Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

Japanese Politicians Cosplaying As Anime Characters

[Image: oinagoya]
[Image: oinagoya]

The mayor of Nagoya and the governor of Aichi Prefecture both recently suited up as famous anime characters. This was not a first.

Advertisement

Mayor Takashi Kawamura and Governor Hideaki Omura cosplay at least once a year for the World Cosplay Summit, a major cosplaying event held in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture.

Here is Kawamura:

Advertisement

And Omura:

Advertisement

Both have a good cosplay game.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Maybe the best.

Advertisement

Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

ConallofUlster
ConallofUlster

This has nothing on Steve Bannon’s cosplay of a House of Cards version of Uncle Rick.