Takuto Kaneko

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Hyogo craftsman's replica weapons tap cosplayer boom

National May 15, 2016

Hyogo craftsman's replica weapons tap cosplayer boom

A craftsman's plastic processing business in western Japan has finally begun to take off as the exquisite toy weapons he produces become popular with the legion of costume-wearing manga fans known as "cosplayers." Takumi Orii, an enthusiast of the "Gundam" animation series about giant robots, ...