The Cosplay Of The 2019 Tokyo Game Show

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This year’s Tokyo Game Show has come to a close. But these cosplay images will live on!

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Cosplayers came out in droves during the show’s two public days. Those wanting photos must line up to take snaps, which means a good chunk of time needs to be dedicated to cosplay.

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The highlight clip below was taken by Rescue the Princess! (follow on Twitter here):

Let’s have a look at some of this year’s standouts:

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

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Haha. That last one of Guile made me laugh. Great list of pictures you compiled here, Brian. It was a great Tokyo Game Show this year. I was especially impressed with the indies and the e-sports this year. I have found myself migrating away from the main halls recently and focusing on Hall 9 (Indies, VR, cosplay, and e-sports). There is a lot more space, it is easier to talk to developers and other team members, and the competition stuff I watched on Sunday was fantastic.

This was the first year I joined both Business Days and a Public Day. My kids really wanted to go this year, so I went the extra day for them.

I would love to hang some time, Brian, if you ever have the chance. Maybe when these Tokyo Game Shows come around, we can try to connect. That would be fun!