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Looking back at AnimeJapan 2018

AnimeJapan 2018 at Tokyo Big Sight was a lot of fun.  Any photographer who attended left with a lot of great photos.  There were models (both real and plastic), robots, and dolls.  The cosplayers, though, drew most of the attention.  

huge Space Battleship Yamato model
orange-haired Japanese cosplayer

It was a busy day.  Everywhere was packed.  I have to say that the appearance of one company there surprised me.  It was Netflix.  Actually, in hindsight, it shouldn’t have as it streams video-on-demand and animation!  

female cosplayer at AnimeJapan 2018
many people in Tokyo Big Sight exhibit hall

Space Battleship Yamato was there.  It was an incredibly detailed model.  Of all the models at Animation Japan, it pulled me the most.  It was the coolest looking model, anyway.


I spent most of my time with the cosplayers outside.  They were fun.  And they posed for the cameras for hours and hours.  I appreciated their efforts.  Most of them were girls.  Only a few guys were a part of it.  But, everyone was fun, engaged in conversation, and very accommodating to requests.

Japanese female cosplayer with sword
Batman figurine at AnimeJapan 2018

I wish I had time to ask the girls about their outfits.  But, with so many people waiting to take their photos, it was impossible.  There were warriors, a sprinkling of schoolgirls, a few witches, and a couple of princesses.  There was even one hybrid human/animal.  They were all very, very cool.

Japanese cosplayer at AnimeJapan 2018
robot figurine at AnimeJapan 2018

AnimeJapan only happens once a year at Tokyo Big Sight. It is an excellent place to contact and photograph some great cosplayers. If you have any questions or comments, leave them below.

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