Monday, March 23, 2015

Nipponbashi Street Festa 2015! 日本橋ストリートフェスタ 2015

The spring equinox in Osaka is the date for the annual Nipponbashi Street Festa, a cosplay and anime themed road festival.  Here are some photos I managed to take while fighting my way through the very well behaved but extremely crowded area.

Attitude helps. 

 Man-Korra, Korra,Toph, Bolin

 Jibanyan and Fuyunyan from the very popular Yokai Watch.

 Paper/card craft on an extreme level.

 I hope this character was supposed to be tired looking, this guy must have been posing with that huge sword/axe/gun/saw? weapon all afternoon.

 Unnecessarily dark gritty reboot of a cartoon for 3-5 year olds.  Appropriately, this group had many fans.

 As though the character had stepped out of the TV. Daisuke Jigen

 A fantastic Maleficent cosplay, the expression is perfect.  I'm still not sure she was happy with having her picture taken. :P

 Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy

I don't remember Vivi having arms that big!

Zangief (Street Fighter), Belle and Beast (Beauty and the Beast) 

 3/4ths gender bent Harry Potter.

 Kamen Rider, I don't know which one.

Gothic maid.

 Mission Accomplished

 Weeping Angel from Dr. Who.  She actually made a kid cry.

Disgruntled employee.

Then they opened up the main street to cars, everyone had to crowd into the side streets...
We need more street!