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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo Weekly Update – Episodes 22 and 23.

via Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo Weekly Update – Episodes 22 and 23.


• This Cosplay competition is open to individuals of all ages. Participants below 18 years old must submit/ bring their parent’s or guardian’s letter of consent.

• It is an open themed event. Characters portrayed must come from any published work (books, movies, TV shows, anime, manga, toys, games, etc.). Regardless of where it is from (i.e. Filipino Super Heroes/ Heroine, Japanese Characters, etc.). Invented/self-made/Original Characters are automatically disqualified.

• The use of harmful materials as props is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Dangerous articles such as metallic weaponry (swords, knives, etc.), firearms, and pyrotechnics of ANY kind that may cause damage to the venue or harm to fellow cosplayers and/or event staff and attendees are strictly NOT allowed as props for the cosplay competition. Any articles made from any other material such as cardboard, PVC, Styrofoam, etc. are allowed to be used as props for the competition.

• All competition entries are solo. Only one cosplayer is allowed per entry. Participants with bulky costumes are allowed to have assistants backstage. They, however, may not have human props neither animal props on stage during the catwalk.

• No performance is required for this competition; simply deliver a line with an action or pose.

• THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FEE OR ENTRANCE FEE. However, those who intend to compete must pre-register through e-mail.

• Interested contestants may register by sending the following details to with the subject “Kadaugan Cosplay 2013”:

– SERIES (and version, if any):

NOTE: Please attach a HIGH QUALITY PHOTO (should at least have a width of 450px) of the character to be portrayed, NOT of the cosplayer wearing the costume.

• Deadline of pre-registration entries is on April 20, 2013 (SATURDAY), 10:30PM.

• There will be no on-site registration, only confirmation of pre-registered slots on or before 12:30PM on the day of the event (April 26, 2013).

• Failure to confirm your pre-registered slot on or before the cut-off time may mean forfeiture of your slot and your privilege to compete in the solo cosplay competition.

• There will be a short briefing and rehearsal with the contestants immediately after the confirmation of all participants.

• By entering the competition, the participant agrees to abide by all the terms and conditions as set out in this document. Participants who do not follow these rules will be disqualified.

NOTE: NON-PARTICIPANTS MAY ALSO COSPLAY ON THE EVENT, and also, by going to the event means we gained your support for this event to be successful. Thank You. :3

credit: the rules are patterned from Japan festival 2012 🙂

The Official Event Page is here:

KADAUGAN COSPLAY CONTEST on 26th April 2013 Starts 6:00pm until 9:00pm


I’ve been a big fan of the Saiyuki series for years, so I was really excited when I heard a Saiyuki Gaiden OVA was being made. Saiyuki Gaiden is a prequel to the Saiyuki series, based on the manga by Minekura Kazuya. Saiyuki Gaiden is a short, action/drama OVA that focuses on the characters Goku, Konzen Douji, Kenren Taisho, and Tenpou Gensui and their plan to escape from Heaven. This is a beautiful anime, with fascinating artwork astoundingly accurate to Minekura’s art in her manga. While I don’t wish to give anything away, I must say that this anime, although somewhat rushed, is packed with emotion that will make your eyes tear up with both wonderful joy and horrible sadness.Although it isn’t necessary to watch or read Saiyuki before watching Saiyuki Gaiden, I recommend watching Saiyuki first. The reason for this is because watching or reading Saiyuki first allows the audience or reader to develop feelings for the characters, which will make Gaiden all the more meaningful and dramatic.Ratings:Animation: 3.5/5 stars. The animation in this OVA isn’t the worst I’ve seen, but it could have been better. It definitely beats the animation in Saiyuki Reload and Saiyuki Reload Gunlock.Art: 5/5 stars. Visually, this anime is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen. The characters are drawn exactly like Minekura’s recent artwork, and if anyone is familiar with her work they’ll know that it’s beauty is nearly impossible to imitate. The only funny thing that I can point out about this anime’s art is the characters’ chins, but that’s just one of Minekura’s quirks that makes her art so unique.Story: 4/5 stars. Honestly, I was a little disappointed to see that the first episode skipped over a lot of important scenes in the manga, but as usual, you can’t expect the movie/anime to be better than the book. Since it was an OVA, it had a limited amount of episodes to fit the whole series into. Despite the beginning being rushed, the other two episodes were filled to the brim with emotion, which made me forget about my initial disappointment.Overall, this OVA was brilliant. It is a must-see for any fan of the Saiyuki series.

via Anime Review: Saiyuki Gaiden OVA.