Anime Festival Asia 2009


Otacool International Launch

Otacool: Worldwide Otaku RoomsMarketing guru Seth Godin hails otaku as the most desirable audience in today’s word-of-mouth-driven marketplace. If you walk into a hardcore otaku’s room, you would easily see why.

Otacool: Worldwide Otaku Rooms is a new book featuring the well-stocked, well-decorated rooms of enthusiastic otaku. Two of the otaku feaured in the book, top otaku blogger Danny Choo and renowned cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao, will be signing autographs for the book’s international launch. Fittingly enough, Danny learned of Alodia through Internet-powered international otaku word-of-mouth last year.

If you want to meet two of the most passionate otaku on the planet, go to Anime Festival Asia at Suntec Singapore on November 22 at 3:30-4:00pm GMT+8. Look for exhibition halls 403-404, booth D01. In the meantime, check out Alodia’s photos in Otacool.

Alodia and Ashley in Anime Festival Asia Regional Cosplay Championship 2009

Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao Witchblade Cosplay

Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao Witchblade Cosplay

From corporate endorsements to international competitions, these independent otaku Net idols are just going from strength to strength. Filipina cosplay sisters Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao have been chosen to represent the Philippines at the Anime Festival Asia Regional Cosplay Championship 2009.

Here’s a preview of their costumes for the finals, with the girls portraying Amaha Masane and Shiori Tsuzuki from the Witchblade anime. From this preview alone, you can tell the Philippines stands a pretty good chance of winning the competition. Click here to continue reading “Alodia and Ashley in Anime Festival Asia Regional Cosplay Championship 2009″…