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AFA and GameStart UNITE!

AFA x GSIt’s an announcement of SUPERHERO proportions!! Just days after I wrote a short piece about the 3 events, that I go to Singapore to get a professionally organised event experience that is well themed and immersive – GameStart 2018 Announcement – and now comes this major announcement!

The two organisers of South East Asia’s PREMIERE Anime event and Gaming event are joining forces!!

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) – it’s called “Avengers Assemble”!

In the DC Expanded Universe (DCEU) – Come together! – “Unite the League!”

In the DC TV Universe – it’s call “Team Up”.

In the official press release below – Anime Festival Asia organisers, SOZO and GameStart Asia organisers, Eliphant will move into a ALL-NEW strategic alliance, partnership and a spiffy new office in Paya Lebar iPark in Singapore.

Can you imagine what they now can achieve with their “powers combined”? (*Captain Planet reference* haha) The regions Best of Japanese Pop Culture + The Best of Gaming beefing up each others events… into new / newer territories? #OHMY

We can’t stop imagining so we’ll just leave it be till official announcements are released! Till then this is the official press release! -The Captain-


SINGAPORE, 1 MARCH 2018: The producers of Anime Festival Asia and GameStart Asia team up to further develop ACG (Anime, Cosplay, Gaming) contents in SE Asia.
Organisers expect new expansion of events in Asia together
Singapore, 28 February 2017 – SOZO, organiser of Southeast Asia’s largest Japanese pop culture event Anime Festival Asia (AFA), and Eliphant, organiser of Southeast Asia’s premier gaming convention GameStart, have announced that both entities will form a strategic alliance to further strengthen existing events, and to create and develop new events in Asia.

The SOZO and Eliphant alliance aims to be the first step to roll out an integrated support system to further strengthen the community. By leveraging their strengths as IP innovators and event trailblazers, SOZO and Eliphant hope to provide new and inspiring ways for fans to enjoy their hobbies in gaming, animation and beyond.

With the support of SOZO, who has already established their presence in Indonesia, 2018 will mark the very first regional expansion of GameStart as they launch their very first: GameStart Indonesia. AFA will continue hosting its key events in both Indonesia and Singapore and hope to introduce more gaming content as part of their content offerings.

“Southeast Asia emerges as one of the fastest growing markets for gaming and content, we recognised that both AFA and GameStart audiences have diverse interests in both gaming and anime. With our partnership, we hope to work closely to bring even more exhilarating content and holistic experiences to both fanbases across the regions,” said Shawn Chin, Managing Director of SOZO and founder of Anime Festival Asia.

“We are extremely excited to be able to bring our event to various regions, with the support of our partners. We are determined to support the regional gaming industry, especially in esports and game development. We are positive that our partnership will provide more events and enable us to bring awesome content to both gamers and anime fans, ” said Elicia Lee, founder of GameStart Asia and CEO of Eliphant Pte Ltd.

As of 1st March 2018, both SOZO and Eliphant have moved to a new office premise together to further strengthen their alliance. Organisers expect an exciting year ahead and look forward to announcing more about 2018 calendar of events in the upcoming weeks.


About AFA – Anime Festival Asia (​animefestival.asia​)

AFA is a specialised business unit of SOZO. Started in 2008, AFA is the largest and most followed J-pop culture event in Southeast Asia. AFA has become a household name to J-Pop Culture lovers in the Southeast Asia region and is the leading and most effective content delivery platform, centring around allthings Japanese Pop Culture. In 2017, AFA partnered SOTSU to create C3AFA and has brought the event to Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

C3AFA 2017 Visitor Tracking:
Singapore: 96,000
Thailand: 30,000
Indonesia: 50,080
Japan: 100,000
Hong Kong: 200,000

About SOZO (​sozo.sg​)
Tapping on Japan’s diverse wealth of entertainment content, SOZO has positioned itself to be the ‘bridge’, connecting Japan to South East Asia – by showcasing quality concerts, engaging retail experiences and creating meaningful online engagement to audiences and businesses across South East Asia.

Established in 2009, SOZO entertainment platforms include Anime Festival Asia, I Love Anisong, Japan Music Festival, and Anisong Fantasy Live. Previous projects by SOZO includes solo concerts for J-Pop artistes such as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, May’n, SCANDAL, LiSA, and RADWIMPS, as well as festivals including Funan Anime Matsuri, Penang Anime Matsuri, and Creators Super Fest Jakarta.

SOZO is a Sony Music Japan group company.

About GameStart Asia (​gamestart.asia​)

GameStart is Southeast Asia’s premier gaming convention and Eliphant’s flagship event. Organised by industry veterans who are themselves gamers, GameStart seeks to bring the latest and greatest games across all genres and platforms – from PC, console and mobile to VR and tabletop – to audiences in Asia. GameStart Asia welcomed over 24,000 visitors from Singapore and the region in 2017.

