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Cosplay Complex

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  • Format: Animated, Color, DVD-Video, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: ADV Films
  • Release Date: June 1 2004
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00018WMOI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #186,647 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Meet Chako and her friends from the Cosplay Association at East Oizuki Academy! They're the hottest new cosplay team in Japan... fresh from a winning streak of local battles, they're set to sweep the Cosplay World Series! Yeah, right...

n reality, Chako and her fellow middle school students are barely able to keep their club alive. Feeble club membership and no adult sponsor might be the end of their cosplay dreams before they can even start.

But don't you dare underestimate this group of spunky girls! They'll survive a barrage of pervy newcomers, cosplay rivalries, costume disasters and dating mishaps in order to reach their ultimate goal of competing in the World Series. The clothing flies as the girls suit up (and strip down) for Cosplay Complex!

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This is a great new animé. It was such an easy idea to make an animé about the cosplay sub-culture, epecially considering how big it is in Japan. It is amazing nobody has done so before.
The animé is cute, and funny, and interesting, and it has heart. I know a lot of guys will get it because it does have, "fan-service," but there is more to it than that. All in all, the main point the animé is trying to make (as I see it) is about the fun and friendship from the cosplay world. Check out this animé if you love animé. Buy this DVD if you love animé and cosplay!
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Cosplay Complex is one of the funniest films I own. Even I did things like this when I was a kid. It was well worth it to me.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9c50fb4c) out of 5 stars 6 reviews
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c51833c) out of 5 stars Go Chako! May 30 2005
By Jim - Published on
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This is a very funny three episode story about the girls of the East Oizumi Academy Cosplay Association. I do not know if there are such clubs in schools but this anime so yay, right?
There are a few things which will either stop you dead, or make you immediately want this DVD. Number one: with all the cute girls involved there are some views of underwear (almost a given in anime). Number two: there is also brief nudity, of the mild sort, in my opinion. Number three: one of the new members recruited really *likes* young girls. This is played for laughs and I didn't find it offensive; it was fodder for some very funny situations. Actually, I am thankful that the Japanese have a different view and it is refreshing to see a female perv for balance. The perv girl does learn a tiny life lesson in the second episode : ) She also experiences a nosebleed which should have killed her when she finally gets close to Athena,the object of her obsession; I still laugh when I think of that scene.
The DVD is suggested for 17 plus, which may be just about right, depending on your standards. I think this falls into a gray area between an R rating and PG-13. You have been warned, however. My advice is to read more detailed reviews at [...] and other websites.
Although extras are not the best reason to purchase a title, there are some annotated sketches, as well as Cosplay Identification 101 to help identify some of the costumes in the episodes, and clean closing, as well as a Japanese opening. The opening theme is bouncy and fun; however, I prefer the closing theme,The Cosplay Marching Song as performed by the Japanese voice actors. It is one of my favorite anime themes now. Photos of real cosplayers are shown at the end of each episode.
This is a highly amusing kind of whacko anime and has very memorable characters. The anime does leave questions(some of them huge questions) unanswered and the strong possibility of more adventures to follow. I fervently hope the series is continued.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c518564) out of 5 stars A tad forced.... Dec 10 2009
By Michael Valdivielso - Published on
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There are tons of anime and manga out there that is now focusing on the fans. The fans of anime and manga have now become the point of many of the stories and this is one of those animes. It deals with, duh, cosplay. Sadly, the humor, plus much of the plots, seem forced. The fan services is all over the place, from panty shots to full nudity. And the voices don't seem to fit the characters.
Now, don't get me wrong. If you are a cosplay fan or cosplayer you may get more out of it than the general anime/manga fan. And everybody loves taking pictures of cute girls in revealing outfits. But this 3 episodes really didn't do it for me. Rent it or get it out of the library. For 17 years old or older.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c5187c8) out of 5 stars A good laughable dvd Oct. 3 2005
By Ronnie Clay - Published on
I really enjoyed the humor this anime brought. It was also very informative about how competive a cosplay can really be. Part of the "Extras" has Cosplay Identification 101. I was able to recognize a lot more outfits after watching it. It also means that I need to watch a lot more anime. The only distrubing thing other than watching girls jiggle and almost falling out of their outfits was the relationship other than Jenny had with Maria's younger sister. Maybe I need to watch more Utena or perhaps Gravitation to fully grasps the situation.
HASH(0x9c518744) out of 5 stars Cosplay Complex June 8 2004
By Trampus Bailey - Published on
Cosplay Complex is one of the funniest films I own. Even I did things like this when I was a kid. It was well worth it to me.
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c518aec) out of 5 stars Definatly worth your time July 1 2005
By AnimemasterBB - Published on
This is the first time I've written a review for amazon, but I thought this title was worth it so here goes

I picked this title up at suncoast and was quite pleased

but first ill start out with the bad:

this isnt neccessarily a problem with this title, but with most ova. With ova's, unlike series, since they are short, you dont get to know the characters as much. But in my opinion this title would make a great long series as well

But on with the reveiw:

This series stars Chako who is in her schools failing cosplay clubs with her friends. Despite not being treated as a real club and no sponser they do pretty well, This story plays out quite well, as well as you can expect from something this short. Most of the characters are loveable, but lets get to the important part Cosplay. If you are a real anime fan, and have seen a lot of anime series, you will love this series. They cosplay about 20 different series in this title, including fan favorite cardcaptor sakura, evangalism, nadiso tv, sgt. from and others, so if you call yourself an anime lover, this title will not disapoint

While the japanese track is better, this is one of the better english tracks

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