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NEWS: Japan's Biggest Cosplay Event Canceled Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus




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DavetheUsher



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:19 am Reply with quote
At this rate the 2020 Olympics are going to be cancelled.
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Ryuji-Dono



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:03 am Reply with quote
DavetheUsher wrote:
At this rate the 2020 Olympics are going to be cancelled.


Nah, look at 80 and 84, the US and USSR boycotted the games yet they went mostly unscratched, not to mention it's too early for you to say that.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:05 am Reply with quote
It seems weird people are worried about the Olympics, at least at this stage. The Olympics is not the kind of event that will draw a densely packed crowd like the Nippombashi cosplay parade. Before we get to the Olympics, there are still the NPB baseball season and a truck load of other sporting events to cancel first, and it doesn't seem like any of that will happen. Most things being cancelled are pretty specific to certain companies or large events that has very dense crowding.

Of course, ANN also included an event in Taiwan in this article, which is kind of besides the point versus the countless events in China that were obviously cancelled yet goes unreported.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:50 pm Reply with quote
omoikane wrote:
It seems weird people are worried about the Olympics, at least at this stage. The Olympics is not the kind of event that will draw a densely packed crowd like the Nippombashi cosplay parade. Before we get to the Olympics, there are still the NPB baseball season and a truck load of other sporting events to cancel first, and it doesn't seem like any of that will happen. Most things being cancelled are pretty specific to certain companies or large events that has very dense crowding.

Of course, ANN also included an event in Taiwan in this article, which is kind of besides the point versus the countless events in China that were obviously cancelled yet goes unreported.


Mainly due to international impact. The local anime/game events cancelled in mainland definitely do not even come close to the Taipei Game convention in terms of industrial influence. So of course ANN would prioritize that over those relatively niche events
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:13 pm Reply with quote
omoikane wrote:
The Olympics is not the kind of event that will draw a densely packed crowd like the Nippombashi cosplay parade.


No offense meant, but what planet are you from? Olympic events take place in densely crowded stadiums. (The Tokyo National Stadium, which will be used several times through the Games, holds between 60-80,000 people!) Hotels and lodging throughout the Kanto region and Greater Metropolitan Tokyo will be full to bursting. Tourist sites in the same area will see dense crowds on a daily basis.

And this will go on for at least two weeks!

Despite it's one day size, the Nippombashi Street Festa is comparatively small potatoes indeed.

(Note: I am not in any way saying the Olympics should be or will be cancelled, it's way too far off to make any sort of prognostication. I'm just addressing the ludicrous idea that a one day cosplay festival will involve larger crowds than a multi-day multi-site international sports festival.)
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Greboruri



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:58 am Reply with quote
omoikane wrote:
It seems weird people are worried about the Olympics, at least at this stage. The Olympics is not the kind of event that will draw a densely packed crowd like the Nippombashi cosplay parade.
Uh, come again?
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