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San Japan, an annual Japanese culture and Anime Convention in the city of San Antonio, Texas, celebrates its sixth year with the alliterative subtitle "Sinister Six". If there's anything we love here at Japanator, it's allite...
Here's the second wave of pictures from the annual San Japan Japanese Culture and Anime convention in San Antonio, Texas. Yes, it was still hot and I'm still complaining about since I had mild heatstroke even though I drank a lot of water. Proper hydration is important, kids!
We've got more great cosplay from all the different kinds of cool entertainment that you fans love to love for your viewing pleasure. We have great cosplay like this Uncle Stan from that awesomely mysterious cartoon show Gravity Falls, or this Chris and Jill duo from Resident Evil. That Panty and Stocking cosplay duo in big picture above: Yowza.
I never thought that anyone could top Silent Hill's Pyramid Head cosplay that you occasionally see at a geek convention but this Pyramid Head cosplayer is on stilts while swinging a huge sword and wearing that pyramid head... thing. On his head.
San Japan, an annual Japanese culture and anime convention in San Antonio, Texas celebrates its sixth year of bringing together otaku and other enthusiasts of different fandoms and a lone Japanator agent was there to take some pictures for you, our beloved readers. I do apologize for the lateness, my fictional dog ate my internet connection.
So about a couple of weeks ago, I packed my bags and drove through a hot Texas afternoon braving small roadside grass fires (Did I tell you it was hot?) just to bring you something some pictures of cosplay fun and shenanigans.
This is the first time Japanator has been to San Japan since five years ago in 2008 (That's when ToraDora! came out, yes it's that old now) and it's the first convention I've been to in San Antonio. From all the anime conventions I have been to in Texas, I was surprised to see that the consistently good level of quality of cosplay (I mean look at that Maka cosplay from Soul Eater and that Jack Skellington in the gallery).
While taking a look at the attendants running around surrounding areas of the convention, you can totally see the fans' dedication and passion for their cosplay. Many cosplayers still braved the Texas heat hovering around 100 degrees F in their not-so-summer friendly costumes like this fellow.
Then you get some creative Attack on Titan cosplay like that big one above with Mikasa and Colossal Titan Meeido. Props to the girl who dressed up as Lucky Star's Tsukasa Hiiragi, all I want to say is "HNNNNNNNNNG". Just to make it clear, I think the character is cute and I don't want to do anything with the cosplayer. No Creepo.
Come back tomorrow for more cosplay from San Japan and it will have more sexy!
At every convention that I go to the first thing I normally scope out are cosplayers. Why, you may ask? Well, to be frank, cosplayers are the people that literally wear their passion on their sleeves. It’s something tha...
You might have noticed some people talking about the description of how Hideo Kojima and his team create the next Metal Gear Solid project. Specifically, Kojima tweeted how one of his characters are designed. The reaction seems confusing--not surprising, as the meaning of what Kojima has tweeted is not exactly clear, context notwithstanding.
In a nutshell, Kojima specifically said that he asked the character designer to first create characters that are more erotic in a way that'll encourage people to cosplay or buy figures of the character. What does this say about those of us who do exactly that? Or enjoy games with these kind of design paradigms? Or everyone else?
As promised, I am here with your cosplay fix from Japan Expo! Unfortunately, I went a bit light on the Saturday photos because of schedule conflicts, but I returned Sunday ready to start snapping away pictures of anyone that I came across.
So here are Sunday's best that I could find out on the show floor. Enjoy!
This past Sunday I had the great fortune of being able to go up to Fukuoka to attend Comic City 33, the premiere doujin event for Kyushu. We're talking thousands of people in a very small space selling their wares for a good ...
I'm glad I had at least some time to take some cosplay photos. Still there is not enough of them to satisfy me so I will be going out again a stalking...err looking for some more cosplayers tomorrow. Hopefully some of the one...
Otakon 2013, or Otakon 20, featured a room full of past Otakon wares, such as the badge selections and con t-shirts of years past, all the way up from Otakon 1 in 1994. For long-time goers it's a tunnel back in time. For new ...
Otakon 2013 is underway and it's a big deal. The local hotels and restaurants is decked out with Otakon-themed menu items, pins, and doing their best to make Otakon 20th one of the best experiences in my memory of past Otakons. The cosplayers were out early and often since Thursday and things are just getting into gear on Friday.
Check out the gallery of some sample cosplays over the day. I have a weakspot against Vividred Operations, so you'll have to forgive the bias here. Whatever they're doing, they're doing a great job of it. As for general trends, Otakon is also shaping up to be another Jaeger party. Sally forth, Attack on Titan cosplayers!
After months of everyone already knowing speculation, AM² representatives have released an official statement confirming the cancellation postponement of their 2013 convention. Originally scheduled to take pla...
For all that it has gone through, my trusty Sony NEX-5 camera has finally bit the dust due to its negligent owner leaving it somewhere it probably wasn't suppose to be. I've traveled far and wide with it, around the world in fact. But I guess it wasn't meant to survive Anime Expo 2013 and its titanic assault on cosplay.
Here is a sample of what America's largest anime convention has to offer for this summer's costuming variety. Yes, there were a ton of Sword Art Online and Attack on Titan cosplayers, but you might not expect the rest. Do my lost camera a favor and check out the gallery below.