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Time for another Cosplayer Of The Month update…and this month it’s none other than Neko Chaos Cosplay! Neko has done some incredibly awesome cosplays from her sexy Pikachu, Sinon from SAO II, Shimakaze from KanColle and more. Having mentioned Shimakaze, you need to check it out below…it’s so amazing and on point!

creek-140622-222-Edit-X3 Leia Shimakaze

Neko is one cosplayer who always brings imaginative ideas to the genre with a great degree of skill. If you haven’t had a chance, check out her Facebook page (LINK) and I’ve also linked to photographer Neil Creek’s photoshoots with her.

Neil Creek shoot – Steins;Gate: Mayuri

Neil Creek shoot – Bikini Shimakaze

Neil Creek shoot – KanColle: Shimakaze

Neil Creek shoot – Yukata Hatsune Miku

Oh, and to see more of last month’s COTM, Vampy Bit Me!, you can check out more pics on a Pinterest album I made (LINK).

New Section For The Site – Cosplayer Highlights

I love cosplay…I don’t pretend to be an expert and understand the intricacies involved in putting a cosplay together but I know what I like. I’ve even dabbled in cosplay myself as Hollow Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach.


So, what I’ll be doing is highlighting favourite cosplayers of mine or just even cosplays that I think are amazing. Sometimes I don’t even know who the character is or what series they’re from but as earlier stated, I know what I like.

chibi and koneko

I’m thinking of doing it weekly and just seeing how it goes from there. As always, I’m open to suggestion so if you think I should highlight a particular cosplayer that I may not have heard of, please drop me a line: cristian (at) japandaman.com

Thanks for your time 🙂

KanColle Introduces New Ship Girls

Kantai Collection is a broswer based game that has really taken off in Japan. Known an KanColle or KanKore, the games revolves around a of warships reimagined as young girls. The game recently kicked off its Fall 2014 campaign which will run until November 28th, 2014.


More importantly, this new update is introducing some girls/warships. The new campaign is called the Western New Guinea campaign and introduces three new Japanese girls/warships and one German ship. First up is Asagumo who happens to be an Asashio-class Destroyer. Then there’s Nowaki, a Kagerou-class Destroyer while Akizuki is an Akizuki-class Destroyer and then there’s Prinz Eugen, an Admiral Hipper-class Heavy Cruiser. Pics are below so you can get a good look at the new characters. I wonder if these ones will be in the recently announced anime?

KanColle Anime Incoming

Great news coming out from Kadokawa with the reveal that Kantai Collection, or KanColle, has been slated for anime release. For those that haven’t caught up with this title, it’s a mobile game on Android and iOS and by all accounts, is very addictive. The gameplay is a free to play, online card game which features warships depicted as very kawaii girls. There’s also a PS Vita game in the works but for now, check out the trailer for the anime below.

And to give you a better idea of what they look like, here’s Neko from Japanese pop culture TV show It’s Japan, Man! as Shimakaze from KanColle. Photographed by the always amazing Neil Creek.