About Eliphant (​eliphant.co​)
Eliphant is the organiser of GameStart Asia, Southeast Asia’s premier gaming convention, and since inception in 2014, has expanded its scope and operations to include its esports and live production arm, BEast of the East, SEA Major, one of the largest fighting game tournaments in Asia, and talent management agency VERSUS Talent.The company continues to play an active role in growing and supporting the gaming industry across multiple genres, including game development, knowledge-sharing, marketing, esports,
community building and event management.

Eliphant is the official organiser for the Capcom Pro Tour in Asia Pacific.

#Eliphant #Sozo #GameStartAsia #AFA #AFASG #AnimeFestivalAsia #C3AFA #PopCultureFunMY #TheCaptain #CosplayFunMY #SonyMusicJapan #SOTSU #Singapore #Indonesia #Malaysia #Thailand


GameStart 2018 Date Announced, Expansion Into Indonesia

Original article here: GameStart 2018 Date Announced, Expansion Into Indonesia.

Travels of A Captain
Most of you may know that I only travel abroad to 2 events and only events in Singapore. Reasons being:

a) Because I can’t get this kind of event experience (immersive) here in Malaysia.
b) Because I can’t get this kind of event experience – professionally organised & run.
c) Because of financial constraints (coz I have to pay for all my own expenses).

And what events in Singapore might you ask? Singapore, Toys, Games and Comic Convention (STGCC), GameStart Asia and occasionally Anime Festival Asia. It’s very straight forward:
a) STGCC – The current & international comic (not manga) artist guest.
b) GameStart – VIDEO GAMES… the betas, demos, simulators, VR
c) AFA – the one stop Japan Pop Culture Experience.

Fan, Friend, Follower
Now I have been following GameStart since it’s debut in 2014 and there fore it is one of the events that really close to my heart because of it’s content, the organising team and the fact that you grow together with it.

And with that, it brings me great excitement to announce that South East Asia’s PREMIERE Gaming event is back and is extending it’s reach to Indonesia too! GAMER FANS in INDONESIA… HOLLER!! It’s gonna be fun guys. I am so excited for you all!


Last year GameStart started adding an event theme which made evident in their logo style. Last years theme was ‘Cyber Punk’… which I wondered if it had anything to do with the LONG AWAITED movie sequel release – BLADE RUNNER 2049? Apparently its just coincidental hehe Can you all guest what’s this year theme?

============ Official Press Release ============

SINGAPORE: Eliphant, the organiser of Singapore’s largest gaming convention, GameStart Asia, is pleased to announce the date and venue for the 5th edition of the event, which welcomed 24,000 gamers and esports enthusiasts in 2017.

Visitors can look forward to a weekend of fun and games across multiple platforms, from PC to mobile, console and tabletop, which saw big success and positive feedback. Esports, cosplay and Founders Base, which provides discounted booths for startups, artists and indie developers to showcase their products, will continue to be a staple of the event.
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SEA Major, the top fighting game tournament in Southeast Asia, will also return to GameStart, with a game line up that includes Street Fighter V and Tekken 7, and more titles will be announced in the coming months at www.beastapac.com
We are also very excited to announce that GameStart will be expanding beyond Singapore shores, and plan to bring the GameStart experience to gamers in Indonesia later this year. More details will be announced in the coming weeks on our official channels.
GameStart 2018 Singapore
Date: 13 & 14 October 2018
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore
GameStart Indonesia 2018 – To Be Announced

#GameStart #GameStartAsia #GS2018 #GameStartSG #GameStartID #GameStartSingapore #GameStartIndonesia #STGCC #SingaporeTGCC #AFA #AFASG #AnimeFestivalAsia #TheCaptain #PopCultureFunMY #CosplayFunMY #Singapore #Indonesia


Malaysia COMIC CON just announced!

Original article here: Malaysia COMIC CON just announced!

KUALA LUMPUR, 20th February 2018 – As the all the Lunar Celebrations….visitations and feasting is starting to subside. I just caught wind that a legit “Comic Con” is gonna make it’s debut in Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre to be exact, 13 – 15 July 2018. (http://www.asiacomiccon.com/)

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The Origins
Not to be confused with ComicCon Asia (https://comiccon.asia/), the Manila SUPER event that Stan ‘The Man’ Lee is  headlining, Asia Comic seems to be hailing from Thailand… which in the past has a been another source for pop culture fans to rejoice – *WINK Thank you* Japan Expo Malaysia 2017 and *WINK Thank You* Japan Expo Thailand 2018 (which featured AKB48… fans went nuts). Despite Thailand having 2 existing ‘Comic Cons’ – Thailand Comic Con and Bangkok Comic Con, only the former has managed to survive since it’s debut in 2014 . Bangkok Comic Con ran from 2015 and stopped at 2016. In 2018… Bangkok Comic Con returns with a twist… they are joining forces with Thailand Comic Con for a mega event on 21 – 23 April!

