Malaysia’s 2nd largest ACG event is back and this year marks the 10th ANIMANGAKI! What started out as a first time event for the Sun-U Anime Club (SUAC) on 27 – 28 June 2009, has now become a staple August month convention event that’s drawing 18,500+ people over 2 days (2017).
The first 4 years were tough, as the SUAC club kept changing presidents each year as the students graduate. And then from the 5th year on they made the jump from Sunway College hall to Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre!
Of the top 3 colleges (with ACG events) in the first decade of the millennium, only Animangaki remains consistent (without skipping a year) and thriving with their Sunway Anime Club roots in tact.
So I salute you guys! Keep up the good work team!! -The Captain-
Here are some of the highlights for this years event!!
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
AniManGaki 2018 Theme: Role Playing Game (RPG)
Marks our 10th year in the scene, and is expected to be our biggest one yet. It will be held at the SUNWAY PYRAMID CONVENTION CENTER on 18th-19th August 2018. New expansions to the event include an LED screen on our stage and additional play space (Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall LG2 Central Avenue). We are projecting 20,000 attendees and 100,000+ foot traffic from Malaysia and its neighboring countries in 2018.
1) Cosplay Competition
Sponsored by Warlord, Armaggeddon & TokyoNinki
An abbreviation of ’costume’ and ‘play’, cosplay is an increasingly popular hobby worldwide. Fans usually attend the vent in their own tailored costumes and role-play as their favourite character. One of our anchor activity as participants perform sketches on stage and make their best impersonation of the cosplayed character. Winning team of this competition will compete against other Malaysian cosplay champions at the annual Cosplay Invitational.
2) AniManGaki Idol
Sponsored by Warlord & SonicGear
Another popular anchor activity in which contestants show off their singing skills and compete in front of a judge panel and live audience. The longest of its kind in Malaysian ACG events, also jumpstarted the career of many local ACG singers. This year, we will be doing a Battle Royale in which previous winners of AniManGaki Idol from years 2010-2017 will return to stage and compete for the ultimate AniManGaki Idol Champion title.
3) Art Competition
Sponsored by Artisul
Pre-event activity in which participants submit their artworks online. Winning entries will be featured at our gallery area on event days. Champion wins a drawing tablet, and will have their artwork featured on the back page of AMG 2018 event booklet.
4) Doodle 4 AniManGaki Contest
Sponsored by Sakura
For those who love to doodle, attendees may pick up a canvas from the Sakura booth and enter the contest for free. Winning entries may win up to RM1000 worth of Sakura products!
Think of it as a mini fun fair, consisting of game booths. Attendees get to test their skills and try their luck at winning some prizes, by playing games like archery, shooting cans, and ball toss.
6) The Trading Card Game of Thrones
Organized by Yokozuna Card Game, attendees may participate in four special tournaments; Pokemon, Vanguard, Battle Spirits, or Weiß Schwarz.
7) Lawak Kampus 15th Anniversary Exhibition
Presented by Kadokawa Gempak Starz
Celebrating 15 years of Lawak Kampus by local cartoonist, Keith. Exhibition will be located at LG2 Central Avenue, Sunway Pyramid Mall.
8) Collectibles Display Hall
A collaborative work made possible by the Hobbies and Collectibles Community Malaysia, attendees can marvel at the large collection of figurines or action figures, learn from exhibitors about maintenance works or tips on starting their own collection, and even join a community that interests them.
9) Special Interest Panels/Workshop
A platform for collaborators to showcase their works and the opportunity to create awareness or educate the attendees on their company/products/services.
10) Doujin Alley (Artist Tables)
Artists set up booths to display their works, sell handmade crafts to attendees, and fulfil commission requests. We will have 120 artist tables at AniManGaki 2018.
11) Stage & Band Performance
Stage line-up includes Tokimeki JUMP (Singapore), Hayashiforest, Harmonia ACG, Nandemo ii, Mystical Mirage, The Crestfall Band, and 02 Pro.
12) Video Game Arena
A collaborative work made possible by Infinite Carnage Malaysia and Malaysian Touhou Brigade, participants compete live in several featured tournaments (i.e., games like Tekken and Street Fighter) to win prizes and earn the championship title of the year!
13) Exhibitor Booths
With over 60 booths, exhibitors consist of studios (gaming or animation), products/services, education institutions, merchandise sellers, and more.
▪ Donna Bruke feat. Ganime Jazz (Singer/Musician) Official Page: https://www.donnaburke.com/ – She is an Australian singer and voice actress based in Tokyo, Japan. Her works include titles like Metal Gear Solid, Tokyo Ghoul, God Eater, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles to name a few. – Ganime Jazz was formed in 2016, combined the free beauty of hazz with songs form the game and anime world.
