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YuRiE: YuRi & RiE
Photo & Video Exhibition of Japanese cosplayers
03/09/2010 06:07

 

 
The cosplay champion of the world comes to Vietnam
 
The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam shares the rejoice of inviting YuRiE, the Japanese cosplayers to Vietnam for the first time to participate in Acctive Expo 2010 and to hold a photo & video exhibition in Hanoi.
 
YuRiE is a collaborative cosplay team formed by two young Japanese cosplayers: YuRi & RiE. They earned the honor of being cosplay champion of the world at the World Cosplay Summit 2009. Their cosplay and performance being Sanada Hiroyuki & Date Masamune, the characters from the game software named Sengoku BASARA, were highly acclaimed by both the juries and the audience in the World Cosplay Summit which is held annually in Nagoya, Japan.
 
“Cosplay” or the dressings & makings up to be characters from various animations, manga and games are the art of the visualization of 2 dimensional images into 3 dimensional figures. Not only making and sewing the cloths, wigs, accessories, but also setting the location, shooting and posing for photographs, videos, are all done by cosplayers themselves. The creativeness and reality of portraying the selected characters are essential to be admired cosplayers, and YuRiE is one of such highly revered cosplayers in the world.
 
In the exhibition, the varieties of such visualizations are displayed in the series of photography and video works at the Exhibition Hall of the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam. The opening party will be held at 14:00 on Saturday 11 September, and the exhibition runs until Thursday 23 September. Admission is free.
 
Besides the exhibition, YuRiE will participate in Acctive Expo 2010 in Hanoi wherein a lot of pop culture activities are packed in one day event held at Hanoi Children’s Palace (36 Ly Thai To) on Sunday 12 September 2010. YuRiE will be the jury of “Cos’Night” in which 5 selected groups of Vietnamese cosplayers make performances to compete each other, followed by the performance by YuRiE themselves. Apart from the “Cos’ Night,” YuRiE will be around the booth of the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam to communicate and take photographs with Vietnamese friends. For more information, please visit
 
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YuRi
Starts cosplay performance since 2008. Being the champion at World Cosplay Summit 2009, YuRi has been invited to Spain, Finland, China and Korea to participate in cosplay events in each country. At the local tournament of World Cosplay Summit 2010 in Shang Hai in China, YuRi took the role of jury for the Chinese cosplayers.
 
YuRi’s favorite works are (but not limited to):
Yuyu Hakusho, Shoujo Kakumei Utena, Maho-tsukai Kurohime, works of CLAMP, works of Ami Shibata, Naruto, One Piece, Gundam W, Gundam SEED, Macross F, Final Fantasy series, Hakuo-ki
 
RiE
Becomes the champion at World Cosplay Summit 2009.  
 
RiE’s favorite works are (but not limited to):
VOCALOID, Hiiro no Kakera, Neon Genesis EVANGELION, Final Fantasy Series, Katei-kyoshi Hitman Reborn!
 
Exhibition information                                                                                                                                              
 
Organized by:   The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
 
Opening:        14:00 Saturday 11 September 2010
Duration:      09:00 – 18:00
                        Sunday 12 – Thusday 23 September 2010
Venue:               Exhibition Hall
                            The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
                            27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
                            TEL 043-3944-7419 / 7420
 
Acctive Expo 2010                                                                                                                                                     
 
Organized by:   Vietnam Social Media Coorperation (VSMC)
                            Animation Comic Community (ACC)
Co-organized by:
                            The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
                            The Embassy of Japan (for “Cos’Night”)
Date:              08:00 – 21:30
                        Sunday 12 September 2010
                             *Cos’Night” starts at 19:30
Venue:               Hanoi Children’s Palace (36 Ly Thai To, Hanoi)
 

YuRiE
As Hatsune Mikuo & Megurine Luki from “VOCALOID Derivative”

 
YuRi
As Sanada Yukimura from “Sengoku BASARA”
 
 
YuRi
 As Ranka Lee from “Macross F”
 
 
RiE
 
  
YuRiE
As Sanada Yukimura & Date Masamune from “Sengoku BASARA”
@ World Cosplay Summit 2009
 
 
YuRiE
As Sanada Yukimura & Date Masamune from “Sengoku BASARA”
@ World Cosplay Summit 2009

 

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