Japan’s Biggest Cosplay Event Delayed in 2023 Due to COVID-19 – News
Occasion was canceled in 2020-2022
The organizers of Osaka’s Nippombashi Road Festa, which they promote as “Japan’s greatest cosplay occasion,” introduced on Wednesday that they’re delaying subsequent yr’s occasion resulting from issues over the unfold of COVID-19. The employees thought-about a full-scale resumption, however determined that that security and safety couldn’t be assured. Organizers will proceed to carry discussions with native residents and related authorities businesses relating to resuming the occasion.
The occasion was canceled utterly in 2020 resulting from issues over the outbreak of COVID-19. It was then canceled last yr and this yr as effectively. This yr’s occasion was initially scheduled for spring, and it was initially postponed.
The annual parade runs Nippombashi’s Den Den City space (Osaka’s purchasing district identified for anime, recreation, and manga items, just like Tokyo’s Akihabara). Over 200,000 folks attend the outside occasion yearly.
ANN coated the occasion in 2016, 2017, and 2018. The yr 2020 marked the second cancellation within the occasion’s historical past; the parade was cancelled after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. An unexploded World Warfare II-era bomb was excavated at a building web site subsequent to the parade route in 2015, simply 5 days earlier than that yr’s Nippombashi Road Festa, however the parade went on as scheduled that yr.
Supply: Nippombashi Street Festa through Otakomu