“TOP koukou” (TOP High School) is a cosplay community comprised of China’s leading cosplayers, put together by the country’s one and only cosplay themed magazine, “COS TOP.” Here we’ll introduce the cosplayers enrolled in the exclusive “TOP Koukou.”
Maid izakaya, “Yaneura,” is a Japanese style pub in Beijing where the waitresses are all dressed as French maids. They’ve been featured on various TV programs and are quite well known now, even in Japan.
Right before Linlin was to return to China after graduating from Morning Musume I interviewed her for a newspaper article. During the interview I showed her a photo from a ‘doujin’ event held in Shanghai called “ComiCup” and it nearly bowled her over.
From October 26~29, 2012, the 5th annual Cartoon and Animation Festival was held in China’s coastal city of Amoy.
I was invited to intend the event as a guest, along with “Mobile Suit Gundam 00,” “Fullmetal Alchemist,” and “Natsuiro Kiseki” director, Mizushima Seiji.
It may just be my personal opinion, but I think China is the world’s biggest cosplay superpower. Their love of cosplay is second to none. Young people in China always look so happy when they talk about cosplay. It’s such a pleasant sight to see.
Manga is not only a global phenomenon; it’s a medium that fosters shared values and mutual understanding amongst teenagers and young adults all over the world. Thus, in hopes of further cultivating a common awareness and understanding among the youth in Asia, asianbeat will attempt to harness the power of manga culture and host the ‘4koma’ (four cell) Manga Contest!
I’ve met countless young people in my line of work who dream of one day living in Japan. As a Japanese, it’s something that makes me extremely grateful to hear. There are people from all over the world living in Japan, whether it be for study or for work.
Commencing the latest serial column by Yonehara Yasumasa, “behind ASIA.” In this first installment, check out Yonehara’s photo report of Guangzhou, the first stop on his tour of China.
Editorial department of S cawaii! China Report about FACo2012.