Anime fans in the Philippines, and especially those in Manila, will know that The Best of Anime 2019 convention is taking place this weekend from 31 August to 1 September 2019 at the SMX Convention Center in Manila, Philippines. The Best of Anime started off as a co-located event of the Manila International Bookfair (MIBF) in 2009, and slowly established its position in the anime scene as the biggest anime convention in the Philippines. It is now celebrating its 10th anniversary!
In the past years, The Best of Anime was able to bring as special guests the well-known cosplayers Reika (Japan), Yuegene Fay (Thailand), Mon (Taiwan) and Misa Chiang (Taiwan), distinguished performers STARMARIE (Japan), SPYAIR (Japan), An Café (Japan), INKT (Japan), Eir Aoi (Japan) and Haruna Luna (Japan).
For their big anniversary, they have invited Japanese cosplayer MONYA and some of the biggest cosplayers from Taiwan, KING, CHIHIRO and MOMO, Singaporean cosplayers KIYO and HANA ICHIGO, and last but not least, Filipino cosplayer DIANE!
This year, the self-produced idol group AIDORU SOZAI (Philippines), the fantasy idol group STARMARIE (Japan) and visual kei rock band UCHUSENTAI: NOIZ (Japan) are back to entertain the attendees. BUT the list continues! Further star guests of The Best of Anime 2019 are the new Japanese idol group YUMEOI SYOUJYO and BACK-ON, who have created a long list of anime theme songs for example Air Gear (‘Chain’), Murder Princess OVA (‘Hikari Sasuhou’), Eyeshield 21 (‘Blaze Line’), Fairy Tail (‘Strike Back’) and Gundam Build Fighters (‘Nibun no Ichi’).
There is a lot to see and do during the convention. Some highlights of The Best of Anime 2019 are the popular competitions All-Star Cosplay Competition, Anime Idol Dance Battle, Anime Sing-off, and Battle of the bands, the exciting roster of exhibits, and the awesome prizes.
The Best of Anime 2019
Duration: 31 August – 1 September 2019
Venue: SMX Convention Center Manila, Philippines
Official Website: http://www.thebestofanime.com/
Get your Tickets: SM Tickets