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Pinoy Otaku Festival is Back! POF 2023 Shizen

Pinoy Otaku Festival is Back! POF 2023 Shizen

After three years of hiatus, one of the biggest events in the north of Metro Manila is making a comeback this 2023. Pinoy Otaku Festival (POF) 2023: Shizen will be held at the Trade Hall of Robinsons Place Novaliches on May 19-21, 2023.

The theme of this year’s event “SHIZEN” focuses on the connection to nature or the environment. We hope to raise awareness and funds for Bayanihan Para sa Kalikasan Movement, Inc. and their advocacy which includes reforestation, leadership training, environmental camps, and more.

This event was first held in 2011 and was successfully held in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Pinoy Otaku Festival is also, a member of the International Otaku Expo Association (IOEA), which recognizes local events around the world pertaining to Japanese culture.

Tickets can be purchased at Ticket2Me.  There are Day Passes as well as VIP Pass available.

Booth Exhibitors, Media Accreditation, and Guest Registration are Now Open

For those who want to secure a booth or merchant slots at the event, they can already register at this link

POF 2023 also invites media, influencers, and vloggers to join the event by registering here.  As a tradition of previous events Pinoy Otaku Festival supports idols and performers, so if you want to perform you can do so just register here.

What's Happening at POF 2023: Shizen

At the moment event details are still being finalized but some of the highlights that will definitely be part of the event are:
  • Karaoke Battle Royale Remix – a grand competition for karaoke fans and those who are into singing Japanese songs.
  • Your Cosplay Sounds Familiar – Sing, dance and cosplay the related singer and character to your favorite anime, manga or JPop artist.
  • POF Game Challenge – a collection of various games ported especially for the event like  Who Wants to be the Ultimate Otaku,Anime Quiz, The Singing Bee, and more.
  • Cosplay Championship League - now all cosplayers will be given a chance to compete because there will be 3 categories - newbie, intermediate, and expert.
  • ConGoer Competition - if you do not have a cosplay costume then you can still participate.  Mimic your favorite character and amaze the judges.
  • LowCost Cosplay Challenge - create the most creative cosplay costume using recycled and readily available materials.
  • Aidoru Concert - a concert of local pop culture idols and performers.
  • Lolita and Harajuku Fashion Show - Yu-En cosplay and Fancy Moi presents the latest Japanese culture and fashion trends.
  • Special Guest Q&A - get to know more about pop culture personalities up close and personal.
  • POF Exhibit and Bazaar - merchants, sellers, artists, and more will be present during the event.
  • Panel Discussions - join the discussion as we invited resource persons and moderators to discuss the latest trending issues of the community.
For more information on the event, you can visit the official Facebook event page.


David Shen D'Angelo

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