The World Cosplay Summit may have concluded last weekend in Nagoya, Japan, but the fun isn’t over. No. Not by a long shot. Take a look at a series of new videos that show off costumes from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Uta no Prince Sama and even Mario Tennis after the jump!
While the cool costumes and pretty people seem to have gotten the most attention from this weekend’s World Cosplay Summit event in Nagoya, Japan, the area was also littered with a ton of funky anime car itasha vehicles. Watch a pair of videos that document these “hot wheels” after the jump!
Sometimes politicians rise to the occasion and sometimes they don't. Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura didn't do well when he made international news with an inappropriate welcome to visitors from Chinese sister city Nanjing. He did better when he prepared for this weekend's World Cosplay Summit by dressing as the hero of alt-history sci-fi comedy Gintama. Get a look after the jump.
The media critics were none too impressed by late-night talk, professional geek bully and man-on-the-street revivalist Jimmy Kimmel's attempt to find humor in the candid lives of cosplayers, with Salon going as far as to say that his missed opportunity exposed the weaknesses of the interview format. Check out the the results after the jump.
Mel Kishida is a talented illustrator whose work provided the original character designs for Heaven's Memo Pad, RDG Red Data Girl, Hanasaku Iroha, and the Atelier game series. He's also a shameless cosplayer whose outfits have earned internet infamy, particularly on Japanese blogs. Recently, he put on his shock rock meets pro-wrestler best for an Aomori event. Get a look after the jump.
News honcho Patrick Macias continues his series of reports on Tokyo’s cutting edge anime song, or “anison”, club scene. Check out some wild pics and watch exclusive video footage after the jump!
You've probably seen photos of Hideaki Kobayashi, but, just as likely, you're probably not familiar with the name. No, not Hideaki Kobayashi the Phantasy Star composer. The Hideaki Kobayashi who's been dressing as a schoolgirl into his 50's. CNN has profiled internet famous ojiisan. Get a look after the jump.
News honcho Patrick Macias begins a new series of trademark underground Tokyo reportage with a trip to a wild all-night anime, Vocaloid, and cosplay party. Get into the groove of AniLOVE!! after the jump!
Recently minted videographers CospLA explode on the scene with a pulse-pounding dramatic take on the usual con cosplay video. Watch as your favorite characters clash and battle for survival below while the LA convention center BURNS after the jump!