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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


Miku Expo Malaysia 2017 – SOLD OUT in 60 minutes

To be honest I was quite sure this concert was going to be SOLD OUT! The only question was how soon! haha And more concerned if the local fans here in the very fortunate host country… did they managed to get some tickets for themselves :/

What I actually expected this morning was to wake up & login in to the http://www.myticket.asia and read that the site had crashed from the amount of people trying to get in xD haha a big “ERROR 521 – Server Down” sign haha But then again it was already announced there were only 6,500 tickets available…. but then again it’s Miku… people from Europe might even be trying to get some tickets!!

Exact details are not yet known…. sometimes this doesn’t mean that the all tickets are sold out, X amount of physical tickets are still available for a later date…. block booking amount of tickets for corporate folks, or even X amount allocated for upcoming contests for the sponsors + partners!

Anyhow there will be many fans disappointed that they couldn’t get tickets… but I congratulate the organisers Astro for a job well done. Why? Well because this is the first time in a very long time that a Japanese artiste concert has been professionally organised & SOLD OUT!!

So at the end of the day, it’s a WIN for MALAYSIA… something very scarce these days. It’s a win for MALAYSIA fans as probably more Japanese concerts will be hosted here in our own country! We have a pretty big land for an Asian country and our currency is weak compared to the giants of Asia. So to all the organisers, artiste, celebrities… come and host your event here!! Haha

#MikuExpoMY #MikuExpo #MikuPa #HatsuneMiku #MikuExpo2017 #Malaysia #PopCultureFunMY #CosplayFunMY #TheCaptain #Vocaloids #CryptonFutureMedia #AstroMalaysia #AstroMY #AxiataArena #BukitJalil

Lots of Love from
– The Captain –

Miku Expo in Malaysia 2017 – Press Launch

A month ago, Comic Fiesta dropped the Earthbound Papas bomb on us and the fans went nuts. Then a MikuPa page was made for Miku Expo in Malaysia 2017… on the same date of 16 December 2017 with no additional information till this date – the date of the press launch!!

It was a busy weekend & week but I managed to get my Magical Mirai Yokohama 2013 ready… and I am all set! So excited! 

I already had a few questions on my mind and upon arriving at TGV 1 Utama… a few were already answered. The Q & A session with the media was good as fellow Geek writers The Hyped Geek, started of with the mother of all questions – WHY WAS THIS DATE CHOSEN FOR MIKUEXPOMY? One of the most spicy Q&A sessions at a press conference I have ever attended 😀 On another note… come one the organisers are pros & corporate giants… the questions we’rent spicy enough to say it was spicy!! haha

Anyhow, here are the sights and info gathered, followed by the official press release!

On stage was the 3 most important people of the day! Mr. Kimitaka Nishio, CEO Office Manager of Crypton Future Media, Mr. Henry Tan COO of Astro Holdings Berhad and Mr. Ng Yubin, from the eGG Network, in which I believe with be a driving & promoting force for the pre-concert activities and promotions.

So Nishio-san started off by introducing Hatsune Miku everyone.

Followed by Mr. Henry Tan & Mr. Ng.

Next the opening acts were unveiled, which were chosen by the folks at Astro. They are YouTube Sensation Ms. Chaleeda Gilbert featuring Thai Rapper Dandee and the hottest star in Malaysia Mr. Zizan Razak aka. Abang Long Fadil!

Chaleeda Gilbert, of Thai and British descent, the first international act to be signed to Rocketfuel Entertainment, Malaysia’s #1 Indie Music label. Zizan is no stranger to the average Malaysian. Accomplished comedian, actor, singer, rapper, host, TV personality and a favourite in the hearts of Malaysians.

He will be singing a duet with Miku… for the concert and we’re speculating it’s gonna be a malay song or maybe it would be Zizan’s own single “Chentaku” produced with SonaOne… that will feature Miku!! Who knows at this point 😀 haha

Tickets are priced as follows. The tickets go on sale Sunday, 8 October 2017 at 10am on http://www.myticket.asia

Details on what other pre-concert activities will be announce as time progresses.

Check out our full photo album on Facebook here!

So there you have it:
Hatsune Miku Live in Malaysia 2017
16 December
Axiata Arena , Bukit Jalil (formerly Bukit Jalil Indoor Stadium)

I wanted to end with this joke! For all the friends & fans out there who call Miku their WAIFU, take a good look at Nishio-san, because he could be the closest you get to a LEGIT ‘uncle’ in this sense xD haha I had a great time.

