Anime Expo 2011 Cosplay

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Anime Expo 2011 has brought with it a wealth of the best cosplay the USA has to offer, such as it is, and 2ch is on hand to  admiringly present its favourites and marvel at what it is that makes foreigners such good cosplayers…

Some of 2ch’s picks (including a slew from Ascii):

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2ch’s response to the cosplay is along “anime characters are white and so only whites can cosplay properly” lines:

“I’m so glad they love Japan this much!”

“When Japanese cosplay there are a lot of creepy ones, but with foreigners they really jump out at you. Anime characters just don’t look like Japanese.”

“The reason foreigners are so suited to cosplay is because Japanese anime and manga characters are closer to whites. Although a lot of people are desperate to deny manga and anime characters are white…”

“It’s nothing to do with race, it’s a question of figure. If they were tall and had long legs Japanese would be suited to cosplay too.”

“It’s a pity Japanese have such stubby little legs. Although Japanese are better when it comes to cosplaying little girls.”

“You guys love whites, don’t you?”

“Well, with whites Europeans are best. It’s a question of taste.”

“America and Europe are the same though!”

“If a European heard you say that they’d go spare!”

“Take your pick – from a European cosplay event [Japan Expo in Paris] on the same weekend:”

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“Americans are basically mostly fat. I get the feeling there are still plenty of Europeans with more masculine features.”

“Whites aren’t a single race either, are they?”

“Fourth from the right – observe!”

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“What is Hiroyuki doing there!” [NB: Hiroyuki is the founder of 2ch]

“Rin-chan is cute!”

See also the fruits of Anime Expo 2010.

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