We are happy to announce the new partnership between Cosplay Gen and Hyper Japan, the UK’s largest J-culture event, with an annual attendance of over 34,000, and boasting a wide selection of authentic Japanese and Japan-inspired exhibitors. From fashion, to food, to film – HYPER JAPAN is a celebration of everything ‘cool’ in modern Japan.
The good news is that in 2012, HYPER JAPAN will be hosting not one, but two international cosplay competitions!
This year, the UK will participate for the first time at World Cosplay Summit, the most famous international cosplay gathering held annually in Nagoya, Japan. One lucky pair will be whisked off to Japan to represent their country at the summit!
As if that wasn’t enough, British cosplayers will also have the chance to enter the European Cosplay Gathering (ECG) – with the grand prize of an all expenses-paid trip to the ECG Grand Final in Paris, France!
The UK selections for both competitions will be held at HYPER JAPAN Spring 2012, taking place from 24-26th February 2012 at Brompton Hall, Earl’s Court, London. Registration opens on January 6th and closes on February 14th.
From our part, aside from receiving copies of Cosplay Gen, the winners of World Cosplay Summit and European Cosplay Gathering preliminaries will be also featured in the next issue of our magazine! Good luck to all the participants!
Apart from the cosplay parades and contests, Hyper Japan has also other interesting highlights, such as Sushi Awards 2012 and Sake Awards 2012, a Natsuko Aso live and many other surprises and important guests! Be sure to attend and have loads of fun!
Cosplayers @ Hyper Japan 2011