KANAME☆ is a renowned Japanese cosplayer known for his portrayal of Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII Advent Children.
He has been a judge and a guest of honor in various anime and cosplay events in Southeast Asia, including Anime Festival Asia, in the past years.
He has also been featured in the cover of Cosplay Gen: Worldwide Cosplay Magazine.
He made his debut in Cosplay Mania back in 2012, which was also his first event in the Philippines.
Ruka Lee is a well-known cosplayer from Taiwan. With her good friend Hiko, she has been doing cosplay for 14 years.
Her most famous cosplays are from the series Chobits and Akizuki of Fleet Girls.
Even hailing from Taiwan, she is a confessed lover of Japanese culture. She had also released her own cosplay CD-ROM, namely ‘Rukalee x Tagui’.
Hiko is a Taiwanese cosplayer who had her start in cosplay back in 1999. Because of this, she has been invited as a guest in countless anime conventions.
Her most famous cosplays are Sheryl Nome of Macross Frontier, Kotori of Love Live!, and Shimakaze of Fleet Girls.
She loves playing stand-alone and RPG video games, watching anime, and reading manga. She also taught Kindergarten in Taiwan.
Kirisaki is an acclaimed cosplayer from Singapore. A part of the cosplay scene for about eight years, she has been featured in magazines such as Cosplay Gen and Cosmode. She is also the captain of A-Live, an outstanding Love Live! cover dance group, and the lead vocals for the J-Pop cover band Ryuusei.
On one of her interviews online, she said that the background stories and the personality of the characters are what inspires her to bring them to real life. It helps her better understand the character and it influences on how she portrays them.
Tomia is a renowned cosplayer from South Korea. Having her start in cosplay back in 2005 while still in high school, she was a former member of an all-female cosplay group called Spiral Cats. Even after leaving the group in 2012, her passion for the hobby did not stop.
She’s also an admitted fan of the online game Aion, horror manga artist Ito Junji, and fried kimchi rice. In an interview, she mentioned she plays video games and the piano on her spare time.
RUMI is a cosplayer based on Seoul, Korea. A fan of Cyphers, League of Legends, Diamond A, and Super Sonico, her passion can be seen from her cosplays of their characters.
Her fans mostly remember her sexy take on Sailor Venus from Sailor Moon, together with her cosplay of Akali and Oriana from League of Legends.
On her Facebook page, she mentioned that she looks forward in visiting the Philippines with her fellow cosplayer Tomia.
Hana & Baozi
Baozi and Hana are both internationally-renowned cosplayers with a huge and fast-growing fanbase. Currently based in Singapore to finish their studies, both proudly hail from China. Although they also collaborated with other cosplayers when they first started with the hobby, both have the same interests. From reading manga, watching anime, and playing video games, they got along together and became almost inseparable.
Their most famous collaborations includes scenes from hit anime series such as Kuroko’s Basketball, Free!, Reborn!, and Sailor Moon. Their attention to detail in their costumes, make-up, and accessories have made many become instant fans of their cosplays.
DD Tenka is a Chinese cosplayer based in Singapore. She was into drawing doujin (amateur, self-published artwork) before she got her start with cosplay. She got introduced to it after seeing cosplay pictures of Sakuraba.
She then met some cosplayers online who brought her along to some cosplay events. Eventually, she started doing cosplay herself and has not stopped ever since.
Her professional name comes from ‘Ko Tenka’, a character from her favorite anime ‘Hoshin Engi’. She is very well-known for her Sailor Moon, Love Live!, and Macross Frontier cosplays.
Yukari Shimotsuki is both a professional voice actor and stage play actor under the talent agency Ken Production. He has appeared in popular anime titles such as “Uta no Prince-sama,” “AMNESIA,” and “DATE A LIVE II.” He also has notable roles in the stage play adaptations of the mobile game “MAFIAMORE,” “Captain Harlock,” and Otomate’s “Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly” among others.
Offstage, Yukari Shimotsuki is a world-class cosplayer, known for his cosplay of Toshizo Hijikata of Hakuouki with which he won the World Cosplay Summit Championships as one of the representatives of Japan in 2012. His other cosplays include Souji Okita from Hakuouki, Shokudaikiri Mitsutada, Kuninaga Tsurumaru and Jiroutachi from the popular online game, Touken Ranbu.