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An experience with "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" cannot be complete without taking part in our wide variety of "Omake (Extra) Festivities"! Affectionately called "moments of joy" that The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational couldn't live without, "Omake Festivities" blend interaction & satisfaction seamlessly. Legendary activities, like TAKII-originated "Otaku Jeopardy", "Fusion Festival Family Feud", & "Cosplay Battle Royale", are enjoyed by thousands of attendees of TAKII & its World Tour & are still going strong. Nuances, like "Yaoi/Yuri YOWZA!", "OTAKUmmitment Ceremony", & the enigmatic "TAKII Wild Card", inspire Asian culture die-hards from all walks of life to take it "to the extreme" in the ultimate quest for illusive infamy & sweet swag. With a new season of TAKII comes a brand-new set of "Omake Festivities" for all of us to immerse ourselves in, including:

 

 

A key component to each & every season of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational has always been TAKII fanatic interaction & participation. Whether it be in our of our many festivities, or as a Team TAKII Coalition Member, everyone's participation has made the past 17 seasons such a joy to produce. HOWEVER, if you wish to take your intimacy with "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" to a whole new level, then having your own panel as a part of our "X-Treme X-Posé" slate of programming is the way to do it! Want to teach people about origami? Have tips on how to stay away from creeps at festivals & cons? Does your organization have a special message it wants to share with those in attendance this season? JUST BRING IT! For a list of "X-Treme X-Posé" panels you can expect to see this season, please check out our official "X-Posé Thread" in our "Forum". Or, if you, or someone you know, would like to create a panel to show off you skills & passions, fill out 1 of our "X-Treme X-Posé Panel Apps" today!!


For those of you who don't know what "cosplaying" is, it's the act of dressing up as your favorite character/personality from anime, manga, TV, movies, or otherwise. Others take it to a whole new level in actually embodying, whole-heartedly, their namesakes. If any of this sounds like you, then "Cosplay Battle Royale" is for you! Since TAKII 3, our cosplay offerings have continued to shock & awe TAKII enthusiasts to new heights each & every season, with TAKII 18 not being any different. Along with our time-tested classics, we will be adding some new festivities for this season's "Cosplay Battle Royale", which will include you having the opportunity to win championships & prizes in the following:

    * CHALLENGE 1 = CRAFTSMANSHIP CHALLENGE
          o To compete on this level, your costume needs to be hand-made....by you!
    * CHALLENGE 2 = THEATRIC CHALLENGE
          o You can make/buy your costume for this, but you must show a skill on stage!
    * CHALLENGE 3 = WALK-ON CHALLENGE
          o This is for people who prefer to just walk across the stage & look pretty!

In a special twist for The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's 18th season, "Cosplay Battle Royale" will present the return of "Cosplay Battle Royal ~Super Bowl~"! It was the world's 1st-EVER game of official flag football played during an Asian festival/convention (at TAKII 17 ~Densetsu~) & will once again give the spirit of cosplaying that special Super Bowl flare! And of course, seasons of TAKII have also seen random cosplay meet-ups in some very random spots all over the Greater Philadelphia area (lol). But while you can attend TAKII 18 in a cosplay & not compete, where's the excitement & drama in that? There ain't none! So watcha waitin' for? Purchase a #1 Contender's Pass to be able to compete & fill out a "Cosplay Battle Royale" form NOW!!

 

A tried & true artform from Asian culture fandom dating as far back as your old VHS tapes, fanatics get together to compile their favorite video clips from Asian-themed shows against their own choice of music to produce masterpieces that are known as AMVs, or animated music videos. And after taking a hiatus for a few seasons, The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's "AMV Battle Royale" is back & with a vengeance in time for TAKII 18 ~Brand New World~! But seeing as how we are dealing with "the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival", we can NEVER do things the normal or easy way ^_^. As such, TAKII fanatics all over the Universe will be tasked to compose AMVs in the following categories:

 * MOST EXTREME
         o A freestyle AMV that stretches the confines of reality to a true TAKII extreme
         o VIDEO REQUIREMENTS: It must consist of a majority of Asian-themed visuals
         o AUDIO REQUIREMENTS: You may use any audio source you'd like
         o All other "AMV Battle Royale" rules/restrictions apply

 * TAKII 18 CHAMPIONSHIP CHALLENGE
         o An AMV challenge of epic proportions that must adhere to the following:
         o VIDEO REQUIREMENTS: You can only use footage from TAKII 18's theme(s)
         o AUDIO REQUIREMENTS: You may use any audio source you'd like
         o All other "AMV Battle Royale" rules/restrictions apply

All entries must be received by December 11th, 2014. Then when TAKII 18 ~Brand New World~ comes around, all qualified AMVs will be shown & judged based upon which 1 gets the most audience applause in each category & TAKII Coordinator scores (in the event of a tie). Will "AMV Battle Royale" be the moment of glory your AMV has been waiting for? If you think you've got what it takes, visit our official "TAKII Forum" for a complete set of rules & how to send us your submissions RIGHT NOW; ganbatte, minna-san!!

 

On February 8th, 2014, we kicked off a TAKII World Tour fundraiser for our venue partner, The Rotunda, in the form of Cinemazement. Our goal was to present all forms of Asian cinema in a unique & unforgettable setting that was lacking in our geographic area. From anime to musicals to poorly dubbed old school martial arts movies, nothing was off limits as we opened hearts & blew minds, 1 run-on dialogue at a time. Now we've transformed that spectacle into our NEW seasonal screening specialty, the "Cinemazement Lounge"! And for TAKII 18 ~Brand New World~, we will place special viewing emphasis on titles that our festival has NEVER screened before. For a complete list of titles to be shown, make sure you download your copy of this season's "Hardcore Handbook" ASAP. All ages, backgrounds, & interests will be represented; whether that is a good or a bad thing remains to be seen ^_^.

 

The "TAKII Wild Card" is the only festivity in TAKII history that will actually take place AFTER the weekend-long fusion festival ends. It will be 1 festivity so spectacular, so immense, so undeniably deserving of its place in otaku history books worldwide, that you will have to stick around TAKII 18 to enjoy its epic awesomeness! It could be a sushi buffet, another special guest, exclusive giveaways, or....your mom!? Your guess is as good as ours (LOL), but we assure you that it will revolve around the principles on which TAKII promotes & exemplifies. Each season of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational will reign in a different "TAKII Wild Card" festivity flava!

 

 

 


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