World Cosplay Summit 2015
It’s summer time again in Japan, which means the biggest Cosplay celebration in the world is back once again filling the streets of Nagoya with characters from the worlds’ best anime, manga and videogames. Of course, I’m talking about the World Cosplay summit, and as it is a tradition for BMJ, we attended so we could tell you highlights of the event. The 2015 edition of this international award was the grandest in its history, bringing participants from 26 countries: Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, UK, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Malaysia, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, the USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Portugal, and Kuwait. This proves that cosplay, a practice that was born in Japan, is not just a hobby exclusive to the Land of the Rising Sun, but it is an activity that brings communities of fans together from all over the world.