Cebu’s Otakufest is physically back with a bang! The sought-after annual event for Cebu’s otaku community returns—and it’s the first time it will be held indoors.

  • This year’s Otakufest will be held at the JCentre Convention Hall, JCentre Mall, Mandaue City, Cebu on November 12-13, 2022 (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Guests include Sally Dorasnow from Malaysia and one of Cebu’s familiar faces of cosplay, Charess.
  • VTuber Pokato Grylls from IkasuLive is also listed as one of the guests.
  • There’s contests and workshops for everyone—watch people claim their bragging rights!
    • Asian Pop Dance Competition, Solo Cosplay Competition, Spicy Ramen Eating Competition, Gunpla Competition, and Japanese Singing Competition
    • Mobile Legends Tournament, Cardfight Vanguard Tournament and Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament
    • Animation, Prop-Making and Skit-Making Workshops
  • Lots of exhibitors, merch booths and artists will be present to complement the Otakufest experience!

More information on Otakufest is available on / keepsakes. is a media partner for Otakufest 2022.

Otakufest organizers sat down with us to share what’s up and to catch-up with the latest in Cebu: