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Cosplay Girls Japan's Live Animation Heroines SC (2003) comic books

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Cosplay Girls Japan's Live Animation Heroines SC (2003) 1-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. By Essai Ushijima. All over Japan, hard-core fans of animation, video games, and manga comics are hitting the streets in their latest cosplay (short for costume play) outfits-especially women! Devotees spend countless hours and hard-earned yen transforming themselves into their favorite characters and strutting their stuff at conventions, parks, and clubs. Inside, you'll find street-fighting tough chicks, emerald-haired princesses, spunky school girls, and faux-fur kittens. Cosplay Girls is a peek into Japan's wacky wanna-be subculture with all its glitter, glue, posing, and preening. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in., 96 pages, full color (photos). Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #2-1ST
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    Volume 2 - 1st printing. By Cocoro Books. New girls! New costumes! New format! All over Japan, hard-core fans of anime, video games, and manga dress up in the latest media-inspired costumes, and ordinary girls reinvent themselves as emerald-haired princesses and faux-fur kittens. Enter the wacky world of Cosplay, Japan's underground costume scene, as Cosplayers explain their obsessions in their own words. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 96 pages, full color (photos). Cover price $19.99.