She swore to protect Ichigo as repayment for all he’s done for her so far, and this cosplayer strikes a pose that suggests “let me protect you. Just stay there.” With that camera angle and expression on her face, the message is clear: Nel is here to protect. Ichigo, who struggled against Nnoitora, couldn’t believe his eyes when Nel transformed into a full-grown woman, the batman costume complete with a Zanpakuto.
Other anime highlights are a section on the works of “Evangelion” animator Hideaki Anno, wonder woman costume adult and “Super Mario” creator Shigeru Miyamoto will premiere in 3D his “PIKMIN Short Movies,” based on Nintendo’s Pikmin game characters. This year’s festival will host a “World Cosplay Summit” for fans who dress up as their favourite anime and manga characters, and leading Japanese chefs will work the kitchen in “Tokyo Cinema Cuisine” trucks.