Issue#40: APR-MAY 2017
POSTERS: Fate/ Grand Order and Youjo Senki The Summer time Issue but also the Event-clad Issue. Almost all of the events on the first quarter of the year are here in one issue: GUNPLA EXPO PH, #YOICONPH2017, MAGENTA, RFA PARTY PH and HAIKYUU CAFE @RFC. We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we enjoyed covering all of the events! It was a really fun experience and we look forward to more events this year!
Issue#37: DEC 2016-JAN 2017
POSTERS: Kiss Him Not Me! and Keijo!!!!!! With our friends from arkadymac.com, we feature the photo shoot of Extreme Moments in Corregidor Island! Our artist issue tackles the gaming event, ESGS and some of the games featured. Our Nihongo lessons move forwards with No and Ka particles. We are together with Kae Serunima!!
Issue#32: JULY-AUG 2016
POSTERS: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and Bungou Stray Dogs School is back for all! Finally, school!! Meaning allowance!! And mostlikely school anime like Sakamoto Desu Ga and Orange. We also have the low down of school bags of Japanese students and different ways to eat plain rice. Not only that, Cosplay Costume of the Year 2015 is here! Winners, finalists, nominees and even the presenters! "Cosplay gets better every year!" - Roberto V. Wong
Issue#30: MARCH-APRIL 2016
POSTERS: Fairy Tail & Love Live! Sunshine A really hot summer needs a summer issue. We have a pleated skirt tutorial by Hey!Xander and a review of the cool Japanese subscription boxes! We also have new recipes for the summer~ Not to forget the amazing concert by One Ok Rock last January. And some cosplay photo contest tips
Issue#29: FEBRUARY-MARCH 2016
POSTERS: Akagami no Shirayuki-hime and Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd season Our valentines issue features none other than the greatest love story in Clarines~ Joining them are memorable female characters like Hotaru Shidare, Celty Sterluson and Mavis Vermillion. For gamers, we tackle Until Dawn and one of the latest from the tales series, Tales of Zestiria.
Issue#28: JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2015
POSTERS:Assassination Classroom and Eiri Mina & Yuri Nanami Starting off the year with Koro Sensei and the students of Class E. We will also be featuring our favorite cosplay duo: Eiri Mina and Yuri Nanami! Our event coverage of Toyfair 2015 will be also included in this issue plus the interview with Moonspeak.
Issue#27: DECEMBER-JANUARY 2015
POSTERS: One Punch Man and Charlotte Ending the year with a PUNCH!! The biggest anime of the year is also the one that finishes it off (get it, get it?). Well, inside you get a rundown of the con season coverage and also small data on our own artists from PSICOM's Alas! Enjoy~
Issue#26: November-October 2015
POSTERS: Haikyuu!! and Noragami Aragoto It's Christmas time because many of you asked for a Haikyuu!! cover so here it is~ In this issue we also have the annual OA report!! We also have a review of live action version of Ore Monogatari!! and Saitama as our Character Bio! A good gift to a friend?
Issue#23: August-September 2015
POSTERS: LiSA ~Another Great Day in Manila by SOZO and Plastic Memories First of all, we apologize for the delay of this issue. This issue was very much inspired by the fact that we were jealous of the earlier Daydreams. As cosplayers, we aim to produce quality costumes too. We'd like to thank arkadymac.com and James Angeles for the opportunity to cover the event. During the production of this magazine, the cosplay community was riddled with issues regarding events like this. Otaku Asia does not wish to unearth the issue but hopes that this magazine aims to inspire and motivate all to grow and evolve into magazine-worthy (even international-level) photographers, cosplayers, crafters, HMUAs, stylists and costume makers. Congratulations to Aileen Mapanao and Japs Antido for this cover-worthy shot! Cosplayers: Ken Lim, Angel Ayanami, Kach Phrase, Azeleia Petrova Salvatore, Miyumi Dilan, Elie Ai plus CCY 2014 best crossdress winner, Lyn Gutierrez and more. Photographers: Bernard Garbo, Erving Go, Chops Bardos, Kira Hokuten and more.
