Cosplay: the pop-culture phenomenon comes back to Kathmandu

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A cosplay artist at the pop-culture convention Otaku Jatra Fall 2022 in Kathmandu. Photo by Suman Nepali. Used with permission. This article by Shristi Karki was first published in Nepali Times. An edited version is republished on Global Voices as part of a content-sharing agreement. On September 17, 2022, over 9000 people — mainly from Nepal, India, and Bangladesh attended Otaku Jatra Fall 2022, a Nepali anime and cosplay festival held in Kathmandu, Nepal. Suki Manandhar grew up in Nepal watching anime and cartoons and reading manga whenever she could get her hands on them. Pokemon, Digimon, …

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