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STGCC 2018: 3 Things About AJO and Shiraga That You May Not Know

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Our PCO writer had the opportunity to interview these two beautiful cosplayers from Taiwan last weekend at Singapore Toys, Games and Comic Convention (STGCC). AJO and Shiraga are both well known for the depiction of cute female characters from popular series such as Kancholle. As expected of their image, both of them were dressed in adorable frills and laces as …

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STGCC 2018: Manga, comics, and the weather. A conversation with Li Yishan.

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STGCC rolls around again and as with my yearly tradition, I’m here with another interview with another artist. However, instead of interviewing one of the many big names in western comics that came down. I decided to sit down with Yishan Li, a UK/Chinese manga artist based in Shanghai and have worked with notable publishers like Top Cow, DC, and …

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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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From Cosplay to Music with LeChat

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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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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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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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Interview with Rika Lee

No stranger to both eastern and western popular culture events (such as GameStart and Anime Festival Asia) here in Singapore, Rika has been singing on stage since 2002 and has gone on to even represent Singapore in the Nodojiman The World, a worldwide Japanese singing competition. We chat with the 28 year old on what got her started into singing, …

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Do the PPAP with Pikotaro

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You heard the Song, you saw the video, yes that one that even got Justin Bieber tweeting about has come to Singapore! Yes that viral earworm PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen) and its creator Pikotaro or rather Japanese comedian Daimaou Kosaka (his real name), was in town over the Anime Festival Asia Singapore weekend as a guest of WAKUWAKU JAPAN. Sharing with members …

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Making Revolution With Takanori Nishikawa

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Entering the interview room in a neatly pressed suit and a cup of starbucks with “Taka” written on it, one can’t help but admire in awe even if you don’t recognize him. Takanori Nishikawa or better known as TM Revolution (or T.M.Revolution which stands for Takanori Makes Revolution) is no stranger to the anisong industry having shot to fame with …

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Interview with Cosplayer Okageo

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Cosplaying since 2008, Okageo has been invited to judge at cosplay contest around the world including a World Cosplay Summit preliminary. He has also worked with Crunchyroll, Elsword and Nerdblock to promote games and anime products, and also starred in “Call to Cosplay”. Recently in Singapore as one of the Cosplay Guest for GameStart 2016, Kenneth Wong speaks to the …

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Pugoffka: Before/Behind the Lens

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Pugoffka is well known in the cosplay community for her beautiful cosplays and dramatic photos. This STGCC, our writer had the chance to talk to her and gather some insights on how she can navigate the dual identity of a cosplayer and a photographer, and keep herself out of trouble. You once mentioned in an online interview that you really …

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The Hans + The Kenny – A conversation with Stephanie Hans

Stephanie Hans is an illustrator from France whose artistic style seamlessly blends classical painting styles with modern comic sensibilities; soft color shades accompanied by thin hard lines, her work can only be described as… Ethereal. Hans is most well-known for her work on the cover of Marvel’s Angela Queen of Hel and the Storm solo series. Despite the popularity of …

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