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Over the weekend, Osaka's geek district of Nipponbashi was closed to cars, with the main drag turned into a giant gathering of cosplayers, photographers, and fans.

March 21 was the 11th annual Nipponbashi Street Festa, and some of the photos don't give a very good idea of just how crowded the day gets.

For example, you might be able to see there are lots of people in these photos.

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But when you get an aerial view, damn...

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Have a look at some of the standout cosplayers.

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