One of Japan’s most popular cosplayers drew a strikingly massive audience at the summer Comiket in Tokyo last weekend.
Surrounded by the swarm of fans, Enako, also known as “Japan’s No. 1 cosplayer,” reportedly held an event of her own on an open field near Tokyo Big Sight, the venue of the three-day convention.
Enako appeared just an hour or two after a casual announcement on Twitter.
She showed up as Asuna from the light novel series “Sword Art Online,” wearing the character’s “Titania” ensemble from the series’ “Fairy Dance” arc, SoraNews24 noted.
It’s unclear how many attended Enako’s appearance, but the vast majority carried cameras to capture her poses.
After her brief showcase, Enako proceeded to Big Sight and changed into Atago, an anthropomorphized warship from the Chinese mobile game “Azur Lane.”
She promoted the title at the booth of its publisher, Yostar Inc.
The Aug. 9 to 12 event was busy for professional cosplayers like Enako because the Comiket, otherwise known as the Comic Market, functions as a major avenue for the cosplay business.
The event is held twice a year, once in August (summer Comiket, aka NatsuComi) and once in December (winter Comiket, aka FuyuComi).
Enako’s activities before the last day included a sale of her latest photo collection, which likewise attracted a long line of buyers.
The collection naturally sold out, but orders can be made through her online shop.