Thanks to Astro and Crypton Future Media for having us and for making Miku’s concert in Malaysia a reality! – The Captain –

#MikuExpoMY #MikuPa #HatsuneMiku #MikuExpo2017 #Malaysia #CosplayFunMY #PopCultureFunMY #TheCaptain #Astro #AstroMY #AstroMalaysia #CryptonFutureMedia #HenryTan #KimitakaNishio

Here is the official press release:



KUALA LUMPUR, – Fans of global sensation Hatsune Miku can now meet their virtual idol “live in person”! Astro in partnership with Crypton Future Media, INC is bringing the highly anticipated, Hatsune Miku Expo 2017 – to Malaysia (#MikuExpoMY). This first of its kind concert performance is for one night only on 16 December at the Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil.

The teal-haired 16-year-old cyber celebrity from Japan has over 2.5 million fans globally and 80,000 loyalists in Malaysia. Hatsune Miku has collaborated with Pharrell Williams, supported Lady Gaga on her ArtRave tour and has a repertoire of hundreds of thousands of songs in multiple languages.

Henry Tan, Astro Chief Operating Officer said, “Astro is excited to bring the first ever Hatsune Miku live concert to Malaysia. This ground-breaking concert is the only performance in Southeast Asia this year, so be sure not to miss this sensational experience. As the voice of the future, Hatsune Miku brings forth a new and novel experience where her songs and performances are crowd sourced from millions of fans globally.

The Hatsune Miku Expo 2017 in Malaysia, has already caught the interest of many fans since it was announced at the Hatsune Miku event “Magical Mirai 2017” on 31st August 2017, coinciding with her 10th anniversary celebration in Japan. On concert day, fans can expect official merchandise booths, cosplayers, and other fun activities at the venue before Hatsune Miku takes the centre stage.”

Hatsune Miku is a unique content that has a strong following internationally as she transcends culture, language and borders.

Kimitaka Nishio, CEO Office Manager at Crypton Future Media, said “Three years ago, Hatsune Miku Expo kicked off in South-East Asia with a historic live performance and exhibition in Jakarta that set the foundations of this fan-centred event celebrating collaborative creativity.

This year, after 48 performances in 7 countries around the world, we are happy to be back in the region for Hatsune Miku Expo 2017 in Malaysia. We know Hatsune Miku already has a strong fanbase in the country, but we also hope to introduce her and the culture around her to many more people in the area.”

YouTube sensation, Chaleeda Gilbert and Malaysian superstar, Zizan Razak will open the concert for Hatsune Miku.

The Hatsune Miku Expo 2017, will be held at the Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil on 16th December 2017 at 8PM. Ticket Prices are RM169, RM269, RM339 and RM439 (excluding ticket fee and GST). Ticket sales will commence on Sunday, 8 October at 10AM online through www.myticket.asia. Get the latest news via mikuexpo.com and fb.com/mikuexpo2017mys.



Category Ticket Prices (RM)*exclude ticket fee & GST
VIP Rockzone (Free Standing) RM 439
Rockzone (Free Standing) RM 339
Category 1 (Free Seating) RM 269
Category 2 (Free Seating) RM 169

Tickets can be purchased from: www.myticket.asia (starting Sunday, 8 October at 10AM)

10 Fun Facts about Hatsune Miku


  1. Hatsune Miku was released on 31 August 2007 and her voice was sampled from Japanese voice actress, Saki Fujita.
  2. Miku’s name comes from putting together the words: First(Hatsu), Sound(Ne), and Future (Miku).
  3. Hatsune Miku isn’t a digital persona for a real singer. She’s actually a synthesised character, called a Vocaloid. Not only is her image on stage generated by computer, but her singing voice is totally synthesised, too.
  4. As her voice can be synthesised, Hatsune Miku sings in multiple languages and has hundreds of thousands of songs available to date!
  5. None of the songs that Hatsune Miku sings and performs actually come straight from Crypton Future Media. Instead, creating her songs is a widespread fan effort, with devotees around the world using her program to write and orchestrate songs for her.
  6. Miku’s outfit design is partly based on a very popular synthesiser keyboard. The colours, and some of the motifs on her clothes are inspired by that instrument.
  7. For a “vocaloid-opera” performance called “The End”, famous Louis Vuitton designer, Marc Jacobs has created a dress specifically for Hatsune Miku.
  8. Hatsune Miku has worked with the biggest acts in the world, from opening for Lady Gaga, to appearing in Pharrell’s music video and singing alongside Japanese artists like Bump of Chicken and Namie Amuro.
  9. Hatsune Miku made television history when she was the very first virtual singer to appear on a major U.S. late night talk show, The Late Show with David Letterman on Oct. 7, 2014, as the musical guest.
  10. There are other characters similar to Hatsune Miku from Crypton Future Media such as Megurine Luka, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, KAITO and MEIKO. However, Hatsune Miku remains the most popular in the market and became the world’s first virtual idol.

