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HYDE Acoustic Concert Tour 2018 – Malaysia (Press Conference) [在普通話中]

by Aimee for Cosplay Fun – Malaysia.

32215397_1542197969236256_361850058385129472_o出道超过25年的【他】这回将首度以个人身份来马开唱! 这位【他】是谁呢?他就是日本教皇级摇滚乐团「L’Arc~en~Ciel 彩虹」主唱HYDE。 他宣布要在5月12日于吉隆坡马华礼堂(MCA Hall)举办「HYDE ACOUSTIC CONCERT TOUR 2018 -黑弥撒亚洲巡回演唱会-大马站」,这是他出道多年来第一次以个人名义来马举办演唱会,而且吉隆坡则是东南亚唯一一站。

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HYDE于去年在圣诞节前夕与东京举办了两场名为《黑弥撒》演唱会,由于这场演出太梦幻,在海外乐迷的强烈要求下,HYDE决定走出日本,展开了亚洲巡回演唱会。 这次来马的演唱会的福利堪称「破天荒」啊! 凡购买VIP票的粉丝可与HYDE做近距离接触,参加会后击掌+团体大合照。各位您们还在等什么呢?这可是和男神近距离接触难得的机会啊! (笑)

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这次HYDE是第一次来到马来西亚,问他对于马来西亚的看法时,HYDE幽默的回了一句“好热啊”。 果然我们马来西亚的天气真的是太热了!(汗) HYDE还开玩笑的说由于黑弥撒的概念是以冬天为主,他希望可以透过演唱会让马来西亚的歌迷体验一下冬天的感觉。(笑)

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当问到对于这次的演唱会马来西亚的歌迷可以有些什么期待呢?HYDE表示由于这次的演唱会会以弦乐為主轴,和以往的摇滚演唱会不一样,HYDE希望他的歌迷可以更加的融入他所带来的歌曲和情感。 这次的演唱会歌单包括了HYDE的个人歌曲以及彩虹、VAMPS等自己參與的团体歌曲。

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馬來西亞歌迷一直都很希望HYDE可以來,終於成行了!歌迷們千萬不要錯過這次機會,親眼目睹HYDE的精彩演出!还没购买门票的歌迷们,門票可在www.ticketcharge.com.my 購得。门票分为RM698(VIP),RM508,RM338以及RM168,欲知更多演唱会详情可游览Toybox Projects官方脸书。

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HYDE Acoustic Concert Tour 2018 – Malaysia (Press Conference)

by Xajin Jian for Cosplay Fun – Malaysia.

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KUALA LUMPUR, 11 May 2018: If you are a huge fan of all things J-Rock and if you have not been living under a gigantic rock all this while, word around the grapevine is that front line of L’Arc~en~Ciel, HYDE will be having his first ever live show in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow on the 12th of May 2018 at the MCA Hall at 8PM.

32257646_1542197692569617_8998294825463709696_oHYDE’s Kuro Misa tour started off as an acoustic fan-club event has grown into a huge ordeal spanning concert tours in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong. One would have hoped when would he step foot in our very own country but fan do not have to wait any longer as HYDE’s Kuro Misa tour is finally here in our very own Malaysia. Malaysia marks the only stop he will be making in his SEA leg so fan would definitely not want to miss this once in a live time experience.

32231661_1542197662569620_7578839062195208192_oThe Kuro Misa tour is different from the previous lives HYDE has done and he promises to deliver an entirely different feel and experience to his fans all the way from his euphoric performance and to his amazing singing voice.

_DSC0078So what can we expect from the live tomorrow? One thing he hopes to achieve in this live is to be able to deliver music that will be fit for everyone. Compared to his high energy lives, HYDE wants the Kuro Misa experience to be able to envelop all the listeners there despite their age, or background. His set list will feature some of his older works and his news works and of course some amazing surprises that he hopes will please the fans.

_DSC0208.JPGLet the music flow through you he quoted.

_DSC0179Of course we have to give a huge shout out to Toybox Projects for bringing the HYDE Acoustic Concert Tour 2018 Asia Live in Kuala Lumpur. This gives an amazing chance for all fans to experience the spectacular performance of one of the biggest and most sought out after artist in the industry.

