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.
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.
Weeping Angel from Dr. Who. She actually made a kid cry.
Then they opened up the main street to cars, everyone had to crowd into the side streets...
We need more street!