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!
More than one week after Anime Expo 2014 wrapped up, it’s time to reap the rewards via a scintillating cosplay showcase from the video whiz known as MLZ Studios. Watch after the jump!
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!