Canadian Anime Mag Seeks Filipina Cover Girl

Japanese anime is huge in the Philippines, and so is its accompanying otaku culture. Even anime cosplay is rapidly entering Filipino mainstream culture. That’s why Canadian anime lifestyle magazine Anime Iku seeks a Filipina anime otaku for their next cover girl. They’ll even fly a trained fashion photographer to the Philippines to give her a professional photoshoot.

Anime Iku

Editor Michael Chan sent me a copy of their maiden issue, featuring everything from cosplay girl group Objective: Free Fantasy to a mouse cosplaying Pikachu. Classy, crazy, and cool — just the way I like it. I can’t wait to see a Filipina on the cover.

Alodia and Ashley Dance Love and Berry

Popular Filipina gamer-blogger-cosplayer sisters Ashley and Alodia Gosiengfiao perform a dance from Sega’s dress-up-and-dance arcade game Love and Berry at H3 2006.

Ashley and Alodia as Love and Berry

See, this is the potential of gamer babes realized. If it had been anyone other than the Gosiengfiao sisters doing this silly dance, a red-blooded gamer guy like me would never mention such a girly game on his blog.