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I revived this former scanlation blog of our group and become a blog about *mostly* cosplay, anime, manga and games.

More than just fandom, we’re family: DCPH Movie 21 Blocked Screening Event

All smiles after the movie!

 

It has been almost a year when I met the awesome people who worked all their best to make Detective Conan Philippines possible and it has been such an honor to be now part of them. Like myself, those who kept their support to DCPH (some even longer than me) were all ecstatic when we received the news that the 21st Movie of our beloved anime, Detective Conan, will be shown in the local cinemas. What made us more excited is that we are going to have a blocked screening event on the weekend of its release. Continue reading More than just fandom, we’re family: DCPH Movie 21 Blocked Screening Event

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Sakura Gathering 2017: Every Fan’s Dream Get-Together

Detective Conan fans from all over the place gathered together to enjoy this whole day of fun and exciting activities. Of course, the games, the mysteries and the singing is back. What made this gathering so much better is that there are more fans who gathered this time, there are artists and shops who came and exhibited their work, and we got more time to be friends with each other.


What I love the most about this fandom is that everyone is just willing to be friends with everyone! I feel that we are more than just fans, we are a family. And thanks to everyone who has been doing their best, the event was indeed, successful.


Activities included the classic mystery-solving, where everyone battled their wits out to see who can outsmart the given case. There was also a flattering Karaoke contest where the participants get to sing their favorite Detective Conan song. Abigail was lucky and talented enough to win the title.


Soon, an intense battle of sack race determined which team is the most competitive. Despite the minor mishaps, it was all but a healthy competition and everyone managed to still walk away from the field with a smile on their face.


Who could forget how the cosplayers were able to strut their costumes during the cosplay competition? Nikita was undeniably the runaway winner (according to the audience) with her rendition of Vermouth from the Black Organization.


And of course, everyone experience the “hanami” feels with all the sakura petals and tea-drinking by the afternoon.


Prizes and freebies for this event is not your average joe. Sure, there were prizes such as posters, stickers and novelty items but some of the prizes given away this afternoon were movie tickets to the much anticipated Movie 21: The Crimson Love Letter. Another prize is a scholarship for Module 101 on Animation from SEACAT, our partner; and that’s not only for one fan, BUT TWO who are willing to take on animation to a whole new level. But one particular prize shocked everyone in a good way, and that is TWO tickets for Japan! It includes roundtrip airfare and lodging, and everyone was rooting for it.

People also enjoyed the displays of manga and toy collection of one of our members and biggest supporters, Laila.

In between the activities, everyone dropped by the artist’s booth to snag some cool souvenir from our exhibitor artists Flyhy Sky and China. I was also lucky enough to showcase some of my personal projects and DCPH Founder Ruffa also displayed original and official DCPH stickers.


Truly it was a day to be remembered. Although some slips happen like me losing my obi (I was so pissed that I cannot wear my yukata), everyone was still all smiles at the end of the event. We have been receiving good feedback and that’s how we are sure that we can continue to make events like these possible in the future.


And of course, after all the stressin’ and enjoyin’, everyone who stayed for the after-party was able to enjoy the pool!

Thanks to everyone who joined us in the fantastic event. Watch out for our mini-events like the Block Screening of Movie 21 at SM Megamall and more!

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss The Second Gathering

For everyone who has been following this website, I am sure you probably knew what happened in the previous fan gathering. This year is going to be totally different, as it is much bigger and much better than last year’s.

Here are the top ten reasons why you should not miss this one fantastic event.


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Mhakkie: On cosplaying the West sweetheart Kazuha Toyama

In today’s cosplay feature, let’s get to know the cute Kazuha Toyama cosplayer from our first gathering: Mhakkie.

Mhakkie started becoming a fan of Detective Conan when her youngest brother’s nanny told her to watch the new anime on Local TV. She said it would be really interesting for Mhakkie because she loved detective and mystery stories.

© Alec Egido

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Riyu: On cosplaying Kaito Kid

On today’s cosplay feature, let us look at Riyu and his Kaito Kid cosplay

Let’s admit it, Kaito Kid is one of Detective Conan’s most coveted shonen. Girls in the Conanverse like him, and he also has a huge following to the fans in real life. For Riyu, Kaito Kid fits him the most because of his shonen look and physique.

Riyu became a Detective Conan fan because of its airing in the Local TV in the 90s. He was captivated by its episodes and gets chills and excitement while watching. I can definitely say that a lot of us can relate to that feeling. Sometimes, it’s also hard to stop watching them online.

© Riyu

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