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Mangaholix Manga Mania 2008

Summer vacation means Cosplay Convention. Sure there wasn’t one in April but May is the month for Mangaholix. Last year’s event was a great treat especially to first time cosplayers. Too bad I didn’t get to register my costume that time, didn’t make it to the cut off. I’ll try to get in the cosplay list this time.

To past attendees, since Mangaholix will no longer be held in the Music Hall of Mall of Asia, entrance will no longer be free.

Tickets will be pre-sold on ALL Ticketnet outlets OR on the event itself.

Ticket pricing is at Php 100.

What: Mangaholix Manga Mania ’08
When: May 31, 2008, Saturday
Where: SMX Convention Center, Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City Philippines


Special Guests: Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo
Live Performances by: Urbandub, Kala, Nyctinasty, Fairlight Madison and The Kagaws :Indies


Art Arena: Ten Paces
Cosplay Collision
Art Arena: Quickdraw
Cross-fire: Anime/Manga/Gaming trivia challenge

Update: Mangaholix just upped the number of cosplay contestants to 175. However the next 75 slots will only be available to people who will register on the event itself (no pre-registration for 101-175). I think this is a fair move for everyone.

Cosplay Collision 2008

Cosplay Collision is a cosplay competition sponsored by Groundbreakers Inc., in cooperation with Manga Kami! Studios. It’s a fast paced, heads up Cosplay competition that allows Anime, Manga and Gaming fanatics to be reborn as their favorite character.


  1. Cosplay Collision is open to all event attendees.
  2. Cosplay Collision will be a SOLO 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. Please be advised that Original Cosplay will not be allowed.
  3. Cosplay Collision will be both an on-site/at-con registration and an online pre-registration. The on-site/at-con registration will be on May 31, 2008. Please refer to the Cosplay Online Pre-Registration procedure on each category.
  4. All registrants are required to submit a reference picture of the character that they’ll be cosplaying upon registration. Please refer to the Picture Reference Submission section for the procedure.
  5. 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.
  6. Only the first 100 registered individual cosplay entries and the first 10 registered group cosplay entries, will be accepted into the contest. Registration will be served on a first-come-first-serve basis. Contestants may register in advance by filling out the pre-registration form and emailing it to [email protected]. Pre-registered contestants must still validate their attendance at the event proper and present valid identification to do so.
  7. Should there be less than 100 (individual) and 10 (group) pre-registered contestants, Groundbreakers Inc. will still accept on-site registrants. Registration will be served on a first-come-first-serve basis until the full 100 and 10 entries have been filled. Event organizers are not obligated to accept entries beyond the first 100 and 10. The on-site/at-con registration will be on from 10:00am to 1:00 pm, May 31, 2008.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 Cosplay Collision is a wholesome and a General Patronage competition.
  10. Costumes that are too revealing (ie. exposes private parts) are prohibited. Scantly clad and/or sexy costumes are allowed but are not encouraged. Cosplay Collision team has the right to disqualify any participant on this ground.
  11. 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 must not have a cutting and/or piercing edge/point. These type of props 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 also strictly prohibited.
  12. The Cosplay Collision team, MANGAHOLIX Manga Mania 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.
  13. Cosplay Collision organizers reserve the right to disqualify a cosplayer’s entry in the event that he/she ignores and/or violates any of the aforementioned guidelines.
  14. Registration and participation to the cosplay event constitutes that the cosplayer gives the right and the authority to Mangaholix Manga Mania 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.
  15. Cosplay Collision winners and runner ups may be required to answer questions and/or interviews for media purposes.


  1. Pre-registrants should fill up the registration form information and send it via e-mail to [email protected].
  2. Individual cosplay participants will be given number tags that must be worn at all times.
  3. Individual cosplay participants are not qualified to join the Group Cosplay event even as a minor role or as a prop.
  4. If the 100 individual cosplay quota has been reached but pre-registrants fail to confirm their registration between 10am-1pm, the next available slot(s) will be given to the on-site individual cosplay registrants.


  1. A cosplay group must consist of at least six (6) and a maximum of ten (10) members per group.
  2. A member of a particular cosplay group can only join ONE COSPLAY GROUP and he/she will not be allowed to join multiple cosplay group/s.
  3. A member of a particular cosplay group is not qualified to join the Individual cosplay event.
  4. Pre-registrants should fill up the registration form information and send it via e-mail to [email protected]
  5. If the 10 cosplay group quota has been reached but pre-registrants fail to confirm their registration between 10am-1pm, the next available slot(s) will be given to the on-site group cosplay registrants.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 M3 technical team in the usage of their CDs.


  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 5 MB.
  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 sent with their pre-registration information to [email protected].

