Animax Carnival to make 3rd stop in Manila

Posted at 11/22/12 5:29 PM

Filipino cosplayer and "Ani-Mate" TV presenter Alodia Gosiengfiao will be at the Animax Carnival at Robinsons Place Manila next month. Photo: Handout

MANILA, Philippines – The Animax Carnival, an event targeted at anime and cosplay lovers, is set to make its third stop in Manila next month.

The event will be held on December 9 at the Robinsons Place Manila’s Midtown Atrium in Malate, Manila, following successful stops in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Taipei, Taiwan.

A highlight of the event will be the final round of Animax’s search for its next “Ani-Mate” presenter, who will have a chance to accompany Filipino cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao in the cable channel’s events and shows.

Gosiengfiao is also one of the five judges in the competition, where the winner will take home a cash prize of P25,000.

“Animax is the destination for top anime programs in the Philippines and across Asia. We believe Animax Carnival is an extension of the colorful and fun Animax entertainment experience beyond TV. Fun and engaging, the event will offer something for everyone,” Ricky Ow, executive vice president and general manager for networks in Asia of Sony Pictures Television, said in a press statement.

Animax is managed by Sony Pictures Television, along with other cable channels such as AXN.

Aside from the Ani-Mate search finals, the Animax Carnival will also see Gosiengfiao reveal her newest cosplay costume, which is based on one of the shows aired on the cable channel.

Attendees may also get to be anime voice actors for a day in the event’s dubbing booth, which includes characters from the programs “Beelzebub,” “Naruto,” “Bleach,” “K-On!,” “Fairy Tail” and “Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan.”

There will also be carnival and stage games, and an “AniChan Kids Corner” where children can engage in activities like anime eyes painting and manga drawing.

The Animax Carnival will be held at the Robinsons Manila Midtown Atrium on Sunday, December 9, from 10 a.m. For more details, watch Animax or visit www.animaxasia.com.