New Official Character Contest

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Original Art Cosplay Submissions

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In Osaka, you find aspects of Japanese Pop Culture everywhere you go.
This website is dedicated to POP Culture fans from around the globe that would like to be a part of this kawaii and omoroi "OSAKA-POP”, and interact.

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OSAKA-POP performed on Nipponbashi Street Festa.

See details about the performance on Nipponbashi Street Festa and "OSAKA-POP Patrol Band".
Here!

Announcement the results of the grand prize "Art Cosplay Category" of OSAKA-POP International Cool Japan Awards

"Art Cosplay Category" of OSAKA-POP International Cool Japan Awards grand prize is selected.
The result of the grand prize here!

Safety patrol by original cosplayers in Dotonbori Osaka, March 22 and March 30 !!!

"OSAKA-POP Patrol", organized by some original cosplayers, are going to patrol with holding a placard "Safe & Clean" for making a more safe and clean town.

→ See more details about this event

On stage on Nipponbashi Street Festa, March 21 !!!

We have OSAKA-POP parade and performance on the 10th Nipponbashi Street Festa held once a year at Nipponbashi Osaka, major POP culture town.
A famous cosplayer group, "CosPAfo", organized by some cosplayers who got first prize in Japan and in the world, will perform on this event!

→ See more details about this event

Publish for nominated works for International Art Cosplayer Award of Cool Japan from Osaka Pop!

Thank you for your all applies from all over the world.
Finally 50 higher-ranking prizewinner works chosen by number of votes "LIKE!" from readers will be published above.

→ Nominated works

The date of “Mio & Tsukushi Debut Festival” and press release confirmed!

“Mio & Tsukushi Debut Festival” will be held on Friday March 28, 2014. Don’t miss the announcement of Official Characters! Also, Grand Prize winner and Excellence Prize winners for “Original Art Cosplay” will be published!

Nominated works for Official Characters of "OSAKA-POP" announced!!

We had a screening on February 4. You can see the nominated works for Grand Prize and Excellence Prize.

→ Nominated works here

Submissions for the Original Art Cosplay are now closed

Many thanks to everyone who submitted them. We have received 354 submissions. You can see the submitted works at Submission Galleries of this site . The result will be announced in the "Mio & Tsukushi Debut Festival" and also on this website.

Submissions for the official character of "OSAKA-POP" are now closed

Many thanks to everyone who submitted them. We have received 678 submissions. You can see the submitted works at Submission Galleries of this site. The result will be announced in the "Mio & Tsukushi Debut Festival" and also on this website.

Publish submitted works for OSAKA-POP's official character from Dec. 25

Submitted works for the official character "Mio & Tsukushi" will be published on this website from 11:00 a.m Dec. 25, 2013. (Japan Standard Time) Submission can be accepted until Jan. 31, 2014. We look forward to your entry!
See submitted works gallery

Accept submissions for "Art Cosplay Category" of OSAKA-POP International Cool Japan Awards from Dec. 20

Submission entries for "Art Cosplay Category" of OSAKA-POP International Cool Japan Awards will be accepted from 11:00 a.m Dec. 20, 2013! (Japan Standard Time) OSAKA-POP supports your challenge to the new expression, Art Cosplay you love.
Entry here

"OSAKA-POP" an international interactive website dedicated to POP Culture fans

Now launched!

Hold a press conference

We held an official press conference to announce the "OSAKA-POP" for TV, newspaper and magazine reporters at Osaka Government Tourism Bureau at 13:00 October 31, 2013.
(photo: Executive director of Osaka Government Tourism Bureau, Mr. Kano smiles with cosplayers who gathered for the celebration of the "OSAKA-POP".)

公式記者会見を行いました。

The establishment of the official POP Culture award "OSAKA-POP International Cool Japan Awards"

The official Cool Japan competition, "OSAKA-POP International Cool Japan Awards" is an award created in recognition of the millions of POP Culture fans across the world. It has as objective to recognize the quality and excellence expressed by its fans and to honor the talent of the players and creators. Yearly it will award the world’s finest in each of the following categories*: Cosplay, Figures, Vocaloid Composition, Manga, Anime, and more.
* The award and submission criteria will be defined every year, and will seek entries from around the world.

Worldwide call for entries to design OSAKA-POP's official Character

This competition seeks entries from around the world to design the "to-be" OSAKA-POP official characters “Mio & Tsukushi”. It asks you – fans, otakus, artists, designers, children, adults, amateurs and professionals alike - to apply your imagination in a creative manner to design: “Mio & Tsukushi” a pair of girl characters fitted the image of Osaka from submission page of this site (free submission).
The selected award winning characters will serve as the official OSAKA-POP characters and make their debut, to promote the vibrant city of Osaka and its pop-ness to the world.

OSAKA-POP International Cool Japan Awards, "Best Cosplayer Award" of Cosplay Category (advance notice)

From 11:00a.m December 20, 2013 to 11:59p.m February 28, 2014 (Japan Standard Time) photo submission entries will start being accepted for the "Best Cosplayer Award".
All entries will be visible to the grand public, who will play a part in selecting the best Cosplayer by vote of popularity. These votes will be a contributing factor to the screening.

OSAKA-POP's first international exchange event, OSAKA-POP Festival will be held (scheduled)

From March 21 to March 30 2014, Osaka opens its doors to fans from across the globe to take part in the OSAKA- POP Festival - numerous events will be held throughout the city exposing the multi-facets of Japanese POP Culture - Manga, Anime, maniac fashion, gourmet, music, figures and more. During this time the Award Ceremony recognizing the Best Cosplayer and the creator of “Mio & Tsukushi” will be held, and the chosen OSAKA-POP Character revealed to the public and to the world.

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