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|Written by Alan Scott|
|Sunday, 03 February 2008 14:52|
Where Can Cosplay Be Found?
Many people who cosplay (deemed cosplayers) can be found at your favorite conventions such as Animazment, Comiket, Otakan, and many others. Many conventions will have a masque, costume contest and cosplay chess. These games and others along with special attention make cosplaying especially popular in the US. But what really pushed cosplaying in the state was the imported Japanese anime. Bleach, Cowboy Bebop, and Naruto are a crowd favorite to immolate.
Not Just in Japan!
So all in all cosplay is a growing hobby through out the world. It's the people who are truly dedicated to there particular piece of Japanese culture you see dressed up and we will continue to see out at our favorite conventions. So when you see them you will hopefully not judge but understand that if you are't dressed up you are missing out!
Cosplay Venues in Japan
Alcatraz E.R. (Shibuya), Harvest Building 2F, 2-13-5 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; tel (03) 3770-7100; www.hy-japan.com. Open 5 p.m.-midnight, Sun.-Thurs., and 5 p.m.-4 a.m., Fri.-Sat. Table charge 600 yen per person. Drinks from 600 yen; original Alcatraz cocktails from 700 yen.MIA-Cafe
Postal code 101-0021
Meiji-Bld 1F Sotokanda 3-1-2 Chiyoda-ku Tokyo Japan
Mon-Fri : 12:00-22:00 (last order 21:30)
Sat-Sun: 11:00-22:00 (last order 21:30)
Cosplay in T.V. - Maid in Akihabara
Maid in Akihabara (めいど in あきはばら) is a 6 episode series that was produced in Japan on 2005 and released on February 24, 2006. Each episode ran about 15 minutes, and took place in Akihabara, Tokyo - the cyber city of Japan. The story begins when a woman, named Saki, tries to find a job to hide from a bar gang, since she had worked at a bar before. She ends up getting a job at a Maid cafe called Meido no miyage (Maid's gift). She is the third maid to be joining the cafe. With the addition of being homeless, she lives in a 24h internet cafe.
* MAKO - Saki
* Kentaro Nakakura - 根岸肇