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Mackenyu Arata, One Piece’s Zoro, Set to Grace ManiPopCon 2023 in Manila

Mackenyu is coming to Manila

Get ready, Filipino fans! Zoro is on his way! Mackenyu Arata, who plays Roronoa Zoro in Netflix’s “One Piece” live-action series, has announced his attendance at the Manila Pop Culture Convention (ManiPopCon) 2023.

The event will be held at Ayala Malls Manila Bay in Parañaque City from 17th to 19th November. Keep reading to know how to get a chance to score tickets!

Video announcement and how to score tickets

Video credit: Manipopcon via Facebook

Mackenyu made the announcement through a video ManiPopCon shared on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

In it, the viral actor said, “To my Filipino fans out there, I’m happy to share that I’ll be appearing at ManiPopCon in Manila on November 17th to the 19th. See you guys there!”

Who is Mackenyu Arata?

Mackenyu Arata - Zoro still
Mackenyu as Zoro.
Image credit: @onepiecenetflix via Instagram

Besides his latest role as Zoro, Mackenyu has also played roles in several other fantasy films, many of which are inspired by anime.

These include “Pacific Rim: Uprising” (2018), “Over Drive” (2018), “Tokyo Ghoul S” (2019), “Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter” (2021), and 2 “Fullmetal Alchemist” films in 2022.

Mackenyu is also the son of renowned Japanese actor and martial artist Sonny Chiba, which explains his top-tier stunt skills.

Catch Mackenyu Arata at ManiPopCon 2023

ManiPopCon is yet to reveal the mechanics of how to win a meet and greet with Mackenyu, but they encouraged fans to follow their social media pages to be among the first to know. By staying connected, you’ll also get the scoop on the other special guests.

Throwback to anime series cherished by Filipinos with this list of nostalgic anime series for Filipino millennials. Or to get some merch to wear in time for the con, visit Aniporium in Makati!

Cover image adapted from: @onepiecenetflix via Instagram, @onepiecenetflix via Instagram