Tag Archives: Anime

Top 5 Anime Of 2012

1) Sword Art Online One of the hottest anime of 2012 has to be Sword Art Online. Directed by Tomohiko Ito and music by Yuku Kajiura, this anime is an adaptation of the light noval series that spans several virtual MMORPG. Story start off with a massive amount of players who are unable to log out of the Virtual Reality …

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Cosplay at STGCC 2012

If there is one big reason to bring your camera to a popular culture related event these days here in Singapore, it is to capture the many colourful sights of the many cosplayers that turn up. Cosplay has now moved on from being a niche hobby for a small group of people to one that is mainstream enough to be …

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STGCC 2012 Cosplay Runway

A new trend has been slowly appearing among the various popular culture events here in the form of a runway which features Cosplay. This not only allows more participants to take part as compared to the usual competition as there is no need to form a team and find extra time to rehearse the performance. This also means that majority …

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The Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention 2012 Media Preview

The Media Preview for the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) 2012 was held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands (MBS), where members of the media were given a glimpse on what to expect over the weekend. Starting off the media preview was Ms Yeow Hui Leng, Project Director of STGCC 2012, who shared with …

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Shoko Nakagawa

Shoko Nakagawa was in town over the weekend of 3 and 4 Aug for her debut solo concert in Singapore. She’s recently released her “Shoko Best” greatest hits album and took time off to meet her fans at Bugis+ on Friday 3 Aug. Elliott Danker speaks to this multi-talented artiste from Japan on her thoughts of her 10 years in …

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Asia Cosplay Meet (ACM) Thailand 2012

Cosplay fans were in for a treat as the highly anticipated Asia Cosplay Meet (ACM) Thailand was held here in Singapore over a June weekend. This saw 5 teams of 3 cosplayers from Thailand down in Singapore to compete for the right to represent their country in the ACM finals held at this year’s Cosfest. Organised by the Singapore Cosplay …

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The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2012

The Coolest Event Of The Year! The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) is back again this year for another round of the best in popular culture from both the East and West. Uniting the worlds of comics, anime, manga, toys, collectibles, games and movies, STGCC showcases the heartbeat of what’s new and cool. Attracting 30,000 unique visitors with …

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Shoko Nakagawa Asia Tour – Singapore

Shoko Nakagawa, a multi-talented female artiste from Japan, will be performing her debut concert in Singapore on August 4, at the Kallang Theatre. Shoko is debuting her first Asia Tour to celebrate her 10th anniversary in her entertainment career. She is a singer well known for the many Anime theme songs. These songs include Sorairo Days, the opening song for …

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Liang Court Anime Week

Known for its array of Japanese stores such as the MEIDI-YA Supermarket, the Kinokuniya Bookstore and various Japanese eating places, it is no surprise that an event such as Anime Week was organized at Liang Court to introduce visitors to the Japanese Popular Culture. Opening both day’s stage event over the weekend was local band Ryuusei who performed popular anime …

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Cosfest X.2

The biggest Cosplay event held in Singapore to date, Cosfest marked its 10th year last year with the Cosfest X.1 event at Downtown East in June. Usually held in the mid of the year, the announcement for a part 2 of last year’s Cosfest called Cosfest X.2 did caught many by surprise. Curious as to what the special continuation of …

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Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-Hen Trailer

The trailer for the upcoming OVA, Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto-Hen has been released. This will be a 2 part OVA project and is a remake of the Kyoto arc (the second arc in the original anime series). The story will be told from the viewpoint of Makimachi Misao. Director Kazuhiro Furuhashi will be back with Studio Deen to reunite with …

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Sato Takeru to star in the movie adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin

With talk of a movie adaptation of one of the most popular managa/anime series Rurouni Kenshin (or known as Samurai X to some) floating around the internet since last July, many wondered who would play the role of the lead character, Himura Kenshin from Nobuhiro Watsuki's masterpiece. Sources on the internet have now confirmed that Sato Takeru will be taking …

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May’n – Scarlet Ballet PV Preview

Record label flying DOG has released a preview of the music video for Scarlet Ballet, the new upcoming single for JPOP artist May'n. The video has May'n wearing the same outfit as seen in the single cover and a mix of different backgrounds including a graph, fast moving along the road and even in a sniper's scope view. Scarlet Ballet is produced by …

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POPCulture Online visits SOYC

Ask any cosplayer what is the first major cosplay event of the year to look forward to and the answer is a three letter word. While most newcomers would be scratching their heads, the seasoned ones would immediately smile. In its 3rd year running, SOY or Start Of Year is THE COSPLAY EVENT to lookout for to get the cosplayer's …

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Nana Mizuki releases PV for “Scarlet Knight”

The PV for Japanese singer and voice actress (seiyu) Nana Mizuki's latest single "Scarlet Knight" has been released. Nana Mizuki wrote the lyrics to the song herself with arrangement done by Hitoshi Fujima (Elements Garden). The single will be used as the opening theme for the anime series Dog Days. Scarlet Knight will also be used as the ending theme …

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