▪ Serg Loki Mirage (Cosplayer) Official Page: https://www.facebook.com/serglokicosplay/ – Hail from Russia, Serg has been highly notable for his portrait of several characters specifically for Thranduil from the Lord of the Ring Universe and Loki from Marvel’s Thor. He has won many cosplay competitions.
▪ Moriyama Daisuke (Manga Artist) Official Page: https://twitter.com/dai_greyhound – A veteran comic artist from Japan. Best known for his work, Chrono Crusade series which was adapted into a 24-episode anime series by animation studio, Gonzo.
▪ Chinnie (Cosplayer) Official Page: http://www.facebook.com/chinnie.cosplay – Chinnie is a Malaysian cosplayer who’s highly praised for her ability to portray characters realistically and her hard works in numerous cosplay projects.
▪ Yugana Senshi Uon (Cosplayer) Official Page: https://www.facebook.com/yuganasenshi Presented by ColourVUE – Best known for her portrayals of scary characters, Yugana is no stranger to the cosplay community, this Malaysian cosplayer has been both a judge and guests at many events, local and abroad.
▪ #kendylife (Cartoonist) Official Page: https://www.facebook.com/kendylife Presented by Sakura – Born at Kota Kinabalu and raised in Sipitang, the Sino-Kadazan’s childhood interest in art matured into a love of comic by his early twenties. He started outputting his keen observation skills and humour to use as a cartoonist and created #kendylife.
• Rachelhofs (Illustrator) Official Page: Instagram.com/rachelhofs Presented by Pilot Pen – Rachel is a talented artist from Sabah, currently living in Kuala Lumpur. She specialises in visual development and illustration for animated films. Her drawings are heavily influenced by sights she sees in her surroundings, like street wear fashion & movies, which she then translates into her current drawing style.
• Keith (Cartoonist) Official Page: https://www.facebook.com/keith.kahhwee Presented by Gempak Starz – A Malaysian cartoonist best known for his work, Lawak Kampus.
#Animangaki #AMG #AMG2018 #TheCaptain #CosplayFunMY #PopCultureFunMY #DonnaBurke #GanimeJazz #SergLoki #AMGX
by Aimee for Cosplay Fun – Malaysia.
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。
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）
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）
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。
by Xajin Jian for Cosplay Fun – Malaysia.
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.
HYDE’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.
The 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.
So 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.
Let the music flow through you he quoted.
Of 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.
So 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.
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!
#HYDE #HYDEliveinKualaLumpur #HYDEliveinMALAYSIA #HYDEliveinKL #CosplayFunMY #TheCaptain #PopCultureFunMY #LarcEnCiel #VAMPS #XajinXian
Full Photo album here: Cosplay Fun – Malaysia Facebook
L’Arc-en-Ciel and VAMPS fans REJOICE!! OK… maybe just go nuts then!! Your favourite front-man voice is coming to Kuala Lumpur in the FLESH!! KL is the ONLY STOP in the entire South East Asia!! Now that’s a big deal guys!! Get your tickets ASAP!! Here is the official info:
Date : 12 May 2018
Time : 8pm (Door opens 6pm)
Venue : MCA Hall (163, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.)
Ticket price : VIP RM698 / RM508 / RM338 / RM168
After so much requests, we are so excited to announce, one of the most influential vocalists from Japan, HYDE, the lead vocalist from the legendary Japanese rock band, L’Arc-en-Ciel, as well as VAMPS, is finally coming to Kuala Lumpur for the first time with his concert tour entitle [HYDE Acoustic Concert Tour 2018 黒ミサ Asia Live in Kuala Lumpur], Kuala Lumpur being the only stop for South East Asia!!!
Tickets will be launching on 12 March 2018, 10am at www.ticketcharge.com.my +603 9222 8811 (Kuala Lumpur) / +604 645 9811 (Penang)
HYDE is taking his time to hold meet & greet with the fans, limited to the VIP ticket holder!
There will be a special moment for the fans to have a high-touch and a group photo session with HYDE.
We have been requesting HYDE to come to Malaysia for so many years and this is finally happening. The fans should never miss this opportunity to witness the world of HYDE, his amazing vocals and fashion in live! Hard core fans of HYDE, should not miss this opportunity! The VIP tickets are limited!
Concert ticket price listed above is excluding ticket processing fee and other online & credit card transaction service fees.
- Organiser reserves the rights to alter the terms & conditions and/or the contents without prior notice.
- No photography or videography in the venue.
- No outside F&B allowed in the venue.
