Japan’s #1 Cosplayer Attracts Massive Crowd at Comiket, The Largest Convention in the World

One of Japan’s most popular cosplayers drew a strikingly massive audience at the summer Comiket in Tokyo last weekend.

Image via Twitter / @enako_cos

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.

Image via Twitter / @dayonesoudayone

Enako appeared just an hour or two after a casual announcement on Twitter.

Image via Twitter / @enako_cos

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.

Image via Twitter / @enako_cos

It’s unclear how many attended Enako’s appearance, but the vast majority carried cameras to capture her poses.

Image via Twitter / @enako_cos
Image via Twitter / @enako_cos
Image via Twitter / @enako_cos

After her brief showcase, Enako proceeded to Big Sight and changed into Atago, an anthropomorphized warship from the Chinese mobile game “Azur Lane.”

Image via Twitter / @enako_cos
Image via Twitter / @enako_cos
Image via Twitter / @enako_cos

She promoted the title at the booth of its publisher, Yostar Inc.

Image via Twitter / @enako_cos
Image via Twitter / @enako_cos
Image via Twitter / @enako_cos

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).

Image via Twitter / @enako_cos
Image via Twitter / @enako_cos

Enako’s activities before the last day included a sale of her latest photo collection, which likewise attracted a long line of buyers.

Image via Twitter / @enako_cos
Image via Twitter / @enako_cos

The collection naturally sold out, but orders can be made through her online shop.

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