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Nagoya-City, Gamagori-City, Inuyama-City World Cosplay Summit 2017

Date : 07/29/2017 - 08/06/2017


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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 to Nagoya, who keenly watch 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 moves great numbers of participants, spectators, fans, moving a multimillion-industry that promotes culture, tourism and international friendship.

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The “cosplay” themes come from the inherent media in Japan cultural: anime, manga and games, Japan’s great cultural export commodity, widely disseminated overseas. With their popularity growing impressively recently, youth cultures sprung 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 red carpet parade in the middle of Nagoya’s central district of Sakae, the parade among the streets of the pop culture cradle of Nagoya, the district of Osu, and the great competitions with performance at the Aichi Arts Center and Oasis21, both in Sakae. Nagoya will literally stop for this great celebration of liberty of expression, inclusion and diversity!

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---------- July 29th (Saturday) ----------
A•[WCS2017 Opening Ceremony]
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: Laguna Ten Bosch / Thousand Sunny
Summary: Opening Ceremony commemorating the start of WCS2017
Note: LAGU-COS ticket needed for using dressing rooms, which will be installed in Lagunasia, venue of the LAGU-COS2017.

B•[Cosplay Stage : WCS2017 Representatives]
Time: 6:00 PM
Venue: Laguna Ten Bosch / Art Theater
Summary: After the opening ceremony, representatives will gather and perform an opening stage.

C•[Talk show: Sumire Uesaka - Official WCS2017 Supporter]
Time: 6:00 PM
Venue: Laguna Ten Bosch / Art Theater
Summary: A talk show with professional voice actress Sumire Uesaka.

D•[Anime Song DJ Night!]
Time: 23:00 PM
Venue: Laguna Ten Bosch / Palace Stage
Summary: Once again the Anison DJ booth will animate LAGUNASIA for a dance party for fun until the morning!

E•[Game Music Live]
Venue: Laguna Ten Bosch / Art Theater
Summary: Since there is a Anison DJ, wouldn't it be weird without game music?! Live performances held for game fans, by game fans in orchestra and brass bands.

F•[Lagu-Cos Participants' Cosplay Runway Stage]
Venue: Laguna Ten Bosch / Art Theater
Summary: The joy from dance is not limited to photography! A runway stage for cosplayers who enjoy performances will also be prepared! The venue will become a real performance stage!

•[LAGU-COS 2017]
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.

---------- August 3rd (Thursday) ----------
•[Meiji-Mura COSPLAY]
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Venue: 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.

---------- August 4th (Fri) ----------
•[Wedding Hall Photo Party - Bleu Leman Nagoya]
Time: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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 tickets pricing or availability.

---------- August 5th (Sat) ----------
•[World Cosplay Championship 2017 - 1st stage & Nagoya Anison Fes 2017]
Time: 3:00 PM (Doors open at 2:00 PM)
Venue: Concert Hall, Aichi Arts Center, Sakae
Summary: First stage of the competition and Nagoya Anime Song Festival 2017. Special guests Yoko Takahashi (Evangelion "A Cruel Angel's Thesis"), bless 4, ALI PROJECT (Code Geass and others), Asaka (Occultic;Nine), and others!
*: Please see official web site for program and admission tickets pricing or availability.

•[Cosplay Venue]
Venues: Oasis21, Nagoya TV Tower, Hisaya Odori Teien Flarie (Garden Flarie)

---------- August 6th (Sun) ----------
•[World Cosplay Championship 2017 - 2nd stage]
Time: 5:00 PM (Doors open at 4:00 PM)
Venue: Concert Hall, Aichi Arts Center, Sakae
Summary: Final competition for the World's No. 1 Cosplay Champion! Special guests JAM Project, and others! Official Jury: Toru Furuya, Sumire Uesaka, Kazuyuki Okitsu, Minami Tsuda, Sayaka Sasaki, and others.
*: Please see official web site for program and admission tickets pricing or availability.

•[Championship 2017 Live viewing & Special talk show]
Time: 5:00 PM -
Venue: Sakae Oasis21 Special Stage
Summary: Watch the Championship performance (live viewing) and a special talk show live.

•[Cosplay Venue]
Venues: Oasis21, Nagoya TV Tower, Hisaya Odori Teien Flarie (Garden Flarie)

•[Osu Cosplay Parade]
Time: TBA
Venue: Osu Shopping Arcade District
Summary: Participation by the representative cosplayers of WCS2017 and general cosplayer public.

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EVENT OVERVIEW

Date : Various, please see schedule
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Place : Various, please see schedule
Location : Various, please see schedule
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
FAX 052-962-2004

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