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Interview: Mari Kotani, Pioneer of Japanese Cosplay – Origins

Watch the interview of Ms. Mari Kotani by Prof. Ohwada to learn about the origin of Cos-play in Japan!

In this video, Ms. Mari Kotani introduces the origins of Cosplay in Japan, the relationship between Sci-Fi and Anime, and talks about her own experiences of practice and pleasure in Cosplay.

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