Visual Arts Expo 2017 – Preview

July marks that we have reached the middle of 2017 and if you’re a fan of Anime – illustration, animation, character design, music composition…. Then you should be a fan of VAX! VAX is back!! Back again! VAX stands for the Visual Arts Expo. This event debut 2 years ago and has not lost a step in trying to deliver a wholistic experience of the Anime as a production… as a work of art… visual arts. On the first year they brought in Studio Gainax co-founder Hiroyuki Yamaga, Macross creator Shoji Kawamori, music artiste Aimee B, Back-On – full list here (VAX Guest Album 2015). Year 2 saw them host Mika Kobayashi, Tetsuro Shimaguchi, illustrator Itaru Hinoue, composer Oriti Shinji – full list here (VAX Guest Album 2016).

Managed to catch Kawamori-san in his free time!

Let’s also not forget about the most unique feature at VAX (in our opinion) – SIP aka Special Interest Panel. Many events are community based, organised by community, run by community made for the community…. But so far VAX is the only one to give the fan community a voice & a stage! Fans & friends can apply for the time slots to present talks on their favourite topics: Japanese Idol Group Love Lieve, Kuroshitsuji, Gundam Saga, Pop Culture Conventions etc. As much as the special guest list is really exciting, the Special Interest Panels are really the heart & soul of VAX! (our opinon).

Here is the official press release for this year’s event! We’re just waiting now for the final schedule to start planning our visit!! How you got your tickets yet??


Expand your creativity horizon at Visual Arts Expo 2017

Visual Arts Expo 2017 returns with a new line-up of content, tailored for everyone and anyone interested in the creative arts


Kuala Lumpur: – The annual Visual Arts Expo (also known as VAX2017) is back again for the third year to spread and invite creative-minded people to collaborate and network with other content creators and the public. This year, VAX2017 will be opening its doors to the public at a new location in the heart of Selangor. VAX2017 aims to be the one-stop location for creatives to gather and present to all parties their ideas and portfolios, and find the opportunity to expand their business and services to reach into larger markets outside of Malaysia.

The expo targets an audience of school leavers, fresh graduates, young adults and entrepreneurs, and will present a wealth of content in various forms – which includes animation, comics, video games and music. These contents will then be shared with visitors, which includes creative industry players from Japan, America and Europe – and ultimately be used by these professionals as part of their own content and future projects.

“As we approach our third year, VAX 2017 will further build upon the success it has garnered from the previous two editions of the event to further connect and nurture relationships – especially between the local creative industry players, like-minded partners from overseas, as well as local audiences to showcase their talents and products under their wings.

Thanks to local successes such as Les Copaque and Lemon Sky Studios, Malaysian creative professionals are getting propelled to the world stage, and we at VAX 2017 will be supporting them with full gusto, as well as helping budding creative-content producers to showcase their talent on our own platform,” says Fazri Nuha, Project Director for VAX.

VAX 2017 targets an audience of school leavers, fresh graduates, young adults and entrepreneurs, and will present the content in various forms – which includes animation, comics, video games and music. The staple of the event – Special Interest Panels – will be held during the two-day event, where fans from all walks of life can come in and present their content to be shared with the public.

For this year’s edition, the guest speakers for VAX 2017 will include Masumoto Kazuya from Studio Trigger, whose portfolio includes titles such as Kill la Kill and Tengen Toppa Guren Lagann. Studio Trigger will be opening a gallery of artwork from Kill la Kill during the two-day event for attendees to check out the art from the acclaimed studio. Also attending VAX2017 is Ito Noriko, Animation Supervisor from Studio MAPPA, who was worked on titles such as Punchline and YURI!!! On Ice

Hiramatsu Tadahashi is also one of the notable guests attending VAX2017. He has worked on big named anime such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, FLCL, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Space Dandy and also Yuri!!! On Ice as part of his portfolio. He is also the character designer for the anime Yuri!!! On Ice

Masafumi “Pierre” Sugiura, a notable independent script and scenario writer in the Japanese animation industry – who has worked in shows such as Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru and Barakamon – is also attending this year’s edition of VAX and will be sharing his experience in working with the industry through a panel as well as a closed-door portfolio review session.  To close the event, Ai “AiRI”Miyake will be sharing her music on stage with the guests attending VAX2017. Her notable works includes the theme songs for shows such as Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon and Gundam Build Fighters

VAX2017 will be a two-day event, running from the 21 and 22 of July 2017, at the Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC). Tickets for the event will be priced at RM 25 per day for walk-in visitors, or RM 40 for early bird tickets when purchased online. Also available for purchase are two special tiers exclusive tickets, the Silver Pass and the Gold Pass. These passes give the bearer special perks and gifts along when they are purchased from VAX2017, which includes exclusive meet & greet chance, limited edition event swag and more. All tickets are available for purchase from the official website, with several of the tickets available for a limited time only:

