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Nagoya-City World Cosplay Summit 2019

Date : 07/27/2019 - 08/04/2019


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A major festival of heroes and heroines embodying fantastic creatures!

"Cosplay," the portmanteau of "costume" and "play." A hobby with legions of adepts all over the world. And every year all those fans set their sights on Nagoya, keenly watching the whereabouts of arguably the most important event of this genre in the world, the World Cosplay Summit. What started as an obscure event in 2003 grew exponentially in the following years, finally gaining great media exposure in 2006 when Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) started to support the event. Its consolidation as a major event of Japanese culture came in 2008 when the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) engrossed its supporters' ranks. Nowadays, the event sees great numbers of participants, spectators, and fans, moving a multi-million yen industry that promotes culture, tourism, and international friendship.

World Cosplay Summit

The "cosplay" themes come from the inherent media in Japanese culture: anime, manga and games, Japan's great cultural export commodity, widely disseminated overseas. With their popularity growing impressively recently, youth cultures sprung up all over the world. The World Cosplay Summit is the stage where the most refined byproducts of this culture show their faces.

The whole event will encompass multiple venues, with several ceremonies, competitions, demonstrations and activities. The major highlights are the Underground Mall parade in the middle of Nagoya's central district of Sakae, the parade among the streets of Osu District - the pop culture cradle of Nagoya, and the great competitions with performances at the Aichi Prefectural Art Theater (Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art). Nagoya will literally stop for this great celebration of freedom of expression, inclusion, and diversity!

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---------- July 20th (Saturday) ----------
• ["LAGU-COS" Laguna Cosplay Festival 2019]
•Time: Daytime 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM  Night 10:00 PM - 6:00 AM (next morning)
•Venue: Laguna Ten Bosch
•Summary: Photo shooting event with participants free to take pictures at will during day and night, everywhere around the facility! Check the official web site for details on locations inside the park.
*: Under-age guests (younger than 18 of age) are not allowed to participate the programs at night time.

[Anime Song DJ Night!]
•Time: 11:00 PM - 5:00 AM (of next day)
•Venue: Laguna Ten Bosch / Palace Stage
•Summary: Once again this year, the DJ booth will showcase "the feeling of a parallel universe only found here" with much enthusiasm in LAGUNASIA!! Participants can take part while dancing. They can also bring glow sticks and join in the dance! Let's have fun together until morning!

Other events TBA

---------- August 2nd (Friday) ----------
• [Central Park Cosplay Parade]
•Time: 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM Changing Room Access (Aichi Arts Center 11F, Art Space)
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM Photographer Registration
6:00 PM Lining up for Parade
7:00 PM Parade Starts
•Venue: Central Park Mall, Sakae

---------- August 3rd (Saturday) ----------
• [Cosplay Venue & Special Stage @ Oasis 21]
•Venues: Oasis 21, Nagoya TV Tower, Nagoya Castle and more
*: Some venues may require an admission fee.

• [World Cosplay Championship 2019 - Nagoya Round]
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Aichi Prefectural Art Theater 2F Main Theater, Nagoya-City
*: Please see official web site for program and admission tickets pricing or availability.

---------- August 4th (Sunday) ----------
• [Cosplay Venue & Special Stage @ Oasis 21]
•Venues: Oasis 21, Nagoya TV Tower, Nagoya Castle and more
*: Some venues may require an admission fee.

• [World Cosplay Championship 2019 - Final]
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: Aichi Prefectural Art Theater 2F Main Theater, Nagoya-City
Summary: Final competition for the World's No. 1 Cosplay Champion!
*: Please see official web site for program and admission tickets pricing or availability.

-Please follow cosplay manners and morals at all times. In case of doubt, please check the official web site or seek the event organization committee for clarification.

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EVENT OVERVIEW

Date : Varies, please see schedule
Holding time : Varies, please see schedule
Place : Oasis 21, Osu Shopping Arcade Area, Laguna Ten Bosch, and various other places. Please see schedule.
Location : Varies, please see schedule or click the links to each respective venue page below.
Fee : Changes depending on the event (some free, others require ticket purchase)
Parking : Availability changes depending on the venue
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : TEL 052-962-2003

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.

ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    •Oasis 21 and Aichi Prefectural Art Theater
    Alight at Sakae Station on the Higashiyama and Meijo subway lines. Walk approx. 1 min. from Exit 4.
    •Osu Shopping Arcade Area
    Alight at Kamimaezu Station on the Meijo subway line or Osu Kannon Station on the Tsurumai subway line. Walk approx. 5 min.
    •Laguna Ten Bosch
    From Gamagori Station of the JR Tokaido Main Line (board from Nagoya Station), take the free shuttle bus (15min ride) to Laguna Ten Bosch.
    *: Bus operation subject to change.

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