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Hataw Hanep Hero 2k7

What: Hataw Hanep Hero 2007
When: December 1 and 2, 2007
Where: SM X Convention Center, Mall of Asia
Instead of the World Trade Center (where former H3 events were held), it will be held in SM X, one of the biggest convention centers in the country, currently being built beside SM Mall of Asia.

For people who don’t know, HATAW HANEP HERO (or H3) started as a channel launch party for HERO TV. After that, H3 became an annual event, being the BIGGEST anime fair to ever be held here in the Philippines. The last H3 was held in the WORLD TRADE CENTER last November 17 and 18, 2006.



No H3 will be complete without cosplay competitions!


League of Heroes division (13 yrs. old and up)
Ohayoo Hero division (12 yrs old and below)
Group Cosplay (Minimum of 6 members and maximum of 15)

CRITERIA: (this applies to League of Heroes and Ohayoo Hero divisions)

Costume – 30%
Characterization (how in-character you act) – 30%
Over-all Impact – 40%


Costume – 25%
Theme – 25%
Choreography – 20%
Over-all Impact – 30%


-You can register on the event itself.
-Participants should be at the start of the event (December 1)


This event is open to ALL INDIVIDUALS, mapabata man o matanda. Registration is via text, and registration is up to November 11 only. To register, just text MYHEROREACTDUBYOUR NAME, AGE, ADDRESS and CONTACT NUMBER then send to 2366.

Registrants will be pre-screened on November 17, and finalists will be on stage on December 1.


Voice Quality – 25%
Timeliness and Accuracy – 25%
Voice Acting Ability – 25%
Characterization – 25%


This event is open to all amateur basketball players ages 10-22. Competition is THREE ON THREE, but you may bring 2 substitute members, for a total maximum of 5 MEMBERS PER GROUP.

Registration is via text, and registration is up to November 11 only. To register, just text MYHEROREACTBALLYOUR NAME, AGE, ADDRESS and CONTACT NUMBER then send to 2366.


This event is open to all individuals ages 8 and up. Registration is via text, and registration is up to November 25 only. To register, just text MYHEROREACTYOYOYOUR NAME, AGE, ADDRESS and CONTACT NUMBER then send to 2366.


Exhibition – 40%
Overall Performance – 40%
Audience Impact – 20%


This event is in two categories:


This event is open to all anime fans 8 years old and up. Registration is via text, and registration is up to November 18 only. To register, just text MYHEROREACTSOLOYOUR ANIME SONG AND FROM WHICH ANIMEYOUR NAME, AGE, ADDRESS and CONTACT NUMBER then send to 2366.

You can only sing ONE (1) song and it should be in CD format with a total running time of not more than 2 minutes.


Vocal Ability -30%
Stage Presence – 30%
Overall Impact – 40%


This event is for bands with a maximum of SIX (6) members. Registration is via text, and registration is up to November 18 only. To register, just text MYHEROREACTBANDYOUR ANIME SONG AND FROM WHICH ANIMEYOUR NAME, AGE, ADDRESS and CONTACT NUMBER then send to 2366.

You can only perform ONE (1) song and your performance should not exceed 3 minutes.


Band performance – 30%
Originality (like adding your own rendition of a song) – 30%
Overall Impact – 40%


This event is open to all high school and college cheer dance squads.Registration is via text, and registration is up to November 18 only. To register, just text MYHEROREACTCHEERYOUR GROUP NAMEYOUR NAME, AGE, ADDRESS and CONTACT NUMBER then send to 2366.

Performance should not exceed 3 minutes and you will be given the HERO TV Station ID score to be used as part of your music.



These are events that, while major, does not require registration, and some of these events cannot even be joined in.


We’re inviting viewers (18 years old and below) to join. Simply draw an original anime character that best describes a HERO!

All artworks should be in 8″x11″ bond paper. You can use any medium (paint, pencil, etc.) to create your art.

Entries should be accompanied with the participants info (name, age, address, contact numbers like landline and cel) and a brief background on their creation (like its name, powers, abilities, costume and others).

All artworks should be sent to this address:

10th FLoor, ELJCC Bldg., Sgt. Esguerra Ave.
corner Mo. Ignacia St.,
Quezon City

Deadline of entries is on November 25, 2007 at 5pm. What’s cool about this is if you come to HATAW HANEP HERO 3 dressed up as your creation, you get a chance to win a special cash prize!


