The judging panel included Inui Tatsumi, the manager of the cosplay community site "cure"
, Nico Nico Douga event producer Abe-chan, popular cosplayers KANAME&KIPI and J-POP culture pioneer Sakurai Takamasa. KIPI got a rousing welcome when she appeared in cosplay as the newly released Korean VOCALOID "SeeU"
. The glamorous lineup of judges scored the contestants on three areas: the cosplay quality, performance level, and their love of VOCALOID. The contestant with the highest score takes away the crown of Asia’s top cosplayer. There was standing room only at the venue showing the high level of interest and excitement.