Pre-registration Details:

All pre-registrations must include the following details:


  • Name:
  • Gender:
  • Age and Birthdate
  • Character/style to be cosplayed:


  • Group Name:
  • Member Names:
  • Genders:
  • Age and Birthdates:
  • Characters/Anime/Manga/Game Title to be cosplayed:


Winners from each category will be awarded with the following prizes: (No word if this is still the same prizes for the Group Cosplay)
1st Place: 5,000 Pesos Cash Prize
2nd Place: 2,000 Pesos Cash Prize
3rd Place: 800 Pesos Cash Prize

Here’s the official Poster for this year’s Mangaholix. See you there.

Mangaholix 2008

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Comments ( 25 )

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  1. Reah May 18, 2008 Reply

    so how much is the ticket and where I can buy it?

  2. sylv3rblade May 18, 2008 Reply

    I forgot to update.. My bad.
    Price for the ticket is Php 100 and is available thru Ticketnet at SM Supermalls.

  3. frtz May 27, 2008 Reply

    has the max of 100 slots been taken?

  4. sylv3rblade May 27, 2008 Reply

    Sadly it’s been full since May 10th so if you’re planning to register on-site, pray that at least one pre-registered cosplayer doesn’t show up.

  5. frtz May 27, 2008 Reply

    ohhh… sleepless nights were for nothing ^_^ tnx ill bring it with me anyways..

  6. sylv3rblade May 27, 2008 Reply

    well you could always costrip. Join us (disclaimer, Ichiraku is both a cosplay group and an online community) there.

  7. frtz May 27, 2008 Reply

    yeah…. i might be able to have pictures with my favorite cosplayers.. with my first costume

  8. sylv3rblade May 27, 2008 Reply

    ^_^ I hope to see you there. Will be cosplaying as a Geass character.. will post my picture/costume here after the event.

  9. frtz May 27, 2008 Reply

    yehey… ill be wearing a tobi costume hehe.. ill look for you guys…. your forum seems nice. I wanna join but no image apears in my computer for the registration

  10. sylv3rblade May 27, 2008 Reply

    ah.. sorry about that. I’ve removed the image verification. I’ll replace it with a new (and better) one later

  11. frtz May 27, 2008 Reply

    ok sir.. its really too bad that I wanted to become active too late.

  12. sylv3rblade May 27, 2008 Reply

    That’s alright. There’s still Toycon. Wait for my next post.

  13. frtz May 27, 2008 Reply

    ok sir.. but is there also a pre-register thingy in toycon?

  14. sylv3rblade May 27, 2008 Reply

    not that I know of.. Most of the time Toycon is just on site. You can check the post now. It’s on the front page.

  15. frtz May 27, 2008 Reply

    yehey! thank you. may I also know why there have to be a limit of 100? than just pick the winners from the bunch?

    thank you again for entertaining my questions

  16. sylv3rblade May 28, 2008 Reply

    There was no official announcement but I think it’s to make organizing the event easier. Last years Holix was so crowded with 200+ cosplayers (I wasn’t able to register because I arrived after the cut off time) so it was quite hectic.

    But I hope they’ll ease out some more competitors just like what Ozine did for the group cosplay (it was originally limited to 10 groups but they gave in and allowed 12 groups)

    BTW.. Holix just posted an update on that the number of cosplayers is now limited to 175. I’ve updated my post to accommodate that.

  17. frtz May 28, 2008 Reply

    I slacked off.. thought that one week was enough.. im now having trouble making my ninja sandals ^_^
    why arent there any poeple haha

  18. meoki May 28, 2008 Reply

    What time would the event start by the way? o.O

  19. sylv3rblade May 28, 2008 Reply

    @frtz haha. I slacked off w/ my costume too. It’s a 50/50 thing on whether I’ll finish it or not.

    10 am. But you can expect the lines of early goers to start as early as 7:00 am

  20. frtz May 28, 2008 Reply

    i.c then i should go at 6:30 am ^_^
    im at a better pace now.. I reduced my playing time .
    and I joined to ichiraku ramen seems like a nice place. im jellyfish14

  21. gee June 1, 2008 Reply

    Hi, do you know the name of the all-girl band who performed there? I forgot their name. They have a short haired vocalist-guitarist, a long-haired guitarist with eye glasses, a short-haired bassist and a chubby, long and curly haired drummer. I really want to know their name…

    gees last blog post..Enjoying MyMiniLife

  22. gee June 1, 2008 Reply

    ahhh.. I just read all the details. I saw it already: Nyctinasty. Thanks! 😉

    gees last blog post..Enjoying MyMiniLife

  23. sylv3rblade June 1, 2008 Reply

    err.. glad you’ve gotten your info

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