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Calling all comic fans

The 14th Ani-com & Game Hong Kong Fair (ACGHK) opens tomorrow and runs until July 31 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It will feature 170 exhibitors in more than 500 booths.

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

C3 (Convention)

The annual C3 convention is coming and for all local otaku this is an unmissable event. Not only will there be loads of cool stuff to buy and see, there will also be a number of live shows and talks not be missed.

Here are Otaku Zone's top picks.

Chiaki Ishikawa Live

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Groupies can go too far

I don't think it's just a pop star's talent that makes them successful. I think it's mainly due to groupies.

A groupie is someone obsessed with a star, and follows their news. Sometimes they physically follow them.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Pure magic

With cosplay, it's all about the taking part and not so much the winning. Wong Siu-lun impressed judges at Hong Kong's Ani-Com & Games fair with her Lineage II-inspired character, but having spent about HK$5,000 on her elaborate homage to the role-playing game, was just HK$1,000 ahead after pocketing the top prize.

3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Anime Comics and Game Hong Kong Convention 2011

Otaku madness comes to Hong Kong next weekend. The annual Anime, Comic and Game Hong Kong convention (ACGHK), usually referred to as Ani-Con for short, takes place from July 29 to August2 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

In the court of the cosplay queens

Celebrities Samantha Ko (right) and Vanko Wong, who have been named cosplay goddesses by TVB, appear in costume to promote the 13th Ani-Com and Games convention. It will run from July 29 to August 2 at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, and will feature a cosplay (costume play) contest, a figure design competition and live music.

22 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

letters

Weibo can be a force for positive change

I write in response to the article 'Weibo's web' (SCMP, April 28).

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Hanasaku Iroha (anime)

As an otaku and writer of this column, I read a fair amount of manga and watch a lot of anime, pastimes I love. But in order to write reviews, I often end up watching shows I would never have considered worth my time - and most of the time I'm proven right.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

letters

You can't cuddle up with an e-book

E-books are convenient and can help ease storage problems. But I would much prefer to have a conventional book with a beautiful cover.

Although people can easily download e-books and save time, it is a pleasure to hold a real book instead of some portable device or a CD.

21 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Big turnout for Ani-com fair

About 680,000 people visited the five-day Ani-com fair this year, up 6 per cent on last year. Toy sellers reported sales increases of up to 50 per cent. While a group of comics fans and cosplayers protested against the presence of pseudo-models yesterday, organiser Leung Chung-poon said it was hard to avoid employing them.

4 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Love caught in fantasy world

Ayoung Japanese couple walk shoulder to shoulder along the waterfront. They steal glances at each other before Hinata (Shunsuke Daito) timidly professes his feelings for Yoriko (Wakana Matsumoto) and asks to be her boyfriend. Yoriko accepts, but reveals she's an 'otaku girl', a pejorative term that refers to manga and anime fanatics.

13 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

A little bit of cosplay boosts creativity

In the recent article 'In costume' (Young Post, February 23), John Millen talks about cosplay. Cosplay is becoming more popular in Hong Kong, particularly among teenagers.

Games and comic festivals are held here every year. Teenagers love anime, and they dress up as their favourite characters in cosplay.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

Celebrities' shenanigans overshadow the talent behind new label in town

Harvey Nichols threw a bash on Friday for a new shoes and ready-to-wear brand it has picked up called L'Ature Chose. Even though the designer Michela Casadei (left) was there, she was almost completely overshadowed by the gaggle of starlets and models hogging the media spotlight. Despite the French name, the label is actually Italian.

12 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

The Rest of Us

The Rest of Us Videotage Today-Dec 24

Does the way you dress communicate something about you? Not necessary, says photographer Andrew Guthrie, who in the past six months has asked 'ordinary citizens' around the city to pose in front of a camera for a project that partly looks at how people behave in their casual wear.

10 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Manga tango

You can call them 'geeks', 'nerds' or otaku - die-hard fans of animation, comic, game culture (ACG culture) - but in March a group of them staged a street protest against discrimination, triggered by a TVB Sunday Report programme on gender relations in Hong Kong. Otaku claim the programme described them as losers who are poor in expressing themselves and as unproductive members of the society.

25 May 2009 - 12:00am

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