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This T-shirt lets you hug your waifu in public

At one point in time, Japanator Writer Red Veron attempted the sacred ritual to make anime real. Of course, the whole thing didn't go as planned and we were forced to accept the truth. Luckily, someone decided to create a shirt that'll help...

 
 
 
 
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Storming the Sunshine State: A look at MegaCon 2016

Before I started my journey to this year's MegaCon, my previous visits to the event in Orlando, Florida. were alright. However, this was due to my friends and me spending most of our time inside of the event's dealer’s room. The rest ...

 
 
 
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The New Day goes Super Saiyan at Wrestlemania 32

Sunday night, World Wrestling Entertainment put in it's annual biggest event of the year, Wrestlemania. The 32nd wrestling event took place from Dallas Texas's AT&T Stadium and was announced to have an attendance of 101,763 (The real nu...

 
 
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Party hard with Beat Down Boogie's MAGFest '16 video

If you missed out on this year's MAGFest, the festival where you get to party with other people while partaking in events related to video games and video game music, the gang at Beat Down Boogie have covered their favorite highlights from...

 
 
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Anime Matsuri X Cosplay Gallery Part 2 of 2

The official numbers are in and about 30,215 people attended the tenth year of Anime Matsuri, one the best anime conventions in Texas. Anime Matsuri is a yearly celebration of Anime and Japanese pop culture, taking place in the heart of do...

 
 
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Anime Matsuri X Cosplay Gallery Part 1 of 2

This past weekend was the tenth year of Anime Matsuri, a celebration of Japanese pop culture and other related interests, and I had a lot of fun despite trying to currently get over con funk. I ran into many awesome cosplay, which isn't su...

 
 
 
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Cosplay Excellence at Jump Festa 2016, Part 2

Jump Festa, Shueisha's yearly celebration of all things Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, and whatever else it publishes, happened last week, and our pal Lindo Korchi was on hand to observe the proceedings. You can check out his tra...

 
 
Jump Festa Cosplay photo

Cosplay Excellence at Jump Festa 2016, Part 1

Jump Festa, Shueisha's yearly celebration of all things Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, and whatever else it publishes, happened last week, and our pal Lindo Korchi was on hand to observe the proceedings. You can check out his travelogue he...

 
 
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Long Lines and Good Times: A Visit to Jump Festa 2016

Editor's Note: If you're in Japan and a manga fan, Christmas comes early each year, as Jump Festa, Shueisha's celebration of all things Shonen JUMP, takes place shortly before the big day, promoting manga, anime, video games, merchandi...

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

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 personalities such a...

 
 
 
 
 
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Beat Down Boogie conjures up another great cosplay video

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 video, people c...

 
 
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See more Anime Matsuri cosplay from RealTDragon

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 on Youtube.Rea...

 
 
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Anime Matsuri 2015 Cosplay Gallery 2 of 2

[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 April, I too a...

 
 
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Anime Matsuri 2015 Cosplay Gallery 1 of 2

[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 pictures of some o...

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

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 video that show...

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

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 twin tails.Offic...

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

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 back on board. C...

 
 
 
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This corgi's costume is over 9,000

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 believe the pati...

 
 
Otakon '14 Cosplay photo

Otakon '14: Cosplay

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 what kind of pi...

 
 
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AX '14: Cosplays

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 dropped, they ...

 
 
 
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A Titan comes to Tokyo

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!

 
 
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Anime Next '14: Cosplay

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 were hosted. Th...

 
 
ANorth: Cosplay photo

Anime North '14: Cosplay

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 nonetheless. It's not re...

 
 
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ACEN '14: The Cosplays

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 the con. But i...

 
 
 
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AB 2014: The Cosplayers

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 look at the galle...

 
 
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Sailor Moon and doggy cosplay a match made in awww

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, Sailor Moon cos...

 
 
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Now you can own a replica of Misato's gun holster

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 holster modeled after...

 
 
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Girl Fight: Akiba holds ladies-only BlazBlue tournament

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, no boys were all...

 
 
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Some amazing Kill la Kill cosplay

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 cosplayer myself, s...

 
 




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