Things in the Anime event scene has just got a little more hotter with a major announcement, during I ai Anime yesterday.
ORTIGAS CENTER, Pasig City — During the first day of I ai Anime, an anime event organized by Otakuzine Magazine, it has been announced that there will be an “encore” of Ozine Fest this year, entitled Ozine Fest ENCORE, happening on October 01 to 03 at the SM Megamall – Megatrade Halls 2 and 3.
And they’ll be doing what was almost unthinkable, which is bringing a surprise guest from Japan and will perform on the said event.
Our Chief Anime Correspondent, Kira, has caught-up with Dennis Uy, co-founder of Otakuzine Magazine, and talks exclusively to ZEN Otaku Honbu about what is possibly the biggest Ozine Fest ever.
Kira asked him on how will this Ozine fest going to be run compared to previous Ozine fest and other Otakuzine Mag events, and he replied “Just like other events na pinatatakbo namin… Go with the flow lang.” (Just like other events that we handle… Just go with the flow.)
Kira also asked him about the ticket price, since it may need a price increase because of this development, to which he replied “The ticket price will be the same, but we are planning something else… parang may performance, parang magiging seperate siya, magiging different yun.” (The ticket price will be the same, but we are planning something else… like a performance [show], it will be seperate [from the main event], it will be different.)
He also added, “But if you wanted to enjoy the event, hindi namin ipapasa ng ganun.” (But if you wanted to enjoy the event, we will not pass it [to the people] just like that.)
Dennis also said to ZEN Otaku Honbu that Ozine really wanted to bring Japanese Artists, or even Mangakas, in their events but only this time it was a done deal.
Kira also asked about an oversight… Ozine Fest Encore will be held at the same time with Cosplay Mania X (October 2-3 at SMX Convention Center), and what will happen to Otakus who will be torn on which event will they go, and he said “Well, akin lang, basta we’re here to make an event… Siyempre, gusto namin ulitin ang Encore, and we have October events usually… Eto na yung pinaka-available na sked sa amin, so we took the chance na rin.” (Well, for me, it just we are here to make an event… Of course, we want Encore to be repeated, and we have October events usually… Here is the most available schedule for us, so we had took the chance.)
And lastly, Dennis also assured all anime fans and event-goers that Ozine Fest Encore, “… of something bigger, mas bigger siya sa mga previous na Ozine fests.” (… of something bigger, it will be much bigger than the previous Ozine fests.), and he also added that “Hindi kayo magsisisi.” (You will not regret it.)
Here is the full audio recording of this exclusive interview with Mr. Dennis Uy:
Surely, this is an anime event that you don’t want to miss, and 2010 is surely a big year for anime fans in the country… But only after you make-up your mind if it will be Ozine Fest Encore or Cosplay Mania X.
Last January 1st, ZEN Otaku Honbu has been rebranded as Anime Pilipinas.
New Name, but still has the same goal in going deeper into the Japanese Anime
& Pop-culture in the country and elsewhere in the world, from a Filipino standpoint.
For the Latest News and Other Opinion Posts, Please visit our new website at AnimePilipinas.com,
and also follow our social networking accounts.
ZENhonbuPH.net will remain as an archive site.