  • Early Bird tickets – until 7th July 2017
  • Silver Pass – 7th July 2017
  • Gold Pass – 20th July 2017

For more information, head on to http://www.VAX.asia

Join the discussion at VAX’s social media channels:



#VisualArtsExpo #VAX2017 #VAXMY #VAXMalaysia #VAXisBack


About Valkyrie Creative Solutions Sdn Bhd

Valkyrie Creative Solutions (Valkyrie) is a design and communications agency founded and currently based in Puchong, Selangor aiming to introduce new ideas, services and platforms that operate within the creative industry. Valkyrie aims to create platforms for creative agencies, studios and developers to come together for collaboration and mutual outsourcing for creative ventures. The dream is to establish an ecology where creativity flourishes and mainstream media is rich with Malaysian-made content.

Aikon Idol Fest – Performers Line Up

Here are the official photos of the performers for this inaugural IDOL event!! We still don’t know the order of the line up or what songs they are going to perform but I guess you would have to buy a ticket to check it out? haha

Well if you still haven’t got your tickets don’t forget to get them from the special Comic Fiesta link for promo prices! Here is the link http://bit.ly/2kx8qyG Currently all the Upper Arena & VIP tickets have been sold out… so only the Normal (Lower Arena) tickets are left 🙂 So if you still want to get tickets… it’s now!!

Some advice for all the performers & would be performers:

  1. On becoming a star – it could happen to anyone, so why not you 🙂
  2. But it’s not going to be easy, it’s hard work & perseverance in your craft
  3. And even if you do become a star, it’s still hard work & perseverance in your craft
  4. Haters will always be there regardless if you’re a star or not.
  5. It’s never a bad thing to be courteous, polite & humble… even when you become a star!

“A life lived in fear, is a life half lived” – Baz Luhrmann, Strictly Ballroom.

So keep doing what you love and keep perspective of your priorities in life!

related article: Aikon Idol Fest – Debut event


Aikon Idol Fest performer – REI



Aikon Idol Fest performers – KR524 (Hime & Reina)



Aikon Idol Fest performers – Project NA = Aslene, Helen, Jia Wen (Chan), Jiawen (Lee), Kelly, Jing Yee & Liling


Aikon Idol Fest performer – Enginomai



Aikon Idol Fest performers – SIGMA = Aya, Amira, Suzuya



Aikon Idol Fest performers – Deltarhythm = Ristelle, Kanami, Cili Padi, No Name & Rina Hime

#AikonIdolFest #AikonEntertainment #KR524 #DeltaRhythm #ProjectNA
#Enginomai #Sigma #Rei

Aikon Idol Fest 2017 – Debut Event


It’s already February & what we are looking forward to is the first ever IDOL Festival! No, it’s not Japanese Idol girl groups performing but rather our own home grown talented performers! I think having 5 teams performing can be given the right to be called = “Festival” 😀 haha.

As fellow event organisers, we are excited that a new entity has taken the initiative to create a genre specific platform where these IDOL hopefuls can show case their talent. Yes, some groups do perform at ACG events, that’s correct. However to truly harness & nurture the potential in our local talent, there should be more focus on & into the genre, not to mention the investment of time, money & resources. So right now The Captain is excited for the organisers Aikon Entertainment & is more than happy to support the up coming Aikon Idol Fest – 愛コン

15977801_1022675647837771_7487358923623541507_nGet your tickets soon because the Upper Arena category tickets are already SOLD OUT. You want to see Japanese Idols? Well if this event continues to do well by your support, you all may very well get to see the Japanese idols you want. So in the mean time lets invest our support in Malaysia’s Got IDOL Talent!!

*ALWAYS REMEMBER the group named Sea*A and their origin story*


#AikonIdolFest #AikonEntertainment #KR524 #DeltaRhythm #ProjectNA
#Enginomai #Sigma #Rei

Aikon Idol Festival
25 February 2017
7pm – 10pm
The Gardens Theatre (TGT), Kuala Lumpur
Tickets from RM50 (Normal), RM65 (VIP)

Events List 2017


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It was certainly a long but exciting 2016 and even before the year is over, much news of 2017 events were already popping up! The Ultraman Returns show was the first sign for us to consider putting up the 2017 events list early since it really runs till the turn of the new year! Then next “SIGN” involved Genting again!! Resorts World Genting got involve to host ESL One on the first weekend of the new year!! Oh wow! So here is a very early start of the 2017 Malaysia ACG / Pop Culture Events List!

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.

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!

A BIG THANK YOU to all the folks from all over the world for visiting & re-visiting our page. We wish you a very prosperous & blessed 2017 to you all!!

