The CosDay² (Short for „Cosplay Day – Day of the Cosplays“) is a two-day Convention centering the topic of Japanese youth culture. The main goal is to create a platform that allows visitors to meet up, exchange opinions and to get to know ever aspect of this very special culture.
The main focus of the CosDay² is contemporary Japanese culture just as Anime, Manga, Cosplay and J-Music. Furthermore even western Comics such as Marvel/DC and the traditional Japanese culture or even contemporary Video games take purposes at the Convention. With this wide spectrum of topics the CosDay² reaches for families, children, teenagers and young adults ranging from 14 to 29 years.
Financial support for the CosDay² is provided thanks to the association CosDay e. V.
Everything started back in June 2004 as a private meet up from fans of the Japanese culture, whom wanted to roam the streets of Frankfurt in Cosplays. Through the word of mouth advertisement and the exchange through social media platforms such as animexx.de (social platform of the Animexx e.V. Association) grew a lot more, than just a simple onetime thing.
Through the quick growth of possibly interested people and the rising enthusiasm it was possible for the CosDay to become an established part of the Cosplay meet ups in Germany.
In August 2011 the once known one-day Concention CosDay became CosDay² a two-day Convention which takes place at the NordWestZentrum Frankfurt ever since then.