Cosplay, Games, and Fun are Happening at Otakufest 2020 in Cebu!

The first quarter of anime events in Cebu City will officially start this weekend with the most popular and long-running anime, cosplay, and hobby convention Otakufest! The said event will be happening on February 22 and 23, 2020 at SM Seaside, Cebu City. This is the 13th season and one of Cebu City’s longest-running otaku conventions. The theme for this convention is Studio Ghibli.

This year’s Otakufest will be one awesome weekend for anime fans, cosplayers, and hobbyists alike as a lot of events, programs, workshops, and competitions await everyone who will be joining in the fun. National and International cosplay guests like Hikarin, Pirate Ellie (WCS PH 2017 Representative) , Ae Ri Cosplay, DD Tenka, Sean Price, and King Rusydi will also be in the event and looking forward to meet their fans. Aside from our cosplay guests, awesome groups will also be present this year to perform like Juan Paasa (Summoning Eruand idol group PASTEL MIX.

Otakufest will also be the venue for the highly-anticipated Central Visayas Qualifiers of the World Cosplay Summit Philippines. The winner of this qualifier will compete in the World Cosplay Summit Philippines Grand Finals which will be announced soon.

A complete list of workshops, mini-events, and competitions can be found in the Otakufest official Facebook Page.  You may also check the page for their FAQ and more information.

About Otakufest

Photo from Otakufest Official Website
Photo taken during Otakufest 2019. Photo by The Lily Cat

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.

See you all in Otakufest Cebu 2020 at SM Seaside! It’s going another awesome weekend of awesome fun!


The Lily Cat is an official Media Partner of Otakufest 2020.

Otakufest 2019 [Cebu] – Day 2 Report

Team Class S with the Judges

After almost a week of being sick, I’m finally back again with a summary of the updates from last week’s epic Otakufest 2019 in Cebu City.

As a first-timer in the convention, it was indeed a worth it weekend to go especially if you are from Cebu. Same as Day 1, various booths were selling a lot of stuff and the artist alley was also awesome as well!

Team weapon and mask destruction

Now on to the primary highlights. The second day of Otakufest was also the day of the grand finals of Pop Culture Hiroshima – Philippines and the World Cosplay Summit Philippines – Cebu Qualifiers. Team Weapon and Mask Destruction bagged the first place in Pop Culture Hiroshima – Philippines with their very nostalgic skit from the anime DNAngel.

Team Class S, who were World Cosplay Summit – Philippines grand finalists last year, won this year’s World Cosplay Summit Philippines – Cebu Qualifiers and is officially Cebu’s representative for the upcoming grand finals which will be announced soon.

We wish you best of luck to the chosen teams and congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Otakufest. It was definitely the convention to kickstart the year filled with otaku and cosplay events in Cebu.

About the Event

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.

Stay tuned to more features related to Otakufest and my trip to Cebu only here in The Lily Cat!


The Lily Cat is one of the official media partners of Otakufest 2019.

Fun and Excitement Await at Otakufest 2019 in Cebu City!

This year’s Otakufest 2019 in Cebu City is going to be an epic one as various competitions, performances, merchandise, and fun await you in the weekend-long event that will happen on February 23 and 24, 2019 at SM Seaside City Cebu Maze Garden.

Otakufest 2019 Poster | From Otakufest FB Page

Cosplayers can compete in the two main competitions: The World Cosplay Summit-Cebu Qualifiers, and Pop Culture Hiroshima where winners have the chance to represent the Philippines in the respective events’ grand finals that will be held in Japan. International cosplayer Reika and WCS 2018 Philippine Representatives Team SeKai (composed of Sergio Sta. Ana and Kai Raito) will be this year’s guests.  Other competitions and activities this year include a Japanese singing competition, Saberstrum Competition, Music, Artists Alley, Merchandise, and so much more.

Photo | Otakufest Official Website

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.

Tickets for Otakufest 2019 are at 150php per day. More information can be found on their Facebook page and you may visit their official website. It is an event in Cebu City that you don’t want to miss out!

Source: Otakufest (Facebook)


The Lily Cat is one of the official media partners of Otakufest 2019.

Team Mexico Wins World Cosplay Summit 2018!

Team Mexico composed of the “Banana Brothers” Ed and Luis bagged the FIRST PLACE of the World Cosplay Summit Championship 2018 held in Nagoya, Japan on Sunday, August 5.  They both cosplayed the iconic Street Fighter characters Chun Li and Dhalsim in a perfect video game fighting skit performance!

 

Aside from winning the first place, they have also bagged the following awards from the different partners and sponsors of the this prestigious competition: the AirAsia Award,  Laguna Ten Bosch Award, Futaba Award, Rinn Award, and the Niconico Viewer’s Choice Award.

Team Indonesia bagged the runner-up place as they cosplayed characters from Warriors Orochi3 while Team Thailand won third place as they portrayed characters from Monster Hunter World.

This year’s World Cosplay Summit was quite an interesting year and all the participants have given their all. Congratulations to everyone!

 

WCS Video footage source: ElVortexOficial

WCS 2017 Winner Team China are Judges for World Cosplay Summit 2018!

It was confirmed that the World Cosplay Summit 2017 champions Team China composed of Xue Yan Xue and Tian Tian are part of the panel of judges for this year’s World Cosplay Summit 2018. Continue reading “WCS 2017 Winner Team China are Judges for World Cosplay Summit 2018!”