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An Event Not To Be Missed For Cosplay Fans: The Cosplay Parade Mag Festa In Nakano

An Event Not To Be Missed For Cosplay Fans: The Cosplay Parade Mag Festa In Nakano

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When thinking about Japanese animation, Akihabara is the place that usually comes to mind. However, a lot of famous animation production companies actually have their offices in Nakano, a culturally diverse town in Tokyo often called the “holy land of Japanese subculture”. You can find many Japanese subculture shops in the Nakano Broadway shopping mall in front of Nakano station.


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The cosplay event Mag Festa will be held near Nakano station on November 30.

Mag Festa consists of three fun events.

Cosplay Parade

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The parade will be held twice during the day, in the morning and afternoon. You can attend the parades twice in different costumes if you want to, since a changing room will be prepared in a nearby public facility.

Stage Event

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An opening ceremony and unique performances by cosplayers will be shown on a temporary stage in front of Nakano SUNPLAZA.

MAG Quest

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MAG Quest is an interactive outdoor game in which you are required to complete missions with other cosplayers.

Cosplaying in Nakano is definitely the best way to discover this land of subculture!


Sunday, Nov.30, 2014
AM: 10:45-12:30
PM: 14:30-16:15
Around Nakano station
*The schedule for each event may vary.*
※All of the photos above are not from the actual event.

Web: http://www.magfesta.jp/ (in Japanese)