Lots of Geek Love!
– The Captain –

#MalaysiaACGEventsList2017 #EventsList2017 #CosplayEvents2017 #MalaysiaCosplay #PopCultureEvents #MalaysiaAnimeEvents #MalaysiaACGEvents #PopCultureFunMY #PopCultureFun


VocaCafe Xmas Party 2017
23 December
2pm – 4pm
Happ Cafe, Tropicana Avenue

Bounenkai 2017
31 December
The Whiteaways Arcade

DONE FOR 2017!!

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

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

ESL One Genting 2017
6 – 8 January
Arena of Stars, Genting

Japanese Cultural Night 2017
19 Jan
MMU Cyberjaya
Tickets: RM7 member / RM10 non-member

Love Live! Pile – Live in KL
21 January 2016
HGH Hall
Concert time = 7:30pm
Concert Tickets = RM300, RM230, RM180
Meet & Greet time = 2pm – 4pm
Meet & Greet Tickets = RM100

ACG Fiesta 2017 (Anime Comic Games Fiesta)
21 – 22 January
10am – 6pm
UTAR Sungai Long Campus

17 – 20 February

Season4Otaku 2017
25 – 26 February
10am – 6pm
Makespace, Quill City Mall, KL

Aikon Idol Festival
25 Feb 2017
7pm – 10pm
The Gardens Theatre, Kuala Lumpur
Tickets from RM25 (Early Bird)

UNMC Bunkasai 2017 (University of Nottingham Malaysia)
4 March
10am – 6pm
Venue: H1 Building

CTFKL Kampong Toyfair
5 March
8am – 3pm
Laman Santai – Istana Budaya KL

Kurate Gakuen Cosplay Gathering
5 March 2017
From 1pm

Penang Yosakoi Parade 2017
11 March
4pm – 10pm
Esplanade, Padang Kota Lama, PENANG

Aoharu Matsuri 2017
18 – 19 Mar
10am – 6:30pm
International Medical University (IMU), Bukit Jalil Campus

Spring Cosplay Festival (Cosplay Invasion) 2017
18 – 19 March
11am – 7pm
Hanjiang College Sport Stadium, PENANG

Anisong Fantasy Live SINGAPORE
18 Mar
Megabox Event Hall,Big Box, SINGAPORE

AniBeats vol.2
18 March 2017
Tickets: S$25 / 35

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

Universal Cosplay Convention 2017 (UCC) – looks like not happening
TBA March – 
10am – 11pm
The Place @One City Sky Park

Animax Carnival Malaysia 2017
TBA March – via various PM replies, this is not happening. Don’t expect them make ‘Public Statement’!
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre

Festival of Animation & Games (FANG) 2017 – on HOLD
TBA March
ASWARA – Akademi Seni, Budaya dan Warisan

Geek Con Malaysia 2017 Hand Over HIATUS
TBA March
10am – 6pm

Collectors Toy Fair KL 4 (CTFKL) on HIATUS for 2017
TBA April 2017
10am – 6pm
Dewan Perdana Keramat Mall, KL

Super Heroes Comic Art Fair 2017
6 – 26 March
Sungei Wang Plaza, KL

Bangkok Comic Con 2017 – the info has suddenly gone missing
31 March – 2 April
Hall 100, BITEC Bangna

Cosplay Festival by Cosplay Corner
1 – 2 April
Selayang Mall, KL

Tou*Hon – Touken Ranbu Cafe
1 April
11am – 9pm
Uhon Food Cabin, Kota Damansara

OMG – Otakus, Makers & Gamers (SABAH)
1 – 2 April
10am onwards
5th & 6th Exhibition Hall, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall

Cosplay Party by Harvey Norman (SINGAPORE)
1 April 2017
Millenia Walk (Flagship Store)

8 – 9 April 2017
10am – 6pm
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre

Pekan Kartun 4: The Reborn 2017
8 – 9 April
Venue: Zoo Taiping & Night Safari, Taiping, PERAK

SEGi Carnival Cosplay Competition 2017
8 April
SEGi College, Kuching, SARAWAK

Atria Comic Festival by VBG Animation Merchandise
8 – 23 April
Cosplay Gathering + Competition
15 – 16 April
Atria Shopping Gallery, Petaling Jaya

Malaysia Gundam Art Festival (MGAF) 2017
15 – 16 April
10am – 6pm
Amcorp Mall, Petaling Jaya

Thailand Comic Con 2017
21 – 23 April
Royal Paragon Hall @Siam Paragon, BANGKOK

Vocaloid Cafe 2017
23 April
11am – 6pm
KopicatCafe, SS15 Subang Jaya

Avenue K – Collectors Festival 2017
25 April – 10 May
Cosplay Competition – 7 May 2017 (2:30pm – 4:30pm)
Avenue K shopping mall

