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Japanese Idol Group DEAR KISS arrives in Kuala Lumpur!


It’s always a rare treat to have one of these authentic Japanese Idol Group come to KL or any part of Malaysia. So with this said, we all should feel pretty gifted with this announcement and that DEAR KISS will be performing twice this coming weekend in Kuala Lumpur. We hope for more to come… here are the details. -TheCaptain- 


MALAYSIA, JUNE 2019 – Say Hello to Dear Kiss! One of the famous Japanese Girl’s Dance & Vocal groups- Dear Kiss will be having a “Media Meet & Greet” session at Quill City Mall, Kuala Lumpur on 21st June 2019. Dear Kiss is an all-girl group consists of Saki, Miiwa, Rikako, Nonoko and Maho. This is the first time they visit Malaysia and wish to introduce themselves to the Malaysia media as well as their fans.

At the same time, they will be performing a couple of their songs during the “Media Meet & Greet” session. On 22nd and 23th June, they will be having a “Fans Meet and Greet session” as well. For more information, kindly check via this link:

Introducing the DEAR KISS
DEAR KISS is a powerful dance and vocal girls unit which is consist of 5 members, “Saki “,”Miiwa”, “Rikako”,”Nonoko and “Maho”.

In April 2016, DEAR KISS has officially started. It has then decided they would be appeared in TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL known as one of the biggest idol events, after only 4 months from their debut.

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Their first mini album reached 1st place in J-POP charts ‘Oricon Daily’, and they held the first live concert at Shinjuku BLAZE on 20th August 2016.

On that stage, they incorporated Saki Shishima’s ideas and which enabled them to introduce many kinds of directions such as the stage mixing dance and projected image, debuted 3 songs, focusing on singing without dancing and so on. Despite the fact that they are still newly recognised, they managed to attract audiences with very challenging performance. As a result, the solo live performance ended successfully. During last 6 months, DEAR KISS has appeared in a number of events in Singapore and Hong Kong.

On 13th and 14th July, DEAR KISS has been invited to perform the main opening act at SMASH 2019 (one of the biggest Anime festival) in Sydney, Australia.

Now DEAR KISS is making efforts to expand their activities at respective countries in Asia and Pacific.


Still interested in the Malaysia Fan Meet & Greet? By this time, you can only get thru via this link: https://bit.ly/2wzTQgK

We thank you for your support because by support them, there is a chance they will be back again, and maybe come back with friends too? 😀 -TheCaptain-

#DEARKISS #LIPS #TheCaptain #CosplayFunMalaysia #CosplayFunMY #LiveFact #JapaneseIdolGroup #AFASingapore #AFASG #AnimeFestivalAsia


GAMESCOM comes to Asia!

The worlds largest gaming event is coming to Singapore! In 2018 gamescom had 370,000 visitors and 1037 exhibitors from 56 countries attending the show. In 2020, gamescom will partner with Southeast Asia’s Premiere Gaming event Gamestart Asia to bring the region it’s first gamescom asia! -TheCaptain-
Here’s the official press release!
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the inaugural gamescom asia, which will be coming to Singapore in 2020!
When we started GameStart in 2014, our goal was to create a gaming event that was inspired by the larger shows like PAX, Tokyo Game Show and Gamescom, where gamers could come to try the latest games and meet fellow gamers. We also wanted to put Singapore and Southeast Asia on the world map, as a region that was at the time seen as small and less important than the more developed countries in Asia. We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response from the gaming community, and each year we welcome visitors not just from Singapore, but also the region, for two days of gaming and fun.
GameStart itself has evolved over the years, at first catering only for the hardcore gaming crowd, but as gaming habits have changed, mobile has helped bring in a whole new segment of casual and core gamers, the rising popularity of esports and tabletop gaming have also allowed us to reach out to and work with new communities each year. We are happy and thankful for the various communities we’ve worked with this six years, and for our visitors who have all played a part in Senpai noticing us.
We will be looking for a new home for GameStart in the Asia region, and have plans to get back to our roots with more community-focused events planned in the region, so do watch this space for more news and updates!
In the meantime, our team is working hard to put together an awesome GameStart 2019 on 12 & 13 October, after which we will be working with the gamescom team to launch gamescom asia 2020!
Have a feeling this years show will be awesome too! Stay tuned for more news on GameStart Asia and gamescom!
#GameStartAsia #GameStart2019 #GS2019 #gamescom #gamescomAsia #Eliphant #PopCultureFunMY #TheCaptain

Alexandros returns to KL July 2019

ALXD Live in KL 2019 Poster-v2

We are so excited to announce we are bringing back popular J-ROCK band from Japan, [ALEXANDROS]for the SECOND time to Kuala Lumpur!The popularly in-demand band will also be touring other Asia countries, including Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Bangkok and Jakarta.Theirconcertin Kuala Lumpur will be held on19 July 2019 (Friday) at Bentley Music Auditorium,at 8.30pm.

