This year’s World Cosplay Summit Championship was a Quest Completed for Team Australia as they bagged the Champion title. The team composes of AmenoKitarou (A.K. Wirru) and K Cosplay cosplaying player characters from the popular video game Monster Hunter World.
Second place went to Team USA cosplaying from the series Bloodborne while Team France bagged the Third Place cosplaying characters from the series Hyrule Warriors.
Team Philippines (Team Class S cosplaying from the series Sengoku Night Blood) was able to make it to the Top 24.
Congratulations to all the representatives for this year!
It was quite a windy day on Saturday but Otakufest 2019 Day 1 was really awesome as everyone had a great time.
Held at the maze garden of SM Seaside Cebu, you will be welcomed with hundreds of attendees as they showed up in their awesome costumes, a variety of booths where you splurge your money on cool anime items, and be amazed with the various art prints on sale in the artist alley. It was also one cool day to catch up with friends (or meet new ones)!
The main stage in the morning and afternoon had performers singing to some of the classic and popular Japanese songs from well-known anime series like Naruto and My Hero Academia. People got sing along with Pizzicato Five’s hit song Sweet Soul Revue. There was even a band that performed songs from Makoto Shinkai’s your name and the crowd went wild. A Saberstrum tournament also happened in the afternoon which was then followed by the Asian Pop Dance competition that was held in the evening.
Two main competitions will be happening on the second of Otakufest: Pop Culture Hiroshima (in which the qualifiers and grand finals will be held) and the World Cosplay Summit Philippines-Cebu Qualifiers.
If you really want to see all the action, be sure to get your tickets to Otakufest today and experience great fun here in one of Cebu’s most popular anime and cosplay conventions.
Otakufest, formally UP Otakufest, was first conceptualized in 2007 as a simple dream to organize an annual event for anime fans and cosplayers. In 2017, it had a record of more than 5,000 attendees and is considered as one of the most highly anticipated anime and hobby conventions in Cebu City.
The Lily Cat is one of the official media partners of Otakufest 2019.
Finally, the official Philippine representatives have been chosen.
Team Saui, WCS NCR Representative wins the World Cosplay Summit Philippines National Finals which happened during the Nippon Industrial and Cultural Exchange today, April 29 at the Almendras Gym in Davao City. The pair portrayed characters from Sengoku Basara.
The runner-up team is won by Team Deathmatch cosplaying characters from the series Monster Hunter.
The champion for the National Finals will be the official Philippine representatives for the World Cosplay Summit which will be held in Nagoya, Japan in August.
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