Japan's Most Famous Cosplayer Draws Huge Crowds

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This is Enako. As Kotaku previously reported, she’s making some serious cash as a cosplayer. She’s also drawing massive crowds.

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Enako appears on mainstream Japanese television (here and here, for example) as well as in-game advertisements (below). She is making a name for herself as Japan’s most well-known cosplayer.

During this and last year’s Comiket, she participated in a photoshoot for fans. However, since she’s so popular, Enako held a big photo scrum, encircling herself with photographers.

This year, that meant photos like this were possible if you zoomed in.

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While last year, you could take pics like this with a zoom.

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But if you zoomed out...

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This article was originally published on August 15, 2018. It has since been updated.

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.