Finally got the opportunity to update the store list. I must apologize for my recent neglect, but I've spent the greater portion of the past two years in the middle east. But I was in Tokyo on business in March so I made it a point to run around and check up on stores. Lots of changes. An entire building was missing for one lol. Lots of closures, but also quite a few new stores. So it balances out.
Seems stores are having a difficult time competing with the Chinese and South East Asian online cosplay markets. Something we've predicted for some time now, but the Japanese market is still competitive. Overall quality of costumes has certainly increased. Japan seems to know that there is little point in challenging Chinese prices so a greater focus on quality appears to be the new strategy and the second-hand cosplay market is thriving.
Summer Comiket 90: Tokyo, Japan
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Last edited by Tsumanne : 04-01-2016 at 01:43 PM.