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In Conversation with YUZU

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From humble beginnings to performing at the sold out stadiums in Japan, Japanese duo Yujin Kitagawa and Koji Iwasawa of YUZU (ゆず‬) has done it all. Celebrating their 20 years in the industry and definitely expecting more, the duo will be back in Singapore to perform in November as part of their Asia tour. POPCulture Online’s Kenneth Wong (who still …

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On happiness and what it means to be a hero – an Interview with Leon Chiro

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No stranger to the international cosplay community due to his massive scale of collaborations with leading video game companies, Leon Chiro’s portfolio of collaborations include Ubisoft, Square Enix, Capcom, 20th Century Fox, Riot Games and the likes. In town for the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC), our writer speaks to the Italian cosplayer on being heroes, and the …

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Talking Art with Arthur Adams

 A 30-year veteran of comic artistry and prolific for his sharp edges and meticulous detail. Arthur “Art” Adams is one of the most popular comic artist today. Making his mark with Longshot #1, Arthur was responsible for some of Marvel’s greatest covers; including all 5 issues of X-Men’s “Battle Of The Atom” arc which celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the …

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GameStart 2017

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GameStart 2017, Southeast Asia’s Premier Game Convention, returns for its 4th edition with the ultimate gaming content on 14 and 15 October 2017. Visitors can look forward to returning favourites, along with new and exciting content that include showcases of upcoming blockbuster games, esports, indie games, retro gaming, and cosplay.

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Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2017: Balance to the Force

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A decade is a long time especially in the popular culture events scene in a crowded landscape here in Singapore. Reaching its 10th Birthday milestone this year is definitely a noteworthy achievement for the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) as it occupies 3 halls at the Sands Expo and Convention Center this year. STGCC 2017 sees a total …

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5 Reasons to Attend the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2017

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With just 1 day away to the biggest East meets West popular culture, things are in high gear as the team behind this year’s Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2017 held its media preview yesterday. Sharing with members of the media what visitors can expect, this year’s event promises a kaleidoscope of comics, toys, games, manga, anime, cosplay …

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YUZU Returns to Singapore for Their Second Asia Tour

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Japanese pop folk duo YUZU will be returning to Singapore to perform as part of their second Asia tour. The duo (Yujin Kitagawa and Koji Iwasawa) announced this as they celebrate their 20th debut anniversary with the tour titled “YUZU ASIA TOUR 2017謳おう -UTAO-“. YUZU embarked on their first Asia Tour “YUZU ASIA TOUR 2016 summer NATSUIRO” last summer and …

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GameStart Returns with Even More Content for Its 4th Outing

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Southeast Asia’s answered prayer to a gaming convention to call our own returns for its 4th outing with GameStart 2017 return this October. Visitors can look forward to a cyberpunk theme with content that is more consumer-friendly and industry-centric at GameStart 2017. GameStart 2017 will also see major conventions join forces at GameStart, showcasing a selection of choice content from …

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Interview with The Gospellers

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One of Japan’s pioneer vocal groups, The Gospellers are a five-man vocal group formed in 1991 where the members were part of Waseda University’s a cappella club, Street Corner Symphony. Debuting with the single “Promise” in 1994, they have been performing live on concert tours every year since. With hit albums such as “Soul Serenade”, “Love Notes” as well as …

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Do As Infinity’s 1st LIVE in Singapore

Japanese pop-rock band Do As Infinity (vocalist Tomiko Van & guitarist Ryo Owatari) is finally hitting Singapore’s stage with their long awaited first live concert on the 23rd of September 2017. Take a walk down memory lane with nostalgic songs in the 2000s from various hit anime such as InuYasha’s ending theme song “Fukai Mori” (深い森) and Fairy Tail’s opening …

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Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) Returns for its 10th Anniversary

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Happening on the 9th & 10th of September at the Marina Bay Sands, event goers to STGCC 2017 can expect an entertaining weekend of pop culture and comic wonderland for both fun-loving families and passionate gamers, featuring the best of local and international toys, games, comics, anime and collectibles. On top of the usual line-up of activities, STGCC will also …

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STGCC 2017 x POPCulture Online Ticket Giveaway

The Coolest East meets West event, the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention, is back for its 10th Anniversary with exciting popular culture content for everyone. As we at POPCulture Online always believe in sharing is caring, we are pleased to announce that we have 5 pairs of STGCC 2017 Tickets (1 Day) to give away! All you have to …

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Thermos® X The Art Faculty by Pathlight Limited Edition Singapore Exclusive Local Design Series 2017

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Young Artists from Pathlight School’s Artist Development Programme Share What they Love through Premium Products In its 3rd year running, the Thermos® Singapore Exclusive series returns with not one but two products that are designed and available only in Singapore. Transforming top selling products into “Singaporean” collectibles, the series started off with the SG50 tumbler in 2015 and the Peranakan-inspired …

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Top 15 Games of E3 2017

An E3 filled with redemptions and high expectations… Ah… The yearly razzle dazzle of E3 is finally upon us and this year’s line-up was for the lack of a better word: safe. The majority of titles in this year’s line were either highly anticipated sequels or re-treads of existing formula; although with games costing in the millions to develop, I’m …

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