_DSC0160So what are you waiting for? If you still haven’t gotten the tickets to the live show yet, you can get it at www.ticketcharge.com.my or you can head to the concert venue to purchase them on the day of the concert itself. Tickets are priced at VIP RM698 / RM508 / RM338 / RM168. All prices exclude ticket processing fee and other online & credit card transactions.

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Being a fan of HYDE and L’Arc~en~Ciel for almost 15 years, this is one experience not to be missed. Whether I am sick or bedridden, nothing will stop me from supporting one of my favorite vocalist of all time. Well I am excited and can’t wait for the concert. You can expect me there tomorrow cheering my lungs out and cleaning out my wallet for all the merchandise. Get excited everyone and let’s rock out at the concert!

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#HYDE #HYDEliveinKualaLumpur #HYDEliveinMALAYSIA #HYDEliveinKL #CosplayFunMY #TheCaptain #PopCultureFunMY #LarcEnCiel #VAMPS #XajinXian

Full Photo album here: Cosplay Fun – Malaysia Facebook 


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-

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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.

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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.

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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


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

 

Gunpla Expo Malaysia 2018
1 – 10 June
East Atrium, MyTown KL
https://www.facebook.com/litttaksdnbhd

MOEPA 2018
9 – 10 June
Dream Mansion, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/events/2086997261511730/

 

Asia Comic Con
8 – 10 June
Royal Paragon Hotel, BANGKOK (THAILAND)
https://www.facebook.com/events/154421831937244/

Kaijucon (Table Top Hobby Convention) 2018
9 – 10 June (postponed from 5 – 6 May)
KDU University College Glenmarie (campus) Shah Alam. https://www.facebook.com/events/2106591246292258/

Asia Game Festival 2018 (SINGAPORE)
9 – 10 June
Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre
https://www.facebook.com/AsiaGAMEFest/

JMP Natsu Rock 2018 in Singapore
22 June
Siloso Beach, SENTOSA Island
https://www.facebook.com/events/335483610310901/

Natsu Matsuri 2018
22 – 24 June
Klang Parade
https://www.facebook.com/events/1807662585960988

Kikasai 2018
23 – 24 June
USCI University (KL Campus)
https://www.facebook.com/events/399595757130939/

Cosplay Festival 3
23 – 24 June
The Rift, Mid Valley Megamall
https://www.facebook.com/events/166815134028583/

GAX (Game & Anime Expo) 2018 
23 – 24 June
Berjaya Times Square, KL
https://www.facebook.com/events/112730049542110/

Japan Otaku Matsuri 2018
30 June – 1 July
Summit USJ, Subang Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/793731917479265/

Comic Art Festival KL 5 (CAFKL5) 2018
30 June – 1 July
Atria Shopping Gallery, Damansara Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/221377901945026/

Cosplay Junction 2018
30 June – 1 July
Cititel, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/events/2016842365264155/

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

C3 AFA Bangkok 2018 Due to recent announcement  I ❤ Anisong at Asia Comic Con, this is redundant.
TBA June
Royal Paragon Hall – Siam Paragon, Bangkok THAILAND
https://www.facebook.com/animefestivalasia
Site: http://www.animefestival.asia

Penang Anime Matsuri 2018
7 – 8 July
Setia SPICE Convention Centre, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/penanganimematsuri

Cosfest 2018 Reunite
7 – 8 July
1 Pasir Ris Clos, SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/events/1070461413092369/

Harajuku Fashion Walk Singapore #27
7 July 2018
4pm – 6:30pm
Merlion Park

https://www.facebook.com/events/194009674760458/

Asia Comic Con Malaysia 2018
13 – 15 July
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/1592582054112604/

Anime Saiko 2018 – KL
14 – 15 July
Sunway Velocity, KL
https://www.facebook.com/events/2033057283372337/

World Cosplay Summit – Malaysia Qualifier 2018
14 – 15 July
Venue: SOMEWHERE in Malaysia
https://www.facebook.com/WCSummitMalaysia/

Visual Arts Expo (VAX) 2018
21 – 22 July
Shah Alam Convention Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/201796600567104/

Bon Odori Shah Alam 2018
21 July
7pm – 9:35pm
Kompleks Sukan Negara Shah Alam (Panasonic)
https://www.facebook.com/events/812363175641006/

