World Cosplay Summit 2021 | AichiNow-OFFICIAL SITE FOR TOURISM AICHI

We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. If you continue to browse, you accept the use of cookies on our site.
See our cookies policy for more information.


Nagoya-City [Simultaneously Held Online]
World Cosplay Summit 2021

Date : 08/07/2021, 08/08/2021

  • [Simultaneously Held Online]World Cosplay Summit 2021
  • [Simultaneously Held Online]World Cosplay Summit 2021
  • [Simultaneously Held Online]World Cosplay Summit 2021
  • [Simultaneously Held Online]World Cosplay Summit 2021
  • [Simultaneously Held Online]World Cosplay Summit 2021
  • [Simultaneously Held Online]World Cosplay Summit 2021

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!

  • World Cosplay Summit
  • World Cosplay Summit
  • World Cosplay Summit
  • World Cosplay Summit
  • World Cosplay Summit
  • World Cosplay Summit
  • World Cosplay Summit

This year will consist of real cosplay events centered around the Oasis 21 venue in Sakae, Nagoya, as well as the online “World Cosplay Championship Video Division."


Date : August 7 (Saturday) and 8 (Sunday), 2021
Holding time : 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Place : •Oasis 21
•Online live stream
*: Please see the official website for details.
Location : 〒461-0005
1-11-1, Higashisakura, Higashi-ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Cosplay changing room ticket (including participation ticket): 3,000 yen
Participation ticket for cosplayers: 2,500 yen
Participation ticket for photographers: 2,500 yen
Participation ticket for photographers valid for 2 days: 4,000 yen
Streaming Platforms : Nico Nico Live, WCS Official YouTube, Twitch, etc.

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 by public transport
    Access by public transport
    •Oasis 21
    From Nagoya Station, take the subway Higashiyama Line.
    Alight at Sakae Station and walk 1 minute from exit 4.

Share spot information with a smartphone

QR code


#World Cosplay Summit
#Pop Culture
#Aichi Prefecture


Oasis 21 / SakaeNagoya-City

Oasis 21
At first glance it appears that the Spaceship Enterprise from Star Trek has landed in Aich...
  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Souvenirs
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop

Chubu Electric Power MIRAI TOWER (Nagoya TV Tower)Nagoya-City

Chubu Electric Power MIRAI TOWER (Formerly Nagoya TV Tower)
Japan’s first commercial radio broadcasters began not in Tokyo nor in Osaka, but in Aichi ...
  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Restaurant


Page Top