Onegai Onii-chan x Otakuzine Nendoroid Design Art Contest!

Repost from Onegai Onii-chan Hobby Shop website.


Hi everyone!

With the Christmas season already upon us, it means that the biggest anime figure event in the Philippines is coming soon as well. This December 28-29 at SM Megamall, Otakuzine Anime Magazine will be holding Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special 2012!  Like the name implies, the entire event will be dedicated to anime figures and of course, Onegai Onii-chan will be there to support it.

To celebrate the event, we have partnered with Otakuzine management to bring you an exciting Nendoroid art design contest where you can win some cool prizes. Have you ever dreamed of being a Nendoroid designer? Or do you have an existing idea in mind that you wish to share with others? Well, here’s your chance to show off your skills and win some great prizes along the way.

Here’s a sample entry to serve as a guide:

Note: RinLin is the official Onegai Onii-chan mascot. Art courtesy of Cza. 

To know more about joining the contest and other important matters regarding it, please take your time to read the Rules and Mechanics below:

  • This contest is open to everyone currently residing in the Philippines, except staff of Otakuzine Anime Magazine and administrators of Onegai Onii-chan Hobby Shop. Only 1 entry per person is allowed.
  • Draw your own original Nendoroid and create a Nendoroid that you can call truly yours’! The Nendoroid can be your original character or it may also be an existing character that has or does not have an existing Nendoroid. However, should that be the case, your drawing must be significantly different from the existing product (new form, outfit, pose, etc).
  • Entry must be your own drawing. In the event that we prove that your artwork is stolen from an existing art or artist, we will immediately disqualify your entry. However, pose references from other existing artworks are acceptable.
  • Artwork must be in Nendoroid style only. For Nendoroid body reference, please check their official website: [LINK]
  • There should be 4 angles of the character drawn (front, back, left side, right side). Main angle of your choice must be in full color. Other angles can be a black & white sketch or colored.
  • You may include additional angle/pose if you want to show off the accessories and props that are included with your Nendoroid (e.g. Shana posing with her katana). Additional expressions face plates are also appreciated.
  • Entries can either be traditional or digital artwork on A4 paper size (105 x 148 mm) 300 dpi, and JPG format. Traditional works must be scanned accordingly for submission.
  • Entries must be submitted to (onegaioniichancontest@gmail.com) with the e-mail title of “Nendoroid Contest” on or before December 21, 2012. Please include your Name (real name only), home address, personal Facebook account link and character name. All artworks will be posted on a dedicated album in Onegai Onii-chan’s Facebook fan page with watermark.
  • The “Top 15” entries will be announced on December 24, 2012 and all qualifying contestants are required submit a printed copy of their artwork on A4 photo paper to Team Onii-chan Figure Display booth to be displayed on the event.
  • Deadline of submission of hard copy entries on the event is December 28 at 3pm. Failure of doing so will result to disqualification of entry.

You may also use refer to the link for submission form: [LINK]

For the GRAND PRIZE winner, he or she will be receiving a brand new Nendoroid Princess of the Crystal from the anime, “Mawaru Penguindrum”!

IMPORTANT NOTE: 
Our grand prize will be shipped this week (11/16) from Japan.  In the event that the package will not arrive before the Ozine event, the winner will be given an option to chose to wait for the Nendoroid Princess of the Crystal to arrive or to claim our on-hand Nendoroid Akemi Homura.

So what are you waiting for? Sharpen those pencils, bring out those drawing tablets and put that creative mind of yours’ to work and show the world your very own Nendoroid creation. Who knows? You might be that lucky winner of a brand new Nendoroid. Good luck and we wish you all the best!

The OtaKulture Project Starts Now!!!

Ever wanted to be covered in a magazine with your precious collections? For the first time ever, Otakuzine Anime Magazine will be launching the OtaKulture magazine! It’s the first ever magazine of its kind here in the Philippines and it will solely be focused on Japanese collectibles and the otaku who dedicate themselves to getting the best that Japan has to offer. Yes, that means YOU! How to be a part of this exciting new venture? You just have to submit some fairly easy requirements will are detailed below and that’s it.