Japan Otaku Matsuri 2017 #jomhijab
29 – 30 April
Makespace, Quil City Mall The Summit USJ

Dollfest Malaysia 2017
30 April
11:30am – 5pm
RUANG, Subang Jaya

Creators Super Fest by AFA
29 – 30 April
Pullman Grand Ballroom, Jakarta, INDONESIA

AMG-chan 2017 by Animangaki
6 – 7 May
Evolve Concept Mall, PJ

Doujin Market – DOUJINMA 2017 (SINGAPORE)
6 – 7 May
Suntec City, The Concourse (Lv 3)

Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour
13 May 2017
KLCC Plenary Hall
TICKETS: http://www.ticketpro.com.my/jnp/family/disney/2011038-KINGDOM-HEARTS-Orchestra-World-Tour.html

Cosfest XVI -HOPE-
13 – 14 May 2017
D’Marquee, Downtown East, Pasir Ris

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Fan Celebration – Malaysia
15 – 21 May 2017
Blue & Orange Atrium, Sunway Pyramid

Onmyoji Only Event
20 May
11:30am – 5:30pm
Moe Space, Petaling Jaya

Anime Carnival 2017
20 – 21 May
11am – 9pm
Setia Walk, Puchong

Kelantan ACG Fiesta
19 – 20 May
Parkson Kota Bahru, KELANTAN

J-Obsession 2017 by Cathay DISCONTINUED

Anifest 2017
TBA May – done in January
The Summit USJ, Subang

Super Japan Matsuri 2017 (SINGAPORE) – maybe a one-off event last year
TBA May 
Esplanade – Theatre on the Bay, Singapore

Radwimps 2017 Asia Live Tour – Singapore
4 June
Megabox Event Hall @Bigbox

A.G.E. (Artistic Gaming Entertainment) Convention 2017
– Sibu Cosplay Matsuri –
9 – 11 June
Sibu Indoor Stadium, SARAWAK

MOEPA 2017
10 – 11 June
11am – 7pm
The Whiteways Arcade, PENANG

C3 AFA Bangkok 2017
10 – 11 June
Royal Paragon Hall – Siam Paragon, Bangkok THAILAND
Site: http://www.animefestival.asia

UTAR (Sg Long) Bunkasai 2017
12 June
10am – 6pm
University Tunku Abdul Rahman (Sungai Long Campus)

Tampines PowerUp 2017
18 June
Tampines Central CC Multipurpose Hall – SINGAPORE

FUNAN SG Mall Anime Matsuri (SINGAPORE) – Mall is closed for renovation till 2019
TBA June 2017
Funan Digital Life Mall, SG

Natsu Bunkasai 2017
30 June – 1 July
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar PERAK

Penang Anime Matsuri 2017
1 – 2 July
Setia SPICE Convention Centre, PENANG

Cosplay Commuter organised by The Magic Rain
8 July
1pm – 8pm
Evolve Concept Mall LRT Station

HMM: Secret Garden at Cosplay Commuter organised by The Magic Rain
8 July
1pm – 8pm
Avenue K

Anime Saiko 2017
7 – 9 July
Xspace, AEON Tebrau City Mall, JOHOR BAHRU

JCos Junboku Cosplay Gathering
15 July 2017
12pm – 5pm
Plaza Pelangi, JOHOR BAHRU

World Cosplay Summit – Malaysia Qualifier
15 July
6pm – 10pm
Mytown Shopping Centre

Bon Odori 2017 PENANG
15 July  
6pm – 11pm
Queensbay Mall, PENANG

C2AGE X-treme (by HELP University)  
15 – 16 July 2017
HELP University (HU), Subang 2, Subang Bestari

Harry Potter & the Philosophers Stone in Concert – Postponed
15 – 16 July
Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre

Visual Arts Expo (VAX) 2017
22 – 23 July
Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC)

Hotshotz Asia 2017 (eSports Festival Main Event)
22 – 23 July
10am – 8pm
KDU Glenmarie Campus

Bon Odori 2017 (by Japan Club KL)
22 July 
4:30pm – 9:30pm
Kompleks Sukan Negara, Shah Alam, Seksyen 21
(formerly Matsushita Sports Complex)

Japan Expo Malaysia
28 – 30 July
Fahrenheit 88 & Pavilion KL

Comic Art Festival 4
29 – 30 July 2017
Dewan Bunga Raya, Campbell Complex

Miyamoto Saki Meet & Greet Session
29 July
1pm – 3pm
Isetan The Japan Store KL, Lot 10

World Cosplay Summit FINALS 2017
29 July – 6 August
Aichi Arts Centre, NAGOYA, JAPAN

