Otacool 2: Ultimate Cosplayers Worldwide

Jan 4th 2010

Kotobukiya x Dannychoo.com x Cure

Tokyo, Japan December 28th, 2009 - Kotobukiya is pleased to announce the arrival of OTACOOL 2: WORLDWIDE COSPLAYERS in April 2010! In collaboration with the world famous Otaku website Dannychoo.com and the Internet's largest cosplay destination Cure, OTACOOL 2 promises even more stimulating and groundbreaking content. In keeping with the same concept of “OTAKU is COOL”, the next volume of OTACOOL will focus on cosplayers from around the world!

In November 2009, Kotobukiya released the milestone publication OTACOOL: WORLDWIDE OTAKU ROOMS in collaboration with Danny Choo. Gathering international media attention, this publication received critical acclaim for its CGM (Consumer Generated Media) approach, where content is created through the Internet in collaboration with numerous fans and readers.

Beginning in January 2010 at the OTACOOL OFFICIAL WEBSITE, Kotobukiya will be accepting submissions for cosplay photos and official OTACOOL mascot illustrations.

COSPLAY PHOTO CONTEST
For a chance to be part of this unique experience, please submit the following:
*Your cosplay photos - Full body, upper body, head shots (2 or more of each)
*Name (including screen name)
*Age
*Home country
*Years of cosplay
*Favorite cosplay character
*Your website link (if applicable)
*Brief statement
*Please do not place watermarks (logos, URLs, etc.) on submitted photos.

OTACOOL MASCOT CHARACTER ILLUSTRATION
Be the designer of the OTACOOL mascot character! Fans now have the opportunity to submit their original mascot illustrations for a chance to be published in OTACOOL 2!

Kotobukiya welcomes all enthusiasts to participate in this latest OTACOOL event!

Book Summary
OTACOOL 2: Worldwide Cosplayers
Publisher: Kotobukiya
Release date: April 2010
Price: 1,575 yen.
Speck: A5 size・128pages・full color

*Please note, by participating you agree and hereby grant Kotobukiya permission to use, copy, modify and make available your submissions to the public for purposes, such as, but not limited to, publication, press and media communications.

Submitted photos, illustrations or information shall become the property of Kotobukiya, and Kotobukiya shall have no obligation to preserve, return or otherwise make available to you or others any photos, illustrations or information so submitted.

For more information please visit the following sites:
Kotobukiya official website: http://www.kotous.com/
OTACOOL official website: http://www.figure.fm/feature/en/otacool/
Danny Choo's official website: http://www.dannychoo.com/
Cure official website: http://en.curecos.com/

About OTACOOL
The first English/Japanese language book that introduces readers to over 108 cool and stylish Otaku rooms worldwide. Capturing the Otaku culture from a totally new angle, OTACOOL showcases a diverse range of incredible Otaku rooms with plenty of in-depth spotlights and special guests.

Featuring internationally recognized Otaku enthusiasts such as Danny Choo and Steve Sansweet of Lucasfilm, the one and only OTACOOL WORLDWIDE OTAKU ROOMS features famous collectors, idols and sculptors with tons of photos collected from around the world!

In stores now!
SRP $29.99
(C) Kotobukiya 2009


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