So despite these 2 existing Comic Cons hailing from Thailand, this Asia Comic Con that’s being held in Bangkok and in KL is NOT organised by the initial two folks haha I mean that’s from what I can gather anyway. Anyone know more?

Which brings me to my first question? So who are these guys? And then my second question – how can I help them? The latter is kinda impossible since I don’t have the answer to the first question haha

Great Expectations
Anyhow from what it reads, the event is promising a “WORLD CLASS Comic Con” experience. For my expectations? I am expecting quite a bit!! Haha I am expecting (hoping rather) that missing element that even Singapore’s STGCC doesn’t have – Hollywood Star power guest! This elusive element is really what I think makes a legit “Comic Con”… especially if you are referring to San Diego Comic-Con aka Comic-Con International…. the longest running comic convention in the world.

Can’t Hardly Wait
With the event just 5 months away, I SO looking forward to the guest announcements in the days to come! Fellow friends and fans will be holding on to the dream of a legit Comic Con in Malaysia, REJOICE… and again I say rejoice! And to the organisers, whoever you are – THANK YOU!!

– The Captain –

Dear Asia Comic Con organiers – if you’re reading this please reach out to us. We would love to hear from you 🙂 We are fans, we are excited & we want to help. Thank you! 😀 = popculturefun.my@gmail.com

#AsiaComicCon #ComicCon #TheCaptain #PopCultureFunMY #ThailandComicCon #BangkokComicCon #SunwayPyramid #SunwayPyramidConventionCentre #Thailand #Malaysia #ComicConMalaysia #MalaysiaComicCon

Marvel Legends Black Panther series arrives

r8Kuala Lumpur, 1st February 2018: A fortunate stroll thru Toys R Us let to this discovery!

THE 2018  VALENTINE MOVIE: With the movie coming soon… I was wondering when was the new Marvel Legends series will hit shelves. I’m sure the specialty stores would have already got them but that’s not what I post about here anyways xD Of course if any of your speciality stores wanna work together with us, do let us know! Our email is PopCultureFun.MY@gmail.com

“..get this man a shield!”
We’ve already got friends posting photos of the Avengers: Infinity War ML figures from Australia… with the greatest reveal being, besides what characters / version, Captain America’s new shield …aka the Wakanda shield… aka “get this man a shield!”. *Honestly, as a Captain America fan I am guessing that this shield included in the Avengers: Infinity War ML figure is the shield that Cap initially uses to fan off wave 1 of the baddies… then later in the movie T’Challa will say “…and get this man a shield” – which will end up with the reveal (which MCU boss Kevin Fiege is saving for us) Caps new shield!! I am guessing it will be Caps Energy Shield or Caps ‘The Captain’ Shield (black, red, white)… or a bit of both… being Caps energy shield with ‘The Captain’ design or colours!! I think bossman Kevin Fiege is too intelligent to let something like Caps shield leak via Hasbro Toys / Lego!! After 10 years and 15 movies… their are very sneaky… very sneaky indeed! Haha Fun trivia. So you heard it first here as The Captain is calling it!!

Anyways… again, our post here at Pop Culture Fun – Malaysia is about a) What toys we can find straight on the retail store shelves b) Right here in Malaysia. 😊

r9So again, I was fortunate enough to walk into a Toys R Us only to see the new Marvel Legends Black Panther series about to be put on the racks!! Woo hoo! If you’ve seen the ML Civil War series Black Panther then you’re probably not all that curious to know what this figure looks like. And again since only 3 of the 6 new figures in this wave are actually from the upcoming Black Panther movie… the Hasbro guys are gonna split the ‘movie’ selection into two as they did with the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 figures.

One of the happy feels to be present and actually see what’s in the box / case / carton is to know for sure what’s there. Knowing the methods of the Hasbro folks, they might do a switcheroo in the packing! The Americana reviews or intel could be different from the Asian markets… just as how pricing and selection can be different between Malaysia & Singapore. – see article: Star Wars Toys Malaysia Doesn’t Get!!

In the box are 2x Black Panther, 2x Erik Killmonger, 1x Nakia, 1x Black Bolt, 1x Invincible Iron Man, 1x Sub-Mariner. The Build A Figure (BAF) is Okoye. r7

Looking at the Black Panther in the box, it looks pretty similar to the Civil War series version but if you put them side by side… then the details, patterns and ingrained textures become more evident. Surprisingly eve the silver lining on the helmet / mask is significantly different. The ‘movie’ version comes with an extra pair of hands (fists) and a unmasked head sculpt with beard / goatee… compared to the ‘civil war’ clean shaven head with no extra hands. r4

From what I have briefly read online, fans have said that the newer version has better pose-ability compared to the ‘civil war’ version. This will be a crucial point for the collector fans… those who leave them in the box & those who take the figures out of the box 😀 I am the former, so it most likely means I won’t  be getting this version or any of the characters from the movie.THE OTHERS IN THE SERIES
With that said, the other non-movie figures are looking very VERY nice! After revisiting the comics & watching the entire 8 episodes of the TV series INHUMANS… this is the Black Bolt, I know… and this this the Black Bolt I remember! Worthy to carry the title KING of the Inhumans!! r2

Inhumans Fantastic Four 83
Some Jack Kirby art from Fantastic Four #83

Also, that Sub-Mariner figure! Fuyo! I think he might the least clothed Marvel Legends figure of the Hasbro era… and he is totally pulling of the buff bod compared to DC’s King of the Seas! Again, the Sub-Mariner is a of some royalty being the Prince of Atlantis.