The purpose of this project is to showcase the love of Filipinos for Japanese culture as expressed by their creative room decorations.

MECHANICS

1. Submission of entries is open to all Filipino otaku, either living in the Philippines or outside of it.
2. Participants will be asked to submit pictures of their rooms decorated with their Japanese collectibles. Japanese collectibles can be from, but are not limited to, anime, manga, tokusatsu, Jpop and video games.
3. Entries should be submitted as high-resolution images (300 ppi, do not resize if possible) in digital format along with the sender’s name and age to (insert e-mail address). At least four (4) images should be submitted in different angles to give people a better view of the entire room.
4. Participants are not allowed to pass off entries of other people as their own. Discovery of such acts will merit disqualification of the entry from being included in the compilation.
5. Aside from submitting the images of their rooms, participants will also be required to submit their answers to these questions for the short write-up that will accompany the feature of their room:

  • What is your main collection?
  • Why do you like to collect?
  • How long have you been collecting?
  • What is your future plan for your room?
  • What is the most prized piece in your collection and why?

6. All entries should be sent to edrell.dy@gmail.com. Entries can be rejected without notice if they have objectionable content in them.
7. A person may only send in one entry. Should a person send in two entries of different rooms, Otakuzine management has the right to choose which of the two entries will be used for the compilation.
8. Deadline for submission of entries is on (insert date and time).
9. All entries submitted entitles Otakuzine the rights to use them in future publications and other media should they choose to.

OtaKulture will bring the spotlight to another aspect of otaku culture. Being otaku does not mean being simply a cosplayer or anime enthusiast. So be proud and show off that collection of yours’ and wear your badge as a collecting otaku proudly.

Reminders for Ingress and Other Important Stuff (Ozine Fest 2012)

For all Team Onii-chan members, figure lenders and those who will be guarding the display, here are some reminders to take note of. This primarily concerns the ingress and egress schedules, duties and conduct in the display area. Continue reading

Shifting Schedule (Ozine Fest 2012)

As with all our other events, we shall be opening shifting posts for guarding the figure display area at Ozine Fest 2012 on April 13-15, 2012 at the SM Megatrade Halls 1 and 2. Since this is a 3 day event, there will be a total of 6 shifts with each day having a morning and an afternoon shift. We highly encourage you to be a part of our crew since this is also an excellent way to not only make sure our figures are safe and sound, but also to meet our current Team Onii-chan members and to make new friends :)  Continue reading

Volunteer Your Figures For The Ozine Fest 2012 Anime Figure Display!!!

Out of all the anime figure displays that we’ve been a part of, Ozine Fest will always be special for us since it was the first event that Team Onii-chan participated in, as well as one of the largest and most diverse ones. Because of this, we always look forward to the month of April since Otakuzine management always holds their flagship 3-day event on this month. With April fast approaching, they’ve finally announced that Ozine Fest 2012 will be held on April 13-15, 2012 at the SM Megamall Megatrade Halls (how many halls we don’t know, but most likely three). So why are we making this post then? We’re having a figure display there of course! And it’s not just any display. If you think that our Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special display was huge, this one promises to be the mother of all displays. It’s been quite a while since we’ve had our last event and in that time, quite a lot of new figures have been released so expect a lot of new entries in our display alongside some old favorites. Because it’s such a big and important event for us, we’ve decided to open slots for the lending of figures one month in advance to help us prepare for it. Continue reading

Sensei Rocks The House at Otaku Expo 2012!

Another convention has passed and while we’re pooped out, we’re very happy again with the turnout as well as the company of all our friends who guarded the display. I’m supposed to make an event report for Otaku Expo 2012 but since I’m kinda’ lazy right now (hahaha), I’ll first post the epic performance of our resident Sensei, Ash, who didn’t only promote Team Onii-chan and our forum, JPTOYPH.ORG, but also sang his heart out with his rendition of Dragonball Z’s “Cha La Head Cha La.”

So again, to Team Onii-chan, thank you and congratulations to another splendid display. Our success is the success of each and everyone of us. Without all of your help, the group will not be flourishing as much as it has today. Also, thank you to Sensei for the great performance and active promotion of the team. Enjoy the video everyone :)

Volunteer Your Figures for the Otaku Expo 2012 Display!!!