[ALEXANDROS] will also hold an exclusive meet andgreet session with the fans, limited to VIP ticket holders only!VIP ticket holders will get to meet and have a hand shake  session with the band members, take a group photo with them, get an autographed concert poster, and last but certainly not least, able to get priority entry to the concert.
Following last year in September, [ALEXANDROS] had released a new song「Arpeggio」as the theme song for the PS4 suspense action game “Judge Eyes”, starring Takuya Kimura as the game’s main protagonist. The [ALEXANDROS] Arpeggio music video also features Takuya Kimura, who could be seen ‘acting’ as a behind-the-camera person.
The band also recently released a new song「Pray」on 13th May,which will be featured as Japanese theme song for the popular Godzilla movie franchise “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”.
[ALEXANDROS], formerly known as Champagne, is a four-piece rock band from Japan that plays a mixture of alternative and hard rock with elements of pop punk and emo, lending them a contemporary sound that carries a wide appeal. They are currently signed to Universal Music Japan and are one of the bigger names in the current Japanese rock scene. On top of that, the band performs songs in both Japanese and English, which makes them instantly accessible to a larger global audience.
Their transnational appeal also stems from the fact that the members have living experience abroad and are multilingual; skills and competencies they also transfer into their art and sound. Last year, the band had sang the theme song for the popular anime live-action ‘BLEACH’ movie that was released in July. The band was formed in 2007 and the members are: Yoohei Kawakami on vocals and guitar, Hiroyuki Isobe on bass and backing vocals,  Masaki Shirai on guitar and Satoyasu Shomura on drums.
[ALEXANDROS]Sleepless in Kuala Lumpur is organized by Toybox Projects; UKPM (Artist Management); RX-Records (Music Label); Creativeman Productions (Tour Agent); Livemasters Inc. (Tour Producer); Sponsored by KidZania Kuala Lumpur (Venue Partner), EPOP (Official Magazine), M-Town (Official Japanese Paper), Rentak Sejuta (Official Online Media), Selebriti Online (Official Online Media), M-Town (Official Japanese Paper), Aforadio (Official Radio), MTVAsia(Official Music Channel), Oyoshi (Official Tea) and Mighty Monster (Official Restaurant).
Ticket price for the concert is VIP RM438/ Zone A RM288 (pre-sale) RM308 (at door) / Zone B RM138 (pre-sale) RM158 (at door).This is an all standing concert. Venue entry will be according to the ticket number order. All prices exclude ticket processing fee and other handling fees. Tickets are on sale beginning 19th April2019, 10am at http://www.ticketcharge.com.my, +603 9222 8811 (Kuala Lumpur).
Box office tickets will be available on the day of the concert itself. Organizer reserves the rights to alter the terms & conditions and/or the contents without prior notice. Photography or Videography are strictly prohibited inside the venue without the permission of the organizer. No outside F&B allowed in the venue. Children aged under 15 years old are advised to be accompanied by the guardian. Organizer reserves the rights to refuse or escort out any personnel with any inappropriate behavior.

For more information, please visit our website:https://www.toyboxprojects.com/alexandros-2019https://www.facebook.com/ToyboxProjects

Date : Friday, 19 July 2019 
Time : 8.30pm 
Venue : Bentley Music Auditorium 
VIP RM438 / Zone A RM288 (pre-sale) RM308 (at door)
Zone B RM138 (pre-sale) RM158 (at door) 
#Alexandros #SleeplessinKualaLumpur #ToyboxProjects #CosplayFunMY #PopCultureFunMY #TheCaptain #BentleyMusicAuditorium

Events List 2019


Formerly know as Little Harajuku, Cos Dreamers Japan is the new name & direction which they are set to pursue. Check it out / Follow them of FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/cosdreamersjapan/

Hey everybody, it’s The Captain here. It was a great 2018. Aside from the historical May 9th 2018…. (for the nations benefit)  we had some new events join the calendar… some were amazing, (TAGCC _ Toys Anime Games Comic Con, Asia Comic Con) and some were promising (Crtl-Alt Gaming, DOTA 2 – KL Major) . Then at the eleventh hour…. December, two additional events unveiled themselves, The Star media groups Star Supa Comic event… that takes place a week after Comic Fiesta… and then MyTown the shopping mall tries to go big again to end the year by merging a Japan Expo Asia event with their New Year celebration. Good luck to them both.

2018 also saw it’s biggest J-ROCK star yet to come to Malaysian shores…  the man, the myth, the mystery…. The voice behind bands L’Arc En Ciel and Vamps -HYDE! His concert at the Wisma MCA hall was impressively decorated to his specification of this Acoustic Concert tour. It was beautiful! What was also cool was that Malaysia was his only stop in Southeast Asia!!

Related: HYDE Acoustic Tour 2018 – Live in Kuala Lumpur

However, year end 2018 came with much grief too. Every comic fans worst fears came to reality with the passing of the Legendary Comic Book ICON Mr. Stan Lee on 12 Nov 2018. At the age of 95, every passing day and month was a bonus for us and the fans. We all knew this day would come… and it has arrived. For those of us who never got the chance to meet him at these comic cons… now we will never that chance… ☹ EVER. It was very sad news.

Anyways, here that famous EVENTS LIST 2019 by The Captain for Cosplay-Fun Malaysia and Pop Culture Fun – Malaysia.

Don’t forget to check out the POP Watch Events List 2019 here to what geek dates to remember or take note off!

We wish you all a very prosperous & blessed 2018 to you all!!