This event is for the elementary and high school participants selected from our ongoing SCIENCE IN MOTION: THE HERO TV SCHOOL INVASION! The quiz battle will be on both days of HATAW HANEP HERO 3.

House Rules:

For those participating in the cosplay, group and individual, refer to the list below

General Cosplay Guidelines:

  1. H3 cosplay event is open to all event attendees.
  2. H3 cosplay event will be an OPEN CATEGORY event where participants could cosplay any character that they want from any genre whether it’s from an anime, manga, games, comics, movies, western animation, visual kei, harajuku fashion, etc. Pls. be advised that Original Cosplay will not be allowed.
  3. H3 cosplay event will be held for two days (December 1-2). Day 1 (December 1) cosplay will be an INDIVIDUAL cosplay event while Day 2 (December 2) cosplay will be a GROUP cosplay event.
  4. The cosplay registration will be both an on-site/at-con registration and an online pre-registration. The on-site/at-con registration will be both on December 1-2. Please refer to the Cosplay Online Pre-Registration procedure on each category.
  5. All registrants are required to submit a reference picture of the character that they’ll be cosplaying upon registration. Pls. refer to the Picture Reference Submission section for the procedure.
  6. Pre-registrants are required to confirm their pre-registrations on-site during the cosplay registration period. Pre-registering doesn’t guarantee a slot in the official cosplay list.
  7. Cosplayers under eighteen (18) years of age as of cosplay event date must have their parent/s and/or legal guardian/s sign the waiver/image release form.
  8. Fanservice (ie. yaoi, yuri, etc.) is allowed but should be “General Patronage”. Any kind of extreme kind of fanservice (ie. kissing, PDA, etc.) that is deemed inappropriate for minors are strictly prohibited. Keep in mind that the H3 is a wholesome and a General Patronage event.
  9. Costumes that are too revealing (ie. exposes private parts) are prohibited. Scantly clad and/or sexy costumes are allowed but are not encouraged. The H3 cosplay team has the right to disqualify any participant on this ground.
  10. All kinds of costume props must be handled with utmost care and must not be harmful to his/her fellow cosplayers, event staff and event attendees. Any kind of sharp and/or bladed objects that will be used as costume props that could cut human flesh are strictly prohibited. Any kind of pyrotechnic equipment/s that will be used as costume props that could render damage to the venue and/or property is strictly prohibited.
  11. The H3 cosplay team, H3 organizers and its staff will not be held responsible for damage or injury resulting from mishandling and/or negligence of a cosplayer in his/her use of props/materials throughout the duration of the event.
  12. H3 organizers reserve the right to disqualify any cosplayer who ignores and/or violates any of the aforementioned guidelines.
  13. Registration and participation to the cosplay event constitutes that the cosplayer gives the right and the authority to H3 organizers/staff, its sponsors and authorized press media to take pictures and/or videos of registered cosplayers, cosplay groups and its members and will be the sole property of the organizers/staff, its sponsors and authorized press media to be used for future publications and/or advertising promotions.

Individual Cosplay Guidelines:

  1. There is no entry limit for the Individual Cosplay event. However, there is a deadline for the registration — anyone who registered before the deadline is included to the official list of Individual Cosplay participants.
  2. Cosplay registration for the H3 Individual Cosplay event will be both an online pre-registration and an on-site/at-con registration.
  3. There are two Individual Cosplay categories, Ohayo Hero cosplay (12 yrs old and below) and the League of Heroes cosplay (13 yrs old and above).
  4. The online pre-registration will be done through which is hosted by To register, you will need to have a account (registration is free).
  5. Individual cosplay participants will be given number tags that must be worn at all times.
  6. Individual cosplay participants are also qualified to join the Group Cosplay event which will be held on December 2 even as a minor role or as a prop.

