“Hello, Philippines! Mabuhay!”
Amidst rumors, it’s finally officially announced! (Pile in the Pile-ippines, yay~)
Pile, Japanese singer and voice actress, will be attending Cosplay Mania 2015! She will be doing a special performance in the Cosplay Mania Jam.
Cosplay Mania 2015 will be on October 3-4 at the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia.
You can view her message here! (click!)
Some additional information…
Cosplay Mania is a major cosplay event held annually by Cosplay.ph. During its first two years, CosMania was held in SM Megamall. The event has been such a big hit that since then it has been held in the SMX Convention in Mall of Asia.
Nihonsei Character and Hobby Shop was formed October 4, 2014, during the 2014 CosMania. They re-sale anime character goods and merchandise to people in the Philippines, like COSPA(famous for their shirts) and Cabi-Net (looks like it lends out studios…) and Fragment. In celebration of its first anniversary, Nihonsei Project will be working with Cosplay.ph to bring Pile to the Pile-ippines…I mean, Philippines!
People say Titanium Tickets, which will give you full access to both days of the event plus a meet and greet with Pile, as well as guest cosplayers, will cost around 5000 pesos and there’s only 20 of them….
Pile…you all know her already…if not, I should make a bigger post next time. For now…ehem.
Pile, also known as Eriko Hori, is a Japanese (also Half-Korean) singer and voice actress known for her role as mai waifu Maki Nishikino in Love Live! Since then, she has voiced a couple of characters in video games and has sang the opening theme in several anime. (Click for: Instagram, Twitter)
Rumors started a couple of days ago (July 16) about Pile coming to Cosplay Mania 2015, where my friends in the AniZone Facebook group were talking about this particular post by an unofficial fanpage (click!).
The day after, it was told that the news came from Channel Pile, which is a premium channel on the Japanese video site Nico Nico Douga (not that Nico) accessible only to…premium fans. This tweet from a fanbase also confirms the news. But people (like me) were still a bit skeptical and waiting for the official announcement.
Now all doubts have been cleared out thanks to the recently released video featuring Pai-chan announcing her attendance for CosMania 2015!
So, with that, let me just put in random gif images of waifu Maki!
PILE IN THE PILE-IPPINES! A DREAM COME TRUE!!! xD
For those aiming to get the limited Titanium tickets for Cosmania…good luck to you! >_o