Volunteering time! As with our previous figure events, we’re opening up slots for our display to everyone to lend their figures for it. Our displays would not have been as successful as they’ve been without the help of our lenders and this will hold true for all of our displays including our upcoming Otaku Expo 2012 stint this January 21-22, 2011. Since there is no particular series of shows that are highlighted this time, we will be using the standard grouping of scale figures, Nendoroids and articulated figures. To volunteer, just comment below this post so we can register your name as a lender. These are the number of slots for now but we will add more once we’ve confirmed the number of tables given to us. Thanks. Continue reading

Team Onii-chan Figure Display Crew Will Be at Otaku Expo 2012!!!

After our grandest display event last month, you’d think that our team would be resting on its laurels now, but no. This January 21-22, Otakuzine will once again be holding Otaku Expo at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 1 and yup, you guessed it, we’re having another display for all of you. If you will remember, we also participated in the 2011 edition of the said event and in my opinion, that was one of the more memorable displays that we had so I’m very optimistic that this will be just as memorable. What to expect? Well, more figures of course. We’ll be showcasing some of the first figures that came out in 2012 so expect some new faces to be seen. For now, we don’t have much details regarding the event itself but on our part, we’ll be opening slots for volunteering of figures soon so stay tuned. What better way to celebrate the new year than with a new convention! We hope to see all of you at our event and hopefully you can once again visit our booth to see our gorgeous display.

The (Delayed) Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special Event Report

Another event has just passed for Team Onii-chan and yet, unlike the previous ones, the Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special display will always hold a special distinction for various reasons. Not only was it the largest collection of figures ever gathered for an event but it was also the first time that Team Onii-chan was front and center in terms of participation for a convention. For such a young group to handle a project of such grand scale was indeed a daunting task but if there was ever a crew that was prepared for it, it was ours. From the planning stages to the ingress and to the event proper itself, everyone helped out in bringing this dream to life. Never have we imagined that a figure-centered convention would ever be promoted this way and we’re very lucky to have played a big part in it. Continue reading

Reminders for the Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special Figure Display

The Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special, the biggest figure centered event ever in the Philippines, is just around the corner and preparations are now in high gear as we try to serve up the best display you’ll ever see this year. Of course, to help us with the preparations, Ozine management has given us an ingress day in advance to avoid the rush and to make sure that everything’s perfect by the start of the event. For existing Team Onii-chan members, you might be familiar with most of these already but for the new lenders, please do read the details below. Thanks. Continue reading

Official List of Activities for the Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special

With the Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special nearing, I’m sure a lot of you are wondering what activities are in store for the con goers this time since this is a very unique event that’s the first of its kind in the country. We’ve just received the official list of events from Ozine management and based from what we’ve gotten, this is certainly one of the most innovative conventions yet. Without further ado, here are the things that you should look forward to this coming December 28 and 29 at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 1. Continue reading

Team Onii-chan to Co-Present Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special!!!

Team Onii-chan Figure Display Crew has had a long standing and fruitful relationship with Otakuzine and its management ever since its inception and this will only continue to get stronger as time goes by. Perhaps no other proof of this so far will be greater than our super year-ender special event, of which Team Onii-chan will be co-presenting with Ozine for the very first anime figure centered convention in the Philippines. If you’re familiar with Wonder Festival in Japan, then the Ozine Fest Anime Figure Special, which will be held on December 28-29, 2011 at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 1, will be something similar to that. Being co-presenters, we will be much more involved with this event more than any of the past ones we’ve attended.

Of course, there will be a figure display, which I might add, is bound to be the biggest and grandest collection of anime figures and toys ever assembled yet. But more than a figure display, there will also be a lot of other activities related to the anime figure collecting fandom that should prove to be interesting for the entire spectrum of otaku in the Philippines. Our team is currently in the process of planning with Ozine management for this huge event. Being the first of its kind in the country, we are very honored and blessed that Ozine has decided to grant us this great opportunity to spread the wonders of Japanese figure collecting to everyone. We’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest happenings here on the blog so just keep checking for regular updates. :)