Bon Odori Penang
21 July 2018
6pm – 10:30pm
Esplanade
http://www.visitpenang.gov.my/download2/Calendar-of-Events-2018.pdf

LiSA Live is Smile Always – Asia Tour 2018
21 July
Siloso Beach, SENTOSA Island
https://www.facebook.com/events/237292120351574/

Japan Expo Malaysia 2018
27 – 29 July
Fahrenheit 88 & Pavilion KL
https://www.facebook.com/events/1955692548028402/

AsiaPop Comicon Manila 2018
27 – 29 July
SMX Convention Centre, Manila PHILIPPINES
https://www.facebook.com/apccmanila/

Cosplay Commuter 2018
TBA July
1pm – 8pm
Evolve Concept Mall LRT Station
https://www.facebook.com/themagicrain/

HMM: Secret Garden
TBA July
1pm – 8pm
Avenue K
https://www.facebook.com/themagicrain/

JCos Cosplay Gathering 2018
TBA July
12pm – 5pm
Plaza Pelangi, JOHOR BAHRU
https://www.facebook.com/JCos.Club/

 

C2AGE 2018
TBA July
HELP University (HU), Subang 2, Subang Bestari
https://www.facebook.com/C2AGE/

Hotshotz Asia 2018 (eSports Festival Main Event)
TBA July
10am – 8pm
KDU Glenmarie Campus
https://www.facebook.com/HOTSHOTZ.ASIA/

World Cosplay Summit FINALS 2018
28 July –  5 August
Aichi Arts Centre, NAGOYA, JAPAN
https://www.facebook.com/WorldCosplaySummit/

MARI Cosplay Event II (NCE II) 2018
4 – 5 August
Angsana Ipohn Theme Space Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/198342887420384/

Comic Fiesta Mini (JOHOR) 2018
11 – 12 August
Capital 21 Shopping Mall, JOHOR
https://www.facebook.com/events/165642837457130/

Radwimps Asia Live Tour 2018 (SINGAPORE)
13 August
Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore
https://www.facebook.com/japanmusicfestival/

Animagaki 2018
18 – 19 August
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/200751943870333/

C3AFA x GameStart Jakarta 2018
31 Aug – 2 Sept
Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE)
https://www.facebook.com/animefestivalasia/

History Con MALAYSIA 2018
TBA August
MAEPS, Serdang
https://www.facebook.com/HISTORYasia

Taylor’s Bunkasai 2018
TBA August
Taylor’s College (SS15 Campus), Subang Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/jcctcsj/

Nowadays Anime Festival 2018
TBA August
Quill City Mall, KL
https://www.facebook.com/Nowadays-1370680372992177/

OtaFair (OtaFuse Mini Event) 2018
TBA August
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
https://www.facebook.com/otafuse/

Selangor Cyber Games 2018
TBA August
Paradigm Mall
LINK

CosManiac (SABAH) 2018
TBA August
Palm Square, Centre Point (Kota Kinabalu)
https://www.facebook.com/sabahacg

Anifest 4
TBA August 2018
Summit USJ, Subang Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/anifestmalaysia/

Ani Carnival 2018
TBA August
Han Jian College
https://www.facebook.com/Toaruhobbypage/

OTAFUSE 2018
TBA September
5 & 6 Flr, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
https://www.facebook.com/otafuse/

Comic Fiesta Mini 2018
TBA September
Straits Quay Convention Centre, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/ComicFiesta/

Carmina In Nocté 2018
TBA September
5:30pm – 11pm
Level 4, Jeffrey Cheah Hall, Sunway College
https://www.facebook.com/danceinginthenight/

Bon Odori 2018 PUBLIKA
TBA September
5pm – 10pm
The Square, Publika
https://www.facebook.com/PublikaGallery/

Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2018
8 – 9 Sept
TBA Marina Bay Sands
https://www.facebook.com/singaporetgcc/

Vocaloid Cafe 2018
8 September
10am – 4pm
Happ Cafe
https://www.facebook.com/events/920948051418193/

Comic Fiesta Mini (Penang)2018
15 – 16 September
Straits Quay Convention Centre, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/events/1839418046358259/