Lots of Geek Love!
– The Captain –

#MalaysiaACGEventsList2019 #EventsList2019 #CosplayEvents2019 #MalaysiaCosplay #PopCultureEvents #MalaysiaAnimeEvents #MalaysiaACGEvents #PopCultureFunMY #PopCultureFun #TheCaptain #AnimeEvents #CosplayFunMY


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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

*If you are going to cut and past our event list & post it on your website, could you please have the courtesy to at least put a little acknowledgement /credit mention to us, for our years of effort?

Thank you 🙂 And bless you regardless*

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. We surely notice you and appreciate ALL of you!!:
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

nation counter jan 2019


TAGCC (Toys Anime Games Comic Con) 2019
22 – 23 June
Putra World Trade Centre TBC

DEAR KISS Fan Meet & Greet 2019
22 – 23 June
Live Fact, The Strand Mall, Kota Damansara

MARVEL Studios 10 Years Exhibition – KUALA LUMPUR 2019
28 June – 10 August
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,

World Cosplay Summit 2019 Malaysia Prelim at GEEK SUMMIT
29 – 30 June
Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC), Shah Alam

ToyCon Philippines 2019
28 – 30 June
SMX Convention Centre, Pasay City, Metro Manila,

C2AGE RELOADED 2019 – POSTPONED till further notice
– – – – – – – 
Oasis Village, Ara Damansara

Comic Art Festival KL (CAFKL) 2019
6 – 7 July
The Hall, Upper ground, KL Gateway Mall

Kajang Toys Fest 2019
5 – 7 July
Metro Point, Kajang

Kokaijucon N9 2019
6 July
MesaMall, Nilai

Star Supa Comic 2019
13 – 14 July
Mid Valley Exhibition Centre

Bon Odori Shah Alam 2019
20 July
7pm – 9:35pm
Kompleks Sukan Negara Shah Alam (Panasonic)

Vocaloid x Penang Bon Odori Festival 2019
20 July
Queensbay Mall, Penang

Cosmic Wave Kuantan 2019
21 July
Kuantan Parade, Kuantan PAHANG

Cosfest XVIII 2019
20 – 21 July
1 Pasir Ris Close, SINGAPORE

Visual Arts Expo (VAX) 2019
TBA July – going on hiatus / https://www.facebook.com/visualartsexpo/photos/a.1569702246611590/2261659624082512/?type=3&theater
Shah Alam Convention Centre

Bon Odori Shah Alam 2019
20 July
7pm – 9:35pm
Kompleks Sukan Negara Shah Alam (Panasonic)

Bon Odori Penang 2019
TBA July
6pm – 10:30pm

Japan Expo Malaysia 2019
26 – 28 July
Pavilion KL

Comic Fiesta Mini JOHOR 2019
27 – 28 July
Capital City Mall, JOHOR

ANIME @ North West 2019 SINGAPORE
27 – 28 July
Nee Soon Central Community Club, Northpoint City

World Cosplay Summit FINALS 2019
TBA July
Aichi Arts Centre, NAGOYA, JAPAN

AsiaPop Comic Con MANILA 2019
2 – 4 August
SMX Convention Center

METP League of Legends Cosplay Competition
10 – 11 August
Battle Arena, PJ

Japan Otaku Matsuri 2019
17 – 18 August
Lvl 2 & 3, Jaya Shopping Centre

Summer Subcultures 2019 – SABAH
17 – 18 August
Foo Chow Association Hall, Kota Kinabalu

Animangaki 2019
31 Aug – 1 Sept
Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC)

Otafuse 2019
7 – 8 September
Karamunsing Exhibition Hall. KK SABAH

Penang ESports Festival 2019
7 – 8 September

Comic Fiesta Mini PENANG 2019
14 – 15 Sept
1st Avenue Mall, PENANG

Aki Fest 2019
27 – 28 Sept
Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus

PlayStation Experience 2019 – SEA
TBA August
GMM Live Hourse, Bangkok THAILAND

Crtl+Alt Gaming 2019
Jeffrey Cheah Hall, Sunway College

YumeZone 2019
TBA Sept
Asia Pacific University, Bukit Jalil

Nowadays Anime Festival 2019
TBA Sept
Quill City Mall, KL

Cosplay Commuter 2019
TBA September
Kelana Jaya LRT Line

Comic Fiesta Mini (Penang) 2019
TBA September
Straits Quay Convention Centre, PENANG

Pekan Kartun 2019
TBA Sept
Silveritage Ipoh

StamaX (Sandakan, Toys, Anime, ModelKits, Action Figures Expo)
TBA September 2019
9am – 9pm
Dewan SRJK Chi Hwa

WESG SEA Malaysia Final 2019
TBA Sept
Quill City Mall,KL

CTFKL Car Boot Toy Fair 2019
TBA Sept
Ara Damansara LRT Station

Momiji Halloween 2019
TBA Sept
New Era University College, Kajang (SELANGOR)

