STGCC is the major pop culture event in Southeast Asia that delivers quality content from both East and West, uniting the worlds of comics, anime, toys, collectibles and games.
This edition of STGCC will see the debut appearance of Tomokazu Sugita, a famous seiyuu (voice actor) best known for voicing many memorable roles in various Japanese anime and game titles – from Gintoki of the popular Gintama, to Kyon from Haruhi Suzumiya and Joseph Joestar from Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure. He also brought to life Ragna the Bloodedge from fighting game BlazBlue, which spawned an anime series.
In fact, not only is this his debut at STGCC, the trip also marks his very first visit to meet fans in Southeast Asia!
The next power duo recently collaborated on the “Sleepless Child” project in May 2014. Shirahane Nao (AKA Dmyo) from Korea, a prominent illustrator best known for her works with celebrity blogger Danny Choo on Mirai-chan (the official mascot character of Culture Japan), tied up with Stayxxxx, a high profile Taiwanese cosplayer on this project.
Their first collaboration takes the form of “Cosplay x Illustration”, with Stayxxxx cosplaying as Eiji Seiun, the male partner of Mirai-chan, spiced up with Shirahane Nao (AKA Dmyo)’s illustration of Mirai-chan. It was a piece done in celebration of the launch of Danny Choo’s Smart Doll.
Stayxxxx may look like a suave and stylish guy when donning various anime/manga/game outfits, but she is in fact a female cosplayer well-known for cosplaying male characters. Her depictions of anime characters such as Captain Levi from Attack on Titan, Houka Inumata from Kill la Kill, and Gilgamesh from FATE series have won her fans from across the region.
Kakkoi cosplayer Lenneth XVII, a Singaporean who is now active in the United States of America, has impressed many cosplay fans with her detailed handmade costumes and portrayal of Bishounen (beautiful young boys) character. The versatility of her cosplay can be seen from her mature and dark themed cosplays such as Ragyo Kiryuin from the popular anime Kill La Kill, to the light-hearted and cute cosplays such as Makoto Tachibana from anime Free!
Photo credits: Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention 2014