Otaku Expo 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011 Stef dela Cruz 0 Comments

Do you like playing dress-up? Do you like watching anime or reading manga? Then you should have been at Otaku Expo 2011, held last September 3 to 4 at SM Megamall Megatrade Hall.

It was my first time to attend an Otaku event. I didn’t quite know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised that there was a lot of interesting merchandise and eye candy at the Otaku Expo 2011. I know it might sound childish, but I just had to buy an Otaku headgear – after all, it was in keeping with the festivities.

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Cosplayers abound, populating the venue. I simply had to take pictures with them:

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There were stalls selling manga and anime inspired merchandise. Clothes, bags, hats, beanies, pins, mugs, tumblers, DVDs – you name it.

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Toys were also on display. Some expensive collections were highlighted inside locked glass cabinets.

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The Otaku Expo 2011 also included cosplay band competitions.

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Going to the Otaku Expo 2011 at SM Megatrade Hall 3 was like going back in time when I still wore pigtails and watched cartoons and anime everyday. It was a welcome change from my daily routine which, I confess, has become way too grown-up for me.

Otaku Expo 2011

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