Interview with Aimer

A name that is no stranger to fans here in Singapore with her distinctive husky voice, Aimer has not only had albums to reach top 10 on the Oricon Chart but also sung for many popular animes such as Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works. We chat with the Japanese singer on her favorurite memory of Singapore and what’s next for …

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Interview with amazarashi

Japanese Rock Band amazarashi is no stranger to the music industry having their songs used in both popular animes such as Tokyo Ghoul and their collaboration with Yoko Taro for NieR:Automata. We talk to the band ahead of their first ever performance here in Singapore come end March. It has been about 10 years since the band was formed, how …

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ONE OK ROCK Ambition Asia Tour Singapore Concert Review

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Melted faces from the pits to the seats This Japanese quintet have come a long way since their debut album in 2007. For the uninitiated, ONE OK ROCK is a Japanese rock band consisting of Takahiro Moriuchi (Taka), Toru Yamashita, Ryota Kohama and Tomoya Kanki. I use the term “Rock “because the band have never had a consistent musical style …

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From Cosplay to Music with LeChat


No stranger to the cosplay scene having cosplayed at various events, LeChat is also quite the singer having collaborated with Hachioji P and Powerless (Muryoku P) to debut as a singer in a compilation CD. In town recently for the C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2017 (C3AFASG17), we talk to LeChat about how she got started with cosplay and her …

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5 Things to do at Christmas Wonderland 2017

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If there is one place to be this festive December period to soak in the Christmas atmosphere, Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay is the place to be. Open from the 1st December till Boxing day, this is the closest you will get to Christmas in sunny Singapore. Kenneth Wong braves the “people mountain people sea” to share the …

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C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2017: The Upgrade

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The biggest Japanese Popular Culture returns to end off an exciting event year. Sporting a new name, C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2017 (C3AFASG17), the event promises even more content compared to previous years thanks to the collaboration with Japan’s Sotsu Co., Ltd, organiser of C3 events. Kenneth Wong heads down to Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre over the …

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Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay Returns this December


Biggest, Brightest and Most Magical Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay Singapore’s biggest annual yuletide fair Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay returns this December for its fourth edition. Held from the 1st to 26th December 2017 from 4pm to 11pm daily, visitors will get to experience a bigger, brighter and more magical experience this year. “Blue Sky …

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Four Things You Don’t Know About The Creation of Nier: Automata


Easily one of the best game for 2017, the action role-playing game Nier: Automata has not only captivated gamers with its storyline but also a fascination with the main character 2B/YoRHa No.2 Type B. Behind this masterpiece are Director Yoko Taro and Producer Saitou Yosuke who were in town for the recent GameStart 2017. POPCulture Online’s Tessie Tan and Kenneth …

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Gaming Evolved with GameStart 2017

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South East Asia’s Premier Gaming event GameStart Asia returns for its 4th outing with GameStart 2017 at the Suntec Convention Centre Halls 401, 402 and 403. With more floor space, returning big names and interesting additions all in the name of fun, POPCulture Online’s Kenneth Wong walks the ground of the event that continues to make gaming events great again …

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Looking Forward to GameStart 2017

Organiser Eliphant held its Press Conference at the classy Pixel Studios to share with members of the media what to expect at the fourth edition of Southeast Asia’s Premier Game Convention, GameStart 2017. From an exciting lineup of games for visitors to play to interesting new content, it will be the celebration of gaming come together at the Suntec Singapore …

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GameStart 2017 x POPCulture Online Ticket Giveaway

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As we at POPCulture Online always believe in sharing is caring, we are pleased to announce that we have 5 sets of GameStart 2017 Tickets (Saturday + Sunday) to give away! All you have to do is answer this simple question: Name the NieR Automata Game Director who is coming down for GameStart 2017 To enter, email your answer with “GameStart 2017 x POPCulture …

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Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.


Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. The above quote is by Helen Keller on teamwork, an American author, political activist, and lecturer who was also the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. [Source: Wikipedia] If there is something I am always thankful for, it is the teamwork that the POPCulture Online …

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In Conversation with YUZU


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


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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