Event organizer Cosplay.ph has released on Monday the day-by-day schedule for upcoming Cosplay Mania 2017 event.
The schedule comprises with all the activities, contests and live appearances of guests, which includes international cosplayers, Japanese voice actors, Yuri!! on Ice staff and JAM (Japanese Anime Music) Concert artists.
COSPLAY MANIA MAIN STAGE
Cosplay Mania will officially open at 12 noon with an exclusive of screening of Hatsune Miku Expo 2016 Japan Tour concert. It will be followed by a panel discussion with Yuri!!! on Ice director and producer Sayo Yamamoto and Fuuko Noda.
The first day will also highlight the interviews of Japanese artists kradness and Konomi Suzuki at Hall SP stage. Cosplay Solo Showdown and the finals of Ultimate Cosplay Championship will happen on the day.
At 6PM, the much-awaited JAM Concert featuring utaite artist kradness and anisong singer Konomi Suzuki will commence. Suzuki will perform Manila as part of her Asia Tour 2017 concert. Cosplay Got Talent Runner Up’s Unicorn Blizzard will be the opening act.
The second day of the convention starts with a Cosplay Classroom by Canadian guest cosplayer Hikarin. Cosplayers will be able to learn various cosplay techniques from the artist herself. Japanese voice artists Wataru Hatano, known for voicing Gajeel in Fairy Tail and Koutaro Nishiyama, who famously voice Kazuhito Narita in Haikyuu!! will hold a panel at 3PM after the finals of Cosplay Mania Cup.
Anisong artists Shiena Nishizawa and ELISA will have an interview session before their performance on the second day of the JAM Concert at 5:20PM alongside kradness. Opening the second day concert is Cosplay Got Talent Champion Franz Uy.
THE EXPERIENCE ZONE
Exhibitors and merchandisers, alike are located into an area called “Experience Zone.” Attendees will be able to purchase and try out various activities and games with ease as stated by the organizers. There will be also exhibits, demos and displays at the convention’s five experience zones – Lifestyle, Collectibles, Gaming, Fan Fair and Blockbuster.
There will be a line up of activities on stage, including the Yoshinoya Gyudon eating contest, Mogu Mogu drinking contest, trivia contest and performance by Seishun Kakumei and The Jarhead Syndrome.
Interview session with international cosplayers – Kong, Eki, Hikarin, Angie, Knitemaya and Siutao will be also held at the Experience Zone.
For more information about Cosplay Mania, visit their official website cosplaymania.com and Facebook page facebook.com/cosplaymania. Cosplay Mania happens on September 30 and October 1, 2017, at the SMX Convention Center Manila.
ANIMEPH PROJECT is a media partner of Cosplay Mania 2017.