Just like this figure, he doesn’t need some fancy shiny armour to make him look badass. It’s just naturally present! John Buscema and Sol Brodsky did a great job setting this precedence, SALUTE!

Sub-Mariner #1

Some trivia for non-fans… as a Captain America fan, I read a lot about Namor The Sub-Mariner because he was very tied with the rediscovery of Captain America in the ice. Later, he also teams up with Cap as a member of The Invaders against the axis powers! Then I also read the Fantastic Four whom also had a lot of encounters with the Sub-Mariner too… most notably kidnaping Sue Storm twice in attempts to court her. DUDE! What chu doing lah? Haha

The Invaders #1

Here at Pop Culture Fun MY, we don’t just want to post news of what the world is getting and what Malaysia is NOT getting -__- so as the titled says – this is the stuff that has LANDED here in Malaysia retail outlets… and we’re not talking about specialty toy stores either. They would have their own FB page website.

This article is not sponsored by store, supplier or even Hasbro themselves. However if any of you guys are interested to collaborate, do email us at popculturefun.my@gmail.com

Thanks for reading! Please LIKE and SHARE! 😊 Have a good week!

#BlackPanther #Hasbro #HasbroMalaysia #HasbroMY #MarvelLegends #BlackBolt #SubMariner #Namor #PrinceNamor #InvincibleIronMan #IronMan #Okoye #ErikKillmonger #Malaysia #PopCultureFunMY #TheCaptain #TheInvaders #FantasticFour

Mighty Muggs 2018 Have Landed!

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Original article here: Pop Culture Fun Malaysia = Mighty Muggs 2018 Have Landed!

re 1Kuala Lumpur, 8 January 2018: Just a week into the new year, I was walking thru Aeon Sunway Pyramid and caught a glimpse of a very small size Hasbro box reading “6 Pcs” and “MARVEL CLASSIC”. Wait a minute. I haven’t seen this before.

Obviously my eyes are searching to see if it says Marvel Legends and in particularly the earlier X-Men wave which I am still hoping to get Deadpool and to see (for the first time), a Deadpool on the retail store shelf that isn’t sold in SET or sold by scalpers! haha

re 3Anyhow the box read MVL MIGHTY MUGGS AST and it drew me closer. All the thoughts were jogging thru my head… trying to figure out what Wave was this? What characters? I didn’t even know that this project was CONFIRMED revived other than just sample photos last year. And from those photos, they didn’t look interesting. Then there is also the pricing issue… that usually is the deciding factor.

I was surprised that I saw it first at Aeon and not Toys R Us as we know that TRU just takes in so much stock of Hasbro, Mattel and Lego products. It really was a pleasant surprise to bump into this as I am a BIG collector of the original Mighty Muggs (2007)… so so on the Mini Muggs and very rarely Micro Muggs because it was more like the Iron Man Micro Muggs -__-

So this is the official Wave 1 – Marvel Mighy Muggs (2018) MARVEL CLASSIC line up in the box of six figures. 2x Captain America, 1x Groot, 1x Hulk, 1x Spider-man, 1x Black Widow. RM59.90 each. Each character comes with 3 facial expressions. Just push the head down to switch it. Reminds me so much of the He-Man (and the Masters of the Universe) character toy – Man-E Faces. Though appearing rarely in the cartoon series, most kids just had to have this toy figure because – you change his face = THAT’S COOL!! haha. re 2

The first reaction to the images that surfaced last year was that the look of the art work. Something about it that didn’t jazz attractively enough for me. Some friends were spot on when they said.. the characters now have a Disney touch to the way they look, and I do agree. I felt it had more cartoony / kiddy style then a comic / cartoon style which was what drew us to it the first time round. This and the fact that it was priced affordably for the average spending fan!

On a closer look as Captain America fan, this version does look a lot like the Captain America: The First Avenger movie (WWII) costume version rather than what it says on the box – ‘Marvel Classic’ haha unless this has now become a ‘classic’ hit for fans… and they only plan to release ONE version of Cap (yea right), then ok lah hehe Exect many more versions & in different colours … metalic… non metalic… exclusives SDCC, Toys R Us, Walmart, Walgreens, PX Previews, Entertainment Earth etc. the list goes on haha

Really didn’t plan to add to the list of Stuff To Buy but the price was pretty decent, it was Captain America and its a Mighty Muggs reiteration :/

Am glad the Muggs are back as it all came to an abrupt stop back in the original run… for no apparent reason. So I hope it continues to run long & wide. Happy 10 years later reboot #MightyMuggs

Yet another new item to put into the collection checklist. For it to come back from the dead is as good as in a new licensee producing something cool x__x haha #BadFortheWallet #Pokai #SuckMyMoney RM59.90 for each is pretty decent price for a cute chibi licensed collectible like this.

re 5Here at Pop Culture Fun MY, we don’t just want to post news of what the world is getting and what Malaysia is NOT getting -__- so as the titled says – this is the stuff that has LANDED here in Malaysia retail outlets… and we’re not talking about specialty toy stores either. They would have their own FB page website.

