Osaka's Cosplay Scene Is Stealing Hearts

Osaka’s Nipponbashi Street Festival was held earlier this month, and there was a lot of fantastic cosplay to be found as part of the fun.


Because I am unhealthily obsessed with Persona 5 at the moment my favourite is this killer Ann/Panther, but there’s a lot of other great stuff captured in this vid by Rescue the Princess!, including a big Overwatch posse and, whaddya know, some 2B.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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Damn it. This just made me regret not spending enough time at events like this when I lived in Osaka. Turns out I was less of an otaku than I thought I was and missed out on things like this. Worst part, I lived within a 5 minute walk from Den Den Town. :’(