Publika Bon Odori 2019
TBA Sept
The Square, Publika

Popcon Asia 2019
TBA Sept
Indonesia Convention Centre (ICE), INDONESIA

Aki Fest 2019
TBA Sept
Taylor’s University Lakeside

JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2019 by Japan Foundation KL at Golden Screen Cinemas.
Klang Valley: TBA Sept [Mid Valley, Pavilion, 1 Utama, Nu Sentral]
PENANG: TBA Sept [GSC Gurney Plaza]
JOHOR: TBA Sept [GSC Paradigm JB]
Kuching, SARAWAK: TBA Oct [GSC CityONE Megamall]
Kota Kinabalu, SABAH: TBA Oct [GSC Suria Sabah]

Mydoll 2019: Mydoll x Macaron Doll Tea Party
5 October
Dewan Serbaguna Pusat Komersial Bdr Tun Razak, KL

Ballare 2019 by Chateau
5 October
HXC Grand Ballroom – Pudu

Malaysia Hobby Expo 2019
5 – 6 October
Hall A, MAEPS Serdang,

Costime III – 2019
5 – 6 October
Sutera Mall, Johor Bahru

GameStart 2019 (SINGAPORE)
11 – 12 October
Hall 401 – 403, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre,

Tasek Cosplay Gathering IV 2019
19 October
Tasek Central, JOHOR BAHRU

Asia Comic Con Malaysia 2019
26 – 27 October
Mid Valley Exhibition & Centre TBC

The Banquet 2019
Evolve Concept Mall

RAGE 2019
TBA October
Elements Mall, MELAKA

MGACE 2019
TBA October
Evolve Concept Mall, Ara Damansara

UTAR Bunkasai 2019
TBA October
UTAR Sg Long Campus

Gunpla Builders World Cup (Malaysia) 2019
TBA October
IPC Shopping Centre

Level Up KL 2019
TBA October
CCEC Bangsar South,

KL Toon 2019
TBA October
Quill City Mall, KL

Cosmart 2019
TBA October
Da Men Mall, USJ 1

Junboku 03 2019
Plaza Pelangi, JOHOR BAHRU

Indonesia Comic Con 2019
TBA October
Jakarta Convention Centre

Malaysia Esports Convention 2019
TBA November
ANSARA Esports

KotaKomik Kajang 3.0
TBA November
Metro Point Complex Kajang

DOTA 2 -The Kuala Lumpur Major 2019
TBA November
Axiata Arena, Bkt Jalil

ZOOM Kartun / CCX 2019
TBA November
The Summit USJ, Subang Jaya

East Coast Collectors Toy Fair vol.3
TBA November 2019
Bukit Gambang Resort, Kuantan PAHANG

C3AFA Singapore 2019
29 November – 1 December
SUNTEC Convention & Exhibition Centre

Singapore Comic Con (SGCC) 2019
7 – 8 December
Level 1 Hall A – C, Marina Bay Sands

KL Toys Festival 2019
Institut Latihan DBKL, Bandar Tun Razak

Otakyun! 2019
TBA December
Christian Ecumenical Centre, KUCHING

Big Bad Wolf Sale 2019
TBA December
Mines International Convention Centre (MIECC)

MMU Cyberplay 2019
TBA December
MultiMedia University Cyberjaya, Dewan Tun Canselor

Costime III 2019 by JCosClub
TBA December
Sutera Mall, JOHOR BAHRU

HobbyCon XIII
TBA December 2019
ITCC Penampang, 1st Flr Exhibition Hall,

Star Wars Malaysia Fan Club event 2019
TBA December
The School, Jaya One

WESG Southeast Asia Grand Finals 2019
TBA December
Quill City Mall Convention Centre, KL

GAX Evolution 2019
TBA December
Quill Convention Centre, KL

Harajuku Fashion Walk (SINGAPORE)
TBA Dec 2019
Merlion Park, Singapore

ODEX Cosplay Carnival 2019
TBA December
Our Tampines Hub

Cosplay Party 5.0
TBA December 2019
Klang Parade

Comic Fiesta 2019
21 – 22 December
KL Convention Centre, KLCC

UMS Japanese Cultural Night Bon Odori 2019
TBA December
Padang Kawad, UMS

EOY J-Culture Festival 2019
28 – 29 Dec
SUNTEC Convention & Exhibition Centre

Japan Expo Asia 2019
TBA December
MyTown Shopping Centre


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

Japan Expo Thailand 2019
25 – 27 January
Central World, Bangkok

Todak Fest 2019
26 – 27 Jan
Mid Valley, MVEC Hall 1

Pop-Con 2019 by Comic Con Malaysia
26 – 27 January
Mid Valley Exhibition & Convention Centre, Hall 3

UNMC Japanese Cultural Night 2019
Wednesday – 13 Feb
Great Hall, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) Semenyih

Arts, Cosplay & Etc (ACE) 2019
16 – 17 Feb
Exhibition Hall, The Starling Mall

OtaPlus 2019
23 – 24 February 
Berjaya Times Square, 2nd Floor, IT Centre, KL

Atria Cosplay Competition 2019
9 March
G flr, Atria Shopping Gallery

Anime Comics Games – ACG Fiesta 2019
9 – 10 March
UTAR Sg Long Campus

Penang Yosakoi Parade 2019
9 March
4pm – 11pm
Esplanade, PENANG

ComicCon Asia 2019 (Philippines) Feels like not gonna happen xD
TBA March
SMX Convention Centre, SM Mall of Asia