StamaX (Sandakan, Toys, Anime, ModelKits, Action Figures Expo)
15 – 16 September 2018
9am – 9pm
Dewan SRJK Chi Hwa
https://www.facebook.com/events/2062328130711884/

COSFEST SEA: The Majestic Voyage of Dreams
16 – 19 Sept 2018
Singapore – Phuket
https://www.facebook.com/CosfestAsia

Chara Expo 2018 (SINGAPORE)
TBA Sept
Suntec City
https://www.facebook.com/charaexpo/
http://www.chara-expo.com/

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

Doll Furiimarket by DollFest MY
TBA September
RUANG, Subang Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/dollfest.malaysia/

KotaKomik 2018
TBA September
Level 1, Metropoint Complex, Kajang (SELANGOR)
https://www.facebook.com/kotakomikmalaysia

Japan x Malaysia Friendship Concert 2018
TBA September
Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach
https://www.facebook.com/FriendshipConcert

Anime & Cosplay Event (ACE) 2018
TBA October
HELP College of Arts & Technology (CAT)
https://www.facebook.com/AnimeCosplayEvent/

Aki Festival
6 – 7 October 2017
Taylor’s University – Lakeside Campus
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAkiFest/

Ballare – Suit Up & Dance
7 Oct 2017
Crystal Crown Hotel, Petaling Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/projetdechateau/

KL Sci-Fi Convention 2018
TBA October
Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil
https://www.facebook.com/KLSCIFI/

Game Square 2018
TBA Oct
KDU Glenmarie Campus
https://www.facebook.com/KDUGAYA/

Malaysia Hobby Expo 2018
6 – 7 October
MAEPS, Serdang
https://www.facebook.com/myhobbyexpo

GAME START 2018 (SINGAPORE)
13 – 14 October 
10.00am to 8.00pm
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 401 – 403
https://www.facebook.com/GameStart.Asia/
http://gamestart.asia

UTAR Bunkasai 2018
20 – 21 October
UTAR Sg Long Campus
https://www.facebook.com/events/1655403497877017/

MGACE 2018
TBA Oct
Evolve Concept Mall, PJ
https://www.facebook.com/MGACE.MY/

KL Comic Week Mini 2018
TBA Oct
Midsummer Night Cafe, Taman OUG, KL
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ComickerUnion/

Radical Anime Games Expo (RAGE) 2018
TBA October
10am – 6pm
Ballroom, The Pines Hotel (MELAKA)
https://www.facebook.com/ragendary/

Japan Manga Otaku Exhibition (JMOE) by TARUC
TBA October 2018
Tunku Abdul Rahman Uni College, KL
https://www.facebook.com/JMOETARUC/

Cosmart 2018
TBA October
MyTOWN Shopping Centre, KL
https://www.facebook.com/ComicFiesta/

Indonesia Comic Con 2018
TBA October
Jakarta Convention Centre, INDONESIA
https://www.facebook.com/IndoComicCon/

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
https://www.facebook.com/cxmiri/

OHARA Cosplay Competition by Citta Mall 2018
TBA November
1 – 5pm
CITTA Mall, Petaling Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/CITTAMall/

Western Assemble 2018
TBA November
KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH), KL
https://www.facebook.com/WesternAssemble/

Comic Play at Publika 2018
TBA Nov
Publika, KL
https://www.facebook.com/PublikaGallery/

UniKL Cosplay Day 2018
TBA November
9am – 5pm
Universiti Kuala Lumpur
https://www.facebook.com/UniKLAnimationClub/

Festival of Animation & Games (FANG) 2018
TBA November
Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan Malaysia (ASWARA)
https://www.facebook.com/fangyeartwo/

J-Fest 2018
TBA November
9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Foyer Engineering, UiTM Shah Alam
https://www.facebook.com/JapaneseFestival2017/

CyberFest 2018
TBA Nov
Empire City, Damansara KL
https://www.facebook.com/CyberFestAsia/

Malaysia Hobby Expo 2018
TBA November
10am – 10pm
Hall A, MAEPS Serdang
https://www.facebook.com/myhobbyexpo/

