Released Worldwide: Cosmode Online English Edition

Rising Cosplay Craze Triggers Digital Magazine Arrival

TOKYO, Japan (April 25, 2008) OverDrive, Inc. has released a free preview of COSMODE Online, the digital translated edition of COSMODE magazine. In order to preserve its brand name and stylish design, COSMODE Online has retained nearly all of the Japanese text using rollover text boxes for the English translations.

"Cosplay popularity has been on the rise worldwide for many years and will continue to escalate," said Ted Harada, President of OverDrive, Inc., "but the only big-league cosplay magazines out there are in Japanese. We chose to translate the best one, COSMODE, because nearly every cosplayer I met at the New York Anime Festival knew it and couldn�ft wait for an English release."

"COSMODE Online #000 - The Preview Issue" is a digital cosplay magazine containing detailed how-to tutorials, professional cosplay photos, comments and photos of cosplayers at various events in Japan, cosplay lifestyle reports, worldwide cosplay event reports, and more. You can register to view it free of charge at

About COSMODE Online
COSMODE Online, the digitalized English version of COSMODE, was created in response to the rapid increase in the cosplay culture worldwide. Using cutting-edge technology, COSMODE Online provides a new way to read translated materials without losing the Japanese style.

Born in Japan, the heart of cosplay, COSMODE is a specialized magazine that covers the latest trend in cosplay. Always fully loaded with the news and topics they want to read, cosplayers continue to love and support COSMODE and is now Japan's top cosplay magazine boasting the most copies in circulation.

About OverDrive, Inc.
In June 2006, OverDrive, Inc. was created to spread the "cool Japan" culture worldwide. OverDrive provides otaku and Japanese subculture related news and information to companies worldwide. In 2008, OverDrive enters the digital publishing and translation industry by teaming up with COSMODE. OverDrive's "Cool Japan" web mall provides consumers a place to get their Japanese character goods at Japanese prices.

COSMODE Online #000 - The Preview Issue
Cost: Free
Released: Friday, April 25, 2008

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