The Best of Anime returns: Unveiling the spectacular lineup for 2023!

After a three-year hiatus, The Best of Anime (BOA), the country’s most celebrated Japanese anime and pop culture convention, is making its grand return this September. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of captivating performances, exciting activities, and cherished memories at The Best of Anime 2023: The Reunion!

UchuSentai:NOIZ and Starmarie: A Nostalgic Return

Two iconic acts, UchuSentai:NOIZ and Starmarie, are making their return to BOA after stealing the hearts of fans in previous editions. UchuSentai:NOIZ, a Japanese visual kei band renowned for their energetic performances and unique style, is gracing the stage once again. With their vibrant music and charismatic presence, they are sure to reignite the crowd’s enthusiasm.

Starmarie, the beloved idol group, is also coming back with its mesmerizing charm and captivating melodies that have enchanted fans since 2008. These two acts are guaranteed to create an electric atmosphere that will reverberate throughout the event.

New Faces to Illuminate the Stage

The excitement doesn’t end there! BOA is proudly introducing three incredible talents to the stage for the first time. Japanese visual kei artist and seiyuu Miura Ayme is set to make his debut appearance. With a remarkable solo career and international performances under his belt, Miura Ayme’s presence promises to elevate the event’s energy.

The rock idol group Chicken Blow the Idol is another new addition that promises a unique performance. Known for their captivating concept of shy girls blossoming into idols with the power of music, their youthful rock music is a treat for the senses. Hailing from Japan, this group is bringing their distinct style to the BOA stage for the very first time.

Adding to the excitement is the Filipino idol group Pastel Mix, whose J-pop covers have resonated with fans across the nation. Their enchanting renditions of popular idol group songs, combined with their energetic performances, are a must-see for attendees.

Beyond the Music: Cosplay and Workshops

BOA is more than just music; it’s a celebration of all things anime and pop culture. Renowned Japanese cosplayer Reika, with her massive following and global recognition, will be gracing the event with her presence. Attendees can look forward to a Cosplay Make-up Workshop, where Reika will share her expertise on using makeup to enhance cosplay transformations.

Monya from Starmarie will not only grace the stage with her musical talents but also showcase her cosplay prowess on the BOA Cosplay catwalk, giving fans a glimpse of her style and creativity up close.

World Cosplay Summit (WCS) Philippines alumni AC Hernandez will be hosting workshops on crafting sword props using common materials, emphasizing the benefits of DIY props in cosplay. With a wealth of experience and accolades, Hernandez’s insights are invaluable for aspiring cosplayers.

The Best of Anime 2023: The Reunion is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc. in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, this event promises an unforgettable day filled with performances, workshops, and unforgettable moments.

Grab your tickets in advance through SM Tickets and be part of the excitement! It’s time to celebrate the best of anime, music, and pop culture in one spectacular event.

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