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[EXCLUSIVE] Relive The Philippines’ First Grand J-Pop Event

posted by elenko94 on 18 March, 2012 at 03:49 pm   ·   46 comments
[EXCLUSIVE] Relive The Philippines’ First Grand J-Pop Event

"To keep the J-Pop community together and unite every fans is our main goal" said Arianne Gonzaga, the head organizer of the first grand J-pop event in the Philippines, the “J-POP FEST: THE GRAND EVENT.”

On March 11, 2012, thousands of fans gathered to celebrate and mark the first ever grand J-pop event in the Philippines, "J-POP FEST: THE GRAND EVENT". Brought to you by Japanice Productions in cooperation with Kfest Manila Events Management, the event was jam-packed with 11 long hours of pure J-pop fandom and is highlighted by several activities such as:

Pinoy J-Pop Idol, where the participants showed their singing talents and captured the fans' hearts while singing their favorite J-Pop songs, and Fan Clubs Face Off, where the different fan clubs that participated at the event showed how much they love and support their own idol groups in their own and unique way. This portion of the event was made memorable by the mixed emotions of the fans brought by the performances of and KAT-TUN PH.

The whole world knows how Japan was devastated by a major earthquake which all happened at the very same date last year. So, to commemorate the event, a short video presentation tribute was made for Japan which made the crowd silent and got some people crying.

After the somber moment commemorating Japan's loss, the fun continued as the Band Battle Royale commenced wherein the crowd cheered as different bands competed to be the best and rocked the whole event while singing songs from SCANDAL, Ikimonogakari and many more.

J-Pop is also known as a great influence within the realm of manga and anime, from the theme songs to the fashion trend of the characters. The JFest Fashion Show-Cosplay was a way for participants to show off this aspect of J-Pop. They walked in and exhibited their bizarre anime and J-Pop idol-inspired costumes.

Last but definitely not the least, there was the J-Pop Dance Contest where the participants groove together with the crowd. Perfume, Hey!Say!JUMP!,AKB48, and ARASHI songs were some of the favorites during this section.

In the end, the attendees went home with satisfaction and happiness that they got from interacting with their fellow fans. With this event evolving from a ‘kick-off party’ which was meant to be as a “test” to see if the J-Pop community is still alive, the "J-POP FEST: THE GRAND EVENT" succeeded with its main goal on uniting the J-Pop fans in the Philippines as one.

For photos of the event please refer to the JpopAsia Philippines Media Association Facebook page or the gallery below:

Special Thanks to: Japanice Productions&Kfest Manila Events Management
Written & Covered by: Paul @ JpopAsia Phil. Media Team
Photos by: Riin @ JpopAsia Phi. Media Team
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  • Posted by itzcanney · 169 Jpops · 1 shares · 4 years ago  

    dang!! that looks like soo much fun

  • Posted by janellie09 · 6,030 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    sayang sana pumunta ako !!!

  • Posted by Rheginna · 762 Jpops · 4 years ago  


  • Posted by hyphen23kame · 625 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    sana nakapunta ako! ;_;

  • Posted by Jinqin · 671 Jpops · 95 shares · 4 years ago  

    I wanted to join.... T_T

  • Posted by ionnedarthea23 · 252 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    I should've joined too... ><

  • Posted by love323able · 861 Jpops · 2 shares · 4 years ago  

    oh how lucky they attended

  • Posted by k2xk2 · 426 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    uwaahh~ fail. just saw this! XD Wasn't able to attend this! >.< Til' the next event!!! XD

  • Posted by imANDREA · 705 Jpops · 1 shares · 4 years ago  

    I've been there and it was awesome!!!! I have met other JPOP fans like me. ARASHI PHILIPPINES won the Fans Club Face-off. i'm so happy I have gone there. one of the best events I have attended. ^.^

  • Posted by Jinqin · 671 Jpops · 95 shares · 4 years ago  

    O.o wow! I would have liked to go! T_T maybe next time?

  • Posted by angelwings083 · 285 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    uwaa, i wasn't able to attend this as well..:( maybe i could also attend if ever there would be a next event like this..>w< *hoping for a J-Rock fest maybe? XD*

  • Posted by dvyn · 10,136 Jpops · 1 shares · 4 years ago  

    -kush- .. buti pa cla .. hay ... wish i could have gone ... that was like ... a day before my exams though ... -grrrrr- ... otanjoubi omedetou takaki-san ..

  • Posted by YamashitaMaki · 4,457 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    BECAUSE OF MY BUSY SCHEDULE, I wasn't able to go here. REGRET. REGRET. REGRET. My friends came and oh boy, they had soooo much fun they could cry. Luck please come to me next time. CROSSED FINGERS!

  • Posted by alpaulineee · 1,129 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    T_T i should have gone. arggg. i don't know this event at all.

  • Posted by Liipiiaa · 1,251 Jpops · 4 years ago  


  • Posted by jmaki · 6,885 Jpops · 33 shares · 4 years ago  


  • Posted by Khay · 124 Jpops · 8 shares · 4 years ago  

    SCANDAL ... I missed .... T_T T_T

  • Posted by DrkSpphrGT · 105 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    sooo cool~! the only time anime and jpop fans unite in chicago are during acen!! I wish we could hold more jpop/anime events here too!!

  • Posted by yuyah · 1,113 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    but he pics are so very VERY NICE...^^

  • Posted by yuyah · 1,113 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    an then again i cant come......T.T......

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