Japan Expo 13th Impact - Part 2
After an incredible 12th Impact, the biggest festival for Japanese culture and entertainment is back! Discover the richness of this unavoidable event and enjoy!
As time goes by, Cosplay has become one of the most popular events at Japan Expo. That’s why there are more and more events related to Cosplay, to allow the attendees to have a complete view of this eternal Japanese trend. They can even take part in it! The Cosplay shows put forward the best French competitors, taking part in the parades on a tremendous stage: almost 15,000 people cheering the event and giving a unique atmosphere to the shows! The World Cosplay Summit, co-organized by TV Aichi in Japan, and whose stop in France bears the initials J.E, also allows the French winners to compete with the best Cosplayers on Earth!
In 2012, Japan Expo also welcomes the second finals of the European Cosplay Gathering, a European contest launched in 2010 at Japan Expo which brings together 10 countries.
Yet you do not need to compete with the best to try Cosplay in a purely friendly spirit: in the festival alleys, thousands of fans feel free to disguise as their favorite heroes or artists (Manga, Anime, films, video games and even J-Music!). Every day, Japan Expo is a real show!
And since Cosplay is so inescapable, prodigious, entertaining and – will I say the words?? – so exhilarating and federative, Japan Expo is the first event all over the world to offer such a huge stage, entirely dedicated to this activity, the 100 % Cosplay Stage. Anybody can come and parade, without contest, without subscription list – in a word, free as the wind!
With the creation of the Japan Fashion Days in 2011, the whole of Japanse fashion has pride of honor at Japan Expo. The attendees can enjoy it fully since the fashion of Tôkyô street is the same as the one in the alleys of the festival!
Designers, young designers and the biggest brands of Japanese fashion take part in the Japan Fashion Days. Discover the secrets of designers during conferences or workshops run by experts. Young European designers also show you their collections during the Young Designer Fashion Springboards.
J.E. Live House
Edition after edition, showcases take a greater place at Japan Expo and now in the attendees’ hearts. Huge stars accepted to come at Japan Expo in the past few years, like Mana (Moi dix Mois), YOSHIKI & ToshI from X Japan, AciD FLavoR, AKB48, ViViD, Golden Bomber or the legendary stars of heavy metal Seikima-II!
Now the J.E Live House has become the beating heart of the festival thanks to its capacity of 8,000 people. Imagine the incredible atmosphere in the place when thousands of people cheer their favorite stars together at the same time… You have to experience it to believe it!
Films and Anime
As time goes by, Japan Expo has made a name for itself, even in Japan. That’s how Japanese editors themselves wish to take part to the programming of our video rooms! It is not only French exclusive Anime that we offer, but also and above all world previews of the current Anime market. In 2008, a special montage of the new Cobra OAV was displayed to the public, testimony of an industry of entertainment more and more present among Japan Expo’s associates!
The traditional cultures of Japan and other countries have always fascinated pop culture fans. The cultural stage, where Japan unveils its entire splendor during four days, is the ideal place to attend real traditional shows: Minyô, live calligraphy, conferences, Nihon Buyô dance, and many more!
It is a unique occasion to meet Japanese artists and passionate fans of Japan whose only goal is to display the most genuine aspects of their culture, which is often richer than imagined.
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