The biggest anime/manga/game event in the western Japan in the Golden Week season is no doubt Machi Asobi in Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku island. "Machi" literally means town, city, or street, and "Asobi" means playing, game, or amusement. The bi-annual event (usually in May and October) is produced by the Tokushima studio of ufotable (Tales of Symphonia, Fate/ZERO, Kara no Kyoukai - the Garden of sinners) and supported by Tokushima City Tourist Association. The first event was held in October 2009 and they celebrated their memorable 10th event this weekend between May 3rd to 5th.
One of the highlights of the event is Cosplay Fashion Show in the afternoon of the final day. More than 100 cosplayers can enjoy catwalk on the over 100m long red carpet through the Higashi Shinmachi shopping arcade in Tokushima-city. Do you know them all? And who is your favorite cosplayer?
*all of the photos were taken by Mikikazu Komatsu with the organizer's permission
The Higashi Shinmachi shopping arcade in Tokushima-city
Cosplay Red Carpet