Apr 15, 2015

MOTD: Japan’s Cosplay studio (HACOSTADIUM)

MOTD: Musing Of The Day

'”Musing of the Day’” is a new section in TheCosplayChronicles where we to share interesting Anime, Manga, Cosplay and Pop-Culture related stuffs from the internet. If you have something cool to share, feel free to either email me at elpheal[a]gmail.com or post on TCC’s Facebook page! Remember to leave your name & website so I can credit you as the one who suggested it =) !


I shared this picture on facebook with much infatuation , let me talk more about this place here. This amazingly accurate set up of the popular Anime “Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun” is part of a Cosplay Photography studio that anyone can use  at a price.




Hacostadium is a Photo Studio with branches in Osaka, Tokyo and Kawasaki. They have 2 branches in Osaka, 2 branches in Tokyo and 1 in Kawasaki. The operating hours are roughly from 11am - 8pm but differs according to branch.


Official Website: http://hacostadium.com/
Location: Tokyo , Osaka & Kawasaki
Entrance: 1600 yen - 4800 yen ( Fee is dependent on date , time and branch)
Opening Hours: Roughly 11am - 8pm but dependent on branch.


Doujima 2015 (Independent Artists & Creator-owned event)

Doujima is a bi-annual community art fair that celebrates Singapore's independent artists, creator-owned content and derivative fan works. This is the 2nd year running of the event and it’s back again with awesome artists and awesome workshops!


Event Name: Doujima 2015
Date: 25th & 26th April 2015
Venue: *SCAPE, The Treetop (Level 5)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/doujima.sg 


Doujima 2015 poster


Doujima 2015 Exhibitor List and Map


Doujima has up to 34 exhibitors for your to browse and purchase creative merchandises from!




Other than having a substantial amount of creative booths to entertain you, topic centric workshops have also been arranged for those of you who wants to know more.


Some of the Artist groups are holding giveaways too so check them out below! 




One of the participating Artist group, Datworks  is even holding a giveaway now! Click here to see how you can win Touken Ranbu Postcards and Badges!





Redbeersake - Mints is also giving away a Touken Ranbu Doujinshi. Check how you can win it by clicking here!





Art by Applepie.




Art by Yiluze.



Art by Doodl3Werks


Still unsure if you want to attend Doujima 2015? Check out my blog entry and event video to get a feel of the motivating vibe the event brings!

Japan #1 Cosplay Reika Arikawa to guest at SMASH 2015 (SYDNEY)

SMASH! is delighted to reveal that Japan’s #1 cosplayer, REIKA ARIKAWA, will be returning to SMASH! for a second time.

Date: 8th & 9th August 2015
Venue: Rosehill Gardens (Sydney, Australia)
Website: www.smash.org.au


REIKA (麗華) is Japan’s top-ranking cosplayer and is well-renowned for her elaborate hand-made costumes and accurate portrayal of male characters. Reika’s most popular cosplays include Jinguji Ren (Uta no Prince-sama LOVE 1000%), Levi (Shingeki no Kyojin), and Hijikata Toshiro (Gintama).

Apr 14, 2015

Osaka’s Anime Mecca ; DenDen Town

I was in Kansai last weekend and decided to spend half a day around the Osaka city central; Dotonburi and Denden Town.




“ Known colloquially as "Den-Den Town," Nipponbashi is known for its many shops which specialize in furniture, tools, and "otaku" interests such as electronics, animation, manga, and collectibles. Nipponbashi is often compared to Akihabara Electric Town, its equivalent (in terms of focus) in Tokyo. “



The day was fun and relaxing because I didn't have any plans nor shopping list so I basically just strolled by instinct. It turned out unexpectedly fruitful as I not only found a few treasure shops, I also found myself in a new Anime’s launch event!  Come and join me on my leisure stroll from the Kintetsu Osaka-Namba Station to Den Den Town @ Nipponbashi.

Apr 12, 2015

Cosplay Costume & Wig shop (Love-Pop @ Osaka)

Being in the land of the rising sun brings about new surprises everyday for an Anime fan like me. Every corner seems to be hiding a treasure only an Otaku would appreciate. On my 2nd day in Osaka, while walking from Namba to Den Den Town, I chanced upon this Cosplay accessories shop in Namba area.



Webpage: http://www.lovepop-studio.com/ 
Address: 大阪市浪速区難波中2丁目6-1 寿ビル3Floor
TEL: 06-6648-5444
Operating Hours: 11am - 8pm

Apr 10, 2015

Kyoukai no Kanata- I'll be here (Movie 2 trailer)

When I was in Japan last weekend, I managed to see 2 different Kyoukai no Kanata promotional poster.

Official website: http://anime-kyokai.com/trailer 

Kyoukai no Kanata in collaboration with Kashihara (Nara, Japan)

KyoAni came out with the 2nd promotional trailer that gave more insights into the 2nd part of the movie.

Check it out below.

The 2nd trailer below.

It seems like our Megane protagonist has amnesia and has totally forgotten her own abilities and Akihito. I can't wait to watch the movie and my feels are tingling all around!

This post is originally posted on TheCosplayChronicles.net If you see it anywhere else, it’s been stolen. All images belongs to TheCosplayChronicles unless otherwise stated and should not be used or reproduced anywhere else unless authorised.

Apr 9, 2015

Good Smile X Animate Cafe (Touken Ranbu)

If your Facebook feeds hasn't been flooded with Touken Ranbu updates and screen caps yet then your friends are likely not Otakus haha. My friends definitely are as I found the serie and characters being mentioned multiple times through my friend updates.. 

Touken ranbu is the new reverse Harem game to hit the top and it has quickly garnered a massive following. Touken Ranbu however, is fundamentally different from most reverse harem in the fact that A) the protagonist is not a frail damsel B) the boys are erm, not boys.
Touken Ranbu (刀剣乱舞) is an online web browser game by DMM and Nitroplus. Players assume the role of a Saniwa sage (審神者) who travels into the past to defeat evil forces that are trying to change the course of history. As a sage, you have the ability to breathe life into inanimate objects, including famous historical swords. Your duty is to bring these blades to life, create an army, and defeat the enemies! “
from : http://touken-ranbu.wikia.com/wiki/Touken_Ranbu_Wiki
I have yet to try the game out for myself because I’m just hopelessly boring like that (and I suck at games) but even I am tempted to try it!
Good Smile x Animate Cafe @ Nipponbashi  (Osaka) and Akihabara (Tokyo) is currently having a Touken Ranbu Theme. Patrons are expected to not only pay for a time restricted meal but also to reserve in advance. And reservations are by balloting only, talk about exclusivity!

Mar 19, 2015

Sailor Moon X Samantha Vega & Anna Sui & More

Be prepared to say good bye to your cold hard cash as our favourite Warrior of love, Sailor Moon ties up with numerous premier luxury brands to bring you the merchandises below. 



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