PHOTOS: Otakuthon 2016

Last weekend’s animé conference had Palais des Congrès overflowing with costumed fans consumed by Japanese culture.

A cosplay crew at day 1 of Otakuthon

The 11th annual Otakuthon convention, the second largest of its kind in Canada, drew tens of thousands of fans of animé, manga, gaming and related aspects of Japanese culture to Palais des Congrès from Aug. 5-7. Just one month after hosting Comiccon, the space was once again overflowing with ambitious and skilled cosplay enthusiasts.

Below are some of the best looks we captured on day 1. (See our day 2 gallery here and our day 3 gallery here.)

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