This article is not sponsored by store, supplier or even Hasbro themselves. How ever if any of you guys are interested to collaborate, do email us at popculturefun.my@gmail.com

Thanks for reading! Please LIKE and SHARE! 🙂 Have a good week!

#Hasbro #HasbroMY #Malaysia #Aeon #AeonSunwayPyramid #TheCaptain #CaptainAmerica #Marvel #MightyMuggs #MiniMuggs #MicroMuggs #PopCultureFunMY #BlackWidow #Hulk #Spiderman #Groot

Kore Yamazaki at Comic Fiesta 2017

Malaysian’s largest Anime Comics & Games event RETURNS to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in 2017!! This was among the many worthy headlines for CF2017. However, what I would want like to write about is that Kore Yamazaki sensei (creator The Ancient Magus’ Bride) made an appearance at Comic Fiesta 2017 courtesy of ANIPLUS Asia!! TAMB resized

So firstly, it is a very special (and rare) treat to have the chance to meet a manga creator on your own home country! Our first real opportunity came in 2016 when the Manga Festival (CoFesta) suddenly was announced & Malaysia fans got to the chance to meet / greet / autograph from Ryoko Kui, Kosuke Fujishima, Rino Mizuho and Naoshi Komi. But that was a one-and-done thing as no news of a repeat 2017 event or it’s linked event JPOP Signature which was a part of a bigger event called JAPAN WEEKEND.

I’ve been in the local ACG scene for about 12 years now & it’s already nothing of a surprise with the number of one-and-done events, fake event organisers or events just plainly disappearing off the list the following year. I don’t about the average fan but The Captain is pretty used to it and the words of wisdom are “enjoy it while you can, don’t wait for next year as you don’t know what will happen next year!!”. Case and point is ANIMAX Carnival Malaysia 2017! 😀

So fans of Kore Yamazaki who came for the meet & greet session, WELL DONE because you braved the crowd & the comfort of simply NOT GOING TO CF… to come down to KLCC meet her!! Who knows when you might have this chance again! This video is a salute to you all.

A big thanks to ANIPLUS Asia for bringing her, at no cost to us fans, here in Malaysia!! Here are some other happenings at the ANIPLUS Asia booth at Comic Fiesta 2017!
Facebook Album: Kore Yamazaki at the ANIPLUS Asia Booth Comic Fiesta 2017

We at Cosplay Fun Malaysia are glad that Kore Yamazaki sensei came & looking for more great stuff from ANIPLUS Asia in this new year of 2018!!

Watch the simulcast of Ancient Magus’ Bride on ANIPLUS every Sunday 03:00 [02:00 ID/TH], encores Sunday 23:00 [22:00 ID/TH].

#KoreYamazaki #ANIPLUSAsia #ANIPLUS #TheCaptain #CosplayFunMY #CosplayFunMalaysia #ComicFiesta2017 #CF2017 #TheAncientMagusBride #AncientMagusBride #Malaysia #Manga #Mangaka

BONUS: Here is the official Interview footage with Kore Yamazaki!! Upload recently!!

About Kore Yamazaki
Kore Yamazaki is a Japanese Manga artist who lives in Hokkaido prefecture. After she debuted in 2013 as Manga artist, she began serializing “The Ancient Magus’ Bride” in 2015. It became a best-selling title, selling over 4 million copies in Japan as of August 2017.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride has since been translated into over 14 languages and has been well-received by readers worldwide, even making it onto The New York Times’ best seller lists.

About The Ancient Magus’ Bride
“A story to know the beauty of the world”

Hatori Chise has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love. Far from the warmth of family, she has had her share of troubles and pitfalls. Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her. When a man with the head of a beast, wielding strange powers, obtains her through a slave auction, Chise’s life will never be the
same again.

The man is a “magus”, a sorcerer of great power, who decides to free Chise from the bonds of captivity. The magus then makes a bold statement: Chise will become his apprentice–and his bride!

About ANIPLUS Asia 
Anime anytime anywhere and much more – ANIPLUS Asia is the ultimate platform for people to connect through anime and youth pop culture.