Jakarta 15th Toys & Comics Fair 2019
16 – 17 March
Kartika Expo Balai Kartini, Jakarta,INDONESIA

Animacrest 2019 (SABAH)
23 March
Oceanus Waterfront Mall, Kota Kinabalu SABAH

FV x SEA Major 2019 + Neo Geo World Tour 2
23 – 24 March
KITAMEN – Lightbox (Sungai Buloh, SELANGOR)

Cosplay Festival 4
23 – 24 March 2019
Grand Ballroom, Sunway Putra Hotel

CosCon 2019
30 – 31 Mar
1st Flr, Boulevard Sunway Velocity

Anime Garden 2019 (SINGAPORE)
30 – 31 March
The Meadow, Gardens at the Bay
3:30pm – 11:30pm

J-Fest 2019
TBA April
Foyer Engineering, UiTM Shah Alam

Video Game Classics 2019
5 April
Esplanade Concert Hall, SINGAPORE

Season4Otaku 2019 Densetsu No Hito
6 – 7 April
Lightbox, Sungai Buloh KL

Bedok Mall Anime Matsuri 2019
10 – 16 April
11am – 9pm
Bedok Mall B2 Atrium, SINGAPORE

Cosplay Stories 2019
13 – 14 April
Star Parade, Alor Setar KEDAH

Distant Worlds 2019
12 – 13 April
Dewan Philarmonic Malaysia

CTFKL Kampong 80s Geng Mainan 2019
13 April
8am – 5pm
Dewan Perdana Keramat Mall,

Garnidelia Stellacage Asia Tour 2019
13 April
Zepp@BIGBOX, Singapore


Cosplay Party by Ipoh Parade 2019
14 April
Ipoh Parade, Ipoh PERAK

Bangkok Comic Con x Thailand Comic Con 2019
TBA April
Royal Paragon Hall @Siam Paragon, BANGKOK

Anime Jinsei 2019
27 April
1pm – 9pm
Cheras Sentral Mall

Mirai Matsuri – Komtar Carnival 2019
3 – 5 May

Star Wars Day Malaysia 2019
Meow The Fourth
4 May
12pm – 8pm
The Square, JAYA One, Petaling Jaya

Dollfest Malaysia 2019
4 May
RUANG, Subang Jaya

4 – 5 May
HALL 401 – 402, SUNTEC City

AMG-Chan 2019
11 – 12 May
Quill Convention Centre, Quill City Mall

Kingdom Hearts Orchestra – World of Tres SINGAPORE
18 May 2019
Esplanade, Singapore

Creators Super Fest 2019
Pullman Grand Ballroom, Jakarta, INDONESIA

MY Idol Party Vol.2 2019
KL Live, Kuala Lumpur

Momiji Riken Mura 2019
New Era University College, Kajang

Gunpla Expo Malaysia 2019
24 May – 2 June
MyTown KL

ACG: Millennium of Reveries 2019
8 – 9 Jun
Heriatage Hall (Block A), UTAR Kampar Campus (PERAK

