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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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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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Meeting Gunpla Master Builder Katsumi Meijin Kawaguchi

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No stranger to the world of Gunpla and its fans throughout the world, Gunpla Master Builder Katsumi Meijin Kawaguchi has traveled the world promoting Gunpla and also supporting the Gunpla World Builders Cup and and Gunpla Expo. We catch up with the master builder to find out more about how Gunpla has evolved over the years and what is it …

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Egg With flumpool

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To commemorate the release of their latest album “EGG”, Japanese pop-rock band flumpool embarked on a concert tour around Japan. Not forgetting their fans overseas, the band will also be making a special stop in Singapore at MILLIAN SINGAPORE this July. Speaking to the band before their stop here in Singapore, we ask them about their favourite memory and food here …

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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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GameStart 2015: Meeting Xmashed Gear’s Xuanming

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Any geek worth his salt is bound to have a piece of apparel dedicated to his or her particular slice of Geekdom, from World of Warcraft to League of Legends…to pick your poison. But if you’re stuck in Singapore like me, where shipping from geek-centric shops like J!NX and Threadless would not only cost a pretty penny but the worst …

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