The network with the most anime simulcasts in South East Asia, ANIPLUS Asia brings to teens and young adults the latest and hottest anime series simulcasting along Japan networks every week throughout the year. Since ANIPLUS Asia’s launch, it has offered anime fans numerous popular and award-winning series such as Attack on Titan, Bungo Stray Dogs, KanColle the Movie, Katsugeki TOUKEN RANBU, The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Psycho-Pass the Movie, Knights of Sidonia, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, etc.

Homepage: https://www.aniplus-asia.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aniplushd.asia/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ANIPLUSasia
Instagram: https://instagram.com/aniplusasia/    
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFfRCXon9T8C_QxgFchYOA

Events List 2018


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Hey everybody, it’s The Captain here. Just like last year, the 2018 events has started rolling out since October 2017! So here you go, this is the EVENTS LIST 2018 by us at Cosplay-Fun Malaysia. Don’t forget to check out the POP Watch Events List 2018 here!

You can BOOKMARK this page, as we will not be changing the URL this year. Please come back to visit as the list will be updated from time to time. Please support & ‘LIKE’ our FB page to get more frequent updates and interesting reads.

Facebook: Cosplay-Fun Malaysia
Twitter: CosplayFunMY
YouTube: CosplayFunMY

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 to!

We added a version on Facebook too on our sister site Pop Culture Fun – Malaysia. This list however, only includes events that have been announced in full as in it the event has a name, date, venue and a FB link to direct the fan enquiries to!
Here is the link: Cosplay-FUN Malaysia events list on FACEBOOK

A BIG THANK YOU to all the folks from all over the world for visiting & re-visiting our page. Holler out to the top 12 Visiting countries:
1. Malaysia.
2. USA.
3. Singapore.
4. Japan.
5. Indonesia
6. Philippines.
7. Australia
8. Thailand
9. Great Britain
10. France
11. Hong Kong
12. Germany
Visitors as of end 2017
We wish you all a very prosperous & blessed 2018 to you all!!

Lots of Geek Love!
– The Captain –

#MalaysiaACGEventsList2018 #EventsList2018 #CosplayEvents2018 #MalaysiaCosplay #PopCultureEvents #MalaysiaAnimeEvents #MalaysiaACGEvents #PopCultureFunMY #PopCultureFun #TheCaptain #AnimeEvents



Cosplay Festival 2 (Selayang Mall)
10 – 11 March
Selayang Mall, Batu Caves

Animuzic Night 2018
10 March
7pm – 1030pm
Skyark Event Spaces, KL

Penang Yosakoi Parade 2018
10 March
4pm – 11pm
Esplanade, PENANG

Coswalk Convention SAIKO 2018 (C2S)
17 – 18 March
Straits Quay, PENANG

Sakura Matsuri: Anime Garden
17 – 18 March
Gardens by the Bay,, SINGAPORE

HY Live in Singapore 2018
17 March
Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore

Dataran Pahlawan Anime Fest 2018
24 – 25 March
Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall

Spring’s Subcultures 2017 (SABAH)
24 – 25 March
Dewan Foo Chow, Kota Kinabalu

ComicCon Asia
24 – 25 March
SMX Convention Centre, SM Mall of Asia

CTFKL 4 (Collectors Toy Fair KL)
31 March
Menara TM Convention Centre, KL

Crtl+Alt Gaming 2018
31 March – 1 April
Jeffrey Cheah Hall, Sunway College

Amazarashi x Aimer Asia Tour 2018
31 March
Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore

MIYAVI “DAY 2” World Tour Singapore 2018
1 April
Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore

Kuantan Coswalk
TBA March
11am – 5:30pm
Berjaya Megamall, Kuantan (PAHANG)

Aoharu Matsuri 2018
TBA March
10am – 6:30pm
International Medical University (IMU), Bukit Jalil Campus

TAGCC (Toys Anime Games Comic Con) 2018
7 – 8 April
Mid Valley Exhibition Centre

HaruFest 2018 by GACC 2.0 (MELAKA)
15 April
10am – 7pm
Exam Hall, Multimedia University Melaka Campus

Dollfest Malaysia 2018
28 April
11:30am – 5pm
RUANG, Subang Jaya

JL Fest 2018
28 – 29 April
SJKC Lai Meng, Bukit Jalil

Thailand Comic Con 2018
27 – 29 April
Royal Paragon Hall @Siam Paragon, BANGKOK

OMG – Otakus, Makers & Gamers (SABAH) 2018
TBA April
10am onwards
Exhibition Hall, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall

Pekan Kartun 2018
TBA April
Venue: Ipoh? Taiping?