I Love Anisong Matsuri Malaysia 2019
8 – 9 June
Quill City Mall, KL

Natsu Matsuri 2019
14 – 16 June
Klang Parade

Spider-man: Into The SpiderVerse – REVIEW NO SPOILERS

WOW! Sony Pictures… Sony Pictures Animation is really playing with our spider-senses man! Just in October they threw the movie VENOM at us in which had a mixed review… but the box office takings says other wise…as it is STILL raking in the MONIE$. It’s cross US$800 million. Fans were divided because everything was so Spider-man World… Spider-man Universe = Eddie Brock, Venom Symbiote, Planet of Symbiotes, Carnage, Riot, Daily Globe = all so synonymous with Peter Parker + Spidey… doesn’t have any mention in the entire movie. It’s like some horrible mistake that most fans would question or just blame Barry Allen for messing with the timeline!
Personally I didn’t care much for VENOM movie, because I felt they changed to much just too accommodate NOT having (Peter Parker) Spider-man in a live action movie – due to the agreement with Marvel Studios. After the first trailer the prediction was pretty straight forward – Eddie gets bullied, then unites with Venom.. then Venom vs. many armed guards… FINALE Venom vs. some other symbiote xD Done. Anyways, those who loved VENOM, the Blu-ray releases just before Christmas on 18 December.
SOOOOOooooo after a whole movie of Spidey teasing but no Spidey….. NOW Sony Pictures Animation throws us a Spider-man animated movie with not one but SIX Spider-man. Yes, not 1 but 6! “6”. Boo yeah! Spidey Fans! You didn’t have to wait long!
This movie is a WOW over load. It felt that the writers & producers were able to too fully utilize the advantages of story-telling with animation and optimize it. Thru out the whole movie, it did not feel like the ‘cartoon’ or ‘non real actors’ were ever a weakness to delivering an excellent comic book tale!
One Spider-man would be great but now they’ve upped the ante with Miles Morales, Spider-Ham, Spider-man Noir, Peni Parker and my favourite part of the debut – Spider Gwen! ❤
In short with no spoilers – the story was great! The voice actors were A-Class folks – 2 Oscar winners, 1 Golden Globe Winners, 2 Oscar nominees in my count.
THE SPIDEY & MARVEL FLAVOUR – Peter Parker is from Queens, Miles from Brooklyn… Steve Rogers is from Brooklyn. New York City – Daily Bugle… New York Bulletin, Manhattan – Stark Tower, Avengers Tower, Baxter Building… Hell’s Kitchen… Harlem…. all near by, all in the neighbourhood. NO, these places are not all mentioned. I’m just saying if you’re a Marvel fan, these famous comic landmarks will cross your mind when you mention this cities – NY, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan. I’ve never been to America but I’ve learn so much American Urban geography from the Marvel Universe 😀
I love the outright homage to the earlier Spider-man stories. I have a soft spot it because paying homage is nostalgic firstly to the fans who remember. It also is like a public declaration of gratefulness – acknowledging the previous contributions as a way to honour them! And there’s lots movie fans, comic fans and even the cartoon series fans will be satisfied! spiderman-intothespiderverse-webmontage-700x289
I’m not a hard core Spidey fan but I thought Spider-man (2002) and Spider-man Homecoming (2017) had great realisation in capturing the fluid acrobatic movements of Spider-man. It’s a battle of Science Fiction vs Peak Human Ability vs Physics… where is this line? The answer is there is none! It’s just left to all of us who have read countless issues of comics… to IMAGINE it. To put in motion those comic panels drawn by those visionary pencilers – Jack Kirby, Todd McFarlane, Erik Larson, John Romita Sr & Jr, Gil Kane, Mike Zeck and of course Steve Ditko the co-creator! I dare to say there may be some scenes / effects / moves done in this movie that probably could work in a live action MCU movie!! The Acrobtic movements the best I’ve seen than in any other Spidey rendition – ITS AMAZING & SPECTACULAR!!
Did you know that Spider-man is so popular that it had a broadway musical? It’s called Turn Off The Dark 😀 I have the soundtrack on CD hehe. Anyways, as mentioned Miles is from Brooklyn and the music really met the mood. Aside of that the original score is also as AMAZING as the action itself! Original sound track by UK born Daniel Pemberton. Who? Well the guy who scored The Man from Uncle (2015), Steve Jobs (2015) and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017). If you’ve the recent King Arthur, you would realise that the movie was ok-ok-only-lah but the song choices… damn! A whole lot of mood of swag. Thank you Mr Daniel! I think the MCU is really lack this element 🙂Much hope was lost when James Gunn was lost.
Nowadays I sort try not to read fan predictions, fan theory of a movie synopsis or other early movie info. On the other hand, with 3 kids, I’m kinda short on time too lah hehe. So honestly I just went into the premiere knowing it’s a Sony Pictures Animation movie of Miles Morales Spider-man.
After the movie – WOW! What an excellent movie… what an excellent feature film! This being an animated movie takes away nothing… and in some ways takes the awesome to another level! Story, fan service, homage scenes, voice acting, fluid animation, sound track, action sequences… OMG everything is awesome!! Lo and behold I dug up the names of writers / executive producers, producers, directors… and found this – Christopher Miller and Phil Lord… indeed EVERYTHING IS AWESOME. These are the visionary brains behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 1 & 2, The Lego Movie. These are the rising talent that even the Star Wars brand wanted a piece off. Unfortunately the Star Wars brand chickened out on their vision of what the Han Solo origin was supposed to be. I would think the Star Wars heads found asked for something adventurous, funny and stylo… but found it to outrageous / strayed too much away from what the bosses could brain. Chris Miller & Phil Lord can elaborate a children book into a feature length film and create an epic story about sets of yellow educational building bricks for kids… damn! They gotta have some talent haha.
So it is my opinion that these 2 guys had a big hand in making an amazing + spectacular character movie = AWESOME! Thanks guys!
Well if the movie Venom can gross US$800 million with not a single Spider-man… I hope this movie tops Venom six times over 😀 It’s really hard right now to think “WHY THIS MOVIE IS SO AWESOME?”. Could it be because we’re all MCU fatigue? All too familiar with the MCU formula? Could it just be a familiar characters made by some other folks like your restaurant favourite dish cooked by a different but talented chef?
At the moment, I would say – Don’t think so much… just go watch it and enjoy it. Honestly, I was wondering if this movie came in 3D format haha because I like 3D. The rep from Sony Pictures Malaysia gave me the sad truth, ‘No’. Well maybe if it does well, the next one might be in 3D haha
28EXTRA SCENES = 2 !! One mid credits and one post credits…. yes after everything haas finished rolling. I’m not sure about this, but I think this may be the “longest post credits scene” yet?

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse opens in Malaysia 7 December in all cinemas. Thanks to Sony PicturesOutpost Productions and TGV Cinemas.

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CONFESSION = I’m so in love with Spider-Gwen now!! xD33

New Comic Con Hype to begin 2019

Original article here at PopCultureFunMY

dingDing ding ding ding ding ding… the count down has already started. No Darkseid is not coming because the DCEU has been scraped. No it’s not the Doomsday clock or the Doomsday countdown from the WATCHMEN… Nor is it ‘2 Minutes to Midnight’ hahaha just had to throw in some Iron Maiden trivia as it’s what I’m listening to as I write this.

