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Alodia and AKB48 jam in Manila's Cool Japan Festival 2015

Cosplay and Idols!
Nov 14
// Red Veron
Last November 7 and 8, Team 8 of popular Japanese idol group AKB48 visited Manila, Philippines to perform in Cool Japan Festival 2015. Joining them is idol group AkiShibu along with popular Japanese pop culture-related perso...
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Overcome the heat with Beat Down Boogie's refreshing cosplay videos

Take that, hot temperatures!
Jun 19
// Salvador GRodiles
Summer's around the corner, and the gang at Beat Down Boogie are giving us a tour of ColossalCon '15, which takes place at the Kalahari Waterpark in Sandusky, Ohio. Thanks to this glorious combination, the cosplayers were ab...
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Beat Down Boogie gives us a taste of Momocon '15's greatest cosplay

Six minutes of cosplay goodness
Jun 13
// Salvador GRodiles
As we're getting close to finish the week off with a bang, the gang at Beat Down Boogie are up to their usual tricks again. In their latest video, they give us a tour of Momocon '15, which is located in Atlanta. From the pos...
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Check out Beat Down Boogie's rad Animazement '15 cosplay video

It's Animazing!
Jun 03
// Salvador GRodiles
It looks like Beat Down Boogie's got another cool cosplay video up on their channel. In their latest video, the group captures the amazing cosplayers of Animazement '15, which happens to be one of the best small secret anime...

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Beat Down Boogie conjures up another great cosplay video

It's Ash times two!
May 07
// Salvador GRodiles
It's time to take a look at Beat Down Boogie's latest work. This time around, the group shows off Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo 2015's batch of cosplays. Due to the sheer amount of great cosplayers featured in the ...
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Anime Matsuri

See more Anime Matsuri cosplay from RealTDragon

Check out more great cosplay from Anime Matsuri!
Apr 10
// Red Veron
Anime Matsuri was last weekend and I saw some great cosplay at the annual convention in the heart of Houston, Texas. I ran into RealTDragon there who happens to read Japanator and make a lot of awesome cosplay-related videos...
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Have some more great cosplay from Anime Matsuri
[Let's hang out and chat about Anime Matsuri tonight at 10PM Central! We have prizes to give out!]Here is the second batch of cosplay photos for you to enjoy! I apologize for the giant spread picture of Kaori from Your Lie in...

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A taste of the great cosplay at Anime Matsuri
[Let's Chat about Anime Matsuri on our stream at 10PM Central on April 7]Part 2 of 2 Anime Matsuri Cosplay GalleryJapanator was back at Anime Matsuri, Houston's best anime convention this past Easter weekend and we've got pic...

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Beat Down Boogie shows off PAX East '15's cosplays and games

It's about to get groovy in here
Mar 13
// Salvador GRodiles
For a good while, I've been interested in attending one of the PAX conventions. Unfortunately, there were a few life-related events that prevented me from traveling to these events. Once again, Beat Down Boogie does another ...
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Feast your eyes on Beat Down Boogie's amazing Katsucon '15 cosplay videos

Prepare to be amazed!
Feb 27
// Salvador GRodiles
Aw man, it's a good while since I attended a con. Let's just say that my schedule hasn't been open to partake in these events. Luckily, the gang at Beat Down Boogie have done not one but two videos that showcase Katsucon 201...
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Twin Tail Day

Twin Tails day is upon us again and let us celebrate!

Twin Tail Day is Best Holiday
Feb 02
// Red Veron
Today is February 2nd in Japan, which is the officially designated day to celebrate the iconic hairstyle: The Twin Tails. The day "2-2" was chosen because of how the 2's look like two bunches of hair on both sides much like t...
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Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan's live-action cast posters look real badass

Colossal cosplay
Nov 19
// Josh Tolentino
I'll readily confess that I haven't paid much attention to Attack on Titan since the anime finished its run last year, but now that the live-action adaptation of Hajime Isayama's blockbuster manga is further along, I'm b...
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WTF Fridays: Mikasa takes on Colossal Titan!

Damage to the darier
Sep 12
// Hiroko Yamamura
This is just sick. Child abuse and Titan butt abuse in the same video. What is this world coming to? Also, what's with the bootleg Dj Snake and Lil Jon going on?
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Corgi power

This corgi's costume is over 9,000

Oh my dog
Aug 29
// Dale North
Cosplay? Corgsplay? With their long shape, oversized head, and ridiculous features, Welsh Corgis make the best costume dogs. And as members of the herding dog group, they're a perfect fit as scouter users. I almost couldn't b...

Otakon '14: Cosplay

Aug 13 // Jeff Chuang
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Otakon '14 Cosplay photo
Loving it live
Otakon 2014 flew by last weekend, in usual form, cramming way more content than what one can expect within a simple weekend. The cosplayers are out and baffling the crowd. The local baseball program even talked about it, and ...

