Crunchyroll would like to take the time to celebrate November 13th, otherwise known as Cosplay Appreciation Day around the world ~ ! Cosplay has grown tremendously in the past few years, and has become something respected, adored and above all it's become SERIOUS BUSINESS. Read on for more.
The eighth "Machi✩Asobi", a biannual anime/manga/game event in Tokushima-city, was held on May 3-5. The highlight of the event was Cosplay Fashion Show on the second day, which cosplayers could enjoy catwalk on the over 100m long red carpet through a shopping arcade in the city. Check the video after the jump!
Here's the final section of the Machi Asobi Vol.7 report, various photos from the event. Tokushima-city, where the all Machi Asobi events were held, is one of many local Japanese cities facing serious sluggish economy in recent years. The people is expecting the power of Japanese pop culture (manga, anime, game) can save the situation somehow. Check the third photo report after the jump!
"Machi Asobi" is the biggest anime/manga/game event in the western Japan. It has been held three times in a year (January, May, October) in Tokushima-city, the capital of Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku island, since October 2009. I had an opportunity to attend the final day of the seventh event yesterday. One of the main events of the day was Cosplay Fashion Show on the over 100m long red carpet in a shopping arcade. Check the latest Cosplay photos from Japan after the jump!