Documentary featuring UK cosplayers
Article by Richard Perrin (PerrinAshcroft) posted Tuesday 8th December 2009
I don't normally post cosplay related updates but this came in at 1 in the morning and all the more sensible members of the CI team are asleep so here we go.
NHK's TV documentary show "imagine-nation" is broadcasting a 30 minute episode about Cosplay in London. The show apparently includes interviews from cosplayers taken at London MCM Expo including Emily Bastian (Orihime), El Angeles (Rosiael), Ling Duong and Lilith Borgia in their Axis Powers Hetalia costumes who take part in a special behind-the-scenes feature on the London cosplay scene. On top of which they interviewed a bunch of other cosplayers so keep an eye out for people you know.
You can watch this in the UK on channel "NHK World" if you have Sky Digital (Channel 516) or Freesat (Channel 209) or watch a streaming feed on their website. It's going to be first shown tonight, Tuesday at 23:30. And then repeated on Wednesday at 3:30, 7:30, 11:30, 15:30 and 19:30. So with 7 showings you've got very little excuse not to check it out.
We're going to try and get a recording of this ourselves and if some nefarious individual naughtily puts it up on YouTube we'll let you all know. Not that we approve of that sort of thing of course.