- Children aged under 16 years old are advised to be accompanied by the guardian.
Important Notice :
HYDE Acoustic Tour 2018 黒ミサ Asia Scam
We have been advised by HYDE management to inform all HYDE fans on this incidence. Kindly take note on the following :
There is some notification from fans that there is ticket scam company announced for HYDE Tickets for each territories. The company is called 上理Skyline票务资讯. Currently they are selling tickets for China, and HK but it could/may affect other territories too. Or there maybe other scam parties arise. To avoid any troubles, kindly purchase your concert tickets only from the official ticketing website / outlets appointed for the concert.
For HYDE Acoustic Tour 2018 黒ミサ Asia Live in Kuala Lumpur, the official ticketing agent is Ticket Charge and the official ticketing page is as below :
Below is the notice that Chinese promoter announced : http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/Hnufb3j2GgLQVUDONBIxsg
#CosplayFunMY #TheCaptain #Hyde #LarcEnCiel #VAMPS #HYDEAcousticTour2018 #MCAHall #ToyboxProjects #Kuala Lumpur #Malaysia
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!!
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
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.
The local mobile gaming scene just took another step forward with the unveiling of Great Wall iGame Sdn. Bhd. to the public. In short, yes… they will be introducing more games to the Malaysia market… but the more significant portion of their contribution will be their new proprietary integrated e-pay system called UMU Wallet.
Their first game is an straight forwardly called Tembak Ikan! It’s like the 4 player arcade fishing game except instead of throwing a fishing line… you’re just shooting the many varieties of sea creatures with a ‘canon’. It’s like Galaga under the sea! haha
It’s simple and quite addictive. Each shot uses up credits so shoot when it counts. When you start of you have 2 types of guns a ‘canon’ like machine gun that shoot s quite rapidly and the electricity focus gun that can track targets but is less powerful. I’d call it the Ghostbusters gun haha since it was introduced way back in 1984 😀
Anyways, look out for it. It’s available now on Android (Google PLAY) & iOS (App Store).
Full Photo album here: Great Wall iGame Malaysia – Launch
#GreatWalliGame #TembakIkan #UMUwallet #ARCPLAY #Galaga #Gamer4Life #Malaysia #MobileGaming
Here is the official press release:
8th November 2017, Kuala Lumpur – Today Malaysia’s latest mobile gaming company, Great Wall iGame Sdn. Bhd. (GWi) was officially launched adding a new viable contender in the local gaming industry. Established on September 21st 2016, GWi was created to partake primarily in mobile games and devices platform providing innovative content to Malaysia and beyond. The launch today also saw the introduction of UMU Wallet, a proprietary platform created by GWi that will allow players and business builders to effectively communicate and transact.
GWi’s core business activity covers two key areas: mobile gaming and multimedia technology and development. The ability and opportunity to provide creative and innovative solutions is supported through partnerships with world top game manufacturers. By leveraging on the strengths and capability of these manufacturers couple with their local and regional know-hows and experience, GWi is able to offer products that is both relevant and needed by the markets.
“The inception of GWi was spurred by the Malaysian governments’s ambition to become he regional leader in the gaming market and its export of gaming content capabilities.We are proud to be part of this digital revolution in providing the best product for global use and enjoyment,” commented Dato’ Sri Wong Ing Soon, Founder of Great Wall iGame Sdn. Bhd.
Currently operating in Malaysia, GWi is planning to extend its regional footprint across ASEAN and Middle-East countries. In addition to establishing partnerships with the best game manufacturers globally, GWi’ market development strategy will also include a solid licensing and agent programmer, which will see the active participation of numerous parties including payment gateway operators, sales agents, web developers and even telecommunication companies especially through its UMU Wallet platform.
“What the UMU Wallet offers is truly an integrated gaming solution.From the diversity of its unique games to cutting-edge payment mechanism, the platform created ease of use and communication between all parties involved. The innovative convenience sets it apart from other products in the market and we are proud to be working with ARC PLAY Ltd. Co. from Taiwan to bring it to Malaysia,” explained Dato’ Joseph Foo, Director of Great Wall iGame Sdn. Bhd.
With the UMU Wallet, players are able to reload credits, play games and P2P transfer credits; offering a complete, seamless and safe gaming experience.
The introduction of GWi and UMU Wallet today also included the unveiling of the company’s first mobile game Tembak Ikan. Created in partnership with ARC PLAY Ltd. Co. it is a re imagined point-and-shoot ocean adventure set within several interactive game rooms such as Gold Dragon, Anglerfish, Sarcosuchus and Kraken.
Here 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.
However, 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
So 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.
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