Currently located in Tokyo, Japan, cosplayer Mariko joins Anime Matsuri’s V.I.P. guest list! She is part of the cosplay duo Ryu-En and represents Japan on the competitive world stage for cosplay. The duo has achieved various awards from renowned cosplay contests which include 2nd place at The World Cosplay Summit and 2002 Star Wars Celebration Contest. Along with these awards, she has also gained 1st at The Chinese Cosplay Contest and the 1999 Joy Polis Star Wars Cosplay Contest.
With high attention to detail and fabric choice, she has been able to achieve bonus marks on some of her favorite cosplays like Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII and even Mile Edgeworth from Ace Attorney! Who will she and her other half bring to this year’s Anime Matsuri?! Stop by and find out!