Recently, I have released a Tablet and Phone Application called ”COSPLAY SHOWCASE” , the interactive photobook application based on the theme of Japanese Cosplayers. (People who are dressed as manga, animation and game characters.)

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<App name> COSPLAY SHOWCASE
<Seller> Nobutsugu Sugiyama
<Category> Photography
<Date released> May 13, 2012
<Size> 8.5MB (+approx. 800MB for image data)
<Language> English/Japanese
<Price>  (LITE) Free / (FULL) $3.99
<Device> Designed for both Tablet and Phone with over 480×800 pixel resolution. Support for Android 3.X and 4.X.

<Google play URL>
(FULL)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nsp_jp.cosplayshowcase
(LITE)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nsp_jp.cosplayshowcase_lite

<YouTube URL>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj5w6jcG_PQ

<App Web Site>
http://www.nsp-jp.com/cosplayshowcase/index_eng_and.html
<Description>

The favored application from iPad/iPhone, is now on release also for the Android Tablets and Smartphones!! (Support for Android 3.X and 4.X.)
The Android ”COSPLAY SHOWCASE” has two versions. One is a FULL version, and the other is a LITE version which is downloaded for FREE.

Distributing the cosplay culture of Japan to the world!!!
“Cosplay showcase” is an interactive photo book application which enables the audience to view real-life cosplay artists in a showcase that fully rotates horizontally.

Nobutsugu Sugiyama, a photographer active in the fashion and advertising field, has taken the photographs of each model from eight directions. By using CG technology, the audience can enjoy the images of the cosplayers from various directions. The models appearing in this application are real cosplayers playing active roles in many cosplay events. The cosplayers acting out each character with their handmade costumes and gadgets, are of great value.

Main features:
●1,784 photos of 223 characters included.
●Able to view the photos from 8 directions by flicking the screen.
●Able to use the zoom-in, zoom out function by pinching the screen.
(The images are set in High-resolution, which is optimized perfectly for Android.)
●Able to arrange the order of the photos by their character names and titles of Comic/ Games.
●Able to save photos as “favorites”, or delete them.
●Able to arrange, display, save favorite cosplayers and make original sets of combinations (In “Gathering” mode).
●Language can be set in both English and Japanese.
●Designed for both Tablet and Phone. Support for Android 3.X and 4.X.
※This application will take large amount of data to download. It is recommende to use Wi-Fi.

Cosplay photos often have a sexual bias. Photographer Nobutsugu Sugiyama has endeavoured to remove this bias and elevated Cosplay to a form of artistic and creative expression by the use of high-end photo-editing techniques.
Conventional methods of shooting a model usually demand expressing their individual natures.
However, Sugiyama has removed this individual interiority and focused on just the outline of the character.
Resembling an anime-figurine, cosplayers are perfectly placed in a virtual showcase in this application.

“Cosplay showcase” is designed, produced and sold by Photographer Nobutsugu Sugiyama.

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