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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...

 
 
AX Cosplays photo

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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Kanto snowfall strands Love Livers, snow-covered lines

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 yesterday coinci...

 
 
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Cosplayers reenact Beyond the Boundary idol dance

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 incident than it proba...

 
 
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Kill la Kill jacket is up for grabs

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 spot a Kill la Kil...

 
 
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Cosplayers really can make a change

I always love seeing a group of people come together and help children who are sick. When that group of people happen to be cosplayers, it makes me love it even more! When people can take such loveable characters and use it to help, I'm al...

 
 
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Sacanime finally gets 10,000 attendees

It seems these days you cannot go to a convention without seeing someone dressed up as their favorite character. Trust me, there's nothing wrong with that. Not only do I personally attend conventions with the intent to see guests or have a...

 
 
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Cospa names Attack on Titan top cosplay seller

One of the cool things about cosplay's increasing profile is that it's no longer exclusive to people who can make their own costumes. While the best pro cosplayers and their bespoke outfits certainly deserve the props they get, nowadays ave...

 
 
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Attack on Titan cosplayers are dedicated

Dressing up is one thing, but these fans like to express their love for shows through a different way. Cosplay has become one the biggest things in the nerd community this year. It's hard to go to conventions and just see people dressed no...

 
 
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Brooklyn Robotworks brings your favorite bots to life

There's always some guy at a convention that tries to look like a robot. Whether there's a bit of effort or a simple Cardboard Gundam, you're bound to find somebody clomping around in a suit. While that's all well and good, the photos from ...

 
 
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MCM London Comic Con Oct 2013 cosplay gallery

Heading to the ExCel Centre for MCM London Comic Con isn't all about buying pricey import goods and hearing about the latest anime titles to be licensed, no sir! As is the case with all conventions that are vaguely anime-related, cosplayers...

 
 
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This year's Kawasaki Halloween Parade is a glorious treat

Halloween may be on the 31st of October, but that's not stopping the people of Kawasaki City from having their yearly parade before Hallow's Eve engulfs our lives. Overall, the attendees at the event continue to put on a great show. Among t...

 
 
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Popular Malaysian cosplayer now a murder suspect

Ng Yuk Tim, a 15-year-old girl from Malaysia went missing not too long ago. Now, the missing girl has been found dead. The man who allegedly murdered her is apparently a big One Piece fan; the 23-year-old suspect is well-known a...

 
 
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Video: 40 minutes of Dragon Con cosplay

The folks at Beat Down Boogie threw together a lengthy montage of cosplay from Dragon Con 2013 with nearly 40 minutes of footage, and while the convention lends itself to the Western market, there are a few anime cosplayers sprinkled in. A...

 
 




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