Ever since I moved to Japan in 2011, I have been checking out Osaka’s (my current hometown) cosplay extravaganza, the Nipponbashi Street Festa. Every year around the end of March, hundreds of cosplayers, anime/video game fans, and photographers collide in Nipponbashi (aka Den Den Town), Osaka’s answer to Akihabara. Sadly, this was my final experience in witnessing this wonderful event as I will be moving back to the U.S. this summer.
As always, it did not disappoint.
With the three hours I had, I tried my damn best to get as many photos as I could. The amount of people who come to this festival though gets crazier every year and I only managed to loop around the area once. Still, I got plenty of nice shots!
Present met future here.
The parking lot where the itashas (cars drowned in anime decals) were located was replaced with a mini event that featured a giant statue of Mazinger Z. I’ll take it.