In cooperation with Cosplayers Archive, Panasonic, and Mulodo, WCS Inc., the organizers of the World Cosplay Summit competition has officially launched an online cosplay platform named "Cosplayers.Global" that is available in 10 languages: Japanese, English, Chinese (Simplify and Traditional), Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Indonesian, Thai, Russian. Hit the jump for more details.
Voice actors Kazuyuki Okitsu and Minami Tsuda have joined the cast ID-0, an upcoming mecha anime with direction by Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) and animation by Sanzigen (BBK/BRNK). Hit the jump to learn more.
Coming next month, H.I.S. International Tours and the World Cosplay Summit are planning a tour to see the geek highlights of Japan like Akihabara indoor amusement park Tokyo Joypolis, and visit production studio A-1 Pictures, along with a dinner/talk event with author Reki Kawahara and performance by theme song singer LiSA. The latest updates have been accompanied by light novel artist abec's take on Kirito and Asuna as tour guides.
Following last weekend's Comiket, MANTAN WEB's video channel started posting videos of cosplayers from the event, Also, earlier in the month, with new inclusions of India, the first participating nation from South Asia and Switzerland, representatives for 30 countries gathered in Nagoya to crown the champions of the 2016 World Cosplay Summit, and join the city's annual parade to the Osu Kannon temple. MAiDiGiTV also just added videos of the parade.
With the new inclusions of India and Switzerland, representatives for 30 countries gathered in Nagoya last weekend to crown the champions of the 2016 World Cosplay Summit. For the first time, the organization did a two-stage event, with semi-finals on Saturday and an eight-team finals on Sunday, leading to Indonesia's representatives being named champion for their Trinity Blood performance, followd by Denmark with The Angel of Elhalmburg and France with Love Live!
It is officially confirmed that acclaimed anime director Goro Taniguchi (Infinite Ryvius, Code Geass) is now working on a new original anime project called ID-0, alongside original character designer Range Murata (Last Exile) and series composition writer Yosuke Kuroda (Mobile Suit Gundam 00). Check the teaser announcing its main staff after the jump.
In 2014, representatives from 22 nations gathered in Nagoya to crown the champions of the the annual World Cosplay Summit, with Team Russia eventually taking the prize. WCS has posted an hour-long look at the emotional journey to get there in the documentary "World Cosplay." Check it out after the jump.
With the inclusion of Canada and Sweden as Observer Nations, it was 28 nations/regions that gathered in Nagoya last weekend to crown the champions of the 2015 World Cosplay Summit. Today, maidigitv posted a look at Team Italy's (Manuel Capitani and Luca Buzzi) second place Evangelion work and the US's ( Alpacosplay and Yummy Gamorah) third place Paradise Kiss. Get a look after the jump.