LL Maid Cafe Malaysia
30 July 2017
Oh Shooter Cafe, Subang Jaya

Jakarta Comic Con
July TBA

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

Cosplay Corner 2017  hiatus for 2017
TBA August
10am – 6pm
KDU College Damansara Jaya Campus
Entrance Fee: RM10 per day

History Con MALAYSIA 2017
4 – 6 August
MAEPS, Serdang
History Con MALAYSIA 2017

Taylor’s Bunkasai 2017
5 August
Taylor’s College (SS15 Campus), Subang Jaya

Nowadays Anime Festival
5 – 6 August
Quill City Mall, KL

OtaFair (OtaFuse Mini Event)
5 – 6 August
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall

Selangor Cyber Games
12 – 13 August 2017
Paradigm Mall

ANIMANGAKI (AMG) 2017 – Magic & Elements
19 – 20 August 
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, SPCC

C3 AFA Jakarta 2017
18 – 20 August
Site: http://www.animefestival.asia

CosManiac (SABAH)
20 August 2017
Palm Square, Centre Point (Kota Kinabalu)

Anifest 3 x Japan Otaku Matsuri
25 – 27 August
Summit USJ

Anime Film Festival Malaysia 2017
25 Aug – 3 Sept
GSC Paradigm Mall, PJ

Ani Carnival 2017
26 – 27 August
Han Jian College

EXCC 2017
26 – 27 Aug
Skudai Parade Shopping Mall

AsiaPop Comic Con Manila 2017
25 – 27 August
SMX Convention Centre, PHILIPPINES

International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS) – still on hiatus 2017
August 2017 TBA
Link: https://www.facebook.com/ICD.SG

OTAFUSE 2017 – RPG Adventure
2 – 3 September
5 & 6 Flr, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall

Moon Prism Cafe (Sailormoon Themed Cafe)
3 September
11am – 3pm
Coffee Topic, Cheras

Comic Fiesta Mini 2017
9 – 10 September
Straits Quay Convention Centre, PENANG

Carmina In Nocté 2017
9 September
5:30pm – 11pm
Level 4, Jeffrey Cheah Hall, Sunway College

Bon Odori 2017 PUBLIKA
10 September
5pm – 10pm
The Square, Publika

Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2017
9 – 10 Sept
Level B2, Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Hall E & F)

Chara Expo 2017 (SINGAPORE)
9 – 10 Sept

JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 by Japan Foundation KL
Klang Valley: 7–13 September
GSC Mid Valley, GSC 1Utama, GSC Pavilion KL, GSC NU Sentral
PENANG: 14–17 September
GSC Gurney Plaza
Kuching, SARAWAK: 21–24 September
GSC Cineplex, CityOne Megamall
Kota Kinabalu, SABAH: 28 September–1 October
GSC Suria Sabah

Full Schedule and Link: http://jfkl.org.my/japanese-film-festival-2017/

Doll Furiimarket by DollFest MY
16 September
RUANG, Subang Jaya

KotaKomik 2017
16 – 17 September
Level 1, Metropoint Complex, Kajang (SELANGOR)

Game Plan #3 – Game Anime Expo (GAX) 2017
23 – 24 September
Berjaya Times Square, KL

Anime on Ice Festival by Comic Fiesta
23 – 24 September 2017
10am – 6pm
Myniss, Empire City

Japan x Malaysia Friendship Concert 2017
23 September
Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach

Cosplay Circle 2017 by Cosplay Corner
24 September
10am – 6pm
Sony Store @The Curve, Mutiara Damansara

Anime & Cosplay Event (ACE) 2017
30 Sept – 1 October
HELP College of Arts & Technology (CAT)

Wrestle Con VII 2017
TBA Sept
10am – 7pm
Chin Woo Stadium, KL

Batman Day 2017 by Batcave Malaysia
TBA Sept
2pm – 8pm
Comic Corner, Damansara Jaya

Cosfair 2017
TBA September
10am – 6pm
Evolve Concept Mall

Dattebayo Naruto Only 2017
11am – 6pm
HELP College of Arts & Technology

Eiichiro Oda presents:
Hello, ONE PIECE Luffy is here! A One Piece Exhibition
26 August – 18 October 2017
11am – 9pm
Venue: Level 3,The Cube / Cube 1, Isetan The Japan Store KL(Lot 10)
LINK: http://www.cube1kl.com/
Ticket: Rm15, with VR Experience RM25


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 2017 @NICE EXPO 2017
(National Innovative & Creative Economy EXPO)

14 – 15 October
Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil

KL Sci-Fi Convention 2017 – Cosplay Runway Competition
15 October 
MAIN STAGE, KL Sci-Fi Convention Hall 1,
Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil

Game Square 2017 by KDU GAYA
14 – 15 Oct
KDU Glenmarie Campus

IdolFes – GameSquare 2017
14 – 15 October 2017
KDU University College – Glenmarie Campus