SEGi Carnival Cosplay Competition 2018
TBA April
SEGi College, Kuching, SARAWAK

Creators Super Fest by AFA
TBA April
Pullman Grand Ballroom, Jakarta, INDONESIA

AMG-chan 2018 by Animangaki
TBA  May
Evolve Concept Mall, PJ

Season4Otaku 2018 – Summer Party
5 – 6 May
10:30am – 6pm
Grand Pacific event hall, Evolve Concept Mall, PJ

Star Wars Run SINGAPORE 2018
5 May
F1 Pit Building

5 – 6 May

Cosfest XVII
D’Marquee, Downtown East, Pasir Ris

Anime Carnival 2018
11am – 9pm
Setia Walk, Puchong

Kelantan ACG Fiesta 2018
Parkson Kota Bahru, KELANTAN

Kikasai 2018
23 – 24 June
USCI University (KL Campus)

Japan Otaku Matsuri 2018
30 June – 1 July
Summit USJ, Subang Jaya

Cosplay Junction 2018
30 June – 1 July
Cititel, PENANG

Asia Comic Con Malaysia 2018
13 – 15 July
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre

C3 AFA Bangkok 2018
TBA June
Royal Paragon Hall – Siam Paragon, Bangkok THAILAND
Site: http://www.animefestival.asia

UTAR (Sg Long) Bunkasai 2018
TBA June
10am – 6pm
University Tunku Abdul Rahman (Sungai Long Campus)

MOEPA 2018
TBA June
11am – 7pm
The Whiteways Arcade, PENANG

Tampines PowerUp 2018
TBA June
Tampines Central CC Multipurpose Hall – SINGAPORE

Natsu Bunkasai 2018
TBA June
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar PERAK

Japan Expo Malaysia 2018
27 – 29 July
Fahrenheit 88 & Pavilion KL

AsiaPop Comicon Manila 2018
27 – 29 July
SMX Convention Centre, Manila PHILIPPINES

Penang Anime Matsuri 2018
TBA July
Setia SPICE Convention Centre, PENANG

Cosplay Commuter 2018
TBA July
1pm – 8pm
Evolve Concept Mall LRT Station

HMM: Secret Garden
TBA July
1pm – 8pm
Avenue K

Anime Saiko 2018
TBA July
Xspace, AEON Tebrau City Mall, JOHOR BAHRU

JCos Cosplay Gathering 2018
TBA July
12pm – 5pm
Plaza Pelangi, JOHOR BAHRU

World Cosplay Summit – Malaysia Qualifier 2018
TBA July

Bon Odori 2018 PENANG
TBA July
6pm – 11pm
Queensbay Mall, PENANG

C2AGE 2018
TBA July
HELP University (HU), Subang 2, Subang Bestari

Visual Arts Expo (VAX) 2018
TBA July
Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC)

Hotshotz Asia 2018 (eSports Festival Main Event)
TBA July
10am – 8pm
KDU Glenmarie Campus

Bon Odori 2018 (by Japan Club KL)
TBA July
4:30pm – 9:30pm
Kompleks Sukan Negara, Shah Alam, Seksyen 21
(formerly Matsushita Sports Complex)

Comic Art Festival KL (CAFKL) 5
TBA July 2018
Dewan Bunga Raya, Campbell Complex

World Cosplay Summit FINALS 2018
TBA August
Aichi Arts Centre, NAGOYA, JAPAN

C3 AFA Jakarta 2018
3 – 5 August
Site: http://www.animefestival.asia

History Con MALAYSIA 2018
TBA August
MAEPS, Serdang

Taylor’s Bunkasai 2018
TBA August
Taylor’s College (SS15 Campus), Subang Jaya

Nowadays Anime Festival 2018
TBA August
Quill City Mall, KL

OtaFair (OtaFuse Mini Event) 2018
TBA August
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall

Selangor Cyber Games 2018
TBA August
Paradigm Mall

TBA August
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, SPCC

CosManiac (SABAH) 2018
TBA August
Palm Square, Centre Point (Kota Kinabalu)

Anifest 4
TBA August 2018
Summit USJ, Subang Jaya

Ani Carnival 2018
TBA August
Han Jian College

AsiaPop Comic Con Manila 2018
TBA August
SMX Convention Centre, PHILIPPINES

TBA September
5 & 6 Flr, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall

Comic Fiesta Mini 2018
TBA September
Straits Quay Convention Centre, PENANG

Carmina In Nocté 2018
TBA September
5:30pm – 11pm
Level 4, Jeffrey Cheah Hall, Sunway College

Bon Odori 2018 PUBLIKA
TBA September
5pm – 10pm
The Square, Publika

Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2018
8 – 9 Sept
TBA Marina Bay Sands

Chara Expo 2018 (SINGAPORE)
TBA Sept
Suntec City

JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2018 by Japan Foundation KL
TBA September
Klang Valley, PENANG, Kuching, SARAWAK, Kota Kinabalu, SABAH

Doll Furiimarket by DollFest MY
TBA September
RUANG, Subang Jaya

KotaKomik 2018
TBA September
Level 1, Metropoint Complex, Kajang (SELANGOR)

Game Plan #4 – Game Anime Expo (GAX) 2018
TBA September
Berjaya Times Square, KL

Japan x Malaysia Friendship Concert 2018
TBA September
Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach

Cosplay Circle 2018
TBA September
10am – 6pm
Sony Store @The Curve, Mutiara Damansara