East Coast Collectors Toy Fair (KUANTAN) 2018
TBA November
8am – 7pm
Caribbean Room, Bukit Gambang Resort City KUANTAN
https://www.facebook.com/ECCTOYFAIR/

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

Gunpla Expo 2018 Malaysia
Gunpla Builders World Cup
TBA December
10am – 9pm
MyTown Shopping Centre, KL
https://www.facebook.com/litttaksdnbhd/

Anime Saiko Johor
TBA December 2018
Forest City, JOHOR BAHRU
https://www.facebook.com/saikoanime

Otakyun! 2018
TBA December
City One Convention Centre, City One Megamall
https://www.facebook.com/AnimeGathering/

Cosplay Party 4.0 by Klang Parade 2018
TBA December
1pm – 5pm
Klang Parade, KLANG
https://www.facebook.com/myklangparade/

Big Bad Wolf Sale 2018
TBA December
Mines International Convention Centre (MIECC)
https://www.facebook.com/bbwbooks/

HobbyCon XII
8 – 9 December 2018
Likas Sports Complex
https://www.facebook.com/hobbycon/

EOY Cosplay Festival 2018
TBA  December
Marina Barrage, SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/theeoy/

UMS Japanese Cultural Night Bon Odori 2018
TBA December
5pm
Padang Kawad, UMS
https://www.facebook.com/jcc.ums/

Comic Fiesta 2018
22 – 23 December
KL Convention Centre, KLCC
https://www.facebook.com/events/318216405375520/

Bounenkai 2018
TBA December
11am
The Whiteaways Arcade
https://www.facebook.com/Toaruhobbypage/

 

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

Marvel Fan Assemble Day by Cosfest Asia
13 January
Madame Tussauds, SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/events/661459527575927/

Malaysia Cyber Games 2018
13 – 14 January
Dewan Tun Hussein Onn, PWTC KL
https://www.facebook.com/events/941583505966805/

Otaku-Con 2018
20 January
Level 4, Summit USJ, Subang Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/1163548057112237/

ESL One Genting 2018
26 – 28 January
Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting
https://www.facebook.com/events/1977049705873611/
https://www.facebook.com/events/140482493349453/

Japan Expo Thailand 2018
26 – 28 January
Central World, Bangkok
https://www.facebook.com/events/1279583798835721/

Miyamoto Saki 2nd KL Fan Meet 2018
27 January
Isetan The Japan Store KL
https://www.facebook.com/events/624652264591176/

Anime Majime Cosplay Gathering 2018
27 January
11am – 7pm
Level 1, Era Square Terminal 2 (SEREMBAN)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1649658358428705

Pokemon Run Carnival Carnival SINGAPORE 2018
27 January
2pm – 8pm
Marina Barrage, SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/events/1998698673709045/

Featheronium 2018
4 February
MPH, Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/901330230041996/

24th Harajuku Fashion Walk 2018 (SINGAPORE)
10 February
4 – 530pm
Merlion Park, SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/events/142534559746271/

C3 AFA Hong Kong 2018
9 – 11 Feb
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
http://www.c3hk.com.hk/revamp/2018/

Kartun dan Hobi (KEDAH)
1 – 5 March
Ruang Legar, Star Parade (Alor Setar)
https://www.facebook.com/rumahkartundankomikmalaysia/

VBG Japanese Animation Merchandise Fair
2 – 11 March 2018
Atria Shopping Gallery, Damansara Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/animationmerchandise

UNMC Bunkasai 2018
3 March
11am – 6pm
University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) Semenyih
https://www.facebook.com/events/359873947812492/

Cosplay Festival 2 (Selayang Mall)
10 – 11 March
Selayang Mall, Batu Caves
https://www.facebook.com/events/169326380340222/

Animuzic Night 2018
10 March
7pm – 1030pm
Skyark Event Spaces, KL
https://www.facebook.com/events/144561049554398/

Penang Yosakoi Parade 2018
10 March
4pm – 11pm
Esplanade, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/events/136452693647366/

Coswalk Convention SAIKO 2018 (C2S)
17 – 18 March
Straits Quay, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/events/2005185026364135

Sakura Matsuri: Anime Garden
17 – 18 March
Gardens by the Bay,, SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/events/222497871630081/

