The Japanese Ita-Board Association returned to the slopes of Nagano this weekend for their fifth annual event, to raise money for local charities (this year, relief efforts for the November 22nd earthquake), show off their otaku decorated snowboards, sing anison and catch a talk show featuring voice actresses Kana Ueda (Fate/stay night's Rin) and Natsuko Kuwatani (Haruhi's Ryoko).
Tokyo-based cosplay clothing/accessory company Cospa has announced the top 10 sales ranking of its anime/game character costumes for year 2014. The top-selling costume of the year is the Otonokizaka Academy uniform from the Love Live! School Idol Project anime/game franchise. Check the top 10 list after the jump!
Cosplay specialty store ACOS is ready to offer its latest high quality wigs for the five main girls from the Sailor Moon Crystal anime series: Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, and Sailor Venus, from its wig brand ACOS Premium. Check the details after the jump.
Windows 8's Madobe Yu and Madobe Ai (or You and I - voiced by Asuka Nishi and Nao Tamura) Windows Azure Cloud service (voiced by Eri Kitamura) brought some Microsoft moe to the end of December Comiket 87 doujinshi mega-event. Booth cosplayers accompanied special event products featuring the trio, Windows 7's Madobe Nanami (Nana Mizuki) and Manager (Daisuke Namikawa). Get a look after the jump.
Following their spotlights on Kuroko's Basketball, and Love Live!, maidigitv has continued theirsurveys of the most popular subjects for cosplay and doujinshi at the end of December Comiket 87 with looks at Yowapeda, MORE Love Live!, KanColle, MORE KanColle, Amagi Brilliant Park, and Danganronpa. Get a look after the jump.
Comic Market 87 closed out 2014 in style as hordes of otaku descended on Tokyo Big Sight for the con to beat all cons. Videographer Netgeo was there to capture footage of a ton of neato cosplayers in attendance. Watch three clips after the jump!
In addition to the on-going original art exhibition in Tokyo and the upcoming release of the manga's 9-volume new editions, more revival project for CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura is underway. Cosplay Specialty Store ACOS has started accepting pre-orders for newly produced two cosplay costumes from the series. Check the details after the jump.
Prior to the TV anime adaptation and the live-action film next year, Cospa has already started accepting pre-orders for cosplay costumes from Yusei Matsui's Ansatsu Kyoushitsu/Assassination Classroom, the male/female uniforms of Kunugigaoka Junior High School and Korosensei's costume set. Check the details after the jump.
The Japanese internet came to life at the Niconico Chokaigi party, held earlier this year, where plenty of anime, manga, and game inspired cosplayers ran amok and posed for the cameras. Watch a clip highlighting some of the best attendees after the jump!