Hello! This is Yuki, reporting from Kyomaf for Manga.Tokyo!
Yesterday, I went to interview as many otaku fans as I could at the Kyoto International Manga & Anime Festival (Kyomaf) 2016!
It was held in Miyakomesse which is a very popular sightseeing spot: Heian Jinguu Shrine, Kyoto Art Museum and Kyoto Animal Park are very near. The place was really crowded because there were various events taking place along with Kyomaf .
Kyomaf attracts many visitors each year. I had the impression that there were more female participants than male participants. With all the controversy behind female representation in fandoms, it’s refreshing to see that the number of female otaku fans has increased.
There were also many fans from overseas. If you were at the events, please share your pictures and comments below!
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Cosplays of Rem and Ram were Popular
The cosplay area was on the underground floor of the venue. There were dress rooms and background boards prepared for cosplayers and cameramen to use for their photos.
Re:Zero is hugely popular lately, and I often saw many cosplayers in Rem and Ram costumes (very cute). It’s a nice pair to cosplay, and it wasn’t surprising that many participants chose the costume. Maid dress costumes are easy to get here, but I doubt that’s something specific to Japan.
I took so many photos of both amateurs and professional cosplayers. Enjoy!
Cosplayer Photo Report
Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2016
Miyako Messe (Kyoto Kangyo Museum): September 17 (Sat), 18 (Sun)
Kyoto International Manga Museum : September 17 (Sat), 18 (Sun)