The chap on my left is Yoshikawa-san who is responsible for the production of OTACOOL 2 - its his team who does the selection for the book and cover. They also recently chose the OTACOOL 2 mascot too. Everything is finalized and the data is being sent off to the printers. I managed to request that I be removed from the cover just in time ^^; Me being on the cover was causing too much dorama in the cosplay community. Even though all I do is to provide the Mirai Gaia platform to Kotobukiya, cosplayers think that I made the selection, do the DTP, print the book in my house and distribute it worldwide - all on my own!
The latest dorama was a few photographers who submitted photos (without telling the cosplayer) demanding a share of any profit the book makes.
Am wondering if I should get some of the shimapan for you for the next giveaway?
How many of you cosplay or are considering cosplay. And are there some of you who have retired from cosplay?