Written by Fernando Ramos
Japan Jumble: Let's Face It, You Just Want Girls Cosplaying
One week after the shutters have closed on the 77th Comiket, we finally release our pictures of cosplayers throughout.
Hello all. So last week I had the pleasure of attending my second-ever Comiket. This isn't the first time that Comiket has been discussed on Anime3000. In fact, one of my earliest articles (and still proud of it) was about the previous Comiket 76. The thing about conventions like Comiket is that nothing really changes from one to the next.
Of course, the exhibitors are ever-shifting and the place is huge so you're never without something new to discover. It's just that Comiket isn't the place where the big companies announce new products, generally speaking. It has become a far more corporate event, with the big "Visual Novel" companies pushing out their latest game where you, the starry-eyed hero, get to chase the fine busty lass of your choice. Yet, despite this commercialization, the heart and soul of it rests in the fan-made works.
I did manage to get some very interesting interviews with a wide variety of talents across a wide spectrum of genres and orientations. Just give me some time to sit down, translate them and edit it into a nice five-minute video presentation. I hope it'll be worth it.
For now though, we shall look cosplayers. Lovely lovely cosplayers. So put your raincoats and onto the Jumble
So this here be the Tokyo Big Site. Officially, it is known as something like "Tokyo International Meeting Center," but nobody ever calls it by this. I particularly like this photo because the place looks like it should have a lightning storm and evil laughter emanating from it.
Inside however is gooey-gooey goodness of scantily-clad women.
Hatsune Miku is probably my one weakness in the world of moe. Stick a tall, slender model with her wig and a Space Channel 5-inspired get-up and you give me a compelling reason to stick her at the top of this article.
This Clannad cosplayer does a very nice job of pulling that quintessential moe quality. I suspect that this gal may well be an actual (Junior) High Schooler. While arguably lesser in number than adult cosplayers, youth are never too far from the hobby.
Never far at all as we can see in this S-Sized Shinkenger cosplayer. Very dashing.
As far as dashing goes, these Utena cosplayers pin it, take it home and make me a very happy fanboy.
Fanboys are always in full force. Whenever a gal gets the attention of the masses, there inevitably is a circle of fans who in some cases literally fight for a spot to get their "Shutter Chance," as it goes in the local parlance. It's really a hassle to fight through to the point that Comiket staff will set a time limit to break up crowds that reach critical mass. Think San Diego ComicCon is bad? You know nothing, young padawan.
Young guys and gals from abroad also make their presence known.
And sometimes the more things change, the more they seem to stay the same. Lovely family doing a Final Fantasy mesh here.
The Power Glove. It's so rad.
Sometimes the abyss stares right back into you... and it points a Canon at your far superior Nikon technology.
There is plenty more in the cosplay file, which I will get to in our next installment. For now, I will leave you with two cosplayers who I shall single-out if only because they were nice enough to give some business cards and I see no harm in a little healthy promotion.
This here is Myu Usa. You can check out her blog at this link right now. Japanese only of course, but the cell phone photos of daily life get the point across. If I read the provided card correctly it turns out that this is the first Comiket she's cosplayed in. Keep up the good work
In this corner is Yuki Uda doing some quality Pokemon Advanced cosplay. Her site can be found here.
Hopefully tomorrow I'll be back with a mini-update/rant on some more fun outfits discovered as I bumbled through the place.
For now, while we are still on thoughts of pokemon and the overblown cockfighting that we all know and love it to be, I leave you with this image:
Pika pika, indeed.
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