
Dewan Sri Pinang & Esplanade Park

ARCON (formerly MOEPA) 2016
28 – 29 May
Penang Times Square

Comic Art Festival Kuala Lumpur 3
28 – 29 May
Makespace, Quill City Mall

Overwatch Launch Weekend (Singapore)
28 – 29 May
3pm – 9pm
Capitol Theatre

C2AGE (by HELP University) on hiatus – will return in 2017
June 2016 TBA
HELP International School (HIS), Subang Bestari

Potted Potter – A (Harry Potter) Parody Comedy Play
2 – 5 June 2016
KLPAC (KL Performing Arts Centre)
Show# 1, 2 June 2016 (Thu) @ 8:30pm
Show# 2, 3 June 2016 (Fri) @ 8:30pm
Show# 3, 4 June 2016 (Sat) @ 2:30pm
Show# 4, 4 June 2016 (Sat) @ 5:30pm
Show# 5, 4 June 2016 (Sat) @ 8:30pm
Show# 6, 5 June 2016 (Sun) @ 11am
Show# 7, 5 June 2016 (Sun) @ 2:30pm
Show# 8, 5 June 2016 (Sun) @ 5:30pm

Visual Arts Expo 2016
3 – 5 June
Starxpo Centre, Expo Hall, Kenanga Wholesale City Fashion Mall

4 June
The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore

FUNAN Digital Life Mall Anime Matsuri (SINGAPORE)
6 – 12 June 2016
Funan Digital Life Mall, SG

Kunamoto Boleh! Pray for Kunamoto (Malaysia)
11 – 12 June
The Square, Publika

Dino Charge Power Rangers Live Show in Genting 2016
28 May – 26 June
Resorts World Genting

18 June 2016
11 am
Makespace, Quill City Mall

ACT – Malaysia ACG Charity Event by Gundam Toy Store
26 June
Evolve Concept Mall

Moe Matsuri 2016
2 – 3 July
MakeSpace Quill City Mall

Cosfest XV – Reborn
2 – 3 July 2016 
D’Marquee, Downtown East, Pasir Ris

Plaza Sentosa – Cosplay Time! by JCos Club
9 – 10 July
Plaza Sentosa,JOHOR BAHRU

9 – 10 July
Singapore Expo Hall 7

16 – 17 July
Anime Merchandise Fair: 13 – 24 July
Concourse, Sungei Wang Plaza

Bon Odori 2016 PENANG
16 July 
6pm – 11pm
Esplanade, PENANG
LINK: http://www.visitpenang.gov.my/portal3/

Malaysia Cosplay Show by SG Cosplay Club
16 July 2016
Main Entrance, Pavilion KL (OUTDOOR)

Bon Odori 2016 (by Japan Club KL)
23 July 2016
4:30pm – 9:30pm
Kompleks Sukan Negara, Shah Alam, Seksyen 21
(formerly Matsushita Sports Complex)

AniXcom 2016 by Berjaya University College of Hospitality
24 July
10am – 6pm
11th Flr, Berjaya Times Square
Ticket: RM20

Anime & Cosplay Expo 2016 (ACE)
30 – 31 July
HELP College of Arts & Technology (CAT) Campus

Malaysia Hobby Expo 2016
30 – 31 July
MAEPS, Serdang

World Cosplay Summit FINALS 2016
August TBA
Aichi Arts Centre, NAGOYA, JAPAN

Nijikai 2016
August TBA
Pearl International Hotel

Malaysia Lolita Club 10th Anniversary
13 August – Tea Party with Rin Rin Doll
33 Blue Room, Petaling Jaya
14 August – Day Trip with Rin Rin Doll
Colmar Tropicale @Bukit Tinggi (Paris Village)

Cosplay Corner 2016 x 3DS Corner 2016 x Pokemon Go Launch 
13 – 14 August
10am – 6pm
KDU College Damansara Jaya Campus
Entrance Fee: RM10 per day

AFA Thailand 2016 (AFA TH)
19 – 21 August
Siam Paragon

International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS) – hiatus for 2016
August 2016 TBA
11am – 8pm
*SCAPE: The Warehouse
Link: https://www.facebook.com/ICD.SG

27 – 28 August 
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre

Comic Fiesta Mini 2016
3 – 4 September
Straits Quay Convention Centre

Cospar 5 – 2016
10 – 11 September
11am – 7pm
Penang Times Square

10 – 11 Sept 2016
Level B2, Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Hall E & F)

AFA Indonesia 2016 (AFA ID)
16 – 18 September
Jakarta International Expo

Wrestle Con VI 2016
17 Sept
10am – 7pm
Chin Woo Stadium, KL

Bon Odori 2016 PUBLIKA
17 September 
5pm – 10pm
The Square, Publika

Batman Day 2016 by Batcave Malaysia
17 Sept
2pm – 8pm
Comic Corner, Damansara Jaya

Batman V Superman Run 2016 –5KM / 10KM
18 September
Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur

JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 by Japan Foundation KL
Klang Valley
8 – 14 Sept
GSC Mid Valley, GSC 1Utama, GSC Pavilion KL, GSC NU Sentral

15 – 18 Sept
GSC Gurney Plaza

Sarawak, Kuching
22 – 25 Sept
GSC Cineplex, CityOne Megamall

Sabah, Kota Kinabalu
29 Sept – 2 Oct
GSC Suria Sabah

http://www.jfkl.org.my/events/jff-2016 OR https://www.facebook.com/theJapanFoundationKL

Cosfair 2016
24 – 25 September
10am – 6pm
Elove Concept Mall

Carmina in Nocte (Cosplay Ball)
24 Sept 2016
Sunway University College

Batman Day 2016 by Shiok Toys
The Masks of Batman (Prime 1 Studios)
24 Sept
11am – 6pm

24 – 25 September
5 & 6 Flr, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall

Dattebayo Naruto Only 2016
1 Oct
11am – 6pm
HELP College of Arts & Technology

CXM (Collection Exhibition Miri), SARAWAK
8 – 9 October 2016
Bintang Megamall Shopping Complex, Miri

Costime! at AEON Tebrau (JOHOR)
8 – 9 Oct 2016
AEON Mall Tebrau City

7 – 9 October 
10.00am to 8.00pm
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 401 & 402
LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/960580097363341/

MGACE 2016
15 – 16 October
Makespace, Quill City Mall

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