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OtakuFest Cebu 2020

OtakuFest 2020 is happening on February 22 to 23, Saturday to Sunday at SM Seaside Cebu Maze Garden. This year’s theme is Studio Ghibli.

OtakuFest Cebu 2020
Source: Otaku FB page

The local otaku community will once again convene and unite as OtakuFest 2020 is happening on February 22 to 23, Saturday to Sunday at SM Seaside Cebu Maze Garden, the same venue from OtakuFest 2019. This year’s theme is Studio Ghibli, and there will be a Studio Ghibli cosplay competition as an addition to the OtakuFest’s annual roster of events and contests.

Segments for OtakuFest 2020

OtakuFest Contest:

  • Solo Cosplay Competition
  • Japanese Singing Competition
  • Asian Pop Dance Competition
  • Studio Ghibli Cosplay Competition 
  • Short Comic Competition 
  • Spicy Noofle Challenge

OtakuFest Games:

  • Tekken 7 Tournament 
  • Mobile Legends Tournament
  • Yu-Gi-Oh and Vanguard Card Game Battles


  • Game Development Workshop – This is in partnership with Cebu Game Dev. Attendees will be guided through the fundamentals of game programming with Unity. Be sure to bring a laptop (with Unity installed) and you’re all set.
  • Filmmaking Workshop: Cinematography + Special Effects Makeup – In partnership with the Film and Media Arts International Academy, OtakuFest 2020 is serving you an opportunity to get a handle on basic cinematography skills, as well as the basics of applying special effects makeup. Bring in a set of comfortable clothes that you’re willing to get dirty and a pair of closed shoes. 
  • Animation Workshop – In partnership with the Cebu Animation Guild, attendees will be introduced to the fundamentals of animation, from sketch to your (laptop) screen, and essentials in voice acting for animation. Bring a laptop on both workshop dates.
  • Craft and Skit Workshop – Attendees will be walked through the basics of crafting for cosplay as well as staging a skit to help in character portrayal. Come in comfortable clothes, and bring an extra t-shirt, notebook, and pen with you.

Otakufest will also hold the Central Visayas Qualifiers for World Cosplay Summit (Regionals).

OtakuFest 2020 price

  • Tickets – They are discounted at PHP 180.00 per day or PHP 350.00 for both days until February 16, 2020 (Sunday). You can buy WALK-IN TICKETS during the days of the event. There is discount for kids/senior citizen/PWD. Kids below 4 years old are subject to a 20% discount, applicable to walk-in ticket purchase. Senior citizen/PWD will need an ID and are subject to the 20% discount.
  • Shirts – Get one shirt for Php300, two for Php500. Promo lasts until February 16, 2020. You can still buy shirts on the day of the event, depending on the stocks available. It will be subject to the regular rate of Php300.00 per shirt.

How to get to SM Seaside Cebu:

  • From Northern Cebu – Transportation is at SM City MyBus Terminal. Fare price is Php25 (Php20 for students)
  • From Southern Cebu – Transportation is at Lawaan Mybus Terminal. Fare price is Php25 (php20 for students)
  • Alternate Route (within Cebu City) – Take jeepney rides to Mambaling Flyover, then take a habal-habal ride to SM Seaside. Fare price is Php8 for the jeepney, arounf Php20 for the motor.
  • If you’re hailing from within the vicinity of UP Cebu Lahug, ride 04L jeepneys or 03Q (from the Ayala terminal) going to SM City MyBus Terminal. Fare price is Php8.

What is OtakuFest?

Otakufest is the most anticipated cosplay and hobbies convention in the Visayas. It began as UP Otakufest: a passion project created by and for the geeks. Otakufest started in 2007 and since then has gone on to play a significant role in promoting the cosplay and hobbies culture to the Cebuano community.

OtakuFest attendance

Through the years that it has showcased a variety of hobbies while housing a diverse fan-driven entertainment for all, the Otakufest community has grown from a modest number of only 300 attendees during its first season, to over 9,000 enthusiastic congoers during​ ​their​ ​latest​ ​season​ ​in​ ​2019.

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