N: American actor Ray Fisher, aka Cyborg, in APCC Manila

Hold on to your plasma cannons as DC’s newest fighter makes his way to the Philippine stage!

APCC Manila 2017 is slated from August 25 to 27 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Cyborg is the latest addition to DC’s Justice League, an organization of Earth’s greatest superheroes dedicated to protecting the world from its greatest threats.

Ray Fisher, aka Cyborg, from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and the highly anticipated film Justice League. Fisher will be the first Hollywood celebrity headliner to take on the biggest pop culture event in the country. His past performances include a brief appearance in the period television drama, The Astronaut Wives Club, and various theater productions across the United States, including his portrayal of Muhammad Ali in the New York Theatre Workshop’s Off-Broadway production of Fetch Clay, Make Man.

“We have always believed in bringing unique talent and content to AsiaPOP Comicon Manila and this year is no different as we are bringing one of the brightest talents and potential future superstar, Ray Fisher who is reprising the role of Cyborg in the forthcoming blockbuster Justice League and will continue to be key superhero character within DC Universe. Die-hard DC fans who were craving for a superhero talent have their wishes fulfilled as they will get an opportunity to interact with Ray Fisher as Cyborg”.

– Abdulla Mahmood, Director, Marketing and International Business, Al Ahli Holding Group


Adding rhythm and beat to the fun that is APCC is solo Japanese idol Serena Kozuki, who will serve
as the event’s musical guest. Serena is popular for the song Shake the DiCE, the ending song of a popular Japanese Anime, light novel and Manga franchise titled, TenchiMuyo! Ryo Ohki. She is known as “Live Monster” onstage and is admired for her performing styles, which vary from sweet and girly to rock-hard livewire. Serena performs for over 200 live shows yearly.


Shoji Kawamori acts as a creator of original works—an animation director, a scriptwriter, a mecha designer and many other roles. Being one of the original creators of the animated TV hit Macross, which became part of a series known as Robotech outside Japan, he played a major part in developing one of the important factors that popularized the Japanese anime phenomenon worldwide.

He was also one of the designers of the Diaclone line of toys, which later became known as the Transformers, including now ubiquitous “Optimus Prime.” His designs can be found in a wide range of media, from animation, and video games to live-action movies and commercial products.


APCC Manila 2017 tickets are now available via SM Tickets website, https://smtickets.com/, or at all SM Tickets outlets, with ticket prices a t PhP600 (one-day pass), PhP900 (two-day pass), and PhP1,100 (three-day pass). All these will give the ticketholder access to stage activities, performances, and the main show floor. The event is free for children aged 5 years and below for all days (valid identification is required).

A limited edition Collector’s Pack is available at a discounted price of PhP 3,500. This special offer is available for purchase at SM Tickets online and SM Tickets outlets while supplies last. Collector’s Pack includes:

  • 1/12 Scale Iron Man “Shotgun” Collectible Figure,
  • APCC 3-Day Pass,
  • Special Edition Captain America Comic Book from Comicave Studios
  • and 1x APCC 2016 Tote Bag.

Also available is the Ultimate Merch Bundle, priced at PhP 1,600 (This bundle is limited to 100 sets only, and is available at SM Tickets online, and at all SM Ticket outlets near you!):

  • The bundle includes 1x APCC 3-Day Pass
  • Special Edition Captain America Comic Book from Comicave Studios
  • APCC 2016 Tote Bag
  • Sticker Set
  • APCC 2017 Cotton T-Shirt (S-XL)
  • 2x APCC Lanyards
  • and 1x Star Wars Lanyard.

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