Wonder Festival is one of Japan’s biggest fan shows for otaku-themed hobbies and figures. The recent winter 2016 installment hit hard with plenty of anime and manga inspired items to peer at, along with a selection of cool cosplayers to admire. Enjoy a 15 min. + reel of highlights after the jump!
Universal Music Japan has posted a 100-second version music video for "Marshmallow," the upcoming 4th single of five-member cosplay dance unit ArsMagna to be released in Japan on March 9. It is a confession song to girls in the "White Day" season. Check their latest MV after the jump!
Cosplay models, idols and notables like Yuka Kuramochi, Kayo Satoh, Mai Hino, and Taichi Shimizu (one of these is not like the others) gathered last week to celebrate Street Fighter V with Miss Chun-Li Narikiri Finale, MCed by Tyuei and Takiue Shinichiro, aka Shooting Star. maidigitv has posted footage of the competition, including its surprising winner. Get a look after the jump.
Alternating between Tokyo Metropolitan Government's Tama Zoological Park and Ueno Zoo, every year, in February or March, zoo officials and municipal police/fire departments coordinate an escaped animal drill. This year, the February 2nd scenario was that earthquake damage resulted in an escaped zebra. And, as in past years, an embraced opportunity for a person to run around in an animal suit made for quite the spectacle.
Tokyo-based cosplay costume/goods company ACOS, which has 13 stores across Japan, has started accepting pre-orders for the male and female school uniforms of U.A. High School from Kohei Horikoshi's action shonen manga series Boku no Hero Academia/My Hero Academia, for April 21 releases. Check the details after the jump!
Have any of you enterprising cosplayers out ever ran into the problem of wanting to dress up as some of the "less constrained" characters in anime fandom, but didn't want your goodies on display? Well, these censored tights concept might be just the thing to make that fantasy Ryuko Matoi costume a reality! Hit the jump to check 'em out!
Tokyo-based cosplay clothing/accessory company Cospa has announced the top 10 sales ranking of its anime/game character costumes for the year 2015 on series basis. Keeping last year's momentum, the Love Live! School Idol Project franchise again took the top place. Check the cosplay top-seller ranking of 2015 after the jump.
The alwatys-epic Winter Comic Market convention has just wrapped up in Japan, but the cosplay videos have just begun! After the jump, enjoy some highlights from day one!