Anime & Cosplay Event (ACE) 2018
TBA October
HELP College of Arts & Technology (CAT)

Aki Festival
6 – 7 October 2017
Taylor’s University – Lakeside Campus

Ballare – Suit Up & Dance
7 Oct 2017
Crystal Crown Hotel, Petaling Jaya

KL Sci-Fi Convention 2018
TBA October
Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil

Game Square 2018
KDU Glenmarie Campus

13 – 14 October 
10.00am to 8.00pm
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 401 – 403

MGACE 2018
Evolve Concept Mall, PJ

Otaku Makers Gamers IV (OMG) 2018
Exhibition Hall 5 & 6
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall (SABAH)

KL Comic Week Mini 2018
Midsummer Night Cafe, Taman OUG, KL

Radical Anime Games Expo (RAGE) 2018
TBA October
10am – 6pm
Ballroom, The Pines Hotel (MELAKA)

Japan Manga Otaku Exhibition (JMOE) by TARUC
TBA October 2018
Tunku Abdul Rahman Uni College, KL

Cosmart 2018
TBA October
MyTOWN Shopping Centre, KL

Indonesia Comic Con 2018
TBA October
Jakarta Convention Centre, INDONESIA

Level Up KL 2018
TBA November
Venue: Connexion Conference & Event Centre, Bangsar South, KL
Link: https://www.facebook.com/lvlupkualalumpur/

CXM (Cosplay Exhibition Miri), SARAWAK 2018
TBA November
Venue: Bintang Megamall, Miri

OHARA Cosplay Competition by Citta Mall 2018
TBA November
1 – 5pm
CITTA Mall, Petaling Jaya

Western Assemble 2018
TBA November
KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH), KL

Comic Play at Publika 2018
Publika, KL

UniKL Cosplay Day 2018
TBA November
9am – 5pm
Universiti Kuala Lumpur

Festival of Animation & Games (FANG) 2018
TBA November
Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan Malaysia (ASWARA)

J-Fest 2018
TBA November
9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Foyer Engineering, UiTM Shah Alam

CyberFest 2018
Empire City, Damansara KL

Malaysia Hobby Expo 2018
TBA November
10am – 10pm
Hall A, MAEPS Serdang

East Coast Collectors Toy Fair (KUANTAN) 2018
TBA November
8am – 7pm
Caribbean Room, Bukit Gambang Resort City KUANTAN

C3 AFA Singapore 2018
30 November – 2 December
SUNTEC International Convention & Exhibition Centre SINGAPORE
Site: http://www.animefestival.asia

Gunpla Expo 2018 Malaysia
Gunpla Builders World Cup
TBA December
10am – 9pm
MyTown Shopping Centre, KL

Anime Saiko 2nd
TBA December 2018
Forest City, JOHOR BAHRU

Otakyun! 2018
TBA December
City One Convention Centre, City One Megamall

Cosplay Party 4.0 by Klang Parade 2018
TBA December
1pm – 5pm
Klang Parade, KLANG

Big Bad Wolf Sale 2018
TBA December
Mines International Convention Centre (MIECC)

HobbyCon XII
TBA December 2018
10am – 8pm
Likas Sports Complex

EOY Cosplay Festival 2018
TBA  December
Marina Barrage, SINGAPORE

UMS Japanese Cultural Night Bon Odori 2018
TBA December
Padang Kawad, UMS

Comic Fiesta 2018
TBA December
KL Convention Centre (KLCC)

Bounenkai 2018
TBA December
The Whiteaways Arcade


=================Past Events===============

Marvel Fan Assemble Day by Cosfest Asia
13 January
Madame Tussauds, SINGAPORE

Malaysia Cyber Games 2018
13 – 14 January
Dewan Tun Hussein Onn, PWTC KL

Otaku-Con 2018
20 January
Level 4, Summit USJ, Subang Jaya

ESL One Genting 2018
26 – 28 January
Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting

Japan Expo Thailand 2018
26 – 28 January
Central World, Bangkok

Miyamoto Saki 2nd KL Fan Meet 2018
27 January
Isetan The Japan Store KL

Anime Majime Cosplay Gathering 2018
27 January
11am – 7pm
Level 1, Era Square Terminal 2 (SEREMBAN)

Pokemon Run Carnival Carnival SINGAPORE 2018
27 January
2pm – 8pm
Marina Barrage, SINGAPORE

Featheronium 2018
4 February
MPH, Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya

24th Harajuku Fashion Walk 2018 (SINGAPORE)
10 February
4 – 530pm
Merlion Park, SINGAPORE

C3 AFA Hong Kong 2018
9 – 11 Feb
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

Kartun dan Hobi (KEDAH)
1 – 5 March
Ruang Legar, Star Parade (Alor Setar)

VBG Japanese Animation Merchandise Fair
2 – 11 March 2018
Atria Shopping Gallery, Damansara Jaya

UNMC Bunkasai 2018
3 March
11am – 6pm
University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) Semenyih