HY Live in Singapore 2018
17 March
Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore
http://japanmusicfestival.asia/hy2018
http://www.apactix.com/events/detail/hy-2018

Dataran Pahlawan Anime Fest 2018
24 – 25 March
Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall
https://www.facebook.com/events/175186453262997/

Spring’s Subcultures 2017 (SABAH)
24 – 25 March
Dewan Foo Chow, Kota Kinabalu
https://www.facebook.com/events/177978392798252/

ComicCon Asia
24 – 25 March
SMX Convention Centre, SM Mall of Asia
https://www.facebook.com/events/1690367131037926/

CTFKL 4 (Collectors Toy Fair KL)
31 March
Menara TM Convention Centre, KL
https://www.facebook.com/ctfkl/

Crtl+Alt Gaming 2018
31 March – 1 April
Jeffrey Cheah Hall, Sunway College
https://www.facebook.com/events/1790405794595302/

Amazarashi x Aimer Asia Tour 2018
31 March
Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore
http://www.apactix.com/events/detail/axa-2018

MIYAVI “DAY 2” World Tour Singapore 2018
1 April
Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore
http://www.apactix.com/events/detail/miyavi-2018

TAGCC (Toys Anime Games Comic Con) 2018
7 – 8 April
Mid Valley Exhibition Centre
https://www.facebook.com/tagcc.my/

HaruFest 2018 by GACC 2.0 (MELAKA)
15 April
10am – 7pm
Exam Hall, Multimedia University Melaka Campus
https://www.facebook.com/events/269568420242676/

Dollfest Malaysia 2018
28 April
11:30am – 5pm
RUANG, Subang Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/1668673746507849/

JL Fest 2018
28 – 29 April
SJKC Lai Meng, Bukit Jalil
https://www.facebook.com/events/1987199174938600/

Bangkok Comic Con x Thailand Comic Con 2018
27 – 29 April
Royal Paragon Hall @Siam Paragon, BANGKOK
https://www.facebook.com/events/427046954394095/

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

Season4Otaku 2018 – Summer Party
5 – 6 May
10:30am – 6pm
Grand Pacific event hall, Evolve Concept Mall, PJ
https://www.facebook.com/events/328604294323247/

Star Wars Run SINGAPORE 2018
5 May
F1 Pit Building
https://www.facebook.com/events/1997991253775365/

DOUJINMA 2018 (SINGAPORE)
5 – 6 May
HALL 6, SUNTEC City
https://www.facebook.com/doujima.sg
http://www.doujimasg.com/

Anifest 2018
12 – 13 May
Summit USJ, Subang
https://www.facebook.com/anifestmalaysia/

Call of Duty: World War II – 2018 Asia Championship
12 May
11am – 6:30pm
Battle Arena Malaysia, Jaya Shopping Centre PJ
https://www.facebook.com/events/167908177243208/

PlayStation League Asia 2018
(FIFA 18 Global Series Qualifiers)
13 May
Battle Arena Malaysia, Jaya Shopping Centre PJ
https://www.facebook.com/events/365662767247898/

HYDE Acoustic Concert Tour 2018 – Live in Kuala Lumpur
12 May
MCA Hall, Jalan Ampang
https://www.toyboxprojects.com/hyde-2018

Creators Super Fest by AFA
12 – 13 May
Pullman Grand Ballroom, Jakarta, INDONESIA
https://www.facebook.com/creatorssuperfest

MY Idol Party Vol.1
13 May 2018
KL Live, Kuala Lumpur
https://www.facebook.com/events/314173185715876/

Momiji Riken Mura
19 – 20 May
New Era University College, Kajang
https://www.facebook.com/events/1600240563344411/

AMG-Chan 2018
26 – 27 May (postponed from 12 – 13 May)
Concourse area, South City Plaza (changed from IM4U Sentral)
https://www.facebook.com/animangaki

Baozi & Hana Fan Meeting in Malaysia
26 May 2018
10:30am – 5pm
MyPrivateSpace.Asia, Kuala Lumpur
https://www.facebook.com/events/1613668328747575/

Linked Horizon Live Tour
(Shingeki No Kiseki Memoirs)
Mini Live Show in Singapore
26 May 2018
6pm
Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore
https://www.facebook.com/animefestivalasia

NAFA x Cos-A-Fair
26 May 2018
NAFA Campus 1, Foyer SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/events/183753455527013/

World Cosplay Summit SINGAPORE Prelims 2018
27 May
Zepp@BIGBOX Singapore
https://www.facebook.com/animefestivalasia/photos/pb.91683256021.-2207520000.1524199953./10155218494251022/?type=3&theater

 


Jalan Jalan Japan KL – Visit

P1070666Here are some basic photos from the brand new Jalan Jalan Japan​ KL located in 1 Shamelin Mall, Cheras. There was some debate which outlet is bigger so I had to go and check it out.

