Cosplay Complex

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Japanese: こすぷれCOMPLEX


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 25, 2002 to Oct 26, 2002
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: TNK
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, EcchiEcchi
Themes: Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, ParodyParody, SchoolSchool
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 5.801 (scored by 54705,470 users)
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Ranked: #97522
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Popularity: #5201
Members: 11,840
Favorites: 8

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Meet Chako and her friends from the Cosplay Association at East Oizuki Academy! They're the hottest new cosplay team in Japan...fresh from a winning streak of local battles, they're set to sweep the Cosplay World Series!

Yeah, right.

In reality, Chako and her friends are barely able to keep their club alive at all. Feeble club membership and a lack of sponsorship might be the end of their cosplay dreams before they can even start. But don't you dare underestimate this group of spunky girls! They'll survive a barrage of pervy newcomers, cosplay rivalries, costume disasters and dating mishaps in order to reach their ultimate goal of competing in the World Series. The clothing flies as the girls suit up (and strip down) for Cosplay Complex!

(Source: DVD Back Cover)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Takara, Ranko

Inoue, Kikuko


Kugimiya, Rie

Yorozuyo, Gorou

Chiba, Susumu

Imai, Maria

Chiba, Saeko

Arii, Sachiko

Masuda, Yuki


Kimura, Shinichiro
Takahashi, Hideo
Sound Director
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Episode Director
Kugimiya, Rie
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Moete Koso Kosupure (萌えてこそ・コスプレ)" by Sakura Nogawa, Rie Kugimiya, Saeko Chiba, Ai Shimizu, Akeno Watanabe, Chiaki Takahashi

Ending Theme

"Cosplay Ondo (コスプレ音頭)" by Sakura Nogawa, Rie Kugimiya, Saeko Chiba, Ai Shimizu, Akeno Watanabe, Chiaki Takahashi

Dec 23, 2007
ymo (All reviews)
This was...simply terrible. It fails even as a parody. I truly wish I had never seen it. The music was awful, the characters were flat, the animation was mediocre. Was this supposed to be a parody? If so, it wasn't even SLIGHTLY funny.

Save your brain cells and don't watch this.
Jun 18, 2008
Vin-nii (All reviews)
Cosplay complex is a three episode OVA about... well, cosplay...

Story: Cosplay Complex, in a nutshell, is about a cosplay club in a high school. (Can't really say anymore because one little thing can spoil 1/3 of the episode ==)
The story kinda highlights a few main events in a sport anime and doesn't really follow have a logical plot but since this anime is an individual OVA, it does not have to make sense.

Art: What can I say here? This is made in 2002, so you just have to lower your expectation a bit. For that time period, the animation is not too shabby. While read more
Mar 8, 2008
mooman (All reviews)
I´m not one of those otaku fan boys that go up in cosplay and stuff like that, but i LOVED cosplay complex. it had a decent story, a great set of characters and was, for me, hilariously funny. it was extremely well drawn and the scenes where Chako is dressed up in samurai are was incredibly and beautifully drawn. But it could be longer, the story ends rather sharply, with a cliffhanger that doesn´t really make sense.

But it is important to watch Cosplay complex as a story rather than a parody as it fails miserably at being one.

It is an great anime, but read more
Feb 12, 2013
Kuandohan (All reviews)
Cosplay Complex is an OVA series that was set up to have a sequel, but never got one. And that's okay, there wasn't very much you could do with it anyway, it already seemed like they were running out of ideas during just these 3 episodes, because all of them are about a contest, that's it.

The story of this series is about a high school Cosplay club, and they add some new members every now and then. There are some rivalries, a love interest, ecchi, and lots of cosplaying.

The art is pretty good, it's definitely not the standard, especially for an OVA, I could be read more

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