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Japan's Yearly Cosplay Sales Rankings for 2012

by dtshyk
Jan 2, 2013 1:29 AM | 77 Comments
According to Mainichi, cosplay clothing company COSPA has announced the sales rankings for the year 2012.

*1, Hatsune Miku (Picture)
*2, Steins;Gate, Makise Kurisu (Picture)
*3, Hyouka, Kanya High (Picture)
*4, Rurouni Kenshin, Himura Kenshin (Picture)
*5, Yuru Yuri, Nanamori Junior High (Picture)
*6, K-On!, Sakuragaoka Girl's High (Picture)
*7, Dragon Ball Kai, Frieza (Picture)
*8, Evangelion, Dai Ichi Junior High (Picture)
*9, Da Capo III, Royal London Magic Academy (Picture)
10, Toaru Majutsu no Index, Tokiwadai Junior High (Picture)

Source: Mainichi

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The odd one that stands out is Frieza, but I do see people dressed in Frieza in public events like Tokyo Marathon...

Feb 8, 2013 10:03 PM by symbv

The Frieza one is the only cosplay that shocked me.

Feb 8, 2013 8:50 PM by arabians

emanime said:
That Frieza cosplay made my day :D
That's hilarious - I'm just imagining a bunch of Japanese people walking around with that costume.

Kinda lame for them to "buy" the cosplay outfit instead of making it themselves. I don't care for cosplay, so oh well. :P

Feb 8, 2013 8:47 PM by gigglingidiot

Hello everyone, I made a cosplay video on youtube for guilty crown...hope you guys can check it out. I want to do more so just give me ideas on what you want to see next. :-D

Feb 8, 2013 8:42 PM by BeautifulDeath86

The Frieza cosplay really surprised me.

Jan 6, 2013 3:29 AM by Xushu

*1, Hatsune Miku (Picture)
*2, Steins;Gate, Makise Kurisu (Picture)
*4, Rurouni Kenshin, Himura Kenshin (Picture)

Jan 6, 2013 1:46 AM by Vendetta6th

I could understand dressing up as a Saiyan, but Frieza...really? LOL

Jan 5, 2013 10:33 PM by soulless4now

sute1 said:

Frieza FTW!

Jan 5, 2013 2:35 PM by KKanzaki

God that frieza outfit looks ridiculous.

Jan 5, 2013 1:22 PM by Darkjolly

Makise Kurisu's "costume" is only a hoodie...lmao.

Jan 4, 2013 4:54 PM by tlne

Of course Miku is on top.

Jan 4, 2013 4:31 PM by Sury

Miku! Crush everyone! <3

Edit: why's frieza up there?

Jan 4, 2013 2:38 PM by Aesther

dtshyk said:

*7, Dragon Ball Kai, Frieza (Picture)

Dude what.

Jan 3, 2013 3:31 PM by gutsyGumshoe

I am sensing a huge promotion of the DBZ movie coming up. Expect a horde of frieza cosplayers soon.

Jan 3, 2013 11:09 AM by KhanhCPham

They have some nice stuff on that side. I want that hoodie with Dragon Ball's symbol lol (should be the mutten roshi, probably).

I was happy for seeing Frieza there (old school ftw) but surprised too...

Jan 3, 2013 10:24 AM by pokecenter

Frieza :D

Jan 3, 2013 9:37 AM by Cashdax

That Frieza cosplay made my day :D

Jan 3, 2013 2:34 AM by emanime

Well I thought the Hyouka cosplay outfits were like any other school outfits, so personally I do not see what makes them special. However the Da Capo III uniforms were really cute.

Jan 2, 2013 11:48 PM by Suzune-chan

Hmm These cosplays looks intereting.For me is favorite Makise ^_^ if I see red haired girl with chemical coat+this jacket I think my hearth is going to stop beating.

Jan 2, 2013 11:42 PM by Fertic_CZ

Oh my, the Da Capo uniform is about +700$
That's... expensive.

Jan 2, 2013 9:47 PM by Nachotee