AX '14: Cosplays

Jul 09 // Jeff Chuang
AX Cosplays photo
Including some esteemed guests!
It's really amazing how Anime Expo continues to be one of the most diverse cons when it comes to cosplaying things from anime and manga. For those of us canvassing the whole thing, note that while the count of Homestucks have...

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Beat Down Boogie

Beat Down Boogie's new cosplay video is full of summertime fun

Need to get to a waterpark stat!
Jun 18
// Josh Totman
Summertime is now upon us which means out with that bulky cosplay and into something a little more fun. By fun, I mean swimwear. Beat Down Boogie just released, what I'm calling, the beach episode of cosplay music videos. Recorded at Colossal Con in Sandusky, Ohio at Kalahari Waterpark resort. You can now see why I'm calling it what I'm calling it. 
Attack on Titan photo
Attack on Titan

A Titan comes to Tokyo

Prance away Mr. Titan
Jun 09
// Josh Totman
D Piddy is out and around Tokyo trying to share his love of Attack on Titan. Some are accepting of it, while others are not. Either way, it makes for a hilarious video! In other news, I'M BACK!

Anime Next '14: Cosplay

Jun 09 // Jeff Chuang
Cosplay photo
The Pool is open for business
Anime Next 2014 in Somerset, New Jersey, spotted some terrific weather. It was almost nicer outdoors than indoors because the air conditioning was having problems on Saturday at the Doubletree Hotel, where many of the panels ...

ANorth: Cosplay photo
ANorth: Cosplay

Anime North '14: Cosplay

Every con is going to have a bancho Mako this year huh
May 29
// Jeff Chuang
Anime North 2014 is one huge con this year, and the convention's parking lot proved to be a nice gathering place for all kinds of cosplayers. The sun beat down hard during Saturday's prime hours, but many persevered nonethele...

ACEN '14: The Cosplays

May 19 // Jeff Chuang
Cosplays photo
Is that a ship daughter?
Over the weekend, midwest's cosplayers marched out en force at Anime Central 2014. Let's take a look after the jump. The trend with Titan doesn't seem to slow down, and there are a bunch of decent survey corps members roaming...

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WTF Fridays: I Want Candy

I'm feeling funny
Apr 25
// Hiroko Yamamura
I'm having far too much internal conflict now to give an opinion.
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Anime Boston

AB 2014: The Cosplayers

Dressed up or not, you gotta plan your day right
Mar 22
// Jeff Chuang
Anime Boston 2014 brings out the cosplayers from the US Northeast. If you look at what parades through the bigger cons' halls in the year, the earlier cons give you an indication of what's to come later in the year. Take a lo...
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Sailor Moon and doggy cosplay a match made in awww

Fighting mailmen by moonlight
Mar 12
// Pedro Cortes
Some days I wake up and think I've seen it all. Then I see something that I'm nowhere close. This is one of those days. Instagramer mayama-ya has made a habit of posting pictures of little doggies in cosplay. In particular, ...
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Now you can own a replica of Misato's gun holster

Eva Store has official holster up for pre-order now.
Mar 08
// Ben Huber
Are you a Misato cosplayer? Maybe you're a hardcore airsoft gun fan? Perhaps you're a combination of the two, and cosplay while taking out enemies in intense airsoft battles? I have good news for you -- an official gun holste...
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Girl Fight: Akiba holds ladies-only BlazBlue tournament

Sorry boys!
Feb 15
// Amber Hunt
On February 10th, there was a tournament for the game BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma in e-Sports Square Akihabara. However, this contest was different from a normal one. The BlazBlue tournament was all girls. That's right, n...
Kill la Kill photo
Kill la Kill

Some amazing Kill la Kill cosplay

I love cosplayers, don't you?
Feb 13
// Amber Hunt
Last weekend, there was a Kill la Kill gathering at the Winter Wonder Festival figure event! Any time there is a convention or anime based event, you know what the calls for. Lots and lots of cosplay! I used to be a cosp...
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Love Live

Kanto snowfall strands Love Livers, snow-covered lines

So to make a SNOW HALATION joke
Feb 08
// Jeff Chuang
In Japan, Love Live is probably the fastest growing seiyuu idol media-mix franchise today, drawing tens of thousands to their live events with just a couple years since its inception. Their sold-out Saitama Super Arena live y...
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Cosplayers reenact Beyond the Boundary idol dance

Who said Beyond the Boundary was pointless?
Feb 01
// Karen Mead
Hey, remember that crazy filler episode of Beyond the Boundary where the whole crew tries to take down a monster by distracting it with an idol dance number? I seem to recall spending way more time writing about that inciden...
Kill la Kill photo
Kill la Kill

Kill la Kill jacket is up for grabs

Get Ryuko's jacket from Cospa!
Jan 31
// Amber Hunt
Correct me if I'm wrong, but most people are Kill la Kill fans! This anime got popular really quick, and just about everyone I know loves the series a lot! I need to watch the show myself. Even though I haven't yet, I can spo...

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