Its the count down to the debut of Malaysia Comic Con…. or is it Comic Con Malaysia? Well the registry says its Comic Con Malaysia Sdn Bhd, however I’ve always read the logo as  Malaysia Comic Con since it debut early this year with the tagline suggesting it is the most legit use of the ‘comic con’ name, possibly because they sort covering or permission or endorsement from the ‘comic con’ originators or trademark (TM) holders… which can only mean the SDCC folks aka San Diego Comic-Con aka Comic-Con International! This is just my 2 cent guess because no official information has been released to anyone and their event is just 3 months away. Well I guess if you’re friends with any of the 5 employees or the boss, you would probably know more than me 😀

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Anyways, I guess 90+ days is still pretty far for Malaysia standards so the excitement continues to maintain at a benefit-of-the-doubt level. With that said there’s always that ‘Fear of the Dark’ feel…. (Maiden pun again)… or that “I have a bad feeling about this” (Star Wars pun). Personally out of about 7 promises of Comic Con events only has one has delivery a BOOM + post-BOOM effect after the event has passed. Best part was this event was so chill & humble that I thought it was SOOO BLOODY UNDER SOLD compared to all the over-hype* these days – supa exaggerated copy writing, or comic style funky graphics, uninformed claims / tag lines etc. The event in mention was this one called Malaysia Games & Comic Convention (MGCCon) held in 2012. This event had 4 Marvel / DC level artist guest and the most popular cosplayer in the world! You had to be there to experience it and then later experience life without it. Comics fans can testify 😀 At least I think they can. Please, go look it up!

Just some recent examples of over-hype* I mentioned above:
1) In 2015 – a new event used the tagline “Malaysia’s FIRST EVER” comic con. Good hyped tagline but what about Comic Fiesta? Around since 2002 – present. So did you mean western comics? What about MGCCon in 2012?? Recently I learnt that there were comic strip / newspaper comic strip events in KL held back in the 80s, so that was pretty cool to learn about 🙂

2) January 2018 – event boasting headline announcing “a World Class Comic Con experience”. Then later it mellowed down a bit to “The Unforgettable Pop Culture Experience”.

3) August 2017 – new event to highlight toys, games, anime, comics – with all this in the event name… later adopts the tagline – Malaysia’s premiere toys & collectibles… just redirecting emphasis to toys + collectible and not games, anime, comics.

4) October 2018 – debut events caption says it’s “the most exciting new event of the year” with just 65 Likes on their FB page since January 2018.


Now, don’t get me wrong… I’m not writing to slam copy writing or condemn events but rather to highlight some awareness. All the 4 case events (name withheld because that’s not the point) mentioned above were great and achieved commendable things individually. So for the organisers & con goers:

a) Most of us who have been around, are sorta immune to big claims, hot air… ‘Holy Smoke’ even (Maiden pun). Yes, there is a role for all this stylo writing. I call it the ‘marketing lingo’ which is much needed to be presented to corporate sponsors etc. So everyone should chill and not react at the first announcement of a new event. Give these folks a chance. They are choosing to make a difference by not just being a Convention Goer but now a Convention Organiser. And it’s no small task. The thought to organise a convention is like asking ‘Can I play with MADNESS’ and being firm you won’t have a mental breakdown while doing it. (Maiden pun again)

b) Our focus determines our reality – if you  want to learn from events… when you go to an event you will learn some. If you want to compile facts to condemn an event… you will go there & come back with a list. We can learn much from each other.


So with this I’m looking forward at what cool things Pop-Con 2019 brings at a time of the year which is vacant of much events. Currently I am particularly interested for them to reveal who they’re 3 guest are going to be. The only hints are: Game Director, International Voice Actor and Comic Illustrator. I have a cynical guess but I’ll keep that to myself as I m doing my best to stay positive. BECAUSE… my 2 cents thinks that this announcement will be a major decider for the con-goers perception of the event.

LASTLY, some free wisdom thru the years I’ve been around the community… the pop culture community, be it Anime or ACG or Western Comics or Gaming, has progressed much thru the years… and it has also has not. However it’s not necessarily ‘Wasted Years’ (Maiden pun, last one) but I wanna put this new wisdom out there to those willing to hear – I think it’s time for the “FOR FANS, BY FANS” motto to end (speaks with a Kylo Ren voice). I have watched many groups, friends & entities achieve some… under achieve.. and very rarely – SCORE BIG TIME… and continue to take it to the next level!

It takes more than “For Fans, By Fans” for the event to be successful. Before let share wha I believe defines event-success = in my opinion true event success is:

  • The event has a true SOUL of what it’s suppose to be
  • Financially viable to continue (survive)
  • Have room to grow / expand.

No doubt, in the (Dream) TEAM you need people who are fans aka Subject Matter Experts, however you do also need a few more key skilled folks! You also need the Events experts (build up / logistics / lay out), then also the Marketing, Promotions & Sales TEAM. Don’t forget the master of the numbers. After that then it’s down to planning, like-minded+tested core support and EXECUTION. This is the super simplified peaNUT shell version. Further elaboration for another time…

Thanks for reading. Enjoy your events 🙂 Do write to us or comment below if you want to 🙂Cheers!

