Hide The Kids. Osaka Is Overrun With Crazy (and Cute) Cosplayers.

Yesterday was not only a national holiday in Japan, it was also the eighth annual Nipponbashi Street Festa stamped Osaka.

Nipponbashi is Osaka's geek district -- much like Akihabara is for Tokyo.

Cosplayers turned up in colourful outfits, dressing as characters from their favourite manga, anime, and video games. The street was closed to cars, and otaku flooded the streets, snapping pics, cosplaying, and hanging out.

Sister site Kotaku Japan was in attendance, as was Japanese blog Otaku.com and cosplay site Asagawo Blog. Check out their photos in the gallery above. More in the links below.

コスプレイヤーさんいっぱい! [Kotaku Japan]

可愛いだけがコスプレじゃない? [Kotaku Japan]

日本橋ストリートフェスタ2012 コスプレまとめ記事 [Otaku.com]

コスプレ彼女 その1, その2, その3, その4, その5, その6, その7 [Asagawo Blog]

(Top photo: Otaku.com)


Comments

    HOLY CRAP THE CHICK TOWARDS THE END WITH THE PURPLE HAIR!!! HOW IS THAT LEGAL?!?

      it's japan duh. :P

      also; it seems pretty close to the character to me
      http://www.madman.com.au/wallpapers/ghost_in_the_shell_01_1280.jpg

      A tiny amount of double-sided tape is saving her from arrest for indecent exposure.

        i somehow doubt she would be arrested girl beside her is realy cute though

          I dunno dude, if I was a cop I'd arrest her! ;) And yes, the girl beside her is very pretty but THEY ALL ARE, they're asian FFS!!!

    That is the saddest looking Doraemon of all time.

    I FOUND THE WHITE GUY!

    I hate you Lu-- wait a minute....

    Nice Master Roshi! And considering all the half-naked females around, it's even an appropriate environment he'd be in too!

      Wonder if he does the bleeding nose like master roshi usually does 2 :P

    How many of these characters they cosplay as are of legal age? Also, if they are of legal age (the characters that is)how many of them are dressed in a manner to reinforce the image of being of a legal age as opposed to trying to look younger? Also, what's up with the little girl cosplay post? How is that any less perverted and disgusting than those child beauty pageants in the US?

    These posts are really edging on the side of pedo.

      Well, a counter argument is that these people do it out of their own free will. As for the whole 'wholesome' image, Japan is obviously a different society. They don't have to conform to what 'western' standards are so pushing our values to these lot seems to be rather wasted.

      Also, some asians look far younger than they really are...

    I like the sniper in the ghillie suit.

      That one made me laugh - it's like a sheepdog with a rifle for a face

      is that from a scene in COD4?

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