Group Cosplay Guidelines

  1. A cosplay group must consist of at least six (6) and a maximum of fifteen (15) members per group.
  2. There will be any entry limit of ten (10) groups for the Group Cosplay. There is a deadline for the registration and anyone who registered before the deadline is included to the official list of Group Cosplay participants.
  3. A member of a particular cosplay group can only join ONE COSPLAY GROUP and he/she will not allowed joining multiple cosplay group/s.
  4. A member of a particular cosplay group is qualified to join the Individual cosplay event.
  5. Cosplay registration for the group cosplay will be both an online pre-registration and an on-site/at-con registration.
  6. The online pre-registration will be done through which is hosted by To register, you will need to have a account (registration is free).
  7. If the 10 cosplay group quota has been reached but pre-registrants fail to confirm their registration from 10am-1pm, the next available slot(s) will be given to the on-site group cosplay registrants.
  8. All cosplay groups are required to have a cosplay skit. Each cosplay group will be given a maximum of 5 minutes of stage time to do their skits.
  9. All BGMs that will be used for the cosplay skit must be in audio format (.CDA) or in MP3 format and must be within the limit of their cosplay skit. Audio CDs must be properly labeled and submitted at the event itself upon registration. A cosplay group is required to have a sound director/representative who will assist the H3 technical team in the usage of their CDs.

Picture Reference Submission

  1. Each cosplayer is required to submit a digital file of the picture of the character that they’ll be cosplaying.
  2. All digital pictures must be in JPEG, GIF or PNG and must not exceed 10MB.
  3. All digital pictures must not go below 144 x 288 pixels (wallet size) and must not go beyond 792 x 594 pixels (short bond paper size).
  4. It is highly recommended to submit a full-body colored picture of the character that would be cosplayed. We’ll accept black/white pictures.
  5. All digital pictures must be stored either on a USB thumb drive or on a CD.

Cosplay Area Guidelines

  1. ONLY COSPLAYERS ARE ALLOWED INSIDE THE COSPLAY AREA. Cosplayers shall be allowed three (3) assistants maximum, depending on the costume.
  2. Cosplayers are allowed to leave their luggage, baggage, packages, props, and other items inside the dressing rooms but AT THEIR OWN RISK. Hero TV Cosplay Team, Hero TV and/or Creative Programs, Inc. management and its staff won’t be held responsible to any kind of damage and/or loss to the items that are brought inside the dressing rooms and/or the Cosplay Area. No photography is allowed inside the dressing rooms.
  3. Cosplayers are free leave the cosplay area and roam around the venue and enjoy the other activities that the event has to offer. However, cosplayers must return to the cosplay area before the call time and catwalk. Failure to return at the aforementioned time will result to disqualification.
  4. Cosplay marshals and bouncers are provided for the cosplayers’ security. Keep in mind that these people are here to serve and protect the cosplayers from harmful or malicious intent of some event attendees. Abuse of their services is not tolerated and could result to an immediate ejection from the cosplay area.
  5. Food and Drinks are strictly not allowed inside the cosplay area.

Guidelines was official posted here.

For registrants follow the link to here

NOTE 1: Pls. be advised that the pre-registration will be open until 12am of NOV 28. Applications after that will no longer be accepted. You can however still register on the event itself

NOTE 2: Since the official forum of HeroTV is still down, I will take down the link to the original post

NOTE 3: If you have any questions for H3, please call 4152272 local 3169 or 4687. Please call only between 10am to 6pm. —

The event’s coming will be both a blessing and a curse to me. A blessing because Hataw Hanep Hero, the event last year, was my first cosplay experience and the first win Ichiraku Ramen, myself included, tasted.

Ichiraku Ramen's Trophy


A curse because the next day I got dumped but that’s another matter. I’m looking forward to seeing more amazing costumes from my peers in the cosplay community. Sadly, I guess I’m retired from my cosplay career as there are less opportunities for me to go to such conventions as my time as a student draws to a close. Guess I’ll be back to being a photographer of such events and/or help out with crowd control.

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  1. ringedonion munchie August 2, 2007 Reply

    uguu…*yakap si munchkin* just be sure to be there to cheer for me neh?
    me gonna be the legendary sakura cosplayer ever h3 con…*rofl*

  2. admin sylv3rblade August 3, 2007 Reply

    yes munchie… pero di ba may duty ka nun?

  3. elysse_zaoldyeck2002 munchie August 4, 2007 Reply


    2nd sem un eh…uguu…sana swertehin ako…=’c

  4. zhyrrei zhyrrei017 August 7, 2007 Reply

    ask ko lng… ano ano ung mga sure na events na magaganap? meron pa bang skit?

