Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore also to compete for the finals
The Nagoya Round of the 2019 World Cosplay Championship has been held at the Aichi Arts Center in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture.
This major highlight of World Cosplay Summit 2019 saw 32 teams competing for the remaining 16 slots for THE FINAL Round — among of them is Team Philippines which performed a scene from the otome game Sengoku Night Blood as historical figures Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
The team’s refined performance has received a positive response from those who have watched the round live on YouTube, according to Anime Pilipinas Chief Correspondent Red Mendoza.
In the post-performance interview, the team stated that they have to execute their performance to the expectations of the locals in Nagoya, in which Nobunaga and Hideyoshi are born.
The Philippines is among the 16 teams who qualified for THE FINAL Round, following other Southeast Asian countries Singapore (Fate/Stay night), Thailand (Fate/Apocrypha), Vietnam (Observation Record of a Self-proclaimed Villainess’ Fiance) and Indonesia (Soul Calibur 6).
The Summit has also released the order of performance for THE FINAL Round which is set to be broadcast on NicoNico on August 04, 2019 at 5:00pm Japan time (4:00pm Philippine time):
Prior to the Nagoya Round, 8 teams are selected during the Tokyo Round at the Tokyo Dome City Prism Hall last Saturday, July 27. Teams from the (Group 1) USA, Chile, (Group 2) Saudi Arabia, South Africa, (Group 3) Mexico, Costa Rica, (Group 4) Australia and France compose the top 8 of the said round.
After the costume judging held last July 29 and 30, the rankings have changed — Costa Rica’s 2nd place spot in Group 3 has been taken over by Russia, and South Africa (now the 1st placer for Group 2) took over Saudi Arabia’s spot, leading to a swap in their positions.
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Post edited August 04, 2019 to reflect Team Vietnam’s representing series.