Robo-Geisha is one crazy movie +

Bit NSFW. Well, I’ve never been one to shy away from crazy Japanese cult movies. As a matter of fact, I didn’t think I would find one that topped Tokyo Gore Police. Silly me. Leave it to the minds that created Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police to team up and create this over the […]

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A 3 foot horror story +

The bathroom in many homes is a very lonely room. You only visit it when you need something, and not for the pleasant atmosphere the room provides. So is it really hard to believe that the lonely bathrooms around the world holds a deep seated grudge for the humans that use it? I think not. […]

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A real Hello Kitty +

If you are reading this website right now, I would find it very hard for you to not know what Hello Kitty is. One could argue that it is one of the most well known Japanese brands right up there with Honda and Sony. This video has nothing to do with Hello Kitty other than […]

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Kids vs Zombies +

So, Andrea subliminally tricked me into purchasing Left 4 Dead on Steam, and I have been enjoying playing it for the past few days now. Funnily enough, I have to play Louis everytime I play online because well… my real name is Louis and I’m African-American. You may be wondering what zombies have to do […]

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Ichi the Killer Bento +

Gore movies are one of my many favorites from Japan. The last one I watched was Tokyo Gore Police a few months ago. What can I say about that besides it was unbelievably gory… As for the actual story, I think I could of written something better as weekend homework in the 4th grade. But […]

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Naoto Fukasawa’s Fruit Juice +

They say that the way food or drinks look plays a major influence on how well we like it. I would have to agree. These are some awesome fruit juice packaging from Industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa. Looking at the strawberry box, it looks as if the packaging may even feel like the specific fruit it […]

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Mini Nikon SLR in Japanese candy +

Gilco is one of Japan’s oldest candy companies, and is home to the popular Glico caramel candy as well as the legendary Pocky. For about 80 years now, inside the Glico caramel candy boxes there is a small toy called “Omake of Glico” (Small gift of Glico). It started off as little toys kids would […]

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Space Invaders Bank +

Tomy has done it again. If you are old enough to remember space invaders, this functioning bank will trigger your nostalgia reflex. Personally I remember the game, but I’m too young to remember the actual table. We did have a functioning Atari when I was a child though. Ah. Memories.

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Akihabara Street Cosplay +

Where else but Japan could you see seas of people gathered around girls dressed in maid outfits in the middle of the street? I wonder if we could do this here in the states without protests from all sorts of groups. I’m all for womans rights, but some of the girls that cosplay for the public in Japan are making money from it and really enjoy the attention. But then again, that does sound very similar to a hooker. Hmm, ok. Well many of the fans really have a sincere desire to see their favorite characters from Anime in real life. Hmm, role play? Well whatever the case, I would love to see it in the states. Sure you can see it at any con you go to, but to have an impromptu photo session on some street is the real thing.

Akihabara Cosplay Girls

I feel bad for the people in the back, if you don’t get there early, you dont get the optimal front row low spot closest to ground zero.

 

Akihabara Cosplay Girls

This is almost like a competition.

 

Akihabara Cosplay Girls

Gotta get the infamous panty shot!

 

Akihabara Cosplay Girls

Makes you wonder what do they do with the videos…

 

Akihabara Cosplay Girls

I’m sure we will get some of those video cameras here in the states in 2011. (akibablog)

5 Responses to “Akihabara Street Cosplay”

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    Street Cosplay at Eastwood City | The Mike Abundo Effect Says:

    […] have been regaling crowds on the streets of Tokyo for years, specifically in the Harajuku and Akihabara areas. As Filipino cosplayers learn that they can practice their art with or without attending […]

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    OnmyojiXNo Gravatar Says:

    Perhaps you did not stay very long? Or it was a bad time of year/day? Weekends are the best time for Akiba and Harajuku if you wish to see the otaku run wild ;-)

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    SciFi Observer » How safe is the geekiest place on earth? Says:

    […] I saw none of the things bloggers and guide books promised me. I saw no backpack-clad otaku and no anime-inspired cosplayers. Sure, there were maid girls (who are closer to modern-day geisha than Hooters girls, but they were […]

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    Al.No Gravatar Says:

    What the.. wow.

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    American Cosplay in Akihabara? Says:

    […] if you tried. Just look for the large crowd that you think may be trying to catch some shots of girls dressed in maid outfits, and you will be pleasantly surprised. It has been said that many Anime characters have western […]

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