For more detail, check out the video so it is easier to get the idea of the layout.

 

More photos here: FB Album Jalan Jalan Japan KL – Visit

 

Size wise, the Subang (One City Sky Park) has a large floor space, more variety per item genre and more quantity for each item genre.

IMG_20171010_154025However, JJJKL has the newer stuff or rather more current stuff based on just toy section. The fear of missing out on the unknown might get you thinking you must go both outlets but I think you shouldn’t fear of losing out. How would they decide which stock to send to which outlet? I’m not sure, I just know if one place is sell out more stuff than the other, that’s where I would send the new stock hehe

IMG_20171010_154015So I am doing my part to buy more stuff xD So that they might replenish sooner?? haha I hope so.

This outlet is a lot more ogranised than Subang. Must have learnt a lot since it’s opening hehe so it makes shopping pretty swift. IMG_20171010_151149

On a down side, I didn’t like the price discrepancy with some of what i bought.

Example: some toys I bought, WERE IN A BOX… it was in a box but it doesn’t mean its unopenend or that it’s in good condition or MINT in box or Brand New in Box.so friends, doesn’t it’s in a box means its MIB! Also if there is the same figure in a plastic bag, then there is another in a box (more expensive), you may want to consider your options & the possiblity :/

Example: The other example was, I bought an opened figure of Azunyan (in plastic bag) in Subang for RM15 and to get Mio in JJJKL, same series, same size… it was RM30. Please la don’t whack whatever price you want. Other series the figures are same price for the entire figures in the set. Please decide what you with your pricing.

#JJJ #SerbuJJJ #Jargagiler #TheCaptan #Malaysia #CosplayFUNMY #PoPCultureFunMY

#KOn !!


New Store in Cheras – Visit

PCF Logo Final B (300 dpi)Originally taken from:
https://popculturefunmy.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/new-store-in-cheras-visit/

Here are the photos of whats there at the all new HOBBY SMAG VIVA HOME … formerly know as Sun@Mag Viva Home Mall.

Lotsa goodies here for fans of old & new… and western too haha

(Shot with my Nikon V1 (10mm – 30mm Nikkor lens)

From the stills you can see Banpresto, Crane King, DXF, Good Smile Company Nendoroids, Max Factory Figma, Bushiroad, Dragoborne, Eaglemoss, Neca, Disney Infinity, Amiibo, SQ, Hot Wheels etc.

Titles: One Piece, Naruto, Boruto, One Piece, LOVE LIVE!, Vocaloids, Vanguard, Buddy Fight, Yokai Watch, Legend of Zelda, Pokemon, Ultraman, Gears of War 2, Street Fighter IV, etc 100% original licensed stuff! Lots of stuff already & more to come.

Surely validates a visit for the collectors 😀 I saw that most of these stuff goes for RM125 at places like Toys R Us but here they start from as low as RM80 for the Banpresto / Crane King, DXF, SQ.

Transportation: LRT available… Miharja station with a shaded walk way all the way into the mall. Basement Parking is RM2 for the first 3 hours. Subsequent hour RM1.

So come and check out Hobby SMAG, LG Floor (below Super 7 entrance), Viva Home Mall!

Full photo album here: Hobby SMAG – New Store Sighting

Btw, if you’re already there… and you need some groceries you should stop by the Super 7 store. I was told it is opened by the brother of the famous 24 hour NSK hypermarket. Expect the same good low prices… bulk purchases and extensive non-halal section.

 

#CosplayFunMY #PopCultureFunMY #TheCaptain #SUNMAG #VIVAHome #VIVAHomeMall #PopCulture