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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 Jushin Thunder Liger

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A veteran to the squared circle, Jushin Thunder Liger is no stranger to the world of Professional Wrestling having made a name for himself with the New Japan Pro-Wrestling. In town for the recent Japan Park Singapore, we chat with the veteran wrestler how he got started and his favourite memory here in Singapore. How did you first get started …

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Interview with Kiwako Ashimine

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Known for her cute sass and healthy image, Kiwako Ashimine was first introduced to western music via the foreign radio channels broadcasted from the American military base. In 2015, she participated in The 8th Music Revolution Japan Final, one of the largest music competition in the country organised by the Yamaha Group, and was presented both the Grand Prix and …

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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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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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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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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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Meeting Kazuchika Okada, New Japan Pro-Wrestling‘s Rainmaker

An established wrestling star having won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship many times over, Kazuchika Okada is no stranger to the squared circle with New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). From his early wrestling days back in 2004 to his return to NJPW in 2010, Kazuchika Okada or “Rainmaker” has been wowing fans in Japan and aboard. With his entertaining match fresh in …

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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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Pretty Awesome conversation with Emma Rios

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An Indie darling, Emma Rios started her journey into comics by doing short stories for fanzines, books and even self-publishing her own series “APB”; all while she working as an architect. A job offer from Boom! Studios in 2008 to work on HEXED allowed her to quit her day job and focus on comic artistry full-time. Now… Emma Rios is …

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