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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 31st (Wednesday) ----------
• [Meiji-Mura COSPLAY 2019]
•Time: TBA
•Venue: The Museum Meiji-Mura(1 Uchiyama, Inuyama-City)
•Summary: The entire Museum Meiji-Mura becomes the photo background!
*: Requires admission fee.
*: Normal operation day with concurrent admission of regular guests. Please check the rules for cosplay inside the facility.

• [“BRASS: Smile and Tears” Wedding Hall Photo Party - Bleu Leman Nagoya]
•Time: 4:00 PM
•Schedule:
-3:00 PM - Changing room opens
-4:00 PM - Cosplay photo time
-6:00 PM - Wrap-up ceremonies
-7:30 PM - Surprise event, closing ceremonies
-9:00 PM - Changing room closes
•Venue: Bleu Leman Nagoya(2-37-7, Meieki, Nakamura-Ward)
•Summary: A wedding chapel that usually is not available for rent for cosplay photo shooting purposes will be especially open on this day!
*: Please see official web site for program and admission ticket pricing or availability.

---------- 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.

• [Osu Cosplay Parade @ Osu Kannon Temple & Osu Shopping District]
•Time: Gathering @ 9:00 AM, Parade start @ 10:00 AM
•Starting point: Inside of the Osu Kannon Temple
•Route: Osu Kannon Temple - Osu Shopping District - Osu Kannon Temple
•Guests: WCS 2019 Cosplayer Representatives, general cosplayer public
•Fee: Free of charge
•Reception: Inside of the Osu Kannon Temple
*: One needs to present the cosplay wristband in order to take part in the parade.
*: For those who already got a changing room ticket, you can get your wristband from the changing room. Please refer the ticket information listed below.
*: For those who did not purchase a changing room ticket, you need to come to the reception to get a free cosplay ticket first. Then you can go to a nearby changing room to exchange the free cosplay ticket for a (cosplay) wristband. Please make sure to bring the wristband with you when you line up for the parade.

• [Osu Cosplay Parade Notes]
•Schedule:
-9:00 AM - Lining up for cosplayers other than the representatives
-10:00 AM - Cosplay parade (by the cosplay representatives) begins
-10:30 AM - Cosplay parade (by cosplayers other than the representatives) begins
-12:00 AM - Cosplay parade ends
•Notes:
-Please keep hydrated and take care of yourself during the hot weather.
-For those who participate in the parade, the distribution of flyers or promotional activities of any kind is not allowed during the parade.
-Please follow the instructions of the staffs from the Osu Shopping District during the lining up and the parade.
-Under the direction of the Police, the parade will end and be dispersed promptly at 12 o'clock under any conditions.
-The parade venue is crowded with citizens and children. Therefore, we kindly ask you to refrain from wearing overly skimpy costumes, posing in a way that will reveal one's underwear, or taking photos from a low angle.
-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.

• [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.

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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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