July Hyper Japan Details
posted on by Andrew Osmond
The festival takes place at Earls Court (directions).
There are 'Anime events' timetabled on Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon. The anime page does not specify what the events will be, although it confirms that DAISUKI.net will be represented at Hyper Japan, offering mascots, figurines and books. On the games side, Nintendo and Namco Bandai will also be represented.
There will be several Cosplay events. Hyper Japan is hosting the U.K. round of the European Cosplay Gathering (the page is here). Online registration closes on July 16. One group and one individual will be chosen at Hyper Japan and sent to the final at the Japan Expo convention in Paris next year (July 2014).
There will also be COSParade events, which have a page here. Entries close on July 17, with a small number of places reserved for on the day entries.
According to the provisional timetable, both COSParade and ECG will take place on Saturday afternoon, with a further COSParade event on Sunday afternoon.
There is a talk on "Cosplay in Japan" scheduled for 1230 p.m. on Sunday, and themed photo-sessions at the times below. (There are more details here.)
Friday 4pm - General Photo Session (all characters welcome) small stage
Saturday 12:30pm – General Photo Session (all characters welcome) – Outside Earls Court 2 entrance
1:30pm – Vocaloid - small stage
4:30pm – ECG contestants - small stage
Sunday 1:00pm - Nintendo characters (Mario, Zelda etc) - small stage
3:30pm - Bandai Namco characters (Tales of series, Soul Calibur, Tekken etc) – Outside Earls 2 entrance