  5. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 7, 2007 Reply

    Events for Hero or other anime conventions?
    Di ko gets ung tanong sorry =.=

    Yah, sure na may skit. Pero alam ko for group lang ang skit, For individual cosplayers anything goes.

  6. enma_ai.girlfromhell enma ai October 25, 2007 Reply

    ask ko lng kung my registration sa pg sali sa cosplay??en saan??

  7. enma_ai.girlfromhell enma ai October 25, 2007 Reply

    age limit narin po..tnx

  8. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade October 25, 2007 Reply

    As far as I know, there is no age limits in cosplaying.
    Hero has yet to release details of how to join the upcoming event. I will try to keep information on this as up to date as possible so stay tuned.

  9. enma_ai.girlfromhell enma ai October 26, 2007 Reply

    ah ok..tnx..en pano kung my kagaya ng anime na icosplay ko?imean same kami…

  10. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade October 26, 2007 Reply

    There’s no rule prohibiting you to take a character that’s already taken so that’s alright.

  11. enma_ai.girlfromhell enma ai October 26, 2007 Reply

    ah ok..tnx po^o^ goodday..

  12. girl.fromhell girlfromhell October 26, 2007 Reply


  13. wade_ified wade November 5, 2007 Reply

    hi i’m wade 22 yrs old this is my first time to join cosplay.., pwede p b ako sumali? my roleplay for cosplay would be “GENESIS RHAPSODOS” of “FINAL FANTASY: CRISIS CORE”

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 7, 2007 Reply

      I think for indiv cosplay on the spot ung registration (ergo you need to go there and list yourself down) but I’m pretty sure Hero doesn’t stick to the “anime only” cosplay rule. i remember seeing The Red Pyramid from silent hill on last years con.

      Update: there’s an online registration process and you can access it here:

      H3 2007 Cosplay Pre-Registration

  14. serarox chibichan November 6, 2007 Reply

    MINA MINA MINA!! papano to ung kakantahin ko jrock.
    wla sha ost ng anime, help nmn papano ako mag reregister sa battle of the band.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 7, 2007 Reply

      Not sure on the non-anime songs though.
      If you can, try to contact a Hero Personnel via filcosplay and/or

      The Hero TV forum is currently down.

  15. maxienne05 Maxienne November 6, 2007 Reply

    pwede bang jrock song at hindi anime ost yung para sa battle of the bands?

  16. j.farcon judy November 12, 2007 Reply

    Id like to join the convention but I dont know how? HE!HE!

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 12, 2007 Reply

      If you have cable, there’s some information on the Hero channel, you just need to catch the infomercial though.

  17. aldrin_ver2 aldrin November 14, 2007 Reply

    nka register n poh aq sa battle of the bands.. ehh pano po b mla2man kng kasi ka n?? my screening p b un??

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 14, 2007 Reply

      If I remember correctly, Hero will contact you on that. Not sure if there will be screening though.

  18. www.vampirette12_sarah _sarAh_ November 16, 2007 Reply


  19. girl.fromhell girlfromhell November 17, 2007 Reply

    y hndi ako mkpgregistr sa cosplay???

  20. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 17, 2007 Reply

    You need to be a member for before you can register for the H3 cosplay

  21. markque_5783 Mark November 19, 2007 Reply

    anu anung sponsor meron??? at mga games..?

  22. crash_d_bandcoot katsune November 20, 2007 Reply

    what day is yun create a hero drawing contest? what day I should wear the costume? TY

  23. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 20, 2007 Reply

    I’m still finding info on the sponsors. Since the official forum is still down I have to rely on word of mouth. Just expect the old sponsor (not sure if it’s Timezone or Quantum) to be back. It’s not likely for them to drop such a big event.

    The Draw A Hero contest is likely on the Dec 1 and 2 although I think you just need to send your entry in. If you do win the contest, Hero will contact you personally.. Note sure about the details on the costume though. Will try to contact Hero people on this.

  24. souledge96 souledge96 November 20, 2007 Reply

    paano po ba yung sa ticket? Paano makaka bili?
    Diba may ticket to?

