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Cosplayer KANAME☆ joins REIKA for SMASH! 2015

Sydney, NSW, April 27, 2015 -- Watch out Japanese pop-culture fans, cosplay fever just got even bigger for SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2015. Following the announcement of REIKA’s return, we are pleased to announce that cosplayer KANAME will be the second guest for SMASH! 2015.

Japanese cosplayer KANAME is one of the world's prominent cosplayers for cosplaying characters at a high level of quality and realism.


Since his debut at Comiket (2007), KANAME has cosplayed a variety of anime and gaming characters. However, it was his portrayal as Final Fantasy VII Advent Children’s Cloud Strife that catapulted him to worldwide fame.

Other notable cosplays include Kurosaki Ichigo from Bleach, Mokuro Rokudo from Katekyo Hitman REBORN!, and more recently, Eren Jaeger from the popular anime series, Attack on Titan

KANAME is also best known for his collaboration with fellow cosplayer and SMASH! guest REIKA. Over the years, they have attended anime conventions together and worked on various duo photoshoots including Attack on Titan and Hozuki No Reitetsu.

SMASH! President Andrew Qiu says the attendance of two international celebrity-cosplayers is a “major milestone” for SMASH!.

“We are over the moon to have cosplayer Kanamejoining Reika at this year’s SMASH! event,” Qiu said. 

“Cosplay is a major feature at SMASH! with thousands of fans turning up in spectacular costumes every year. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans to learn more about the pop-culture industry, and cosplay-making skills from Reika and Kaname.”

SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2015 is a two-day Japanese pop-culture convention on August 8th and 9th at Rosehill Gardens. Tickets are now available from $35 - $55. For more information, visit www.smash.org.au.

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