Pop Art

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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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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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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Talking Gundam with Kengo Kawanishi, Yuka Terasaki & TRUE

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At Gunpla Expo 2016, Seiyuus (voice actor/actress) Kengo Kawanishi who plays Mikazuki Augus and Yuka Terasaki who plays Kudelia Aina Bernstein from hit series Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans made a special appearance for the stage segment. Joining them is singer TRUE (Miho Karasawa) who gave a powerful performance of the ending theme “STEEL -Tekketsu no Kizuna-” (STEEL -Iron Blooded …

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Talking Tech with Bruce Wilkie

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The Overwatch Launch weekend attracted thousands of eager fans from all over the island. The queues snaked from the entrance of Capitol Theatre all the way to entrance of the plaza; spirits were high and new friendships were forged in the hour long wait in the blistering heat – props to the event crew for handing out water to fans …

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A Trip to Doujin Market (Doujima) 2016

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Returning this year with a new location and new content is the Doujin Market 2016 event which saw 90 Doujin groups and more than a 100 exhibiting artists producing both Eastern and Western pop-culture inspired and original content. Always one to support local artists, we head down to check out Doujin Market 2016 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre …

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Into Dan’s Comic Realm

On a quest to go where no interview has gone before, Ken Koh finds a very unique composition of interviewees, featuring a local cartoonist, a monkey and a guy in a unicorn suit with a mole. They are from Dan’s Comic Realm 柯建立漫画空间 and with everything comics, what better way than to “panelise” everything. Many thanks to local talent Mr …

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Talking Geekdom with Jim Cheung

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Jim Cheung is a comic book artist hailing from Britain, he is most well known for his work on the Young Avengers while Jim’s more recent work includes the New Avengers: Illuminati and AXIS. In August of 2005, he was named one of Marvel’s “Young Guns” which is a group of artist selected by Marvel for their exceptional talent and …

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Meeting Jin (behindinfinity) At ICDS 2015

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Fans of Cosplay were in for a treat as renown cosplayer Jin (behindinfinity) was in town for International Cosplay Day Singapore 2015 held at *SCAPE over the 22nd 23rd August weekend. Over the two days, Jin not only shared with cosplay fans the various thought processes that goes into her cosplay shoots but offered tips on getting photos with the …

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In Conversation with Jin (behindinfinity)

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No stranger to the cosplay community, Jin (behindinfinity) is an internationally acclaimed cosplayer who has been featured on publications and online media worldwide. We talk to the cosplayer who has been making waves recently on social media for the portrayal of Hiro from Disney’s Big Hero 6 together with cosplay group Tux Team. Every cosplay journey has a beginning and …

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