  25. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 20, 2007 Reply

    Tickets can be bought on site. If you want to secure your tickets early though you can get them at specialty stores like Tokyo Kids, Comic Alley, Filbars, etc

  26. qtangel_jon04 JJ.artistwannabe November 21, 2007 Reply

    is it necessary that i attend the convention once i submit an entry for the draw a hero contest? do i have to pass the drawing personally or sending it to them via mail is okay? do i put it in a short brown envelope or those smaller white ones? sorry for sounding so stupid with all these questions but i’m new at joining this kind of contest and i really want to be sure about what to do. tnx in advance!

    oh, and i think katsune was referring to the costume that he would wear that looks like the one that he drew… not the cosplay thing… you know, the part where if you wear the costume of your character on the day of the convention you might get a special prize (i think you have to win first, though…) is that right? do you know what that special prize is, by the way?

    tnx a bunch again! and it’s really great that i found this site that contains all these useful info, you’re a lifesaver for a newbie like me!

  27. qtangel_jon04 JJ.artistwannabe November 22, 2007 Reply

    oh, and one or two more things… what else do you think will be important to add in the background of the character and can i send more than one character…

    and again, sorry for asking all these questions to you…

  28. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 22, 2007 Reply

    Ah, my bad for the wrong advice for Katsune. Thanks for pointing that out.

    Small brown envelope if possible. Your work is going to be displayed after all, you don’t want it to be all foldy right? You can send it by snail mail or by courier (expensive though). On the special prize no, aside from the obvious TV exposure I have no idea on the reward.
    The background on your character isn’t exactly necessary unless it needs to be really there (like for mood effects etc) and I think the contest is limited to one entry per person like all contests prior to this one.

    Thanks for stopping by too, if your friends need questions answered please refer them here or subscribe them to my feeds (use the subscribe box). I hope you stick around even after the convention is over. ^^

  29. raihansel_metalrock L November 22, 2007 Reply


  30. souledge96 souledge96 November 24, 2007 Reply

    Ang sabi nila mga 100php yata yung price e. 200 kung 2 days ka siyempre.

  31. kupaloidex mark November 25, 2007 Reply

    Wala sa ticket comic alley. saan pa ba pwede bumili????

  32. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 25, 2007 Reply

    Ah yes, I passed by Comic Alley a few hours ago. It seems pre-event tickets are only available from certain people in the cosplay community. I haven’t found one that’s selling tickets though.

    Don’t worry about not getting into the event though, tickets are ALWAYS available on site. Ticket prices are 100 bucks like souledge said.

  33. anime_adiks stRawb3Zz November 26, 2007 Reply

    ellow, Alam nyo po ba kung wat time yung start at hangang wat time lang ang H3? This December 1 and 2?
    Thanx in Advance~! ^^

  34. anime_adiks stRawb3Zz November 26, 2007 Reply

    Ow and this is my first time attending Hataw Hanep Hero Events, Kailangan po ba ng Membership Card or Tickets para makapasok sa H3? ^^
    Thanx ulit in Advance~! ^^

  35. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 26, 2007 Reply

    I think the event starts at 9, you can fall in-line as early as 7 if you don’t want to mingle with a huge flock of people.

    No, you don’t need membership cards to enter. What you get, if you’re a Hero TV member are freebies. You do need to buy the tickets though which are available thru SM’s customer service or at the event itself. I asked a friend who works for Hero TV and he said that you can purchase from ANY SM store so long as it’s not on the event day.

  36. anime_adiks stRawb3Zz November 26, 2007 Reply

    sylv3rblade Thank you for the info
    Ow kailangan pala ng ticket? ^^
    Pwede narin bumili ng ticket at the event na? ^^
    and pwede pa po ba mag pa-register para maging Hero Member? Saan pwede mag-pa register? ^^
    Thank you again in Advance ^^

  37. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 28, 2007 Reply

    Yes, tickets are necessary and can be bought on the event itself. Pre-event tickets are for those who hate the long lines. FYI, Mangaholix is the only anime event I know that is FREE.

    Registration can be done on the event at the Hero booth. Just ask around.

  38. angel_lily2003 angelie December 16, 2008 Reply

    wow ang sabi nla magaganda daw ang mga costume

  39. fujilovesanime fuji August 23, 2009 Reply

    kelan ba hero con ’09??? gusto ko sana ng schedule…

  40. girl.fromhell enmaai September 19, 2009 Reply

    san ang next convention??? totoo ba sa sm makirina???

  41. girl.fromhell enmaai September 19, 2009 Reply

    wag dun….

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