Miki

The Recession is Over, and You Should Thank the Fangirls Part 2

It’s also easy to say we should thank the male fans who bought Dragonball Z fifteen times over and buy the premium boob-shaped box sets of harem series, but I don’t believe they were enough on their own to stem the tide of the industry’s downturn, and they certainly weren’t the only viable sustaining customers in the companies’ minds. And this holds true both for North America AND Japan.

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Investigative Articles

World Cosplay Summit US Finals 2014!

There is excitement in the air in the world of cosplaying this weekend, as the 2014 World Cosplay Summit US Finals will be taking place this Sunday at Anime Central in Chicago, Illinois. Anime Secrets is proud to be working with the World Cosplay Summit US Staff to bring in-depth coverage on all the finalists competing this weekend. The competition is looking really stiff, and it is extremely difficult to root for just one team.

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Drake

Love the Cosplayer, Respect the Cosplayer: The Happy Medium

I have been a member of the anime fandom for about a decade, if not longer. In this time, I have attended my fair share of conventions and even hosted a few meet-ups of my own. At these events, I’ve come across more cosplayers, or people dressed up as their favorite characters, than mathematics can actually calculate a number to describe.

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Dave K

Creating Costumes – Halloween Special 2004

Everyone dresses up for Halloween, or at least they did when they were a kid. And what was it that you wanted to be? Outside of the traditional clowns, death and vampires, most kids would want to be a character from their favourite TV show, which was usually a cartoon, or comic book. These days there are kids dressing up as characters from anime and video games as well. So we’re going to go into a little more depth on how you can properly make and choose your costume. And give you some pretty pictures along the way.

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