14 – 15 October 
10.00am to 8.00pm
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 401 – 403

Distant Worlds, Kuala Lumpur by Creon Asia
30th Anniversary
18 October 2017
Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre

Distant Worlds: Singapore – Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary
21 Oct 2017
The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre

MGACE 2017
21 – 22 Oct
Evolve Concept Mall, PJ

Otaku Makers Gamers II (OMG)
21 – 22 Oct
Exhibition Hall 5 & 6
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall (SABAH)

KL Comic Week Mini 2017
20 – 29 Oct
Weekdays: 7pm – midnight
Weekend: 3pm – midnight
Midsummer Night Cafe, Taman OUG, KL

Radical Anime Games Expo (RAGE) 2017
28 – 29 October
10am – 6pm
Ballroom, The Pines Hotel (MELAKA)

Japan Manga Otaku Exhibition (JMOE) by TARUC
28 – 29 October 2017
Tunku Abdul Rahman Uni College, KL

Cosmart 2017
28 – 29 October
MyTOWN Shopping Centre, KL

Indonesia Comic Con 2017
28 – 29 October
Jakarta Convention Centre

吉隆坡漫畫週 Kl Comic Week 2017
Sungei Wang Plaza, KL

JCos Cosplay Party 2017
November TBA
Plaza Sentosa, Taman Sentosa JOHOR BAHRU

Manga Festival in Malaysia
TBA November
Kinokuniya Books, KLCC

Malaysia Ninty Gathering 2017
TBA November
10am – 9pm
LG Flr, Berjaya Times Square

JPOP Signature in KL 2017
TBA November
Zouk Club KL
Addmission: FREE upon Sign Up!

CRE.aRT Expo 2017 –  on Hiatus for 2017
TBA November
Evolve Concept Mall

Level Up KL 2017
4 – 9 November
Venue: Connexion Conference & Event Centre, Bangsar South, KL
Link: https://www.facebook.com/lvlupkualalumpur/

Harry Potter & the Philosophers Stone in Concert by Creon Asia
4 – 5 November 2017
Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre

CXM (Cosplay Exhibition Miri), SARAWAK 2017 
4 – 5 November
Venue: Bintang Megamall, Miri

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

Western Assemble 2017
12 November
KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH), KL

Comic Play at Publika
14 – 19 Nov

UniKL Cosplay Day 2017
15 November
9am – 5pm
Universiti Kuala Lumpur

Festival of Animation & Games (FANG) 2017
17 – 18 November
Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan Malaysia (ASWARA) https://www.facebook.com/events/656037504601824

Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Launch
18 – 19 November 2017
11am – 6pm
Lot 10, Kuala Lumpur

Anime Saiko – Born of Kyoya
18 – 19 November 2017
Sunway Velocity Mall, KL

J-Fest 2017
18 November
9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Foyer Engineering, UiTM Shah Alam

Ragnarok Homecoming
22 November 2017
11am – 8pm
Publika, Kuala Lumpur

CyberFest 2017
24 – 26 Nov
Empire City, Damansara KL

Feel The Force “In The Dark”
25 – 26 Nov
East Wing, G Flr, Sunway Putra Mall

Malaysia Hobby Expo 2017
25 – 26 November 
10am – 10pm
Hall A, MAEPS Serdang

East Coast Collectors Toy Fair (KUANTAN)
25 November 2017
8am – 7pm
Caribbean Room, Bukit Gambang Resort City KUANTAN

C3 AFA Singapore 2017
24 – 26 November
SUNTEC International Convention & Exhibition Centre SINGAPORE
Site: http://www.animefestival.asia

Gunpla Expo 2017 Malaysia
Gunpla Builders World Cup
28 November – 3 December
10am – 9pm
MyTown Shopping Centre, KL

Anime Saiko – Born of Kyoya
1 – 3 December 2017
Forest City, JOHOR BAHRU

Otakyun! 2017
2 – 3 December
City One Convention Centre, City One Megamall

Cosplay Party 3.0 by Klang Parade
3 December 2017
1pm – 5pm
Klang Parade

Big Bad Wolf Sale 2017
8 – 18 December
Mines International Convention Centre (MIECC)

HobbyCon XI 
9 – 10 December 2017
10am – 8pm
Likas Sports Complex

EOY Cosplay Festival 2017
9 – 10  December
Marina Barrage, SINGAPORE

9 December 2017
11am – 6:30pm
Skudai Parade Shopping Complex, JOHOR

UMS Japanese Cultural Night Bon Odori
9 Dec
Padang Kawad, UMS


Miku Expo Malaysia 2017
16 December

Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil

Comic Fiesta 2017
16 – 17 December
KL Convention Centre (KLCC)