The doors have barely shut on this year’s Anime Expo 2014 and already we have an AX cosplay showcase ready to share courtesy of ace videographer MLZ Studios who casts his lens upon League of Legends themed outfits. Watch after the jump!
To promote the upcoming premiere of the TV anime adaptation of dark fantasy action manga Akame ga KILL!, 10 female cosplayers in the costume of the protagonist girl Akame appeared in the Mecca of otaku, Akihabara in Tokyo on June 28. Check Toho Animation's video report after the jump.
This weekend, while Americans celebrate Cool Japan at LA's Anime Expo, Europeans have their chance at Paris' Japan Expo. Japanese otaku idol Shoko Nakagawa, also known as Shokotan hit the US event in 2008 and now it's the EU's turn with the singer/voice actress/personality performing at Japan Expo. Today, she hit the con floor, cosplaying as Madoka Magica's titular heroine. Get a look after the jump.
Voice actress Maaya Uchida has been quite busy lately. Last weekend, she, Ayana Taketatsu Mimori Suzuko, Yoko Hikasa and Yurika Endo performed at animeloLIVE! P's Live 01 in Tokyo. Thanking her fans, she's tweeted a photo of her Attack on Titan cosplay from the event's cover of Attack on Titan opening "Guren no Yumiya." Get a look after the jump.
While Kill La Kill certainly hasn't lost its way to anime events in the Japan or across the globe, character goods maker Movic's ACOS brand is now making it easier with an official Senketsu uniform. With top, skirt, scarf, chest cover, suspenders, belt, pouch and glove, it's selling for 20,520yen with tax ahead of an end of July release. Get a look after the jump.
Eric Ng, otherwise known as Bigwhitebazooka is a cosplay photographer whose photos are regularly featured on news sites such as Kotaku, GameInformer and CosplayGen. He's launched his first Kickstarter project in Project: Bazooka - Epic Cosplay Photography. The 156 page hardcover book will feature beautiful cosplay photography that he's produced over the years with more than 65 cosplyers, including some Crunchyroll Cosplay Ambassadors. Get a sneak peek after the jump!
It’s been a little over a month since the Anime Japan convention wrapped up to the tune of over 100k visiting attendees, but new footage of the incredible cosplay on display continues to issue forth. Take a look at a pair of new cosplay-packed clips after the jump!
Japanese publisher Hakusensha is now seeking cosplayers to be featured in the promotional poster for the upcoming 18th volume of Yuki Midorikawa's popular fantasy manga Natsume Yujin-cho, which is scheduled to be released in Japan on September 5. Hit the jump for more information.
This week, respected North American comic publisher Fantagraphics released acclaimed author/animator Dash Shaw’s comic one-shot Cosplay. The 32-page color book, now available at comic shops and digital platforms such as Comixology, follows a pair of teen cosplayers with too much time on their hands and the impulse to make a film with themselves, unsuspecting extras and a hidden camera. More after the jump.
Earlier this week marked the debut of the new CRUNCHYROLL x TOKYO video series, which featured a special report on the recent Anime Japan convention hosted by otaku superstars Alodia and Victoria. Now, the series has made the move to YouTube and we celebrate with special behind the scenes notes and photos after the jump!
Heads up! Alodia Gosiengfiao and Crunchyroll’s own SailorBee have joined forces for a new wall-shaking video series: Crunchyroll x Tokyo! And for the very first episode, the girls cosplay and have tons of fun at the Anime Japan 2014 convention way over in the Land of the Rising Sun. Watch after the jump!
A special Moyashimon Exhibit in Kachidoki has been held to celebrate the release of the agriculture/microbiology manga's final volume. As well as offering up manuscripts, the series's award winning author Masayuki Ishikawa spent five hours illustrating a temporary mural on the exhibition's wall. Watch the process after the jump.
As many of you know, Dragon Ball is such an epic series and in Japan, some comedians make their career out of impersonating characters from the franchise. They're called Dragon Ball Geinin (Geinin meaning Comedian in Japanese) and a group of them got together to create a parody of 1999's Japanese Hip Hop classic, Grateful Days by Dragon Ash appropriately titled Battleful Days featuring Vegeta, Yamcha, Piccolo and Frieza. Watch it after the jump!