Issue#22: July-August 2015
POSTERS: Mikagura School Suite and Dungeon wa deai wo motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou Ka Delays delays... also, this gave us time to recover from O-kun Fiesta. We were tired you know. Since we wrote this a bit earlier than planned, the anime are all outdated by now. BUT NO WORRIES. Still have loads of content for you. We have Pink Barbie Doll Chua as Lokaltaku and LiSA in J-Idol why? well this is the kawaii issue!! We got games, events and manga to boot~ Please read this issue's O-kun Tales. It's the truth. Love lots! Enjoy!!
Issue#20: March-April 2015
POSTERS: YOUR LIE IN APRIL & THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS This was the last issue we worked on before focusing on the event. So it's a bit FULL PACKED!! Coloring tutorial by me, matsuri food, interview with Elie Ai, two cover features, Elsword update and more mini posters!! We hope you enjoy it
Issue#19: February-March 2015
POSTERS: KUROKO NO BASKET & CODE GEASS: AKITO THE EXILED Finally, we had Kuroko no Basket as cover. Inside is also our new friend, Ankama Philippines and so many announcements! From CCY 2014, Tamashii Con, GK Contest and our very own O-kun Fiesta~ Homemade ice cream tutorial by GM Yani is also inside!
Issue#18: January-February 2015
POSTERS: THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE & KUROSHITSUJI: BOOK OF MURDERS To start the year 2015 the OA Team look forward to the Philippine Screening of The Last: Naruto the Movie. In this issue, we celebrate the New Year with a new section for seiyuu and an article about recommended ramen restaurants here in the Philippines.
Issue#17: December-January 2015
POSTERS: AMAGI BRILLIANT PARK & AKAME GA KILL We were very excited to release this 104-page issue that has the O-kun calendar that has birthdays of your favorite anime characters, OA staff and OA ambassador, Liui Aquino. We also included a helpful map of Divisoria for all (manila-based) aspiring cosplayers!
Issue#16: November-December 2014
POSTERS: VOCALOID 3 & ATTACK ON TITAN MOVIE Had mix-ups with the template so expect to see "Otaku liKe hacks" rather than 'life' sorry about that. Christmas issue means gifts so tutorials, sponsors and such. We asked on the FB page what is a good cover feature and Vocalois was suggested so here is Snow Miku 2015 the winning design by Taran (http://piapro.jp/t/w8W1)
Issue#15: October-November 2014
POSTERS: Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun and Tokyo Ghoul We would first like to thank the artist, Yukihiro Saito (http://sayuuhiro.deviantart.com/) for letting us use his Kaneki Ken fanart. You are awesome. So just in time for Halloween, this issue is for your yearly dose of scary. (But not too scary.) We also have an exclusive interview of SUPER AWESOME ARTIST, Wickedalucard and con-in-focus of three!! events: Rampage 2014, ManikaManila Tiangge 2014 and Kawaii in Manila 2 (with many thanks to the organizers for accommodating us). We also have the continuation of O-kun Tales "Too Much Dango".
Issue#13: August-September 2014
POSTERS: LIUI AQUINO & SAILORMOON CRYSTAL This Issue is really special because it's the first time a local anime magazine will have a cosplayer as the cover. The team worked with Liui Aquino and photographers Fritz Tentativa and Lester Castor Photography for the feature. This is also the thickest magazine OA has done with a whooping 104 pages full of cosplay tips and anime recommendations. Our best issue... yet.
Issue#9: March 2014
POSTERS: NISEKOI AND LIGHTNING RETURNS We'll start labeling the issues by their numbers because the month release is just plain late. The new cover layout is also released and will be followed through the next issues. Because AnimePH suggested nicely and we loved it :)) Features Leaking Heart, Dranzer Dice and Ahnpan