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Mount Fuji Cosplay World Conference 2018: Itasha Review [Photos]

In the third of our three-part series on the 6th annual Mount Fuji Cosplay World Conference, an exciting and unique cosplay event held in Shimizu, Shizuoka Prefecture attended by over 1,800 cosplayers and 35,000 attendees (2017 numbers), we continue from our general overview and our focus on individual cosplayers with a review of some of the more interesting itasha vehicles on display both inside the Shimizu Station Ginza Station-Front Shopping District and in the parking lot adjacent to Shimizu Station.


Shimizu Station Ginza Station-Front Shopping District

One of the more unusual aspects of the Mount Fuji Cosplay World Conference is the fact that it not only takes place inside a shopping arcade, but that in addition to cosplayers, itasha are allowed to park inside the arcade itself to be displayed to all who attend.

Itasha: Suzuki Jimny JB23 (@vmax0712), Cosplayer: Ichigo (@strawberry0825) as Noumi Kudryavka from Little Busters | Photo © grape Japan

Itasha: Suzuki Jimny JB23 (@vmax0712), Cosplayer: Ichigo (@strawberry0825) as Noumi Kudryavka from Little Busters | Photo © grape Japan

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Shimizu Station Parking Area

Many more itasha owners proudly displayed their vehicles in the parking lot

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Why stop at the exterior? This Kemono Friends fan continued the motif inside the car with Serval Cat and Raccoon seat covers

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Photo © grape Japan

There were also a few motorcycles decked out in anime motifs like this beautiful Ranka Lee bike (complete with helmet)

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Mount Fuji Cosplay World Conference 2018 Reports

1. Mount Fuji Cosplay World Conference 2018: Event Overview

Photo by © grape Japan | From L to R: KANAME☆, Aqua Nanami, USAKO

2. Mount Fuji Cosplay World Conference 2018: Cosplayers [Photos and Video]

Photo: © grape Japan | Cosplayer: hodaka @icecream0813 as Shera L. Greenwood from How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord)

© grape Japan | Clow and Miyazawa Lulu as Nagito Komaeda and Sonia Nevermind from Danganronpa 2

3. Mount Fuji Cosplay World Conference 2018: Itasha Review [Photos] (this article)


By - Ben K.