Cosplay isn't child's play - it's serious business

Japanese cosplayers at the AnimeJapan 2016 convention in Tokyo yesterday. The animation festival is one of the biggest anime events in Japan, attracting not only fans but also business visitors, with the aim of developing the Japanese animation and a
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Japanese cosplayers at the AnimeJapan 2016 convention in Tokyo yesterday.

The animation festival is one of the biggest anime events in Japan, attracting not only fans but also business visitors, with the aim of developing the Japanese animation and anime-related industries.

It ends today.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 27, 2016, with the headline 'Cosplay isn't child's play - it's serious business'. Print Edition | Subscribe