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Capturing Soul in Cosplay Photography

Capturing Soul in Cosplay Photography

Too often in cosplay photography, the subject becomes an object. Cosplayers are fairly bad at doing anything other than looking sexy (?) and photographers focus too strongly on simply making cosplayers look good. I think we can do better than that.

Man and Money in Akihabara

Man and Money in Akihabara

The Yano Research Institute (矢野経済研究所) released a mammoth, 491-page report on the state of the “otaku economy” two weeks ago. The report is interesting in that it looks not only at sales figures for a variety of anime-related media, but also asks questions about perceptions and attitudes towards otaku. Unfortunately, the whole report is ¥105,000, […]