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Till then will be looking forward to the ‘New Kid on the Block’ event to begin 2019:

Pop-Con 2019 by Comic Con Malaysia
26 – 27 January
Putra World Trade Centre, KL

Star Supa Comic 2018 – Announcement


This is the title image from the Facebook page.

Boom! This is the current hot topic….. the buzz around town among the Anime community fans now!! Meme & 9Gag worthy images are also on the rise haha

So far nothing positive, the most I’ve seen was something neutral xD haha

Comments of “Wah! Wanna challenge CF?”, “Whachu know about Otakus?”. Too much corporate marketing lingo on the front page maybe. Who knows… the folks have not reached out to us yet, no proper media launch yet… no official launch either but it’s rolling forward.

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The screen shot of their website which is causing all this roar. LINK: https://sites.thestar.com.my/supacomic/

Since I am the one here suggesting that the possible negative or neutral response to the advert below (then again its common for most people response negative to new things or change) could be due to ‘corporate marketing lingo’, i should elaborate a bit more. Here is the text :

“BEHOLD! THE YEAR’S MOST EXCITING NEW ANIME, COSPLAY, E-GAMES & TOYS EXTRAVAGANZA IS AT HAND! A million sights & sounds as well as thousands of renowned cosplayers and enthusiasts from around the globe! Experience arguably the most anticipated comics event ever! OTAKUs UNITE!”

  1. “The year’s most exciting new ….. is at hand” – The event Facebook page want started in January Yes. However as of today, there are only 65 likes on the page (one of them me & another is us, Cosplay Fun Malaysia). And since I realist (doing my best to an optimist) I’m gonna say that the 65 of us would be the only quantifiable ones who truly know / is excited because we clicked LIKE and want to know all announcements… all news. Since I only saw the advert last week, for the first time…. I personally am not incline to say that it’s ‘this year’s more exciting new event!’ From January – September 2018, I didn’t know it existed.
  2. “A million sights & sounds as well as thousands of renowned cosplayers and enthusiasts from around the globe!” – I’m not so sure what this means or what the writer was trying to say other than it has a lot of adjectives. I don’t know how “a million sights & sounds” links to “thousands of renowned cosplayers & enthusiasts..”. Are they going to post a Guinness World Record of photos & videos of cosplayers from all over the world? Or are they anticipating thousands of cosplayers + enthusiasts from all over the world are going to come? If that’s what they mean, I’m excited and I wanna help promote 🙂
  3. “Experience arguably the most anticipated comics event ever!” – personally, I feel that’s going to be difficult to take this first-time event as ‘most anticipated …event ever’. Also great due to point 1, I just found out about it last year.
  4. OTAKUs UNITE! – I’ve read some comments taking this in a negative light. For me I’m neutral. But the general condenses from the origins, which is Japan, the term has a negative connotation. It’s like calling out NERDS UNITE! Some will be ok and some wouldn’t like this I guess haha. Oh well!

Ada apa dengan gaya in? From what I know, in writing there is a certain margin of flair & exaggeration that can be considered ‘style’. I view this ‘style’ as a marketing style lingo, as these words & visuals will also be used in materials (flyer, posters etc) during presentation to potential sponsors and clients 🙂 So sometimes if the words are not ‘gempak’ enough, it doesn’t excite the client… especially to those who do not know about ACG events.

Bottom line –  I just think the up roar is about poor copyrighting. It was more exaggeration-fantasy than factual-realistic-expectation. I am a realist (trying my best to be an optimist too) but not a language expert. So it’s just what I think… 2 cents 😀

Suggestion – Now I don’t wanna leave this with out a suggestion of a solution 🙂 In my opinion, they should dial back a bit on the adjaectives and announce more objectively 🙂 Alternatively, if they came out with a BIG BANG BANG BANG announcement like Hideo Kojima, Hayao Miyazaki and Yaya Han coming to Malaysia’s ABCDEF Event – BEHOLD! THE YEAR’S MOST EXCITING NEW ANIME, COSPLAY, E-GAMES & TOYS EXTRAVAGANZA IS AT HAND! Experience arguably the most anticipated comics event ever! OTAKUs UNITE! Straight away blow peoples with a BANG, and your tagline + benefit-of-the-doubt = ALL VALID hype hehe Honestly, i think with this kind of announcement, most off the community won’t care what you write xD hahaha Half will be excited and the other half going “Sure or not?”, “Who are these organisers?”, “Sure not scammers?” xD haha

In conclusion, I’m truly excited to hear of yet another ‘big scale’ event! The organisers are of the Star Media Group, they’re legit *thumbs up*. Being ‘legit’ and credible (Star Media Group) and not a brand new company / entity they would have a reputation to keep so all in all… I’m excited & looking forward to it 🙂

gif-website-2With already 2 brand new events this year, TAGCC (Toys Anime Games and Comic Con) and Asia Comic Con (Malaysia), I think this little announcement / surprise will be a nice finale for 2018… the cherry on the sundae… the last Event Of the Year! Singapore has that event called EOY… and ours was CF… until now.

Lots of Love to you all! Be safe and enjoy your events!!
– The Captain –

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